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The enigmatic music artist ZYO goes for gold with his third single “Dockside Days” featuring Mathew Gold


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Sliding into our atmosphere, futuristic electronic dance outfit – ZYO – is back on the music radar with his new single “Dockside Days”. This time he teams up with soulful singer/songwriter Mathew Gold. The eclectic mix of afro-soul, chunky house beats coupled with the soothing vocals of Mathew Gold will lift you up from any universal lockdown. Available now to stream and download on all major music platforms.

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While in search of an earthling to collaborate with, ZYO found himself hypnotised by the soulful vocals of Mathew Gold. Mathew was enticed by this space creature known as ZYO and soon found himself in ZYO’s studio spaceship. After a few days in captivity, “Dockside Days” was created and both spaceman and earthling were thrilled about the outcome of this galactic release. Golds delivery on ‘Dockside Days’ reminds us no genre can pigeonhole his genius and pure talent as a musician.

“I met ZYO in ‘dockside’ on a planet a few moons away from the sun. He told me he wanted to drop his 3rd song on planet earth and I never hesitated. We must give the people what they want”, says Mathew Gold.

ZYO’s unique take on Afro-house music intertwined with dance and pop is what caught the attention of many music lovers when he rocketed into the music scene in 2018 with hits like “We Are One” featuring Mpumi Szani and “Brighter Day” featuring Thandeka Mfinyongo.


ZYO is currently in search for other talented, musical earthlings and is set to release his debut EP later this year.

ZYO “Dockside Days” ft Mathew Gold is OUT NOW and available on all major download and streaming platforms.

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Delighted to share the news …3rd most read contributor for Biz Arts in 2019 for 3rd year in a row

Delighted to share the news 3rd most read contributor for Biz Arts for 3rd year in a row .Please keep putting me in touch with artists to talk to as we go into the new decade

TurnUp Music launches on Samsung Z Series

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Being the ultimate gateway that has been successfully hosting local talent for over a year now, TurnUp Music has joined forces with Samsung and officially announced the launch of a streaming service on the Samsung Z Series mobile devices.


TurnUp Music has been turning heads over the past year as a disruptor in the local music industry. The mission continues to grow as the service has now partnered with one of the world’s largest tech companies, Samsung, to host local music on their Z Series mobile devices.


Through this incredible partnership, TurnUp Music and Samsung are focussed on the development and growth of local artists’ careers through various collaborative opportunities and a strong market reach.


“Samsung, as the global smartphone leader, is the perfect partner to accelerate not just the streaming platform, but also to reduce barriers to entry across Africa. The 4G enabled Z Series devices are both accessible and affordable, making it a great tool for listening to music and watching videos” said Thabiet Allie, CEO of TurnUp Music.


The announcement of the partnership was unveiled at AfricaCom, one of the largest African telecoms, media and technology events and met with great support from key industry experts and delegates at the event.


“Because Samsung always strives to create technology that enriches people’s lives, we are delighted to partner with TurnUp Music in this initiative, bringing local sounds to users and helping to promote local musicians,” said Craige Fleisher, Director Integrated Mobility, Samsung.


The TurnUp Music app will soon be available on the Z series, which can be purchased at Ackermans, PEP, Jet and CNA.   

About TurnUp Music

TurnUp Music is exclusively focused on local talent and hosts content from various South African superstars like Euphonik, DJ Tira and Vusi Nova. It is also the home to undiscovered artists keen to make their music available to the large South African audience connecting to the internet via their mobile phones.


TurnUp is focused on creating opportunities to grow artists and amplify their careers. Our platform will allow you to upload your music, market it and make it available for streaming/download.


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TRACE presents the first Roots music festival – 30 acts and a marriage of food, art, lifestyle and urban African music.

Roots will be hosted at the trendy Joziburg Lane venue in central Johannesburg on Saturday, 4 November 2017.

TRACE Southern Africa presents the inaugural edition of its brand new eventing property – Roots.

This first-of-its-kind festival will bring together everything that makes the African continent beautiful – from food, art and lifestyle to an array of musical sounds from some of the best urban African artists.

The event has a lineup of over 30 acts with Kwesta and Sjava as the headliners. The supporting lineup ranges from developing artists and A-listers to alternative artists and those in the forefront of shaping popular culture such as Gemini Major, DJ Sliqe, Sho Madjozi, Frank Casino, J Molley, I See A Different You and Gqom connoisseur, DJ Sandiso among many others.

Roots aims to give all who attend an explorative experience of both the dynamic TRACE brand and the African continent.

Expect to learn more about African literature with the Abantu Book Festival – friends of TRACE who established the first book festival geared at the African reader and the African author.

Your tastebuds are in for a treat as the food vendors for this festival have been carefully selected in order to sample the best cuisine from across the continent. Roots – in its entirety – will be a physical manifestation of what TRACE stands for, says TRACE Southern Africa’s Senior Vice-President, Leo Manne: “We have wanted to celebrate the vibrancy of our audience, both on the continent and in the diaspora for a very long time, honouring their diversity and urban cool. We believe we have come up with the perfect formula to bring this to life through TRACE Roots and we cannot wait for people to enjoy and own the concept. Roots is about coming home, we want everyone to feel like they have finally found a space that truly belongs to them.”

