August 31, 2010

5th Floor - Right To Left

Some 5th floor music to get you acquainted with their sounds before Sunday.

Plus here is some information on the group and their vibe.

5th Floor is a 12 strong Cape Town hip-hop outfit that was assembled in 1996. '04/'05 saw the crew release their debut album called Attention To Detail. 5th Floor then independently launched a second album called “Sex & Revolution” in March '09 through So Treal Music.

Sex & Revolution is Camo & Kasual T accompanied by a 4 piece band.

The crew performs and produces hip-hop music, as well as providing platforms for urban-art expression within their immediate community.

5th Floor is a proud product of their environment and to reflect their heritage they have chosen poetry & live music as their medium. Their lyrics reveal meaning in everyday life while drawing on lessons from our common ancestry.

In keeping with the ethics of real music the 5th Floor encourages Knowledge-Of-Self. This is an element that has motivated and inspired the crew in many ways. The relevance of universal concepts apply to the local and abroad underprivileged communities where there is a large hip hop audience.

Collectively the Fifth Floor Unit has shared platforms with artist world wide. The caliber ranges from poets like Sarah Jones, Timbuktu, Loop Troop to Lesego Rampoalekeng, artists like Tumi & the Volume to Black Thought of The Roots, Zaki Ibrahim, John Robinson, People Under The Stairs, Slum Village, Talip Kweli through to outfits like Blk Sonshine, MXO and Bongo Muffin.

The presence of 5th Floor has been felt globally. Their work appeared in the award- winning graffiti documentary “Over Spray” & they have shared platforms with artist in all elements of the culture. Dj’s like South Africa’s no. 1 Ready-D & Mr Len of Company Flow (NY) & Black Noise & Even POC (Prophet of da City)

5th Floor featured on the Harambe Dope Sessions Compilation, MK89(DSTV), Hype Magazine(Oct ‘09), Merge Magazine Compilation, Sunday Sun, Channel O(DSTV), Latitude(SABC), Street Journal(SABC), Whats On Cape Town(CTV).
The 5th Floor has been felt in venues nationally Like The Assembly Cape Town, Car Fax & Roka Bar Gauteng, Tings & Times Pretoria & Oppikopi & Synergy Music Fest, Artscape Theatre Hip hop Connected ‘09 & Cape Town Fest ‘10 to name a few.

“Hip-Hop artistic/ original- we don’t bite/ From b-boys to DJ’s to graff work we stay tight!” – 5th Floor 2005

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Thesis Social Jam Session is featured in The latest Shook Magazine. This issue is largely dedicated to South Africa and was done before the World Cup and features other prominent players in the South African music landscape, both underground and commercial. We proud of this achievement as it has helped us spread the love. Thanks to Jez, Sam and Ben from Shook magazine and Allan Nicoll aka Kid Fonque for the shook up.

South Africa has got it going on right now. Forget football (the country’s footballing heritage was decimated by apartheid), in 2010 it’s South Africa’s young party starters, streetwear entrepreneurs, dance music moguls, grassroots organizations, and Pan-African publishers who are attracting the eyes of the world.

South Africa has never considered itself anything but a First World country and this is what a new generation is out to prove. In our special South Africa issue, headline artists BLK JKS meet guitar hero Dr. Phillip ‘Malombo’ Tabane; international dance music stars Black Coffee and Culoe de Song provide an entry point into the ubiquitous house music scene; and in the beating heart of Soweto we meet the country’s future leaders. We also revisit the radical 1960s jazz players through Basil Breakey’s photography, the multi-racial 1980s hip-hop movement in Cape Town and highlight new movements like the Pan African Space Station.

Elsewhere in the issue, Bilal gets us all hot in the middle, DJ Spinn gives us a brief history of Chi-Town’s Footworkers and how he needs Juke Music All Night Long. There’s Sun Ra’s Arkestra, The Now Sound of Brasil, Colombian soundsystems and much more…

Preview the magazine here

Wireless G doing it Big

Our resident DJ and fellow creative, wireless_G is doing it big with his second international gig this year. He will be opening up the Blu and Exile gig happening this Saturday at Townhall (Old Song writers Club in Newtown). Also billed to play are Tumi (from TATV), 5th floor (The night before TSJS), XO. Joining G on the decks will be Raiko and Akio ID all the way from CPT. Show love and support for this gig. Tickets are R120 at the door and pre sold for R100 at Grayscale store in Brammfontein.

TSJS Tribute to Stan

Stan The Man with the plan.... This session is dedicated to Stanley Parkies our first host. He has passed on, but the beat must go on and this is our farewell to him.

In order to keep things fresh and expose new people to the streets, we have a live act line up with two groups that have never performed in Soweto before and its a blessing that we have them with us. First is Bongiziwe Mabandla and The Fridge. This is a three guita...rist band that sings folk music. 5th Floor is a hip hop duo from the streets of Cape Town that is breathing fresh air to the hip hop infested market of South Africa. They have already blessed Party People hosted by DJ Kenzhero.

On the DJ line up we have the Residents, Khumza with a selection dedicated to Stan, Omi ( On a visit from Durban), Skindeep who last graced the decks last year and Wireless_G our WWUD (Worldwide Under Ground) DJ.

Our Host is Tall Ass Mo and he will be keeping you laughing with Skhumba. These two comedians are bubbling under the surface in the comedy circuit of South Africa.

Live Acts
Bongiziwe and The Fridge
5th Floor

DJ Line Up

Host/Comedy Act
Tall Ass Mo

Cover Charge
R20 with No Thesis Gear
R15 with Thesis Gear

Playstation 3 portals will be available and are brought to us by Liquid Gamez.
Food and Drinks will be available...

August 26, 2010

LV Ft. Okmalumkoolkat_ Boomslang (snaake)

Big things be happening for one half of Dirty Paraffin member Okmalumkoolkat. He has a single dropping out on Hyperdub.

Directed/ Edited by Mello Moropa
DOP Justin McGee
Styling by Jamal Nxedlana and Smiso Zwane

August 13, 2010

Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass (March 26, 1950[1] – January 13, 2010[2]) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade. In 1982, he was severely injured in an auto accident in Philadelphia, resulting in his being paralyzed from the waist down. After his injury, the affable entertainer founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries. Pendergrass commemorated 25 years of living after his spinal cord injury with star filled event, Teddy 25 - A Celebration of Life at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. His last performance was on a PBS special at Atlantic City's Borgata Casino in November 2008.

Source: Wikipedia

this guy was the ultimate lover man. i believe he was such a lover man: he did it even if he was on a wheelchair...

Turn it on!!!!!