TranceMicSoul – Interview

02. Trancemicsoul (South Africa)

TranceMicSoul is one of the banging DJ’s that will be performing at this years Arcade Empire Halloween party and we look forward to getting on down and jammin’ to his funky beats, check out what he had to say about his performance and get yourself amped!

NAZ: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

TMS: Ooops, not too sure hey, because I’m still new to this halloween shindig, so I’ll be taking notes more than anything.

NAZ: How stoked are you to be playing at Arcade Empire this Halloween?

TMS: I’m really excited because its my first time playing at Arcade Empire, and also it’s my first halloween ever! Really looking forward to it.

NAZ: What can people expect from your performance?

TMS: Lots of deep and electronic house goodies for sure, I like playing every gig like its my first.

NAZ: Why the name?

TMS: Well, I used the alias “DJ Trance” as my stage name and I got exposed to music composition in 2006. I knew the Disc Jockey abbreviation (DJ) had to be removed from my stage name as I was interested in being an artist more than just a DJ due to music composition, but I didn’t want to lose the “Trance”, so I fused it with “Mic”. I also believed (still do) my soul is responsible for making the music, so I decided to include “Soul” to the name and TranceMicSoul was born.

NAZ: What colour is a Zebra? Black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

TMS: Hahaha! This is a tricky one! It depends on how you look at it honestly speaking. I see white with black stripes, and some say black with white stripes.

Peace,

NAZ.


Monster Energy Supercross Africa 1st of November 2014

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Loftus Versfeld will be hosting the greatest Supercross event ever staged in Africa on the 1st of November 2014. The 100 year old pitch will be transformed into stadium-sized supercross track featuring 3,000 tons of dirt and sculpted obstacles.

In what has been described as “the most physically demanding sport in existence”, the event will pitch some of the world’s best riders against our top local talent to compete for the monstrous fifty thousand US dollars prize purse. Fans can look forward to jaw dropping displays of skill and speed by their favourite champions as they negotiate huge triple jumps and tight turns on powerful bikes, while engaging in Extreme Racing. By hosting it at Loftus stadium, everyone will get an upfront view from their seat as riders rip it up in the ultimate adrenalin event.

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Sofar Sounds – Another Banger.

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Sofar Sounds, how we love you so! Every time we are lucky enough to crack an invite, this event completely blows us away! The mass amount of ‘undiscovered’ bands in South Africa is completely baffling. We are riddled with talent and as a country, producing some of the finest music in the world!

Last weeks Sofar Sounds was particularly monumental, we were treated to some real quality acts! First up was the likes of Frankie Beagle , their sweet-sweet sounds were the perfect start to a relaxed evening of blissful music. The act consisted of two musicians making love to the microphone whilst soulfully shredding their axes.  Continue reading


Benson – Interview.

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We did a rad little short fire interview with Benson to help get you guys a little more amped for how EPIC this weekend is going to be at Arcade! Check it out:

NAZ:What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

B: Blade

NAZ:How stoked are you to be playing at Arcade Empire this Halloween?

B: Totally AMPED!!!

NAZ: What can people expect from your performance?

B: Scary beats, haunting rhythms.

NAZ: Why the name?

B: My friend who was into Kung Fu used to call me Ben Son.

NAZ: What colour is a Zebra? Black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

B: White with black stripes.

Peace,

NAZ.


What To Do This Halloween.

47f0cd787a9bd1a6bf81abc9It would seem that this pointless, pagan holiday is an event organiser’s dream/nightmare, depending on how you look at it. Every venue, every where is hosting a Halloween party this year (much like the years before) and as usual it is quite a challenge to choose which event to go to. We can’t promise that we will help to make your decision any easier. However, one things for sure, there’ll definitely be a whole lot of devils chasing a whole lot of tail.  Continue reading


Friday Freshness Vol. 16!

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Friday Freshness Vol. 15!

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Vodacom In The City 2014 – 3 Bands Worth Mentioning.

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I will be the first to admit, I had no clue who most of the groups performing at In The City were when they announced the line-up. Yet instead of complaining about it I hit up SoundCloud and discovered that the groups were of top quality.

Like anyone else that attended In The City I was fully aware of who MGMT were, who didn’t love Electric Feel when it came out? One of the bands that stuck when searching SoundCloud for some of the bangers that would be playing on the night were Crystal Fighters. Upon meeting them I was even more intrigued by their presence, they seemed to be a mixture of The Beatles and The Mighty Boosh and their music reflected that.

Now, I am not saying they are on the same level as The Beatles but they most certainly have a similar persona, perhaps an electronic version of Beatles meets Boosh. A large amount of their inspiration comes from a book that they read about the Basque people. A book that was handed down from former band member Laura’s Grandfather. The book inspired them as they found enjoyment in reading about the youth living fun-filled lives. It’s pretty hippy-ish and you can find out more about Basque here. Crystal Fighters are a melting pot of various cultures and most certainly took the title of NAZ’s favourite band at In The City.

As an opening band, PH Fat did pretty damn well, the crowd wasn’t quite there just yet, yet they performed as if it was to millions of people, at the press conference PH Fat stated that they didn’t see it as ‘representing South Africa’ and they didn’t feel that there was more pressure than normal to perform. When asked about their name they weren’t afraid to admit that it was a pretty bad one. Also, next time you request the song ‘Jump’ bare in mind that it’s their least favourite track to perform, largely due to their opening line in the song. ‘Hey Bitch’…

The dudes from Rudimental were humble gents who just enjoyed performing and it really showed. They grew up in London during a time were music was developing like crazy. They’ve always been into music and after 8 years of performing together, they only ‘made it’ within the last couple. The fact that they aim to use predominantly up and coming artists to record with is such a rad way to give back to the music industry. The genre isn’t exactly what we are into but we’re definitely fans of their positive attitudes and general outlook on life.

The Presets were a band that we didn’t really stick around for, however they were pretty interesting to chat to during the press conference. The band consists of 2 Aussies and it was hard to resist asking “Do you even Dingo, C**T?” They’ve been performing for years and when asked which Rock N Roll artist they’d like to work with, they simply responded, “We grew up loving their music and wouldn’t want to bastardise their music” Finally some DJ’s with respect.

All in all, In The City was a huge success, other than the various complaints about the security provided by the music festival. Come on people, you’re “In The City”. Be vigilant, keep your possessions close to you, walk fast and go home. Oh oops, I forgot to mention MGMT’s performance. Must’ve been on purpose. Continue reading


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