Pretoria – Avic Tim already has several hits behind his name, but the Limpopo musician is not resting on his laurels.
âI’m not yet where I want to be in music. My plan is to use every opportunity that comes my way. Where there is no opportunity, I want to create it and make sure I market my music well until it reaches the target audience, âhe said.
Born Edmo Sehlagamele Makoti to Ga-Mphahlela in Lebowakgomo, he is known on the South African music scene for his retro sound.
âThe main goal that led me to venture into music is to create timeless sounds to heal hearts and inspire brave minds.
âI describe the kind of sound I make as the fusion of what made people dance then with what makes people dance today.
âIt’s more between the different generations.
âI also bring new ideas to electronic music as it evolves. “
Avic Tim is a self-taught musician “who puts forward a different element and a unique interpretation through house music”.
“My music was primarily inspired by the uniqueness of the late Kgothatso Mabeba (Ryder Five02) in terms of consistency and still providing a timeless sound that had been a voice for Limpopo over the years of tribal music.”
Avic Tim said that for him music plays a huge role in people’s lives. âIt’s our voice; it makes a statement and creates awareness of the world around us.
âLimpopo is fortunate to have talented musicians. We draw inspiration from ourselves for the music. Whatever sound I make or don’t make, or the message I don’t convey as an artist, the next guy will fill the void. In short, music is part of who we are.
When asked where he got his inspiration from for his music, he said âmy neighborhoodâ.
âAlso from fellow producers in the province. It’s inspiring to see them or to see the audience shaking in front of the music. I also listen to my friends, which makes me grow as a musician and producer.
Avic Tim released his latest Hang Awt EP project in April via the Obs Media label on all digital platforms.
On the project, he worked with LuToniq Soul on one of the songs, and overall the whole EP is a blessing, according to the producer.
He said he had been well received by people and that there had been good returns from DJs such as Slaga, TimAdeep and KnightSA89, to name a few.
Prior to that he released the single 5 Underground alongside LaErhnzo & TooZee, DJ Nar-SA and LuToniq Soul which turned out to be a huge hit.
The single premiered in France where it aired on the radio for four weeks and also topped the charts on the Radio Kaos Caribou show hosted by Musiqworks weekly.
Regarding the future of music in the country, Avic Tim said it was sad that South Africans have not yet fully migrated to digital music.
âI would say only two in 10 music lovers buy digitally in stores. Some prefer direct purchases.
âI think over time they will adapt. We should just be patient.
He gave an example of the Amapiano genre, which took South Africa and the continent by storm. âAmapiano represents the cantons; it’s popular and pushes us in other genres to work hard.
âAmapiano artists and producers have raised the bar. They inspire us all to work hard and push our music. “
âI have a lot of new music to give this year. Hopefully this will be enough to end the year on a high note.
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