March 30, 2011

TSJS 03 April 2011

The Thesis Social Jam Sessions keep growing strong and are not about to stop anytime soon. The line up keeps growing better and more diverse. We will keep introducing acts to the youth of Soweto and Johannesburg at large.

This instalment is filled with diversity thanks to the DJ's and Live acts. Ill skills will be gracing the TSJS stage for the first time after their return from London where they were doing their 24hr mixtape ...project. This dynamic duo of Uno July and Jimmy Flexx will turn the stage into their home and make the crowd their guests. The Layders are back to showcase what they have for the masses from their forthcoming album on Soulcandi records. It must go into saying that this is the platform that got them to be signed and it’s good to have them grace us with their grown sound.

DJ Okapi's sound is that of African vibes and bubble gum all mixed with Vinyl. He is slowly making a name for himself in the Johannesburg scene and has already played at Dirty Secret and the 70 Juta opening. His selection is sure to school people and get them all nostalgic. Zakes is the hip hop/downtempo DJ that has been in the scene from long. Those that know him will tell you that he was there when DJ Mbuso was still starting out. He will be bringing along his “A” game for the TSJS crowd. Paledi and Kid Fonque don't need that much introduction. Both their selections are eclectic and will keep the crowd happy.

Comedy will be provided by Mpho "Popps" the second season runner up of so you think you funny. This young lad has been blowing up the scene... ask David Kau. As the one of few comedians to get a standing ovation at the Black Only comedy, we are proud to have him grace our stage. Opening for him will be Donovan.

DJ line up:
Kid Fonque

Live Acts:
Ill Skills
The Layders

Comedy: Mpho "Popps”


Price: R20 with no Thesis gear
R15 with Thesis gear
Time: 14H00

More information:
011 982 1182

March 2, 2011


This Friday, Kitchener's Carvery Bar in association with Kid Fonque and TSJS present:

Straight outta the UK.

Multi-instrumentalist, dj & producer Simbad is very well respected amongst his peers in the world of good music. His incredible range as a producer spans from big band jazz to heavy Jamaican dancehall reggae, bouncy hip-hop to sick broken-beat & techno. Having worked & played with the likes of Tony Allen, Marque Gilmore, Keziah Jones, Julien Lourau, Ron Trent, Talvin Singh, Bugz in the Attic, Jimpster, Robert Owens (to name a few) he’s releasing music as Simbad (other projects & aka's being Heal, Twitch, Beatkeepers, Dreadpoet, Loose Ensemble, Marathon Men, Mowgly & Les Barons) and his tracks are always highly playlisted worldwide (from Gilles Peterson to Laurent Garnier to many radios & dj’s on the planet).

Simbad travels internationally as an accomplished dj, spinning his blend of HipHop, Deep House, Broken Beats, Dubstep, Disco & more... As this man puts it himself "it's just quality booty music... I love to spread the vibes & feel the crowd... And a good dancefloor needs always ladies,right ?..."

Simbad’s solo album Supersonic Revelation on Raw Fusion (featuring various talented singers), has being already praised as a modern soul classic by various dj’s & magazines. As if he wasn’t busy enough he’s also working with Karizma as Izmabad & finishing’ various projects from Japan to Puerto Rico, as well as hosting his radio show on Déjà vu Fm Radio in London.

With support from:

Doors open @ 9pm

R20 before 10pm

R40 after 10pm

DJ Kenzhero Mix

Too get you guys hyped up and easing into the sounds of DJ Kenzhero, we have this mix that you can download. Its all about his favorite ladies.

01. Life to me: feat Estelle – Hi -Tek
02. Tell Your Story – Lebo Mashile
03. Day Light – Zaki Ibrahim
04. Hip Hop feat Bahamadia (Un-Released Demo) – FiFi
05. Say The Word – Lizz Fields
06. The Healer – Erykah Badhu
07. Dedicated to Music – Choklate
08. Lets Ride – Chrisette Michele
09. On The One ( Sa-Ra Creative Partners Remix ) – Roy Hargroove
10. Leroy – Georgia Anne Muldrow
11. Liberation’s Lullabye – Ta’Raach & The Lovelution
12. Good Rap Music – Bahamadia
13. Thats Right – Ge-Ology
14. Stay With Me – Plutnum Pide Pipers
15. Feel Good – Lira
16. Who was I Trying to Fool – Iman
17. Know you better – Ledisi
18. Woman Enough (The Apology) feat Midle Child – J Rawls feat Midle Child
19. Soulrain (Featuring Bless) – DJ Embee
20. Simple & Timeless – Fertile Ground
21. Always – Muhsinah
22. Think again feat. Buddy Wells – Earnestine Deane
23. Dancing in the Rain – Vicki

Cover done by our own, Mpumelelo Macu.

March 1, 2011

Thesis Social Jam Session March 2011

The home of uncensored entrainment, Thesis Concept store is back with the Thesis Social Jam Session. These monthly sessions happening every first Sunday of the month, bring together like minded people that enjoy the creative world and being inspired by people.

This installment brings Soweto a semi Pretoria (PTA) invasion with DJ Bubbles at the helm of it. Mr House Tunes has switched up his style for and plays more rare soul, fun...k, downtempo and bring with him a world class selection. Shadowing him is the band, Travellin' Blak who flow with some hip hop rhythms fused with poetry all played to the sound of a live band. Our continued partnership with the Comedy society of PTA brings out Vusi and The Hit man. They will keep us in stitch's as they ease down the volume.

Bilal will be opening for the masses with some laid back grooves of trip hop, soul and lounge. Chuck D (Deep Soweto) will be representing the ghetto youth with some new track and a hyped performance. He is our answer to all the cluttered hip hop acts of these days. DJ Kenzhero makes a welcome back with a set that will be legendary and not what people always hear from him. This is going to be a musical journey of note... Expect the best from this musical master.

Live Acts
Travelliin' Blak
Chuck D


The Hit man

Price: R20 without thesis gear
R15 with thesis gear

Time: 13H00 till late
Venue: Thesis Concept Store