This Beat Is Mine! (*) Nastee Nev feat. Donald Sheffey – I’m So Hung Up On You (Do It Now Recordings)
First and foremost, I’d like to warmly thank you for this space you left for us to share our favorite music.
‘I’m So Hung Up On You’, and I’ve got to say how deeply I dig this piece of music. Here we have such a heartful message which singer Donald Sheffey delivers in such a vibrant way. And what a voice he has. With its outstanding atmospheric arrangements bringing it to the next level.
‘I’m So Hung Up On You’… I wish we would have more of these!
Now you tell me why this kind of music doesn’t get the international support it deserves. Hold on, I think I got the answer… Corporatism! Hopefully, we’ve got what it takes in South Africa. As a result, no wonder why we most likely have the most dynamic scene as of now!
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This Beat Is Mine! (*)
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Pretoria native DJ/producer Nastee Nev showed interest in music at an early age. Discovering the likes of Bob Marley, Nina Simone and Gladys Knight by the age of 10 from his father’s record collection. Meanwhile, old time friend Wesi Lefyedi introduced him to House Music back in 1989.
Nev started his career as a DJ playing tapes in small parties and street bashes when he met Positive K. One of the most respected DJ’s in South Africa, the latter introduced him to vinyls. Nev getting his break 6 years later while playing along with K. Most likely warming up the stage with slow jams and Hip-Hop at a pub – the Archie Bold – in the township of Ga-Ranuwa.
He later on landed a residency spot at the club Gemini. There, he shared the centerstage with Christos, Vinny da Vinci, Bob Mabena and Positive K. Travelling around the country to playing in clubs and pubs from then.
In 2001, he registered his company, Nastee Nev Entertainment, before launching his studio where he started producing his own music. His first release – ‘Private Lessons’ – saw the light with 2 remixes courtesy of Abicah Soul and Demarkus Lewis.
Admitting an inclination for Jazz vibes, one eventually found Nev‘s music too deep at a time when commercial House Music was the thing in SA. But hopefully times have changed with the man finding greater following from a release to another. Dropping his debut-album – ‘0808 Sweet Soul’ – back in 2013 on House Afrika Records. The man sitting on an impressive collection of goodies where deepness, delicacy, softness and vibrancy stand as the key words. From ‘Reach’ with Kafele Bandele to ‘I’m So Hung Up On Up’ featuring Donald Sheffey. Not to mention ‘One With The Dance’ along with Robert Owens. And, more recently, ‘Show Me’ with Cacharel.
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