The whereabouts of a well known producer and artist manager Eric Ramco has been a topic of discussion for a while now.
Its common knowledge that Ramco had relocated to South Africa, but the nature of his business in SA was unknown hence the speculation by media and music lovers. Well I got news for you.
Ramco has come out to set the record straight. Ramco says the reason he has been quite since he left the country in March 2012 was because he did not have a work permit.
“Until about a month ago my permit finally came out. And they didn’t just give me a general work permit. I was granted what is called “Exceptional Skills Permit,” Ramco wrote on his Facebook wall.
The man who gave us Machesa, Matsieng, Kganka and Mmurubele said Ramco SA will not be able to produce new material this year. “But the stage is set for 2014,” he says.
Big Weekend cannot wait to welcome another Ramco Production, it has been a while.
The legendary Oskido will this coming Monday rock revelers at the Game City Rooftop alongside Heavy K of “Wena fame”.
Oskido is one of the most celebrated DJs and producer in Southern Africa who has unearthed talents such as Black Coffee, Zinhle, Dj Tira and Euphonik.
He was honored with a Special Recognition Award at the 9th Channel O Video Music Awards in 2012 for his contribution in the development of South African music scene.
He has produced for the likes of Professor and DJ Vetkuk. His hit song “Wena” never fails to set parties alive and G-City roof will be on fire.
The gig brought by Monate Fela will also feature top local DJs like the celebrated DJ Kuchi. He has done work for SA house stalwarts like Fresh, Soul Candi and did projects for Mr O and House Junkies.
The lineup also includes Ricky Lamar, Easy B, Lexx, Rox, Spinz, Zo Harvey, T-Izzy, Root and Crispin the Drummer. Pre-sold tickets sell for P100.
I was worried about Stompi last year when I saw him performing at the bus rank. His voice had developed and he found it difficult to sing along to his own lyrics.
He needed a new album quick. Releasing an album at the age of 10 was an achievement and Stompi received a lot of goodwill from music lovers, but now the real hustle begins.
The response is a new album called “Sakatukwi”. The 10 track album will surely convince doubters that the “Speed fire” hit maker is here to stay.
From the first song, you get the feeling that Stompi has grown. At 16 years he is no longer the little boy with a squeaking voice, he is an entertainer looking to compete at the highest level.
Track two ‘Se a cha’ will be loved by many and the lad’s back tune “Kotsopela” featuring Skavenja is also a remarkable production. Other songs on the album include Back to school, Come down, Jaiva, Robala ka kgotso dad. The album gets 6 out of 10.
The Laff-A-Lot Comedy crew will be in Lobatse this Friday making a debut appearance in the town.
These rib-crackers have successfully managed to grow the standup comedy industry turning it into a major form of entertainment in a few years. With the likes of Goodie, MOD, Rib Cracker who all have shared the stage with some of the top comedians from South Africa have done well for the industry.
The show will be at Monageng’s Place at 6pm. The following guy the crew will leave for Francistown where they will entertain revelers at Cresta Thapama Hotel at 7pm.
Tickets for the show cost P60 for single, P100 for double and P200 for VIP.
Heineken Music Promotions have been big and in your face this year. For many who thought this is about alcohol and brand promotion-which is quite true; get ready still.
There is the Music Party this Friday at Bull ‘n Bush. The promotion dubbed Music Masters gives anyone who participate a chance to win a VIP ticket to the Sandance Festival in Dubai.
This is a five star music festival, held on the beach at Atlantis, The Palm.
In fact the prize for the VIP ticket is also available at your finger tips. You can enter online http://www.musicmastersprizes.com/ and be an instant winner.
The line-up for the Friday show will see Kyno, Anthem, Cashmoney, Phouboy, Scratch, T-Man and Strictly House Bound on the decks. Entrance fee is P40 before 11pm.