Birthday shoutout: 31 years of Sketchy Bongo!

We doing it ESA style again with this birthday shoutout of South African’s very own, Sketchy Bongo! As you know, we try by all means not to miss your fave celebrity birthdays and today we are wishing this great artist a happy birthday!!

Yuvir Pillay, better known by his stage name Sketchy Bongo, is a South African record producer and DJ from Durban.
Bongo has worked with artists such as AKA, Da Les, Shekhinah, and Aewon Wolf.

His signature is the ski mask that he is constantly seen wearing.

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Yuvir Pillay grew up in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He started producing music from the age of 13. He started off producing mainly hip-hop music, and was influenced by producers like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. He thereafter moved on to producing house and pop music as well.

Sketchy is part of a group called Wolf Pack, which consists of a group of producers, artists, graphic designers, rappers and kwaito artists. Wolf Pack includes other notable artists such as Aewon Wolf and Kyle Duetsch.

Sketchy’s hit collaboration with Shekhinah, “Let You Know”, made the BBC radio 1 playlist in the UK. This track turned out to be his big break, and got him his record deal with Ultra Music.

Singles
“Trill” (2014) – Sketchy Bongo ft. HBK & Manon
“Noises” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Ameen Harron & Sheen Skaiz
“Wild Side” (2016) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Kyle Deutsh & Aewon Wolf
“Falling” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Michelle Ostler
“Shotgun” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Aewon Wolf & Sheen Skaiz
“The Bridge” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Aewon Wolf & Plastic Shadows
“#Dip” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Kyle Deutsh & Aewon Wolf
“Sunlight” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Kyle Deutsh
“The Struggle” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Aewon Wolf
“Paul Walker” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo
“Sniff Sniff” (2015) – Sketchy Bongo
“All About It” (2016) – Sketchy Bongo and Jimmy Nevis
“Cold Shoulder” (2016) – Sketchy Bongo & Locnville
“Let You Know” (2016) – Sketchy Bongo & Shekhinah
“Inside My Head” (2016) – Sketchy Bongo & Danny K
“Moving On” (2017) – Noma Idols ft. Sketchy Bongo
“Just Hang On” (2019) – Sketchy Bongo and Shenfm
“On Fire” (2019) – Sketchy Bongo ft. Yashna

Albums
Unmasked
Dream Lab 9

Main Image: BBC