The Voice UK 2018 to be Shown Exclusively on ITV Choice


The UK version of the massive hit music talent show The Voice is coming to South African television in January next year and will be shown exclusively on ITV Choice (DStv 123). Even more exciting is the news that the show will be broadcast less than 24-hours after its UK transmission.

Says Katherine Wen, Channel Director for ITV Choice: “We are very excited to be bringing The Voice UK 2018 to South Africa and even more delighted that the ITV Choice audience will be able to watch the show so close to its UK premiere.

“It will be shown exclusively on ITV Choice in Africa and is the perfect family entertainment,” adds Wen.

Adds Aletta Alberts, General Manager of Content at Multichoice South Africa: “This is something really special for both DStv and fans of the The Voice UK and we are thrilled that ITV Choice has pulled off such an exciting acquisition. We are also delighted that it will be screened so close to the UK transmission as it further enhances our commitment to bring international hit shows as quickly as possible to our subscribers.”

While a start date has yet to be confirmed, the series will premiere sometime in early January 2018 and will go out on Sunday evenings.
ITV is currently holding auditions across the UK for 2018 contestants and has recently confirmed that pop sensation Olly Murs is set to join Tom Jones, and Jennifer Hudson as the fourth judge for the new series, following the departure of Gavin Rossdale who left the show earlier this year.

In related news, ITV Choice is also very pleased to announce that it has acquired the rights to broadcast The Voice Kids UK 2018 in South Africa. Aimed at children between the ages of 7-14 years old, the series – now in its second outing – sees the winner receiving a substantial cash prize as well as a family trip to Disneyland Paris. Unlike the adult version, there are no knockout rounds. The Voice Kids UK 2018 looks set to start transmission in the UK in mid-2018.

Broadcast of The Voice UK and The Voice Kids UK on ITV Choice next year is proof of the channel’s ongoing commitment to bring the best of British entertainment to South Africa and Wen has hinted of further exciting programme announcements within the next fortnight.

Stay tuned …Hit music talent show to be broadcast within 24-hours after UK

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The Kings Of The Weekend drop CRAZY music video exclusive on Trace Africa

The Kings Of The Weekend 

Gagasi FM’s afternoon drive time hosts will be dropping the highly anticipated visuals for their hit single Crazy exclusively on Trace Africa from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 until Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

The two day Trace Africa exclusive will receive prime time high rotation on the channel. See below viewing times to make sure you catch the Crazy music video exclusive:

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
· 08:06
· 09:46
· 12:21
· 14:05
· 18:28

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
· 07:04
· 09:45
· 12:12
· 14:42
· 20:00
· 21:33

The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves brought a heavyweight ensemble on their latest HIT single Crazy featuring DJ Tira, Nadia Nakai and Floda which is currently enjoying high rotation on radio stations across the country. The ragga infused track comes to life in a colourful music video shot by Studio Space Pictures that will see the country ushering in the Summer with.

Crazy is the third radio single to be released off The Kings Of The Weekend’s highly acclaimed EP, The Kings Way Vol 1. Following the highly successful radio releases of their smash hit singles: I Do I Do and Believe – The Kings Of The Weekend prove yet again with Crazy that they have the winning formula to releasing chart topping singles that the whole country can enjoy.

As one of the hardest working duos in the entertainment industry, The Kings Of The Weekend are already back in studio working on their Summer 2017 single which features a South African legend.

Keep posted to The Kings Of The Weekend social media pages for the online YouTube release of the Crazy music video this Thursday, and for more details on their upcoming single release.

You can listen to your favourite DJs every weekday 3-6pm on Gagasi 99.5 FM or stream here:

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Gigi Lamayne raises the bar with #1BAR

Gigi Lamayne 1Bar

Multi award-winning Hip Hop artist, Gigi Lamayne, has raised the bar with her latest single release, 1BAR.

Stream or download Gigi Lamayne’s new single #1BAR here:

Produced by ABZA, #1BAR is sampled from Kwaito Legend, `Makhendlas, “Iminwe”, and Gigi Lamayne flaunts her lyrical prowess and brings on her vernacular wordplay and theatrics that the country first fell in love with when she first hit the scene with her debut single, “Ice Cream”.

