Local rapper Jack Parow has joined forces with the Happy Boys to bring music lovers a full-length set with a rich lyrical and instrumental combination of both genres. They will be performing at Jägermeister Up the Creek 2017, taking place at Breede River, Swellendam from January 26 to 29.
Musical and performance direction, producing and recording were done at Soft Light City Studios in Cape Town, by musical mastermind Johnny de Ridder. The studio’s accolades include three SAMAs, three MK Awards and a Loerie, among others. Soft Light City Studios have already recorded a reworking of Jack Parow and Gazelle’s track, ‘Hosh Tokolosh’, and this will be released with an official music video in 2017.
“We wanted to support local music in the most interesting way and showcase something very unique and rare. The sound of the Bo-Kaap Klopse is something that is known to every Capetonian, but has been successfully combined or implemented with a big industry name such as Parow. The result is a fresh sound that beautifully reflects and enhances one of Cape Town’s oldest cultural movements,” says Bea Theron, Jägermeister South Africa’s Music and Events Manager.
Catch them Live at Jägermeister Presents Up the Creek on the Main Stage on Saturday, January 28, at 10pm.
This year’s line up include some of the hottest current bands and artists in SA. “Creekers” should ready themselves for a blast with the likes of:
Dan Patlansky, The Black Cat Bones, Albert Frost, Rubber Duc, Slow Jack, Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions, The Kiffness, Gerald Clark & the Deadmen, PHFAT, Medicine Boy, Taxi Violence, Jackal and the Wind, The Liminals, Akkedis, Early Hours, Grassy Spark, Forefront, Guy Collins, MT Seas, Southern Wild, The Oh So Serious, Jak Skandi, Jack Hammer, Tom James (UK), The Wandering Gypsies, Opposite the Other, Crimson House, Manouche, Richard Stirton, Los Tacos, Kings Down South, Paige Mac, Brothers Remedy, Khoisan, Jägermeister Brass Cartel, Ann Jangle and DJ Cheese Us.
* To ensure that the festival stays small and select, only 2700 tickets have been made available like in past years. The single tier ticket price is set at R970, which includes full access for the entire weekend (Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, January 29). There are no day passes and no under-18s will be allowed.
Visit www.upthecreek.co.za for more information.