DUTCH DREAMS PRESENTS “GANG SHXT” FT. MR DUTCH, KEL-P, YUNG OG, ELLO, HUGO FLOW, BLACK ANGEL & RAF DON

African record label, Dutch Dreams presents to you their classic afro- hip hop tune, “Gang Shxt” featuring seven of their greatest acts, Mr Dutch, Kel-P, Yung OG, Ello, Hugo Flow, Black Angel and Raf Don.

Dutch Dreams Records is taking things to another level as they bring together a power squad on one track, “Gang Shxt.” This new tune led by Mr Dutch features Kel-P and Hugo Flow, who are producers and Afro-pop musicians, hip hop recording artists, Yung OG and Ello as well as dance hall recording artists, Black Angel and Raf Don.

Produced by Kel-P, “Gang Shxt” is a song that expresses unity that reigns amongst the Dutch Dreams artists. Their ability to mix genres to create a fusion of dope, unique sounds is well presented on the epic afro hip- hop tune.

Showcasing talented artists in their variety of genres to ensure that good music gets across the globe is what the Dutch Dreams squad is all about and this is well accentuated on the track.

“Gang Shxt” is out and available for download: https://fanlink.to/DutchDreamsGangShit


Wine Wednesdays Durban, Everyone’s Favourite Wine Community

Wine Wednesdays has officially made wine a culture in Durban and now spreading across other parts of South Africa. We wish to extend our gratitude and humbles THANK YOU’S to everyone that has supported this growth – which has not been an easy task. We can safely say we have introduced a new culture in Durban and added another amazing concept to our events and entertainment calendar.

Wine Wednesday is a concept designed to liberate and empower women in the social scene. The event is centred around Wine but has really interesting themes around it, weekly the themes rotate around; Live music, Food and wine pairing, comedy nights, career expo and a book club just to mention a few. The idea around having nights dedicated to women and inspired by wine comes from the mission of trying to eradicate the growing trend of “Blessers and Slay Queens”. The mission is to free women from the idea that they need to have men to pay for their bills if they wish to go out – since wine is a very affordable drink.

The “champagne life” and showing off with expensive bottles in night clubs or restaurants that’s being promoted is only good for a handful and that kills the nightlight and reduces buying power because lesser people afford that kind of lifestyle. So you are now stuck with lots of people, especially, women who don’t go out anymore because they are afraid of being looked down upon because they can’t show off with expensive drinks. Which leaves Wine Wednesday as the only

Solution to redefining and setting a standard of partying or going our – that is inclusive of everyone regardless of social or financial status.

Finally, women can gather and have meaningful outings and experience 5 star treatment regardless of the price-tag of their preferred drink. The aim is to promote having a good time not to show off.

We’ve built a very relaxed wine community and have become the champions of a responsible social scene.

Wine Wednesdays is divided into 2, one being the weekly instalments of the concept which is held indoors and the other being the picnic version which happens 4 times, quarterly, a year. We held the first one earlier this year, which was a huge huddle to pull off with no sponsorships but nonetheless people came out in numbers and we can’t wait to host the next one with our new sponsors who just recently came on board.


DJ SWEET CANDY PRESENT FIRST SINGLE “TELL ME” FT MATT

Dj Sweet Candy is a Limpopo born and bred Afro Dance dj whose mixes are saucy and lit. She presents her first ever single “Tell Me” ft Matt. The single produced by a good friend and well know SA producer DrumPope who worked on Lady Zama’s “King Zamar” album promises to be a club banger.


Currently a resident dj at Limpopo’s hottest frequency (CAPRICORN FM) where her mixes are played on the mix down Avenue on Master Jays show every Friday 23:30. She also played at the following national radio stations (Metro fm, Thobela fm, Massive Radio Online and Lesedi fm)

“Tell Me” single depicts a love story between two people who meet, fall in love and change each other’s life’s  & world for the better” –Says The Song Writer, Matt

Mr Big shot producer “DrumPope” said this about working with Dj Sweet Candy; “Dj Sweet Candy was the first person we thought of to feature on this killer beat, her energy on the turn tables and vibe speaks volumes and she blended well when we polished off the single”.

Asked about future plans, the Dj had this to say; “i am still going to release more singles followed by an album and yes soon there will be an official launch for the single and a music video soon after”.


