Know how to remix a song?
Aug22

Know how to remix a song?

We know some selectah’s who would win this competition hands down… We’ll make sure they get amongst this mash-up mission – you make sure you and your peeps do the same.  Support those who support local music!  Simply remix a local Young Gun muso and win 10 000 rond! Well that’s if the judges like it!  Details below. Remix Levi’s® Young Guns The Levi’s® Young Guns continue to blaze their way around the country, collecting more and more fervent fans as the play this unique mix of raw urban and rock sounds.  They’re the face of a new generation of music makers, intent on doing things their way and committed to keeping it real, rocking and right on. And to spread the love and bring the Levi’s® Young Guns sound to even more listeners throughout South Africa, Levi’s® is now offering aspiring young producers the opportunity to remix the bands.  So if you think you’ve got the rhythmic ability to twist Unit-R’s music into a house style, or you’re convinced that you’ve got just the right beats to lay under BlaqPearl’s hypnotic voice, 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.  Decide which tracks you want to remix from any of the Levi’s® Young Guns artists, then get in touch with Oppikoppi at info@oppikoppi.co.za  and they’ll send your request on to the band.  They’ll send back the separates from the song, or songs, that you’re going to add your own personal touch to.  You’ll receive all the separate tracks on disc, and then it’s up to you to bring on the magic.  Once you’re done, send the remix back and it’ll be uploaded to 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 judges all know what good music is about.  They are musical maestro and supreme funk selector DJ Kenzhero, music industry writer and commentator Dave Chislett, the adorable Esjay from the ever popular Love Jones, righteous rocker and The Dirty Skirts guitarist Dave Moffat and the ever-sultry, always charming Honey B from African Dope. 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...

Read More
Represent Recommends: Sundays in Soweto
Jul31

Represent Recommends: Sundays in Soweto

It’s mosdef the place to be to forget your Sunday Blues as winter winds down towards Spring – join Levi’s ekasi at the Backroom in SO-WE-TO for the month of August…  With a line up of some of Rep’s favourite muso’s and DJ’s including 340ml, Lira, Kwani and Khenzero, the old adage of “you don’t want to miss this” rings true for four weekends in a row. Levi’s® Vintage Sunday’s moves to Soweto for the month of August In August Levi’s® Vintage Sundays moves to Soweto for the first time, taking over The Backroom every Sunday night, and giving this vibrant township even more vibe to close off the weekend.  A true reflection of our country’s diverse and inspiring musical wealth, the acts on show are bound to get the venue all heated up with their uniquely South African sounds.  It’s going to be an incredible journey into the heart of good music.  Make sure you’re along for the ride. The weekly attraction will be homeboy and hero DJ Kenzhero, the man who knows how to turn the party on and drop the tunes that we all love.  His style moves from Latin and Soul to Jazz-tinged Hip Hop, to all-out Funk and rare wonders.  He plays all over, but he’s always on the mark. On the 5th it’s all about hip hop.  T.R.U.E. get it all going with their uniquely crafted style that place as much emphasis on lucid lyricism as it does on groundbreaking beats.  The crowds adore them – and they are proud to give the love back.  Zuluboy is also up on the night, keeping true to his roots with a modern mixture of traditional rhythms and future beats.  His energy is boundless – so be prepared to be swept up by it. Albert Frost is joined by the twin talents of Selaelo Selota and Lira to take it further on the 12th.  Albert’s the master of the laidback groove, but don’t let that fool you, because his organic, intricate blues guitar compositions have been known to bewitch audiences around the country.  He’ll be doing just this at The Backroom.  Selaelo Selota and Lira take the stage as a duo, complementing each other’s powerful personas with a shared vision for live brilliance.  Selaelo’s genre-defying jazz-drenched music combined with Lira’s super-sultry, heavenly voice.  What a treat. On the 19th Echoes and Kwani Experience take the stage.  Echoes are three friends with a common passion: beautiful music.  This love is brought to life with their unique vocal melodies and guitar accompaniments.  They believe in remaining fresh and are amazingly original onstage.  Kwani Experience are the 8-piece who always give...

Read More
Represent Recommends: PARTY PEOPLE
Jul25

Represent Recommends: PARTY PEOPLE

It’s definitely one of Jozi’s monthly “must do” events for those of you craving a funked up night out with a dash of live music – Party People always features a dose of hot up-and-coming talent and you know you can rely on the soulful sounds of one of our best DJ’s Khenzero for a little soul shaking – Party People is at Roka on Saturday featuring Miss BEE – sounds interesting 😉 Hallo Party People. Thank you for coming to help us celebrate the Birthday last month…Guess what? It’s that time of the month again and this time we Go BIG with Miss Bee, a part Malawian, part Zambian, Mozambiquian, Zimbabwean born and Canadian nurtured South African singer with the big eyes stands at only 5’2” but has a voice of a chanteuse much larger than herself. Teaming up with American, French, Scandinavian as well as Canadian artists and beat makers brought her into the limelight at various competitions across Canada. Miss Bee performed at beauty pageants, gospel shows, clubs, jazz lounges and opening for Young Buck and Mario; two top selling American artists. She is now back home in South Africa with 2 features on 5th Floor, a Hip Hop outfit’s sophomore album and has performed with a local Cape Town band-Chiroscuro. So come see her live along side DJ Kenzhero and guests @ Roka – Doors Open 9PM.  R50 Gets you in!!! • Ladies come in for free before 9:30 pm • Party People Dinner guests get 10% off • Cocktail special – Buy one get one for free b4 10:30            Oppikoppi tickets Give away!!!!!      ...

