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editors letter

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ery early on in the year, someone said to me hard work and persistance pays off, push for your goals, each goal accomplished is apathway to your dreams, so push! So along with an incredible group of individuals, that’s precisely what we did and the result of accomplishing every goal set for ourselves culminated in our 1st, 2ndand this our 3rd issue of Deep magazine.

HELLO

You would imagine we couldn’tbe more pleased with ourselves and pleased we are, however, we wantmore, therefore we need to do more, the hard work and persistance thing! It is that feeling of work done, knowing you’ve given yourwhole self to working hard that makes December even sweeter, we dedicate this issue to celebration and comradary. As the DJ’s are hard at work, be there to be saluted by their party sounds, dance the year away in thanks for what it brought and in excitement for what 2013 brings. DEEP magazine brings you the ‘festive party’ issue, let your eyes bring house alive.

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ON THE COVER ANDY COMPTON

12 STATE OF SOUTH

AFRICAN HOUSE MUSIC

16 DEEP HUSTLE 18 UNDERGROUND PROFILE 24 GOSSIP.

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18 CD REVIEW. 32 DEEP UNDERGROUND SESSION 24 FUTURE TALENT TO LOOK OUT FOR. 38 CHYMA VS DA CAPO


ONTENTS 40 VOCALIST PROFILE (MONIQUE BINGHAM) 48 CHARTS -SONG OF THE MOMENT +PLUS 2LANI THE WARRIORS DEEP CHART 52 GIG GUIDE

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54 FESTIVE SEASON GADGET GIFTS

NEON BOAT SHOES

60T CLUB REVIEW

72 FASHION REVIEW.

86 SOCIAL PAGES

74 COLOUR COLLISION. 80 DJ FASHIONISTA. 82 BAGGING IT. 84 RUNWAY TRENDS.

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THE HOUSE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

MY NAME IS DIGITAL ERA .. YOU CAN’NOT RUN FROM ME (a letter to the South African House nation )

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By: Sifiso “Deepancestral” Gcabashe

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ello djs ,producers and house music lovers everywhere, my name is Digital Era. I control each and every aspect of your life ,yes even the toilet in the mall ,don’t even think of holding on to your precious records and I’ve already converted those for you into mp3 format ,check your laptop no need to thank me. So you’re a producer, whilst you were making a sandwitch I managed to mimic a million loops of different instruments and sounds so as to allow you to make a song in ten minutes and be a great star. Who said you need a band and a professional studio to make timeless, passionate and honest music. Check your laptop again ,yepp you have a studio and band right in your back pack , backroom or even basement ,I know, I’m great .Wait don’t thank me now. Hey! yes you with the headphones, I believe your called a DJ why are you only blending two songs when you could be playing 5 songs at the same time and still have time to pose and take pictures with your fans ,by the way I’ve already cut and pasted some loops of other hard working djs for you and made them into a mix ,actually you can go sit down with your mates ill finish off here for you ,its fine I don’t need headphones. I know you want to hug me relax I have so much more I want to do for you just watch and let me do all the work . This is a letter to the south African house nation. If you are reading this article it means yet again the world has failed to perish therefore let us continue and play house ,as we approach the year 2013 it is very evident that that the digital era is in every fiber of our daily lives especially our house music .we as South Africans should be very thankful to this woman digital, without digital Kwaito could easily still be dominating clubs, parties, television and radio. Mandoza would still be the equivalent of blackCoffee and Djs At work just an odd pair trying to make a

name for themselves. Let’s not even get started on the Dacapo’s of this country ,sadly none of you would even assist. South African House music would also not even exist. The point I’m trying to make with this article is that as much as we are trying to resist Digital she’s here and she is slowly taking over and very soon she may prove to be the dearth of the dj. It’s 12 midnight at a club in the northern barbs of Joburg finishing of a well received set, as per routine another dj must come after me as usual I move my cd case out of the way but to my astonishment he pulls out a laptop and begins to connect to another Cdjay. All his music loaded and ready on his laptop ,assisted by even more gadgetry he manages to pull of a standard performance crashing and mashing songs into what sounds like an attempt to create a mix. As I sit through all of this I’m slowly confronted with the reality ,that digital may just take more claim and glory for our accomplishments as djs and producers. Firstly let us look at the Laptop dj . deejaying is an apart form the ability to physically blend two songs into one with great precision and delivery , allowing you to build respect amongst your peers and those that follow you, it is personal style and taste that sets one art from the next ,an idea that we as a nation are very much aware of .As much as we have digitally progressed ,the laptop dj is still very much frowned upon even considered to be active killers of the art of deejaying I warn thee to stay away from this practice .As a purist in all sense of the word I cannot help but agree that laptop djs have very little room in the house fraternity ,yes we must move with the times and its inevitable but the south African nation is still by far believers in earning ones stripes. Give yourself time to master the art form enjoy the 13


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South Africa is officially the Mecca of house music

lifestyle that is house music . Fast racking the process of being a dj will never be rewarding as much as putting in work.

