Front Cover feature….
George avakian Beatboxer … … g n i r u t a e f Also Reasonable Man ... theway …Double Double Adaptor... Adaptor Sensations Radio...Mars Mars Streetwise Courture... Jo’s Corner...Danni’s Corner...Danni’s Punk Pit...Togger Pit...Togger of the Month...Tattoos Month...Tattoos & Piercings….Writing Piercings….Writing on the Wall.. and in other news….
Issue 14 — March 2012
♦ Editors Note ♦ Team Profile ♦ The Writing is on the Wall ♦ Featured Bands
Double Adaptor Reasonable Man theway
♦ and in other news ♦ Danni’s Punk Pit Mars Street Courture Sensations Radio George Avakian (cover)
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Jo’s Corner Togger of the Month Tattoo’s & Piercings Contact Page Reasonable Man
Sensations Radio George Avakian
ello all your lovely Fanbase readers. I hope you had an awesome Valennes Day and spoilted your loved ones. Thank you to everyone who entered our last issues Valennes Day compeon. Your prizes will be making it’s way to you soon.
A special thanks to Ma# Roux who sponsored the 5 giveaway C.Ds . You rock man! This month we have a very excing issue for you. Our front cover feature is a wicked Beatboxer who goes by the name of, George Avakian. Seriously this guy’s skills are insane. Go check him out in Danni’s Punk Pit. Also featuring in Danni’s secon, a rad D.J who is busng it up around the country, Sensaons Radio. Just when you think Danni can’t get more awesome then she ends up interviewing a rock band that I am very excited about. None other than Reasonable Man. Go check it out!!!
I also get to interview some cool musicians – ﬁrst up is another Dance D.J duo who go by the name of Double Adapter. They are doing some great things in the dance scene around S.A. Also go check out The Way, an awesome musician from Joburg but currently living it up in the U.K.
With the tragic news of the death of legendary singer Whitney Houston, Jo has a look at some interesng facts of her achievements in Jo’s corner. Also in Jo’s Corner she has her regular “Quote of the month” and “Just for giggles”
I am sure by now, if you’re regulars at Burn night club in Durban, then you know that this legendary club is closing down at the end of March. This is tragic news for the Durban music scene, so go check out my tribute arcle to BURN.
We are starng a new secon in the mag called “And in other news”. This secon is where I search high and low to ﬁnd out some news of bands/ musicians or all things music, so if you are in a band or a musician and want us to spread some news for you such as album releases, tour dates etc then email me at email@example.com,
This month’s Togger of the Month is an awesome photographer by name of Tiandi van Niekerk don’t miss out on this great interview and her awesome photos.
Last but not least we have our Ta#oo and Piercing secon, we search for the worlds best ta#oo and piercing work. If you have any pics of your art work then send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we could feature them in our future issues. Well that’s it for now folks. I hope you enjoy the read A huge special thanks to my team who have helped put together this awesome issue, Mom, Jo and Danni, You guys are awesome. THANK YOU!!! Much love ………… Hobo Hugs Duzzy, Jo, Danni and Mom
Fave saying right now: Mamu or Lani Greatest ambitions in life: In the words of Just Jinjer’s song “What he means”, “ PEACE , LOVE MORE, TOLERANCE (Live by that and you won’t go wrong) Fave shoes: All Stars What’s playing in your CD player/iPod right now: Rock till you drop volume 4 (but I find myself playing “Flyleaf- all around me” on repeat... That women’s voice is amazing.
Nickname: Danni / Greenday Fave saying right now: "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that's successful is a series of mistakes." Billie Joe Armstrong Greatest ambitions in life: Become a music journalist and follow Green Day around the world!! Fave shoes/item of clothing: My Green Day chucks and doc martens (Oh and my crazy high heels) and black hoodie. What’s playing in your CD player/iPod right now? Green Day's Warning CD and some Aerosmith
Fave saying right now: Yebo Greatest ambitions in life: To be a teacher Fave shoes: Black boots Fave item of clothing: Jeans What’s playing in your CD player/iPod right now: Seether
WRITING IS ON THE WALL Thank you so much for the wonderful cover and the great privilege to feature in your mag Fanbase (Feb issue) Regards from an ever greaCul arst, Keep up the good work!!!! Sent in by Triston Smith (Volume Conﬂict) Thank you for a great arcle Fanbase., YOU ROCK!!! Sent in by the guys from Volume Conﬂict Duzzy replies :
Hi Triston/ Volume Conﬂict,
Its only a pleasure to have featured Volume Control in the Feb issue, I really dig what you guys are doing and are about. Keep up the awesome music!!!
Love what the fellas at Fanbase music mag are doing, just for the love of music!!! No adverts ,no b*lls**t. Just music and all things that are good!!! The idea of independent music is well living. Sent in by Indie RockN’roll South Africa
Duzzy replies: Thanx for the “much love “and really love what you guys are doing as well. Keep it up guys. Together pu+ng S.A music on the map Keep it real !
Hi Fanbase Great mag! Awesome arcles! Great variety !!!! Keep rocking guys ! From : Impressed x Duzzy replies :
Thanks for taking the /me to write on our wall—glad you enjoy our mag, hope to keep you entertained for a long /me to come. Rocking dude !
