YFM adds brains and diversity to the mix
Apr04

YFM adds brains and diversity to the mix

Since Editorista has been back in Jozi we’ve been cruising the dial in our car listening to each radio station’s 2011 voice, wondering who we’ll program into our lives as our 6 radio stations of choice…6 buttons, 6 choices.  We can confirm that the 6 this year include, believe it or not, SAFM and 702. Oh yes, there comes a time in your life when your mind gets excited about big people’s talk and you actually feel inclined to get involved in the debate… we’re late starters, better late than never. We need lots of healthy, rigorous debate, it’s what makes a democracy and radio is the ideal seedbed for shaping and influencing an audience. BUT, we still want to know where we can go to get the soulful urban sounds that bring that fuzzy Friday feeling driving on a highway, and we have to say at the moment it’s a tie between YFM and 5FM. What does this mean? It means that 5FM has changed, and that their playlist has softened and souled out – we’re delighted to call it home when there’s no bubblegum playing. And YFM, well they seem to have found a niche, we’ve outgrown them a bit, but we can always switch if there’s no music playing and the conversation is twee for us… Me thinks there is a station missing here somewhere. Between the YFM/5Fm and those other stations for oldies… although we’re still due some timeout listening to MetroFM who’s hovering over 5th place. What are we looking for in a station? Humour, intelligent conversation, an opinion and stance, great music – MOST of which should be homegrown, some nation building in whatever way possible that still entertains – i.e. youth stations through promoting the diversity and creativity of our youngstars  and of course, some gossip, but only local. Two things that are going to make us reprogram the dial this year? Bowing down to overseas celebrities who have done NOTHING to achieve their fame and who offer NOTHING to our young society… And stations that play mediocre music and have mediocre opinions and that don’t make every on air second count. We’ve been tracking radio line up changes for years on Represent- I can’t remember which academic said it, but there are more radios than mattresses in South Africa.  So anyway, we’re happy to see YFM’s new line up represents the diversity of our youth (Welcome, Bryce) and that they’re bringing in some brains to the line-up (law graduate Zama) … we’re sorry to see the iconic legendary Dj Oskido leaving the stable, but we have no doubt he’ll find a...

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House Afrika @ Fuel this Friday Night
May29

House Afrika @ Fuel this Friday Night

Fri 30 May, 9pm, R50, Fuel Cafe, House Afrika DJ’s and sounds. Need we say more? Oh, just one thing, wear comfortable shoes and make sure to drink lots of liquids as this night rocks downtown Joburg. Wish we were...

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Win Tickets to Goldfish this weekend
May05

Win Tickets to Goldfish this weekend

::We have FOUR pairs of VIP tickets to give away to the gig this Friday. Simply email Editorista and tell me which Spanish island Goldfish are heading to. Include your name, cell number and ID please. :: We’re delighted to see some quality LIVE music going down at Sutra at Wild Waters and hope you will get your bikini’s out one more time while the sun shines this Autumn in support of one of our hottest musical products of the moment GOLDFISH as they set off for the party island paradise of Ibiza – read all about their signing to Pasha here. We wish you all the best guys – MAKE US PROUD – hey who knows, we may even see you in Ibiza! Their only way is up, so make sure you get close to them NOW while they’re still within reach. On Friday 9th May, SUTRA welcomes one of the most exciting LIVE electronica dance acts in the world right now to the shores of Wild Waters.. GOLDFISH! Join them for what promises to be an unforgettable performance LIVE from Sutra’s infamous upper terrace as bid them goodbye and wish them well on their tour of IBIZA! DATE: Friday 9 May, 2008 VENUE: Sutra Nightclub ADDRESS: Wild Waters Complex 11 Margaret Lane, Boksburg, JHB DOORS OPEN 20h00 – 05h00 COVER CHARGE: Ladies only R60.00 – VIP all night Gents only R70.00 VIP R100.00 SUPPORT DJ LINE-UP SUTRA TERRACE Roger d’Lux Ricardo da Costa Kirsti Daniel Sun X-Ray CHILLI LOUNGE Cecil Mac J_Hazzard Jimmy Chronic Guy Herman Robin & Brands THE EARTH FLOOR Mike...

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‘BACK TO THE CITY’ Street Festival
Apr23

‘BACK TO THE CITY’ Street Festival

Freedom day is on Sunday – we hope everyone is celebrating this special day, remembering our past, celebrating our vibrant present but also looking to the very promising future of South Africa.  The second annual Street Festival is taking place in Newtown, so get amongst!  On the morning of the 27th of April, a wave of urban youth will stream into downtown Newtown for the popular, annual Back to the City festival. Disciples and converts of the hip-hop movement will celebrate the art and urban culture through a day of live performances, street art, extreme sports and exhibitions. The one-day event was launched with critical acclaim from the hip-hop media and masses last year, winning accolades such as Hype magazine’s event of the year. The second edition promises more historic performances, boasting a Fiery line up of 22 mc’s, 10 dj’s, 8 graffiti crews and thousands of young people celebrating the birth of South Africa’s democracy. Cutting edge performers from various parts of the country will deliver hot commentary and entertainment in diverse indigenous languages while artists will be expressing their freedom in colours. This event will take place outside RITUAL STORES at corner Bree and Henry Nxumalo streets in Newtown. Aside from being entertained, audiences will get to attend an educational summit, which will be held at City Varsity. Hosted by the British Council, the workshops offer an exchange of knowledge. Individuals working in the mass media industry will cover topics such as publishing, distribution, recording, music videos, and independent vs. mainstream, entrepreneurship and advertising. Performances by: Zuluboy, Mo Molemi, Driemanskap, Prokid, Ben Sharpa, Fifi, Cuba, Hymphatic Thabs, Substance, The Scavengers, Koldproduk, Reason, Mawetu, The Anvilz, Damola, Bianca Williams, Abantu, The Federation, Zeus, DJ’s Kenzhero, KGB, Blaq T, Raiko, Soosh, Medicine, Graffiti Crews: PCP – MSE – SEC – FUK – IAP – TK – DS – UN ENTRANCE: FREE DATE: 27 April 2008, Freedom Day TIME: 10:00 – 23:00 PLACE: Ritual Stores Cnr Bree & Henry Nxumalo Street...

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Win Tickets to Electric Circus
Apr18

Win Tickets to Electric Circus

Win a pair of tickets to Electric Circus next Saturday night at Truth, simply answer the following simple question and send an email with your name, cell number and id number to Editor@represent.co.za. Name one DJ from each of the three dancefloors! On Saturday the 28th of April, Truth nightclub presents ELECTRIC CIRCUS: A wild night immersed in the marvel and mystery of the big top. JHB’s irresistable theatre of illusion, a seductive magic show of decadene audio enchantment and exotic decor…Low menacing bass, dirty disco sleaze, twisted funk and filthy ghetto beats will be roughing up your dancefloor. R80 entrance Doors open 10pm Main Floor: Pimp Squad, Roger D’Lux, Deepgroove, Ricardo da Costa, Nick Supply Minimal Floor: Karmi, Nick Lumb, Andy Dill, Jimmy Chronic Hard Floor: Speedy, Louis, Morgan, Eddie Virgo In the event of great weather, a 4TH floor will be pumping outside. Truth, Old Pretoria Rd,...

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