They given the nod as last year’s Best Hospitality Facility at the Durban July, and with MTV Base releasing the list of performers set to rock their marquee on July 6 and 7, it’s hard to see them not winning it again.
Very few people that go to the race event go to put bets on their favourite horses- that’s why hospitality matters more than the goings-on on the course. So securing the biggest stars and catering for your marquee puts you ahead of the pack.
Without trying to great controversy, it is disappointing that no female artists are on the bill. But MTV Base can still be forgiven, because Donald, Mi Casa, Zakes Bantwini, Teargas, Pro Kid, JR, Lulo Cafe, Black Coffee, Dimplez and DJ Vigilante will be on hand to entertain invitees. The MTV Base Lifestyle Oasis Village will be located in the Ascot Village.
Before all the glitz of the main day, a pre-party will be held at De La Sol at 10pm, and will feature DJs Vinny Da Vinci, Sphectacula & Naves, and again Lulo Cafe.
Tickets are R650 per person at Computicket or for VVIP bookings, people are to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Alternatively call 031 312 9435. MTV Base on DStv channel 322 will also acrry furtehr details.
This may be a little late, but we captured some pictures from different gigs in the past couple of weeks that we wanted to share. Enjoy!
Mam’ Sibongile Khumalo brought along with her a popping voice and new songs. She performed indoors, and unlike the dancing going on outside, where HHP and Lira (she sampled electronic sounds and even did a short cover of Rihanna’s We Found Love) performed, Khumalo had her crowd seated and in silence. That voice is still magic after all these years.
We’ve just seen the running order! Of course it is always “subject to change” when it comes to such gigs, but so far this look sexciting. Nicelys pread through the various stages. See below:
Friday 1 June 2012
17:00 Gates open
21:00 Herbie Tsoaeli
22:00 Trio (Steve Kekana, Babsy Mlangeni and Joe Nina)
Saturday 2 June 2012
12:00 Gates open
18:00 Selaelo Selota
00:00 Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph (Berlin)
01:15 Zakes Bantwini
12:00 Gates open
15:00 Taiwa Jazz Band
17:00 Asanda Bam
19:00 Adam Glasser (with Pinise Saul and Bheki Khoza)
21:00 Sibongile Khumalo
Dance stage/piano lounge
12:00 Gates open
14:00 Karabo Mohlala
17:00 Hot Water
19:00 Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid
21:00 Toya Delazy
23:00 Mi Casa
01:00 Jam session
There’s no argument here: Mi Casa is the most talked about band in the country. It’s no longer TKZee or The Parlotones. Over the weekend, they celebrated their 3 Samas and ALSO, their debut offfering hitting over 40 000 physical copies sold. Now considering file-sharing and other means of getting hold of music nowadays, that’s not half bad- even Gold sales are celebrated.
Label manager Allan Nicoll also hailed it as “a tremendous achievement”, and that the aim is double platinum.
J’Something (a fave with the ladies) said: “ We cannot believe that what started as a random night at a Soul Candi party has now turned into an album with platinum status. We feel so blessed and forever thankful.”
Also the 3D music video of current singel La Vida is out…
Congrats to them! Onwards and upwards, guys!
She’s been a little quiet of late, what with all the bad press surrounding her activities off-stage, so we were a tad surprised that Simphiwe Dana will be performing with a band on SABC 3′S breakfast show Expresso, next Thursday.
She is writing and has started gradually experimenting in studio, so it may still be too soon for any new material from a prospective follow-up to Kulture Noir (arguably her best effort yet), so the presumption is that she will play one of the popular songs off the 2010 album.
Two days before her appearance will be KB Motsilanyane’s turn to rock the SABC 3 breakfast show’s stage. She will perform “Run Free”- the title track.
This past weekend saw a lot of parties, and of course it’s always impossible to keep up, hence The Social was unable to make sweet young ‘un Boitumelo Thulo’s birthday party at Taboo nightclub in Sandton. But word is it was as sweet as her smile.
Rule #1 NEVER mess with Generations’ timeslot at 8pm on SABC 1
Rule #2 NEVER upset the around 6 million viewers of the show
Thankfully SAMAs CEO Randall Abrahams and the folks at MTN (title sponsors for close to a decade now) know this and have moved the awards ceremony to 8.30pm- crucially after Generations on that Monday of April 30.
Said SABC 1 Acting General Manager Leo Manne: “We’ve placed the MTN SAMAs in their rightful prime time viewing slot – just after Generations, SA’s most popular TV programme – giving all South Africans the opportunity to be a part of the most illustrious event on the South African music calendar…”
Remember how the channel refused to move the soapie during the African Cup of Nations, and was willing to only broadcast eight games live and the others delayed? Yup, same applies here. Mfundi Vundla will be smiling somewhere. Wonder how much this show has made him over the years.
The SAMA nominees will be announced on the 8th of next month.
We’ll keep you posted!
And in some good old scandal-free news, DJ Black Coffee has been nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award.
Hurrah, hurrah, we’re quite impressed and very proud of the man.
Whether you like house music or not, it’s almost impossible to ignore the man’s talent for making smooth beats. That guy is a hitmaker of note – and it’s not one-season music either, it’s near-classic stuff. Clearly MTV could not ignore his talent, either.
The category he’s been nominated in is brand spanking new, and it’s called World Wide Act. The award will feature five nominees from five different regions: Africa/ India/ Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and Europe. Black Coffee is one of five nominated under the Africa/ India/ Middle East category, and if he garners top votes he will be in the World Wide Act category.
So I guess it’s like a nomination for a pre-award. Or something.
Either way, well done to Black Coffee. Good on you, man!
SAMA Award winning electro-pop duo, Loconville are furious after allegedly being assaulted by police at petrol station in Claremont, Cape Town.
This morning Kaya FM reported that the Locnville twins, Andrew and Brain Chaplin were walking there with a friend in the early hours of the morning when a group of people confronted them, insulted them about their music and started a fight.The cops allegedly intervened, maced Brian in the face and punched their friend.
Soon after the incident the shocked twins took to their Facebook and Twitter account to vent about the ordeal.
Locnville admitted that they had been drinking, but said they did not start the fight.