If you have been following Gigi The Great’s journey then you should already know the multi award-winning rapper has been consistent in staying relevant in the highly competitive Hip Hop industry. As one of the youngest voices in Hip Hop currently, Gigi Lamayne isn’t holding back and is looking to close off the year on a strong note with her latest offering, #1BAR.

Raising the bar in the music industry, there is still a lot that the country can expect from Gigi Lamayne this last quarter; make sure to request #1BAR on your favorite radio stations and follow Gigi Lamayne on social media to see what she has in store for the rest of the year.

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Moozlie drops Versus on Cosmopolitan Magazine

Moozlie Versus

Just a day after announcing a first of its kind South African collaboration with Steve Madden Music, Moozlie has partnered with Cosmopolitan Magazine to drop her highly anticipated debut mixtape Versus for FREE.

Stream or download Moozlie’s Versus here:

The 11 track offering is made up of Moozlie’s emotional journey and features the likes of Victoria Kimani, Gemini Major and Yung Swiss.

“I’m so grateful to be where I am right now and I’m so excited to finally share Versus with you. I wrote and recorded these songs on my happiest, saddest, most exciting and even angriest days. Some high highs and very low lows. Thank you to Steve Madden Music for trusting me to pioneer your South African music collaborations and thank you to Cosmopolitan Magazine for helping me give out my mixtape for free,” expresses Moozlie.

Moozlie Versus

Track List

  1. Getting Cash (Syriee & Mordy)
  2. Rockstar ft Yung Swiss (HopeMasta)
  3. Trophy ft Victoria Kimani (Mr Kamera)
  4. BumBum ft Gemini Major (Gemini Major)
  5. Ride or Die ft Yung Swiss (Playground Productions)
  6. Mixed Emotions (HopeMasta)
  7. Break Up Song (Produced by VAM)
  8. Look Who’s at The Top (Hope Masta)
  9. Thini Sizwe (Hope Masta)
  10. Relaxxx (Molly 1080)
  11. Recipe (Whichi 1080)

Social media is already buzzing around Moozlie’s mixtape release making MoozlieVersus a trending topic in South Africa. Numerous fans have expressed their gratitude to receiving the highly anticipate project for FREE and many have started the conversation around why Moozlie’s Versus is not an album.

In response to releasing a mixtape and not an album Moozlie shares: “I needed to take things back to basics. I entered the music industry running before I even learnt how to crawl. I missed some crucial steps in developing myself as an artist and Versus allowed me to consciously develop as an artist and find my own voice and sound. Realising a mixtape before an album is almost like a rites of passage in Hip Hop that I wanted to go through; but I hope that everyone listening and reviewing Versus will hold it to the same regard as any album drop.”

Moozlie is known to go against the status quo and the releases of Versus will be something the South African music industry will be talking about for a long time to come. Moozlie has successfully fused a music and fashion collaboration which goes against the grain of a typical South African Hip Hop release. Moozlie’s bold and unapologetic persona has shown that when you think outside of the box, a lot of exciting collaborations and partnerships can take place which lead to beneficial relationships for all parties involved.

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Moozlie Versus X Steve Madden Music


A first of its kind in South Africa, Steve Madden and Moozlie are proud to announce a new collaboration, Moozlie Versus X Steve Madden Music.

This announcement comes just a day before the highly anticipated release of Moozlie’s debut mixtape, Versus, which has already been a topic of great interest the whole week amongst her fans and music industry pundits.

Steve Madden launched the footwear label’s music program, Steve Madden Music in South Africa in late 2016. The global initiative dedicates itself to scouting, highlighting and supporting artists who unapologetically resonate within a unique sound.

“The first Steve Madden Music collaboration in South Africa is the purposeful choice of an artist who not only displays a versatile mix of musical talent but carries the fierce and fancy Steve Madden persona. Upon hearing of Moozlie’s interest in recording a mixtape, the potential to support and elevate her sound seemed undeniable. The co-creation of ‘Versus’ is spearheaded by Moozlie’s creative process and supported further by Steve Madden,” shares Sarah Vance, Steve Madden SA Marketing Manager.

