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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 SUPAMAN RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIP HOP BANGER “NÃO FALHA”

DJ Supaman, also best known as the “Midnight Hero” has joined forces with monsters from hip hop, Ellputo, Laylizzy, Slick and Bangla 10 to release the music video for his debut single, “Não Falha.”

Being held liable for the best nights in Mozambique and South Africa through mixing decks, DJ Supaman begins a new stage in his music career as he releases the music video for his debut single, “Não Falha” featuring hip hop monsters, Ellputo, Laylizzy, Slick and Bangla 10.

As the midnight hero signs in, “You know it’s a party when Supaman is around,” the video kicks off with shots of a traditional dancer and producer, Ellputo jamming along as the hook leads into the start of the video. A crowd of people join in at the back, dancing, singing along and having fun in the moment.

Hip hop star, Laylizzy pops up carrying a shepherd staff as he effortlessly drops his verse, followed by fellow hip hop mates, Slick and Bangla 10. It appears as no surprise that the stars had loads of fun while the leader of the pack, DJ Supaman also kept things popping through his work on the decks.

“Não falha” which when simply translated into English means, “Do not fail,” promises to be an encouraging club banger as one can get to sing along while carrying the motivation with them.

Dj Supaman – Não Falha (featuring Ellputo, Laylizzy, Slick & Bangla 10) music video is out


Students wow judges at Vodacom Durban July

Despite the winter chill, the heat was turned up on the fashion season as a huge group of hopeful students converged on Greyville Racecourse hoping to make the semi-final round of the prestigious Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

Ayanda Jukuja (left) snaps a selfie with (from left) Merushka Pillay, Upasana Nunkumar and Jade Wells at the first round of judging for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

Over a 120 students representing six fashion design colleges from across the province nervously packed into the Steward’s Room, waiting for their chance to appear before the judges and explain their interpretation of the theme “It Is Time”.

Ayanda Jukuja (left) snaps a selfie with Merushka Pillay at the first round of judging for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

The panel of judges included well known Durban designers Terrence Bray and Sandile ‘Duke’ Mngadi, lecturer Greg Wallace, and Sindi Shangase from the Durban Fashion Fair, co-ordinated by Vodacom Durban July Fashion Programme director Tiffany Prior.

Quinton Hlongwane (left)a third year student at the Lindiwe Khuzwayo Academy, shows off his Roman inspired menswear, modelled by Bongani Khumalo at the first round of judging for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

“It was a long and agonising session, but it was quite interesting, especially the interpretations of the theme ,” said Shangase after the marathon judging session.

“Some designers were so close to the theme and some were so far off you could see that they didn’t understand the theme itself.

“Some of the designers that were spot on theme were let down by poor execution, while others who missed the theme came forward with so really great execution in their garments,” she added. “That made the judging tough.”

She said that the depth and quality of the entry had made judging difficult, but left her inspired.

“It gives us hope in terms of the future that there are more designers come up and willing to join the industry.”

The thirty semi-finalists will come before another panel of judges at the popular fashion show at Greyville Racecourse on Tuesday 19 June, where the entry will be reduced to ten finalists. Entry to the show is free of charge.

The finalists chosen for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair are:
Makhosazana Ntshangase, Nonjabulo Shabalala, Nosipho Ntuli, Makhosazana Ntshangase, Siyabonga Phakathi, Tayla Simpson, Chané Lange, Kelly Knock, Zintle Poswa, Nicola Colyn, Nhlosenhle Cele, Babalwa Matiyela, Yowa Batubenga, Silungile Dlamini, Nhlakanipho Ximba, Alexandra van Heerden, Tebogo Mokope, Andile Nsele, Minenhle Memela, Thobile Dlamini, Kelly Love, Aaliah Docrat, Mhlengi Mngoma, Siyabonga Mahlaba, Georgino Brink, Masego Motseokae, Sicelinhlanhla Ngcobo, Gracious Lubisi.


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