Monday, 31 March 2014
5FM is sad to announce that, after ten years on air, Gareth Cliff will be leaving the station at the end of March 2014. Gareth Cliff and 5FM are parting ways after an exceptional journey as Gareth will be pursuing further opportunities in his personal capacity. explains5FM’s programming manager Tim Zunckel; “5FM is enormously appreciative of Gareth’s incredible work ethic, his dedication to his listeners and support of the 5FM brand. The station thanks Gareth for his exceptional ten years of on-air presence as well as being an ambassador for the station, we wish him the very best in future.” Gareth Cliff commented, “I’ve had an amazing decade at 5FM together with my “one-of-kind” team and I have loved every minute. The journey has been an unforgettable one but I’m excited about the future”. Adds 5FM’s Zunckel, “It has been a pleasure working with Gareth. He has been a huge asset to the 5FM team and we will miss him as an on-air personality and part of the brand. We’re excited about the new line-up and will be announcing as to what listeners can expect in the near future”
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Friday, 28 March 2014
Singer Brian McFadden, who left Westlife in 2004, has praised his former bandmate Kian Egan on his CD, Home. He told Digital Spy that he was "delighted" with the success of his friend's debut solo album, Home. He said: "I think it's great - I think he's done a great job. I'm delighted for him - a top ten album!" According to sources, Home has a rockier feel than the normal Westlife music, and that is something Brian understands. "I remember when we started out in Westlife he was always listening to Pearl Jam, Metallica, Audioslave and stuff like that," he explained. "I think he's a rock fan, so now that he's taken his Westlife suit off he's letting his hair down!"
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Could George "I Want Your Sex" Michael be the new Frank Sinatra? I truly think so after listening to his CD, Symphonica. It's his first release in years and he sounds super fine. The CD was recorded during his 2011 - 2012 Symphonica tour in Europe and it's a step away from his pop tunes, and see him embracing jazz and some swing. He ventures into the field of late Frank Sinatra with his big band and orchestral sound. Yes, Michael performed with a full orchestra! I truly think he gives Robbie Williams a run for his money with the swing tunes as it much more of a natural grace. On the CD he pays homage to Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye and other giants. What made me almost spill my coffee was the excellent cover of Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Let Her Down Easy” - absolutely brilliant.
Now this is special! World War II sweetheart, (Dame) Vera Lynn is releasing a new CD! And this on her 97th birthday! WOW! This is balls!The new album will be released on 2 June to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day Landings (6 June) and will feature not only her most memorable and morale-boosting hits that sustained Britons through the wartime years, but some previously unreleased tracks, recently discovered by her daughter Virginia. Dame Vera commented "I think it's wonderful that my songs are still enjoyed, especially if it encourages people to commemorate what happened seventy years ago. It's moving for me to relive those days, and humbling to know that people still think of me ' after all, it was simply my duty to keep singing".
For the first time in South Africa, iTunes Music will be giving away free music content. iTunes have partnered with South Africa’s most successful electronic music duo, Goldfish, to launch their free content offering. Fans will be able to acquire a redeemable code from Goldfish’s website which can then be redeemed on the iTunes store to receive a free track download of Goldfish’s “Moonwalk Away”. The track is taken from Goldfish’s 2013 release Three Second Memory. The band says about the track, "Moonwalk Away was part of our journey back to the roots of Goldfish, chilled African infused beats." Click here for the “Moonwalk Away” Free Download: http://goldfishlive.com/blog/moonwalk-away-track-giveaway
Monday, 17 March 2014
Local rockcers Van Coke Kartel will be turned into old "omies" (elderly men) for their latest music video, Klein Wêreld (As SA jou Wêreld is). The song is from their latest album Bloed, Sweet & Trane. The video will be shot on Wednesday 2 April. The lads will completely transform themselves as they did when they dressed up as tannies from the 80’s in the Dis ‘n Land video. This time Chasing Migada Productions in Association with Cosmesis Advanced Prosthetics will turn Van Coke Kartel into elderly men. The goal, says director Quinton Lavery, "Is that we want to put the band in an old age home, amongst real elderly people and for people not to know who they are.” Cosmesis, a make-up and prosthetics effects studio who has worked on high profile projects such as Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Girl and Four Corners, has begun the transformation process using cutting edge make-up and special effects. The band went for full head casts and moulding on the 8th of March. That alone took 2 hours per band member. “The moulding was extremely scary”, says Wynand Myburgh. “You sit for 50 minutes while you can’t hear, see or move your mouth.” Jedd Kossew had to do his moulding in sections, because “it feels like you are buried alive underground. It is really extreme.” On the day of the shoot they will undergo 4-6 hours of onset make-up, hair and wardrobe to transform them into old men. This will be a little tricky with the bands new drummer, Dylan as he has some pretty long dreadlocks, but all will be revealed in the completed video. All in all with 3 weeks of pre-production, over 12 hours of make-up and a full day of filming, this music video will be at the forefront of make-up prosthetics in South Africa.
You either hate them or love them. I love them. South Africa's zeffest export Die Antwoord is finaly telling their fans about their new CD, Donker Mag (English: Dark Power). Ninja recently wrote to fans about the album:
NINJA and ¥O-LANDI r in HI-TEKS studio erryday workin hard on our most poweful spell yet. we’v been workin on DONKER MAG 4 about 2yrz now. we thought we wud b finisht by dis time. but we kept makin up new songz by accident. dis shit iz so good. sooooo so good. i want 2 get stoned and bump da fukn shit out of DONKER MAG worse dan any1. again. dont worry. u wont b sorry 4 long. our 1st single features 1 of my dearest friendz in da hole universe.1 cannot rush such powerful magick. thank u 4 yor patience. dont hate me x
all my love
In a Facebook update, Ninja said:
"DONKER MAG update // we just finisht recording DM album // its busy getting mastered now 2make it sound evn more xtra nice busy finishin up DM album artwork at da moment // den DM album gets set-up 4 synchronized world-wide release (which takes a second) // while dats happening we make video 4 nxt DM single // den just b4 DONKER MAG world tour starts we drop new video and DM album // an we all enter da nxt dimension"
Die Antwoord is also embarking on a Donker Mag Tour. Exicted!
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Monday, 10 March 2014
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