By Nikita Da-Cunha
Born and raised in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tresor was orphaned at an early age and faced may challenges throughout his life. This did not stop him from following his musical dreams! In 2007 he moved to Durban to pursue his musical career. In order to make a living, Tresor worked as a car and security guard within the city.
In between those jobs, he was chasing his dreams of becoming a musician within the city. Through hard work and determination he managed meet – and link up – with Durban-based musicians and made a name for himself within the music industry. Today, Tresor is a multi-award winning, platinum artist in South Africa. Talk about a success story!
The Rising Star:
The South African – based Congolese musician has won best pop album of the year and has grown a fan base internationally including countries like the U.K, Japan and Italy. He has also become a brand ambassador for a few brands which include: The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The United Refugee Agency. He has recently collaborated with FORD as he designed and produced the soundtrack to their campaign “A Journey Extraordinary”.
Mount Everest (Freddy Verano Remix) music video reached over 1 million views online after it’s release! Tresor has also collaborated with award winning artists such as The Soil, Beatenberg and Khuli Chana!
The Lastest Hit: ‘Electric Night’
Tresor is taking the music industry by storm as he has released another song from his latest album ‘Nostalgia‘ and it is one of the hottest songs in South Africa at the moment! The singer continues to take us on his nostalgic upbringing by releasing his first single from his album titled ‘Electric Night’ which features popular South African rapper AKA!
The song is inspired by an 80’s disco track. It makes you want to get down and groovy with your besties! ‘Electric Night’ is definitely a song to add to your playlist whether it be on your Spotify or iTunes playlist – we think you should add it to both because it is FIRE FIRE!
In a short statement, Tresor went on to share his excitement on the release of the single, Electric Night “I am excited to, once again, share the magic AKA has made with this electrifying song. When I approached AKA for the collab, he immediately said let’s do it! And we both started crafting what we believed would be a time lapsing song that reminded us and our fans of what we grew up vibin’ to at 80’s disco’s and parties. We had so much fun making this song and the video and I can’t wait for everyone to experience Electric Night.”
The singer has also released a teaser video for the latest hit ‘Electric Night’ that will be dropping this week! Check it out here:
We were lucky enough to steal Tresor for a few minutes and ask him a few questions about his musical career, personality and hobbies!
1. Who has inspired you throughout your musical career?
I am inspired by Hugh Masekela ,Fela Kuti ,Papa Wemba and Michael Jackson
2. Who is your favourite SA designer?
There are quite a few but has to be Raphael Mukendi ,Nandi Mngoma and Rich Mnisi.
3. What is your favourite hobby?
Off road driving is my currently favorite hobby!
4. What advice could you give to up and coming musicians in South Africa?
My advice is stay true to yourself, be unique and go for all your dreams with no fear. Through it all make sure you having the best time of your life!
5. Which South African artist would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I think I have done most of my collaborations in SA…next possibly Shekhinah, Black Coffee , Sjava and Anatii.
6. Where will you be performing next in CPT?
There are quite a few shows coming up in Cape Town. You just have to stay tuned on my Instagram account @tresorofficial for all the show dates.
The New Album: Nostalgia
The full album will be released by Tresor on the 25th of January 2019. His new album Nostalgia is also available for pre-order here so do yourself a favour and pre-order the album today because it is one of the biggest and hottest albums in South Africa at the moment!
We want to know what your favourite song is by Tresor? Let us know in the comments below!