The name TRESOR is now synonymous with the new Pop sound moulded in Africa.
Spearheading Pop in Africa; Multi-Award winning singer and song writer, TRESOR, is set to take the world by storm with a growing fan base already in the U.K, Japan, Italy and South Africa, and having recently brokered a 7 figure multi-year record deal (one of the most lucrative record deals for a South African based artist).
TRESOR’s highly awaited sophomore album, The Beautiful Madness was released worldwide on 26 May 2017. The album received prime banner placement on iTunes South Africa, Japan, Italy, Australia and the USA upon its release.
Venerated for his idiosyncratic musicality and fluid vocals, TRESOR’s new single Remedy, the first single off The Beautiful Madness, has already received a highly positive reception since its release on 21 April 2017.
A number #1 trending topic in South Africa on its release date, Remedy is currently in the Top 15 most played songs in South Africa and has been play listed on key radio stations such as 5FM, 947, East Coast Radio, KFM, Heart FM, Ukhozi FM, Gagasi FM and Umhlobo Wenene just to mention a few.
“I feel like our generation needs musicians of the caliber of Fela Kuti, Hugh Masekela, Youssou Ndour… and that’s my musical mission. Bringing back the glory days of African Pop music”
“As one of Africa’s best song writing talents, TRESOR’s been dominating the airwaves worldwide with his SAMA-award winning album VII, and lighting up stages across the country with blockbuster performances”
– GQ South Africa, 2017
“TRESOR exposes his musical treasure to global audiences… People on social media give thumbs up to a “music genius”… His 16- track album has broken the internet”
– Sowetan Newspaper, 2017
“TRESOR the fresh face of African music.”
– BBC World, 2017
“TRESOR is one the greatest voices of his generation”
– The Legend, Hugh Masekela
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TRESOR (French for “treasure” and pronounced “Trezor”) is multi award winning and platinum selling 2015 breakout singer-songwriter & producer licensed to Universal Music Group under his own label VII Recordings in partnership with his South African based management company Vth Season.
TRESOR’s first language is Music but he is also fluent in English, French and Swahili. His songs reflect a peregrine of life shared by so many on the continent of Africa, but few are able to express their experiences in a way that captures the ear so universally and directly. Orphaned at an early age, he left Goma in the Eastern DRC after finishing high school and headed for Durban in 2007 with the sole purpose of pursuing a professional music career. It was a new world for a small town boy, having to learn English in a short space of time.
Despite the challenges, TRESOR managed to survive earning a living working both as car guard by day and security guard by night. In between the two jobs he managed to hustle his way into the local Durban music scene, linking up with local musicians and music makers and quickly making a name for himself.
He co-founded Durban afro-fusion band Maisha in 2008 and was soon playing alongside the likes of Lira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Freshly Ground, Jesse Clegg, Prime Circle and Johnny Clegg just to name a few.
He was chosen by Intercontinental Hotels Group and Rolling Stone Magazine Africa as the winner of 2012 Holiday Inn Songwriting Challenge.
TRESOR has written songs for Idols South Africa, Heavy K and many other established local acts. He penned two songs for Zahara and also collaborated with the singing sensation on a major song called ‘Limbisa’ and another title called ‘Brighter Day’ on her ‘PHENDULA” album which went triple platinum.
TRESOR released his debut album, VII in September 2015. The album – which he worked on for seven years – featured collaborations with AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil. VII opened at number 2 on the iTunes Albums Chart in South Africa. TRESOR’s Mount Everest (Freddy Verano Remix) music video, a NUMBER ONE airplay hit in Italy and a song that reached number one on the Global Shazam trending list, quickly reached over 1,000,000 (1 Million) views online after its release.
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