Digital may just be the end of the dj To the Producer , Now that you have access to the tools to pursue your passion do not allow yourself to lose originality and let digital take credit for your work .Digital is here to enhance your work not do it for you ,it will become harder to stand out or even make it the near future since digital has made it possible for everyone to follow in your footsteps and try and be you .your music will not sell as much as it used to if the plan is to eventually release an album do it now after all South Africa is still one of the very few nations that still believe in buying compilations or cds and eventually it will get to a point where house music is free .You may want to quit .Now its passion over profit ,you will eventually have to find other means to make a livelihood from your passion. Digital may just be end of the producer. To many people ,South Africa is officially the Mecca of house music it is you who has benefited the most from it (House music). It is also you who has benefited greatly from the fruits of the digital era, allowing you to rob and plunder freely the above mentioned individuals of their well deserved returns from their craft. The digital era has allowed you to lay claim to their hard work with out permission and/or punishment. If its not shady promoters 14

trying to make a quick buck all in the name of exposure you rip and share their music dance away all night whilst they starve .you still have the audacity to complain when you need to pay at the door so as to see them play but your quick to produce your cents for international acts ,sad but true . It is these sentiments that have forced so many of our djs and producers to cal it it quits ,case in point Osunlade he also sited file sharing and the free access to his music or music in general that has made easy for him to no longer make house music and bow out . Allow me to be clear ,I’m not anti progression nor am I oblivious to the benefits of the digital Era especially when it comes to South African house music after all we owe so much of our growth and success to it .It is the plague that has infiltrated The house fraternity, digital has created free music stores ,whilst Tietso ,former number one dj believed that the free access to music has contributed greatly to his success it is contributing even more to the downfall of many south African wanna be Tiestos . I’m also not saying let us be stagnant and cling to our present state nor am I one of those who believe one day 12inch vynls will make a come back. The point I am emphasising is that with progression there shall be some sad loses ,which are obvios realities now .As our industry flourishes the world house music industry is near damn extinction due to mainly the in ability to progress and adapt with the fast changing pase of the digital era. The unwillingness of purist to grow and move with the times is one that may cause us as a nation falter, the game plan is simple adapt and readapt. Maybe the laptop dj is the next level God forbid I fear what follows after. A warning to you digital Era we as a nation have allowed you with great scepticism to our house of joy ..Please do not screw us over.


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DEEP HUSTLE

FEATURE BALLING ON A

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SO YOU WANNA PARTY, BUT YOUR POCKET DOES’NT. BALL ON A BUDGET. Its easy to say ‘’lets go partying’’ when you got a lot of moola just floating around in your bank account. But sometimes that runs out and you still wanna go out. Eish! And you dont wanna dissapoint the gents or miss that last shot you have at that sexy girl that wants to go out. So what do you do? Sit at home and regret not going? Go out and run out of cash and have to borrow cash all night and look even more broke? Hell no! I dont know about you but i got a man’s pride. That ‘’i cant be asking for cash from my boys while out partying, that just looks bad’’. But you dont wanna stay home either watching Khaphela getting burried on generations, what swag is that? So you know what i do? I go out! I aint missing a party but i cant cant be throwing cash around. I just gotta use it right. So i start by putting aside the cab money/petrol cash. Even if your a s’gidlava (sleep anywhere type) you have to go home eventually and you cant run out of travel cash. Then i play it smooth with the gents. I suggest and hint we buy a bottle of some strong stuff, a bottle of J&B, maybe a bottle of Vodka with its own dash some lemon line or a bottle of sprite. This way we

all chip in small amounts of cash and i dont gotta splurge cash to get a good buzz. This with a couple of beers and you dont even gotta spend much on drinks Second part of the trick is always going to places that are’nt too expensive. A decent entry fee or no fee at all thats what i like! Even better is a party at one of your boys crib and hanging out in a chilled place thats not charging R40 Mandela’s for a beer. Third part of the party saving tricks is a good old eat at home and then go out. My uncle taught me this when i started dating -’’if you dont have the money, just eat before you go out then you dont gotta but too much, wisa i half loaf kuqala’’ simple philosophy really. And thats your night! Drinks, a decent party spot and a good meal. Ballin’ on a budget. Im not the stay at home on a friday night type of guy but you also gotta watch your pocket. Better to come home with all your finances intact than broke, broken and bored cause you thought you where too rich to break your bank. Keep it real. Money matters. Deep hustle! 17


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RGROUND PROFILE Abbys Sounds underground duo Abbys Sounds is one of the rising talents within the deep house music industry. Their careers started individually, but through fate, they found each other and decided to pursue their passion for deep house music together. They focused on the music and harnessed their skills, putting in long hours and not turning down any opportunity to please the masses with their “sweet melodic sounds”. Since the beginning of their combined career, they have had the opportunity to travel the country and a bit of the continent, pleasing the masses with their skills while sharing stages with household names like Black Coffee, Vinny da Vinci, Christos, Jullian Gomes, Culoe de song, Claude, blackmotion, Darque and many more, these youngster have proved that hard work, dedication and of course the love for their craft does pay and will take them to even higher places. So as they say “GO DEEP OR GO HOME”

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Q. What is the difference between Noxious

and Mandla, but yet at the same time makes you guys jell so well together?

A. Lol age and height can’t think of anything

else hey. We jell so well together because we are into the same type of sound/music and we are good friends.

Q. What genre would you say inspires your type of house music?

A. Definitely Jazz and any genre and sub-

genre with a complex melody, some hard driving beats, maybe and a soulful ambience or lounge vibe.

Q. Who would you say inspires your music? A. Uhmmmm….eeeeyoh, we’ll mention a

few, lol we’ve got quite a long list hey, TaIce, Da Capo, Cubique CB, Nastee Nev, Chymamusique, Cannon Soul, DJ Bullet, Darque, Fortee, Rocco, Ralf Gum, Jullian Gomes, Nativeroots, openbar music, Invaders Of Afrika, Yoruba Records, Peng Africa, Soulistic Music, Stephen Rigmaiden, DSOH, DNH Rec. and even more, 80% of the music we play live or compile and mixed for “Abyss Sounds Mixtapes” is local so a lot of local producers and DJ’s play a HUGE Role in what we do.

