Friday Freshness Vol. 9!

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It’s the end of the week and we don’t expect you to read, I mean C’MOOON it’s Friday. Our gift to you is a few simple visual pleasures. Go for it, let your eyes water. Continue reading


The Hanging Gardens Of BeatenBerg – Interview.

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Beatenberg, a band that has exploded within the local scene and is getting it’s fair share of international recognition are dropping their latest album ‘The Hanging Gardens Of Beatenberg’. We had a chance to catch up with them and discuss what’s next for Beatenberg. It’s always great to see a South African band do so well and we wish them nothing but the best of luck in their future endeavours.

If you don’t know who we’re talking about, think ‘Chelsea Blackmore’ and more recently ‘Pluto ft DJ Clock’ as well as ‘Raphael’. These dudes are extremely musically talented and it’s no surprise they’re doing so well in the music industry. Check out their Soundcloud if you don’t believe us. Their song Pluto has been played 202 178 times! This is what they had to say.  Continue reading


Phat Jack – Grietfest 5’s!

lego-beard-glasses-amazing-toy-photographerPhat Jack was kind enough to answer some questions about the up and coming Grietfest. Checkit: Continue reading

Grietfest High 5’s – Soulo Starr.

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We had a little chat with Soulo Starr, check it out! Grietfest is around the corner ;)

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Red Bull X Fighters – #50TimesWOW.

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This past weekend has been a great time for NAZ, Red Bull X Fighters were in town and we cracked the nod to be media at the awesome event. The weekend started already on Thursday night when the media dinner took place, the coolest of the cool, cool-kids were in attendance and it was an honour to be there rubbing shoulders with some of the legends.  Continue reading


Who Will Take Gold Today? – Red Bull X Fighters SA.

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Spread them wangs son!

After an event filled day at qualifiers yesterday today marks FMX history in South Africa as the final for Red Bull X Fighters goes down under the watchful eye of Madiba’s statue in front of the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Local hero Nick De Wit as well as Ally Sayer (Botswana) will be taking on the best of the best within the industry.  Continue reading


Loveglove Pyrotechnics.

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We had a little chat with Loveglove Pyrotechnics who will be performing tomorrow night at Bohemia’s Winter Juke Box, also they just dropped a free LP titled ‘Colossal Love’. These dudes had some really funny answers and reading their bio is a must. Check out what they had to say:

NAZ: You have the most interesting band bio I have ever read on FB, who wrote that and what was the idea behind it?

LGP: That Bio hey… It’s the result of many nights of intoxicated trash talk and big dreams. We started in a time when young bands in South Africa all seemed to be a Fokof tribute act and generally the bands scene had a whiny air with no plans for resolve. We didn’t want to spread that same message, we wanted to be more fun. However our problem was that we were from Paarl, a place that people from Bellville looked down on, a place where god and rugby ruled, we were fucked. Our solution was to invent these cardboard figures we could hide behind and be whoever we wanted to be.  We could go on stage and be those guys for an hour and I think we got as much of a kick out of it as the crowds we entertained. We learnt a lot from those cardboard dudes, but in the end they were just training wheels for us to become the performers we are.


NAZ: You guys have a new LP dropping, where can people get it, what is it called and how long has it taken? (what is the concept behind the LP and how do you guys plan to promote it?)


LGP: Our LP ‘Colossal Love’ is available for free on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/loveglove-pyrotechnics

and Bandcamp:

http://lgpband.bandcamp.com/releases

Download it, SPREAD THE GLOVE, we want people to have this one as a gift from us. It has been a long process of getting the sound right and ourselves together. The LP was written with different members over the course of 3 years, but only took 3 days to record. We decided to record the tracks live in studio to capture some of our live energy. We have always been a band focused mainly on the live show and it felt crucial to capture that.


NAZ: Has Davey Deeps come to understanding the subtext of the mute?

LGP: As the bio suggests we’ve had a couple of line-up changes and a lot of the early songs were written with the influences of 4 different guitarists we also changed from a 5 to a 4 piece. Joshua (Davey Deeps) is not just understanding the subtext of the mute, but he is actually rolling together the styles of 4 different guitarists into one glorious slow-boat of sexy.

NAZ: What’s next for Loveglove Pyrotechnics?


LGP: Gig wise, we are touring up north, Mid September with The Ballistics and Taxi Violence, playing gigs in Bloem, Potch, Joburg and PTA. Then we also have Rocking the Daisies to look forward to.


In the mean time we are working on a new LP and we aim to revisit some old fashioned recording techniques. You can expect that one out first thing next year (and in hard copy this time, we promise!)

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The Dopest Dope.

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Our homies over at Dope Industries are running a pretty sweet competition to get your hands on some of their fresh product. Basically, how the comp works is that YOU need to own the spot and tag #spotshot, #dopeind and comment on your post with @dopeindustries. The first spot of the competition is at Thibault Square in Cape Town so bring your A game and stand a chance to win some of the dopest gear around! The more creative you are the better ;)

Check out Dope Industries:

@Dopeindustries

http://www.facebook.com/DopeIndustries

http://www.dopeind.com/

Peace,

NAZ.


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