Hey everyone out there—don’t be shy, drop us a note for “The Wall”. Would luv to hear from you all ! The Fanbase Team
Interviewed by : Duwyne Clayton
theway is an awesome musician and a project put together by a man who goes by the name of Will Mcabe. He is an online arst whose music has been described as a wide verity of rock mixed with a bit of electro acousc sounds and in Will's own words electric gogo bandana sound to it. But whatever you classify it as I can assure you, you wonâ€™t be disappointed with this unique arst musical ability. Check out the links to listen to his music, enjoy the interview
What’s the story of theway, how did it all start? I’ve been in bands since I was about 13, when we started with a couple acous0c guitars and some empty cardboard boxes for a drum kit. Up un0l I was about 18, they were just fun cover bands playing at our dorky house par0es. Then myself and three of my friends formed Morning Haze, which was my ﬁrst serious, gigging band. We played together for about 5 years un0l we called it quits and I started focusing on the weird s**t I was throwing together on my PC. That s**t slowly formed into backtracks for my acous0c & vocal songs. I then le= SA and found myself in San Sebas0an, Spain where I met Carlos Toro – a talented musician and producer. We collaborated and created “oneword” which was the ﬁrst album from theway.
If you had to classify theway in terms of genre, how would you describe it? Diﬃcult one to answer. I’m sure you’ve had similar responses from other musicians. It’s diﬃcult to classify my own music. I would put it into the extremely wide category of ‘rock’. Or perhaps ‘electroacous0c’. Or maybe ‘electric sexy gogo bandana’.
Who are some of you musical influences? I’ve been obsessed with Trent Reznor for most of my life. Though my music bears few resemblances, and is rougher and perhaps more melodic, I am heavily inﬂuenced by his work. Also James, Bloc Party, Saul Williams, Brand New, Alkaline Trio, Fairlight, The Postal Service among others.
You are an online artist and don’t really do live gigs. Do you find it harder to establish a fanbase and what is the reasoning of featuring your music this way?
”rock’. Or perhaps ‘electro-acous0c’. Or maybe ‘electric sexy gogo bandana”
I have been crea0ng music without any real drive or desire to perform it. I get so much sa0sfac0on from the recording and mixing process, and I make my music for myself, and anyone who stumbles upon it. I don’t overly adver0se it to anyone. I like the idea that perhaps someone on the other side of the world, or street has a couple of my songs on his iPod, and has no Idea who I am. However, ul0mately I think I would like to perform as theway, but a that’s a long way oﬀ. I have crazy ideas for the live show that require far more money and 0me than I currently have access to, so for now I have to focus on other projects that will one day fund the live show.
What sort of market is your music aimed at? Evil inter-dimensional techno bunnies.
Where do you find the inspiration for your song writing and making music? Melodrama. For some f***ed up reason I can only really write from a place of heightened nega0ve emo0on. So when I’m in a good place in my life, the music tends to wither and die, and then when I start to feel shit again a=er a several months, I have to dust oﬀ the guitar, and work on developing those calluses again. Melodrama feeds the music.
You are currently living it up in the U.K, how does the U.K market differ to South Africa, in your opinion? Obviously the SA market is a lot smaller, and because of that it has a more personal feeling to it. I remember listening to so many bands in SA that would turn out to have a drummer or guitarist or something who was the boyfriend of the chick that I once met at some random night in 206 or The Doors. And the fes0vals! Oppikoppi! F**k I miss Oppikoppi! Much smaller by like 90,000 people! Space to breathe! Familiar faces at all the fests and gigs. Almost a feeling of a community. I do miss that. I hardly ever go to gigs anymore. But then it is awesome to be able to pay reasonable prices to have the opportunity to regularly see bands like James, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, Tenacious D! Tenacious D were awesome. I suppose in SA I supported the smaller ar0sts, whereas here I’m all about the interna0onal acts.
Is it harder to be constructively critical with work you do, without having a band to bounce ideas off. I guess because I don’t really write for anyone but myself, I don’t let that bother me at all. I have a couple close friends who are avid fans of theway. They’re always pressuring me to put out new music, and I can always rely on them to be very blunt and provide construc0ve cri0cism.
What are your future plans for Theway? I’m currently working on the 3rd album “skimming the surface”. Looking to release by the end of the year. My last album I produced myself, but I would love to get the tracks to Carlos again for ﬁnal mixes and produc0on. The man is a genius, and performs and records in his own band, Fairlight. Beyond that, I reckon perhaps 2014 or 2015 would be a good 0me to work on the live act as I’m preNy choc-a-bloc for the next year or two with ﬁlm and TV projects (I’m also and actor and a producer).
Lastly where can people get hold of your music?
“I have a couple of close friends who are avid fans of theway and I can always rely on them to be very blunt and provide construc0ve cri0cism” Links to follow : www.willmccabe.co.uk www.YouTube.com/raptheepic www.jukkaproducons.co.uk www.screamﬁlms.com
There’s always MySpace (hNp:// www.myspace.com/thewillistheway), the Facebook page is preNy solid (hNp:// www.facebook.com/thewillistheway). And the Acid Planet site (hNp://www.acidplanet.com/ theway) is awesome, with full listening & downloading access to all the songs. Plus there is a HUGE amount of ‘bedroom ar0sts’ like myself to spend days listening to. Some0mes it’s absolutely awful, and some0mes is bloody brilliant. Great site.