Q. How do you feel about the music in-

dustry’s current state, is there anything you would like to change?

A. SA Producers are kickin’ serious butt hey! Bigups to em. Sadly not much is made from selling music online because online music stores, distributors and the producers get to split the dough they make from sales. If we could, we’d give these guys record deals, let them release solo albums, maybe that’ll bring balance to sales, we spoke to most guys and they feel the same way too.

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of underground producer’s tracks in our sets and play live music during our set as well.

Q. Where do you see yourselves in five years’ time?

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across the oceans hey and in the 5 figure per hour group locally. In studio maybe lol Noxious might be into production then, “Abyss Music”, that’s what we are going to name our Rec. Label.

Q. How would you describe the music that you guys play?

A. Deep and soulful house. Q. What is Abyss Sounds and how did it come about?

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1632, Noxious and Mandla De DJ (Xikombiso Pencil Simanga and Mandla Mtshali). “Abyss” means Deep, “Abyss Sounds” is a title we gave our Podcast/Mixtapes, that’s where it all started. Deep house sounds is what we compile and mix, that’s how “Abyss Sounds” came to life.

Q. If you were going partying today what would you put in your party pack?

A. Two liter still water, some juice, wine

gums and simba chips. Mandla would bring redbull, garlitos chips, Chivas whiskey, Jack Daniels or Jameson lol oh and Heinekens

Q. What CD’s would you like Santa to bring you for Christmas?

A. I already bought all the dope house

CD’s lol if I didn’t have em, I’d ask for house afrika sessions, afrika rising and Ralf Gum’s never leaves you.

Q. What gadgets are a must have for you this festive season?

A. Ps3, galaxy s3 lol tablet maybe.

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s one international sensation leaves, Steve Aoki, another comes. It’s been announced that Skrillex will be coming to South Africa early next year in March, so start booking. Even more exciting is that Steve Aoki who has been in the country in the past weeks, playing in Cape Town and Johannesburg has raved about the increase in the crowds to see him at his shows, saying the numbers are larger than they were on his last trip, this is exciting news for the industry as this reflects the growth in the love for electro house in the country. So one can only imagine how much more there will be at the Skrillex show. This electro house DJ has only increased in stature and fame, no festival is complete without him, he has played in just about every major event in the world, this is one not to miss.

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ell if you haven’t heard now you know, artists all over South African can start submitting their music for consideration for the 2013 South African music awards. Now this often becomes one of the more controversial parts of the journey to the SAMA’s, many musicians complaining they did not receive notification of the closing window for submission, well whatever the case, we here at DEEP do hope the house genre will have ample representation at this years awards and with the release of so many compilations, Black Coffee, Vetkoek and Mahoota etc, it should be a house lover’s event to look out for in the new year. I would go as far as to say, house should be the biggest genre to look out for at the awards.

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ive DVD recordings of artist performances in South Africa have become a rippling effect and now the house music scene has caught on. We saw Black Coffee do it, quite successfully I might add, with an entire live orchestra, now friend and collaborator and under

study has decided to join the ranks of live DVD recordings. Zakes Bantwini solidified his stake in the SA house music scene, when back in June he began the process of recording a live DVD at the Soweto theatre, creating an atmosphere of opulence, with a 13 piece band, 14-camera crew, dancers, a DJ’ing section and an incredible guest star of artists to record “upfront with Zakes Bantwini”. The DVD was released by Sony Entertainment on the 27 November 2012 to an eager fan base of one of the most vibrant stage performers in the entire South Africa music scene. It seems Zakes was determined to make the DVD more than just another live performance, with actual commentary from the man himself and behind the scenes footage alongside guest stars, Hotstix Mabuse, Museeq IQ, Tumelo and Black coffee. We all know Zakes has an amazing stage presents, which makes this DVD one for the holidays for those house music lovers.

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y all accounts a legend, but one who’s trophy cabinet lacks the accolades to pay testament to an illustrious career, but at least one award show has taken note of the amazing career of the man and incredible contribution to the music industry in South Africa and the whole of the African continent. Following in the footsteps of D’Banj, K naan and Branda Fassie, Oskidor was named as this year’s recipient of the Chanel O Awards “Special Recognition recipient” award given out every year at the Chanel O awards. The accolade was given out on the 17 November. Oscar has often taken swipes at his exclusion at the winners list at award shows like the SAMAS and has chosen to take solitude in his commercial success with fans. Well non-the less, SAMA or no SAMA his great contribution has finally been celebrated, all be it took two decades.

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Jay has done it again, introducing djay for IPad, allowing you to transform your music library into a virtual turn table interface. As we spoke about how to be the next big DJ in our last issue, we highlighted djay as one of the tools you can use to get as much practice as possible and now djay has made even more possible for you to get as much practice as possible with accessibility. If you have an iPad and becoming a DJ is in your bucket list or you just like being the life of the party, the new iPad and djay collaboration will give you quick access to your music library to play, mix and scratch and many more fun tools exclusive to the iPad range. Pretty awesome tool to get for this xmas, I’d say! 25


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Kanunu Kanunu released a very deep soulful album which took the house scene by storm and definitely left deephouse lover amazed at his talent. This 11 track soulful album,incorperates a fusion of different sounds proudly produced in SouthAfrica. He kicks of the album with AB Walks’s BetterThen Wine the few minutes later Pontsho’s tswana ballad hypnotises you to fall into a trans, ‘Lerato LaGao.’ Kanunu also gives local rising star, Chymamusique a chance to strut his stuff with his classic deep house composition. we are to be, the mood of the compilation is rather slow and deep which differs from most deep house albums which include a lot of up-beat tracks.which makes the album for an aquired taste and not for every This album is a definite must have for true deephouse lovers ,with its beautifully produced tracks,and deep soulful aura.this album deserves 3/5vinyls on our decks.

