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Bacardi: Party like it’s the 1920s

Bacardi is continuing their 150th birthday celebration this April with a 1920s-themed Prohibition party in two cities. With music by 5-time SAMA nominated Mi Casa and 5fm’s Poppy, the parties pay homage to the Bacardi legacy that saw thousands of fun-loving Americans travel to Cuba during the Prohibition just to get their hands on a drink.

Bacardi’s encouraging everyone to join them in the spirit of rebellion, to dress to impress – 1920s style – and to come and party like it’s Prohibited! Expect some surprises throughout the night…

Joining Mi Casa and Poppy on 13th April at Taboo in Jo’burg and 14th April at Casa Blanca Cape Town, are DJ Lyle from Ama Kings and DJ Loyd from Good Hope FM. It’s definitely going to be a party to remember!

Bacardi – It started with a party!

For details and to win tickets visit:

Facebook: facebook.com/bacardi

Twitter: @thebacardibat

Upcoming events:

Friday 13th April at Taboo, Johannesburg: www.facebook.com/events/192783757498223/

Saturday 14th April at Casa Blanca, Cape Town: www.facebook.com/events/317408131653265/


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Strongbow DJ competition: You should have been there!


You should have been there!

Strongbow definitely knows how to throw parties! On Saturday the 25th of February they rocked the East Rand at Bahama Bar, and on Sunday the 26th of February the Strongbow DJ competition was held at Masakeng in Soweto. Kasi Times attended the Masakeng event to witness DJ Jab Juice and DJ Skillz battle it out to be crowned Strongbow DJ Megastar.  

Sowetans were treated to good music from DJ Rhyno, DJ Ganyani and Zahara, who got the crowd singing along to her ‘moving’ songs. The music catered for different age groups – young adults (over 18), and the older generation (bekuguga othandayo).

Round One

DJ Jab Juice and DJ Skills took to the stage between the acts. First up was DJ Jab Juice, whose impressive mixing skills and good track selection got the crowd dancing. The nervous pint-sized DJ Skills then went behind the decks. His track selection connected with the crowd. He played soulful house, tribal house and everything in between.

DJ Jab Juice and DJ Skills

After the first round, DJ Skills looked like the crowd’s favourite; the fans loved him, especially the ladies. Tholi B, from YFM, was the host and had to make sure that the crowd based their votes on the right reasons, like mixing ability, track selection and the interaction between the DJ and the crowd.

Round Two

The second round then took place and it became quite obvious who was going to walk away with the title. Indeed, DJ Skills was crowned the Strongbow DJ Megastar.

All in all, much respect to Strongbow, YFM and everyone else for this initiative. It was a great platform for DJs to get their names out there, and for the fans to have fun.

 -Vusi Khoza

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ALS International Edition a Resounding Success

The international edition of All Love Sundays (ALS) on the 26th of February proved to be one of the greatest nights for Icon Club in Sandton. Co-owned by Tibz of SHOWLOVE, Makhosini Sihlali and DJ Capital from the Repertoires, this event has hot line-ups weekly. It was attended by the likes of Aubrey Poo, Clayton Misoya, Andile Ncube, AKA and Shugasmax, who was also there to celebrate his birthday and performed for the willing crowd.


Miller Genuine Draft gave away a double ticket to a lucky party-goer, Solomzi Xinkolo, who won the all expenses paid trip to Miami at the end of March to attend the Miami Music Conference – this is the biggest music event in the world, featuring over 1400 artists from around the world.

Sazi Ngcobo, Solomzi Xinkolo (winner) & Nkosana Matyeshana (SAB Brand Manager)

The conference will be attended by the likes of Sphectacula, DJ Naves, DJ Fanatic, DJ Capital and Fistaz Mixwell, who were all part of the line-up at the ALS event. The festival will also feature other popular DJs including Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Zakes Bantwini, DJ Fresh and Euphonik.

(Read more about Tibz here: http://www.kasitimes.co.za/profiles/drinks-with-tibz/)

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All Love Sundays Special Show: 26th Feb

Date:  26th February 2012

Time: 21:00pm

Venue: Icon, 12 Fredman Drive, Sandton

Featuring:Fistaz Mixwell, Sphectacula, Naves, Fanatic, Capital etc

SABMiller will give away 2 double tickets to 2 surprised party goers to an amazing music festival that’s enjoyed by the world around.

This exclusive event will feature the likes of Sphectacula & Naves, Fanatic, Capital and Fistaz Mixwell who will also party up a storm with the winners on their trip.

All we can say for now is that you will have an experience of your life with over 1 400 international acts present.

Time for you to get your passports and visa’s ready because it’s Miller Time.