It’s unquestionable that Moozlie is one of the front runners in the South African urban pop culture landscape when it comes to the way she carries herself, dresses and communicates. Over the past few years, Moozlie has been laying the foundation to building an iconic brand, and now at 25 years of age, she is definitely coming into her own.

“The Steve Madden Music collaboration with Moozlie Versus is testament to the brand strength of Moozlie and her consistency in staying true to herself. The collaboration is a perfect fit and something we as a team are extremely excited about. We can’t wait for everyone to hear the Moozlie Versus X Steve Madden Music mixtape dropping tomorrow,” expresses Sbudaroc, Director of SBR Projects, which is the management home of Moozlie.

Stay connected to Moozlie’s timeline for more info on tomorrow’s release of Moozlie Versus X Steve Madden Music, a first for South Africa.

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Mo Flava opens up about his life and music

Mo Flava

The Metro FM radio host Mo Flava told TshisaLIVE that he has been fighting the labels for several years.

“I look at it all and I’m like ‘where is the arrogance?’ It is something that has always kind of been there. I’m not sure why. I think it has to do with certain things that people hold onto when they first meet you and don’t let go of,” he explained.

Having hosted radio shows on both YFM and Metro FM, Mo Flava has endeared himself to thousands of listeners across the country and shared several countless emotional moments with them. Still, his private life is something he has always been hesitant to speak about, including his 9-year-old son.

As a keen believer in love, Mo is an advocate of not only loving others but also loving yourself and hopes to teach this through his latest single Umuhle Ntombazana, which drops this week.

“The whole idea of the song is to show that there is beauty in all women. We live in a time where there is so much pressure for women to look beautiful. Over and above fighting for their place in society, they have to also look good. My message is that no matter who you are, you are beautiful and you need to remind yourself of that,” he added.

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Yung Swiss named #1 on MTV Base latest Top 5 list

MTV Base’s Top 5 list of 2017 Best Trappers in SA

No stranger to being recognised by one of the world’s largest music and entertainment channels, MTV Base, Yung Swiss finds himself acknowledged by the channel for the second time this year; this time taking the coveted number #1 spot on MTV Base’s Top 5 list of 2017 Best Trappers in SA.

Multi-talented and often acknowledged as being one of SA’s game changing artists, Yung Swiss was named by MTV Base earlier this year as one of their Top African Acts To Watch Out for In 2017 and he has not disappointed.

Yung Swiss’ rise to fame started with the release of his smash hit single, David Genaro, which became an anthem amongst urban youth in the country and even went on to become a theme song for one of South Africa’s most watched local soapies, Rhythm City.

Unfaltering, Yung Swiss has released hit after hit and is responsible for some of the most recognised song hooks in the country such as the Mayo hook on DJ Speedsta’s Mayo track and the Mary Jane hook on DJ Vigilante’s Mary Jane track.

Although Yung Swiss takes the lead in the country as the best trapper, his versatility as an artist has enabled him to create hit tracks outside of the “trap” genre such as Jungle featuring Mr Cashtime K.O, which is still on high rotation on radio stations such as YFM.

“Yung Swiss has been consistent in his delivery of some of South Africa’s biggest songs. It’s no surprise that reputable platforms like MTV Base keep acknowledging him for his work. There’s a lot more the country and continent can expect from Yung Swiss in the near future outside of the trap genre,” shares Kyle Brown, Yung Swiss’s manager and co-owner of Playground Productions.

To celebrate his number #1 spot on MTV Base’s Top 5 list of 2017 Best Trappers in SA, Yung Swiss has released a trap joint of note titled I Might that has gone viral with a dance challenge. Make sure to follow Yung Swiss on social media to keep track of the I Might dance challenge and why he is SA’s best trapper.

