Month: May 2014

Apple buys Beats by Dre = $3 Billion

In a statement released earlier this afternoon, Apple officially announced its acquisition of Beats By Dr. Dre for a total $3 billion, of which $2.6 billion will be cash up front and $400 million in stock. The purchase consists of Beats Music, its subscription-base streaming music service, as well as Beats Electronics, the maker of Beats headphones, speakers, and audio software.

First reported by the Financial Times , there were rumors of the deal in jeopardy, especially after Beats By Dr. Dre’s co-founder, hip-hop artist Andre Romelle Young (aka Dr. Dre), released an obscenity-loaded online video confirming the acquisition.

“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”

“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple,” added Jimmy Iovine, who co-founded Beats with Dr. Dre. “The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”

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Black City V – “A lavish affair”

We back with the 5th installment of Black City and after taking on Shikisha, Carfax , Vacca Matta & shutting down Eden in neon,we ready to step it up and enter the lavish lifestyle…

Some new faces on the line up, New hot venue, New experience bring your friends lets have some fun.

DJ’s Line UP:

Warras (5fm)
Nathan Mayor (5fm)
Chrizz Beatz (5fm)
Keenan O (GE)
BAZY B (GE)
HUDSON (5fm)

Date: Saturday, 31 of May de 2014 du 21h00
VenueVSP Lounge Sandton
City: Sandton, Johannesburg
Street: 126 Rivonia Road- Next to Aston Martin]
Cover:R80 BEFORE 11PM / R100 AFTER / VIP R150

Ladies FREE before 22h00

Dress Code: All Black (Standard Attire) / Smart Casual

Black City, Lavish Affair, VSP Sandton, Johannesburg

Black City V – A lavish affair

X-MEN : Days of Future Past

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.

Check out the trailer below, or maybe just go too a Ster-Kinekor or NuMetro  near you.

Die Antwoord – Pitbull Terrier

Die Antwoord, are back at it again just before their release of the third album ”Donker Mag” set to be released on iTunes.Com on the 3rd June 2014.

The video released by the Rave-Rap Trio, featuring Ninja, Yo-landi and Dj HI-Tek, is nothing short of the Zef Records videos and productions we have seen before at all. The latest video dubbed , ”Pitbull Terrier” has all the elements of the zef at its best.

They’ve issued a typically insane video for “Pitbull Terrier” featuring vocalist Ninja in an uncanny pitbull mask. That all sounds innocent enough, but he quickly gets up to some heinous B-horror antics.

Check out the latest video below,

 

Sway Sandton & Barcadi presents: SHUT UP n PARTY!

Sway Sandton & Barcadi presents:

SHUT UP n PARTY! | Fri, 23 May | Sway Sandton

Celebrating DJ Switch’s BIG Celebration starring:

•REASON
• L  TIDO
• MAGGZ
• Pysfo
• Nadia Nakia

On the decks:

WARRAS | Zan D | Speedsta | DIMPLEZ | Capital | Major League |SWITCH

Insane line up that will keep you entertained the whole night!

Doors open 9PM
Dress FLY.
R100 before Midnight

Follow Sway Sandton Urban & @DJSwitchSA for updates!

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Image: Sway Sandton

R29 000 000 Houghton Estate Home by Stefan Antoni

As we all work the 9 – 5 week after week, all in all trying to chase the dream. Whether it be the Dream House, Dream Car or just living the Dream.

I have decided to find those dream house for you, maybe as a little dream booster or just that little carrot infront of it all.

This below R29 000 000 Stefan Antoni Masterpiece which is found in the heart of Houghton, Johannesburg. This is one of those which will definate set you apart from the rest or if not the best.

This is the ultimate statement in the heart of the magnificent suburb of Houghton Estate. There is not much that will compare to this at all. This dream designer property is set on 2300 sqm land and has a total
built up area of 1700 sqm. After 4 years of intensive planning, construction and design, this property is  for that individual that seeks the best of everything. With 5 palatial suites and 7 reception areas, the accommodation offered is nothing less than
spectacular.

Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms with Full En Suite

Bathrooms:  5.5 Full Magnificent bathrooms

Other Rooms:  7 Reception Rooms

Listing Price:  R29 000 000

Check out the full details and agents at Pam Golding.

R29 Million, Cluster House, Stefan Antoni, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Pam Golding

Image: Pam Golding Property

R29 Million, Cluster House, Stefan Antoni, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Pam Golding

Image: Pam Golding Property

R29 Million, Cluster House, Stefan Antoni, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Pam Golding

Image: Pam Golding Property

Kanye West x Adidas Originals ZX 850

Kanye West was dubbed a creative genius upon his entrance into the spotlight. From music to design and everything in between, West is well respected for his creative spirit and continues to be rewarded for it. As we not so patiently await his highly anticipated collaboration with Adidas, today Ibn Jasper, West’s friend and also a designer in his own right, unearthed work that Ye actually did for the Three Stripes in years past, dating back to 2006.

After the College Dropout and Late Registration, West had a deal with Reebok and crafted a collection with the brand. That quickly changed as adidas purchased the brand for $3.8 billion in 2005. But a design West created in 2006 over the adidas ZX 850 was unveiled by Japser today. Created for the David Beckham line and updated and enhanced by West himself, the shoe never saw the light of day but does offer insight to his early design cues and his relationship with adidas long before his deal with Nike.

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Kanye West X Adidas Original Sample ZX850

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Kanye West X Adidas Original Sample ZX850

MERCEDES E63 AMG – BRABUS EDITION

AMG tuning specialist Brabus has unveiled their revamped Mercedes E63 AMG, now featuring a carbon fiber body kit showcasing a front lip spoiler and rear diffuser. The vehicle rides on 20-inch Monoblock alloy wheels wrapped in Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama tires, while the bespoke interior can be finished in premium leather upholstery and carbon fiber trim. And notwithstanding the Mercedes E63 AMG is no slouch in the power department, powered by a 5.5-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine, Brabus increased the displacement to 5.9 liters. Additionally, the tuning firm installed custom turbochargers with bigger compressors, as well as bespoke exhaust manifolds to supply added doses of oxygen. The upshot: 850 horsepower, 848 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 217 mph. Check out detailed looks below.

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Mercedes Benz E63 AMG – Brabus Edition

 

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Mercedes Benz E63 AMG – Brabus Edition

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Mercedes Benz E63 AMG – Brabus Edition

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Mercedes Benz E63 AMG – Brabus Edition

Mercedes, AMG, E63, Brasbus, Supercar, Tuned, Power

Mercedes Benz E63 AMG – Brabus Edition

Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good

This week saw the release of Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE, a posthumous album consisting of “contemporized” versions of songs Jackson was working on before his 2009 death. Now, there’s a video for “Love Never Felt So Good”, which was updated to include a duet  with Justin Timberlake. In the video, Timberlake leads a group of people in singing along while archival footage of Jackson plays in the background. There’s also a number of homages to Jackson videos like “Billie Jean” and “Thriller”. Watch it below.

“Love Never Felt So Good” appears in three versions on the album’s deluxe edition.