TUMI and the Volume live and in photos
Nov25

TUMI and the Volume live and in photos

Well we’ve been waiting for a loooooong long time to give you a close up with Tumi in words, but for now, you’ll have to settle for this gorgeous photostory of the band playing at Party People in Johannesburg a few weeks back. Watch this space, who knows, maybe we’ll have better luck. Beautiful photo story by Banele Rewo for Represent. Click...

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Reckon you can remix Radiohead?
Sep25

Reckon you can remix Radiohead?

Imagine it… Radiohead meets Kwaito… Radiohead meets kwasa, Radiohead meets boeremusiek, Radiohead meets Maskandi… Come on, remix their tunes, blow their minds and get rich at the same time. It’s your second chance. Here....

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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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Represent Review: Joy of Jazz 08
Sep10

Represent Review: Joy of Jazz 08

This years line up was so juicy, we just had to get amongst one of Joburg’s (and soon to be the world’s…) premier jazz music festivals, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. Reuben ‘The Matrix’ Malema does the honours below, Nkateko Siweya tells our photostory here… 31 August 2008. The Foothills of Moretele Park – Mamelodi  – Pretoria (City of Tshwane), the setting of this year’s SA Music Heroes Concert. For us (true jazz followers) it was an assortment of choice on a silver platter. As the impressive line-up of stars was flaunted, I found myself in a very bitter-sweet predicament. Looking up at the aging league of our household favourites, I gazed upwards (in peasant style) as the old guard performed, with my glazed cheeks and my broad smile; but I was saddened, as I wondered to myself what the future of South African jazz holds. Our legends are aging very quickly, from Bro Hugh Masekela to Mama Letta Mbuli, the torch is surely changing hands… but to whom? And yet, I cling on… The Event Mr. Wilson Mankuku Nkosi mashed us up with his mature trumpet sounds, following suite was Mrs. Nothembeni Mkwebana who immediately sent us on a systematic repertoire of jump action moves as we unanimously responded to her rock ‘n roll aligned musical chords. Her guitar skills drove me insane! Jimmy Dludlu with his maestro guitarist skills quelled us under his charming spell as we hummed the tunes to his famous tunes.  I am such a down-beat fan! At 18:00,  my favourite jazz artist, Mr. Jonas Gwangwa ascended the platform. His well known originals: Batsomi and Kgomo, had the multitudes passionately singing along: “Nna di sa fele Nka di busa, di sa fele Nka di busetsa morago…” I love this song!!! August being the end of Women’s month, it was fitting that Mzansi’s famous jazz couple (who were coincidentally celebrating their 40th Anniversary) be crowned the flagship performers of the evening. Ladies and Gentlemen: Mr. Caiphus  Semenya and Ms Letta Mbuli. They are such an inspiration to me and many of their avid fans. The evening was sealed off with a colourful display of majestic fireworks. What a smoky way to enter a new season! I so wished the blossom season can be ushered in by a renewed affirmation to the nurturing, growth and sustainability of the genre by young and talented Jazz artists with a fresh new sound and long term commitment.  We need to revive and preserve our country’s jazz heritage. Before it is too late. Reuben-The Matrix-...

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White bros what can sing
Sep04

White bros what can sing

We love white bros with funk, soul and sweet singing depth… (Jamiroquai, Robin Thicke, RJ Benjamin, Michael Jackson…) What more can we say? Just MAKE SURE to listen to this man by watching his freshpie ‘Another Day’ video below – hot and JUICY! Now. Ladies and Gents, we bring you, with love, the great-to-be Jamie Lidell. We really dig this Stevie Wonder inspired...

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