Month: May 2015

Pharrell x Woolies ”Mzansi” Concert

Big Concerts in partnership with Woolworths are pleased to announce that Grammy award winning producer and performer PHARRELL WILLIAMS will perform 2 public concert dates in September 2015.

From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early 90’s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010 with over 100 million copies of his productions sold worldwide. Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”, Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)”, Britney Spears’s “I’m a Slave 4 U” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You”.

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Williams also worked with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley creating an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D with hits ‘She Wants to Move’ and ‘Rock Star’. Pharrell also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and was the lead single off of his album “G I R L”, his second solo album, released in March 2014, including smash hit singles “Marilyn Monroe”, “Come Get It Bae” and “Gust of Wind”.

Tour Information:

 Cape Town

Monday 21st September 2015

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price:  R450 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

Johannesburg

Thursday 24th September 2015

Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R395 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

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Ticketing Information

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com only

Sneaker Exchange – CPT edition

SneakerExchange in Cape Town this Saturday, 30 May. For those who don’t know, SneakerExchange is an event where you can buy, sell, or trade sneakers with fellow sneaker heads.

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The first and largest sneaker trading event in Africa. From its humble beginnings at a coffee shop in Woodstock Cape Town, the event has grown exponentially to individual cities throughout South Africa. With each event offering a different atmosphere, the original concept remains true to its root of BUY, TRADE, and SELLING sneakers.

Furthermore, SneakerExchange is known to display many of SAs top influences in house and prioritizes on updating itself with worldwide trends as well as incorporating local element to the event. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • When: Saturday, 30 May. Doors open at 11am and close at 5pm
  • Where: Gardens Commercial Underground Parking Garage [view map]
  • Entrance Fee: R40 (includes a free R150 voucher to Superbalist.com, so it pretty much pays for itself)
The first 20 people to enter SneakerExchange, will receive a complimentary goodie bag to the value of R750!
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SneakerExchange is open to all ages, and we’ll have activities to keep you entertained for the whole day – including live acts such as Twins on Deck!
How to BUY SELL and TRADE?

Buy: Purchase sneakers from vendors as well as people in the sneaker community.
Sell: You are able to sell your authentic sneakers at the event, but you must keep them with you at all times. You are also able to purchase a vendor table in which you can sell your sneakers or clothing.
Trade: You are able to trade authentic sneakers with people in the sneaker community at SneakerExchange.

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”Locomute” – Africa’s first car sharing service

Imagine of having the freedom of commuting and owning a vehicle, without the hassle of actually owning one. These hassles with owning a car: ”buying and running cost”, ”high fuel cost”, ”e-toll cost” and ”insurance cost”. But this will soon be coming to an end, starting-up on the 1st June 2015 we introduce ”Locomute”.

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Locomute is a new a local car sharing company, offers consumers a more tech-savvy and flexible approach in the area of urban mobility. Locomute allows its members, Locomuters, to access any of their cars parked throughout South Africa to use for as long as they want.

Locations of available cars can be found online or through their smartphone application which is also helpful for those prone to forgetting where they parked their vehicle. Members reserve a car online or via the Locomute App and simply swipe a member smartcard over a card reader on the windshield before commencing with their reservation. Locomuters have 24/7 access to a pool of vehicles located within designated zones called Locoparks.

You decide whether you will use the car for a night in town, completing your trip from the Gautrain or just running errands. You only pay for the exact amount of time you use the vehicle. Fuel, insurance, and parking are all included, and one-way trips are allowed (an additional fee may be applicable). Costs include a R499 initiation fee and a monthly fee of R45. There’s also a variable hourly and per-kilometre rate. Once-off users pay a R119 fee in addition to a variable hourly and distance rate.

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Locomute offers an alternative solution to traditional rentals in metropolitan areas. For the first time in Africa, people are able to get a vehicle for an hour or two for short trips instead of renting a car for a day or using mass transit. A car used to be the ultimate symbol of freedom and independence but increasingly consumers view ownership as an expense and a burden. Often considered the gateway to other forms of collaborative consumption, car sharing is becoming increasingly popular with its promise of personal convenience.

This is definitely a taste of the innovations to come in urban mobility. As the need to address problems like congestion and pollution increases, the case for car sharing is particularly compelling. Further, in an era where people buy music by the song, driving a car by the hour only makes sense! It is time to explore this new age where access is better than ownership.

To find out more about Locomute you can follow them on twitter or like on facebook

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New Music Video: DJ Switch Ft. Cassper Nyovest – Ra Phanda Wena Westang

Dj Switch drops his latest Video featuring multi-award winning and Platinum selling artist Cassper Nyovest”Ra Phanda Wena Wetsang”.

#ImGrindingWHATYOUDOING? from #theSWITCHUP project which took ‘BEST MIXTAPE of the Year’ at the annual HIPHOP awards in South Africa. This songs encompasses what we all go through in or daily lives and how we find a solution for every problem. All we gotta do is just to keep on KEEPING ON!

Get #theSWITCHUP on iTunes.