Events

Event – ”Slay In the City”

#MyfriendsareDangerous presents #SlayintheCity!

Its about Peeps that are Slaying in their chosen fields to come party & network with other Slayers & what better way to do that while listening to Great Music from our Slaying Dj’s & enjoying Good Food in the City!

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Dj Line Up:

– Love Slave Phola
– Sickmentality
– Keith
– Absa Deep
– Bambatha Jones
– Scooby
– Veta
– Izzy La Vague

Performances

Brino

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Venue: Monchhichi, 23 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Opposite the Magistrate Court.

Cost: R30 BEFORE 8PM & R50 AFTER

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The guide to Sneaker Terminology

The Sneaker Exchange – Johannesburg event is just a day away from the biggest gathering of sneakerheads from all over Mzansi. I have decided to do something abit different this time around, which is both suited for the beginner and the OG level sneakerheads.

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So do you really know the meaning and the terminology which is most likely to be used at the event, whether you speak to anyone and everyone, it would more or less consist of the terms listed below. Whether you are a beginner in the sneaker game, this would be a good place to start and get up to date but also if you an OG level in the game why not test your knowledge.

  1. Aglets: are the little things that are on the end of your shoelaces. They used to be made of simple plastic but now, they come in everything from carbon fiber to custom labeled versions to Jesus piece-matching gold on the Nike Air Yeezy II.

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  2. Beaters: are those kicks you always choose to wear, even after they’ve been worn over and over again. In fact, at a certain point, you start to love every bit of  its character that its shows in the form of creases, scuffs, stains, and that always lovely stench. Well, maybe not the stench. And without fail, even if you have 1,000 pairs of sneakers, you wind up with a pair of beaters. This is the one pair of sneaker that if it could talk, would tell a story of its own.
  3. Colorway: A sneaker’s colorway is the particular combination of colors applied to a sneaker. It’s also a vastly annoying term, but a necessary evil in this world of ours. Often times, a nickname is associated with the colorway that’s found on the box. For instance, the Oregon, the Black Cements and the True Blues are all different colorways of the Jordan III silhouette. Come on people, can’t we just memorize the color codes?The-Jordan-Colourway
  4. Deadstock: often shortened to just DS, is a term used to say that a pair of sneakers has never been worn. We’re not exactly sure how it went from “dead stock” to “deadstock,” but sometimes you just have to say, “It’s a sneakerhead thing.” Contrary to what eBay may lead you to believe, a sneaker that has been tried on, let alone “worn only inside” is NOT deadstock.
  5. Deubré: Nike is always on top of adding details to their sneakers. The iconic Air Force 1 features on of the most misnamed details in the sneaker world, the deubré (or dubray). Sure, “lacetag” works just as well to describe that little label at the base of the shoelaces, but deubré, the name just makes you sound so much cooler. We think it’s French for “whale’s vagina.”
  6. Grails: A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. For sneakerheads, grails are the same, in the sense that they’re the shoes you have to have before you die. Most grails tend to be uber-rare and extremely limited sneakers but for some sneakerheads, it can be that colorway that you can wear everyday and for others it’s that old pair you had as a kid that you wish you would have held onto. Grails are the shoe that complete you… and your sneaker collection. (Not that your collection will ever be “complete” — stop lying to yourself already.)joe-haden-sneaker-collection-cleveland-browns-02
  7. High Top: not rooftops-high like Wiz Khalifa, more like thunderous slam dunks and roughing people up in the paint high like David Robinson, Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins. High-tops back in the day were made to give additional ankle support. They were also actual high-tops, meaning the height of the sneaker was well above the top of the ankle. There are very few true high-tops made today, the Supra TK Society in fact, is the first one that comes to mind and it’s a skate shoe. Sigh. What passes for a “high” today would have been a low back in the day. Call us lame sneakerheads, but sometimes we miss those days.
  8. Lows: This one is pretty self explanatory, with the exception of, well, all sorts of things. Lows, or low-tops, are typically cut below the top of the ankle or lower. Or if it’s late in the day and you ain’t been on the court yet, call them a short set. Just like with high tops, back in the day lows were higher — the Charles Barkley worn Air Force 180 was actually the Air Force 180 Low, which it decidedly isn’t.adidas-originals-2013-spring-packk-1
  9. Mids: hated by most, loved by few, worn by all. When it comes to mids, silhouettes like the Dunk and Air Force 1 are an “acquired taste.” They were also latecomers to the party, created due to popular demand. However, trainers and many basketball shoes fall into the mid-cut category without the label, which somehow makes them better. Many high tops have been retroed AS mids, however, which is simply unacceptable.
  10. NIB (New in the Box) is short for new in box, or new in the box. Period. If a shoe has been taken out of the box, as long as you didn’t try them on and you put them back exactly as they were, they can still qualify. But they’re no longer deadstock, though. Sorry. (“NIB” is also a great Black Sabbath song that we’re pretty sure has nothing to do with sneakers.)
  11. OGsOriginals: Not a retro, not a re-release, but the first time a shoe released is the only time a sneaker is called OG. It’s like code, for original. Don’t get caught slippin’ and say a retro is an OG because the Twitter sneaker police will ridicule you, because, you know, they have nothing better to do.sneaker-pimps-2012-los-angeles-recap-14-620x413
  12. Player Edition: A player-edition sneaker is one that is designed for a specific player, and then made available at retail, often times as a quickstrike or limited release. The Ray Allen Air Jordan XIII is a great example of this, Boston Celtics colors, Sugar Ray’s signature on the tongue and released in limited quantities so that some fans get a chane to wear their hero’s shoes.
  13. Reseller: A reseller is someone who buys sneakers (usually in bulk) with the intent to sell them. Love them or hate them, they’re a part of this sneaker thing and they’re not going away. They make it hard  Some of them provide you with a chance to get OG releases that you won’t find anywhere else. Others, they walk out of the local mall carting a full size run of those retros you won’t be able to get, gloating and taking pics for Instagram along the way. Guess which type makes us bitter?
  14. Retro: A retro model is a sneaker that came out previously that is released again. Retro sneakers are simultaneously the best and worst thing about sneakers. On the one hand, a retro model (aka bring-back, throwback, re-release) gives most of us the chance to grab a pair of shoes we either couldn’t get before, or we wore so much we gotta have another pair. On the other hand, it’s retros that seem to be the highest in demand on the resale market, making them harder to come by because of the quick buck people think they can make off of them. But we’ll take any retros we can get, really.
  15. Hypebeast: You know that friend of yours that has to have every new limited release, even if it means selling the pair they just bought last week? The one that buys sneakers based on how many people on Twitter say it’s cool? Yep, we all have them. A Hypebeast consumes hype and reacts accordingly. Never forget, as PM Dawn once said: “Don’t believe the hype because if you do it might deceive you.” And you thought they were one-hit wonders. And, as someone else once said about hype, “as an equal can I get this through to you?”

