Thabo aka Kinetic is the dj and producer of the duo. Osborn aka O_So_T is the writer and vocalist of the duo.
Ternielle Nelson, a Durban-raised, Joburg-living singer and songwriter whose debut UNEARTHED is so startlingly good, its hard to believe that she’s not been a fixture on the music scene for a significant period of time. In fact, Nelson’s considerable talent was spotted early on by one of South Africa’s most astute music minds, Selaelo Selota, who first noticed the now 22-year-old during a year-end concert at the Central Johannesburg College and later urged her to enter the studio to record her debut. I think that the fact that I play guitar and write my own songs impressed Selaelo, Nelson confides. But Miss Nelson has since staged a number of collaborations with Culoe De Song, Dj Euphonik and is currently gigging with a live band. Her sound has evolved to include traditional, electro dance, Soul and Hip Hop elements to produce what can only be determined as the future of South African Music.
Max and Sello form the Cape Town Kwaito duo, the Ruffest, arguably one of the Mother Cities biggest champions to South Africa’s ever-loved, and these days sometime ignored, indigenous kwaito music genre. Coming from the township of Nyanga they embody the resilient and passionate attitude that so many Kwaito artists have imbued as a part of their success: The Ruffest underwent an intensive music producing training at the Oskido Legacy Foundation from 20 May 2012 till 25 May 2012, which they have entered and were selected as a few from the Western Cape. At the same week they performed on the 26 May, at the Red Bull Beat Battle which took place at Baseline, Newtown, Johhanesburg alongside, TKZEE, Big Nuzz, Pro Kid and Black Motion.
Major League is a South African twin brother deejay band.(Bandile and Banele Mbere ) one brother is a deejay and the other is a percussionist.They focus on dance and urban music. They are the ultimate package, they looks, talent and marketability. Kids look up to them and the older guys wish to be them. In an industry where stars burn out before they even begin, Major League looks to keep growing and shine for a long time.
Velvet Suite Lounge established in 2012, is a dynamic duo from north of Johannesburg, Alexandra Township consisting of Paul Solaris & Neo Soulsta. Neo Soulsta is a singer, composer and songwriter complemented by Paul Solaris, a producer,composer,sound engineer and deejay. They’ve collaborated, merging both their talents to create a unique sound. Their repertoire is influenced by Jazz, Neo soul, Lounge, Soulful house, Deep house, Chill out, Afro, Latin and Broken beat.
Their 1st release in February 2013, Fade Away was with Vick Lavender of Sophisticado Recordings in Chicago, followed by their 2nd single Boogie All Night Long released by Sentio Music in the UK in March 2013. Independently, the duo has released their debut album titled Human Nature in June 2013 and also worked on new projects with Ananda Project. Velvet suite Lounge always deliver their performance with a live band and instrumentation which brings a new experience to the audience
I am a big kid who was once afraid of the dark. I compose, produce and remix. I play the violin, viola, drums, guitar and jewish harp. I can pour a perfect pint and make a mean cup of tea.
I like noise, I fear silence. I have a baby tooth. Women Who Kill fuses electronic and acoustic, holding onto every little sound passing his eardrum. His music mainly incorporates electronica, house, downtempo… always with a twist. Women Who Kill swims upstream.