December holidays are on the horizon and there’s no better way to get ready for a much-needed break, than with a relaxing day at Large On The Lawn with Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole. Large On The Lawn returns on Saturday 30 November at Marks Park in Emmarentia and tickets are on sale now from Howler.
Large On The Lawn has become Joburg’s answer to the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts, creating a beautiful day out with friends and family on a blanket with drinks and snacks, making for the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole take to the stage again for Large On The Lawn and welcomes Australian group, Sons Of The East to the line-up.
Sons Of The East are an indie-folk band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Band mates Dan Wallage, Nic Johnston and Jack Rollins have already seen their music achieve 100 million streams and over 20 million YouTube views as their popularity continues to soar worldwide.
The band’s motley acoustic-electric sound has become a unique and charismatic trademark: soulful, joyous and irresistible. Songs like Into The Sun, My Repair, Come Away and California have become favourites with over 60 million streams between them.
2019 has been huge for Sons Of The East. With the release of their third studio E.P Burn Right Through, the band have just wrapped up their biggest and most successful tour ever. Sons Of The East played to sell out crowds across Australia, UK and Europe with 54 shows and festivals in front of over 20,000 fans.
The Burn Right Through E.P and its runaway singles Nothing Comes Easy, Silver Lining and It Must Be Luck have already achieved over 4 million streams.
Vinyl Garden said: “… ultimately what really makes this band shine is their stage presence (they are a must see live)!”.
Large On The Lawn festival-goers are in for a treat when Sons Of The East take to the stage on 30 November!
Completing the line-up is The World of Birds, Werner Bekker, and Lara Gear.
Tickets are on sale now from Howler with prices starting at R195 for adults and R125 for kids under 18. Kids 6 years old and under get in for free!
Let Large On The Lawn kick off your summer with a relaxed day spent with friends and family in a beautiful scenery, watching great live music.
Large On The Lawn – Presented by 947
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Venue: Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Line-up: Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Sons of the East (AUS), The World of Birds, Werner Bekker, Lara Gear
Times: Gates 10am – Ends 7.30pm
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For 20 years in a row 947 has been voted as the best local radio station in the 2019 Best of Joburg Reader’s Choice Awards.
In the results announced on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, Joburg’s leading commercial radio music station 947 emerged victorious with more than 100,000 votes.
The Best of Joburg Reader’s Choice Awards competition is all about the best businesses and people of Joburg. Readers are provided with ballots (published in August each year) and they then vote in about 100 categories varying from best local radio station to best place to see and be seen. Winners are announced in October yearly.
947 is interactive and thrives on connecting with all Joburgers through its hottest music, friendly personalities and annual lifestyle events.
Thando Makhunga, 947 station manager said, “On behalf of all the presenters, producers and the entire team at Primedia, 947 would like to thank Joburg for this prestigious honour.”
For 20 years running Joburgers have chosen 947 as their best radio station.
The 947 Breakfast Club won best radio show. Meanwhile, Anele Mdoda bagged best radio personality of the year
Jozi-Deep spoke with Lisa NightShade a creative local artist who has true sense of style and wonder with a real passion for the arts and the lifestyle involved, She was one of the first creative Jozi-Deep ever spoke with and has remained a great supporter of local creativity. Here’s what she had to say:
1.With such a unique sense of creativity and imagination how would you describe your style as an artist?
My style swings between dark art and surrealism: It’s not quite horror, but it’s also not exactly happy landscapes and sunshine. The scale tips from time-to-time, depending on where my inspiration falls.
I prefer the pencil over the paintbrush, because it gives me more control to blend textures for a more realistic look. I want my creatures to look real enough to believe that they could exist in this universe.
2.What are some of the latest sketches / creations you’ve been working on ?
I’m working on a few things at the moment J
Delusions of disintegration: A series of graphite pencil illustrations with gold acrylic accents.
I’ve also started creating art for 2 up-coming art challenges: Inktober and Drawlloween. Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on challenging artists to improve their skills. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online. Drawlloween, is a Halloween-themed challenge, also running every day for the month of October, but any medium is welcome. I’m participating in Mab Graves’ Drawlloween challenge.
You can follow the challenges on Instagram:
3.Can you tell us a bit more about the thoughts behind your creations?
