I absolutely adore Go Periscope and have been an avid fan of their music, various mix tapes and mashups. It seems there is nothing the Seattle based duo can’t do.
Their ‘Mish Mash’ mix tape, while two years old, is no less fresh or interesting now, as when I first heard and I have it on rotation every few weeks. Think remixes and mashups of your favourite artists including: Star Slinger, Purity Ring, Kanye West, Benny Benassi and more.
Then, when I stumbled across their remix of the unknown Eastside, and their enchanting cover of ‘Don’t’ by Ed Sheeran and ‘Loyal’ by Chris Brown, I fell in love again. Their tropical remix gives the song a fresh and catchy feel. I have had it on repeat for weeks, since I found it.
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.
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There is absolutely no chance you haven’t yet heard ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, the smash hit is being played on every radio station, and personally, I am thrilled Ronson is back in a big way.
When I stumbled upon this cover by Fall Out Boy, from BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge sessions, I fell in love some more. Patrick gives it his own soulful feel and the subtleties of the song change make for fascinating listening.
It is impossible not to love this cover and all the acts involved. Trust me on that one.
British native James Bay is making waves with his debut album, ‘Chaos and The Calm’. His sing along style anthems, infectious rock and folksy sound have made him one to watch over the last few months.
If you are a fan of Ben Howard, Phillip Phillips, Passenger and Bombay Bicycle Club, James Bay is one to add to your playlists. I absolutely adore him and his various EPs have been on constant rotation for the last few weeks. Following the progression from his previous offerings ‘Need The Sun To Break’ and ‘Stealing Cars’ to the more edgy ‘Sparks’ and ‘Let It Go’ has only made keeping track of him that much more interesting.