True Music Exchange

Ballantine's believes in the artists and pioneers who are paving their own way to greatness by staying true to themselves and make music their way. Now, we're bringing you exclusive access to their inner workings; their success, struggles and creative process, making music born from passion not compromise.

Through a new podcast series. It’s your creative portal into what it means to never compromise, and learn from those who are already breaking new ground. All you have to do is press play.

We are available on all the streaming platforms below:
Soundcloud
Mixcloud
Spotify
Apple Music
Castbox
Deezer

Episode 1: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents atjazz and Jullian Gomes

Ballantine’s is bringing you exclusive access to artists’ inner workings, successes, struggles and creative processes through a new podcast series – True Music Exchange. It’s your creative portal into what it means to never compromise, and to learn from those who are always breaking new ground.

In Episode 1 Kid Fonque interviews Jullian Gomes & Atjazz. They talk about the start of their journey all the way up until their most recent album launch.

The interview is followed by a back-to-back live recording from their #TrueMusicSeries show in Pretoria, where both artists performed in front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 2: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Fka MASH

In Episode 2 of Ballantine’s new podcast series, True Music Exchange, Kid Fonque interviews Fka Mash. They talk about their careers and what makes Fka Mash the big success as a producer and DJ he is right now.

The interview is followed by a live recording from his #TrueMusicSeries show in Pretoria, where he performed in front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 3: Ballantine's True Music Series X Kid Fonque Presents JayEm

In Episode 3 of the Ballantine’s True Music Exchange, Kid Fonque sits down with rising duo JayEm. Listen as they talk about their journey from friends to partners and about a potential new project with performer J'Something.

The interview is followed by a live recording from their #TrueMusicSeries show in Port Elizabeth, where JayEm performed in-front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 4: Ballantine's True Music Series X Kid Fonque Presents Vinny Da Vinci

In Episode 4 Kid Fonque interviews one of the OG's of the SA game, the legend and musical genius, Vinny Da Vinci. They talk about his story, how it all started and the fact that he will never, ever stop DJ'ing.

The interview is followed by a live recording from his #TrueMusicSeries show in Port Elizabeth, where Vinny Da Vinci performed in front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 5: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Kat La Kat

A purveyor of all things deep, Kat La Kat specialises in soulful and carefully selected rare grooves. The artist has earned a somewhat legendary status over the past few years, largely thanks to the sterling quality of his Deep Vibes mix series and his incredible ability to weave together stories with his complex sounds.

In this session of True Music Exchange, Kat La Kat chats to host Kid Fonque about his hometown of Pretoria, the place he has noted as the original location of Deep House in SA. He also talks about his selection of music, his music philosophy and so much more.

The interview is followed by a live recording of this deep house musician’s #TrueMusicSeries show in PTA where he shared his musical stories in -front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 6: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Trancemicsoul

Trancemicsoul’s meteoric musical journey is as inspiring as it is deserving. From humble beginnings in his bedroom in the late 90’s to club rooms and stages that stretch from Pretoria to Barcelona.

Taking cues from House, Jazz, Down-tempo, Hip-hop, Kwaito, Broken Beats, Lounge and Electronic sounds, Trance describes his sound as melancholic and deep and soulful. When he looks for music to DJ, he looks beyond the beat into the attitude of the track, the style of production and most importantly the emotion it conveys.

In Episode 6 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque chats to Trance about his early work with the Red Bull Music Academy, an experience he has noted, changed him, opening his mind to the endless possibilities’ music has to offer.

The interview is followed by a live recording of his fire #TrueMusicSeries set in PTA.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 7: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Pierre Johnson

Pierre Johnson, a DJ & Producer based in Cape Town, is taking on SA’s electronic music scene by force. With his easy-going electronic style, dreamy keyboard washes, jazzy flourishes and occasional vocals, Johnson is turning heads of the most seasoned of listeners.

In Episode 7 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque and Pierre chat about how he dealt with creating and distributing his music in the early stages of his career.

The interview is followed by a live recording of his #TrueMusicSeries set in PTA.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 8: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Charles Webster

Charles Webster has gained the respect and following of DJ’s, producers and artists all over the world. He has sold over 250 000 albums (and counting) without ever being considered a sell-out. He’s an innovator, creator and musician who’s not afraid to push the boundaries all in the name of True Music.

In episode 8 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque got a chance to sit down and chat with the legend about his collaborations, his journey and his passion for making great music.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

EPISODE 9: BALLANTINE’S TRUE MUSIC SERIES X KID FONQUE PRESENTS SIO

SIO has always been appreciated for her melodies, poetry and her versatile ability to move between house, electronic, dance and soul so seamlessly. Impressively she also holds the number 6 spot on the Traxsource top 100 Vocalists of 2018.

In episode 9 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque chats to her about how she’s developed as an artist, from her original stage name, which she’s since changed, to the individuals and artist who she’s still wanting to collaborate with and why.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 10: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents We House Sundays Crew

We House Sundays has been building well-thought out, culture-focused events inspired by the music and people that queue to be a part of it all. Each founder has brought their own set of unique skills and industry knowledge to the party, which is what makes this collaboration so epic. Lawrence Dix, Leighton Moody and Cassiem Latief are well-travelled, experienced heavyweights in their own right. And they know a thing or two about hosting more than just a great party.

