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AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video now live

AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video

The highly anticipated music video of AKA’s Dreamwork featuring Yanga is now live. Watch it here: http://www.iiirdwrld.com/

The Dreamwork music video premiered on Channel O last week and trended on Twitter for 18 hours with around 200 MILLION impressions! Notably, these types of impressions are rare and more in line with worldwide trending events.

AKA keeps raising the bar in the music industry and his Dreamwork music video is testament to his consistency of pushing the boundaries and giving of his best as South Africa’s Most Important Player in the music industry.

The demand for the online version of the Dreamwork music video since its release has been like none other, with both fans and media requesting the video on a daily basis. #DreamworkVid trended all day yesterday when AKA announced that the music video was coming soon and again when it dropped at 11pm SAST. Fans in SA stayed up and fans outside of SA, like the USA also watched the video.

Much of the audience from social media reaction to AKA’s Dreamwork video was outside SA which is highly fitting as AKA has USA show dates on the East and West coast coming up. AKA has received his second BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act (Africa) and will perform at the BET experience on 25 June 2016, and will also perform in Brooklyn, New York on 4 July 2016. Other acts scheduled to perform at the BET experience include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, Rae Sremmurd and Desiigner just to mention a few. Even as his international stardom grows, AKA will always be proudly South African and returns home to perform at the landmark arts and culture festival in Grahamstown on 7 July 2016.

Don’t forget to vote for AKA’s “Baddest” for the SAMA Record of The Year!

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Toya Delazy set to release her first single as an independent artist

Toya Delazy

Multiple award winning, BET Award nominated artist, Toya Delazy, is set to release her first single as an independent artist on 10 June 2016 both in the UK and South Africa titled, Nu High. Toya Delazy released the artwork online of a hand-drawn collage of what seems to be symbols of chemistry and love.

Toya Delazy shows her musical diversity yet again with her single Nu High, which is produced by Wes My Meds and Troydon Murison who also worked on Toya Delazy’s Forbidden Fruit song that won Best International Song at the Out Music Awards in New York this past January.

“I had a lot of fun creating Nu High. I’ve challenged myself musically with this single and it’s the first single I’m releasing on my own terms so it will always have special meaning to me. It’s humbling to have my first single as an independent artist being released in both the UK and South Africa. I can’t wait for the world to hear it!” shares Toya Delazy.

Toya Delazy has been spending a lot of time in the UK since her parting from Sony Music Africa and has taken the chance to get some fresh air and find herself, which is proving to have a positive impact on her music. Toya Delazy has also had the privileged to record at world renowned Metropolis studios, where world class international artists have recorded such as Rihanna, Pharrell, Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran just to name a few.

Toya Delazy will be in South Africa from 26 – 29 May 2016, before returning back to Europe for gigs to perform in Ireland and France in the first week of June.

Look out for more information around Toya Delazy’s Nu High single release to be shared soon.

Connect with Toya Delazy

Facebook: Toya Delazy (https://www.facebook.com/toyadelazy)
Twitter: @ToyaDelazy
Instagram: @ToyaDelazy
Website: www.delazy.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHMm3OdQgc

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Mikky Jaggaz’s debuts the music video for his hit single, Vokda And Panties ft Gemini Major today

Mikky Jaggaz

Afro-beat artist and dancehall sensation, Mikky Jaggaz debuted the music video to his hit single, Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major, this morning at 8am on MTV Base. The next airing of the music video on MTV base will be at 18:00 CAT today. Don’t miss it!

Mikky Jaggaz Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major is now available on YouTube.

Watch the music video here:

The Vodka And Panties music video was shot on location in Durban and Johannesburg by Uprooted Media, who have shot some legendary music videos such as Kwesta’s Ngud’; Nasty C’s Juice Back; Wiz Kid’s Final (Baba Nla); Da L.E.S’s Summertime and Mafikizolo’s Colour Of Africa just to mention a few.

Mikky Jaggaz’s Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major is the perfect music video to usher in winter with its tropical Caribbean look and feel that will transport you to a place of “summertime”.

 

“I’m excited for everyone to see the great work done on this music video. A big shout out to Gemini Major and Uprooted Media for bringing their best work to the table. The feedback for the single has been great so far and I’m sure my fans will appreciate the music video” expresses Mikky Jaggaz.

Mikky Jaggaz Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major is currently on rotation on radio stations across the country from youth urban stations like YFM, to campus radio stations like VOW FM, North West University FM and Rhodes Music Radio, to community stations such as Mosupatsela FM and Tshwane FM.

Listen to Mikky Jaggaz Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major here: https://soundcloud.com/mikkyjaggaz/vodka-panties

Connect with Mikky Jaggaz

Facebook: MJ Records NG (https://www.facebook.com/mjrecords.ng)
Twitter: @MikkyJaggaz
Instagram: @MikkyJaggaz

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AKA’s LEVELS album goes Platinum

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The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA’s second studio album, LEVELS, has officially been certified Platinum. AKA’s LEVELS album has gained him a strong following across the African continent, opened up doors for him in the U.S and the U.K and has entrenched him as the Most Important Player in the South African music scene.

The LEVELS’ album Platinum status is testament of the hunger of AKA’s fans to want to own AKA’s catalogue of music which are classic hits that fans believe they will continue to treasure in many years to come.

In 2015, AKA dominated the South Africa radio airways as the most played South African artist with only two new single releases that came towards the end of the year. AKA received and continues to receive award nominations and recognition across the globe for singles released from his album LEVELS. Going on two years without a new album, it is unheard of in South Africa for an artist to be able to keep up momentum let alone dominate the music scene and this is verification of the talent, relevance and brand power of AKA.

We need to celebrate with AKA and congratulate him on yet another milestone. Here are just a few highlights of AKA’s career over the past few months which show why he is South Africa’s Most Valuable Player in the music industry:

  • AKA is the first South African musician to gain 1 Million Twitter Followers
  • AKA is the first person in African to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App
  • AKA’s first performance of new single, One Time, trended worldwide and was the most watched episode of Live Amp – ever
  • AKA’s release of new single, Dreamwork ft Yanga, crashed the internet, trended for over 24 hours and had internationally acclaimed artist, Snoop Dogg, rap to it
  • AKA won 2 Metro FM Awards (MMA15) this year (with no new album)
  • AKA received 4 South African Music Award nominations (SAMA22), of which 2 fall in the category Record of The Year (with no new album)
  • AKA is the only African based artist to feature in the BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists list, which previously predicted successes such as Drake and Sam Smith
  • AKA received 5 Best African Act nominations in 2015 showing his brand appeal as an artist dominating the African continent and not just in South Africa
  • AKA received a BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act (Africa)
  • AKA was the first South African artist on Tim Westwood’s UK show and paved the path for other South Africans to be featured
  • AKA headlined numerous events in 2015 across the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique just to mention a few; in the UK, in Canada and LA

AKA recently hosted the first of a series of planned SupaMega shows, which saw him shut down Zone 6 venue in Soweto to a capacity the venue has never seen before. Many media platforms have reported that AKA has set a benchmark with his live performance set and that SA should look forward to attending one of SupaMega shows in a city near them.

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MsSupa releases new single Mshove

MsSupa

MsSupa releases a new single titled Mshove and proves why she is The First Lady of SA Hip Hop. Her effortless lyrical flow and catchy chorus will get South Africa dancing and singing along to Mshove.

Listen to Mshove here: https://soundcloud.com/supa-starr/mshove-1

Mshove is a single taken off MsSupa’s EP which she dubs as her “Collection of Songs” titled HerStory in the Making. It’s a great blend of Hip Hop, RnB and Soul that true music connoisseurs would appreciate.

MsSupa’s unapologetic love for Hip Hop has brought her back on the music scene with a solid impressive resume behind her. MsSupa was the first female artist to grace the cover of Hype Magazine in 2005 and has subsequently been the only South African female to be on the Hype Magazine cover. In 2007 she had a long standing number #1 single, 10111, on Tbo Touch’s Rhyme and Reason on Metro FM and has a SAMA nomination behind her for her feature on HHP’s Dumela album.

MsShove is now officially being released to radio and has already been featured in Oskido’s Rap Activity Jam on Metro FM. Make sure to listen out for Mshove and request it on your favourite radio station.

Connect with MsSupa:

Facebook: MsSupa (https://www.facebook.com/MsSupaonline)
Twitter: @MsSupa
Instagram: @MsSupa
Website: www.mssupaonline.co.za

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Toya Delazy’s Klutch Kollective releases music video to debut single titled Back To The Roots

Klutch Kollective

Recently signed to Delazy Entertainment, Klutch Kollective, has just released the music video to their debut single titled Back To The Roots.

Watch Back To The Roots music video here:

With the Back To The Roots music video you can witness the origin story of the all-female RAP crew known as Klutch Kollective featuring Genius, Fiah, DK and Toya Delazy. Back to the Roots is a kaleidoscopic manifesto from the front lines of the new South Africa fusing bombshell lyrics with rhythmic, soulful urgency soaked in neon colours. Each member of the crew plays a very important role, adding different flavours with the rhythmic elements to the music.

Directed by Youri Licht from Mann Made Media and shot at Villa Simone in Johannesburg, Back To The Roots is not your typical music video. It takes on a cinematic style with a combination of performance and storytelling, bringing the Klutch Kollective personalities front and center.

“The end of the video is the beginning as our heroes suits up and walk onto stage: The start of a new movement in music, the birth of something unmistakably authentic. A band is born, and their name is Klutch Kollective” expresses Toya Delazy.

With Back to the Roots, Klutch Kollective is reclaiming rap and restoring it to its rightful place with its take no prisoners attitude personified by its chorus call: “Back to the roots, back to the real hip hop.”

And who is The real hip hop?

The real hip hop is Genius: Big dreamer and dangerous to boot: lyrics like laser-guided missiles, on an upward trajectory, out of the basement and into the limelight.

 

Fiah: The card shark croupier, dealing truths faster than winning hands. Like the house, Fiah wins, not only in blackjack but also in the game of life.

 

DK: Owns the booth, as she tears down the facades; the drinking, the partying, along with empty notions of celebrity and materialism. Like the cameras on the wall behind her, DK’s words ring out loud and true, flashing like lightbulbs in the dark, illuminating necessary truths.

 

And finally Toya: The established star who ties them all together and launches the group into the stratosphere by providing them with the platform to do what they were born to do: to Rap.

Where will their trajectory take them? To be continued…

Listen to Klutch Kollective’s Back To The Roots here: https://soundcloud.com/klutch-kollective/back-to-the-roots-ft-dk-genius

 

Connect with Klutch Kollective:

Facebook: Klutch Kollective (https://www.facebook.com/KlutchK)
Twitter: @KlutchKollectiv
Instagram: @KlutchKollective
YouTube: https://youtu.be/QuxCaqu9JNI

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16 Bars Reloaded’s Music Unscripted returns for a third edition on 30 April 2016

16 bars reloaded

After a highly successful first and second edition in 2015, 16 Bars Reloaded’s Music Unscripted returns for a third edition on Saturday, 30 April 2016, at 10am at the Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Tickets are R50 and can be purchased via bookings on [email protected]

The third edition includes a line-up of industry experts in their various fields who have been brought on to inspire and impart knowledge to those currently in the music industry or those wanting to get into the music industry in one form or another. The industry experts will also host a Q&A session after their talk where attendees will be able to engage with them and ask any questions they wished to be answers.

The line-up includes:

  • Refiloe Ramogase (@refiloer) – South African Music Awards (SAMA) Chair Person
  • Slikour Metane (@slikouron) – Music Entrepreneur and artist
  • DJ C-Live (@c_live) – DJ and Club 808 Content Producer
  • Monde Dube (@liljackhustler) – Music video producer
  • Julian Kubel (@ButanWear) – Clothing Entrepreneur (Designer and owner of local street-wear brand Butan Wear)
  • Sheila Afari (@sheilaafari) – PR Entrepreneur (MD and owner of Sheila Afari PR)

Music Unscripted is an initiative by the hip hop movement #16BarsRELOADED, created for educational purposes and information exchange between notable industry persons and thriving artists. The sole purpose of this event is to bridge the gap between the knowing and unknowing in the Hip Hop industry. Most importantly, the aim of the conference is to impart tangible business knowledge and information to artists and interested persons alike.

Tickets are limited. Purchase now to avoid disappointment.

Connect with 16 Bars Reloaded:

Twitter: @16BarsReleoaded

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ONE SPHEctacula Night brought to you by SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, the Kings of The Weekend

one sphectacula

One SPHEctacula Night presented by Kings of The Weekend (SPHEctacula and DJ Naves), returns to the Jozi social calendar with the ultra-premium Vodka brand, Grey Goose on board.

Hosted by DJ Naves and boasting performances by the likes of Boom Shaka, DJ Kent, Vetkuk vs Mahoota, DJ Zinhle, Lulo Café, Naked DJ, Dimplez, Speedsta, Hudson, 2kza, NAG and more.

Event & Ticket Information

Event: ONE SPHEctacula Night
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2016
Time: 9pm
Location: Taboo, 24 Central, Cnr Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg,
Damage: R150 at the door

This iconic event is back and still rooted in its philosophy which is to provide an elevated experience for its target market that is now older, more affluent and is looking for something more bespoke.

With ONE SPHEctacula Night taking place this month, the same month as SPHEctacula’s actual birthday, this night will be a music lover’s treat as the Kings of The Weekend have brought some of the finest friends in the music industry along to make this one exquisite evening.

Prepare to be enthralled by a rare live performance by the legendary kwaito outfit with a priceless catalogue, Boom Shaka, on this night. Something that the Kings of The Weekend have been working tirelessly to make magical for you.

With the man of the hour specializing in the art of being a DJ, SPHEctacula has called on some of the heavyweights in the industry to keep guests on their feet from 9pm when doors open till sunrise. Also expect a magical set from the dynamic duo, DJs SPHEctacula and Naves. The Kings of The Weekend have whispered that some of the artists that have featured in songs from their ‘Kings Of The Weekend’ album might make appearances on stage.

The up-market Taboo is a venue conveniently located in the most glamorous square mile in Africa, and boasts a unique and heady mix of glamour & luxury. As a venue for the ONE SPHEctacula Night, Taboo, offers a discerning clientele an extravagant escape from the norm and a glittering stage upon which to shine!

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TRESOR one of the biggest #SAMA22 nominees with 4 nominations

TRESOR Riziki:

Multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and soul singer, TRESOR, received 4 South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations yesterday making him one of the biggest #SAMA22 nominees.

TRESOR’s debut album offering, VII, has garnered him 4 #SAMA22 nominations in the below coveted categories:

  • Album of The Year
  • Best Pop Album
  • Best Remix
  • Best Newcomer

“I’m extremely excited and humbled by my 4 nominations. I never dreamt I would get this many nominations in such prominent categories for my first album” shares TRESOR.

TRESOR has been nominated in categories alongside the likes of Black Coffee and his achievements over the past year are definitely testament to the well-deserved 4 nominations.

Here are some highlights TRESOR has achieved with his album, VII, thus far:

  • #1 on Italy Dance Chart for single Mount Everest
  • Mount Everest charted at #1 on Heart FM, Top 10 on 5FM, Top 20 on GoodHope FM, Italy iTunes and Italy Shazam
  • Single Never Let Me Go charted at Top 5 on Heart FM, Top 20 on AirPlay Top 100 Chart and East Coast Radio, Top 30 on Algoa FM and Kovsie FM
  • Nominated for Metro FM Music Awards in the categories: Best Remix for “Never Let Me Go (Mobi Dixon Remix)” and Best Styled Artist
  • Top 100 most played local artists on radio in 2015
  • Held THREE singles in the Airplay Top 100 Chart at the same time.
  • VII debuted at #2 on SA iTunes Pop Chart

The above highlights speak volumes about TRESOR’s talent. As a multi-platinum award-winning songwriter, TRESOR has won awards for writing songs for the likes of Zahara. Now TRESOR has stepped up with his VII offering to show South Africa and the rest of the world that he is just as good a singer as he is a writer.

“It’s not often that we see an artist get an Album of The Year nomination on their first album. We at Vth Season are very proud of TRESOR and the success he has had with VII. It’s always great to partner with an artist whose work ethic matches their talent. You can only expect greater things from TRESOR in the near future” expresses Benza, Managing Director and co-founder of Vth Season.

TRESOR’s success in 2015 garnered him international exposure which landed him a worldwide deal with international record label, Ultra Records. The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to North & South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia as well as the Benelux region.

Connect with TRESOR on social media to follow his #SAMA22 journey and for news on his international release.

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AKA releases new single, Dreamwork, featuring Yanga

Dreamwork, featuring Yanga

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, has just released a new single called Dreamwork featuring Yanga. Dreamwork is the first official single release by AKA since the release of his single Baddest (and BaddestRemix) in 2015 which was the most played song on radio in South Africa and won numerous awards, such as 2 Metro FM Music Awards, and is still receiving award nominations today. AKA has proven himself yet again as the most consistent music artist in South Africa. He was just nominated for Best Remix (Baddest Remix) and Best Collaboration (All Eyes On Me) at the SAMA 22 nominee event yesterday, April 21st.

Purchase Dreamwork on iTunes here: https://itun.es/za/efv3bb?i=1105023338

Dreamwork is also available on the platforms below:

http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkDeezer
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkSimfy
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkGoogle
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkMiTracks

#Dreamwork has been trending on Twitter since 3am after AKA posted a link in the early hours of this morning.

A dedicated website – http://www.iiirdwrld.com/ – was activated as part of the synchronized launch of the single this morning which features exclusive unique animated video visuals for Dreamwork. Traffic to the website has already reached high volumes, only a few hours later.

In the song, AKA talks about how “teamwork” makes the “DREAM” work. Dreamwork is produced by noteworthy producer, KJ Conteh of California, who has produced music for the likes of 50cent, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. and Drake just to name a few.

The artwork for Dreamwork is very unique as it plays on the popular 90s video game, Contra. Is AKA alluding to the element of getting to the next level quicker when you are in a team?

All eyes have been on AKA this year, especially over the past 2 weeks. He recently announced the AKA Scholarship, powered by SAE and Bridges for Music. The four AKA scholarships are for the July 2016 intake and covers the full year tuition for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at the state-of-the-art campus, in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange. The scholarship is targeted at young South Africans who, like AKA, are committed and determined to achieve success in creative industries.

This week saw AKA become the first person in Africa to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App and the first musician in South Africa to reach 1 Million followers on Twitter.

2016 has already been a groundbreaking year for AKA, and it is this success which AKA will celebrate with his fans at his upcoming SUPAMEGA SHOW on Sunday, 1 May 2016, at Authentic Sunday, ZONE 6 Venue, Soweto. AKA’s performance will feature a live band, a state-of-the-art technical production and electrifying fanfare. The SUPAMEGA SHOW line-up includes SA’s hip-hop heavyweights such as Da LES, Yanga, MaE, Kwesta, Maggz and rising hip-hop sensation, Big Star.

Purchase your tickets now to be a part of AKA’s first SUPAMEGA SHOW. Tickets are available from Computicket. Prices start from R150.

SUPAMEGA SHOW

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