THE SIXTIES FESTIVAL- NELSPRUIT

 
 
A festival of urban and soulful sounds is set to bring a dynamic vibe to Nelspruit yet again this year, Mpumalanga will come alive this September as the 5th installment of MPUCA Annual 60s Weekend” returns with a scintillating weekend of good music, tourism and entertainment. The event attracts a mélange of ethnicities from across the country, young and old to this exciting and progressive city.
 
 For the past 4 years these event played host to a unique melting pot of these cultures, coming together for a massive celebration.
Boasting some of the majestic and panoramic views, the Mpumalanga Province will come alive from 26th – 29th September 2013 when revellers and tourists from all over Southern and South Africa gather at some of Mpumalanga’s iconic locations.
“We are quite thrilled at the success the festival has enjoyed over the past four years and this year is going to be even better as we feature the SAMA awards Winner KhuliChana and the Musical Legend ‘Zola 7′ to head our strong line-up of more than 40 Artists,” says Sam Sekgota, Managing Director of Molite Productions.
The MPUCA 60s Weekend in Nelspruit will kick off on Friday, 27th September with a high-energy Pre Party at Cappellos featuring Naives and SPHE, Mpako, Ocean and others. For the lovers of HouseMusic we have a second dance floor still at Cappellos with DJs At Work – Vinny Da Vinci & Christos, Fistaz Mixwell, TrevorDee, China, Glen Lewis, The Prince, Nasty Nev and TrendyL as well as some of the top club DJs in the country.
 
“Its sure going to be an unforgettable Mpumalanga weekend and we urge all South Africans to set aside that September weekend and book their tickets, flights and accommodation as this is going to be amemorable festival of excellent music,” adds Sekgota.
Saturday, 28th September will be the Main Sixties Party at Mbombela Stadium Precinct with Dj Blackcoffee, Fresh, Sbu, Ganyani, Sumbody and others and on Sunday, 29th September the weekend winds down at The Mbombela Picnic & Braai area with sultry and soulful sounds at the popular Sunday Soul Session presented by the Metro FM’s Paul Mtirara, Eddie Zondi, Sweetmike and UnkleMdu headlined by top Afro-Jazz Artist like Mafikizolo, TheSoil, JazielBrothers, Zahara, Ntando to be flanked by local artists Tsepe and many more.
 
Ticket prices to the MPUCA 60s weekend are available at Computicket Nationwide and Shoprite Checkers and online as follows:
• Friday, 27th September Hip-Hop Pre-Party at Cappellos R 100
• Saturday, 28th September Sixties Party at Mbombela Stadium R 180
• Sunday, 29th September Sunday Soul Session at Mbombela Stadium Picnic and Braai Area R 150.
 
For booking Vinny Da Vinci & Christos, Fistaz Mixwell, TrevorDee, China, Glen Lewis, Black Coffee, Dj Sbu, Dj Fresh email: djsproduction.events@gmail.com
 
For booking Mafikizolo, TheSoil, JazielBrothers, Zahara, and Ntando contact Djsproduction.events@gmail.com 

WEEKLY HIP HOP FEATURE: TEARGAS

The South African trio Teargas includes Ntokozo “K.O.” Mdlui and brothers Ezee “Ma-E” Hanabe and Bantu “Ntukza” Hanabe.  As proud South Africans, the group assumed its name to transform the tear gas thrown at apartheid-era protesters into a unifying musical tool. They hit the scene riding positive vibes off their 2006 debut K’Shubile K’Bovu. Their 2009 album Dark and Blue promotes messages of partying and perseverance, including the song “Hold On,” which urges young people to learn their HIV/AIDS status. Their video “Mhlobo Wami,” which was released in 2010, tells stories of love, trust and betrayal in the proud language of their countrymen. In 2012 they released yet another album titled Numba Numba, which features a music video “Wake Up” which was aimed to encourage young people to stand up and work at realising their dreams, since the release of Numba Numba the gents have release 2 more single and videos after the single “Wake Up”.

Check out Teargas music video’s that have made a difference in young people’s life:

Teargas- Wake Up
 
 
Teargas- Jabula
 
 
 
Teargas- Let you Know

 

 
Teargas- Mhlobo Wami

 
For booking Teargas Contact 071 519 9905 or djsproduction.events@gmail.com
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WEEKLY HOUSE FEATURE: VETKUK VS MAHOOTA

DJ Mahoota is one of South Africa’s most successful and popular urban music brands. Born Zynne Sibika, Mahoota has had a long, rich, successful career in music. A founder member of Trompies, one of the original Kwaito groups, a group that has consistently topped the charts in South Africa over the past fifteen years. He is also a partner in the top SA independent music label, Kalawa Jazmee Records, the home of Oskido, Don Laka, Boom Shaka, Mafikizolo, Bongo Maffin, Spikiri, Tira, Big Nuz and many more successful acts.

Along with Jotham Mbuyisa (Vetkuk), Zynne forms half of the top duo of Vetkuk vs. Mahoota. The duo has released 6 successful albums to date. Three of these, Lesedi, Tshiamo and Denaledi went Gold and total sales to date are in excess of 400,000 copies. Noted for their sophisticated dress style and foot stomping, often sexy, hits, Vetkuk vs. Mahoota have been riding high for over ten years. Their current hit single, Stokvel features Dr Malinga.

In addition to producing hot albums, Vetkuk vs. Mahoota are a top deejay outfit in great demand. The famous “Mahoota on the right and Vetkuk on the left” combination is constantly on the road, with bookings every week around the entire country. Miami, London, Ibiza and Mauritius are also frequent playing destinations. They are truly an international success!

