Levelz

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Levelz
BornRodger Tafadzwa Kadzimwe
(1989-09-09) September 9, 1989 (age 30)
Darwendale
ResidenceSouthlea Park, Zimbabwe
EducationSodbury Secondary School
Occupation
  • Music Producer
  • Bass Guitarist
Years active2011 - present
OrganizationChill Spot Records
Known forBeing a Zimdancehall Music Producer
Spouse(s)Dev Sando
Children
  • Jaysen
Awards2013 Best Zimdancehall Riddim ( Zimbo Flavour Riddim).

Levelz is a Zimbabwean music producer from the Chill Spot Records fame. He is well known in the Zimdancehall genre for his outstanding music productions.

Background

Levelz was born on 9 September 1989 in Harare.[1] His real name is Rodger Tafadzwa Kadzimwe.[2] He has 3 sisters and one brother.

Personal life

Levelz is married to Dev Sando and the couple were blessed with a child named Jaysen in 2014.[1] The couple live at their Southlea Park home.[1]

Education

Levelz did his primary education at Avonlea Primary School. He attended Ellis Robbins High School and the third term of his form one at George Stark High School. From form 2 to 4 he attended Sodbury Secondary School in Darwendale. He attended Music Academy of the West in Califonia where he studied sound engineering.[3] It was at Sodbury where he formed a musical group called "The Chainsmokers" which however did not manage to record any songs.[1]

Early life

Levelz started his music career at Evangelical Fellowship of Believers Church where he used to sing a play the key board.[1] He began his career as a member of S.E.P.P Records and later found fame when he made his own Record Label, which popularized the Zimdancehall genre.[3]

Music career

Levelz's music production career rose to fame with Chill Spot Records which is located in the iconic township of Mbare in Harare. He is one of the three leaders of Chill Spot and he works together with DJ Fantan and DJ Rhibhe.[2] The three music icons formed the group Chill Spot Records in 2011 although they claim they know each other from childhood. They also believe they have been influenced their entire lives by producers from Jamaica. He is the figure behind the "lelelevelz production" musical chant at the beginning of most Zimdancehall tracks. In 2013, he shot to fame with his Zimbo Flavour riddim which initially featured some 15 prominent artists. After the riddim went viral, the number increased to 150 local artists including some debutants.[1]

Music Productions

Levelz has produced albums for many Zimdancehall Artists, including Winky D, Sniper Storm, Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Freeman, and Tocky Vibes.[2] He is credited as a key figure in the popularisation of the Zimdancehall genre in Zimbabwe. He has produced more than five riddims such as Silent Killer Riddim which featured the Jamaican Artist Kalado. His 2013 Riddim The Zimbo Flavour , released under Chill Spot Records, led him to become one of the best Zimbabwean producers of 2013 and to win a Zimdancehall Award for the best Riddim "Zimbo Flavour".[2]

Riddims

  • Werras Riddim
  • One Clan Riddim
  • Zimbabwe Definition
  • Boss Ndiani
  • My Boo
  • Pure Niceness

Some Songs and Riddims By Levelz

Zimbo Flavour Riddim By Levelz -Complete Medley (2013)
Zimbo flavour MEDLEY PART 2 XXCLUSVE OFFICIAL HD BY SLIMDOGGZ ENTERTAINMENT
MadLevel Riddim Medley Official Video Premiere (Oct 2014)

Awards


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 J. Mbiriyamveka, Levelz Taking Artists To Stardom,Thee Herald, published:28 May 2015,retrieved:2 June 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 , About,Chill Spot Records Facebook Page, retrieved:1 Jun 2015"
  3. 3.0 3.1 , About,Levelz Facebook Page ,retrieved:1 Jun 2015"