His back! SoulCentric serving us the #LunchTymMix today, 29 Jan 2021.
SoulCentric (Shane) started collecting music in primary school. Both parents were musicians so music was constantly playing at home. Record collecting started in 1985, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Disco & 12 inch Singles. In 1991 he landed a residency at a Night club in Downtown Jozi called Harlem Shuffle. The first taste of a big crowd moving to his every beat. Life took a different turn in the following years with Shane venturing into a trade as a mechanic.
Work took on the main focus & being a Dj took a back seat. In the early 2000’s the music bug bit in a Deep way, the 12 inch vinyl collecting resumed & in no time Shane was back in it. Purely through his unique taste in music he developed relationships with Dj’s at the record stores he frequented. These relationships lead to bookings for gigs around Jozi from Soweto, Kagiso, Voslorus, Mamelodi & Tembisa. A pub called Hippo’s Place in Tembisa proved to be the top venue he enjoyed playing at, Friday, Saturday & Monday nights. Shane then became a regular on lineups at a weekly event called Delectable Sundaes at Shikisha in Newton Jozi.
He found himself playing alongside brilliant local & international Dj’s…the likes of Harrel Salcoh boss of then Soul Candi, Clive Bean, Dj Ady, Lino, Dj Claude, Dj Duzy, Dj Fingers, Kid Fonque, Vinny Davinci, Dacapo, Oscar P & Charles Webster to name a few. In the past 10 years Shane has assumed the role as mentor to a number of young up & coming Dj’s & producers alike. Guiding & sharing his vast experience & knowledge of the dance music scene. In 2009 Shane met up with a band Meat The Veggies from Kagiso which seen lifelong relationships formed with Tiko. Bongani & Sol Stringer. This collaboration gave birth to his Stage name “ Soulcentric”. Collaborations that followed brought Deep house & Afro Kitchen Jazz together to create something special & unique which captured the attention of many music lovers. To this day their collaborative sets remain in demand. Look out for upcoming live collabs with Sol Stringer & Tiko. Shane has also become a regular feature on the BestBeatsTv platform. Check out his most recent live mix on BestBeatsTv’s pages on Facebook & Youtube.
In 2018 Shane was offered a weekly show on a Canadian online radio station Deep Roast Radio, which he called Deeper Horizons. 2-hour mixes were the standard, attaining international recognition for his unique track selection, sequencing & mixing. He now provides mixes for numerous podcasts around the globe.
1. Bjak- Deepnotsleep
2. SGVO – Dwellings – (Original Dub)
3. Glowing Glisses – On the bridge (Larry Heards After Dark Dub)
4. Souldeep – Untitled
5. Frederick Alonso – Dub love
6. Coeo – Torrox (Original Mix)
7. Kay Killa – First love (Original Mix)
8. BiGz – Subtle (Original Mix)
9. Evren Fortuna – So far away
10. Thorne Miller & Judd Brown – Every part of me
11. Nico Castoldi – Dream Sequence
12. Dwson – Silent Cry
13. Andy Hart – Got to Go
14. Thorne Miller & Chris Sen ft. Candace Bellamy – Like Honey
15. Marsh – Soul (Original Mix)
16. Manoo & Francois A – Souvenir