Thursday night, at the Ozone, fans saw the launch of The Rebirth, DJ Sid’s second album.
DJ Sid, real name Sidney Baitsile, finally released a 13-track house CD after years of nurturing his passion for house music since the 80s studying at Howard University in Washington.
The CD was produced through collaboration with DJ Fresh’s Big Dawg House’s operation, headed by Tshepo “Rox” Sikwane, in Botswana.
DJ Sid played some of the tracks from his album, including The African Summer, the first single pick off the album produced by Jimmy Sengwaketsi.
The thirteen tracks that make up the album had been withered from over hundred songs that had been submitted by both amateur and professional local house music producers.
The Rebirth is an effort that emulates DJ Sid’s first album, DJ Sid present P-Side, that popularised local hip hop in 1999 giving a platform to the likes of Mr Doe, Scar, Ice Queen, producers Man-E & Earth and Mr T.
The Rebirth features established producers such as DJ Ski, alongside his prot├®g├®, T-Les, whose track that features Mayhem, a budding vocalist, is billed as the second single.
The Arkitect of Sinewave Productions contributed two tunes, while label mate, Qbio, contributed one. There is also one by newcomer Skit; and a delicious tune by Massie Hule of So Hype Productions.
DJ Sid will be going on a country tour promoting the album. It will be distributed by Small House Records and Soul Candi. The CD should be in all major record stores, including Musica, Choppies and Kgalagadi Music World soon.