The Africa Sounds and Rhythms of Barcode at Carnival City.
Oct28

The Africa Sounds and Rhythms of Barcode at Carnival City.

A band with a unique South African sound, Barcode perform at Carnival City on Saturday 9th November. More details below. Barcode’s music celebrates their heritage by performing a diverse mix of South African favourites. Their music is up tempo and fun and crosses styles such as House, Dance and Kwaito. In additional to their original material, they have taken popular songs from the past few decades and blended them into an evening of easily recognizable music guaranteed to entertain just about any audience. A Barcode show is likely to include songs like Weekend Special, Waka Waka, Pata Pata, Vulindela, Destiny, I Love Music,Ndihamba Nawe and many more. The group consists of Lindiwe Maxolo on vocals; Olivia van Gass and Reabetswe Ngoasheng on black and white electric violins; Brendan Jury on keyboards, DJ and live tracks and electric viola; and Jerome Reynard on drums. Their look is stylish and elegant but their onstage performance is very upbeat. So come and enjoy one of South Africa’s refreshingly original groups, Barcode at Carnival City, Mardi Gras theatre on the 9th November. Date                Saturday, 09 November 2013 Time                20h00 Venue               Carnival City’s Mardi Gras Cost                 R100 Tickets             At the Door to Mardi Gras. See you...

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Represent Interview: Mo Laudi
May04

Represent Interview: Mo Laudi

Meet Mo Laudi, a star-reaching globetrotting South African dj and MC living in Paris, (the city otherwise known as Paname by locals…just by the way).  He’s a part of The Very Best and Radioclit, released and album with in 2006 with British punk rock band called weapons. Follow him on twiiter on @molaudi and check out his MySpace and of course Facebook. Meet MoLaudi Hey Mo, thanks for chatting with us… tell us…where did you grow up? Born in Seshego, zone 3 moved to the Polokwane suburbs when Apartheid ended, went to high school in Pretoria, higher education in Johannesburg Allenby campus, then AAA school of advertising. Who is MoLaudi in 2010? Same dude I’ve always been, just growing, still inquisitive, into various musical cultures, art, I love street culture, working on my album… What inspired you to get into music? My family, my brother used to loooove music, he had a book of lyrics, he would stop and start songs and write the lyrics down and even before that my parent used to have a community choir they would go to practice a few times in the a week in the evening, my mother was the conductor and my father sang bass, they would ask us who wanted to come to the choir competitions with them and we would mostly say yes. What’s your first memory of music? Music has always been around my house before I was born, there is nothing I can specifically call the first memory, I’m sure even when I was born someone was singing. I remember when I was toddler in the township, my mother would be practicing the violin in her bedroom and outside me and my friends were listening, amazed at hearing such a rare sound. What are some of your strongest influences and who inspires you musically in 2010? I’m inspired by everything around me, sounds of Ghettos around the world, ideas I read, visuals, Ronald Dahl, SA house, Mars Volta, 80’s rock, old school hip hop, electro, afro beat, Coupé Décalé , dubstep… What makes great music? No boundries, touching people’s heart, the connection, I’m personally into rhythms, I love a great beat that sound like it captures ancient spirits and at the same time new and fresh to rock any club around the world Whose music should we absolutely not miss out on in 2010? Mine, lol check out the The very Best, Radioclit, looking forward to the new M.I.A, I love Blk Jks, Spoek Mathambo, Gazelle What are the challenges of a South African growing up abroad? Visa issues, The displacement and the loneliness not being able...

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Young Guns Remixed final days!
Sep21

Young Guns Remixed final days!

Producers, DJ’s, muso’s remixers, we hope you got amongst the Young Guns Remixed competition and sent your remix in. It’s the last few days of the competition, move fast if you missed it, R10k could fund a lot of spring fun: Levi’s® is once again offering aspiring young producers the opportunity to remix the bands for the second annual competition.  Last year, producers from across the country were invited to take part in the first-of-its-kind campaign. Entries were of such a high standard and have raised the platform for the competition this year. To all aspiring producers out there: ‘If you think you’ve got the rhythmic ability to twist Howard Roark’s music into a house style, or you’re convinced that you’ve got just the right beats to lay under Siyamatic’s hypnotic guitar riffs and rhyme style, then you need to enter this competition and prove to the music world that you’ve got what it takes to take the Levi’s® Young Guns sound to the next level’. The choices are endless.  The producer will decide which tracks they want to remix from any of the Levi’s® Young Guns artists, then get in touch with Matchboxology at music@matchboxology.com and request seperates of the band and the song that you want to remix by end September 2008. The producer will then be sent the actual separate tracks requested on a disc, to do their remix and bring on the magic.  Once this is complete, the producer is to upload the final remix back onto the www.myspace.com/levisyoungguns for people to listen to. Then the judging begins, with all remixes competing for the sought-after first prize of R10 000.00.  The judging panel includes musical maestro, supreme funk selector DJ Kenzhero and Miss H (from Shadoworks), Young Guns representative. So, if you’re all about reworking sounds, and you want to be involved with the most progressive groups on the local music scene, then show your skills and remix the Levi’s® Young Guns.  It’s your chance to make your mark. For more information, go to...