BLACK COFFEE One of the most talented dj/producers born in to ever grace african Soil, black coffee continues raise bars of perfection and passion in the house music industry world with his latest masterpiece dvd/cd Africa rising. The long awaited cd and dvd is now in stores nation wide. The DVD is a live recording of Black Coffee’s first ever concert featuring a 24 piece orchestra, full percussion and live keys, as well as performances by Bucie, Zakes Bantwini, Brothers of Peace, Black Moses and more. Watching this Dvd is a religious experience on its own, whether one is watching or listening to it, it makes you feel like you are part of the audience,The mere quality of production all round makes the dvd one of the best music dvd anyone.Without any doubt I can truelly say this Dvd has revolutionalised the deep house industry and indeed has placed Black Coffee on the “deep house throne’’ and elevated him to a South african icon and living legend. This dvd is a definite “must have” and definately deserves a 5/5 vinyl on our decks. 26

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ALBUM REVIEW

HOUSE AFRIKA A spiritual experience is how I would describe this 5bumper cd pack. This is a true collector’s item for lovers of deep soulful house music. The album is a 5 disc bumper which features young brilliant local talen andt is not to be missed. The stable has really gone all out in unearthing Mzansi’s future on this one, the album features: • Da Capo (Disc 1- Touch) • Zeedan (Disc 2 - Addicted 2 House) • Keys Snow (Disc 3 - The Bigger Picture) • Sculptured Music (Disc 4 – Given By Nature) • Chymamusique (Disc 5 – House Dimensions) All the tracks are produced by various talented artists who are truly the future of Mzansi House music. The vocalists featured on the tracks include Empress Lebo, S-Tone, Kabomo, Zano, and Mpho Maboi just to name a few. The pack contains the diverse elements of the deep house genre, ranging from Tribal, Soulful to Jazzy sounds. It’s an audiogasmic experience listening to the bumper album as each disc tells a unique story of house music,which puts house lovers in a trans and makes you fall inlove with deep house more and more when you listen to it . The music journey will take you about 5 hours or so if you, like myself, want to complete the whole pack in a go, or you can rather host a party and just play the entire pack without ever having to skip a single track. True deep house lovers are in for a lovely treat with this release. This is one album you should add to your Christmas shopping list.we give this album a 4.5/5 vinyls on our decks

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NEVER LEAVES YOU

Vinny Da Vinci: “The best album I heard in a long time” Louie Vega (USA): “Cool, very exciting, you have a wonderful album.” Blues & Soul Magazine (UK): “Soul-house goodness on the grandest possiblescale” 28


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SoulM8 (UK): “This is head and shoulders above the rest of what others call house music.”

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SESSION We as Deep magazine have been privileged to do a feature on a newly established, but exciting underground house session, called “House Of Rhythm” hosted at Shikisha, Newtown, every last Saturday of the month, which showcases the very best of house music and riveting performances. First and foremost, House of Rhythm is not only focused on Deep House as the sub genre, but is one of the sub genres that feature during a House of Rhythm session. They also showcase Lounge, Break Beat, Soulful House, Nu Disco, Jazzy House, Dance ritual, Deep Tribal, Deep Tech and Afro Tech. Furthermore, H.O.R(Houseof Rhythm) focuses a lot on live performances and are elevating the presentation of House music. In 5 years time House of Rhythm hopes to see their sessions hosted widely on the African continent in countries such as, Angola, Swaziland, Botswana, leSotho and hopefully at the World Music Conference. During the same five years, H.O.R brand will boast a series of albums, a radio show, branded clothing items, an online TV station, website and more things music. We are steady rocking. In 2012 H.O.R hosted the House of Rhythm Sessions on the last

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Saturday of the month. However in 2013 we will see the events being hosted on the 1st Saturday of each month, beginning from the 2nd of February 2013. They do however have the last House of Rhythm session lined up for 2012 on the 31st of December at a mansion in Northcliff. Details will be coming soon.House of Rhythm can also be heard on radio every Sunday on www.vowfm.co.za between 6pm and 9pm. House Of Rhythm is by far one of the best house sessions we as deep magazine have been to, the atmosphere, crowd and music just brings enlightenment to the soul, there’s never a dull moment at THE HOUSE OF RHYTHM. If you are a “house music lover”, I would advise you to make the House of Rhythm sessions your home and also be on the lookout for H.O.R’s upcoming album with Pen Africa, a UK based label that features African House music in early 2013 - House Of Rhythm Sessions 1 (2 CD pack) mixed by DJ Soso and DeepAncestral -for more info follow H.O.R on Twitter @ IamDJSOSO, @DeepAncestral @ HOR_Kollektiv By:Thembani Manganyi


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FUTURE TALENT TO LOOK OUT FOR

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To refer to the duo of Vuyo Tyolo and Mpho Hlala which make up what is fa the next big thing of South African house ‘Deepa Trybz’ as the future tale for, maybe a little distorted at this point in their careers, but we do so with t that this is only the beginning of great things still yet to come for this duo. 34

