Basic Info

The Kiffness is a live electronic act from Cape Town, South Africa. The project was founded by David Scott in 2011. 

The members currently include:

David Scott – Production | Keys | Trumpet | Social Media 

Joining Dave for the Live Show:

Raiven Hunter – Sax | Keys

Mathew Gold – Guest Vocals (when possible)

Past Members:

Mvelo Shandu – Bass (2011 – 2013)

Clem Carr – Sax | Keys (2014 – 2016)


The Kiffness is a live electronic act from South Africa. The project was founded by David Scott in 2011 & has since had major success in South Africa, touring both locally & internationally with a string of successful radio singles & 3 SAMA nominations. Joining Dave for The Kiffness live show is Raiven Hansmann on sax & keys, as well as Mathew Gold on vocals.

During the 2020 Pandemic, The Kiffness became well known for online parodies, satirical content & internet collabs with various people and animals, most notably his remix of “Ievan Polkka” and his collaboration with “Alugalug Cat”.  Since 2020, The Kiffness has risen the internet ranks to become the #1 ranked artist / band YouTube channel in South Africa with over 1M subscribers & 1.8M followers on Facebook.

What sets The Kiffness apart from most electronic acts is their tangible instrumental talent. What’s more is that they are great performers, so crowds can expect nothing short of a huge vibe.

Recent Singles



–   #1 ranked musician / artist YouTube channel in South Africa.

– “The Kiffness – You Say You Love Me ft. Tawanna Shaunte” nominated for “Best Music Video” in the South African Music Awards 2017.

– 2014 album “Kiff” nominated for 2 South African Music Awards in 2015 for “Best Pop Album” & “Best Producer”.

– “Tresor & The Kiffness – Evergreen” was the first 5fm Mashlab to reach the #1 spot on the 5fm Top 40 in 2016.

2017 album “Soul Safari” debuted at #2 on the iTunes pop album chart & 2014 album ‘KIFF’ debuted at #3 on the iTunes pop album chart.

The Kiffness was included in the iTunes list “New Artists for 2014” to watch out for.

– The band has 8 singles that have been playlisted on national radio stations, all making top 10 status on the 5FM radio charts. 

– Where Are You Going was rated as one of the top 100 songs of 2013 in South Africa based on radio play and sales, and was included in the Now 65 compilation CD in 2013 & the ‘Goldfish Organic House’ compilation in 2014.

Don't be miff. Be kiff.