Euphonik & Channel O Present Wild for the Night | Taboo Sandton

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Euphonik is going Wild for the Night at Taboo in Sandton!

Friday, 6 December, will see the biggest house and hip hop party of the year kick off the end-of-year party scene.

Euphonik, in association with Channel O and Superga, brings you Wild for the Night. Both house and hip hop heads will be catered for on the night with two dedicated floors at Taboo in Sandton. Expect your favourite house DJs including Fresh, Black Coffee, Kent and, of course, Euphonik. On the hip hop bill, DJs Sphectacula, Speedsta and Capital are set to keep all the snapback-clad heads bopping.

With many more DJs listed for the night, it’s the one party that’s sure to get the year-end party scene started. Make sure you can I say, “I got wild that night” by purchasing your ticket for a cool R150 at Computicket.

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The 10th Annual Fezile Dabi Aids Benefit Concert – 30 November 2013

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Knowing makes a difference.

While many strides have been made in the fight against HIV/Aids, there is a still plenty of work to be done in order to realise an HIV free generation.

On Saturday, 30 November at Abrahamsrust Resort, Sasolburg, all your favourite artists will unite with the common goal to see HIV/Aids eradicated from our beautiful country. Performers on the bill include Mafikizolo, Sfiso Ncwane, Thandiswa Mazwai, Caiphus Semenya, Ringo Madlingozi, Tshepo Tshola, Dr Malinga, Donald and your favourite DJs, Big Nuz and DJ Finzo.

Tickets are on sale now for R190 at Computicket or purchase one on the day at the gate for R220.

Be part of the generation that spreads the knowledge and make a difference today.

Red Bull Presents PHFAT National Tiger Tiger Tour

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It’s time to party to the beat of the summer!

The Red Bull Studio Tour is set to shake things up the nation over this summer.

PHFAT kick off their National Tiger Tiger tour tonight in Cape Town before making their way up the coast through Durban and Pietermaritzburg, to eventually end of in Johannesburg and Pretoria. It’s the perfect way to get back into the party vibe as the work year winds down to a hault.

Check out details for a Tiger Tiger in your city below:

Thursday, 21 November – Cape Town
Performance time: 11pm to 12am
Line-up: PHFAT & Jack Parow
Event link: http://www.tigertiger.vdpgroup.co.za/layouts/cust_tigertiger/tigertigerEvents.asp
Venue address: Main Road, Claremont
Venue contact for bookings: Charlene 0767692108

Friday, 22 November – Durban
Performance time: 11pm
Line-up: PHFAT and Jack Parow
Facebook event link: http://ow.ly/qY8kp
Venue address: 67 Walter Gilbert Rd, Morningside
Venue contact for bookings: Ashleigh 079 875 3399

Saturday, 23 November – Pietermaritzburg
Performance time: 11pm
Line-up: PHFAT
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441564192737937/
Venue address: 91 Commercial Road, PMB
Venue contact for bookings: Jono – 0722127053; Lauren – 0835562722

Thursday, 28 November – Tiger Tiger Fourways:
Performance time: 12am – 1am
Veneu address: Shop 27L Fourways Mall, Cnr of Witkoppen and Fourways Boulevard (next door Spur on lower level)
Contact: Kim Marketing 082 370 2088 / Brad Manager 082 876 2052
Address: 21 Kingfisher Drive, Off Witkoppen Road – 011 467 3143

Friday, 29 November – PTA – Meghann
Performance time: 11pm
Line up: Resident DJ’s – Craig White and Dean Murray
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413119732251561/
Venue address: 376 January Masilela drive, Garsfontein
Venue contact for bookings: Meghann – 0716092675

Watch: Olmeca Tequila Presents The Soul Candi Sessions 2014 SA Tour Highlights

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The very best from this year’s Soul Candi Sessions Tour.

The Soul Candi Sessions Tour is the party of the year to look forward to. All your favourite DJs plus the hottest up-and-coming talent – who could ask for more?

The tour rocked some of the hottest clubs in the country in places from Soweto to Durban. While the Soul Candi crew caught up with Mi Casa at Chaf Pozi, DJ Ganyani, DJ Naves and DJ Game were ready to share the good times at Cube in Durban. Garankuwa was not be left out and The Ruffest made sure we knew why when they stopped for minute after their set at Taliban to weigh in on their experience.

If you missed out on The Soul Candi Sessions 2014 SA Tour, or you’ve just been dying to relive the experience, check out the best of the tour below.

