Listen To This: This Is What You Came For

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There isn’t much more I like than an incredible song, that is until it is an incredible cover by some of my favourite artists.

EZY Lima, Koni and Lea Bailey, among others come together on this special rework on Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s latest single, ‘This Is What You Came For’.

The rework is a slowed down, melodic and enchanting take on the upbeat original and it is utter perfection.

You’ll be sure to love it.

Where To Go: Ultra South Africa

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The legendary Ultra South Africa is back again, this time with new festival dates for next year, as well as a brand spanking new venue for Cape Town. What’s not to love?

So what is new? Well, the venue for Cape Town for one, next year will see Ultra at the Cape Town stadium, which means a completely feel and exciting feel.

While the lineup hasn’t yet been announced, we have been lucky enough to have the likes of international artists Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, Skrillex Hardwell, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, Gorgon City and Oliver Heldens perform over the years. Locally, it has been no less exciting with Protoculture, Goldfish, Pascal & Pearce, Ian Skene and many more.

Ultra 2017 will take place in Cape Town on the 24th of February at the Cape Town and on the 25th in Johannesburg at the Nasrec Expo Centre. Ticket prices range from R650 – R1600 depending on when you get your hands on them as well as if you choose a VIP package.

I know it is going to be an incredible experience and cannot wait for it. You can preregister now and get your tickets very soon.

I’ll be keeping you updated with all the news and happening and will see you there!

Watch This: 7 Years x Stressed Out

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of BBC Radio 1 and their Live Lounge sessions. They take the top artists of the moment and give them a new / old / classic / fun song to cover. The results are always interesting and sometimes better than the original.

It spawned some of favourite covers, including Kygo and Parson’ James spin on Tove Lo’s ‘Habits’, The Maccabees, take on ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer,  George Ezra’s cover of Macy Gray’s ‘I Try’,  Ed Sheeran with an old classic by Christina Aguilera, with ‘Dirrty’ and James Bay’s spin on Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s‘Four Five Seconds’.

Her lilting vocals and piano skills make Frances’s mashup of ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham and ‘Stressed Out’ by Twenty One Pilots absolute perfection.

Which do you prefer?