Scotty Soul


Scotty Soul is a music producer from Durban, South Africa. His interest in music started early, stemming from a family well-versed in many musical genres. His shift from being a mere listener to an active participant began with a foray into musical production after high school. A sharp ear for melody and composition quickly gained him a legion of admirers in the Durban underground hip hop scene.

This prompted collaborations that would see him feature on Durban’s classic ‘Terminally Ill’ releases. Crafting a sound that paid homage to tradition whilst still pushing boundaries; his work spread beyond the Durban hip hop scene, with tracks featuring on Quiksilver Boardriders and Session Skateboarding DVD releases. Yet, it was placing first in the production category of Durban’s only nationally recognised hip hop competition, the Life Check All Elements Battle, that cemented his reputation as one of South Africa’s rising musical talents. Proving this was no fluke, he returned to claim second place in the same competition, the following year.

He has worked with some of South Africa’s leading hip hop artists, including Sake of Skills, Black Moss, Jet Wentworth, Iain ‘Ewok’ Robinson, and Niche Fam amongst others. His inventive production on Ewok’s ‘Higher Flyer for Hire’ was widely acclaimed and the Scotty Soul produced Niche Fam single ‘And the beat goes’ reached the top three of the Yfm unsigned chart.

Not one to be confined by borders, his work has caught the attention of international acts leading to tracks with groups/artists like Black Illumin (Korea), Enterprise (Greece), Dzick (Poland) and Lost Children of Babylon founder Rasul Allah (United States).

He has released two solo beat tapes ‘The Soul that Soared’ and ‘Seoul Searching’ as free digital downloads. He currently works and resides in South Korea, where he has performed at various events and received airplay on numerous radio stations.

This year sees him working on the next installment in his beat tape series, as well as continuing to push out the rousing, soulful sound that has earned near-unanimous appreciation wherever it’s heard.