PREMIERE: Jack Parow – “P.A.R.T.Y” | Video

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Get down and party with Jack Parow!

The summer time is the right time to party and no one knows this better than Jack Parow.

Today saw the debut of his latest video to the single, “P.A.R.T.Y”. The single comes off the EP Eksie Ou Special Edition. Watch Parow live his rockstar party lifestyle as he treks with his mates around the country. It’s about the good times: grabbing a cold one and throwing a chop on the braai. If you have no idea, check it out below.

Now that you’re ready to take on the summer, be sure to purchase the Eksie Ou Special Edition EP on iTunes.

The party doesn’t end there though. Jack Parow will be out in Stellenbosch and Kirstenbosch to get the partying started all over again. Make sure you join in on the fun by checking out dates and details below.

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Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Line-up: Jack Parow and Loveglove Pyrotechnics, MFM DJ
Venue: Klein Libertas, Stellenbosch
Cover: R50 at the door
Time: Doors open at 19h00
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/192757230913618/

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Date: Sunday, 1st December
Appearances by: Francois Van Coke, David Kramer, Schalk Joubert & Le-Roi Nel
Tickets: http://bit.ly/18lBM4U

More shows are set on Parow’s party itinerary – details to follow soon:

29 November: Synergy Festival, Cape Town (http://www.synergylive.co.za/capetown/)

3 December: KZN Rage, Balito

5 December: Plett Rage, Plettenberg Bay

5 December: Jolly Dolphin, Jeffrey’s Bay

6 December: Firkin, Centurion

14 December: Die Son’s 10 Year Birthday Festival, Sarepta Sports Grounds, Kuilsrivier

15 December: Rocca Bar, Durban

16 December: @The Park Music Festival, Kempton Park

20 December: Flamingo’s Rock Festival, Langebaan (www.flamingoslangebaan.co.za )

26 December: Jolly Dolphin, Jeffrey’s Bay

28 December: Ox Braai, Bathurst

31 December: VIP, Plettenberg Bay

Fokofpolisiekar Announce 10 Years of Playing with Fire Tour

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Fokofpolisiekar celebrate 10 years like true rockstars!

It was back in 2003 when South Africa and the world got the first power surge from rockers Fokofpolisiekar’s As jy met vuur speel sal jy Brand. Ten years later, no one can seem to get enough.

To celebrate a decade of rocking the local music scene, the world class act are embarking on their biggest tour to date. The 120-minute, two-part set will kick off with an acoustic set before they plug in for a full-on rock set! It promises to be an extra special tour as the band will be debuting two unreleased songs during the tour. The tour covers the length and breadth of the country kicking off in Centurion (tickets and details TBA) and running all the way down to Cape Town before concluding at Johannesburg’s Rumours.

To thank their loyal, die-hard fans who’ve been there every step of their 10-year journey, the As jy met vuur speel sal jy Brand album will be re-released as a limited edition vinyl available exclusively on tour, starting from their 6 December stop at The Assembly in Cape Town. A band website has also gone live for all the latest updates on Fokofpolisiekar. Visit the official website here and look out for a new single to be released ahead of the tour soon.

Check out tour dates for your city below. Please take note of ticket purchasing sites and contact details as they differ from date-to-date.

Date: 6th December 2013
Line-up: Jägermeister presents Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: The Assembly, Cape Town
Address: 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town
Contact: Pierre Coetzee – info@theassembly.co.za / +27 21 465 7286
Time: Doors open at 21:00
Entrance: R100 p/p at the door
Pre-Sold: R80 p/p (only 200 available) from http://bit.ly/1aFYPax
Early Bird: R60 p/p (only 100 available) from http://bit.ly/1aFYPax

Date: 8th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Barnyard Theatre Parkview
Address: Shop F92, Parkview Shopping Centre, Corner of Garsfontein Road and Netcare Streets
Contact: 012 368 1555 / parkview@barnyardtheatres.co.za
Time: Doors open 18h30 / Start 20h00
Tickets: R150 http://bit.ly/HVfIYW

Date: 9th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Barnyard Theatre, Boksburg
Address: East Rand Galleria, Northrand Road, Boksburg
Contact: 011 823 6933
Time: Doors open 18h30 / Start 20h00
Tickets: R150 p/p http://bit.ly/1bqjEYp

