Alcazar New Year’s Eve Presents | Q&A with Kid Fonque


Kid Fonque has become a vital part of South African electronic music and club culture over the last 20 years. Uniquely accomplished in both influence and scope, he has excelled in numerous fields which drive his dedicated music career, namely DJ, Producer Label Owner, Promoter and more recently, Radio Host.

Firmly established as a tastemaker in South Africa, Kid Fonque’s influence can be felt and heard in the music of the many -due to his role as label manager of Africa’s seminal dance label Soul Candi Records, and more recently, Stay True Sounds.

In anticipation of his upcoming NYE set, Alcazar gets to know this iconic artist in more detail below. Be sure to catch him on the Bazique Stage at Alcazar NYE this month. Tickets available HERE.

New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect a little… what is the best thing that happened to you in 2018?

KID: Damn, 2018 was a busy year for me musically, I dropped 4 albums/comps this year, built my label Stay True Sounds to new heights but from a DJ tip most prob opening for Skepta back in March, I had a great time and played exactly what I wanted to an amazing crowd.

Have you ever attended Bazique Festival or Wolfkop Weekender and if so, how did it roll for you?

KID: I haven’t, it will be my first time, but I am excited!

What is the best thing about Alcazar NYE in your mind?

KID: Playing in the heart of Cape Town!

If you could be a member of the opposite sex for a day, what would you do?

KID:  Take my partner’s credit card and shop all day.

Do you think the Beatles were right about ‘ All you need is Love’?

KID: 100%, its the only thing we need 100% all of the time!

List the three best things to do that are free

KID: Spend time with my son, Broadcast my radio show Selective Styles on 5FM and taking long walks.


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