Stream or Download Yung Swiss’ I Might here:

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Afro House Artists Collaborates Through Unique Remix Competition

BW Holly Remix Competition

In the spirit of true collaboration, local artist, Holly,  offered up the raw stems of an unreleased acoustic track for remix. After multiple requests to collaborate from both established and emerging producers, Holly wrote and recorded “Beautiful War” with the absolute intention of making it available for producers to remix. The quality of the remix submissions for this competition were absolutely insane. The volume of submissions as well as the level of productions skills exceeded all expectations.

“From the minute we heard the acoustic version of this sweet melody and the powerful vocals we knew that the track had very high remix potential. The unique time code of the original track presented an interesting challenge and it was great to hear how each producer took this on Ruben Thomas, Lyd Productions and partner in the Remix Competition. The remix pack included the vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and live bass guitar.

Making an unreleased stripped down track available for remix ensured that there was no influence over the direction of the remix and producers had total creative freedom in deciding on the direction and genre of their remix.  It also provided the opportunity for Holly to collaborate with a broader community of producers.

The winning remix by Sean PM received over 2000 votes 

Sean received the grand prize of:

  • Audiobox 96 Studio, HD7 Headphones, M7 Studio Microphone, Studio One Artist rec ording Software, Studio Magic Software Suite and a Microphone Cable. Approximate Value R3 500.

  • Submission to over 200 South African Radio Stations. Holly Music and Lyd Productions cc cannot guarantee any play listing on any radio stations but the track will be submitted. 

  • Submission to over 2000 South African DJ and a database of International DJ’s.

The six finalists all received the following:

Inclusion in a digital release of a remix pack on all major platforms through South Africa’s leading digital distribution aggregator, Content Connect Africa. Release Date 11 October 2017. Release to a database of 2000 plus South African DJ’s.

You can download all six remixes for review purposes here:

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Skalled releases highly anticipated single titled Jaiva Lewena


Music sensation Skalled has released the much anticipated single Jaiva Lewena.

Listen to Skalled’s Jaiva Lewena single here:

Her debut single is Jaiva Lwena. It talks about dancing all night long. The song’s objective is to make people dance and forget about all their worries for that one moment and putting it all on the dance floor. Likewise, it focuses on the connection through body language and music between two people that than results in dance which is somewhat a form of communication.

Her debut single is, ‘Jaiva Lwena’ which is produced by Emblazon aka ProducedbyVAM who is famous for producing for Da Les – North God, Chianosky, Burnaby, Maggz & Khuli Chana. Skalled is a versatile artist as she finds great interest in attempting to sing different genres/styles. SKALLED’s music genres extend to House, Afro & Deep house, Gqom, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop and Gospel.

Make sure to request the new single Jaiva Lewena on your favorite radio station and follow Skalled on social media. Skalled is also set to perform at Amped Fest later this year, which is expected to have 15 000 people attending.

Connect with Skalled:

Instagram: @skalled
Facebook: Skalled Skalled
Twitter: @Skalled_J7
Snapchat: @skalled

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Kyle Deutsch releases a new song with Kelly Khumalo

Lonely-Fool Kyle Deutsch and Kelly Khumalo

The secret is out, Kyle Deutsch and Kelly Khumalo are not an item, instead, the pair have been cooking up a new love song.

The song, titled Lonely Fool, will put to bed suspicions over the duo’s supposed relationship.

Durban singer Kyle Deutsch said he had been asked countless times about their relationship. “I never respond to rumours. Perhaps people judged our relationship from Instagram photos. We are all about music and Kelly is such a good friend of mine,” said Kyle Deutsch.

According to Independent Online, the new track was released on all digital platforms including iTunes this week.

“The track is produced by Sketchy Bongo. It’s a house, groove, dance and fun song about love. It is easy to write and sing about love because it’s a common topic. Kelly and I shared a unique chemistry from the first time we met,” he said, adding that they met last year at the Sama award nominees party.

“She has an interesting personality and is very talented musically,” said Kyle Deutsch

It’s not surprising that Kelly Khumalo has once again featured in a love song, after all she has always spoken out about her love for love. I have a weakness for love, I love love and that’s me. Anything with love musically, I am there. “This is a very interesting track with such a powerful message about two people in love, but everything happens so fast,” said Kelly.

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