DJ, producer, sound engineer and all-round guinea pig for 94.7’s Breakfast Xpress, Vin Deysel has been in the music industry since he could hold a pair of headphones and is still as crazy about music today as he was back then!
Growing up, Vin preferred to spend his free time helping out with the family music business and, as a teenager, DJing at clubs and other events. After running the production department at a community radio station, he took on the role of head sound engineer for SAB’s Gig Rig, engineering for some of SA’s biggest bands.
From there he moved on to 94.7 Highveld Stereo and soon began making mixes for Alex Jay’s ‘Six in the Mix’ show. Becoming a great hit, Vin’s mixes sparked the idea for a Saturday night party show – 94 Hits in Row, which is compiled and mixed by Vin, and broadcast on 94.7 and 94.5 Kfm in the Cape. The release of his first 94 Hits in a Row Volume 1 CD was a huge success, hitting gold in just a few weeks. 94 Hits in a Row Volume 2 was released a year later, nearly doubling in CD sales.
Vin’s Vital Friday Mix is now a permanent feature on the Breakfast Xpress every Friday morning, and he still does a special mix for the legend – Alex Jay.
A talented remixer, Vin has worked with various South African artists, remixing tracks for Locnville, Flash Republic and Zebra & Giraffe, to name just a few.
Mixing and mastering the Ministry of Sound albums in SA is a real honour for Vin, and he has also had a lot of fun working on many other CD launches in the country.
This year he is releasing his own CD ‘Vin Deysel Presents Wiki Mix’ – sure to be one of the biggest party albums of 2011!