In the third person…cause I was told I have to 😛
Silas moved to Queenstown in the Eastern Cape soon after his birth where he stayed until the age of 5. He then moved to East London where he completed matric in 2007. He went on to study physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 2008 before moving to Johannesburg in 2012 to pursue his physio and music dreams.
Silas has a brief classical background in the violin. He played in various orchestras during his school years. Silas knew early on that his passion lay in music, but not necessarily in the violin. In 2007 he got a hold of a copy of Reason 3. With no formal training he began creating music every day. The joy he got from creating new beats was enough to let him know that this is what he wanted to focus on for the rest of his life.
In 2010 he had a chance encounter with PdotO and Jlawless via Facebook. They released a song called Matter of fact that paved the way for future collaborations. Later features from Nick Explicit, Gingerbread man, Morale, Ras and extensive work with PdotO and Jlawless resulted in nationwide promotion of Silas’ craft. His biggest feature to date is with Blaklez with a song called Casino. Silas continues to create music for artists and companies like adidas, Orlando Pirates and Markham.
In 2014 Silas created a website and blog called www.silasbeats.info where he breaks down the intricacies of succeeding in the music industry. Boasting more than 100 informative posts and over 200 000 views of the blog, it has slowly become a guide for upcoming artists looking for industry-specific assistance.
With a solid foundation in social media marketing, website design, music production and networking strategies, Silas believes that any artist/producer can make a success out of their music career with the correct work ethic.