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Music Review by PMash: Eltonnick’s Time

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Artist: Eltonnick

Album: Time

It’s sad to see how there isn’t too much noise around this kid. I like how he describes the album as “touching, mouthful and emotional” – and the album delivers just that. Eltonnick’s Time has some tribal House elements in most of its songs but it’s hard to box it into a certain sound. It features a lot of vocals delivered by some of Mzansi’s finest House vocalists like Zano, Trevor Mako, Kafele and Zaki Ibrahim. The lyrical content revolves around relationship and life issues; this is evident on songs like Secrets, and Love Has Taken Over. It’s a much laid back album, something to chill and unwind with. The production is on point, and the album art sleeve makes it almost irresistible not pick it up!

Ratings: 4 out 5

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Q&A with SCIM Graduates DJ Bongane and Thabiso

When asked for individual interviews DJ Bongane and Thabiso requested a joint interview as they seem themselves as one brand. I see where they’re going with this and when I asked them if F.Eu and KentPhonic have anything to do with this, I was met with a blank stare. They claim they had never actually thought about it that way. Oh well here’s what the guys had to say about their journey so far:

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Thabiso, how did you meet your partner in crime Bongani?

T: Bongane and I met at the SCIM. We were attending our third practical class; he approached me and asked what my name was, and told me that he likes the way I play, especially my mixing. We soon started playing and practicing together for gigs.

Why did you pick deejaying, instead of another career path?

T: I took djing for the love of House music, the beats and vocals. Djing is a passion I’ve had since I completed my Matric. I’m not only involved in djing as I’m busy with a course at Soul Candi specialising in the music business. Next year I’m planning on upgrading my Matric marks so I can go to the Tshwane University of Technology to study media.

B: It’s my passion for music.

How did you get involved with Soul Candi?

T: I was searching for a music institution on the internet and came across the Soul Candi Institute of Music. I applied and they invited me for Read the full story

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Meet Candi Roots’ DJ Cuebur

Nicholas Mboweni, better known as DJ Cuebur, is a budding artist who hails from Middelburg, a small town in Mpumalanga. The music bug bit him at the tender age of 15, where he began a love affair with Hip Hop, and eventually House music. A friend would record demo tapes at his place and would leave his equipment, allowing Cuebur to experiment with it. He soon taught himself how to mix and play. I spent a few minutes getting to know him and what makes him tick.

How did you get into the Soul Candi Institute of Music?
I was passionate about music and wanted to get into a career that embraced this newfound love. I did a bit of research on SCIM and was hooked. I began my studies in 2010 and one of my courses covered advanced music production, sound engineering and the music business.

How did you become part of Candi Roots?
My journey into Candi Roots came about when the Soul Candi head office made an announcement that they wanted the students to submit songs to be put on a compilation album. I submitted mine and two weeks later I got a call from Brett Jackson (R.I.P.) informing me that Soul Candi wanted to licence my songs. One of my songs was chosen to go into the Soul Candi 5 album. Soul Candi had recognised me as an artist! They asked if I was interested in doing a project with them. Candi Roots was born, and I became a part of the Soul Candi family.

Achievements? Read the full story

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Getting to Know DJ Groovin

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Soul Candi runs an advanced music school which equips deejays and music enthusiasts with skills and knowledge about the entertainment industry. The school produces many enthusiasts who are making names for themselves within the music industry. Over the next few weeks I’ll be profiling various Soul Candi Institute of Music (SCIM) graduates. First on the list is DJ Groovin:

Who is DJ Groovin?
My birth name is Vincenzo Ladeira and I’m from Alberton. I’m 19 years old, Italian, and I’m a passionate music enthusiast.

How did you join the Soul Candi Institute of Music?
I met Clive Bean, who asked me to come through to Soul Candi after he’d heard me play, which led to me becoming part of the SC Institute of Music. After joining the SCIM I started my first course which I excelled at. I’m proud to gloat that I got full marks for the exam!

What and how do you enjoy playing your sets?
I don’t box myself when it comes to playing as I play commercial, deep and Latin tic music. Music deals with the emotions and motions of an individual and it is perceived as the propeller of life.

Why music as a career option?
My love for music began seven years ago when I started deejaying at family functions and house parties. I had an ear for virtual music and would pick it up easily. When I studied, I couldn’t do it in silence, so I started listening to music; but, instead of studying, I would listen to the music. I also enjoy changing people’s moods through music. Read the full story

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Music Review: Electro Candi 3

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The Soul Candi Crew brings us yet another long-anticipated compilation, The Electro Candi 3 mixed by Blackwhole, Game and Dean Fuel. As with its predecessor, the 3 disc pack has something in store for everyone, from chilled out House beats to some electrifying House tunes. Disc 1, mixed by Blackwhole takes us through some easy-on-the-ear deep-rooted tunes, featuring songs like Don’t Stop, On The Beach (The Realm Dub) by Leon Ware, and my favorite Life Is So Strange (Deetron Remix) by Akabu. Disc 2, mixed by Game, brings us some banging House tunes that have been sweeping our dance floors, songs like I Wanna Love You (The Layabouts Future Retro Vocal Mix) by Lulo Cafe featuring Nothende, What You Do 2 Me (Original Mix) by Crazy White Boy. Disc 3, mixed by Dean Fuel, Fuels up the tempo with some electrifying club tunes, with songs like Koko by Sander Van Doorn, Pressure (Alesso Remix) by Nadia Ali, Starkillers and Alex Kenji. With the festive season around the corner, Electro Candi 3 will be a great starter to your summer music collection; you are bound to get something for your listening pleasure.

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