Date: 10th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Barnyard Theatre Vereeniging
Address: Cnr. General Hertzog & Club Str, Three Rivers, Vereeniging
Contact: barnyard@elpa.co.za / 016 454 8388 / Aldo Spies – 083 627 4148
Time: Doors open at 18h30. Performance starts at 20h00
Tickets: R100 p/p http://bit.ly/HOcWEb

Date: 11th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Barnyard Theatre, Cresta
Adress: Shop L205, Cresta Mall
Contact: 011 478 5300 / iris@barnyardtheatres.co.za
Time: Doors open18h30 / Start 20h00
Tickets: R150 p/p http://bit.ly/1icejKM

Date: 12th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Atterbury Theatre
Address: Daventrystraat 4 (h/v Lynnwoodweg en Daventrystraat), Lynnwood
Contact: 012 471 1700
Time: 20h00
Tickets: R150 p/p http://bit.ly/1e5e5Cx

Date: 13th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar with Yoav and Only Is Forever
Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Address: 256 The Highway Street, Equestria
Contact: Robert – 072 020 6120
Time: Doors open at 6pm.
Tickets: R70 p/p (no pre sales)

Date: 14th December 2013
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar with De Wallen and Man As Machine
Venue: Rumours Lounge, Roodepoort
Address: Shop 20 Palm Court, Cornelius Street, Weltevreden Park, Gauteng
Contact: Fred Otto – 0798257995 / Hanlee – 0820983305
Time: 21h00
Tickets: R80 p/p (no pre-sales)

Maftown Heights – All You Need to Know

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The biggest Motswako party in the land is almost here!

It’s just over a week until the kings of Motswako take over Newtown for the annual Maftown Heights Festival.

This year’s occasion serves as the official pre-party to the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards (CHOAMVA) which is set to take place the following day.

Motswako fans are in for the time of their lives with all their favourites from Khuli Chana, Morafe, JR, Casper Nyovest and more making an appearance on the set list. But let’s not forget the friends of Motswako, including CHOAMVA host, AKA, iFani, Reason, PRO, Teargas and more!

For all the party people, the hottest DJs are set to keep you dancing the night away with the likes of DJ Dimplez, Sphe and Naves, Speedsta vs Capital and whole lot more lending their skills on the 1s and 2s.

Also look out for a special guest performance by Mafikizolo and more surprise performers.

The 29th of November is the date and the Newtown Park (opposite Bassline) is the place. Tickets are available now at Computicket. It’s one of the biggest weekends in local music – be there.

Watch: Hosts AKA & Naeto C Warm Up Ahead of #CHOAMVA

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Rappers Naeto C and AKA get fired up for CHOAMVA.

When Naeto C and AKA get wind of their being selected as hosts for this year’s biggest music video awards ceremony, they take it very seriously.

So to make sure that their hosting skills for the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are as sick as their respective flows are on the mic, they took to the gym to prepare in swagging style! Which rap king ultimately reigned supreme? Find out for yourself below.

Catch up on the full list of nominees for this year and be sure to tune into Channel O on 30 November at 8PM CAT for the official live broadcast.

Watch: Dear Reader Announces ‘The Rivonia Tour Part II’

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Dear Reader set out on second installment of European tour.

While we hope that Cherilyn MacNeil might consider touring South Africa soon, we’re excited to announce the Dear Reader European tour. The Rivonia Tour Part II is set to kick off at the Pressure Air Festival in Oberhausen, Germany next Friday before curtain call in Osnabrück.

Check out dates for your city below:

22.11.13 Oberhausen, Pressure Air Festival
23.11.13 LUX – Luxemburg, Sonic Visions Festival
24.11.13 Bielefeld, Falkendom
25.11.13 Kassel, Schlachthof
27.11.13 CH – Will, Gare de Lion
28.11.13 CH – Bern, ISC
29.11.13 A – Innsbruck, Treibhaus
30.11.13 A – Göfis, Vereinshaus
01.12.13 A – Wien, Chelsea
02.12.13 Jena, Rosenkeller
03.12.13 Gießen, MuK (Akustisch)
01.01.14 Berlin, Volksbühne Neujahrskonzert
15.01.14 Nürnberg, Muz
16.01.14 Stuttgart, Pop Freaks
17.01.14 Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei
18.01.14 Mannheim, Alte Feuerwach
19.01.14 Frankfurt, Brotfabrik
21.01.14 Aachen, Musikbunker
22.01.14 Bochum, Bahnhof Langdreer
23.01.14 Halle, Objekt 5
24.01.14 Bremen, Tower
25.01.14 Osnabrück, Kleine Freiheit

For ticket purchases, make your way to concert promoter Gastspielreisen Rodenberg’s official website.