I often ruminate about my own mortality, which led me to a macabre daydream wherein I thought of fantastical ways to disintegrate like ashes in the wind. This gave birth to my Delusions of Disintegration series. Nature plays a huge part in my creative process. I’m always collecting leaves, feathers and branches whenever I’m in need of some inspiration. There’s nothing more breath-taking than an autumn leave doing a little spiraled dance towards the ground. I’m always looking for ways to tell the story of my creations in a unique way that resonates with my soul.
4.How has Jozi defined or effected your journey as an artist?
The fast pace of the Jozi pulse kept me on my toes and ready to work hard in every aspect of my life. Jozi is where it all started: sitting in many coffee shops, doodling away on a piece of paper. It is where I honed my skills as an artist, where I studied graphic design, where I projected my voice on a stage. It is also where I threw in the towel countless times. But the city has a way of pulling you up by the collar and saying: keep moving. And not to mention the electric storms. I find comfort in the Jozi night sky after a huge thunderstorm. It seems to shake out all my creative blockages, making way for a fresh idea. Jozi will always be a part of my soul.
5.What can we expect from you in the next 5 years?
I’m working on creating my own Tarot deck, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. I’d also love to do collaborations with local artists such as Kali van der Merwe: http://www.kali.co.za/
I’m also looking into alternative ways for artists to exhibit their work in a digital art gallery.
6.Who are some of your biggest influences when it comes to imagery as creative as yours?
I’m in absolute awe of all the talented artists I get to share a planet with. My social media feed is filled with artists who are established in their careers and artists who are at the starting point.
My biggest influences are Christina Mrozik, Aunia Kahn, Mab Graves, Miles Johnston, and Allen Williams (to name but a few). Their art inspires me to keep creating and to keep evolving as an artist.
Not many other stages can boast 15 acts in one stage and everything about this year’s Huawei Joburg Day is a celebration.
A celebration of 25 years of democracy in South Africa, a celebration of Joburgers and all the event goers.
This exceptional annual music festival will take place on Saturday 7 September at Crocodile Creek, Lanseria.
Thando Makhunga, 947 station manager said Huawei Joburg Day is a social calendar event for all the Joburgers and fans of local music to come out to support and to connect with their favourite artists.
This event is more than Joburg’s favourite music festival, it has become a major showcase of excellence in the local music industry.
The Boss Zonke hit maker, Ricky Rick reflected fondly on his last year’s performance, “The vibe from the crowd was amazing, I really enjoyed my time on stage.”
“Event goers and my fans can expect nothing but more fun and good music. This year’s set will be special because I will be playing with a band,” Ricky Rick added.
Marketing Director for Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa, Penny Diao said “Huawei Joburg Day is an extremely exciting and important event for us. Huawei is all about connecting people, we are stoked about the upcoming Huawei Joburg Day, we look forward to creating more meaningful & lasting connections with all the Joburgers.”
On the day, concert goers are encouraged to use Park and Ride buses which will depart from; East Rand Mall, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall, Mall of Africa, Melrose Arch, Montecasino and Time Square Casino. Park and Ride tickets cost R150 return per person.
The gates open at 08h00 and the first performance is at 10h00. Tickets cost R375 each for adults, package of 4 at R1 300 And VIP R947. No under 16’s allowed at the event. They all are available from www.ticketpros.co.za
The full line-up includes: Boom Shaka, AKA, Ricky Rick, Nasty C, Sho Madjozi, Lady Zamar, Shekhinah, Goodluck, The Kiffness, DJ Maphorisa, Jack Parow, Pascal & Pearce, Prince Kaybee, Crazy White Boy, Timo ODV.
For more information visit www.947.co.za
Jozi-Deep had the pleasure of speaking with South African local Miss Hari Lualhati a fine artist doing amazing things with in our country. We spoke about her passions, Influences and whats to come in the future.
1.When did you first realise you had a passion for the fine art industry?
Ever since I was a kid, I have always been interested in Art. I remember, whenever we (my family) were at the Mall, instead of asking my parents to buy me toys, I would ask them to buy me colouring books and colouring materials. Then one time, I asked my dad to buy me the art material that artists used for colouring the cartoons on TV because I’m so amazed by their even colours, shard edges; My dad then bought me an oil pastel and that made me super happy. I’m grateful to my parents for supporting my love to drawing/painting at a very young age .
My strongest childhood memory would be all those times when I’ve competed for “on the spot poster/painting contest”. I remember there are even events when I would represent my school and most of the time I would receive an award. It has developed my interest to art.
