Awakhiwe TheMusic-producer aka LaSoul is a Singer-songwriter Music Producer hailing from Wynberg, Cape Town. He also does Graphic Design as part of his production work. In addition to having musical talent, he is also brainy and holds a BSc degree in Construction Studies at UCT. He speaks Zulu, Ndebele, Xhosa, Swati and English.
Genre: Neo Soul and RnB
Members: One Man Band
Hometown: Cape Town
Record label: Soulstar Records
Influences: Musiq SoulChild, D’Angelo, Bilal, Anthony Hamilton, Glen Lewis, John Legend, Jill Scott & Maxwell
- Website: http://www.myspace.com/lasoulmusic, http://www.soundcloud.com/lasoulstudio, http://facebook.com/sexymusician
- Twitter: @LasoulStudio
- Press contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 7800
- Mobile: 079 438 9447
He has worked with South African artists such as Phoebe Daniels ( http://soundcloud.com/lasoulstudio/aphrodisiac), Tracy Daniels ( http://soundcloud.com/lasoulstudio/yourspell), and famous 7de Laan actor Sekoati Tsubane (who plays the role of Kabelo), Crushanda Forbes 3rd runner up in SA Idols-2011, and former member of group Jozi named Crazylu. For more of the artists he has produced music for, visit his webpages.
LaSoul is a Singer/songwriter and Music Producer based in Wynberg, Cape town in South Africa. His personal style when he sings is a fusion of RnB and Hip Hop sound to a Neo-Soul flavour. He has Produced music for over 400 different artists from all over the African continent, ranging from South Africa, to Congo, Burundi, Angola, Botswana etc. And some of the artists have won nominations and awards thanks to his Productions. Examples of such are Kibistone of Congo and Landela leBeat ( http://moamas.com/nominees2011). Chris D of Burundi is also another example of an artist from his production who won an Akeza award. In 2012 an album of Chris D he produced, made history when he became the 1st unsigned artist to be nominated for a Kora award.
The genres of music that he produces for the various artists who come to his studio is quite diverse ranging from RnB, Hip Hop, Kwaito, House, Gospel, Zouk, Bongo flava, just to name a few. Apart from producing Music for artists, LaSoul also composes music for Tv programs, ads and movie sound tracks.
LaSoul has been singing since grade school. He started out singing in school choirs and a cappella groups that harmonized under the influence of Take 6, Az Yet, Boys2Men and Acappella. One of the more successful a cappella incarnations was the group, Blaze. They composed new songs or remixed songs into their style and developed a following that supported their musical growth and attended shows at every venue. Blaze went on to win prestigious singing competitions, and of course, the love of the ladies.
Always wanting to promote educating oneself to a higher level, LaSoul obtained a BSc Degree in Construction Studies from the University Of Cape Town. While at UCT, LaSoul enjoyed performing at dinners and residence banquets, weddings and also entertained at many Live shows. While studying in 2004, he became involved in music production. Initially, the production focus was mainly on LaSoul’s original material, but as word spread about his growing skills, people eventually started flocking to him for production assistance.
Upon his graduation from University, the list of artists and Management agencies requesting LaSoul’s attention had grown exponentially and he found himself buried in musical projects ranging from artist demo’s to Independent Artists album projects. One of the biggest projects completed to date through LaSoul’s production company The Soul Factory Productions is the soundtrack for the movie, “Don’t Touch”, which was shown at the Apollo festival in Durban.
To make Beautiful Music