Coke Studio Africa 2019 in-house producer, Young DLC has teamed up with Shinsoman and dropped a potential chart topper simply titled Zvane Musiyano.
22-year-old Darlington Chikwewo aka Young DLC is a high flying, multi-talented and in-demand South African based Zimbabwean electronic dance music producer and DJ, well known for being Coke Studio Africa in-house Producer (2017 & 2019), amusic TV he produced for, from Nairobi, Kenya.
Young DLC is based in Pretoria, where he is signed to Sony ATV as a composer and songwriter.
Through Coke Studio Africa, Young DLC has worked with heavyweights like Patoranking (Nigeria), Olamide (Nigeria), AKA, Shekinah, Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Kiff No Beat (Côte d’Ivoire), Rayvanny (Tanzania)
Kaligraph Jones (Kenya), Nasty C (SA), Runtown (Nigeria), Mr Bow(Mozambique), Liloca, Jami Band, Sami Dan, Laura Beg, EddyKenzo (Uganda), and so many more artistes that feature on the show.
The 22 year old “rockstar producer to look out for” as some like referring to him in the industry, started making music when he was 9, taught by his father, a producer in his own right who owns Hatfield based VOJ studios back in Zimbabwe. DLC is studying towards a degree in Music.
During his Zimbabwe Radio Tour in January 2019, Young DLC did promise to work with a couple of Zimbabwean artists.
The first artist happens to be Shinsoman, a popular Zimbabwe reggae/dancehall artist who came to prominence in 2013 with his hit song “Mawaya
Shinsoman is also affectionately known as the “Dancehall Father” mainly due to the reference to the term in his song “Pool Party.”
Shinso once featured on Sanii Makhalima’s smash hit “Zvachose”. The collaboration gave him the much-needed exposure that many people began to notice.
The dancehall sensation went on to be signed by Heshi Mufeshi Records. Under the label, Shinsoman released hits singles “Mawaya Waya” and “Bata Panorwadza”.
It is his unique husky voice that made him a force to reckon with in the tightly contested Zimbabwe dancehall genre. Shinsoman broke new ground by becoming one of the few dancehall chanters to sing alongside a live band. He unveiled his band in March 2014.
Speaking about this collaboration, Shinsoman said he looks forward to his new working relationship with young DLC to grow his footprint into the African market.
Young DLC’s manager, Tendai Joe said,” We are always watching what is happening back in Zimbabwe. There is potential to do more with Zim artists and we are impressed by professionalism exhibited by Shinso whilst recording this song.”