He has worked, produced/co-produced/written albums and hit records for and overseen careers of many South African artists including Bucie, S.h.a.n.a, Demor, Thembi Seete, Lebo Mathosa, DJ Christos, Lvovo Derrango, Zakes Bantwini, Zano, Sticks &Stones SA, Dj Sun-EL, Les-Egos, Oristocratic, Nontu Xulu, Dj Sdoko, Mafikizolo, Dj’s @Work, Proffessor, Dj Cyndo, Joocy, DJ Tira, Black Coffee, Shota. He is credited as one of the pioneers of the afro inspired sound in SA house music.

Demor began as a member of a Mooi River cultural group The Chosen Few led by the late (Peter Sokhela) and ZAMA by (Pastor Winston Jackson) a reconciliation Band in the early 90’s. Touring the former model C and private schools such as Treverton College, Hilton High. 

Demor’s early production/songwriting and beat making was mostly for the then up and coming artists and fellow music students at technikon natal (DUT) such as Swazi Dlamini, Nqubeko Mbatha, Xolisa Gqoli, Mondli Ngcobo. Change is a song Demor Produced and co-Written by Swazi and Xolisa Dlamini that won a Metro FM and Coca cola songwriting competition hosted by Vusi Lestualo it ended up on Xolisa’s debut album. Demor won the Hansa Pilsner/Metro FM and Sony Music songwriting competition again alone in 2002 with a song entitled Uthando Lwethu. Sifanele is another song Demor wrote with Nqubeko Mbatha that won the Hansa Pilsner/Metro FM and Sony Music songwriting competition spearheaded by Lindelani Mkhize.

While a student at Natal Technikon (DUT) in charge of the recording studio and doing his final year, new students were attracted to the studio producing life and always asking Demor for studio time and this is how he met Black Coffee and Shota and formed a production crew and a band called SHANA (Simply Hot And Naturally African) under the guidance of the late Busi Mhlongo who introduced them to the then UK Based record label (Melt 2000).


Demor introduced African traditional singing to his new band Shana mainly inspired by his upbringing by his sangoma grandmother. Shana released their debut EP (Shende Lami) and became superstars in KZN with their mixture of dance, kwaito and African inspired sound. After graduating for a music diploma, Demor moved to Johannesburg and made his first big production collaboration with DJ Christos on various projects. This was a breakthrough for him as other big names started going after his skills.

Demor Sikhosana alongside DJ Christos and SHANA is often credited with revitalizing the late Lebo Mathosa’s career because of his contributions on the super star’s 2004 masterpiece Drama Queen album. Not only did Demor lace the Keys and beats to Lebo’s album (Drama Queen) was also responsible for the now legendary Afro inspired sound and lyrics that marked the “Diva’s come back” Demor and Shana had a great producing and releasing hits such as Benga feat Lebo Mathosa, Ungiphulinhliziyo, Uyangichomela, Out, Umuhle, Molo Sweetie, Beautiful girls, Umjolo. Having successfully launched Shana with his crew, Demor was approached by a fellow music student Zakes Bantwini to record his newly discovored kwaito artist Lvovo Derrango , he agreed and they recorded a kwaito game changing debut album for Lvovo  (Resister)

 

 In 2006, Demor met up with a young artist named BUCIE (Busisiwe Nqwiliso)and signed her up on his newly formed record label DEMOR MUSIC and Demor Music Publishing. He produced and released Bucie’s debut album (Rockstar) where he churned out big hits such as Ngicel’indoda, Turn me on pre-production a collaboration between (Bucie and Black coffee) second album (TURN ME ON) Your Kiss, He is Da man, I need you, Angiyi ndawo, Jungle feat Bongo Riot, Get Over It, Not Fade. and many more Bucie Hits. 

Demor toured the world with Bucie (New York) where he oversaw the collaboration and recording with Louie Vega (Angels are watching me), NYC Demor also met up with Wayne Williams who is A&R at Sony Music for future work relationship, Bucie under Demor’s guidance toured UK, Angola, Paris, Cannada to mention but a few

He Co-wrote and played keys on a smash hit Easy to Love produced by Heavy-k, co-wrote another hit Shela. Demor oversaw the final album with Bucie (Princess of house ii) that got many award nominations (Metro fm, MTV Base, Channel O and won the SAMA award for best female in 2015. In 2013 Demor Sikhosana released his debut solo album (The Real Me) The One is a smash hit single by Demor featuring Bucie, Zakes Bantwini co-produced by Black Coffee. Angel-feat DJ Tira and Big Nuz Under Pressure produced by Demor’s protégé Sun-El.

Please listen to our current single Cliche ft Sun-El, Les Ego and Nontu X