Silvesta Khoza popularly known as ‘Da Vynalist’ is a DJ and Multi-Genre Music Producer from Burgersfort in Mpumalanga who has been ‘making waves’ across the country.

Slivesta began his career by muddling around with the radio at home. Through that, he also learnt how to use a computer and had the desire to know more about it. That’s when he attained a computer and started having interests in Electronic Music Production software.

He began his musical journey from a very young age in 2009 whilst doing grade 7 and has since been improving, learning, mastering and reinventing his craft. Silvesta produces all types of electronic dance music, primarily House Music, EDM and Hip Hop. “I am hardworking and I am focused. Music is my passion. My sound is different, that is what sets me apart from the rest. I work on different genres in one project to bring unique sounds”, he says. He is the founder of Vynalist Records a multi genre label which has signed two hip hop artists namely Lyrical Ray and Kid Blezz.

The talented DJ’s tracks were featured on the Traxsource’s Afro House Essentials and DJ top 10 lists. Beyond that, he is featured on numerous House Music compilations, such as Enosoul’s In2Deep Vol. 2 & 3, DJ Fresh’s Fresh House Flava Vol. 8, Deep In The Motherland by Dino Michael and DJ Christos, House Afrika Sessions 6, DHS Pres. Sole Seduction Vol 1, Vuzu TV’s Hit Refresh Vol 1 compilation by DJ Strat3gy & Tim White, S-Jam-Lunatic Soul, Lady Bonga-Euphoric Sounds Vol 1, King Mshivo-Travelling Tape and Monocles-Signature Album.


Da Vynalist believes that music is not enough to sustain one in the country and beyond. He encourages those interested in the stream of music that they should go beyond music, they should have back up financially. “For anyone interested in music, I advise them to have back up because it does get difficult financially. I am currently studying BA in Marketing as back up because it is not guaranteed that you’ll get a client every day.”

 Silvesta received a lot of attention from major industry brands, such as Tim White (House Afrika), DJ Fresh (Five FM), DJ Enosoul (House Afrika), and DJ Christos. His Album Rare Experience has been featured on House Afrika’s Mzansi House Vol 4 Bumper along with Divine Brothers, Nteeze and Andy and KingTouch’s Albums. He made his first debut on national television channel SABC1 on Show Called Bona Retsang where he was mentored by Dj Mshega and is currently signed to ChymamusiQ Records Owned by Chymamusique.

 The dream does not end there. Da Vynalist plans to use his marketing degree and invest in himself. He would also love to work with NaakMusiq, who is a vocalist and Monique Bingham, an internationally recognised musician.



By Mulondo ‘Pioneer’ Nethengwe 


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