Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Assembly (giveaway)

Honda Music Presents: HAEZER

A big welcome home to SA’s undisputed heavyweight champion of bass and hard electro, Haezer is back fresh off his 3 month European tour!

He has come a long way since his roots tracing right back to the epicentre of the booming local electronic scene where he honed his skill at The Assembly’s Discotheque electronic nights.

Haezer is now SA’s biggest electro bass export, returning straight off his hugely successful European tour where he performed across the continent at some of the biggest and best clubs and festivals. He recently brought over Canadian Trio Black Tiger Sex Machine, who performed around SA in the past month that were highly successful!

- Grimehouse
- JakobSnake
- Lazersharkk
- Andy Islands
- Nietzschen Übermensch

R40 Webtickets (Skip the Queue)
R40 Before 10PM / R60 After


DPC is giving away a few tickets to this The Assembly event! 

Come on get tweeting, use and @dirty_pink_city and you could win! Hurry giving them away soon :)

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Pleasure Store

 Magnum Pleasure Store comes to Cape Town this January

Join Magnum and celebrate 25 years of pleasure your own way, by visiting Magnum Cape Town at Cavendish Square, Claremont this summer.

New York, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, Johannesburg – and now Cape Town! The Magnum Pleasure Store pops up at Cavendish Square, Claremont on 17 January 2015 in celebration of Magnum’s 25th Birthday, giving you the chance to customise your own Magnum and share the glamour of a quarter century of pleasure with some of the country’s hottest celebrities.
Open daily from 10am – 8pm and running for 8 weeks only until 15 March 2015, Magnum Cape Town gives Magnum fans the chance to celebrate their favourite ice cream by customising it with their choice of decadent chocolate dip, and nearly 20 toppings from sea salt to chilli flakes and rose petals to chocolate-coated honeycomb. The Make My Magnum experience costs R50, which includes your choice of three premium toppings.

 Having travelled the globe since 2012, The Magnum Pleasure Store has been drawing crowds of public and celebrities alike.  After a record-setting run in Joburg, Magnum Cape Town expects to attract in the region of 50,000 pleasure seekers. The official public opening will be held on 17 January.

And for pleasure seekers, a host of other surprise pop-up experiences await. For exclusive access, we invite you to like and keep your eyes peeled in the press! You can also follow @MagnumSA on Twitter and share the love via Twitter #MakeMyMagnumSA.

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Sunday, 14 December 2014


Home Of Wow

"Imagine a future where there is no web congestion, no downtime, no buffering... just constantly blazing fast Internet. You don't have to imagine any more. It starts now."

Telkom offers consumers a unique perspective on technology this summer, with the Home of Wow experiential campaign recently held at major shopping centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The campaign, which kicked off at Sandton City, boasted a specially-built interactive home to show off the brand new SmartHome packages. Big name artists like Mi Casa, DJ Fresh, Jimmy Nevis and The Plastics were hosted at Telkom’s Home of Wow activation in Sandton, Eastgate, Canal Walk and Gateway.

See more info on the SmartHome package: HERE

Follow @TelkomZA, #SummerofWow.
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 Sónar Cape Town (Competition)

Sonar cape town line up

Monday 15 December 

18:00 - 19:15


Sir Vincent

19:30 - 20:10


Christian Tiger School

20:30 - 21:20


Spoek Mathambo presents Fantasma

22:00 - 23:30


Pet Shop Boys

00:00 - 02:00
2manydjs (dj set)

Tuesday 16 December 

SonarLab By Pioneer DJ 
14:00 - 15:00


Terrence Pearce

15:00 - 16:00


Siphe Tebeka

16:00 - 17:00


DJ Fosta

17:00 - 18:00


Mr. Sakitumi and the Grrrl

18:00 - 19:30


Markus Wormstorm

19:30 - 20:55


Felix Laband

21:00 - 22:00



22:15 - 23:15


Ryan Murgatroyd

23:30 - 01:30



01:30 - 03:00


Das Kapital
Sonarclub by Olmeca Tequila

19:00 - 19:45
Fever Trails

20:00 - 20:50

21:00 - 21:55
Sibot & Toyota

22:30 - 23:45
The Bloody Beetroots

00:00 - 01:00

01:30 - 02:30
Jon Hopkins

03:00 - 04:00
Ten Walls
Venue: Good Hope Centre 

One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014 (opening night): R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December (public holiday): R595
Two Day Pass (General): R895
Two-Day PRO Pass*: R1350 
Opening Times
Gates open: 5pm - 2am
Programme running 6pm - 2am

Gates open: 11am - 2am
Programme running 12pm - 4am
DPC is giving away 2 x double general passes (access to Monday's and Tuesday's festival)
 Want it?
Tweet to us and tag a friend you want to take with to the festival by using @dirty_pink_city and @SonarCapeTown
Increase your chances by sharing our Facebook competition post.