2.How would you describe your sense of style with such unique creations?
I love creating figurative artworks. The form of the human body, specifically the naked body, has always fascinated me. I find it elegant, classic and very relatable. There is also a feeling of “sincerity” that I love seeing on a naked form. These qualities inspire me to use nude figure as my subject matter to deliver the theme, which is LOVE. I can say that all my artworks revolve around love as the main theme. Love has influenced my life in so many ways that’s why I have the eagerness to capture that feeling through my artworks. I also try to incorporate animals and nature to my artworks to show that we are all connected. I prefer to paint my subject in a recognizable way so everyone can easily relate to the artworks but I also make sure I add expressive brush strokes to add to the statement that the art piece is trying to convey.
3.Who are some your biggest influences locally as well as internationally?
There are so many talented artists and amazing artworks that cross my path that somehow inspire or influence me but one stands out for me, and that is God; my favourite artist. I am a believer of God and for me, God created the best artworks including all the beautiful sceneries, the expressive sky and all the unique creatures. More than the physical beauty of His creations, the compassion, mercy and love that transcends through everything He created have been the source of inspiration for my artworks.
4.What would you mark as your favourite piece and what makes it so special?
Each of my artworks has a special connection with me. They are like my babies. I have always learned something new in the process of making them and each reflects a part of me.
5.What are some of the most memorable commissions you’ve done and why were these projects different from others?
At this point, I don’t accept commissions because I would like to focus on my own concepts that I would love to manifest through my paintings. I would really prefer if people would buy an existing artwork that I’ve created not only because the quality is good, it’s aesthetically pleasing but also because they appreciate the well-thought-out concept of the artist that has been applied on the artwork. But I remember when I was in high school, I was asked by to paint a mural on the second floor of the school building. For me that is a memorable task because up to now it is still being displayed in that school. The fact that the mural I created is being taken care of and still being appreciated by teachers, new students and visitors of the school makes that project memorable to me.
6.What can we expect from you in the future? Any new or big projects you’ve been working on?
I am happy to announce that my first and second series of artworks are all SOLD OUT. Right now, I’m currently working on the third series that I’m planning to release to the public before this year ends. I’m also hoping that I can exhibit them this year 2019. Please follow me on my social media accounts or you can also subscribe to my newsletter to be always updated on my upcoming exhibitions.
7.What would you say was the moment that defined your career as an artist?
I’m truly grateful and I really treasure those moments whenever my artworks are being purchased. For someone to have a special connection to my artwork that will make him spend his money for it and chose to spend his life waking up seeing my artwork hanging on his wall is the greatest validation that I’m living my purpose in life… and that is to share my love/ “talent” to other people. For me, there is nothing more fulfilling than to make a connection to other people through my artworks and that fuels my passion towards creating more art pieces.
To see more from Hari and her work please follow the links below:
“Like” My Facebook Artist Page: https://www.facebook.com/HariLualhati/
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This week we had the pleasure of speaking with and learning more about the extremely talented and visually gifted contemporary artist Linda Chandia, She spoke to us abit about her start in the industry what inspires her to create as well as her influences coming into the industry.
1.As a visual artist how would you describe your sense of style to someone whose seeing your work for the first time?
My work is fusion of African Culture and Modern touch, in short this is what you may call contemporary art. I use paper on material called Hessian which I use as my surface.
2.Where do you find inspiration for your work and what inspired you to start creating?
I draw inspiration from my immediate surroundings social issues, nature, people’s emotions and spirituality. From a young age have always been fascinated being around people making beautiful things. In addition to this I come from a family where there also other members who are also artist.
3.Who would you say are some of your biggest influences with in your career?
My late uncle Flinto Mumbi Chandia, he was well known sculptor and musician and my late mother.
4.What was your process when beginning a piece like “The Shepherds” ?
Coming a from family where spiritual values are at the center of our everyday activity, I picked
“The Shepherds“ to remind us time and again, we need a voice somewhere amongst us to remind us on
Differentiating the truth from the lies, in other words staying awake at all times.
5.What can we expect from you in the future?
More Monumental interesting pieces to come as long I’m breathing I’m alive. Keep checking new pieces on my instagram link page below.
This week here at Jozi-Deep we had the privilege of speaking with and finding out a little bit more about local Dj/Producer whose served his ten year in and around the industry having studied at academy of sound engineering he’s managed to tune and define his skill set playing mainly House & Hip Hop here’s what Dj Miles S had to say:
1.When did you first realize you had a love for music and when did you decide to take up creating & playing?