Mahoota is a co-host and founder of The Spring Day Music Explosion, a twelve show, ten city music festival that is in its tenth year and features 65 artists and deejays from both South Africa and abroad. This is a major event on the South African music calendar.

Lets take you through their journey: See below their music videos that have invaded our screens bringing lots of entertainment and joy.
 Vetkuk vs Mahoota- Stokvel
 
 
Vetkuk vs Mahoota- Maselle

Vetkuk vs Mahoota- Phuliqolo
 
 
Vetkuk vs Mahoota- Potoko

 
For booking Vetkuk vs Mahoota contact 071 519 9905 or djsproduction,events@gmail.com
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18TH ANNUAL MOBO AWARDS

LONDON – some of the most exciting names in music joined forces for the hotly anticipated announcement of the nominees for this year’s MOBO Awards. Ahead of the 18th anniversary show at the brand new, SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday, October 19; the nominations were revealed at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms – where the awards show started in 1996, following careful deliberation from this year’s MOBO music panel.
During an important year for the internationally-renowned entertainment brand, the star-studded London event saw names from the MOBO Awards past and present arrive to hear this year’s shortlist before opening to the public vote. It will now be down to the fans to decide who walks away with a coveted MOBO Award in October, with the categories now open to the public via www.mobo.com/voting2013.

Our very own South African Duo “Liquideep” have been nominated for the “Best African Act” award. So go show your support and vote now!

 
For booking Liquid Deep contact 071 519 9905 or djsproduction.events@gmail.com
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KALAWA’S LADY BUSISWA RELEASES HER FIRST SMASH SINGLE

Known for a unique and poetic sound, with a voice that is domineering and touches the heart, “Busiswa” has finally blessed us with a single that she may call her own. Famously known for her feature on the hit track “My name is” by Dj Zinhle, Busiswa has finally decided to make her own music, so that everyone may know what her name is! The lady has been in studio with Uhuru and Oskido working on her new project. She has now released a hit single that will surely be a competitor for the 31st December cutting razor song.

Well done to Busiswa, this is definitely a song to claim the crown with!

See Busiswa’s music video: Ngoku ft Uhuru and Oskido:

For booking Oskido and Uhuru contact 071 519 9905 or djsproduction.events@gmail.com
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10th ANNUAL CHANNEL O AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

Nominations for the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards were announced yesterday, revealing an open field in the race to claim Africa’s most prestigious music awards. Nominees in the 14 categories included multiple double nods for over 10 artists, from East, West and Southern African, reflecting the outpouring of world-class music videos on the continent over the past year. It’s now up to fans to vote for their favourites in this public-voted event, with more than two months for the continent’s music fans to have their say.
This year’s nominees list features many longstanding members of the African music scene, among them South Africa’s Oskido (“Tsa Mandebele” for Most Gifted African Southern), Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah (“Basawine” for Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video), and Mozambique’s Lizha James (“Vais Rochar” with Anselmo Ralph for Most Gifted Female). The list of nominees is also bursting with new faces, including the five contenders in the Most Gifted Newcomer category – South Africans Moneoa (“Is’Bhanxa”) and Idols Season 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa (“Move”), Nigeria’s Lola Rae (“Watch My Ting Go”) and Burna Boy (“Tonight”) and Kenya’s Victoria Kimani (“Mtoto”).  And the multiplicity of genres emerging in this highlight category of the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards – from Dance Pop to contemporary Afrobeat and Afro-fusion – provides a brilliant glimpse into the diversity of sounds that currently define Africa’s music scene.
To celebrate a decade of recognising the best African contemporary music talent, the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards has expanded the prestigious Most Gifted Video of the Year category to 12 nominees, increasing the pressure on nominees in the most fiercely fought category at the awards. The category again reveals the mix of newcomers and established artists at this year’s event – a signal of the growing maturity of Africa’s music scene. South African duo Mafikizolo’s “Khona” is up for Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted Dance Video, and Nigeria’s P Square proves their ongoing popularity with the nomination of “Alingo” for the Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted African West.
But the Most Gifted Video of the Year category also includes hotshot newcomers, among them Kenya’s Xtatic whose track with Priddy Ugly and AKA, “Hit ‘Em Up” is making a strong bid for the title (as well as Most Gifted Duo Group or Featuring). AKA himself is making his presence felt at this year’s awards: alongside his featuring spots with Xtatic and Zeus, his video “Jealously” is in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Hip Hop Video. Another nominee in the Most Gifted Video of the Year category is Kenya’s STL whose “Stella Stella Stella” has also put her in contention for Most Gifted Female where she’s up against Lizha James (Vais Rochar”), South Africa’s Zonke (“Feelings”) and Toya DeLazy (“Heart”)as well as Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage (“Without My Heart” featuring Don Jazzy).
Most Gifted Male includes Botswana’s Zeus featuring AKA and Tumi, “#Datswasup” (also in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year) along with Nigeria’s Iyanya (“Flavour”) and Wizkid (“Azonto”), South Africa’s Donald (“Over The Moon”) and Tanzania’s Ay featuring Marco Chali (“Party Zone”). Whether it’s in the heavy hitting categories, or the genre and regional categories, there’s no doubting that the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards have all the makings of a thrilling affair when the LIVE event takes place on Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto. (Article from Zkhiphani.com)

For booking Zonke Dinaka, Moneo, Oskido and AKA contact 071 519 9905 or djsproduction.events@gmail.com