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Dokte Biography


13 October 2008 No Comment

One of South Africa’s leading Afrikaans hip hop & rap projects, Kallitz, was conceptualized in 1998 by producer and record label owner Dokte, and signed to Mothermix Records in 2004. Dokte passed his Sound Engineering Diploma with 93% in 1998 after quitting his medical studies at the University of Stellenbosch, and has instead been ‘doctoring’ music ever since. Dokte is in the process of launching Xzekutiv Entertainment, a new company which will focus on media production such as music and video.

Since 2004, Dokte has produced and released two Kallitz albums as well as music for various other projects and artists, including music for his upcoming solo projects. The Kallitz debut album ‘Die Ding Ruk Mal’ (2004) was voted ‘Album of the Month’ by FHM, ‘Album of the Week’ by CD Wherehouse and ‘Album of the Moment’ by www.africasgateway.com. It reached No 1 on the SA Rock Digest Album Charts and won ‘Best Hip Hop Album’ at the 2005 SABC 2 GMT Music Awards.

The second album, ‘Dukgesuip’ (2006), produced three No 1 Hits with ‘Wat Gaan Ons Maak’ featuring Steve Hofmeyr, the Cape Town anthem ‘Kaapse Paatie’ featuring Carla Diamond and ‘Suikerbossie’, a hip hop version of the Afrikaans classic.

In August 2008 he was featured on the SABC2 reality tv show 'Jam Sandwich' where he collaborated with Afrikaans rock artist Karen Zoid on a new track called “Good Times” on what was undoubtedly a highlight of the TV series.

Dokte, who regards himself first and foremost as a producer and second to that as a recording artist, has been working away at crafting his debut solo LP, entitled 'Die Kaapse Dokte', and in the process has worked and continues to work with a variety of artists on tracks.
He has also released an 11-track EP album ‘Maak Mekaa Sterk’ as a freely downloadable album on 30 September 2008. Featured tracks include the title track 'Maak Mekaa Sterk', which is a call to all to work together to achieve as opposed to holding each other back for the short- term gain on the next individual, and "Koep n Gatsby", which celebrates the ever popular phenomenon on the Cape Flats.

Kallitz’s stage performances were seen at Levi's 'Rage for the Revolution' AIDS benefit concert, Maties Rag, Stellenbosch Woordefees, the KKNK in Oudtshoorn, the Cape Town Festival, the Worcester Festival, the Suidoostefees, the Rittelfees in Vredendal, the Cedarberg Festival, Aardklop in Potchefstroom, at various clubs and most recently at the Gariep Festival in Kimberley.

Media exposure include ‘Hola’ (Channel O), ‘Unzipped’ and ‘Street Journal’ (SABC 1), eTV News, ‘Pasella’, ‘Morning Live’, ‘Master Magician Wolfgang Riebe’, ‘Jam Sandwich’, ‘Dube on 2’ and ‘Pitstop’ (SABC 2), ‘Dis Hoe Dit Is Met Steve Hofmeyr’ and ‘Kwela’ (kykNET), ‘Hip Hop” (MK89), YFM, 5FM, GHFM, KC Radio, RSG, Hype magazine, FHM, SL Magazine, Beeld, City Press, Die Burger, Die Son, Sondag, Rapport and many others.

The songs celebrate Coloured culture, but the lyrics also point out the troubles and hardships faced by this part of the South African population. Through his solo projects and as an ambassador to www.thebrownfoundation.co.za, Dokte hopes to raise awareness for South African youth issues in general.

Dokte will launch a new website soon; in the meantime, fans can visit Dokte on Facebook for more information.
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