I recently interviewed the lovely Carol Mashigo aka @BlkPorcelain. Take a listen to out chatter
I’m not the best camper but I have it on good authority that @RockingTheDaisy is one of the best music festivals to start the errr… ‘Camping Acclimatization Process’. I hear tales of hair grooming tents set in apple orchards and I for one, am thrilled by the thought. After many years of planning, this year marks my maiden voyage. *excitement*
To get us ready for the main event, those with the green thumbs behing RTD are throwing the usual pre-party, Sowing The Seeds. It’s happening on the 1st of September at Zula Bar in Cape Town and is set to be an epic welcome wagon for Spring.
Pre-sold tickets: R100 at Webtickets
At the door: R120
I will also be giving away 4 tickets on my show, #2girls1mic, on Friday the 31st of August. To enter answer the following question:
Q: When is Rocking The Daisies?
Remember to listen to the show, 1-3pm on http://www.2oceansviberadio.com
Chukkachurri is one of my favourite venues in the Mother City. They’re showcasing more house beats with a new party called Spotlight. The idea is that DJ’s from around the country get a 5 hour set to take people on a musical journey.
The party kicks off this weekend, Saturday 4th August, with DJ Phat Jack. Jack has been in the industry since the 90’s and is a household (see what i did there) name. He is part of the Red Bull CT Studio and has played at pretty much every house-obsessed club in SA: JO’BURG: at Sublime, Monsoon Lagoon, Al Dente, Truth, Café Vogue, Foundation and Theatre On The Track and Lilo events; DURBAN at the legendary Tilt and Crash, in GRAHAMSTOWN at the Pop Art Café and Laugh It Off Productions; PE (On The Harbor) and the Essential Mix Grahmstown. He has also played over the sea.
Jack has chosen CT-based Cassiem Latief to start the night off at 9 before he takes the decks and keeps the floor going into the Sunday morning.
R50 gets you in OR tune in on Friday to win tickets.
I have been a long time fan of Tumi and the Volume. I remember standing in the bitter cold at the @GrahamstownFestivalSA a few years ago to see them. And yes, when I see a band I have to stand front and centre – I need to see the band members speaking to each other, the beads of sweat on their brows – nothing better.
So about the band, they’re a hiphop quartet, if you will. Their lyrics are beyond inspirational, some that make you smile – “a butterfly flew through the sunroof”, being one of them. They’ve been around for over a decade and started their career at the original Bassline in Melville, jozi (my hometown for 3 months). Tumi is playing a gig in CT this weekend, one that he hasn’t given me too much info about as yet but be sure to listen in between 1&3pm as he reveals all. And yes, I shall be there, whereever it is, with my pressed up against the mic.
Game face Kamz. Game face.
Take a listen to their Pick a Dream album sample by clicking the album cover below.
A few weeks ago I stumbled into Mercury Live. All I remembered was Sailor Jerry. Nuff said.
Seems that they’re playing a gig at Jackal & Hide and I, for one, will be bouncing around there on Thursday (tomorrow). Come join me for a little rockabilly for your week.
PS: here’s their debut video.