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@Khandacoolcommunications introduces Clift Thomas ft Zandi “You been on my mind”.
I had an opportunity to listen to this track while driving to Melville with a friend, and I immediately told him that this is going to be club banger, it’s a given! This is just a teaser of what you can expect.
Full track will be released first week of May.
Make sure you don’t miss it. Follow @khandacoolbiz on twitter for more details.
In partnership with the British Council Connect ZA and Okayafrica, South African beats platform Weheartbeat and Cape Town’s Assembly Radio are hosting a two-city tour for the Scottish alt-rap heavyweights, in a never-before witnessed salutation to the boundless experiences and opportunities contemporary live music can create.
The couch sessions are free to attend and will give you the chance to sit down with these groundbreaking artists. Set in a relaxed intimate setting, the meet and greets will be facilitated by Live SA and Livity Africa founder Gavin Weale.
“For Weheartbeat this undertaking is the first of its kind, so collaborating with an alternative hip hop act and juxtaposing their grimy UK sound with the Afro-futuristic elements of South Africa is going to be very exciting,” says Dominique Soma, founder of Weheartbeat.
Young Fathers member Alloysious Massaquoi says: “I get the sense that SA is way ahead of the rest of the world and making much more exciting music than anywhere else. I’m still in disbelief that the music isn’t taking over everywhere. But I believe it should have the opportunity to do that.”
“People in the West often see Africa as a place where only bad things happen, you know, ‘the dark depths of Africa’, when in fact people’s lives are as mundane or as joyful as anywhere,” adds fellow member G Hastings. “I’m hoping to embrace the music, take some inspiration, because from what I’ve heard, it sounds like a dream musically… we try and do this everywhere we go but I’ve got a feeling that South Africa might be a special place.”
The meet and greets will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday 26 February 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at Live SA’s Braamfontein offices and in Cape Town on Monday 2 March from 6.30pm till late at Yours Truly. Free entrance, however you must reserve your place with Live SA http://livemag.co.za/meet-greet-session-young-fathers-invade-sa/.
Young Fathers will play live shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 27 and 28 February alongside some of South Africa’s best in live music, including SAMA winner Card On Spokes, Digital Maskandi artist Mashayabhuqe Kamamba and brand new work from future-sound high-rollers Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim featuring Mr Sakitumi, BIG FKN GUN and A Million Things (Tiago Correia-Paulo of 340ml and Tumi & The Volume-fame.)
LIVE EVENTS & TICKETS
XOXO see you there 🙂
How You Feeling brings you yet another exciting installment of House Music Comes Alive. After a very successful launch, which was graced by the best in deep house culture, the second sermon of #HMCA returns on 6th December 2014.
House Music Comes Alive is taking place at ‘Some Roof Top’ situated at 162 Anderson Street in Jozi.
The line up returns with Michael G, one half of the G Family, and Phonigenic CEO of Ogilvy Mather, affirming their vinyl residency.
The line-up will also be graced by 60 Hertz from Pretoria, who gained recognition for their massive hit Capricorn in 2011. Jazz Meloz – the young, musically diverse band from Tembisa – will collaborate with the mighty Jerah, and will perform tracks such as Mma Wee and Searching from the Soulcandi Sessions 2 release.
But wait, there’s more! Soulistic Music’s Sai and Ribatone will also be launching their new single at the event. Talented music producers Sculptured Music, Deep Xcape and new kids on the Block Melo Soul will also perform every single LIVE. No compromise.
Alongside the cream of house music crop, the event will also feature QB Smith. The London native, who is now residing in SA, will dabble in bits of vinyl. Those of you who thought vinyl was dead…? QB has something in store for you.
House Music Comes Alive will continue to fuse new LIVE-performing, house music talent with legends in the industry.
Make sure you join all the kool peeps, and enjoy the festive summer breeze at one of Jozi’s top rooftop venues with House Music Comes Alive – Our house, our culture, our heartbeat.
Tickets can be purchased at www.webtickets.co.za
XOXO… See you there this Saturday 🙂
And she is here, she has arrived, the leopard queen herself…….
Tshedi, of Malaika fame, is back on the music scene, this time on her own with a new album titled Victory. After years of blazing the charts as part of the trio Malaika, Tshedi has branched out on her own and taken the proverbial solo plunge.
Although this might take her fans by surprise, Tshedi says this has been a childhood dream of hers, to be a solo artist.
The new album is her offering to her fans. It’s a reflection of her new persona, her growth in terms of creativity, yet it still captures the good old energy and musical style that she believes has always been hers, her trademark, even before Malaika.
The single has got the vibe of a mixture of the good old wedding song, soul with up tempo dance beats. A kasie-style vibe with a mix of contemporary dance beat.
“It will remind my fans of the good old Tshedi that they know it will assure them that they have not lost her.”
Some of the lucky fans got the taste of this new phenomenon when she performed during the Anthony Hamilton show on August 9th 2012, at the Northgate Dome in Johannesburg, when the US soul and RnB crooner was in the country.
She says the album is full of “fun” songs.
“There are no sad songs about loss, anger etc. This album celebrates everything, from relationships, love and life, men and women.” No male-bashing, some of the songs say to men: “Come on board, we do need you even though we are independent and powerful”.
Source Roodeport Theatre
You can also book your tickets online here
Are you ready for this?……
Singer and actress Jill Scott is headed to Mzansi for a one night only performance on 13 December 2014 at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg.
Having performed at the Cape Town Jazz festival last year, the three-time Grammy Award winner will be staging a one night only performance for her Joburg fans, audiences can expect to experience a night with the talented singer who also featured on Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married 1,2”.
‘Having only ever performed in Cape Town in the past, we felt that it was only right to bring Jill Scott to Johannesburg and offer the market this exclusive experience’ said promoter Stuart Scott.
Limited tickets are available at Computicket and prices range from R390 – R1020.
For more information about the concert check out JillScottSA