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erhaps as a sign of their great impending future, the duo were first played on the ‘ never before heard’ segment of the Unathi and Glen Lewis breakfast show, Glen Lewis considered them to be worthy. Great start wouldn’t you say? Then again, featuring a Black coffee track ‘save me’ on their debut album out in stores now, is not exactly a small start by any standards. From that illustrious radio debut, other stations caught on and ‘carry me’ by the duo became infectious culminating in the release of a music video for the track some weeks ago. In a slew of up and coming dance music groups, I asked myself what exactly makes this duo any different or unique, so I listened. Tyolo’s vocal ability and texture is incredible and a bit deceiving, he should’ve been a blues singer, but this may be due to his musical history. What brought him to Johannesburg originally was a role in the successful Broadway show the lion king and if that does not give you an indication of the man’s vocal mantle, you may not be aware that he has also put out a solo project, Vuyo Tyolo is no armature, but neither is he’s partner in brilliance, Mpho Hlala. As the most successful engineer in the Native Rhythm stable it was always a matter of time before the man sought to solidify his legend in the industry and his chance encounter with Tyolo was the opportunity. Hearing ‘carry me’ It Immediately brought me to the conclusion that this will be a tribal house album and as wonderfully made the song was, production, instrumental and of course the vocal range of the track, I thought that is what the album is, a tribal house album. Yes, it is that, but let me just say this now, it is not what we have come to know as typical tribal house, this is an incredibly soulistic, bluesy offering of tribal house. The impact that deep house and afro soul have had on the duo is evident in the use of a longer range of lyrical content sung by Tyolo and the melodic composition of the production which we rarely ever found in the typical arrangement of tribal house. This is an explosive offering from an explosive duo who seem to have just finally burst with creative synergy that will force many young house music talents to take a long look and listen to their work and as ask what makes me different? This album will be in my opinion the album seen as the game changer for the tribal house genre within the house banner that is commonly ignored.

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DJ Chyma

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Better known as Chymamusique is a Jazz music fan from

Burgesfort (Mpumalanga) who grew an interest in the art of producing House Music which led him into learning about production in 2006 drawing inspiration from the greats like Reelsoul & Osunlade his soulful, deep and Jazzy house music productions come as no surprise. I’d say 2012 was most definitely his year the House Nation stood up and took note being backed by power record labels- Soul Candi, Mofunk Records & House Afrika to owning his own Label Called ChymamusiQ Records who can argue his impact and influence on house music?

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Chymamusique - Chymatology Reloaded (2011 Deeper Remix Chymamusique - I’ll Be There (Club Mix) Chymamusique - Jazzy It Up Chymamusique - Lost in words Chymamusique - Jazz According To House (Main Mix)


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Nicodimas Sekheta Mogashoa DJ Da Capo a self-taught DJ/Producer who hails from Lim popo is certainly doing something right if he managed to get himself signed by DHN Records owned by deep house Legend Nick Holder to getting recommendations from DJ’s of great reputations both on the local and international stage. Da Capo started off his career as a Deep & Tribal House Music producer at the tender age of 18 with “Jimster” as inspiration the young producer startedhis trip on a road to success. His career took a turn for the better in 2010 when he was signed under DHN Records based in Canada/Toronto, having worked with the likes of Andy Compton, John Crockett & Nick Holder just to name a few and still making waves in the house scene to date, it is not by chance that we say 2012 was surely his year getting house lovers across the house nation moving to hits like “Across the ocean” & “Pretty Disaster” he leaves great promise for coming years.

Da Capo - Across The Ocean (Main) Da Capo ft. Lee Anne - Love Someone Da Capo - A prayer 4 All My Countrymen (Original Mix) Moneoa - Pretty Disaster (Da Capo’s Mix 2) Da Capo - Rolling In The Deep

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Monique Bingham If you are a true house music lover, you need no introduction to the divine, delightful and delicate vocals of Monique Bingham. The New York born vocalist has been part and parcel of the deep house fraternity for many years now, being part of some of the truest classics of house music. A couple of years back she gave us the now classic “Kissing strangers” and most recently “take me to my love” and in both instances collaborating with Ralf Gum. It seams the combination of her and Ralf Gum guarantees a house music hit. With a career that spans over a decade she has not only cemented her future in House Music history but she stands a pillar to the testament that house music vocalists are more than the voice over the beat, but can take over tracks and add that something phenomenal. Singing songs with lyrics that transcend the soul to a better time and place, her voice has become an advocate of what it truly means to be transported by house music.

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ndy Compton is the boss of Peng recordings and member of The Rurals, he is one of the most Legendary, respected and prolific house producers to come out of the UK. He became a full time musician at the age of 16, playing the guitar in several bands. In the early 90’s he discovered and fell in love with the kind of music he wanted to make - not just straight up house music, but DEEP house, a sound which infuses jazz /soul and house elements to create a deeper feeling. In 1993 he started to do underground countryside barn raves under the name Rural Promotions, which then became the name of his first record label. Andy created the group “The Rurals” in 1994 and soon was introduced to vocalist Marie Tweek, which was the icing on the cake for The Rurals soulful sound. For the following fifteen years, The Rurals had perfected a unique style of live elements melted with thumping electronic music and became known worldwide as one of the very best Deep House acts. With over 70 singles, 12 LPs and songs on over 200 compilations, Andy Compton has been nothing short of prolific. 43


A milestone in House-history was the release of their LP ‘Sweeter Sounds’ in 2001, with the single ‘Lush’ which busted big in the New York scene and was regularly played at Shelter in New York. Another highlight in Andy’s career was the 10th Rurals LP called ‘The 10th Chapter’ which was featured on the cover of DJ Magazine in January 2008. He has worked with everyone from Motown, to the TV show Six Feet Under and has had performances DJ-ing around the world.

