Jazzy Jazmine Sullivan
Sep04

Jazzy Jazmine Sullivan

We’ve been missing Lauryn Hill for so long, we’ve kind of given up on her ever coming back with more music since her heart-breaking live album. Even seeing her at her Johannesburg concert wasn’t enough to give us hope (remember that weird night). So we were naturally delighted to hear the sweet soulful sounds of Jazmine Sullivan… an L-Boogie (meets Mary J in parts) clone. Shift over Lauryn. ‘Need you Bad’ is a soulful reggae song perfect to cheer up all the lonely hearts out there… watch the video...

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Paris is seriously Burning
Sep04

Paris is seriously Burning

Oh babies, Ladyhawke is the name on everyone’s electro-rocky-funked up lips these days… If you didn’t know, Paris is Burning so best you listen to this blazing Kiwi/Ozzie/London girl that is seducing the music world hit by hit. Some more info ’bout Ladyhawke: – Her real name is Pip Brown – She’s from New Zealand (interview here) – Peaches did an awesome remix of her hit ‘Paris is Burning’ – The Southern Hemisphere keeps on Representin’ as PNAU’s track Embrace featuring Ladyhawke is bubbling… rushing… moving on UP – But…we’re not sure if the Paris hitsong is about the movie, the city or the person 🙂 Watch the video below:...

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3000 times Legend…. ary!
Sep04

3000 times Legend…. ary!

Sheese we nearly missed this one in our list. It’s AWESOME. We officially give you the Green Light to Party on to this track at a rocking place close to you THIS weekend. If the DJ hasn’t rock it, shame on him. John Legend Feat. Andre 3000 – Green Light. Just watch below. Now....

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New Music Review: DJ Fresh goes Electro
Aug11

New Music Review: DJ Fresh goes Electro

He’s a legend and we’ve lapped up every single one of his albums… As you may know, our motto this year (and one of our goals since we debuted) is to encourage a ColourlessSociety in South Africa, where we remove ourselves from the ridiculous skin boxes (never mind music, lifestyle blah blah), most cast upon us, some self-imposed, but many that continue to be self-perpetuating and maddeningly limiting… We believe Fresh is one of the pioneers of the break free mentality and how we would describe a leader of the ColourlessSociety that we strive for. Dawn Penny sniffs out his foray into Electro… NICE ONE. Break ’em down… Represent! 7 beats out 10 We’ve all been there with him, from Fresh House Flava to Fresh House Classics to Definition of House, and now DJ Fresh goes a little experimental with his house. Fresh goes Electro is the first in the new Fresh series, “DJ Fresh goes…”. I will admit up until listening to this CD, I have not been a huge fan of electro house. I mean I could listen to a song or two while on the dance floor but I’ve never sat down and given it a listen. And I will say that as many times as Fresh has not missed with his previous offerings, he hit the nail right on the head with this one. He starts the CD out easing you in to the electro beats (so as to not shock his fans too much early on?), which I appreciated cos I was still trying to get over the sound coming out of the speakers. As the CD carries on he gets a lot harder on the electro beats, like very hard, to the point where you feel like you’re in a trance. But then just as you think he can’t get any harder, he softens things up towards the end, which restores you to the CD and wakes you from your zombie state. What’s also really cool about this album is that Fresh mixes all those classics like Sing it Back by Chic Flowers and Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Kinky Roland with Fine Day – among others – that had us on the dance floor at house parties. My favourite tracks – which might be hits – were track number 3, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 15. The rest I felt were a little heavy for my ears. If you’re a DJ Fresh fan you will love this but if you’re strictly a house fan, the house that we know Fresh for, this might be a little hard for you to swallow. But I was...

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Represent Review: RnB Women’s Day Concert
Aug11

Represent Review: RnB Women’s Day Concert

At heart, we all know he’s a serious ladies man. Represent’s one and only Reuben “The Matrix” Malema finds a new sidekick and surrounds himself with the wonders of women as he at the Women’s day RnB bash at the Bassline in Johannesburg… See our Flickr photoset here. Sharpile as always Reuben : 21H00 on Friday: 08 August 2008 at Bassline – Newtown, Johannesburg. A fairly cool night for a typical late winter, early spring day in the city of gold. Mr. Nkateko Siweya (My cameraman and the newest member of Matrix Incorporated) joins me on a colourful journey of discovery to celebrate and honor man’s better half: Abafazi. Funny though, that on this journey so full of affection, comfort and lots of happy emotions, Ms. Janica Nhlapo had to purposefully go AWOL on me. Oops, I forgot: she’s enjoying all that is beautiful about being a woman: the early and tender days of her new born baby boy. And yes, Congratulations to her and all the other strong and mild willed women out there who are jealously guarding the fort and by some miraculous wonder when life pits them against all odds, still manage to constantly hoist the torch of humanity ever so high. To this end, yours truly unreservedly salutes you. The venue of the Newtown (Jozi) Celebrates: Women in Arts – R&B concert was warm and very homely. The guest lounge had been decorated with red silk dressing, a scatter of chocolate nibbles and matching white candles. Fresh, crisply clear juice in flute glasses was served together with a helping of bite-size chicken skewers, roast leg of lamb portions, fish cakes, beef burgers, an assortment of mouth-watering sausages and tantalizing sauce-dipped meatballs on “Sterk-Blatjang”. At 21H30 the build-up process was well underway with DJ Franso rearing in a collection of very good house and smooth tunes. A brigade of well adorned ladies started streaming in by the bus loads! The fact was clearly evident that this one was selfishly for the ladies. Ms. Lulu took to the stage to get the live performances off to a very beautiful start; her romantic ballads coupled with her sweet melody were a reminiscent of Mama Letta Mbuli`s “I need you baby”. When the mellow ballads had warmed up the hall; the energetic Busie set the dance floor alight with her paced up performance of popular and very circular jingles; with the naughty (see pictures) Chomie infusing all sorts of excitement upon the outnumbered male part of the audience, while they all sang along to her famous track: Jaiva Sexy! Edgars Consolidated Stores was kind enough to the ladies to...

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