 

 

”SneakerExchange” Johannesburg

SneakerExchange is the 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”

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What do you get when you have the ”Sneaker Culture x Sick Line Up x Hottest Mzansi Acts x Dopest Venue” all in the heart of Braam, Johannesburg = Sneaker Exchange JHB. Its been doing the rounds all over the country and its back in the game for the JHB oakes.

This year event is promised to be bigger and better than before, not as if SXC has ever come short in anything in the past. With a venue set in the heart of the city overlooking the view of the CBD named the ”Bullion, Braamfontein” and with this being said i think it just gets on another level.

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The day will be kept in line by the Host and MC of the day: ”Shelton Forbes and Sandile GQ Ntshingila

The line up of Deejays and even the live performing acts this year has just gone from 0 – Turn up real quick.

The list of DJ’s which are on deck duty for the day:

And than to top that all off with the hottest and dopest Mzansi acts right about now and with many more to come:

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Event Details:

Date: 29 August 2015

Venue: The Bullion. Braamfontein 

Time: 11:00 – 18:00

Damage: R60 in bucks

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VANS presents THE PIT PARTY 2015 – Recap

The 4 years of the annual VANS PIT PARTY came to an end this past weekend in Cape Town.We had to wish The Pit farewell, this home away from home for most of SA’s skaters, is being demolished. But…not without a grand royale send off!

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Saturday played host to our first official VANS sample sale which ran for 4 hours of the day, seeing people anxiously awaiting for the doors to open to get there hands on some fresh VANS threads and kicks. There were loads of happy faces as customers dug deep and found great bargains.

The Pit launched there amazing music compilation album with the help of Red Bull Studios and there was a great exhibition of photos from different photographs through out the year, which was made into a fantastic zine.

The day was coming to a close and the night was creeping in and that meant it was time to kick off the VANS annual bowl contest. Many of SA’s top transition skaters made it through to battle it out to see who could claim the top spot.

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It all came down to four guys and only one could be named the winner. The crowd was going crazy, edging the guys on and pushing the level of skating to the next level.

RESULTS:

1ST – YANN HOROWITZ

2ND – JOUBERT VAN STADEN

3RD – JUSTUS KOTZE

4TH – JUSTIN LESLIE

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 RED BULL BEST TRICK – YANN HOROWITZ with a wall to wall to wall transfer!

The night was not over yet and the crowd wasn’t going anywhere as they waited for The Make-Overs and Death Panthers to take to the mini ramp and belt out some pure metal! The awesome guys from Roasting Records followed next up on the wheels of steel and helped take the after party into the early hours of the morning.

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A special thanks go out to The Pit, Red Bull and Stance.

Go check out the full Facebook Album: The Pit Party Album

 

”Grown and Sexy” at The Sands

C4 Events, The Sands & Litha Yaya lifestyle events presents:

 ”Grown & Sexy ”

We’d like to invite you & your friends to come & enjoy a mature, trendy event with great people. Our music covers Hip Hop, RnB & some warm soulful house. Why not come and party it up with Mature & Trendy, Smooth & Groovy, Good Energy & cool people. Take the initiative, gather your friends, book a spot & sink in, while good music moves your soul.

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We’ll also be screening the champions league finals between Juventus & Bacelona on all of our LCD screens at 8:45.