I have always had a love for music, but I didn’t realize until after Matric that I wanted to further that love. I used to make edits and attempt mixes throughout school, but never actually DJ’d until after school in 2010.
2.Who would you say first locally and then internationally were your biggest influences?
Locally my biggest influence was and still is Byron Essential Groove, simply because of his drive, his humble nature and his ability to master so many genres. Internationally I look up to producers more than DJ’s. The one I aspire to the most is Nora En Pure, because her music speaks to me on a level that I can’t describe. She is a incredibly talented producer, and i’d hope to one day make tracks that make people feel the same way.
3.How would you say Jozi has defined a part of your style as a musician?
As DJ’s we are forced to adapt to what people want sometimes, and Jozi has a music culture that is very diverse. We may not be making music catered towards local people, but there will always be hints of Jozi in our work.
4.Tell us a bit about some of the highlights of your career so far?
So i’ve been lucky enough to play at majority of the nightclubs that were around since 2010 in Jozi, and also lucky to play on the same lineups as quite a few famous artists and internationals. I have had mixes on local radio numerous times, these being 5fm with Kyle Cassim, DJ Fresh and Ryan the DJ, and 94.7 with Mac G. I have an international release on the label Alltum with my song with Kyla Smit called Drown in You.
5.What does the future hold for Miles S and where can we find you playing in the near future?
My goal is to release more music internationally, and play bigger and better gigs locally. I am currently resident at Stones Bedfordview, and Hookah Lounge in Boksburg so people can catch me there on my off weekends. I have new mixes for radio that will be aired at some stage, and I am continuing to grow my brand every day.
Thank you to Miles S for speaking with us and if you’d like to see more from him follow any of the links below:
PHFAT chronicles the rawest and purest forms of emotion that deal with sex, love and heartbreak, in that exact order, on his latest genre-blending EP.
PHFAT’s latest release “sex | love | heartbreak’ sees him mixing his signature dark electronic rap sound shamelessly with pop and R’n’B elements to create an EP that is both as dark as anything that he’s ever done, and at the same time is as polished and as catchy as anything you might hear when you spin the FM dial. This is a complete re-invention for the Cape Town-based rapper.
“I’ve been obsessed with love songs for the longest time, it was only after I started really working on my voice and my singing that I could actually explore the format properly. I threw myself in headfirst. I basically had to learn how to sing… It’s weird, when I’d been making dark party music for so long, it almost felt scary to write such a variety of music into one EP. At the same time it was kinda like ‘Yo, this is where I’m at right now. I could push out some dark party songs but it would be contrived’. If I’m being honest, part of it was also being able to admit to myself that I really loved mid naughties pop music. The response so far has been huge. ‘Catherine’ was the biggest opening month I’ve ever had on a track. I can’t wait to finally release a collection of songs like this,” Smooth Mike explains.
On the production side of things, PHFAT opted to work with underground pop wunderkind Omri Dahan (“Get Some” and “Catherine”) Johannesburg-based hip hop trio Ganja Beatz (“My Lady”) and his former PHFAT co-conspirator, Narch (“Dark Dance” and “Feeding Time).
This EP contains exactly what it says on the can: Songs about sex, love and heartbreak. From raunchy one-night stands to boyish infatuation, from heart-wrenching goodbyes to isolated self-reflection, this work is all encompassing.
Each track is a testament to its corresponding romantic form, as if sex, love and heartbreak were each taken to their nth degree and composed into songs.
PHFAT’s “sex | love | heartbreak” EP is out now across all digital platforms –http://hyperurl.co/120vop
– Young artist from Joburg West takes first place with his eco-art
The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) has announced the winner of their inaugural Art for Glass Graffiti Competition, the exceptionally talented Dbongz Mahalathi. Pre-empting this competition, was the realisation that many individuals are keen to recycle, but often are not sure where to do so. For this reason, TGRC hosted the competition to draw Jozi residents’ attention to the numerous glass banks in the city. The process saw the top three finalists having to paint various glass banks in Johannesburg, their glass bank entries then went through a gruelling judging process.
Second place was awarded to Durban resident, the Damn Vandal and third place to admired artist, Mars. The competition concluded in July this year and called on graffiti artists to submit their art in order to stand a chance to paint their art and have it displayed on glass recycling banks in Johannesburg.