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The Strongbow DJ Competition is coming to your doorstep


Strongbow is excited about bringing you the hottest parties while  proudly playing a role in unearthing and showcasing SA’s DJ talent.

After a couple of months of DJs battling it out on radio and the listeners voting for their favourite, the stage has been set for the 6 finalists to battle it out head on at one of three Strongbow Do You Know events that will be taking place in Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria, for a chance to be crowned the ultimate Strongbow DJ. The ultimate winner is selected by the crowd at each event. The winners walk away with the street cred of having played alongside some of SA’s own DJ heavy weights, as well as R 5000 in cash.

Come witness a star DJ being born in your own “Kasi.”

East Rand  

Date: Saturday, 25th February
Venue: Bahama, 10632 Kwaswane Street, Kwa Thema
Main Act: Fistaz Mixwell
Time: 17:00 to 22:00


Date: Sunday, 26th February 12
Venue: Masakeng 649 Kinini Street, Mofolo Central opposite Mofolo Park
Main Act: Zahara
Time: 17:00 to 22:00

Mamelodi West

Date: Saturday 3rd March
Venue: The Village, 3773 Mamelodi, Sibande Avenue
Main Act: DJ Cleo
Time: 17:00 to 22:00

To join Kasi Times at the party and be in the know with Strongbow, you have to be 18 years or older. Go to www.facebook.com/strongbowsa, like their page and find out how to get a ticket or dial *120* 423# (cost: 20c for 20 seconds) and follow the prompts.


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The Man Behind KZN Hip Hop

He has been in the battle to provide a platform for Hip Hop artists in KZN for 11 years. He is the man behind the Original Material Awards, Hip Hop Ngasekhaya, Moment of Truth, and other countless annual KZN Hip Hop shows. Through these shows he puts artists on the map by providing a stage for them to market their ‘product’ to the public. He modestly denies the fact that he is taking KZN Hip Hop to greater heights; he simply sees himself as a Hip Hop fan. He mentors and inspires many in all elements of Hip Hop. He doesn’t go by an alias; his name is Ayanda Zefrino Makukule.

It is the 29 year old’s ability to pull crowds from all over KZN and gather them in one place that made him the first Hip Hop person to be sponsored by DC shoes. In 2006 he’d organised a charity show that saw 1500 people attending; the following year DC proudly started sponsoring him. His motivation comes from people. He knows how to identify a crowd’s needs and create something out of it. Next year he will be launching Queen Hip Hop, a pageant dedicated to putting the spotlight on ladies. “In all my years in hip hop I have never seen guys screaming for ladies – the ladies are always screaming for them, so I want to give the ladies a chance to shine,” he said explaining how the idea came about.

Born and bred in Clermont, a township in Durban, he is one of ‘amajita’ and admits that he was not always into hip hop. The hip hop dress code is what attracted him to it. He first noticed it when he saw guys from New Jack City playing basketball and he was hooked. From that day, he started playing basketball in and around his neighbourhood challenging other players, all the while, walking the walk and talking the talk. Women loved him because he was different from other guys and guys wanted to hang around him. “Ladies loved me – hot ladies at that! And so naturally, guys wanted to be my friends,” said Makukule in a tone that leaves a person wondering if he is joking or not. It could be his sense of humour that attracts people to him; he leaves the whole room in stitches of laughter whilst he is barely smiling. He might seem intimidating, but on the contrary, he is a friendly, funny, humble, modest and straightforward guy.

Pushing hip hop has never been about money for this qualified engineer. He is just a passionate fan who took it upon himself to help elevate his province’s hip hop level. “It all started with basketball challenges in Clermont, then someone suggested that I start rapping… so I did! I also started doing hip hop shows in my neighbourhood. Now they are spreading throughout KZN,” he said. Even though he is not that much into rapping, he raps because people always ask him to. However, when he touches the mic, only the truth comes out, no matter what language it is in. He has also featured in various mixtapes. His latest is a feature in the Gifted LP which features a number of other Durban artists.

If there is one thing he never forgets it is to pay homage. During the interview, he lists the number of people who have helped him along the way and it doesn’t bother him that some of the people he has helped don’t acknowledge him. Firstly, his gratitude goes to his parents, whom he says he can never thank enough. The desire and willingness to help people was instilled by his parents in his upbringing. It also happens to be one of the reasons why a ‘Makukule’ recording label might never be born; he does not know how to say No to people. He reckons he might end up signing the whole of KZN. Which he just might!

Here is a person KZN Hip Hop owes a big “thank you.”

Gugu Moyo

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The Business Leadership Forum

The Business Leadership Forum (BLF), which consists of business people from various professions, is a vibrant, growing forum of business networking professionals in Soweto. They believe in business-to-business networking and aim at building sustainable long-term relationships with each other. Read the full story

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