Hurry, competition closes soon :)

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas In The Dark


Christmas Party Cape Town
  Tis the season to be jolly but also a time to do something for those less fortunate. Why not get yourself down to Cape Town’s City Hall this Friday12 December – for the first Christmas in the Dark Powerwise Piece Party? Brought to you by integrated concept and music experiential agency, 3 Blind Mice, in collaboration with Cape Town’s number one pizza brand, Butler’s Pizza, and South African electro-swing and dance group, GoodLuck, the event at Cape Town’s City Hall is the perfect way to kick off your party season – if it hasn’t already begun.
The supported charities are Little Fighters Cancer Trust who offer support to children with cancer and their families, and No Danger Diaries, a Cape-based social enterprise committed to making a difference while completing fun tasks such as abseiling in superhero outfits to try cheer up sick kids.
Come party with DPC for a good cause!

The event: HERE featuring GoodLuck, Beatenberg, The Kiffness and James Copeland
What else: Butler’s Pizza - baked in on-site gas ovens – as well as a range of other goodies and drinks will be on sale
When: Friday, 12 December 2014
             Doors open at 9pm and the festivities continue until 2am
Where: Main auditorium, Cape Town City Hall
Parking: While ample, secure parking will be available on the Grand Parade
                Please DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

Tickets from Webtickets:
First 100 tickets: R100 (includes a R100 Butlers Pizza voucher)
Tickets: R150 (includes a R100 Butlers Pizza voucher)

PLEASE BRING: A donation of a children’s toy
For more information visit: FB
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014



Last week Thursday, SAM (The South African Market), celebrate their first birthday complete with champagne, delicious food stalls and a whole venue filled with some of the best local artists and entrepreneurs' products, designs and fashion.

SAM is located in the heart of Bree Street, perfect for a quick pop-in after work or lunch, or a proper outing on a Saturday. The venue is beautiful with a large balcony over-looking the busy streets of the Mother City. This market is a curated collective of the best local fashion, jewellery, décor, furniture, stationery, accessories and design. In recent months, SAM has grown from a collection of 45 to 90 designers, providing them with a space to display their ranges and offering them exposure to both the local and international market.  

A partnership between South African, Berlinda White and Dutch national, Naomi Bossert, SAM prides itself in showcasing unique items of an international standard. “There is so much talent and creativity to appreciate in our country, and we aim to help the designers receive the appreciation – and revenue - they deserve,” says Naomi. 

South African Market
According to Berlinda the team is thrilled with the response from clients. “South Africans love the convenience of parking somewhere and being able to get everything they need from that one place. Because we offer an all-encompassing experience Sam has become firmly entrenched as a one-stop-destination for gifts. In addition to steady business from locals and tourists throughout the week, First Thursdays – a monthly cultural event where visitors are encouraged to explore the city’s art galleries, fashion and décor boutiques on foot – has been unbelievable – in November we had almost 2 300 people through the door.” 
Sam-South African Market
Be sure to visit SAM this December to buy all your Christmas gifts and holiday essentials - there is definitely a present for everyone! 

Sam-South African Market is located at 107 Bree Street, Cape Town. In celebration of its first birthday its offering a 10% discount on selected items for the month of December – and just in time for Christmas.

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (10h00 – 19h00), and Saturdays (09h00 – 15h00)

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The Summer Lovin' Tour

Woodstock Mafia, The Ballistics and Stoker

If you are thirsty for some gritty rock ‘n roll music, pay attention music lovers of the East Coast! On their way to a venue near you, is rock bands Woodstock Mafia, The Ballistics and Stoker to mix the perfect blend of diverse music, party vibes and cheap entry. So, strip down, lather up and get out, this rockin’ trio will be on your doorstep soon.
Woodstock Mafia is a 4-piece rock outfit from Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2011, their hard, alternative rock has captivated audiences and their energetic live shows left crowds screaming for more.
The Ballistics is a young and energetic four-piece blues-rock band. Highlights include the releases of their debut EP, full-length Album and Music Video, playing at renowned festivals such as Up The Creek, Oppikoppi, RAMfest, Synergy, The Kleinmond Big Blues Festival and The Table Mountain Blues Summit.
Born out of brotherly love and a passion for rock n roll, Stoker thundered onto the music scene in 2011 and have saddled up for a great ride. Their live performances rage with energy, emotion and release powerful riffs.
Friday 19 December
Cafe Havana, Mossel Bay
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R40
Saturday 20 December
Zanzibar George
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R40

Sunday 21 December
The Mexican, J Bay
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R40
Monday 22 December
Pool City (Walmer), Port Elizabeth
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R40
Tuesday 23 December
Zanzibar Plettenberg Bay
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R40
Join the tour event HERE

Official Hashtag: #SUMMERLOVINTOUR 
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Synergy Live

 Live And Loud

Our eyes met for a few seconds: His blood-shot, muscles bulging under tanned skinned, custom p-cap turned backwards. He's not my type. In fact he might just irritate me with his sleeveless Aztec shirt and metal bracelet. But for a few fleeting seconds we understood each other. We agreed to be at the same stage for the sound and nothing more. We agreed to dance together, only because we liked the same band.

