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Tshenolo Mr Keys
Tshenolo also known as "Mr Keys" is a House and Hip Hop producer from Johannesburg, Soweto. He has produced for acts such as Jozimental and Nic the MC, and was featured (back then) on TV shows Jam Alley and Shiz Niz . "Evolution" is his first official release to be listed on iTunes, Google Play Store, Amazon and Spotify. Most recently his works was feature on Poze Radio which is an American online radio station endorsed by the prominent Doug E Fresh. The 38 year old producer is a polished pianist and keyboard player and has previously worked for retail music giant Music Mate as a keyboard/piano demonstrator.
The beauty of the current music landscape is that one can do pretty well without being signed to a major record label, and the gatekeepers have reached complete extinction. As a result there are more opportunities now than ever before. Sitting at Number five on the Reverbnation.com global charts, "Le Groove" one of Tshenolo's releases peaked at number one on loxionhub.com . Tshenolo has a very strong online presence, and subsequent to that he has started a youtube channel named Tshenolo Mr Keys. The channel will be utilized as a platform for selling beats, music production tutorials as well as selling branded merchandise.
He is the artist formally known as Axeclamation and a former band member of the Hip Hop group DrumAddicts. As a youngster he was a team leader of the famous Soweto Street team , founded by the legendary "Thabiso Khati" known in the Hip Hop circles as the Hip Hop Scholar. Apart from the local music hot spots, Tshenolo has performed at the prestigious Emperors Palace. A jazz newbie and enthusiast , he has plans of doing an exclusive jazz project one day soon, Jazzin Around is his first jazz offering and has been received well across all major streaming platforms. Tshenolo is also a father to two princesses (Tshwanelo and Tshiamo). At the moment he is an exclusively independent artist and his music has achieved over 15 000 streams on Spotify.