“and in other news! “ Cheap Bad Habits The Cheap bad habits have been pretty busy lately. They have just shot a music video for their song "French Kiss". The video was filmed by Kuluma TV at a beach party and live gig at Glenashley Beach on Saturday Jan 28th. There were free Black Labels and Rockkstar energy drinks on offer and the Island Style bikini models partied it up with the band and coached the crowd through some dance moves for the video. The Cheap Bad Habits also just launched their EP "The Rock 'N Roll Blues EP" which is available at their gigs or via Facebook. You can catch
Photographer : Sarah Jane 35mm Shootout
The Cheap Bad Habits at this year’s Splashy Fen 2012. The Cheap Bad Habits have just been joined by new bassist Jimmy Hogg of Go! Go! Bronco. This band has definitely been very busy and are going to be doing big things in 2012.
The Band are currently in studio recording their EP named "Teagolo the Dinosour". Sounds like itâ€™s going to be an awesome but interesting E.P. So keep a look out on the bands Facebook page for updates for that. Stellawood Decapitation will also be rocking out at the Fleshgod Apocalypse show on the 24 March at the Red Door in Pietermaritzburg. You can get tickets online at www.detonationtour.com
Anti Retro Vinyls Some awesome news have come to light from The Anti Retro Vinylâ€™s. They have been play listed on radio in America ,Sweden and Canada, This is awesome news for the band and S.A music in general.. Well done guys!!! The band are also busy recording an acoustic E.P so keep your eyes out for that one.
Ava Lemert Here’s a heads up to check out a rising Interna0onal star, from Citrus Heights, California: Ava Lemert recently created an audioembedded press release on issuu.com - hNp://issuu.com/? avalemert/docs/?press-release-12welve... Labelled as 'The Singing Saxstress of Soul' - Ava Lemert’s new album 12welve is said to poten0ally light up the music world Join and promote your band free of charge: All ar0sts/bands/ venues/event organizers/service providers in the entertainment industry are invited to join www.sagigguide.com and create a promo0onal page for yourselves free of charge. Please follow the link above, join and add your proﬁle/biography/gigs or whatever as long as it falls under the entertainment industry.
2ndlife Check out this awesome Rock Band “2ndLife”. They are releasing their debut album at the end of April 2012. Keep a look out for more info, coming soon in Fanbase! Informa0on about the band is available on www.facebook.com/2ndlifeband or www.2ndlifeband.com
Interviewed by: Duwyne Clayton
Email Checkerr and Flikkerr met on the 8th of August 1989 and have been brothers ever since. AMer playing lego,sega,making music and creang what some call art and others call doodles for EVER. They decided to do something else and so Double Adaptor was born with genre described as sexostyl, death glitch, electro, this unique band will leave you wanng more.
Interviewed by : Duwyne Clayton
Photographer : Warren v Rensburg
Where did it all start for Double Adapter, what is the story behind the band? T: Well, I guess when Dan was born! Or something like that. As brothers, we’ve always known each other. I think Double really started when Dan moved from DJing to VJing, just as I started DJing, coming from a bands background. The rest of the band came into existence aMer we started missing the really kinec PUNCH of drums being hit, guitars being swung around and vocalists screaming into mics at our shows – we needed that live feeling again!
How would you describe your sound?
“there are 2 of us and our surname is Apter” D: yeah its aimed at who ever feels the need to have a good me when they hear it. We have a broad spectrum of people who listen to us and I think that makes the crowd dynamics really interesng.
T: Double Adapter is trash electro, we play dance music close to electro-house, but kick started with a dose of rock and metal.
You are two brothers, Do you have diﬀerences of opinion that eﬀects the band and how do you deal with them without oﬀending each other.
Where did you get the name Double Adapter?
D: Brothers will ﬁght, its unavoidable, but I think we are both really understanding and open to each other when it comes to creavity. In the end we are always trying to improve and if we don’t corporate we can’t move forward.
D: well simply put: there are 2 of us and our surname is Apter. Ha ha.
What are some of your musical inﬂuences? T: Radiohead, Soulwax, Prodigy, Muse! D: locally I would say Lark , crushed and sorted and the debunked sweat-x.
What type of crowd is your music aimed at? T: We don’t really aim it, we kinda just throw it at audiences and see who reacts. It’s a funny thing, we always feel like we should have a really niche market, but we appeal to some interesng groups of people we wouldn’t expect.
Having the opportunity to get your music played on M.K and also 5fm, how has the country taken to your music and sound? T: I think well! It’s a cool thing to play music YOU love and ﬁnd that other people love it to. It’s even be#er when those people are the country at large on a medium like 5fm. D: I think the music we love and our personal sound has been welcomed with open arms, which is really a great
feeling when before it was somewhat a niche genre that not many people interacted with.
Photographer : Gabbi Harris
You have played alongside some awesome dance acts such as Cyberpunkers, DJ Anten0on, Le Castle Vania to men0on just a few, how does it feel to play on the same stage as such great talent. T: It’s awesome, and at the same me quite normal for us. We’re really fortunate to have played with a lot of top acts more than once – I think our upcoming Cyberpunkers support slot in Germany in April will be the 4th or 5th me playing with them! D: Yeah, I just really enjoy gePng to meet all these great people that are fantascally talented. It’s a great feeling to become friends with people whom you admire.
How can people get hold of your music? T: EEEASY! www.soundcloud.com/ doubleadapter
Lastly what do you wish for the future of Double Adapter?
“bring on the tequila & bass bins”
T: For our future, I wish more drunken sunrises, less broken bones, and a lot of internaonal touring with the band – its MUCH harder to tour overseas with 4 members than with 2, so that is a deﬁnite wish. D: Bring on the Tequila and Bass Bins!