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Tell us about yourself, who are you, where you come from, where you grew up? A. Born and bred brit, from the south west of England, Uk. I grew up on a farm in rural Devon.

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When did you start producing and DJ-ing ? A. I Started writing music on my guitar when I was 13, had bands, started dj-ing in ‘92 and producing house music early in ‘94.

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What do you think of the house music industry, overseas and in SA? A. It’s very small now, excluding South Africa. It doesn’t get the exposure it deserves out side of the Uk, so the kids don’t even know it exists! It’s a shame. There’s a 90’s revival, but I want to be involved with the sound of the future!

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What would you say is your most memorable time in the music industry? A. There are so many!! My first gig in the USA, my first gig in SA (@house 22, PTA) my events I put on in early ‘93....and every time I’m in the studio! I’ve been blessed...

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The DIY sound Nottingham, mission in the deep house t via outside ill parties, they


Q. If there was anything you could change about the industry, what would it be? A. Pirating. It’s nearly killed the music scene, it’s very hard to make a living from it now days.

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of SA house DJ’s you’ve worked with? A. Producers...Magic Soul, PM project, Kojo, Leighton Moody, Craig Da Soussa, and plenty more via the label, and PENG AFRICA, our SA branch :)

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deep house DJ? A. The DIY sound system from Nottingham, they made it their mission in the early 90’s to play deep house to the masses, via outside illegal underground parties, they were the BEST!!!

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upcoming album, who are you working with, features and what to expect from it? A. I have two albums in the works, a soul album project with Ladybird and my next solo LP which has MANY features, but I’m not letting any names out the back yet!

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the album? A. The latest album “EXPERIENCE PENG’ is in SA shops now!! It’s a triple pack with the latest RURALS, COMPTON, and LADYBIRD CD’s.

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vinny meets christos (main mix) Soulcool

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midnight loving ( original Jam session) Cosmic beets ft neo souls

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happiness - Lelo deep

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Jazz touch (shandos latin mix) - Deejay serabutangha and shando

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cold days ( Ruffians vocal remix musiqworks ft soulswissy

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my living waters -

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sonic noyz ft malebo

rising from the sun (deep classic mix) -roque

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unity (original mix) - exothermic sounds

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J Axel & Astrid Suryanto - ( Roam Highway 73remix ) Trigo & Brian Blaq Ft lee – (happiness Oddxperienc Mix ) Do it now recordings

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House of wax –( Ngikhathele original ) Do it now recordings

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Oddxperienc – (Liebe le vido original ) Do it now recordings

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Detroit swindle – john doe

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Detroit swindle – Guess what Pascal viscardi - ( hardcore Agnes TimeproofRemix )

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FESTIVE SEA

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*father Christmas voice* (get your mind out the gutter mxim!) this month we review the 4 gadgets every music lover absolutely needs and can’t live without and are the best Christmas Presents for any music lover. No excuses like “I didn’t know what to get you” DEEPMAG told you!

IPOD SHUFFLE it’s small, spacious and a special little gadget. I’ve had mine for a few weeks now and I don’t understand how I ever lived without one. It’s got 2gigs of memory and if you don’t have experience with apple products and iTunes it might be a bit of a hassle. But once you get the hang of it it’s a life changer. With a sleek design that clips onto anything from a belt to an arm strap it’s great for someone that’s always on the go with their music. Get it for someone special and they will love you for it. BEST EARPHONE SET not any cheap Jozi R5, street earphones will do. If you want to experience your music the right way, be transported by the hottest house jams and feel every beat better, than trust me, these are the best earphones to get for anyone that truly loves their music. SPEAKER SET Best gift ever! The new Sony range is something special with its futuristic design and innovative technology. With sound quality delivery that is unparalleled it truly is incredible. If you know someone that’s all about making it fall (don’t read that like a snob) then this is the gadget for them this festive.

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BLACKBERRY Truth is, if you want to party, right now, hook up with friends, get a lot of peeps at your party or organize a lil chilas. This is the phone to do it with. Bbm, whatsapp, instant Facebook chat and twitter this is the ultimate social networking device. All at a single monthly internet charge (BIS) its the best gift for those social, popular, phone always in their hands and face always buried in their screen type of people.

LAPTOP I know what you thinking, this is one hella expensive laptop, but as far as laptops go, this is it. It doesn’t get better. The price is worth it in every category, it’s faster, lighter, smaller, smarter and more advanced than any other laptop on the market right now. With a 4gig ram and 320. Gig hard drive and the latest IOS6 operating system, this is the ultimate gift for Christmas.


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Ke Dezember boss! I hate saying that, but I might as well get used to it. It’s that time of the year again. Parties! Parties! Parties! everywhere! But you know you can’t go out all the time. Sometimes you want to start your own party. Some times you want to call a few friends over, chill out, sip some good wine or a cold beer and just one-two-step to some deep house jams. The worst thing that could happen is that you have a party filled with dudes and no one has fun because you had a crappy sound system and the music was bad. We want to help you! Here are the 4 party-starter essential gadgets.