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New Music Review: Glenzito House Avenue V3
Aug25

New Music Review: Glenzito House Avenue V3

It’s clear – house music must go on and we’re still loving it. But every now and then, like most things, we believe it requires a little tweak, a little shift. That’s when it’s up to our dj’s, muso’s and producers to pluck the core of that ‘some’ing some’ing’ driving local house music, the soulful and appealing sticky parts of our favourite tunes, and repackage it into some fresh and juicy new beats and twists that inspire us and lift house music to the next progression…on and up. Dawn Penny gives yet another South African DJ Legend her once over and finds Glenzito’s new album infinitely pleasing and on another level… 8 beats out 10 The long-awaited, latest Glenzito House Avenue V3 CD is finally here! And just in time for the end of winter moving into spring. With DJs who’ve been mixing for some years now, there’s most certainly an expectation of brilliance or at least a one up from their last offering and Glen definitely sets a bar higher. As some of you might know by now, I’m a huge sucker for vocal house, the sing-alongs man the sing-alongs, so this was lovely for me to listen to. From the first track, DJ Pap feat. Cei Bei – It’s the Music, Glen lets you know what’s up. He prepares you and implies that this right here, that you’re just about to listen to, this is the music. He brings in a soulful/gospel song in track 4, Halo & Kemal feat. Arnold Jarvis – Lift me Up, which took me to church and lifted my spirits. He now starts to transform from the chilled house beats to the more get-on-the-dance-floor type tunes, and my shoulders are moving. There’s track 7 with vocalist Michelle Amador crooning Because of You. Wow! This track was most definitely my favourite. It was carried by the vocals, with this soulful, Sarah Vaughan-type voice – absolutely beautiful. This was also one of the dance beats but the voice gives it a sophistication – not to say that dancing isn’t sophisticated (when done right) but it’s sexy. And then right after that sexy track follows what sounds to me to be a pick up song. I imagine that when Mike Dunn – Freaky MF hits the speakers in the club, you’ll have plenty of flirting while dancing going on. It’s a good hook track though, it’ll be a hit for sure. He keeps to his dance tone with tracks like Kiko Navarro – Sonando Contigo adding a sultryness every now and then. It’s a good listen, it’s a good party CD and it most definitely...

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New Music Review – Ryan Dent & DJ Terance
Jun11

New Music Review – Ryan Dent & DJ Terance

A brand new Represent feature, we’ll be reviewing any and all music that comes our way, particularly home-brewed. We kick off in fine style with one of our favourite music institutions… Soul Candi… Representin’ her love of music with her fingers, our reviewer Dawn Penny turns up the volume… Sharpile!: A night out with the Dentist mixed by Ryan Dent – 8 Beats out of 10 Ryan Dent was among the first to start the electronic house movement in South Africa, he’s an award-winning, internationally acclaimed DJ and producer; in layman’s terms, RYAN DENT IS THE MAN! Yes I said it, not cos I’ve always loved Ryan’s (cos him and me are down like that) music since I can remember back in Cape Town, but because his newest offering is just great. It kinda gives you the feeling of club hopping, when I listened to it, I visualised Ryan and me bouncing from one place to another together, partying it up. He gives us what we expect of him, great beats that’ll have you dancing the night away. “A night out with the Dentist” also brings you some great vocal electronic house tunes, and he does a track reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, which got me jamming and mouthing, ‘We don’t need nooo ehh-ducation’. If you’re a house fan and you want to have root canal performed on your buttocks from your seat, go on “A night out with the Dentist”, you won’t be disappointed. DJ Terance – Music Box Vol.2 – 7 Beats out of 10 One could argue that DJ Terance has matured since his last offering. Music Box Vol. 2 has all the elements of a hot house album, but could that be a bad thing? With as many house albums that get released, a DJ can only pray that you pick his copy cos it offers something new. And I will admit that DJ Terance has his own uniqueness, no matter how faint. The album consists of vocal house, which I really enjoy because in the club the only thing better than a sing-along, is a house sing-along. It has some lounge beats for the chilling-at-home-with-friends scenario and some dance beats for the you-can-find-me-in-the-club type of scenario. You will most definitely enjoy his natural way of mixing his music, which is always refreshing (and house fans will agree with me on that one). All in all I would say that it will not only get your young ones jamming to it, the mature crowd will find it impossible to stop their feet tapping and hips moving to it as...

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