Photographer : Warren v Rensburg
From as early as I can remember, Burn Night Club was the place I would go to watch the local bands or party hard with like minded people. Never did I ever think that one day our beloved club would close down and come to an end. When I ﬁrst heard the news I was honestly lost for words and my heart was shaNered.
THE STORY BEHIND BURN NIGHTCLUB Review by : Duwyne Clayton
“The beginning of 2000 saw a tragic end to a night club in Pine Street Durban when a rou/ne paint job in the adjacent building went horribly wrong and saw 'Jamies Nightclub' burn to the ground. Popular culture didn’t even no/ce but to Durban’s underground scene the new was tragic. 'Jamies' had ﬁlled the void le: by the demise of clubs like 'The Sta/on' & 'The Ri:' and became the home to a motley crue of the strangest sorts that preferred their evenings to be accompanied by a soundtrack loosely deﬁned as alterna/ve music. What was to become of them? Ironically 'Jamies' had now le: a new void in the Durban alterna/ve scene, but not for long. On the 1st of May 2000 Burn was born. Appropriately named a:er the tragedy of 'Jamies' 112 Umbilo Road was the address, where for the next 6 years some of the craziest and most legendary themed par/es would be held, as well as where some of the country’s best bands would perform. It also became very well known for R1,50 shooters on Wednesday nights making it the ideal hangout for a broke and bored student crowd looking for something a liDle more from a night out. In 2006 the club moved to new premises. On 8th July 2006, 16 Walls Avenue, Stamford Hill would become the new address for a further 6 years where the next genera/on of rockers would get to call Burn home. Burn has never been an ordinary club and has always stood out in the crowd, a special club with a very unique following of true individuals and some brilliantly talented musicians in the scene. Not only has the club been a true force within the local alterna/ve culture of Durban but a force country wide. The place where you could go and everyone knew your name and they were always happy to see you, a place where lovers met and best friends were made, but mostly a place where we have shared the most unforgeDable memories together over the years. and for all those nights she set the roof on ﬁre!” It’s quite sad to think the Durban music scene which was once emerging and growing is quickly going down in smoke. These past few months saw popular local club Unit 11 closing down and now Burn night club follows. Soon there will be no cool venues to promote local music and grow the Durban music scene. You got to ask yourself what is wrong with the Durban music scene? Is it the lack of support from Durban rockers? Perhaps that is the biggest reason. If you go into places like Johannesburg and Cape town the support is always a lot more consistent and visible and the fans take the /tle to heart showing up to every gig, compared to Durban where bands are lucky if they sell out night a:er night, weekend a:er weekend. But not all can be blamed on the supporters because I know of some die hard metal fans that would probably vouch that some clubs have been over taken by the Dub-step scene or Jus/n Bieber/Hannah Montana phase which also has a lot to do with the lack of support. Let’s forget for a minute about the smaller independent local circuit, even organizers such as big concerts have found Durban to be a non proﬁtable concert venue, despite the fact the we have the space and facili/es, we just don’t have the crowds suppor/ng and buying /ckets. Even if well known established, Interna/onal bands are ﬁnding it hard to compete in Durban and make a proﬁt, how are local bands supposed to make a name for themselves as well as a living? The survival of Durban based bands is at risk for all genres of music. We can sit here discussing why clubs close down /ll we’re blue in the face but the fact s/ll remains that Burn is closing down. The last open night for Burn will be the 31st March 2012. Let’s all make an eﬀort to be there and rock out for one last /me, and let Burn go out with a bang!!!
Hello lovely people who are currently reading my section!!! ;) Hope you are all ready to face this new month ahead, cannot believe itâ€™s March already! I have some exciting interviews for all of you my lovelies!! First of all we have the dishiest beat boxer in South Africa, George Avakian. Ladies contain yourselves! I am so chuffed to announce that I interviewed my dear friend Sam who is one of the creative masterminds behind Mars Street Couture, be sure to check out what they have to offer, trendy clothing with an edge that allows people to express their quirky sense of individuality. This is what I love so much about Fanbase, we get to interview all different characters and show them off to anybody who is willing to take the time to read! OK enough of my gushing. This month you will get to read all about a super rad band called Reasonable Man, Rock just seeps into your body when hearing their raw sounds. Last but not least Sensations Radio team is featured in my section! I would like to thank the anonymous Poet for the poem I selected for the poem of the month, keep them coming people!!! I love showing off your talent! Just send me your poems to email@example.com J They will be kept confidential! Alright Punkers, I think I have blabbed enough, get busy reading and give our musicians a listen! Oh and go purchase some Mars clothing! Keep adding touches of Glamour into your lives and have a beautiful month ahead!
Keep it Punk ;) Danni xx
This is perhaps one of my best interviews ever. George Avakian ie Georgie Porgie pudding â€˜n pie ;), is the most talented beat boxer in South Africa and is taking the world by storm. His sick beats will leave you wan0ng more and more. He has a certain quality about him that draws his audience in and cap0vates them. Enjoy his insighVul and hilarious answers! xx
Interviewed by : Daniela de Almeida
“aka Georgie Porgie pudding ‘n pie”
Tell me something random! Unicorns love strawberries (lol)
Why is it important for South Africa to start appreciating the
talent!! How did you discover that you could beat box? Thank you! I was 14 years old when I heard Rhazel the god father of noise - Beatbox, and I tried too mimic his stuff and eventually got it right!!