A house music collection

The most important gadget of all: a great house music collection There is nothing worse than going to a party with bad music. The girls can be ugly, the booze can finish too early- but if the music is good, no one will care. So refresh your music with the latest in House Music. Get some Vinny da Vinci house sounds 9 or a lil deep house chronicles maybe some Ralf Gum and the music box from Terrance and your set for a good night.

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Decent speakers

When I say decent, I don’t mean those small speakers that you got from that computer shop that can’t even get sound to the next room. No! I mean a decent set of speakers that carry sound a good distance that won’t break when you crank that hot jam to full blast.

An amplifier

You probably have crappy speakers but with a good amplifier you can hide all that.

A laptop

CD players are seriously yesterday. So get the cord that connects your laptop output to your amplifier and get the party started. If you’ve got Virtual DJ and you know what you doing - even better! Just make sure your laptop can last the whole night and do a decent job at delivering your house sounds.

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has the sexiest vibe in town for over 23s looking for ICON hotties! Situated in the heart of Sandton at 12 Fredman drive.Keeping up with Sandton’s impeccable standards, Icon has this name for a reason. For a great night out and to meet new people with different music preferences, fashion sense and personalities, you can spy future exes from the bar or whip up some attention on the dance floor. Either way, Icon promises to be an incredible night in the city of “hustlers and big dreamers!” The Venue

Aimed firmly at a wealthy and “big spender” audience, Icon is made up of one large square room with a long bar to one side of the room. The room is decorated in a sophisticated and classy way with Moet bottles decorating the walls, with their stylish grey couches and glass tables .This club is for the young at heart, fun and free spirited souls. If you just want to get in without the

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daunting price tag of a table, it’s R100. The decor is predominately black and grey with large columns embellished with strips of LED lighting too. There are also two large screens on the DJ booth showing visuals throughout the evening. The VIP area is subtle and blends in to the rest of the room so no-one misses any of the action.


The Atmosphere

A mix of wealthy socialites, bright young things and a dash of celebrity, icon attracts an unashamedly glamorous crowd and a quick check from the door girl for ‘heels’ keeps it this way. It’s as busy outside as it is in, so arriving early is a given. Cleverly the waiters have pink braces on. Don’t expect people to sit around waiting for the night to get going, people hit the dance floor immediately as they enter through the door.

The Music

A super-clean sound system and sizeable DJ booth attract an array of celebrity DJ’s including the likes of Kent, DJ dimples, Dj Zandi, Shordy skills, DJ Cleo and many, who occasionally grace the booth with soulful, deep house music.

The Drink

The menu lights up and looks like a kindle which serves its purpose perfectly in the darkness of the club. Cocktails are always available for the ladies and discounts on shots on different days. If you’ve never been to this sort of club you’ll probably balk at these prices, those who are at home in this sort of club will know the drill.

The Last Word

Not a place for shy bench-warmers who sit around and watch people have fun, Icon attracts a large crowd who are ready to party. If you have the patience to queue and you are a firm believer of “patience being a virtue, then Icon is definitely worth the visit.

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Tis’ the season to be jolly and jolly is so much better when you down a few, so here are a few drinks, some you’ve heard of, others maybe not, that should be in your “to drink list” this festive and remember, do it responsibly.

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COCKTAILS “A DAY AT THE BEACH”

Fitting hey…try this one for that sun bathing day at the beach, I wouldn’t advise surfing while under the feeling however…

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coconut rum, amaretto almond liqueur, or ange juice and grenadine syrup. Shake rum, amaretto, and orange juice in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Add grenadine and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a strawberry.

“LEGSPREADER”

Now I know this one the guys will just love…no guarantees though.

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melon liqueur, coconut rum, pineapple juice and soda. Pour all ingredients over ice in a hurricane glass. Stir, and serve. lowcostholiday

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BEER “Heineken”

No December is complete without this firm South African favourite, as we South Africans like to point out, transcends all races…refreshes and cooling, even James Bond couldn’t deny Heineken is the future. Thank God for the Dutch.

“Castle lager”

I don’t know what is, but this one never disappoints, the men love it and ladies too… for all events, at reasonable beer prices, this is the drink of choice. Originally South African.

“Peroni” Italian drink with a dignified taste.while not a steller brew,it has a pedigree on its own,the beer is perfect for deep house sessions and gives you that edge to party whole night

“MILLER”

Like their slogan says “ Its miller time!” there’s no better light beer to enjoy the sounds of your deep house music this festive. With its balanced and unimposing taste this light beer will go down well with a great braai wors.

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“kamikazi” To make the drink, you need 1½ oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka, ½ oz Triple Sec, and ½ oz lime juice. In a shaker, place all the ingredients in and shake properly. Strain the drink in a shot glass and have at it.

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“Spicy Sandstorm” To make the drink, you add one ounce of scotch and gin with ground black pepper, and finally a splash of Tabasco sauce. Sip one of these bad boys and you’ll have an outrageous night for sure.

