Wednesday, 30 November 2011

New 50 Cent track

50 Cent (Universal)
Rapper 50 Cent has released a new track online which will feature on his upcoming mixtape, Big 10, reports Digital Spy. Explaining the track, Stop Crying, and artwork on Twitter, 50 Cent said: "Stop crying pay attention to details in art. Why this song first cause this is the BIG 10. If U look close U will find the names of several great generals in my face. I have no eyes, no windows 2 my soul. This Is coldest s**t. I had to use a BIG line its THE BIG 10 1. STOP CRYING I'm on some other s**t. Ill remind U why iv gone DIOMAND twice. Street king." 50 Cent's new album - which has a working title of Black Magic - is expected to be released in 2012 after facing a number of delays. Have a listen to the song HERE!

BREAKING NEWS! Katy Perry and hubby to divorce?

Rumours are doing the rounds that US Singer Katy Perry has filed for divorce from her British husband, Russel Brand after a mere 13 months of marriage. Heatworld.com alleged the songstress filed for divorce in the early hours of this morning in the US.

NEW CD! Lady Gaga - Born This Way - The Remix

Lady Gaga is back with a 'new' CD of sorts, just in time for Christmas. The singer releases the album Born This Way The Remix – a 14 track collection of remixes by some of today’s most prominent artists, DJs and producers, including Foster the People, Michael Woods and The Weekend. Lady Gaga’s third studio album, Born This Way, broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to the # 1 on release day. The singles from the album, including “Born This Way,” “Judas,” “The Edge of Glory” and “Yoü and I” have sold a combined total of more than 7 million copies in the US alone. Billboard.com reports that "Born This Way: The Remix is not essential listening for non-Gaga diehards, but electronica fans who have yet to drink the Mother Monster kool-aid will find plenty of pristinely produced club tracks to groove to. The album is a great avenue for fans to digest new versions of their favorite songs of the year, as well as discover artists that are trying to command audiences the way Gaga so masterfully does." Now get your Gaga kool-aid and drink it!

Best Of CD for Jennifer Lopez?

Jennifer Lopez (Universal)
Rumours are rife that On The Floor singer, Jennifer Lopez, is set to release a Greatst Hits album in 2012, reports MTV News. Vocal producer Kuk Harrell revealed that he is "waiting on the call" from the 'On The Floor' singer's label execs, so that he can return to the studio to compile the tracks that are to be included on the LP. "I just got the call a week ago that the greatest hits album for Jennifer Lopez is coming up. Now I'm just waiting for them to put on the schedule [and] let me know what songs we're actually cutting and stuff like that," Harrell explained to MTV News. "I think [when] I find out what the direction is, I will definitely go in the lab. I will get in the lab with Tricky Stewart and The-Dream and see what we can come up with for it." Harrell, who has worked with musicians from Rihanna to Justin Bieber, added that he is grateful for the opportunity to work with big stars such as Lopez. "They're superstars, so how are you going to turn them down? Unless we have a scheduling conflict, but it's always a 'yes'. It's always an immediate 'we're gonna kill it'. That's when my competitive edge comes out. It has to be the best. It has to be better than anything we've ever done," he said.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Festival Of Love

Bobby van Jaarsveld
With "A festival of Love" as its theme, Suidoosterfees 2012, which takes place at Artscape in February, promises a line-up filled with love – a love for the arts, for family, for loved ones and life. Famous musical favourites such as Rocco de Villiers, Auriol Hays, Ringo Madlingozi, the Delft Big Band and Cape Town’s famous drag queen Odidiva will delight audiences with stunning performances. Fans of 2011’s Huisgenoot Gospelkonsert should take note of the next installment, featuring Juanita du Plessis, Romanz, Rouchelle Liedemann, the SA Youth Choir, Ivan Swiegelaar, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Trevor Sampson, Joe Niemand, Riana Nel, Matthys Maree and his band. Add to this fabulous line-up the superb third SOF Klassiek concert with upcoming young stars Friedel Mitas (soprano), Ryan van der Rheede (trombone) and Megan-Geoffrey Prins (pianist). The Suidoosterfees also brings brand new theatre works to the stage. Last but not least, free top class entertainment is on the menu in Die Burger/RSG Tent where upcoming Capetonian singers will be providing musical entertainment daily from 17 till 19 February. Tickets for Suidoosterfees productions are available at Computicket. Also visit www.facebook.com/Suidoosterfees and www.twitter.com/Suidoosterfees_ for festival news. Send e-mail to suidooster@media24.com Check out the video for the Suidoosterfees HERE!

CD REVIEW! The Best Party Hits Ever

With the end of the year racing towards us, it's always a problem finding the perfect tunes to play, not anymore! The Best Party Hits Ever will help you kick up a storm on 31 December. The 3 disc set is a collection of 60 old and new party favourites that will go down a storm. With classics like Kylie Minogue's 'Spinning Around', 'Joyride' by Roxette, 'All Rise' by Blue, and new party hits by David Guetta, Erasure, Katy Perry and more, this is a must have for party people young and old.

HOT CD! Zakwe

Zakwe in action
Zakwe - The CD
Who said the beautiful ones are not yet born? Please welcome Zakwe’s freshman and official album self titled ‘Zakwe’. Born and bred in KwaMashu Township, north of Durban; this Kasi rapper has made a mark with his strong voice, great lyrics, township stories and sounds full of blackness. Having released his two mixtapes in 2010, Zakwe has made a huge impact in the underground scene as two of his tracks within the tape entered in Hype Sessions, whilst ‘Bathi Ng’yachoma’ (a teaser for best things to come) became an unintentional hit single and earned massive national airplay and live television performance appearances. His feature on Zuluboy’s track ‘Zobe Zisho’, earned Zakwe a recording and artist management contract with Native Rhythms. Now, Zakwe’s long-anticipated album has finally arrived. Who’s on the Beat: Zakwe’s lyrical skill attracted the most sought aft er beatmakers who wanted to make their mark on the album already set to rock the streets, the townships, villages, the cities and hopefully the rest of the world. The SAMA Award-winning rap artist and producer, Amu (The Principal) has 2 beats on the album, whilst Dome (the most celebrated beatmaker) has 1 beat on the album. Kay Master and Esphi, the usual suspects behind Zakwe’s music are dominant in this 18-track album under the watchful eye of Ngane – not to be left out. Rizzlah Joint, Trevor Trey and Wonder Ngxongo also made themselves with their off erings. This album features the hottest crews in Durban right now, Tira with Big Nuz on ‘Deal is Done’, Zuluboy and Danger are on the remix of ‘Bathi Ng’yachoma, Abdus, Maraza and Lungelo are on the track ‘Music’ with Njabulo on ‘Abafowethu’. Native Rhythms’ own - The Soil and Vuyo Tyolo - are prominent on the tracks ‘Jikeleza’ and ‘Home’, respectively. It is now offi cial, that Zakwe has earned street cred – and a stamp saying ‘the streets have recognized that the soldier has won the battle is now most definitely ready for war’. It’s Native!