Tell us a bit about yourself. I'm just a regular guy. Who happens to really love music. I love food! Especially cheese!! GORGONZOLA!!! Yuuummmy!! Not really one for the night life! I'm the boring guy that would rather watch a movie than go out!
Because if you don't! The international market will appreciate it first! We need to give upcoming creatives the opportunity
Sheesh! I gig almost everyday! And honestly I don't even know where my next gig is! But I do look forward to taking part in the Beatbox world championships on the 30th of March in Germany! And I look forward to tomorrow land mid this year!
How does beat boxing bring a new element to music? It
out and is so intriguing! Well it really is different! I mean come on! A guy making music out of his mouth! I'm fusing my beat boxing with the music I produce as well as adding a hint of rap in! Together with some of SA's great musicians! And artists! I'm really re- writing the rules of music and trying to create a new sound.
who would it be and why? I would spend a day with my grandfather who passed away many years ago. He always created tales of how my brother and I would save the world! And he was sure to tell us that the story ended with a whole group of beautiful women appreciating us. He taught us both that a goal begins with a dream! I miss him dearly.
moment? When a random person walks up to you and says 'your an inspiration to my son\daughter ' those moments are definitely the most fulfilling times in an artist’s career.
Do you travel often? I travel in and around SA a lot! Every weekend actually! Last year I travelled abroad a few times! And there’s quite a few overseas trips this year!
What did you get up to on Valentine's Day? Eeeeeeeek! Valentine ’s Day! Hmmm honestly it was just another day for me. I was in studio alone :( sigh lol
State how music has changed your life. Well music has put food on the table. Paid for my school fee's and got me where I am today.:)
Who are your biggest inspirations? My musical inspirations would obviously be Rhazel !!! As well as Sting and Drake! But music isn't the only thing that inspires music! Everyday people and sounds inspire me just as much!
How do you come up with different beats? What triggers your creative senses? It’s could literally be the smallest sound! Like someone humming a tune! I immediately jump into studio and put the idea down!
person, living or not, for a day,
What has been your proudest
Where are you performing next?
If you could hang out with any
Describe a typical day of yours. I wake up! Go to gym! After gym I head off to my office and meet with my team to get the admin side of all the things I'm busy with, out the way. Then I do gigs and after the gigs I go into studio and record until early hours of the morning :)
different creative outlets that music has to offer?
George you have such an incredible
“I wish to
“I’m just a regular guy who happens to love music”
Who was your first crush? Yoh! Yoh! Yoh! These questions are getting hectic! Lol! Was a girl in matric when I was in grade 8!!!
What do you wish to achieve in the future? I wish to become a well respected musician around the world. I wish to inspire and help guide many young artists in the industry! I wish to build up some of the greatest artists in music!
“music has put food on the table”
Sensations Radio Sensa0ons Radio is dynamic and caters for every genre of music the public wants! Find out more about them in their interview! A big thank you to Cliﬀ for his prompt replies and help! X Interviewed by : Daniela de Almeida
Cliﬀ tell us how you became a DJ!
What genres of music are you fond of?
Ok on this point I'll tell you a li#le more about how Sensaons Radio begun;
Sensaons has various shows covering many genres of dance music from Trance to Dubstep, Jacking House to minimal, Psy-trance to techhouse. Basically anything Underground and noncommercial.
It was started by two DJ's (namely Andrew Harrison and Grant Richard Clark) who both shared a similar passion for dance music, their love for the music and promong other talented DJ's and Producers out there, inspired them to start a simple 2hr weekly radio show every Sunday aMernoon, hosng these acts on the show originally called Sensaons with Tink and Andy, from the comfort of Andy's pad in Morningside, Durban.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Our Sunday Sensaons' shows are not rehearsed nor pre-recorded, everything is done live on the air and broadcast globally.
Tell us a bit about yourself! Sensaons Radio is a team of DJ's with a passion for underground dance scene, and promong upand-coming DJ's and Producers, as well as top DJ's and acts (e.g. Dave Skinz) from around KZN and Country, including the odd internaonal we've been lucky enough to have had unoﬃcially guest (Anne Savage). Sensaons Radio came into being with the Tink and Andy show which went live for the ﬁrst me on 18th of July 2010 every Sunday for 2hrs 5-7pm, on the 29th of may 2011 aMer just under a year of steady growth, the show moved into a stylish venue called Fesh Cocktail Lounge in Durban's new Point Waterfront area, and
expanded to 6hrs, showcasing three separate shows, Tink and Andy, Strictly Deep with Chef and The G-Spot with Uncle Paul. It currently has nine shows in total rotang throughout the month, every Sunday 2-8pm, each have diﬀerent hosts and guesng acts.
Where do you perform? With the bunch of diﬀerent host DJ's apart of our team, Sensaons' DJ's can be found spinning in most clubs in and around Durban, many DJ's that have guesng on a Sensaons show also play all over South Africa and even some internaonally.
What is the best thing about Durban?
Tell us about some of your crazy moments! Since moving to fesh we have had a few shows that have gone on long past our 8pm cut oﬀ, one parcular show that comes to mind was our 70th late november 2011, we had Anne Savage (UK) a Hardhouse DJ/Producer unoﬃcially guested before Ami-Lectrix, the place was bustling and we ba#led to get rid of the people.
“Durban is alive with possibility in the music scene” Is there any advice you would like to give to
Durban is alive with possibility in the music scene and there is plenty to go around.