EXCLUSIVE: FDBQ&A with Red Huxley

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Red Huxley talks meeting their hero, living the dream and why they’re simply “rockin'”.

They’re still running high on the energy of their Dave Catching studio session in California and we thought we’d catch up with them before they got to share it with the world.

Red Huxley are set to launch their debut full-length album, Nothing More, this Friday at The Assembly in Cape Town. The launch follows a tumultuous journey from meeting their hero, Eagles of Death Metal, to cutting the new album with guitarist, Dave Catching.

At a recent private listening session of the album, the excitement of the trio could not be denied. They were simply itching to share their new music with the world and won’t be too long now. In our Exclusive FDBQ&A, we finding out how they’re doing as the excitement ahead of their launch reaches fever-pitch!

Feedback Musiq: What is the inspiration behind the name ‘Red Huxley’?
Red Huxley: It actually came from our mate of ours who was trying to name the band. He wrote down a collection of cool words on a page and shuffled them around to see what he could come up with. He got ‘Huxley’ from Aldous Huxley and thought that ‘Red’ suited it really well. And hey, Red Huxley was born.

FDBQ: Describe the band in one word.
RH: Rockin’.

FDBQ: What was the inspiration behind the treatment to the “My Own Way” video?
Back in the early days of our band we found a ‘very inspirational’ picture of two semi-naked girls walking through the desert that we put our logo over and used as our profile picture. It seemed to go down quite well with our fans and the music video idea grew from that picture. It seemed to suit the song “My Own Way” really well, which helped us to shape the video.

FDBQ: What have been your favourite festivals to play and what have been some of the most interesting moments at these?
RH: Between the three of us, Oppikoppi seems to be the favourite festival. We always get a great response from the crowd and love playing there. When we played this year we only [just] landed back in SA, after recording in the States, on the day of our performance. We had to rush to get to there and only just made it to our set in time. We were all just buzzing on adrenaline, it was a great show.

FDBQ: What was the experience of meeting Eagles of Death Metal like?
RH: It was amazing! We met them backstage when they came to play ‘One Night in Cape Town’ and they were such great guys. They walked in with a cooler box of beers and some music and just got the party going. That was when we managed to approach guitarist Dave Catching, give him our stuff and ask if he would be keen to produce our album. He ended up inviting us to to his studio in Joshua Tree, California. Working and spending time with Dave in his studio was awesome and so inspirational for us. Dave was so chilled and he allowed us to be ourselves, which translated very well onto the album we recorded there.

FDBQ: How has recording your new album in California differed from recording in South Africa?
RH: Dave has so much equipment in his studio that he knows like the back of his hand, so if we were to ask for a certain sound he would rummage in a cupboard, dust off a pedal, plug in a guitar and come up with the exact sound we wanted. He is genius like that. So it helped to be in his space that he knows so well with all his gear. Also to spend 3 weeks living in the desert really gets you out of your comfort zone and lets you focus in fully on the recording process, as there are not many distractions around. Where in South Africa, we would have gone home after a day recording, in California the studio doubled as a home so it was really comfortable.

FDBQ: A Dave Catching recording session followed by Oppikoppi followed by your doccie launch and soon your album launch – would you say you’re living the rock star dream?
RH: It definitely feels that way because we have had such a great experience and have been enjoying every moment of it but I think we still have a long way to go and some hard work before we can really be living the rock star dream.

FDBQ: A number of local bands have relocated to the US. Is that on the cards for Red Huxley? Will it ever be if the opportunity came up?
RH: Yes, if we got the opportunity to go over we would definitely take it again. When we finished recording Dave said ‘Awesome, so when can I book you for your second album’, so who knows, maybe we can do our next album there. Although I think for now we would love to take our music over to Europe and play some shows there.

FDBQ: What is your proudest achievement?
RH: I think that our successful Kickstarter campaign is quite a proud moment, raising $25000 in 40 days wasn’t that easy and we still can’t quite believe we did it. Although i would say the proudest moment for me is the fact that Dave Catching, someone who we have looked up to since before we were a band together, liked our music enough to invite us to come record with him in California.

FDBQ: What would be the ultimate goal?
RH: The ultimate goal would be to one day be playing sold out stadium shows around the world and to be able to play the music we love for the rest of lives.

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Check back soon for a full review on Red Huxley’s Nothing More.