Win: Tickets to The Script with The Huawei Culture Club

Photo Credit - The Script Official Site

Photo Credit – The Script Official Site

When The Script burst onto the scene with ‘Breakeven’ seven years ago, I was instantly drawn to their infectious rock / pop sound.

Their subsequent hits, and my personal favourites, ‘Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ and the change in direction that came with ‘Hall of Fame’ featuring will.i.a.m only served to cement their hugely successful career. This was alongside their selling 20-million records world-wide and having all three of their albums going multi-platinum the world over.

When I heard The Script were returning South Africa for a tour, a wave nostalgia washed over me and I put their music on repeat. Then when Huawei approached me and offered 3 x general standing tickets to give away for their show in Cape Town on 8 February at Grandwest, I couldn’t resist.

Huawei launched the Huawei Culture Club App last year and it is fast becoming a widely used platform to access everything related to the best music and entertainment events around the country. They also recently came onboard to sponsor electronic / dance music festival Ultra and they are showing are no signs of slowing down with their support for the industry.

I love what Huawei is doing and can’t wait to see what else is in store.

To enter to win those tickets The Script you have to:

1. Like Musical Mover on Facebook.

2. Post on the wall stating why you would love the tickets. It can be a few lines / a story / video / photo or anything you can come up.

It’s that simple.

The competition closes on Friday. Get going!

New Music: Muzi

Muzi

Photo Credit – Lucien Muller

One of my most exciting local finds last year was Muzi and as he has just released his latest mixtape, ‘Chicks Dig Scars Vol 1′ now is the perfect time to introduce him to you.

The KwaZulu Natal local is making waves with his style of music that is intriguing as it refreshing. It’s genre shifting, grimy and surprising. I simply adore his remix of HC’s single, Rooftops featuring Lakota Silva. It’s one of his more toned down takes but, as always, has his magical touch.

His latest release, the ‘Chicks Dig Scars Vol 1′ mixtape, features his various inspired bootlegs of songs from artists ranging from the likes of Keith Sweat, Azealia Banks  and Flux Pavilion.

He has a heavy duty take on ‘Heavy Metal & Reflective by Azealia Banks, which is relentless throughout, moving on to shimmering and fast paced sound scapes on ‘I Can’t Stop’ by Flux Pavilion, into a glitchy and African inspired VIP take on his own ‘Bundu Fx’. The final reinterpretation of ‘Nobody’ by Keith Sweat is the most special, simply because just when you think you know what to expect, Muzi shakes things up again, this time with a more African, electro feel on an R&B classic that has you wanting more.

One of my favourite aspects of Muzi’s style is the way he shifts from genre to genre within songs and makes it so effortless and streamlined.

I look forward to hearing more from him soon!

ps You can download ‘Chicks Dig Scars Vol 1′ for free.

Listen to This: Shadows

Petite Noir - Credit Facebook

Photo Credit – Petite Noir Facebook

I have been following and working with Yannick Ilunga, or Petite Noir as most know him for the past 5 years. Watching his rise to success in the European scene over the years has been something to watch and to see him grow musically has been especially great.

His new releases, ‘Till We Ghosts’, ‘Chess’ and most recently ‘Shadows’ have shown off his edgier and refreshed sound. I for one, adore the darker undertones and subtle, shimmering synths.

His new sound promises to attract a range of different fans and please his old, with its depth. It also feels a lot more streamlined and radio ready.

Petite Noir is on top of his game and I have a feeling ‘Shadows’ will be a hit. Keep an eye out for more exciting releases soon!

ps His new EP ‘King of Anxiety’ is out on iTunes today!

New Music: Native Young

Photo Credit - Native Young Facebook

Photo Credit – Native Young Facebook

I recently stumbled upon Native Young while at the Watershed at the Waterfront and it has been a long time since I have loved what I heard at first listen. I immediately bought the  EP ‘Children of The Sun’ and it has been on repeat since

Native Young was started by singer/songwriter and producer Yannick Meyer and their singles, ‘Children of the Sun’ and ‘Islands’ gained the attention of an indie record label in the UK. If that’s not an impressive enough start, he collaborated with one of Attaque on ‘Future Earth’, which is a gem.

Think James Blunt beats Paolo Nutini with a healthy dose of electro, oh and did I mention marimbas? Yes, Native Young have taken an eclectic mix and have turned into a shimmering soundscape that will have you hooked. Their reworks and interpretations of ‘Whats Love?’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ show off their versatility and fun side.

I have a feeling 2015 is going to a breakout year for Native Young. Have a listen to one of my favourites and their standout songs, Crystal Lion. Enjoy!