Who is your favourite person in the whole world? Dunno how to answer this one
Shows and hosts? Psyforia Radio - Andrew Harrison(psy Andy and Randy) HighJinx - Cliﬀord Oosthuizen(DJ Jinx) G-Spot - Paul Kruger (Uncle Paul) Twisted Essenals - Cameron Davidson (Dizzy Cam) That Funk - Niven Naidoo (Funky Boy) Loop Radio - Micky Siebert (Micky Madlove and Night Vision) Budhuism - Manoj Budhu (DJ Budhu) ElectroStaon - Ryan S and Amigo (Ryan and Antonio Santana) The Cause and Eﬀect - Dave Raubenhiemer(Drone 375)
What is the biggest lesson you have ever learnt? We as a team have learnt that respect and humbleness will make all the diﬀerence when the fame starts to set in and working towards a greater picture, helps beneﬁt everyone.
up and coming ar/sts? Persevere and never be afraid to ask for advice
Where do you see yourself next year at this /me? We want to have a 24 hour, seven day a week online web-radio staon running, with many diﬀerent live weekly shows being broadcast from around South Africa and the globe.
Reasonable Man is an authenc Rock band, I am listening to their song called Empire of Stone whilst I type this. One cannot help but get into their songs; they are all edgy and old school. Do yourselves a favour and follow this band!!!!!! They are seriously going places. I know you will all dig their interview; each member is quirky and hilarious! A huge thanks goes out to Reasonable Man, so proud to have done an interview with all of you! Xx
Interviewed by : Daniela de Almeida
Describe Reasonable Man Migael: Reasonable Man is four awesome muso’s joined together to create nice and “real” music that any reasonable man can enjoy! Dennis : Lots of rum, lots of rock and lots of fun!! How did the band start? Pierre: Piet and I have been jamming together for a number of years with a lot of diﬀerent musicians. We were always looking for a more rock sound, but could never quite ﬁgure it out. We met Dennis and Migael, heard their music and knew it would ﬁt right in with what we were doing.
What’s the band’s biggest accomplishments?
Pieter: Then on the 8thof July 2011, Dennis was forced to a#end a ritual evening of band pracce with Pierre and myself, aMer a previous a#empt to gather around the “Jam Hub” failed to produce any results. Migael swung by about a week aMer the inial mix of rock mastery.
Pieter: We also played in the ﬁnals of the 2011 Emerging Sounds Challenge, the longest running ba#le of the bands in the country. We were among the top 17 bands of more than 100 from across the country that entered.
Random info about each member. Dennis : My favourite soda is Dr Pepper! Migael: I love nothing more than to enjoy my music and to smoke my pipe! Pierre: I don’t like pears! Pieter: I have never kept any breath mints in my beard.
“we also played in the finals of 2011 Emerging Sounds Challenge”
Migael: Our song “Red Paprika” is on the connuous playlists of PukFM, Zone Radio, 1Radio.FM (Australian Radio) and Pirates Radio FM (US Radio).
“it feels awesome! Better than a cream soda float “
Who is the responsible one in the band? That would be Pieter! What CD is in each member’s car? Dennis : Van Coke Kartel – Wie’s Bang Migael : I’ve got a huge collecon of music in my car. Nickelback’s latest album is currently in my CD player. Pierre: I also have the new Van Coke playing. Pieter: Megadeth – Capitol Punishment, the Megadeth years. What is each member’s favourite song? Dennis : Oh, hard queson….so many songs……..(brain meltdown)
Reasonable Man is : Dennis Puth – Vocals, guitar Migael Rossouw – Bass Pierre Lombard – Guitar Pieter Rautenbach - Drums
Migael : Nickelback – Bo#oms Up Pierre : At the moment, Carolina Drama by The Raconteurs Pieter : It’s like an almost impossible queson to answer. Among so many favourites, I’m going with a classic, Arise by Sepultura. At their peak, in my opinion, they wrote a true master piece. It is as pure and brutal as it gets, yet it stays very simplisc in design. How does it feel to perform to the people who love our music?
Any crazy fan stories?
When and where do you rehearse?
Pierre: Not really. We do noce that when we play a gig, people tend to drink a lot more. I don’t really know if that’s a good or a bad thing, but hey who’s up for some Sambuca?
Migael: We rehearse at our drummer’s ( Pieter ) ﬂat 2 to 3 mes a week.
Dennis : Yum Yum…..nuﬀ said!!!
Pierre: We took over his spare room and made it our “silent pracce” headquarters, and Pieter does all the cleaning up. So it’s really the best way to pracce. Migael: With a plectrum in one hand and a Jack Daniels in the other!!!
Pieter : It’s like a space in me that you lose all your thoughts and reality is rendered obsolete, all that ma#ers is that you hit the right note at the right me. Dennis: It feels awesome! Be#er than a Cream Soda ﬂoat!!!
Coffee Shop Poetry…… There is no more way to put this in a more eloquent manner, But as to simply say, I love you. Even whilst wri0ng this a smile creeps across my face, At the very thought of you. Ah, to be foolishly in love, With the most perfect man, Makes perfect sense, To love someone completely with not one single doubt, To put someone else’s happiness before my own, To become lost in his presence, And his smile, To ﬁnally feel as though I have arrived home, Makes me realize that it was all worth the wait. You have my heart, my body and my soul, I belong solely to you.