Read More
Kelis was in the Green House!
Jun21

Kelis was in the Green House!

What an awesome night at Joburg’s best new venue, the temporary Dome at Constitution Hill or “ConHill” as we fondly call it.  Represent’s home is just next door – so we could hear the bands warming up in the afternoon and see the green glow as the evening approached – it was to be a night that would be hard to forget.  See the photies here. The gorgeous architectural lines of the urban setting were junglefied and turned to green as Heineken made their mark as the first event in the awesome dome.  At first the crowd was reluctant to go inside to dance to Lady Leah – everyone was cosy in the plush outside bar and lounge area soaking up the magnificent urban panorama.  Sexy aluminium (we think) Heineken bottles clinked as old friends reunited – it was certainly the hip crowd of Jozi with everybody who’s somebody snacking on the abundant food on offer.  We’re not talking about two-bit celebs, leaches or wannabes, we’re talking about the creme de la artists, comedians, musicians, film makers, creatives, journalists, event organisers, PR peeps, paparazzi, IT heads… the place to be!  Certainly an inspiring diverse and happening crowd. The Hillbrow tower watched over us as revellers bopped to the poppy electro tunes of Tamara Dey and her band Flash Republic, eagerly waiting for the suprise performer.  It was none other than Kelis who’s performance blew us away and had the crowds chanting for more.   She picked us up, shook us around a bit and left us dazzled by not only her gold attire but her fantastic talent and stage presence.  It was one of those parties that ended in the inevitable dancing circles to the sounds of our old favourite DJ Monde – good to see him back on the decks – it’s been a while!  Even Editorista gave a bash at some tsipa’ring but her twalatsa stole the show. Thing is, it’s been a long time since we’ve been to an event that had us excited, the mystery around the international act had a “Lucky Strike” underground feel to it and the buzz of the crowds was electric. Congrats to Sam, Melanie, Lebo and the rest of the team from Speakers Corner for yet another outstanding event.  Big Ups to Heineken.  You know you guys know what’s going on.  We can’t wait for the next one. Hope you keen suprising us – that was your...

Read More
Represent Review & photos: 5FM Soweto
Jun12

Represent Review & photos: 5FM Soweto

She’s just landed in Joburg and already AmorAmor’s getting down ekasi – see some pics here: Man!  What do you say about a 5FM house music gig in Soweto? First thing that comes to mind:  “What took them so long?”  This past Saturday a bunch of us from Represent had the pleasure of being part of 5FM’s first ever broadcast of the Saturday Surgery live and direct from the Backroom, Pimville, Soweto.  Roger Goode’s CD launch tour chose a brilliant venue for their last stop.  The Backroom is stylish, funky and spacious. So funky that the model set pulled in around 9pm and ensconced themselves in the VIP area.  We were loving the kasi drinking style of one bottle and several glasses or a smokey ice-bucket teetering with cold beverages to keep the table happy all night long… so much better than to-ing-and fro-ing to the bar.  Everyone was working the smart-casual dress-code with flair (even us average Joes), the people were friendly, the vibe was relaxed and hopping and the music was perfect for an easy night out.  Combine all this and you get a club that holds it’s own against any of Jozi’s “up-market” night venues, without being snobby. Granted for non-locals, getting there is not for the faint of heart (I’d be lost for sure if it wasn’t for our navigator) but this just means you gotta get you some friends that know the way.  On the way to the party we all wondered why this was the first time 5FM is broadcasting their popular dance show live from Soweto and how they would be received.  I mean, we are all aware of how hard the station has been working to broaden their demographic base- but, have their efforts been successful?  There was no queue when we arrived around 6:30 (press release said first set at 6pm) and only a few people inside.  Let’s be honest, we were worried! Was 5FM going to be rejected as a vestige of the whitening (I made that up) of our African culture? Or would they prove that they can bridge the gap and bring it home?  We decide to play it neutral and write off the slow turn-out to the fact that no self-respecting party animal leaves the house before 7pm at the earliest.  We were right.  Around 8 the crowd started pouring in (still early for Jozi) and by 9 it was pumping.  Not the over-flowing, two-block-waiting line we’re all led to believe follows the 5fm gigs, but very respectable.  Whether this was due to 5FM’s popularity or the naturally inviting nature of the people of Soweto… well I’ll leave the...

Read More
Page 3 of 5« First...2345