Here’s all you need to know about our JHB regional winner, PRxFND. Watch the video below, Listen to his 5 minute live show mix that impressed Riky Rick and Master A Flat so much that they put him through into the national finale. Then read the full interview! Well done PRxFND
What is your name, age and where are you from?
My name is Dennis Masilo. I’m 23 and I am from Carletonville
What are doing currently?
I am studying part time. I am studying a higher certificate in legal studies.
How did you fall in love with music?
I grew up in a household where music was played all the time – my parents always had music on and I had curiosity of how the sounds were made. Later my parents bought a PC and it had FLC studio and I used this to start learning how to make music. That’s when I fell in love with music.
When did you start producing music? And how would you describe your style?
I started producing around the age of 15. I took it seriously when I was 18. My style is more ambient and the beats bang, and the drums are heavy, but the style is ambient.
What inspires the music you make?
I draw my inspiration from visuals, then make a beat. I will watch music videos and turn the sound off, then create a beat based on the video I see. I can create 5 beats for one video.
What was your first thought when you received the call from Rémy Martin, letting you know that you were through to the regional finals?
Geez, I did not know who to tell first. My family does not like this music thing so I did not know how they would react about it. But I was very excited!
How does it feel to have the opportunity to work with Riky Rick?
Riky is on my bucket list of artist I want to work. He is my favourite performer, so getting a chance to see him perform one of my tracks would be amazing.
How do you feel about performing on 26th of July in front of a live audience?
Uh, damn, I am not really a performer. I am always in the studio, so I am a little nervous and anxious.
What can people look forward from you on the night?
I will showcase my versatility, that’s what the crowd can expect.
The next week is going to be a big one for you, what are you looking forward to most?
The whole experience. I am trying to find that one piece of advice that’s going to make me last as a producer and assist me with my craft. This is an amazing opportunity and I feel blessed.
What social media platforms are you active on and what are your handles?
Twitter – @PRxFND
Facebook – PRxFND
Instagram – @prxfnd