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Phuza Thursday: ”Winnie Deep” Mix

Winnie Deep is a young talented DJ and Producer from the Mother City with a love for all notes black and white. Entered the performance art industry as a DJ for 3 years, Soon to realize the love and passion is somewhere else – In the music.

Taking on the task of producing his own original records and with the background knowledge of being a DJ he saw an opportunity, something much more special than DJ’ing – Performing Live. Winnie Deep chose to become a live performer and to perform his own records .

”I see this as a way to connect with the audience on a personal level , Giving them “You” in a language that is spoken globally, That everyone understands – Music.”

Winnie Deep Is Not Only Just A DJ but a Deep House Enthusiast,Lover and Fanatic. Creating his own Deep house compositions of soul and dance is where his great true love and passion lies.

”A fully South African inspired mix including tracks by Dj Fortee, Gemini Boyz, Ralf Gum and Zakes Bantwini just to name a few. The mix is a afro jazzy soulful blend for the first part mixing into a more deep African vocal side.” – Winnie Deep

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Adidas Original ”Yeezy 350” Boost Black

The next big thing and one of the most anticipated sneakers to be released following the success of the ”Kanye West x Adidas Original” collaboration.  The sneaker which will be released on the 22nd of August 2015 at selected stores throughout Mzansi.

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”A black Primeknit upper with hints of grey throughout, the latest low-top Yeezys boast thick rope lacing and see a canvas heel pull tab with selvedge-esque stitching, a black rubber outsole, and full-length Boost cushioning. Capped off with co-branded footbeds and “YZY” embossing on the medial sides’ suede arch panels.”

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The sneaker will be released and available from Shelflife (Long Street, Cape Town) and the Adidas Area 3 (Smit Street, Johannesburg)

The sneakers are rumoured to be retailing at R2999.00 and mentioned that only 30 pairs are available at both stores.

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Phuza Thursday: ”The Goodness – Byran Travis” mix

Its a Thursday, most parts of Mzansi is either cold as hell or covered in snow. But than again a thurdays is that small start to the weekend and also for some Phuza (A traditional zulu term for drink, it follows that ‘phuza thursday’ is the act of drinking (most commonly binge drinking) on a thursday night).

This weeks Phuza Thursday mix is in the form of ”The Goodness”, which is mixed by Byran Travis. I been listening to this DJ since i was a young ”Disciple of the Deep” back in the Mother City. And with having to move to another city, i knew i was not going to be able to be apart of the disciples. But than the release of his mix series called ”The Goodness” was released, in which we have heard some sounds of deepness house, some futuristic beats and catchy hip hop noise in the mix.

 

Check out the latest beats to keep warm this winter and to start off that PHUZA Thursday. 

Big Brother Mzansi Season 2 Auditions

Good news! BIG BROTHER MZANSI returns for another season following the outstanding success of last year’s show which saw beloved spaza shop owner Mandla Hlatshwayo walk away with fame, fortune and romance!

Now the hunt is on for Mzansi Magic‘s 24/7 live reality TV series, BIG BROTHER MZANSI 2. Think you’ve got what it takes? If you are bold enough, brave enough, smart and savvy enough to take on the challenge, a spot may await you in Big Brother’s house.

“BIG BROTHER MZANSI allows us as a channel to tap our audience’s engagement –specifically in the social networking space. It’s a double-win for our viewers – great viewing today drives great viewing in the future. This show is an entertainment dream, packed with action, drama, romance and humour,” says Nkateko Mabaso, Director of Local Interest Channels at M-Net.

If you are a citizen/legal resident of South Africa and 21 years of age or older (as of 01 January 2015), then you can audition for the show. This year auditions will take place simultaneously in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg on Saturday, 31 January and Sunday, 1 February 2015.

Auditions in Durban will be held at the BAT Centre (45 Maritime Place); in Cape Town at the Cape Town Lodge (101 Buitengracht Street) and in Johannesburg at The Pyramid Venue in Eloff Street. Registration starts at 08h00 and closes at 15h00 on both audition days. If you are registered by 15h00 you will be auditioned. Remember that auditions are on a first come/first serve basis and you must bring a valid South African ID document with you.

If you are wondering what the prize money is, the answer is that it won’t be less than R 1 million, and it could be as high as a mouthwatering R 2 million! That’s all Biggie is saying for now.

As always, there’s a twist…this year you can either audition as an individual, or with a partner.

So if you think you and your best friend will wow the Big Brother selection team, then make sure you are both at the auditions together. You can pair up with anyone…your brother, sister, cousin, boyfriend, girlfriend, neighbour, gym buddy, golf partner, work mate…anyone you want as long as they meet the entry requirements and want to participate.

BIG BROTHER MZANSI 2 starts on Sunday, 29 March 2015 on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) running for 56 days until the Finale in May. The show will be filmed at Red Pepper Studios in Johannesburg.

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”AKA : LEVELS” Cover Artwork

The latest news from Vth Season source, is that local rapper AKA has revealed the album artwork for his highly anticipated sophomore album “LEVELS.”

The gold coloured album cover features a boombox in the centre, symbolizing music as the centre of the “Congratulate” rapper’s life. You will also see pyramids on the right and the left, which symbolizes personal development, that is, the sense of harmony and unity within ourselves and with the environment to which we aspire. The higher you are on the pyramid, the more developed you are. And of course, AKA’s face in the sky. Godly maybe?

‘LEVELS’ will be available for pre-order on iTunes from Monday, June 16th. The album officially drops on Tuesday July 8th. The new single titled “Run Jozi” features K.O and will be available on June 24th for download on various download platforms.

Check out the Vth Season website, awesome work been done by these guys. Have to give out much respect to there bizniz and the hustle.

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AKA – Congratulate

The official music video for AKA’s new hit single CONGRATULATE, off his sophomore album ”LEVELS”. With the new hit single going viral and causing abit of controversial on all forms of social media.

Check out the latest video below, and we will all decide on this one from there. AKA has been pushing his hustle and working hard, as too all the people which has been on the other side of the fence.

”Congratulate”