The first official Beats By Dre party hits Jozi


It was only a matter of time before we saw the first official Beats By Dr Dre Party here in SA and it’s probably quite fitting that it’s going to be happening in the fast progressing suburb of Newtown. The event is taking place in Jozi on the 12th of October 2013 at Shikisha, Newtown.

You can expect performances from artists such as Warras, Sol Phenduka, Thea Lazarusman, Clive Bean and Jerah, as well as a live performance by Pam M.

“With Beats, people are going to hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should: the way I do.” – Dr. Dre

Formerly known as Horror Café, Shikisha in Newtown is the perfect place for this party with a killer location, lying right next door to the legendary Turbine Hall (the setting of many premier events during Johannesburg Fashion Week).

One of the many big talents to be showcased at The Beats in the City includes Warrick ‘Warras’ Stock a.k.a the Shady Lurker. Born in Durban, he attended primary school there while staying with his grandmother. He then moved to Jozi as a teenager and quickly adapted to the fast-paced environment. Warras has become one of the most popular music personalities around. Former Yfm Programming Manager Vukile Zondi gave him an opportunity to become a jock in 2007. Starting as a DJ with a new line-up in April 2008, Warras continued to grow ever since. As a reputable DJ and host of Live AMP, this young go-getter is poised to take on the industry.

Solomzi Phenduka, also known as Sol Phenduka is a man of many talents, but the one that has grabbed the South African crowds is his music. Sol Phenduka has been making music for close to a decade. Even without any singles released, the popular YFM breakfast radio jock has created a buzz – getting people talking and dancing to his music. His brand of house music is a verysoulful African sound with influences of Afrobeat and Nujazz. With house music being a very popular genre in South Africa, Sol has always strived to set himself apart and take the road less travelled when approaching his music.

Thea Lazarusman is a young poet from Johannesburg, spending years performing in some of the city’s supreme poetry events and venues. He then decided to chase his love for electronic dance music. His 2009 release with Diynamic mainstay Martin Stimming turned out to be a very prosperous debut. The track ‘Funk With Me’ was followed by ‘Change’, and since then Thea Lazarusman has not looked back. He tries to bring a level of seclusion and warmth, offering personal and life experiences that everyone can relate to through his music. Rarely writing down any of his own lyrics, he thrives on free-styling verses in order to speak directly from the heart.

Clive Bean is a Professional DJ and sound fanatic, part of the A&R Team at Soulcandi Records. Clive’s music career started in 1994 with his commitment in his high school events in theEast Rand Township, Vosloorus. His inspiration came from his collection of mix-tapes, which included great names like Ganyani, Tokzen and Bob Mabena’s drive -time show that played on Radio Bop.

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Date:  12 October 2013

Times: 12th October. Doors open 6pm.

Address: 2 Miriam Makeba and Gerald Sekota Street

Tickets: Tickets are available at Nutickets or at Computicket

General Access Tickets for R120 Prebookings and R150 at the Door

General access allows you to party with the rest of the crowd as well as get your pictures taken on the Beats red carpet. You also stand a chance to with a brand new pair of headphones on the night andmingle with celebrity guests.

V.I.P Access Tickets for R300

V.I.P tickets come with a table at the top deck of the venue, as well a bottle of alcohol and free Beats by Dre gear.

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