Featuring:
Capital
Twins on Decks
Chrizz Beatz
Keenan O
& more

Venue: The Sands in Sandton
 58 Wierda road east

Date: 6th June 2015

Time: The beats drop at 14h00

Ladies free before 5pm

Table bookings & Presale: C4events.nutickets.co.za

Cost: R1200 for a table, 1 bottle & mixers (Jameson/Jack Daniels//Absolut) & 5 tickets

R80 presale.

R100 at the door until 8pm
If you require any further details or information, feel free to contact: warrencarolus@icloud.com

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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Campus House Tour 2015

Campus House Tour brought to you by Smirnoff Double Black invites you to Explore the Night with a 3 stop tour in February 2015.

For the first time since the Campus Tour series kicked off, the show will be heading to the East Coast and Vaal.  Richards Bay will be host the first Campus House Tour on 6 February before heading inland to Vaal University on 7 February.  Wrapping up the trio of shows in the predominantly student town of Pretoria on 14 February.

The line up? Only the biggest names in the house scene with performances from ShimzaBlack Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo and Holly at all of the shows, backed by some of the choicest house DJ’s from each campus and region. 

Producer, House/Kwaito club and radio DJ, Oskido is a household name for both on the deck and behind the scenes work.  14 albums and numerous awards behind his name, Oskido is the mastermind behind the tracks Jezebel and Amafluit.

Arguably one of the most influential musicians in Africa. Black Coffee got his big break shortly after being chosen as a South African participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. Today he is known for the tracks Africa ShineTrip to LyonReady for the WorldWe Are One to name a handful and is a 4 time SAMA winner including “Best Urban Dance Album” and “Best Dance Album”.

Gold and platinum selling, “Ghetto Tech” duo, Crazy White Boy have performed across stages both internationally and locally.  Their tracks Love you Better andWhat You Do To Me secured them performances with international DJ’s David Guetta and Steve Aoki.  Over 15 year’s of combined production experience, the guys want to take their unique African kwaito style to the masses.
Where will you be when the Campus House Tour takes over your town?

Tickets are now on sale for only R80 via www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT and from the event Facebook Page (Campus House Tour). Tickets are limited so don’t wait to get them at the door.  Tickets will be available for R100 at the door on the evening.

Tour Details
Richards Bay
Date: 6 February 2015
Venue: Veldenvlei Sports Complex
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Vaal
Date: 7 February 2015
Venue: VUT Lapa Lounge
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Pretoria
Date: 14 February 2015
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Follow us on social media to keep up to date.

Official website: www.campusinvasion.co.za
Facebook official page: Campus House Tour
Twitter: @Campusinvasions
Instagram: CampusInvasions

Not for Sale To Persons Under The Age of 18. Drink Responsibly

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HUSH

Since I heard of this event I have always been too keen to check it out but only issue is that I was always in Johannesburg at the time. As a lover of deep house music I always followed the scene like a true disciple of house music, and if you are a disciple this is one of those events not to miss out as all.
This is the third rendition of HUSH and as per usual we do what we do best. GREAT SOUND & GREAT DJ’s. We have something special lined up, hopefully we can outdo our previous attempts.  Starting out with our first one at THE DRAGON ROOM & hosting our first international with JAMIE THINNES. This time its an all local line up in a legendary venue. Now called Manila Bar, which as we all know it was the house of all deep ”Deluxe”.
The line up:
8pm-9:30pm – Kyle Russouw & Slow Motion City (Phillip Blignaut)
9:30pm – 11pm – Adam De Smidt & Bryan Travis
11pm – 1am – Lady M (Margaret Westergreen)
1am – 4am – Soul Revolution (Cassiem Latief, Leighton Moody & Erefaan Pearce)

With a massive 3 hour set with 6 CDJ’S ,3 MIXERS & 3 DJ’S and the madness sounds, equipment and lights provided by ”Clarity”
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Chefs Fashion Show

Passion & Flava presents CHEFS FASHION SHOW

Fashion is already a force to be reckoned with. It inspires, provokes, leads and enthralls. A collaboration of Fashion & Food, Hip-Hop & an amazing entertainment line-up brings you an event, never seen before in Cape Town.

Flirty food with fabulous fashion paired together using two elements which both chefs and designers have in common, Passion & Flava.

Join us for a Night of Fabulosity with The Fashion and food mesh up & Chefs Kitchen Hip-Hop After Party

Venue: Casa Blanca Cape Town
Time of Show: 20.00pm-22.30pm
Tickets: Pre-Sold: R150 VIP:R200 and R100 @ the door
Dress Code: Fashionably Fabulous

Live Perfomances by : Youngsta Kaapstad and Ben Caesar
Guest Dj’s : Dj Switch, Dj Lyle & Gary Poole

Mc: Sunil Osman
Fashion House: Melissa Pearce The Style Closet
Photography by: Marius del Carme Photography
Hair & Make-up by: La Petite

The best pairing will receive R5000.00 cash prize and The best dressed couple wins a breakfast for Four at The Table Bay Hotel. (Valid until 31st December 2014)

FREE DRINKS ON ARRIVAL

See you there!

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