You are all in for such a treat!!! I am so very proud to introduce you to Mars Street Couture. They cater to all people and are moving mountains in the fashion industry! I have decided that I will be wearing their clothes all around town and so should all of you! Please check out their Facebook page and let me know what you think. Sammipoo I always had the greatest faith in you and to see you and your li#le brother succeeding brings me a great amount of joy! Well done Fellas!!! Peace and love <3 xx Mars teaches people to keep things hip and glamorous! X
Your label SCREAMS individuality, is one of your goals to be something completely different from the norm? Our company slogan is " Thunder in the Desert" means bringing something new waay before its time, paving the way through a drought and showing peeps what’s up. We try to always be at the front and ahead when it comes to street wear. Preparing the way for a new street culture.
First of all, I just want to say how very proud I am of you Sam!! Let’s find out about MARS Street Couture!!!!
Who are the masterminds behind the label? The masterminds are the Mkhize brothers. Sam Mkhize who is the co-owner, co-designer , business manager and creative director of Mars and Khumbu Mkhize who is the co-owner, co-designer, photographer, visual designer and creative director of Mars.
Describe the style you offer people? The style we offer is creative street wear. It’s about apparel that's practical but creative in its design and conceptual design as well. It’s a mixture of colourful garments that represent our South African upbringing but also a variety of down the line European garments that cater to a bigger market
Who inspires MARS? Who is your target market? Our target market is anyone who has style sense. We have a broad design sense that's why we have some kid size tees and accessories all the way to adults. So to give it a number we'd say 12- 30.
Where can people check out your stuff? Peeps can check all our work on our tumblr site, which is http:// marsstreetcouture.tumblr.com/ and also if you punch in Mars street couture on Facebook you'll see what we been up to.
Mars is inspired by the people around us and the experiences and we encounter on a daily basis. It’s an outward expression of an inward devotion. We inspired by peeps who can see into the future, peeps like Queen Lush, Karl Lagerfield, The Noisy kids, Nick Wooster, Kim Clement and Kevin Stewart. But also an inspiration by our love for Mzansi, daily life like hustling around in taxis', buying quarter/rotis and bunnychow, the diversity and humour of this colourful nation.
How did you guys start MARS off? Mars was a concept and desire that my bro n I had when I was in grade 12 and he was in grade 8. After matric we decided to go for it! Saved up and got just enough to make our first line and it’s been running for a year and a half now but spreading flames all over the world.
What are your prices like? Our prices vary so we can cater to everybody from a school kid tryna hustle cash to a corporate owner looking for an edgy blazer to wear to an event.
Beenies are R60 T-shirts are R160 Toy chains are R200 Cardigans and Jerseys are R350 Button up shirts are R400 Baseball bomber jackets are R600 Military style blazers are R1400
So it’s like no one is left out
What sets MARS miles apart from all the rest? What's sets Mars apart is everything about Mars! It’s not a specific, it’s the whole thing! The name Mars means : on another planet, from another world , it’s a fact that Mars is the first star you see in the morning, so it’s the bright and morning star, in darkness the 1st break of light! Mars is also the planet of war!!! Mars Street Couture means we wanna bring all of that to the streets. Every tee, every shirt, every blazer brings that creative individuality across. It’s not something that we aspire to be, set apart is something we are!
Hi there Joâ€™s Corner peeps. Hope you all had a wonderful Valennes day. But with that being said this month brings sad news as well. We heard about Whitney Houstonâ€™s sudden death, a legend to the music world gone too soon. In this issue I bring you readers some interesng facts about her life and music career. Be sure to check out the jokes and quote of the month and our lyrics secon. Last but not least I want to wish Duwyne Clayton our Chief and Editor of Fanbase Music Mag a happy 28th birthday. Hope he has a rocking day. Till next month happy reading!
REMEMBERING WHITNEY HOUSTON Name: Whitney Elizabeth Houston August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012 Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey
- Whitney had eleven No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She is the only arst to have seven consecuve No. 1's on that chart, and is the ﬁrst woman to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Height: 5' 8" Siblings: Gary Garland Houston and Michael Houston Favorite Color: Lavender
- Whitney had six world tours and two territorial (*) tours, besides performing numerous concerts in between her tours:
Favorite Cereal: Fruity Pebbles
Greatest Love World Tour 1986
Favorite Chore: Vacuuming
Moment Of Truth World Tour 1987-1988
Favorite Subject: History
I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour 1991
Favorite Actress: Jessica Lange
The Bodyguard World Tour 1993-1994
Favorite Actor: Robert De Niro
*The Paciﬁc Rim Tour 1997
Favorite restaurant in her town, Mendham, N.J.: China Gourmet
*The European Tour 1998 My Love Is Your Love World Tour 1999 Nothing But Love World Tour 2010
- Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Krisna, was born on March 4, 1993. Whitney suﬀered 3 miscarriages aMer the birth of her daughter.
- Whitney has sold more than 55 million albums in the United States, and more than 170 million records worldwide.
- Whitney was married on July 18, 1992 to singer Bobby Brown. She ﬁled for divorce in October 2006, and the divorce was ﬁnalized in April 2007.
- Whitney was falsely reported as deceased by various radio staons and publicaons in 2001.
- Whitney's middle name is her grandmother's name. - Whitney was named aMer an actress, Whitney Blake from a 1960's U.S. soap opera.
- Whitney had 14 gold singles in the United States, behind only Janet Jackson and Madonna among female arsts.
