Listen To This: Stole The Show

Photo Credit - Parson James Facebook

Photo Credit – Parson James Facebook

 

My absolute favourite find of last year was Kygo, with his utterly enchanting remixes of the likes of Marvin Gaye, Matt Corby, Passenger, James Blake and many more. He captured the world’s attention and is arguably the biggest force in the tropical house rise of the last year.

His first, official release was ‘Firestone’ was released by Ultra music, amidst much fanfare. Now he is back, and with what I think is his strongest offering yet. His new single, ‘Stole The Show’ features Parson James and it is easy listening at it’s best. It is the perfect mix of Kygo’s tropical style and James soulful pop sound.

I have a feeling it’s going to be everywhere and soon at that. Expect to hear much more of Parson James too!

Where To Go: Paolo Nutini

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Photo Credit – Zimbio

I must admit, when I heard that the Ben Howard shows, scheduled for Kirstenbosh were moved to July, I was devastated. That was until I heard that Paolo Nutini would be replacing him and then performing in Johannesburg at Sowing The Seeds.

I have long since been a fan of the Scottish singer-songwriter and having the opportunity to watch him play at Kirstenbosch is going to be such a treat. Nutini, the Brit Award nominee, made waves with his debut album, ‘These Streets’, and its follow-up, ‘Sunny Side Up’. His new album, ‘Caustic Love’, is more mature, soulful and funkier than his previous releases.

The change in shows also means that one of my favourite British acts, Ben Howard, will now be at the even more intimate and magical venue, that is Grand West. That, in my books, is a win win situation for everyone. I have been wanting to see him for the last three years and to finally have him perform in South Africa is absolutely incredible.

What are you waiting for? You can buy your tickets for Nutini’s show here. Get going!

ps For those who need to swap tickets or make changes based on the switch, Ben Howard’s Cape Town shows have moved to the 22 and 23 July and you can change your tickets for the relevant dates. This is done on a first come first served basis, so get there quickly if you haven’t!

All those who have tickets for Sowing The Seeds? You don’t have to worry about any of the changes!

Win: Tickets to Ultra with The Huawei Culture Club

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Photo Credit – Exqlusiv

When I saw that, the infamous and iconic, Ultra festival was back in South Africa this year I knew I had to go. They had me at the first stage of the line up announcement. The second, revealing the likes of Gorgon City? Well, that was an added bonus.

We are lucky enough to have the likes of international artists: Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, Gorgon City and Oliver Heldens perform this year. Locally, it is no less exciting with Protoculture, Goldfish, Pascal & Pearce, Ian Skene and many more.

Huawei recently came onboard to sponsor the festival and when they approached me and offered 3 x general tickets to give away for the Cape Town event, I simply couldn’t say no!

The Huawei Culture Club App was launched 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 are showing are no signs of slowing down with their support for the industry and it is great to follow.

I love what Huawei is doing and am so looking forward to seeing what else is in store.

To enter to win those tickets to Ultra 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 / a photo or anything you can come up.

It’s that simple.

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