WINDHOEK based artist Yahongo Jackson, better known as DJ Sky, is currently riding high from the recent release of his first single, ‘Hold My Hand’, featuring award-winning songstress Teqla.
Detailing the inspiration behind the title of the song, DJ Sky told unWrap.online this week the lyrical content was inspired by everyday situations.
“I come from society, and I live in society, so that helps me to experience and see what is happening in everyday life.
“The title, ‘Take My Hand’ came by default. There was no other title that could fit and describe the song better. It just has that romantic feel that helps you to understand the song even deeper,” he said.
Born three decades ago, DJ Sky started DJing at high school before turning professional after a few years of perfecting his skills.
Describing music as an innate thing, DJ Sky said he started hosting his own events in 2011 under Empire Events, which he founded.
Apart from having years of experience under his belt, DJ Sky has also shared the stage with local and international DJs such Heavy-K, Uhuru, DJ Clock, Afro Da Soul and DJ Style.
So far, the new song has been warmly received by many, he said.
“People love the song and the angelic voice of Teqla just added more taste to the beat, I believe. So, I am very happy so far. It was really a very nice experience and rewarding.
“This was my first project working with her and it came out so perfect. I find Teqla very humble, talented and dedicated. She always just wants to give 100% input. Her voice just warms my heart. She is just an amazing and easy person to work with. Her years of experience as a vocalist and songwriter also made the project very smooth, as it was all easy during the recording session,” he said.
The song was produced by himself, Nasho from House Guru Gang and DJ Vuyo, while his mate from Soulmatic Africa, Afro Da Soul, assisted with the mastering of the song.
DJ Sky recently held the music video launch for ‘Hold My Hand’ at Vivasso Exclusive Lounge in Windhoek. The event was attended by the likes of DJ Chello, Alba, Roxy, Antz, Mdu the Fire Drummer, UpperLife DJs and Afro Da Soul.
“My message to fellow DJs is to always stay humble, deliver, respect yourself and the next DJ but most importantly, remember that you are not better than anyone but better with everyone.
“Take your DJ art seriously. Punctuality should always be the key and present yourself professionally. Always be patient and respect the event organiser that booked you for the gig, they will remember you for their next booking,” he said. – unWrap.online