Life With Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a unique disorder that stems from anxiety. A person who suffers from trichotillomania suffers from the irresistible impulse, urge, or temptation to pull out his or her own body hair. Typically, a person with trichotillomania will have a central location where he or she will pick at and pull out their own hair, and it is usually, but not exclusively, from the head, face, eyelashes, or eyebrows.

People who suffer from trichotillomania have the irresistible impulse to pull out their own hair as a means to relieve stress and tension in their bodies and minds. When a person with trichotillomania begins his or her hair-pulling behavior, it is often due to a stressor or trigger for anxiety, and is performed in an effort to feel a sensation of relief from the anxiety he or she is feeling.

A person with trichotillomania knows that it is an unhealthy and unsafe habit to be pulling out hair, but struggle a great deal with finding the willpower to resist the impulse. For him or her, it is the only way to feel relief from uncomfortable feelings and emotions, like:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Uncertainty

It can be difficult to understand where such a disorder stems from, and how a person can develop such a self-damaging impulse. While each case of trichotillomania has its own unique circumstances and challenges, there is a pattern of behavior and lifestyle that contributes to the onset of trichotillomania. In order to understand why people suffer from such a bizarre disorder as trichotillomania, it is important to understand how the disorder itself is classified, and how it develops.

How Does Trichotillomania Develop?

Trichotillomania is a mental health disorder that stems from a disordered ability to regulate impulse control. This means that affected people will struggle to resist the urge to pull out their own hair, even though they know it is unhealthy and causing harm to themselves. Life stressors will typically trigger the onset of trichotillomania, as the affected person struggles to cope with stress, anxiety, and life challenges.

People who suffer from trichotillomania often also suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is a disorder in which a person practices compulsive rituals to relieve the stress that comes from obsessive thoughts. Anxiety and life stressors also trigger obsessive-compulsive disorder, so it is understandable how these two have similar patterns in behavior. Trichotillomania and obsessive-compulsive disorder are both similar diseases, as they both feature poor impulse control and damaging habits that are performed to relieve stress.

On average, a person will begin to show signs of trichotillomania between the ages of 9 and 13, but this is a loose age range, as people can begin to show signs at very young ages or late into adolescence or adulthood. Most people who develop trichotillomania will suffer from the disorder throughout the course of their lives, as there is no cure for the disorder. While it is treatable, trichotillomania is a disorder that is strong and withstanding, and is not easily overcome- even with the proper therapy and treatment intervention (for example see Trichstop) .

What Is It Like To Live With Trichotillomania?

It is not easy to live with trichotillomania. Just like other anxiety disorders, impulse-control disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders, trichotillomania can be hard to comprehend to a person who does not suffer from the disorder, and has healthy coping strategies for stress and anxiety.

Especially when self-mutilation is involved, a person with trichotillomania can be confusing and unnerving to people around him or her. People often do not understand where the impulse comes from or how difficult it truly is to control. Such reaction from the people around the affected person causes him or her to feel isolated, unusual, and as though he or she is not meant to fit in with other people.

People who suffer from trichotillomania often are not even aware that they are performing the ritual until they notice the bald patch on their head or face, and see the patch of hair in their hands. Just seeing these things without realizing they are doing it to themselves is scary enough, but it becomes especially upsetting when they do not understand where the impulse comes from or how to control it.

Hair Pulling Can Also Happen Without Stressors Or Triggers

A person with trichotillomania develops the impulse to pull his or her own hair out as a means to cope with stress, but that does not mean he or she is always consciously aware that he or she doing it. Pulling hair out can happen at any time for a person with trichotillomania.

In fact, hair-pulling behavior can occur even when the affected person does not realize he or she is pulling hair. It is not uncommon for a person with trichotillomania to pull his or her own hair out while:

  • Deep in thought
  • While watching TV
  • While reading
  • While spending time with family and friends
  • While driving
  • And even just going about his or her day.

This means that even without stress, a person with trichotillomania can engage in the hair-pulling behavior. People who engage in hair pulling behavior when not actively upset, stress or overwhelmed tend to have an especially severe case of trichotillomania. For these people, any sort of stressor or trigger can really throw an affected person into a frantic state of hair pulling, leaving patches of bald spots and raw skin.

Life with trichotillomania comes with its own unique challenges, but it does not mean that a person who suffers from trichotillomania is any different, less, or incapable of recovering from symptoms that come from the condition. Research has found successful treatment and recovery is possible with therapy geared specifically toward learning healthy coping strategies to manage the symptoms and behaviors associated with trichotillomania.


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