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Hot Mix Sessions Presents Nicole da Silva

Nicole da Silva is better known in the South African entertainment industry as a radio DJ for one of SA’s most popular commercial radio stations called 5FM.

My Hot Mix Sessions DJ mixing video channel.

My Hot Mix Sessions DJ mixing video channel.

DJ Dino BravoThe modern DJ has become the new rock star, being able to sell out big arenas, which was normally limited to the world’s top selling musicians or bands. As much as this phenomenon has meant that some DJs can become multimillionaires, flying around from gig to gig in their private planes, the biggest negative that I’ve noticed about this is that DJs are putting more effort into their DJ box antics…

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Mali Music’s album, “Mali Is” releases in South Africa next week.

Mali Music’s album, “Mali Is” releases in South Africa next week.

Mall Music

Mall Music

Sony Music sent me the information below of this cool R&B artist called Mall Music and thought you might also enjoyed his music like I did.

Singer-songwriter and producer Mali Music released his label debut MALI IS… June of this year & the album will now be available in South Africa from next week.

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2014 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year

2014 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year

2014 COTY - logoIf you are like me, and you enjoy watching reality television shows like “Master Chef South Africa” and “Top Chef” then you will be interested to know that Unilever will be live streaming their Chef of the Year competition from their Unilever Food Solutions kitchens in Durban. (more…)

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Whatever Happened to the Pet Shop Boys?

Whatever Happened to the Pet Shop Boys?

3070-pet_shop_boys_wallpaper_5-HDThis English 1980’s electronic pop duo has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and is listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Pet Shop Boys members, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have released 17 albums – their first album was released in 1986 and the newest one was released in 2013.

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Whatever Happened to The Shamen?

Whatever Happened to The Shamen?

shamentenerif1991-1000x288The first time I heard this Scottish band was during the 1990’s when the rave scene was big in Cape Town. The Shamen had different members joining and leaving the group before I got to know their music. With their 1992 album release, called “Boss Drum” the group consisted of Colin Angus and Mr C.

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The Dominican Cigar Roller in Johannesburg

The Dominican Cigar Roller in Johannesburg

Luis LopezRecently, while walking through the new revamped Rosebank Mall, I saw this gentleman rolling wrappers on prepared bunches. His name is Luis Lopez, the chief Cigar Roller from the Dominican La Aurora cigar company.

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Tsogo Sun Slots Factor Launch

Tsogo Sun Slots Factor Launch

Living Art at the launch of the Tsogo Sun Slots Factor at 3SIXTY Montecasino

Living Art at the launch of the Tsogo Sun Slots Factor at 3SIXTY Montecasino

Last week I attended the second Slots Factor media event, held at 3SIXTY in Montecasino. This was also the venue of last year’s event, which I wrote about. Like 2013’s event, the attending media contingent was once again offered a fun-filled evening with good entertainment and lekker food.

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Mercia Lampen’s Creative Wedding Videos.

Mercia Lampen’s Creative Wedding Videos.

Mercia Lampen

Mercia Lampen

I met Mercia when I hired her to join my SAPA multimedia team as a reporter, when I was the Multimedia Manager for the South African Press Association (SAPA). She was part of the team that delivered the high earning Oscar Pistorius bail hearing footage for SAPA multimedia, but I never knew she was this creative.

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