Mawe-2 LIVE at House of NsakO
Aug13

Mawe-2 LIVE at House of NsakO

Nice flyer design from the B-side crew. We’re sure the music at House of NsakO in Brixton is going to be just as sweet this Saturday night. Just up the hill from Melville, aim for the tower then hit a right and head for the High Street ;). The B-side Party with Deejay BlaQt presents Mawe-2 ” live “… As he takes us through the soulful jazzy sounds from his debut album – titled a fools hope, So expect an explosive perfomance… with DJ BlaQt taking us through the night with some of that good music….@ House Of NsakO ( 101 High Str., Brixton Jozi town ) & R 40 bucks guarantees you a dope night out.. http//: www.myspace.com/bsideblog http//: www.myspace.com/mawe2 http//: www.mawe2.rooftopmedia.co.za http//: www.myspace.com/djblaqt Download Deejay BlaQt`s Bside mini mix …. http://www.zshare.net/audio/14680764a732b4a4/ Check the tracklisting & artwork on :...

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Not in Our Lifetime Concert Give-away
Jul24

Not in Our Lifetime Concert Give-away

Get your party gear on, take back the city and officially make your pledge to the “Not in Our Lifetime” pro-African initiative taking place in Newtown Park next . It’s all about bringing musicians together from across Africa to mobilise citizens to continue to make a difference in our communities and to encourage the positivity we all share about our glorious continent. It’s chipile at R50 but leave your shisanyama’s at home as there will be stalls providing everything you need… We have two double pairs of tickets to give away, simply email editor@represent.co.za with your name, ID number, contact number and email address, and answer the question: Name two of the presenters of the ‘Not in our lifetime Concert’ to be held in Newtown on 3 August. Send your entries before the 31st July and remember. Read all about it below… All in one day for “Not In Our Lifetime” concert – tickets now on sale! MTN SA is proud to announce that it is to sponsor the “Not in Our Lifetime” concert to be held at Newtown Park in Johannesburg on Sunday 3 August 2008. The concert is the second phase of an awareness, educational and fund-raising initiative that was launched on 9 July. ‘Not In Our Lifetime” , which is driven by music, is aimed at spreading a positive message about South Africa and the African Continent. MTN SA is the founding Corporate partner of the initiative. Says Pieter Verkade, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN SA: “MTN has come a long way since its inception and is today the biggest mobile telecoms provider on the African continent. We recently launched our 2010 FIFA World Cup™ campaign, One Spirit One Africa, so we are very happy to celebrate this great continent through one of its strongest roots and one of our passions, music.” The concert line up includes Lungelo, Teargas, MXO, Slikour, Necessary Noize (Kenya), Danny K, DJ Sbu, Kwela Tebza, Tuks, Tic Tac (Ghana), KB, Kalibrados (Angola), Pro Kid, HHP and DJ Cleo. MC’s for the event includes Thomas from Metro FM, Lee from Yfm and Shugasmakx. The concert is about bringing artists from across Africa together to share one stage and unite in pledging their support to changing the world around us. It will take place at Newtown Park (adjacent to The Bassline ) in Newtown. Tickets, priced at an affordable R50 each are only available through Computicket. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the “Not In Our Lifetime” initiative. Gates open early from 9am until 6pm for a full day line up of incredible artists who support the initiative. Refreshments and food...

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Represent Recommends: Who is RJ Benjamin?
May03

Represent Recommends: Who is RJ Benjamin?

In April 2005, yes that’s two years ago, we first heard about RJ Benjamin and decided to do an interview with him.  Now two years later his star is finally rising as we hear his groove-filled music all over the radio.  We thought it would be interesting to read the interview now:  19 April 2005 – Who is RJ Benjamin? He’s a white boy from the East side with lots of soul who looks to be our very own Justin Timberlake… He’s released his debut album WHO I AM – if you’re into soulful funk kinda stuff make sure to buy it before it slips off the shelves. Don’t forget who told you first. We caught up with the man and found out a little inside info: Where were you born and where did you mostly grow up? Born and raised in Edenvale. Where did you go to school and how far did you study? I went to school at Sandringham High. I studied contempary music for two years at Allenby and got a Diploma and then I studied Jazz for a year at Pretoria Tech What is the earliest type of music that you listened to and what was the first album that you bought? Earliest Motown Sounds, First album Bad by Michael Jackson How old are you and how long have you been in the music business? 25 going on 26, been in the industry teaching for 6years and music industry for 3 to 4 years Which musician did you hook up with first and how did you meet? DJ Cleo, while studying in Allenby Who writes your songs? Me myself and I, Who can singa song with emotion unless you’ve been there. Do you start with the lyrics or the melody first? It depends on the song, it depends on the situation and circumstances Who has been most instrumental to your success? The team working around has had real belief in me. What has been the best gig for you so far? My launch Where do you mainly record and why? No specific studio, because working with specific producers they feel comfortable with their studio, so its just moving around How come a white boy like you got so much soul??? Did you only listen to so-called “black music” growing up or were you mixing with black friends too? Early on in my life it was hard to mix with black people, later in primary school I did see that first sign of black people moving into white schools, which made it easier. Initially it was my dad who bought me up in a lot of soul...

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