DSK ON THE BEAT
David Stephane Konate popularly known across French speaking West Africa and in France just as DSK on The Beat is an acclaimed music producer originally from Ivory Coast. Based in Paris, France, DSK is responsible for the production of hit songs from artistes like Confirmer, Limo and Dj Arafat. DSK’s expertise as a producer has seen work on chart-topping songs such as Baka on C’est Correct and Ayven on Calmer le Jeu.
This year, DSK makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa. On the fourth season, he brings his acclaimed midas touch to the production, working working on producing the following artist pairings: Yamoto Band (Tanzania) and Lij Michael Faf (Ethiopia); Falz (Nigeria) and Joh Makini (Tanzania) and Rema Namakula (Uganda) and 2 Baba (Nigeria). He says of his experience working with various African artistes on the show, “It’s been great. It’s not easy but it’s a process that came naturally to me. My highlight was when I saw the artistes performing the songs I produced on the show live. I loved it!”
It wasn’t easy to establish himself as a top African producer in Europe. It has been a long journey for DSK. After completing his studies at the European Business School in London four years ago, he worked initially as a sales assistant for leading international fashion brand Versace in 2013. His dedication and overwhelming passion for music is what made him leave the fashion world to concentrate on music. Today, music has seen him rise to become a double platinum music producer with one of the global leaders in Music Publishing, Warner in France.
Born and raised in Ivory Coast, DSK’s passion in music production was ignited nine years ago. He continues to break boundaries and building on his international recognition. DSK believes that, “Music is the art of arranging and putting sounds in order.” He is now looking forward to work with more artistes from East Africa. He confirms that Eddy Kenzo will be his first collaborator on upcoming projects. SDK confirms that he will be releasing his own songs in the upcoming months, adding a shocking element, “I used to be a rapper myself.”