- Cissy Houston, Whitney's mother, is a renowned singer, singing background vocals to arsts such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springﬁeld and Be#e Midler, as well as Elvis Presley.
- Whitney holds the record for winning the most American Music Awards, 26 in total.
- Whitney sang her ﬁrst solo choir debut at age eleven at the New Hope Bapst Church in Newark, N.J.
- "The Preacher's Wife" soundtrack is the best selling gospel album of all me.
- Dionne Warwick is Whitney's cousin. They recorded at duet entled "Love Will Find A Way" on Dionne's album, "Friends Can Be Lovers."
- Whitney's 1991 Superbowl rendion of "The Star Spangled Banner" is the only version to be cerﬁed planum.
- Aretha Franklin is Whitney's godmother - Whitney appeared on the covers of Seventeen and Glamour magazines before becoming famous as a recording arst.
- Whitney had the longest stay at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart, where "The Preacher's Wife" soundtrack remained at the top for 26 weeks.
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Blonde's Year in Review
JOKES Batman and Robin are camping in the desert, set up their tent and are asleep. Some hours later, Batman wakes his faithful friend. "Robin, look up at the sky and tell me what you see". Robin replies, "I see millions of stars." "What does that tell you?" asks Batman. Robin ponders for a minute. Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potenally billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Chronologically, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insigniďŹ cant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beauful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Batman?" Batman is silent for a moment, then speaks: "Robin, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent"
January - Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight. February - Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels .."duh" ... bottles won't fit in a typewriter!!! March - Got excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months.....box said 2-4 years!" April - Trapped on escalator for hours.....power went out!!! May - Tried to make Kool-Aid.....8 cups of water won't fit into those little packets!!! June - Tried to go water skiing.....couldn't find a lake with a slope. July - Lost breast stroke swimming competition.....learned later, other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!!! August - Got locked out of car in rain storm.....car swamped, because top was down. September - The capital of California is "C".....isn't it??? October - Hate M&M's.....they are so hard to peel. November - Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days.....instructions said 1 hour per pound, and I weigh 108!!! December - Couldn't call 911....."duh".....there's no "eleven" button On the phone!!! What a year!!
A tough looking group of bikers were riding when they saw a woman about to jump off a bridge, so they stopped. The leader, a big burly man, gets off his bike and says, "What are you doing?" "I'm going to commit suicide," she says. While he didn't want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an opportunity either, so he asked... "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?" So she does... And it was a long, deep, lingering kiss. After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I've ever had! That's a real talent you are wasting. You could be famous. Why in the world would you want to commit suicide?" "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl........" The authorities think she may have been pushed.
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Interviewed by : Duwyne Clayton
What camera are you currently using? I am a Nikon fan, purely because I love the feel of the camera in my hands. I need to be able to bond with a camera as strange as that might sound! I’m in love with my Nikon D90. I must admit, I prefer the simplicity of my NikonFM10 ﬁlm SLR. Analogue photography will never be endangered as long as I tread this earth! Reminds me of a quote I read somewhere: “A photographer went to a socialite party in NY. As he entered the front door, the host said: ‘I love your pictures-they are wonderful; you must have a fantasc camera.’ He said nothing unl dinner was ﬁnished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terriﬁc stove.”. – SAM HASKINS. What do you like about photography? It is sheer magic (okay, probably not magic but science) the way you can catch light in a li#le black box and pin it down on paper almost forever to look at. Whether you are manipulang the light or using ambient light. The la#er being the best light you can wish for. What style of Photography do you like?
How did you get into Photography? My dad always took photographs of us with his ﬁlm SLR since I can remember and he taught me the basics of photography. I bought my ﬁrst manual ﬁlm SLR camera when I was 19. From there on I always took photographs. In 2009 I started doing commissions. In the middle of 2011 I jumped into the deep end of the pool, quit the dreadful day job and started taking photographs fullme.
It will never be just one. I get bored too easily and am too curious a creature to se#le with one style. People tend to want to label you as just a portrait photographer or landscape photographer. I will always explore new possibilies. I love portraits, street, documentary, bands, scapes photography. I’m also exploring conceptual photography and would love to take fashion images with a ﬁne art edge.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years in terms of your photography?
Describe a day in the life of a photographer?
I plan to be holding exhibions by then. I also want to apply for an Art Residency and combine my ﬁne art background with my photography. But! Life is what happens when you are making other plans. Hopefully becoming the best arst I can be. Photography is my medium at the moment. I belief there is a diﬀerence between a photographer and an arst.
I can’t. Because no day is the same! Thank goodness for that! What advice do you have for up and coming photographers? Photograph what you love, otherwise you won’t take good photographs and it will deﬁnitely show in your work. Work hard and don’t copy! Be yourself and therefore you will be original!
Out of your porVolio, give us the one image you’ve taken recently which really blows your mind.
Who is your favourite South African Photographer and why? I have to say Roger Ballen. (Not because of The Antwoord’s connecon with him...). I discovered his work in 2002 I think. When I saw images of Outland in a photography magazine I bought at a second hand store. I see him as an arst, not a photographer. His work is truly theatrical and reminds me of painngs. It is disturbing and conceptually challenging at the same me, with a hint of humour?
It’s hard to choose when you are sll a#ached to and excited about your recent work. If I have to choose it must be the photograph I took of Stefan Smith (Volume Conﬂict). It is a double exposure. With double exposures in camera it is always trial and error. I really love this photograph.
Published on Mar 2, 2012
Published on Mar 2, 2012
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