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“Mai Tai” You can make this drink with quite a few variations. However, we’ll stick to the original recipe for now. Take 1 oz light rum, ½ oz crème de almond, ½ oz Triple Sec, ½ oz dark rum, sweet and sour mix, and pineapple juice. Take a Collin’s glass and pour light rum, crème de almond, and Triple Sec (in this specific order). Fill the same amount with sweet and sour mix and pineapple juice. On top, add dark rum, allenschool.edu place a straw, and enjoy. 67


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HELLO Is it just me or is it everywhere I look these days, every second person is looking fabulous?It is probably because the most beautiful season of the year has fully kicked in and the trends are taking flight this Summer and what I love most about it, is that it makes you feel so much better to be in such fun weather!There’s much to envy about a South African, including our famously balmy weather and miles of rugged coastline, and beautiful scenery, but our favourite part about it is the summer time, when we spot effortlessly cool outfits on every street. Have you ever noticed how wearing the right colors can make you instantaneously feel happy and chirpier! Good thing we don’t live in Transylvania where black reigns supreme.So as it becomes more and more convenient to be floating about in our colorful gear it’s absolutely a new and essential fashion focus for your wardrobe. As printed pants were flagged about the fashion radar at the tail end of Autumn Winter, I almost fell beside myself when I started seeing people flaunting their different tastes through bright colors.Now that’s when you know there is a serious new focus on how to look good during this scorcher of a summer, through our fashion guide, we are still going deeper into the art of minimalism because hey, there’s absolutely nothing more we can do than to let the ladies show of skin and for the gents to show off their legs. Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Color Colliding issue. Guy Hardy Fashion editor 71


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A Basotho hat

Mr Price Striped Crew Neck Tee

Dsquared Retro Sunglasses

Prayer beads, known as japa mala

Cotton On mens grey linen shorts

Armenia Adidas Watch, Chronograph Blue Sander Canvas Boat Shoes-Blue/White

iPad Case Cognac bags from Diplomat

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Briefcase monogramfrom Diplomat


HION REVIEW Green leather crock clutch Lee Indigo Denim Shirt Miladys floppy straw hat

Lacoste Advantage Watch

AFRICAN-TRIBAL-BEADWORK YDE Linen Golf Shorts

Sunglass hut Heart Shaped Lolita Sunglasses

Glass Bead & Metal Bangle Set

Pink scale leather ipad cover

Turquoise peep-toe from Aldo

Thin braided Waist Belt

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Colour is summer’s biggest trend, hands down! From neon pink to cobalt blue, there’s every shade under the rainbow in everything from jeans to clutches. Wearing brights is ninety per cent confidence. The colour-blocking trend began about a year ago and it literally means an outfit made up of ‘blocks’ of solid colour. The secret to pulling it off is sticking to simple shapes - think classic shifts, choosing shades that are the direct opposite on the color wheel. Try clashing pink and yellow, orange and blue, green and black to create the most effective blocking effect.

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While embracing “daring� colours is something some of us are doing in this season from the orange bags to the green pants and purple blazers, others seem lost in this colour craziness. The point of colour blocking is to be found in colours you never thought you can be seen in. Mixcolours up with a little bit of your style, go wild! To rock this trend well, consider the colours in relation to your skin tone and personality make sure they are flattering. The beauty of colour blocking is that it can be used to maximize your curves, you can use a neutral colour to minimize the parts you want to play down and a bold colour to accentuate the areas you want to emphasize. Feel free to always rock this trend with your accessories.


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oat shoes are destined to be the No.1 summer trend, uncomplicated and classic this is one of the most prominent styles on the high street this season. Wear them with rolled up trousers for that casual vibe, or freshen up your work wear with a pair in classic navy, an easy way to look effortlessly cool. Take a look at current trends and you will notice the reoccurrence of the boat shoe. With all the brands and collaborations turning out boat shoes for this spring and summer. They embody class, comfort and a great sense of cleanliness and simplicity. It’s amusing to see all these brands releasing boat shoes in rapid succession as the season changes.

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DJ FASHIONISTA

Photo courtesy of studio83.co.za

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MAHOOTA DJ mahoota is one half of the duo DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota, currently riding high as the hottest combination on the decks. It all began in the year 2000 with the album ‘Malombo’, now ten years later Mahoota has become a big part of South African dance culture. Now, with only four offerings out, he has become one of the most booked deejays today and to think they only started touring with the release of the second album. They were a bit sceptical about the transition from producer cum performer to DJ. The South African masses must surely be glad that they took the leap into the world of DJ’s.DJ Mahoota has always maintained a fresh yet cutting edge sound which culminates into his fashion sense. From red carpet events, to music awards, to television interviews, he has always managed to set trends that are bold and daring. I was personally stunned when he appeared on Live SABC 1 wearing lavender leather gloves and a red leather jacket with zippers which was made famous by the King of pop himself, Michael Jackson, that’s when I knew that’s the man to follow when it comes to being a DJ fashinista. Now we are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the brand that is DJ Mahoota with partner DJ Vetkuk, the duo is planning to set all it’s foreign fans alight on the dance floor, having already started with the USA (Miami) tour earlier on this year sharing the stage with the likes of, Louie Vega, Boddhi Satvah, Rocco, Ralf Gum, Alex Alverez, Nick Holder and Kenny Bobien, just to name a few.

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HOW TO BAG IT FOR THE FESTIVE

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adies we all know the song “Bag lady” by gorgeous singer Erykah Badu from her amazing album Mama’s Gun. The song is about a woman trying to begin afresh in a relationship, but who has too much emotional baggage and can’t get close to people. The message of the song is to “pack light” and have hope for the future. Bags are a major part of our lives, they express who we are, where we come from, what our culture is and were are we going, because after all you are your bag. So ladies don’t fear its time to bag it for the summer season. So all we ask ladies is that you know exactly which kind of bag to use for what day, outing or travelling ventures because you do not want to be caught with your sexy under wear peaking out of your clutch bag when you on your way to the nearest beach or being caught with your business proposal in your straw beach bag, lets face it there’s a bag for all purposes.

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