Dbongz as he is known, is a self-taught, graffiti/street artist from Mohlakeng, located in the west of Johannesburg. He started participating in graffiti and street art in 2008, when he first came to the city to attend university. He fell in love with the vibrance it provoked in mundane spaces. He is well-known for his large-scale portraits.
CEO of The Glass Recycling Company, Shabeer Jhetam commented on the process of selecting a winner; “It was not an easy task with so many talented graffiti artists entering the competition and a phenomenal line up of the three finalists. The artworks showcased by the finalists on our glass banks is incredible. To help us select the final winner, various criteria and factors were considered including use of colour, environmental consideration, overall likeability, creativity and technique.”
“We are very happy with the decision we made and feel that Dbongz is a young artist who really understood the message that we need to get across. He showcased his talent and creativeness on the glass banks while making the purpose of a glass bank clear. The messaging and creativity portrayed on the glass banks will most definitely draw peoples’ attention and ensure more awareness of glass recycling. However, we really felt we had no ‘losers’ here at all! These top three finalists did amazing work, all win cash prizes and their art will inspire members of the community to recycle their glass bottles and jars.”
Not only is their art now proudly showcased on glass banks in Joburg, but they have received cash prizes worth R 60 000. Dbongz will be receiving the 1st prize of R30 000, Damn Vandal, the 2nd prize of R20 000 and Mars will be awarded R10 000.
TGRC believes in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society. At TGRC we are committed to prove that glass recycling is worth the effort! Find a glass bank artwork – glass banks that have been painted include one on Bompas Road, Dunkeld; Corner Café, Craighall; Macy’s Spar in Alberton; Engen Garage on Malibongwe Dr; one at Caltex on Cedar Road in Fourways and one at Moyo at Zoo Lake.
Dbongz Mahlathi is a self-taught, Graffiti-Street artist from Mohlakeng, located in the West of Johannesburg. In 2008, he started participating in graffiti when he first came to the city to attend university. He fell in love with the freedom it afforded him, the vibrance it provoked into mundane spaces, the huge canvases in a form of walls and buildings, the conversations it allowed him to spark and engage in, the confidence it instilled in him and the ability to spread conceptual messages to the masses. Dbongz pursues his creativity full time in the streets and at his studio which is based in the heart of Jozi.
TGRC’s mandate is to increase awareness of glass recycling in South Africa. They’re passionate about ensuring every South African realises the value of recycling glass and actively embraces this practice.
TGRC believes in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society. TGRC is committed to prove that glass recycling is worth the effort! For info visit www.tgrc.co.za orwww.facebook.com/TheGlassRecyclingCo/
There are many reasons why people participate in the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 event. Some do it for fun, others to foster camaraderie sprit within their teams and to raise awareness for different causes.
Benoni’s Amy-Lee Jones walked to raise funds for the TLC Children’s Home in 2018 and she is ready to do it again this year.
Having had participated in the walk when she was just 18 months old, Amy-Lee says there is nothing she enjoys more than the festive atmosphere of the event.
The 10-year-old raised R15,000 last year and was the youngest fundraiser on the platform. “I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children at TLC,” Amy-Lee said.
TLC Children’s Home provides refuge for children under the age of three. They currently accommodate 32 infants in need of care.
“I love to visit the children at TLC and try to go whenever I can, although I don’t get there as often as I’d like to. I love spending the day cuddling the tiny babies and playing with the toddlers and pre-schoolers,” Amy-Lee said.
Those who have participated in the event appreciate the impressive range of participants who come from far and wide to be part of this prestigious walk.
The grade 4 pupil message to her peers who would like to make a difference in other people’s lives is they must be motivated and do their best to help the cause that is meaningful to them.
For the past 18 years the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 has created opportunities for those who have taken part.
Several organisations use their own fundraising mechanisms and awareness tactics at the event. The event then supports these walkers with co-ordination of entries, walk packs, special requests and sharing their messaging on 702 and MTN social media platforms.
The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 event attracts thousands of people, with a cap at 50,000 walkers annually. It connects people, brings fun and promotes a healthier lifestyle and society.
Walkers take to the streets of the City of Joburg in vibrant costumes and matching outfits.
The event takes place on 28 July 2019 at the Marks Park Spots Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 is supported by the City of Joburg, who sees the event as a platform to showcase the city’s ability to host world-class events.