Shorter December holiday’s for students, tighter budgets for everyone, the ever increasing costs of, well, everything…Hilltop Live are bringing the biggest line up of Hip Hop and House to South Africa, for the least damage to your party moods and wallets.
This year, a four stop tour will see #OneWayTraffic making its way to Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg, with a triple threat line-up that includes Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick (picture), while Durban will be treated to local talents Witness the Funk and Aewon Wolf.
Groove Afrika has become one of the up and coming names in South Africa’s youth House culture. This DJing duo is partly responsible for driving Cape Town’s party scene towards a whole new direction and have established a cult following in the process since their start in 2012. The music duo Kgabo Senyatso, aka Ma Groovana, and Kagiso Kalane, aka Don Pedro, are perhaps best known for their video and single, ‘Sin City’.
Witness The Funk is currently causing waves in the South African music industry with their break out hit single, ‘Nomusa’. This also marks the inroad of the Gqom trap sound into mainstream rotation, a sound that the group championed. Since forming in early 2015, this KZN based group have amassed over 35000 followers.
Robert aka DJ Murder teamed up with Thabo aka Smol to form Black Motion in 2010. The two have been in the music production business for more than five years. Their breakthrough came when they produced the hit single ‘Banane Mavoko’. Since then, they have been producing and performing alongside DJ Qness, Black Coffee, Djeff and DJ Oskido with their own tracks ‘Rainbow’, ‘African Salsa’, ‘Fortune Teller’, ‘Talking to the Drums’ and more.
Riky Rick’s first taste of music was at a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie. It was by Fassie ‘s side that Rick was inspired to make his own music. He released his first single ‘Barbershop’ featuring Da L.E.S. and quickly rose to fame through the release of his hit single ‘Nafukwa’. He followed that up with ‘Amantombozane (Remix)’ featuring fellow South African recording artists Okmalumkoolkat, Maggz,
Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, Kid X, Nadia Nakai and DJ Dimplez.
Rick’s debut single ‘Boss Zonke’ was a major success, peaking at number 3 on the SA Top Ten list. In September 2015, ‘Family Values’ was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa for shipments of over 20000 copies. At the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015, he won the award for best video for his hit song ‘Nafukwa’.
* Tickets for all four shows will be R70 and are on sale from Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper stores nationwide.
CONCERT DETAILS BY CITY
Date: January 30
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Line up: Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe, DJ Josh, Twins on Deck, Chuck Tailored & Snow Deep
Date: February 5
Venue: 47th Avenue
Line up: Aewon Wolf, Witness the Funk & Benny Maverick
Date: February 6
Venue: FW de Klerk Boulevard (previously Table Bay Boulevard)
Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Christian Tiger School, Phat Jack & Das Kapital
Date: February 12
Venue: Zone6, Soweto
Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe, Capital and Speedsta
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