Chit chat with DJ turned businessman Kotin

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Siyabonga Mduduzi Zikode, aka DJ Kotin, has gained huge respect for his ability to rock the crowds at outdoor events and for his club DJ skills. Siyabonga was born July 7, 1984 and grew up in Mandeni, North of KwaZulu Natal.

After school he moved to the East Rand (Spruit view). On completing his studies in 2006 he returned to KZN but settled in Durban and assisted in the family business.

It was in this period that he met renowned Durban producer, Alcapoem and well-known Kwaito Artist/Producer, Sosha. He started visiting the producers during his lunch breaks and in the evenings after work to sit with them in studio. It was here that his passion for music was nurtured and his career as a DJ began. His stage name was also given to him by his friends.

“The crew started calling me Kotin (Cotton), referring to my smart dress sense. So, when I got interested in deejaying we saw it fit that I adopt the name DJ Kotin as Kotin was already my alias”

says DJ Kotin.

DJ Kotin has developed a large following, both in KZN and around the country as he is gaining a reputation for his carefully curated and well thought out sets which enable him to cut across the race barriers on the Dance Floor.

He debuted with un-arguably one of the best tracks at the time “Ngincamela Wena”, which enabled him to achieve national recognition and stardom.

Kotin keeps in touch with well-known DJ’s and Producers which enables him to be among the first to have new releases and future hits ahead of time. The birth of Kotin records saw the introduction of Sithelo the DJ, the first lady and artist Kotin Records.

Kotin is not just an entertainer but a business man in his own right. Having toured the country, playing on the stages of most major festivals all over the South Africa and Southern Africa, Kotin returns to the airwaves with his latest single offering “THANDO” featuring SNEIZEY.

The single is already receiving positive reviews and radio play across South African broadcast. 2020 has proven to be even a better year for him as a dj/artist, a producer and a businessman.

He has signed top class artists and producers to expand the Kotin Records family.i.e. Sneizey, Costah Dolla, Andile Mpisane and drama Drizzy.

Four of his artists have released chart topping tracks that have dominated the airwaves and all of them have been released with music videos.

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