Lilo focusing on Gilles Peterson on Sat night
Jun14

Lilo focusing on Gilles Peterson on Sat night

These guys should change their name to “Reliable Party” – ’cause you know on a Saturday night if you have to find some’ing a little different but some’ing that you can dance to, the Lilo Unsound System parties at Fuel in Newtown are always a guaranteed hit.  Their flyer this week caught our eye – we’ve been wanting to tell you about Gilles Peterson’s set on BBC Radio One.  Gilles is one of the top ranking Jazz/RnB/Funk/Soul DJ’s in Europe and we love ‘im – try have a listen if you still got some bandwidth left this month.  Anyway – this Saturday the music is all about showcasing Gilles record label “Brownswood” so be prepared for some soulful sounds.  Click on the flyer for more.  Kid Fonque Dexterity Offbeat Sat 15 June @ Fuel Cafe [Cnr Carr & Quinn str] 8:30 – 2:30 FREE ENTRANCE! 1/2 price cocktails [between 8:30 – 10:30] SoulCandi DIstribution teams up with Lilo’s Unsound System for another label showxase at Fuel Cafe this time bringing the soulful sounds of Brownswood Recordings to the floor. For a label that’s just over a year old, Brownswood has made a huge impact, but that’s probably because it’s co-founder is none other than modern jazz aficionado and all-round purveyor of fine musical taste, Gilles Peterson.  Together with Heavyweight he started the label as a platform for the artists they felt deserved the attention.  So far the roster’s as diverse as it’s impeccable. ...

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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...

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TICKETS! First 5FM live broadcast in Soweto
Jun05

TICKETS! First 5FM live broadcast in Soweto

*To win a pair of tickets for Saturday please email the editor with subject 5FM, include your name, age and cell number asap!*  We know two people that went to the 5FM Roger Goode party last weekend and neither of them could stop grinning about it… so we’re sure this weekend’s gig is going to be just as  memorable – but it also has a twist.  Witness history as 5FM’s Roger Goode (and the station in general) have a live broadcast eKasi (hello!!! Where u been??) It’s at the Backroom in Pimville this Saturday night – R50 gets you in.  Let’s hope they make it a regular part of their vibe now.  Represent! They have travelled far & wide playing at sell-out venues across SA…  This Saturday, 5FM & Roger Goode make history by concluding the “Saturday Surgery Vol 3” CD tour at Backroom in Soweto. This is the first time ever for a live 5FM broadcast from Soweto.   The doors for Saturday’s party opens from 5pm, leading up to a live broadcast of 5FM’s Saturday Surgery from 6pm.   Roger has just wrapped production on the highly anticipated 3rd instalment of his popular “Saturday Surgery” CD compilation series. To celebrate the release of this selection of stylish electronic/dance music culture, Roger’s 5FM show The Saturday Surgery (Saturdays 6-10pm) is hitting party spots all over SA for one of the hottest & biggest CD/live music tours to ever hit the local party scene.   Below follows the line-up for the live broadcast and party this weekend: Saturday 9 June 2007 Backroom, Soweto, Johannesburg 6pm – Roger Goode (5FM) 7pm – Daddy H & the SoulCandi SoundSystem 8pm – DJ Terrance 9pm until late! – Roger Goode (5FM)   Ticket price: R50 Tickets available at the...

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Sweaty Takkie at the Bat Centre
Jun05

Sweaty Takkie at the Bat Centre

We don’t usually publish a lot of goings-on in Deben (just cos the Jozi ones keep us busy enough!) , BUT this one had to go on – for one it’s being held at one of Editorista’s old stomping grounds – the wonderfully positioned and super-looking (is it still?) BAT centre at the Durban harbour (great sundowners spot) and number two, the name of this gig just cracked us up.  Oh ja and we like the flyer. So, Durbanites, get to Sweaty Takkie at the Batcentre for some ‘minimal breaks’ electro and indie beats. ONE TRACK MIKE (electro / minimal / breaks) JET JUNGLE (electro / breaks) ST HEAVENLY THE DIVINE (indie / electro) This Friday night, 8th June at the Batcentre, Victoria Embankment. 9pm – late. R30...

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5FM ventures into Soweto…
May31

5FM ventures into Soweto…

It’s next weekend and we’re yet to hear where the hunky Roger Goode (thanks Cleo magazine centrefold) will be performing in Soweto.  We’re so glad 5fm are finally venturing into ekasi and we hope we’ll be invited to attend 🙂  We’ll try hook up some tickets Representers. Watch this space. For now, the party is on Saturday night at Sudada – enjoy – here’s the PR: Roger Goode and 5FM have travelled across the country serving hot beats everywhere; this weekend, they return to Jozi…    Sandton, Johannesburg this Saturday, 2 June, signals one of the final dates on 5FM & Roger Goode’s “Saturday Surgery Vol 3” CD tour. Su.da.da will be opening their doors for Saturday’s party from 4pm, leading up to a live broadcast of 5FM’s Saturday Surgery from 6pm. Steve Sorrell and 5FM’s Erica Elle will get the party started during the afternoon.   Roger has just wrapped production on the highly anticipated 3rd instalment of his popular “Saturday Surgery” CD compilation series. To celebrate the release of this selection of stylish electronic/dance music culture, Roger’s 5FM show The Saturday Surgery (Saturdays 6-10pm) is hitting party spots all over SA for one of the hottest & biggest CD/live music tours to ever hit the local party scene.   Below follows the line-up for the live broadcast and party this weekend: Saturday 2 June 2007 Su.da.da, Sandton, Johannesburg 4pm – Steve Sorrell 5pm – Erica Elle (5FM) Live broadcast of Roger Goode’s Saturday Surgery  on 5FM (6-10pm): 6pm – Ricardo da Costa 7pm – Lady Lea 8pm – Flash Republic LIVE on stage 9pm – Roger Goode (5FM) 10pm – Goldfish LIVE on stage 12am – Lady Lea 1am – Roger Goode (5FM) 2am – Ryan Dent   VJ – GForce (Digital Rockit)   Ticket price: R120 / VIP R180 Tickets available from Computicket, Cameroon outlets & at the door.   The full tour schedule for the “Saturday Surgery Vol 3” CD tour follows below. Each venue will feature a live broadcast of Roger Goode’s Saturday Surgery on 5FM (Saturdays 6-10pm):   2 June – Su.da.da, Sandton, Johannesburg 9 June –...

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