Posts tagged “2012

“Monate Events” African House Advocates

Monate Events

Monate Events

London has seen a surge in the love for South African House Music over the past year with many articles being released such as the one presented by Lebo Diseko for the BBC entitled “African House influencing British musicians”. The clip highlights how Southern African Music has joined the mainstream club scene and also the underground scene over the past few months. Monate Events has been at the forefront of fusing South African House Music with Main Stream House Music. A previous article posted on this website “Monate Sundae” The Home Away From Home goes to highlight the work that has been taking place. Monate Events thrives on bringing the Southern African sound to the masses both new and old to the House Music scene. The resident Djs at Monate events consist of a formidable trio consisting of ADA Awards African House DJ 2013 recipient Limbzo Housa and upcoming South African DJ Logic Senya whose  spear headed by Khaya Deep & Mzi Sokani.

Monate Events concept has seen the House masses cultivate and embrace 2013 summer weekends by partying away to the fortnightly “Monate Sundaes” event. These events saw artists and DJs such as Marissa Guzman, Candice McKenzie, and Aluku Rebels amongst others add to the cache of vibrant house music flavour the Monate Events endeavours to create at each event. The finale of “Monate Sundaes” at the end of summer left a thirst for revellers who enjoyed an interactive yet revelrous vibe. The peoples support and eagerness to attend future events was apparent by requests for future invites. In turn Monate Events has returned with a blowout line-up of house legends The Layabouts and Superstar vocalist Shea Soul and Atjazz record company wizard of the decks DJ Tipz to kickoff the December festive mood at Islington’s Anam Bar.

Persistence and abstract methods has proved vital to Monate Events success and without giving away too much the masses can look forward to some quality events and in the company of like minded revellers. Upcoming South African DJ Logic Senya is set to make his presence felt making for an interesting year in 2014 for the UK House Scene. Monate Events is certainly the place to be if you’re looking for a sophisticated and vibrant crowd who simply love music.

Below is an example of the kind of sound one would expect to hear from a Monate Event.


“Monate Sundae” The Home Away From Home

Monate Sundae

The triumphant launch of the first of one of the HOTTEST summer events in London is ‘Monate Sundaes’. Monate Sundae has delivered a new style of lounging to House Music. The event run’s on Sunday’s and offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your Sunday. Monate Sundae creates an environment where one can relax, socialize, network and enjoy an amazing cocktail whilst deep soulful house music helps pass the afternoon away. At night time ‘Monate Sundaes’ becomes a cove of rhythm and sound as shown in the video below. This event is truly for the grown and sexy house lover. Monate Sundae is set in the upbeat and vibrant borough of Angel Islington. Monate Sundae is held every fortnight at Anam Cocktail Bar , 3 Chapel Market ,N19EZ. The doors open 3 PM till 2 AM.

Southern Africans from London and elsewhere have gathered to enjoy an amazing music atmosphere for true house eclectic which was seen on the events launch “Sunday July 28th” which was followed with the sequel on “Sunday 11th August”. The first event featured London artist Aluku Rebels who brought the ethnic and tribal sound of House Music to the forefront. The second event featured Soul Candi’s artist Marissa Guzman from San Francisco. Marissa Guzman had the crowd moving to her hits and transcended the atmosphere to another level with her Deep and Soulful House.

The next event “Monate Sundae” is the 25th August Sunday Bank Holiday. As London will be robust with travelers from near and far this promises to be an amazing event.  This event will feature 2 time BAFTA award winning DJ Candice McKenzie. Her latest work can be sampled below:

Also at the event will be prominent Record Label Aluku Rebels supported by residents , Limbzo, Logic & Khaya Deep as well as a live vocal set by UK based South African Lebo. If you love your Southern African House Music with a touch of the progressive be sure no to miss out and support this event. This event offers a taste of home.

Below are clips from two previous events:

Black Motion Start The Year With The Album ‘Aquarian Drums’

Black Motion - Aquarian Drums

Black Motion – Aquarian Drums

Black Motion duo have done it again. The album was released in November 2012 and the album is certainly causing House Music fans to applaud the duo on their fine work. The album features tracks such as ‘Tsa Mandebele (Black Motion Remix)”, ‘Manghoro ft Candy” & ”The Documentary”. One of the tracks from the album is shown below. This album is certainly worth a purchase.

B’utiza Releases An Album Of Amazing Quality.

B'utiza - B'utiza

B’utiza – B’utiza

B’utiza real name ‘Mhlonishwa Bhekinkosi’ is one of South Africa’s most talented artists. Having been in the industry for over 5 years and being featured in massive hits in South Africa. His debut single ‘Somandla’ is already getting favourable airplay on radio stations across the country. On this album he also got into studio with ‘Shwi’ from the Multi-Platinum selling duo ‘Shwi Nomtekhala’, He is definitely one to look out for. He has previously released hits like: ‘Nkhosazana’ and ‘Mshini wami’ with Euphonik ‘Ungi’shayangaphakathi’ with Dr.Duda ‘Emaweni’ with Vusumzi.

House Music Video

The Latest Video Release From The World Of House Music:

Black Coffee – Superman. This video showcases a clip from the amazing ‘Africa Rising DVD‘ released recently.


House Music Video – 08/12/2012

The Latest Video Release From The World Of House Music:

Fistaz Mixwell Presents Vaalsow – Hade Mabhebeza

The 1st single from DJ Fistaz album called “”Hade Mabebeza”” by Vasslow is already causing a stir all over Radio and Clubs. The vocalist Earl W Green is one half of the group from the Vaal and the other half from Soweto hence the name Vaalsow. Watch out for them, in 2013.


House Music Video – 06/12/2012

The Latest Video Release From The World Of House Music:

Bantu Soul – Stomp Your Feet and Dance. This video was directed by Diliza Moabi for Wanaya Visuals.