Doors open at 2PM and the celebration of urban African music will continue until midnight with over 30 live acts and Djs bringing the stage to life. Tickets are on sale at R200 and available at Webtickets.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017; Biggest Tour Of The Year Surpasses 2.4 Million Tickets Sold



NEW YORK, July 6, 2017 — Having played to more than one million fans, the first North American leg of U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close July 1st at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Biggest Tour Of The Year Surpasses 2.4 Million Tickets Sold

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened May 12th at BC Place in Vancouver and made its U.S. debut May 14th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle—the latter kicking off some of the most enthusiastic critical notes in the history of U2’s relationship with America. Rolling Stone hailed the band as “a live act simply without peer,” USA Today noted “Thirty years can’t dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them,” while The New York Times added “For the performance of The Joshua Tree… the band members took places on the full-sized stadium stage. They were ascending the way their career did… The band was dwarfed, but the music wasn’t. Larry Mullen Jr. on drums, Adam Clayton on bass and the Edge on guitar tore into the urgent rhythmic flux of ‘Where the Streets Have No Name.’ Against the craggy postpunk groove of ‘Bullet the Blue Sky,’ both Bono’s falsetto and the Edge’s guitar leads were keening sirens.”

The reviews of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017’s opening weekend set a tone that intensified throughout a North American run featuring 20 sold out stadium dates and U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline June 9th at Bonnaroo. Reviews for the shows have been consistently excellent, with some more recent highlights including:

“The thing about U2 is that, in almost any of their forms these past four decades, they always offer some degree of transcendence. They can’t help it… This is also what makes them what they are — legends, an institution, well beyond the levels of even some of our biggest stars today… These are songs that reminded you how many different kinds of people across countries and generations one artist, one voice can impact — and, in turn, they are songs that remind you that fighting for a better world, even when it zigs and zags over thirty years, might just be worth it.”—STEREOGUM

“U2’s Two-Hour Pep Talk is Exactly What We Need Right Now… The best U2 songs cast life as a garden of possibilities while pushing back at forces that seek to limit them. This Joshua Tree tour wisely plays just those songs. It is a two-hour pep talk. It is a technological spectacle. It is a warm bath for the soul. It will knock you on your ass.”—VULTURE

“I have left every U2 concert feeling like some measure of my humanity had been restored after being worn down by the blistering winds of the daily shit storm we call living. Last night was no exception.”—PHAWKER

“An uplifting return to Joshua Tree — and much more… Sunday’s sold-out concert at Gillette Stadium commemorated the album’s 30th anniversary by playing it in full, and it served as both a reminder of and reckoning with the power that fell into U2’s grasp at that moment in its history.”—BOSTON GLOBE

U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 heads to the UK and Europe where it kicks off with two nights in London on July 8th & 9th followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It will then relaunch in North AmericaSeptember 3rd with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 played its first ever headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour. The tour’s limited return to North America will include stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Phoenix and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.

Beck will be special guest for the upcoming North American dates. In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

July 8 London, UK Twickenham Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 9 London, UK Twickenham Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 12 Berlin, DE Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 15 Rome, IT Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 16 Rome, IT Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 18 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 22 Dublin, IE Croke Park Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 25 Paris, FR Stade de France Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 26 Paris, FR Stade de France Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 29 Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
July 30 Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
August 1 Brussels, BE Stade Roi Baudouin Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Sept. 3 Detroit, MI Ford Field Beck
Sept. 5 Buffalo, NY New Era Field Beck
Sept. 8 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium Beck
Sept. 10 Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium Beck
Sept. 12 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium Beck
Sept. 14 New Orleans, LA Mercedes Benz Superdome Beck
Sept. 16 St. Louis, MO The Dome At America’s Center Beck
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium Beck
Sept. 22 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium Beck
Oct. 3 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 4 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 7 Bogota, Colombia Estadio El Campin Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina La Plata Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 11 Buenos Aires, Argentina La Plata Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 14 Santiago, Chile Estadio Nacional Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 19 Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 21 Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Oct. 22 Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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Academy of Sound Engineering open day this Saturday, 17th September in Cape Town

Academy of Sound Engineering will be hosting their next open day this Saturday, 17th September, from 09h00 till 17h00.

If Sound Engineering and Music Production is on your radar, this is not to be missed!

They will kick-start the day with presentations at 09h00 or 14h30, followed by a tour of the Campus and the opportunity for an application interview (Gr 12 or out of school may apply – please bring latest results). You can schedule an application interview if you would like to enrol for studies in 2017 on the day, or arrange for the following week.

Come and see their senior lecturer, Peter Pearlson, recording the rock band Johnny Gilmour live from 11h00.

Situated at 15 Wicht Crescent (De Roos Street) in Zonnebloem, they are on the MyCiti bus route and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Contact their Cape Town student advisor Brett Stone on bretts or 076 821 3664 (also via WhatsApp) for more info and to book.

Monday 18th April SIPHO HOTSTIX MABUSE at Promenade Three Anchor Bay

Sipho “Hotstix “Mabuse will be doing something fun at 5pm at the glasses on the Promenade in Three Anchor bay Cape Town on Monday 18th April

You are welcome to join and share in the fun .

We could have a poet join, a guitar player and before you know it ,the pop up will disappear.

Why don’t you come along and see what transpires .We all need some fun to end Monday off don’t we ?

The public artwork is called” Perceiving Freedom”by Michael Ellion

You can see why we have chosen the spot due to album cover Afrodizzia below

THE HASTHAG IS #HOTSTIX twitter @siphohotstix -PLEASE USE THE HASHTAG #HOTSTIX if you are coming

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