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.
It’s been happening live all day, the announcements for Huawei Joburg Day have been rolling out throughout the day. It is set to take place on 3 September and promises to be something special.
Eight of the best and brightest local acts have been announced, with the last one coming in later today. Those already announced are favourites including MiCasa, Matthew Mole, Kwesta, Timo ODV, Goodluck, as well as DJ Kent, Kyle Deutsch, Shekhina and AKA.
I have a feeling the last announcement will be the hugely popular DJ and producer Sketchy Bongo.
“Huawei is super excited about the partnership with 947. It’s evident by the line up, that the hottest SA musicians will be performing at Huawei Joburg Day. With the refreshed Huawei Joburg Day concept, concert goers are in for a unique experience,” said Hawa Hyath, Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Sub Sahara.
It’s going to be one not to miss and I may just see if I can buy myself a plane ticket and visit for that one!
Can you believe it’s already June? Feels like just yesterday I was putting the finishing touches on the first mixtape for the year. This month’s mixtape has it’s leanings in deep house and melodic house and much more. It features remixes of your favourite artists and some surprises that I think you will love.
Think Bakermat, Goldfish, Aurora, FlicFlac and many more. Enjoy it!
ps You can follow me on Soundcloud for more of my favourites and sneak peeks as to what I’m loving…