November 29, 2011
The TSJS Grand Finale
Jam Social Jam Sessions is in the space again. Its summer; it’s the last for the year; so make sure you don’t miss it. You know how we can shake things up in December: for the past 3 years. If the flier is anything to go bonkers for; then the line up will sure make you go to a mental asylum. We got the avant garde messiah; Skindeep on the decks. Talk about two- step, trip, lo-fi with a mix of kwaito in there. Wireless G will also be shining his resident sword. Knighthood of alternative in the bag & recently very busy creative Dj. He probably has something special for everyone on the 4th. Another member of the round table: AirMaxOwe will be on the swish this summer; probably leading us to Japan(I so wish). Cool is an understatement to say anything about AirMaxOwe. He’s a very mature deck operator, the tunes that he plays are no childs play kinda tunes. Coming back home is a thrill for him & for us too. We are waiting for you my brother.
Another son of the sun is the kid. We can proudly say that we are glad to have introduced Kid Fonque to the masses of Soweto. Since then everyone wanted to claim custody. A very good friend of the Jam. Kid Fonque has opened and played after internationals such as Jazzanova (Sonar Kollektiv records Berlin), Dj Krush (Japan), Charles Webster, Fink (Ninja Tune), Luke Solomon (Classic records), Mr Scruff (Ninja Tune), Rainer Truby (Compost records), Gilles Peterson (Radio 1 UK), Darjan (Metro Area), Dj Craze (World DMC Champ 3 years in a row), Dj Naughty (Deejay Gigolos Germany), Ame (Sonar Kollektiv Berlin), Aaron Jerome (If music London), Nick Matthews (best kept secret), Basement jaxx and there’s more to come. soulful, jazzy, freestyle, fresh, and always unpredictable.
On the mic is uber cool mc/stylist: Bhubesi. Who’s also a very busy individual in the music & fashion world. Wordsmith hustler who speaks about social ills in the hood & the streets. Also a good friend of THESIS. He has graced us before as his alter ego George Boundary in his group Take Away. He’s got some new stuff up his sleeve for this Sunday.
Reggae team Tidal Waves is on stage too. The crowd is skanking in unison, bouncing up and down like an irie earthquake of rhythm. The maestro with the guitar stops blowing his harmonica and leans into the microphone and shouts: 'Original Music! For Original People!' The crowd screams back in togetherness. The maestro smiles and hits them with another song. Tidal Waves are widely regarded as the hardest working reggae band in South Africa, playing gigs from Oppikoppi to Pretoria, Cape Town to Potchefstroom and beyond. The band is made up of five very gifted musicians, the core of the group being held together by Jacob 'Zakes' Wulana on guitar, vocals, harmonica and vuvuzela and Sam 'Drumbo' Shoai on vocals and drum kit. The rest of the band is made up of Shadrack “Charlie” Mathopa is on the bass guitar; Johannes “Charlie” Papasha on keyboards, while Jaco “Mr.” Mans wields the lead guitar.
It’s the last jam for the year. We going to have a doctor on site; because its about to get sick. Part of the new summer collection: S.W.A.T gear will be sold in the store. Food & drinks in the house (not on the house). Come lets enjoy, reminisce about the year & welcome the New Year with a bang. Its going to be something special, cos you’re special… ☺