Massive Music: Okmalumkoolkat and Sir LSG’s humble beginnings

29 September 2017
Hard work really pays off.
Careful how you address the two guests on today’s episode of Massive Music. It’s not just LSG and KoolKat, that’s Sir LSG and Okmalumkoolkat to you!

When Okmalumkoolkat moved to Johannesburg, he lived with a friend who was just as interested in art as he was. The two worked together on several music collaborations. He and his housemate were forced to search for jobs after their house was robbed.

The Koolest Malume then decided to put the skills he had acquired to test, by designing layouts and brands for companies during his tertiary years. We think it is safe to say that he got his first break when he and Cassper Nyovest released the iconic "Gusheshe" anthem.

Sir LSG, on the other hand, studied electrical engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. He then enrolled at the Soul Candi Institute of music to learn more about electronic music production. As if that wasn’t enough, he added another achievement, when studied Music Production and Audio Post Production at the Academy of Sound Engineering.

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His passion for music was ignited when he started collecting records. He got his break when producer Ralf Gum heard his song titled "Sax in the City" in 2011, which was released by GOGO music.

Join the two on Massive Music on this Saturday at 10:00, on Channel O DStv channel 320.

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