Cape Town has just been announced as the best destination to spend New Years Eve and by all means, we agree! The event Alcazar NYE has firmly established itself as the Cape Town inner-city New Year’s Eve Experience. Bazique Festival and Wolfkop Weekender, undisputed masters of experiential, art-immersive partying, have come together for this lavish event that’ll be hosted in a beautiful venue in the very heart of the city, with 12 hours of music and performance art spread over three stages.
After what has been a stratospheric year for the man who has had an already stellar career, we see out 2019 with an artist who has taken giant steps not only for himself but for the South African house music scene as a whole. Shimza has impressed everyone this year, perhaps most importantly Cadenza boss, Luciano, who has taken him under his wing and into his stable. He’s set to light up the main stage at 00:30 – do NOT miss out.
Unquestionably one of South Africa’s brightest talents, Shimza real name Ashley Raphala (29) has made the transition from aspirant industry young blood to leading light of the global afro house scene at almost breakneck speed.
Shimza however has not shied from proving that his altruistic heart by no means overshadows the innate musical talent and unparalleled technical prowess that he possesses. In 2013, Shimza was signed to the Soulistic Music record label, taking up his place on a roster of internationally established artists including Black Coffee and Culoe De Song. Over the last few years, the release of his full-length album Shimuzic as well as countless collaborations and singles such as ‘African Woman’ and ‘Akulalwa’ have firmly established Shimza as one of South Africa’s leading house music producers.
THE FULL LINEUP
Shimza| DEAN FUEL |Trancemicsoul | DJ Abby Nurock | Bruno Morphet | Candice Heyns | DanTempo | DJ Low | DJ Mark Who | Jews For Techno | Paradise Citizens |Phat Jack| Richard Marshall| Tommy Gun | Tomorrows Will
We don’t often get to see the man himself performing in the Cape, so are looking forward to seeing him perform at Alcazar in Cape Town on New Year’s Eve…