As usual we left Cape Town 2 hours later than planned and, much to my disappointment, missed Ballistic Blues and Stoker. I'm a bit tired of setting up camp in the dark, It really sucks trying to push a tent pole through its hole when there's no light. Even more so when you keep losing everything: Where's my beer? Can you hold this while I look for my lighter/money/hoodie? Do you know where I packed my life? I should be a pro by now, I've been doing this for years...


After the traditional “two beers at the tent”, we were off to the music. My party spirit lifted the moment I saw that Synergy's clever organisers made a few changes to this year's set up: For one, they reduced the main stage area quite a bit, creating a more intimate atmosphere and catering for a seemingly smaller festival.

We were in time to catch the energetic Reburn. I don't know much about them, but I had a good time reveling in their lively performance. The main bar was a few feet away, making for easy access to more beer, while Jose Cuervo had the best activation in the form of a mini truck-bar with Cuervolucion jollifications around the clock on top of it. 

aKING once again proved why they are part of festival main stage royalty, even though they didn't have the biggest crowd. They aim to entertain, Cuervo balls in the air and all. The crowd thinned out even more for Taxi Violence's set and it felt as if I got punched in the stomach by a giant, pumped-up EDM fist, bruising my steady rock n roll soul a little. Look, I don't mind good electronic music, don't get me wrong, but honestly, plenty festivals later and where are our true rock n roll fans? Nevertheless, they gave a rock solid performance.

I miraculously did not wake up in an oven on Saturday morning, and a light breeze taunted me through the hole in my tent (thanks Oppikoppi!). Festival mornings are made for laying in the shade. Proper lazy days. In the distance The Red Bull Studio Live and the ERA beach bar battled it out with their monster beats. This year the two EDM stages came ready for war with proper sound and strobe lighting. The Red Bull Studio Live even showed off with some of the best psychedelic décor I've seen this year – even better than some of the trance parties I recently attended (yes, on occasion I do check these out too).

After a proper dam mission, we joined the dribs heading for the music. Michael Lowman entertained a small crowd hiding under whatever shade they could find. Michael surprised: He can play guitar well, he can sing AND he has good stage presence, something a lot of our artists lack at the moment. He played a tight set with songs that even made a few really buff, really serious boytjies dance. 

Up next Beach Party lived up to their name and drew a good crowd of happy campers dancing and jumping in the afternoon sun. The crowd expanded with every song, evidently awaiting summer power house, Shortstraw. For some reason, I always miss them. I think I saw them once in Stellenbosch, but never really had a big enough urge to watch them again, so while the crowd got bigger, we head off to find food.

Later, we went to the tent to put on warm clothes and fill plastic bottles with vodka, like you do at festivals. International band Bombay Bicycle Club led in the second party night to a biggish crowd. Initially I questioned Synergy's choice of giving them such an early slot, but it turned out really well. Albeit not a fan, the guys got the festies on the their feet and the air full of happy, easy-going tunes. They made the people happy – I even witnessed a few grown men cry tears of joy.

Local genius act Desmond and The Tutus, were up next and the crowd got a little naughtier: Throwing beers in the air, jumping on each other and dancing like there were no Sirius Sunday tomorrow. They are one of my all time favourite local acts and every time I see them perform, I like them more. Off-beat and quirky, though as solid as the boytjie's biceps next to me.


Sunday came a little too early and with the sounds of the main stage still fresh in our ears, the mighty Sirius soon took over with crowds heading a thousand strong to go stomp. I have to admit that Synergy can really put on a production, I just wish they had more support behind them for our rock 'n roll acts.

I liked the seemingly smaller festival this year. The bars, food court, camping area and stages were all positioned in a short, accessible trail. So, when you come from the Red Bull Stage, you can grab a snack, catch some main stage action and then go pass out in the 
nearest tent... And vice versa. Less frustration, more party time.

Big ups Synergy. Until next year.


What I do want to see next year, and this goes for all festivals, is a proper side stage for up-coming bands (rock/metal/indie bands that is) much like the LMG stage a few years ago.
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