Friday, 9 October 2015

Gang Of Ballet Releases New EP [Interview]

Get Form and Function Part 1 TODAY

"It's been a pretty long process, between Josh and myself we wrote 40 plus songs for the project and then chose the ones we felt right about for the first part..."
After the huge success with their first album, Yes/No/Grey, Durban band Gangs of Ballet released their new EP, Form and Function Part 1. We caught up with Brad Klynsmith to chat about it.  

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

October Dreaming

The apartment in the middle of the city is filling up with books, plants and memories. The light is creeping in through the windows earlier. Summer is coming, she said. I know, he said. We'll go to the sea and climb the mountain, maybe we'll even drive up the coast and stay in tents. It's October, and we're dreaming. Summer is coming soon...

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Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference 2015

The 4th Annual Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference was an even bigger success than imagined!

We have been overwhelmed at the positive feedback and support we have received from people regarding the conference."
Some of the biggest local African artists and most influential Industry leaders came together in support of the Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference this past week at the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Cape Town to share their knowledge and information about the industry with their fellow artists as well as the younger generations hoping to break into the local music scene. 
The 60 plus participants included the likes of AKA, Jack Parow, Jeremy Loops, Kazim Rashid (Warp Records UK), Shaun Duvet (Ultra), Damon Forbes (Breakout Agency), DJ Mizz, Leigh Morgan (Believe Digital UK), Mike from P.H.fat, Felix Laband, Charles Webster (UK), Shane Cooper (Card On Spokes), Ready D, Raphael Benza (AKA manager), Raymond Bloom (Goldfish manager), Ben Peters (Goodluck), Mr Sakitumi, Youngsta, Dilo Xclusive amongst others. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Vodacom In The City 2015 - A Glance


Despite the sweltering heat thousands of music-lovers turned out for Vodacom In The City this past Sunday 4 October! Kicking off the summer festival season with a new daytime format, festival attendees came prepared with blankets, umbrellas and picnics for a beautiful day out under the Jozi sunshine at Emmarentia Dam.


Albert Frost Trio, The Black Cat Bones, Gerald Clark, Guy Collins Band, The Boulevard Blues Band, Aidan Martin Trio, Jonathan Peyper Band, Frank Freeman, The Studebakers, Wayne Pauli Trio, Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace, and Bandeleros.

100% Pure Blues.
Its been 10 Years!
South Africa's Premier Blues Music Festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville to celebrate its 10th Birthday on Saturday 5 December 2015. Hosting 12 of the country's top blues artists, the 2015 concert is proudly presented and brought to you by COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY, PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC and FENDER SA.


Of Monsters And Men & Jungle

Sowing the seeds

Sowing the Seeds Music & Lifestyle Festival and Seed Experiences are very excited to announce two incredible international acts, Of Monsters And Men & Jungle as the festival headliners, taking place at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg on Saturday 2nd April 2016. The two international acts will also have standalone shows in Cape Town, live at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in March and April 2016.

AKING Releases Two New Music Videos

AKING are releasing two new music videos back-to-back. They have given two filmmakers, Ferdinand van Zyl and Barry de Villiers, a platform to showcase their experiments in South African New Wave Cinema.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Celebrate Halloween With Arcade Empire

DPC Chats To Rolo 

✝ Arcade Empire & Griet presents: Halloween 2015 ✝

This year expect to party your costume off at ARCADE EMPIRE! They are putting on a MASSIVE Halloween party! We chatted to Rolo, one of the artists who will be performing about the event and a few other things.

Friday, 2 October 2015

DPC Chats To Bittereinder

Dans Tot Die Dood

DPC recently caught up with Bittereinder. They told us about their new album, Dans Tot Die Dood, disappearing for a while and about touring soon.
Hello. Thanks for chatting to DPC!
DPC is a big fan of Bittereinder, you guys just don’t play enough in Cape Town! How’s 2015 been this far? 
It’s been a lovely year, especially because we got to take that magical week off to write new music in July. Also had a great tour of the Netherlands and Germany, and we’re looking forward to all the launch shows coming up before December.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

DPC Chats to Grassy Spark

Winner of Vodacom In The City

Vodacom in the city 2015

Hey guys, thanks for chatting to DPC!

You just got voted to open at Vodacom in the City 2015, how excited are you all? And what did you guys do first to celebrate?

Overwhelmingly excited, its quite hectic actually; our biggest worry has to be how much adrenline will be pumping on game day. Calm slow release is important for optimum performance. First thing we all did to celebrate was just to basically make as much noise as we could obviously, but here is a link to a video that explains everything: