More Highlights for the Music Exchange entertainment industry conference taking place on Saturday, September 26, as three key brands present exciting events:
Discussion With Sibot
– (2pm to 3pm at Hanover Street)
Richard Rumney from the Red Bull Studios Cape Town will be chatting to South African electronic music pioneer, Sibot, about his work creating electrifying, hip-hop tinged, beat-infused electronic music over the past decade, his performances around the world and most importantly his approach to being a truly live electronic music artist.
A proficient ex-turntablist and DJ, these days Sibot’s live show is the main attraction: a break-neck roller coaster of Audio/Visual treats and synchronized freestyle movement where Sibot is the metronome. Live button bashing and keyboard stabs are accompanied by a heavy dose of Toyota’s perfectly tailor made visual onslaught and an equal measure of crowd eruption.
Sibot has collaborated with heroes and peers alike, including M.Sayyid (Anti-Pop Consortium), Spoek Mathambo, Ninja (Die Antwoord) and Markus Wormstorm; and has headlined countless festivals home and abroad playing alongside Diplo, Richie Hawtin, Hudson Mohawke, Bloody Beetroots, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, A-trak, GLK & Toxic Avenger amongst many others. He co-founded production collective, Gravy; mashed up South Africa’s first Boiler Room; and released on sSWSs, Jefferies/Mad Decent, and Jarring Effects. He represented NGO Bridges For Music alongside Niskerone, at Monegros 2013 where he played after Richie Hawtin and before Bloody Beetroots on the Main Stage and played during Sonar By Night in 2014.
Aside from talking about his career and the many facets of being a working electronic music producer and artist, such as doing sound-design for TV and advertising, he will be revealing some of the technicalities behind his ground-breaking live show.
Soundtrack a film
Imagenheart films are looking for the next breakout musician (singer/ songwriter/band). This is your chance to have your original song recorded in studio, produced by Mr. Mallum, have it featured on the film ‘Spelonk, have a music video produced and be mentored by film experts.
‘Spelonk’ has a decided post apocalyptic theme. Welcome to a world undone. Mankind has brought destruction upon the Earth. No longer are our trees green, our people precious… nor can we rely on the heat of the sun, for these lands are cold and barren. This is the birth of a new age…This is the tale of Dante.
Desmond Denton, an award winning filmmaker who will be seeing the movie to its conclusion,remarked: “ As a storywriter/ brand specialist I hold a hope for our continent to reassess the way we see ourselves; to present a new fresh story. We’ve been sidelined, belittled and misunderstood, but our time has come. It is time we share the stories of significance, of Africa’s potential and its people.”
Heart FM presenters in the house
Finally Heart FM will have some key personal present on Saturday namely Denver Appollus – programme manager; Grant Jansen; Breakfast Show producer’; as well as DJ’S Suga and Diggy Bongz. They will be doing a workshop on what radio needs and what content excites Heart and how you as an artist can connect with Heart FM.
* Tickets are available from Computicket or the door at R150 for both days; one-day only tickets cost R100 each.