Next month Durban’s 18 year old production prodigy Hendrik Joerges will release his debut single “Til The Sun Comes Up” on Cape Town independent label Do Work Records.
A proficient piano player since the age of 13, using Fruity Loops since 14 and having record label interest since the age of 15, Hendrik can now finally go to the clubs he has been making music for and see the crowd reactions for himself.
Do Work founder Das Kapital talks proudly about the young producer – “I stumbled upon Hendrik Joerges’ music in 2013, when he was still 17, thanks to the magic of the Internet” he says, “I’ve been playing ‘Til the Sun Comes Up’ ever since its debut at Oppikoppi this August, to one of the most incredible crowd reactions I have ever seen for a new tune. Hendrik Joerges is set to have a very special impact on Southern Hemisphere Summer this year – of that there is no doubt in my mind.”
This single features Los Angeles-based vocalist, Emmie – “I was in LA and the track was sent over to me and I loved the vibe” she explains, “I wanted to write something that could be played on guitar as well as performed in front of a festival crowd. We went back and forth a little and I’m so happy with the final result.”
Joerges talks excitedly about the track, “My debut single ‘Til The Sun Comes Up’ is really a very special production. I started working on it in November 2013 and finished it in September 2014, with over 100 hours project time (time spent working on the track). I went through a hard time in 2013 and the melody that I came up with in this track was a means of expressing and releasing the emotional pain I experienced. That’s why it’s a very special and emotional production for me”.
“Til The Sun Comes Up” will be released on November 2, 2014 on iTunes, Beatport and other retail and streaming services.