In episode 10 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque got a chance to sit down with the crew to chat about their initiative and what they’re doing to keep the dream alive.

The interview is followed by a live recording of their #TrueMusicSeries set in Cape Town.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 11: Ballantine's True Music Series - Kid Fonque and Nick Hamman

True Music Series is wrapping up and what an epic ride it’s been. Three cities, over 14 artists, graffiti that made the room come alive and one first-class host. What better way to end the series than with the master himself.

In episode 11, the host of 5FM’s mid-morning show, a multifaceted creative and musician, Nick Hamman, flips the script and interviews Kid Fonque about his True Music experience and how he’s not only paved a way forward for himself, but helped develop other industry artists in the South African music scene.

The interview is followed by a live recording of Kid Fonque’s own #TrueMusicSeries set.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

True Music Exchange

Ballantine's believes in the artists and pioneers who are paving their own way to greatness by staying true to themselves and make music their way. Now, we're bringing you exclusive access to their inner workings; their success, struggles and creative process, making music born from passion not compromise.

Through a new podcast series. It’s your creative portal into what it means to never compromise, and learn from those who are already breaking new ground. All you have to do is press play.

We are available on all the streaming platforms below:
Soundcloud
Mixcloud
Spotify
Apple Music
Castbox
Deezer

Episode 1: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents atjazz and Jullian Gomes

Ballantine’s is bringing you exclusive access to artists’ inner workings, successes, struggles and creative processes through a new podcast series – True Music Exchange. It’s your creative portal into what it means to never compromise, and to learn from those who are always breaking new ground.

In Episode 1 Kid Fonque interviews Jullian Gomes & Atjazz. They talk about the start of their journey all the way up until their most recent album launch.

The interview is followed by a back-to-back live recording from their #TrueMusicSeries show in Pretoria, where both artists performed in front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 2: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Fka MASH

In Episode 2 of Ballantine’s new podcast series, True Music Exchange, Kid Fonque interviews Fka Mash. They talk about their careers and what makes Fka Mash the big success as a producer and DJ he is right now.

The interview is followed by a live recording from his #TrueMusicSeries show in Pretoria, where he performed in front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 3: Ballantine's True Music Series X Kid Fonque Presents JayEm

In Episode 3 of the Ballantine’s True Music Exchange, Kid Fonque sits down with rising duo JayEm. Listen as they talk about their journey from friends to partners and about a potential new project with performer J'Something.

The interview is followed by a live recording from their #TrueMusicSeries show in Port Elizabeth, where JayEm performed in-front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 4: Ballantine's True Music Series X Kid Fonque Presents Vinny Da Vinci

In Episode 4 Kid Fonque interviews one of the OG's of the SA game, the legend and musical genius, Vinny Da Vinci. They talk about his story, how it all started and the fact that he will never, ever stop DJ'ing.

The interview is followed by a live recording from his #TrueMusicSeries show in Port Elizabeth, where Vinny Da Vinci performed in front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 5: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Kat La Kat

A purveyor of all things deep, Kat La Kat specialises in soulful and carefully selected rare grooves. The artist has earned a somewhat legendary status over the past few years, largely thanks to the sterling quality of his Deep Vibes mix series and his incredible ability to weave together stories with his complex sounds.

In this session of True Music Exchange, Kat La Kat chats to host Kid Fonque about his hometown of Pretoria, the place he has noted as the original location of Deep House in SA. He also talks about his selection of music, his music philosophy and so much more.

The interview is followed by a live recording of this deep house musician’s #TrueMusicSeries show in PTA where he shared his musical stories in -front of striking audio-reactive artwork created by graffiti artist Felipe Pantone.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 6: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Trancemicsoul

Trancemicsoul’s meteoric musical journey is as inspiring as it is deserving. From humble beginnings in his bedroom in the late 90’s to club rooms and stages that stretch from Pretoria to Barcelona.

Taking cues from House, Jazz, Down-tempo, Hip-hop, Kwaito, Broken Beats, Lounge and Electronic sounds, Trance describes his sound as melancholic and deep and soulful. When he looks for music to DJ, he looks beyond the beat into the attitude of the track, the style of production and most importantly the emotion it conveys.

In Episode 6 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque chats to Trance about his early work with the Red Bull Music Academy, an experience he has noted, changed him, opening his mind to the endless possibilities’ music has to offer.

The interview is followed by a live recording of his fire #TrueMusicSeries set in PTA.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 7: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Pierre Johnson

Pierre Johnson, a DJ & Producer based in Cape Town, is taking on SA’s electronic music scene by force. With his easy-going electronic style, dreamy keyboard washes, jazzy flourishes and occasional vocals, Johnson is turning heads of the most seasoned of listeners.

In Episode 7 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque and Pierre chat about how he dealt with creating and distributing his music in the early stages of his career.

The interview is followed by a live recording of his #TrueMusicSeries set in PTA.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 8: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents Charles Webster

Charles Webster has gained the respect and following of DJ’s, producers and artists all over the world. He has sold over 250 000 albums (and counting) without ever being considered a sell-out. He’s an innovator, creator and musician who’s not afraid to push the boundaries all in the name of True Music.

In episode 8 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque got a chance to sit down and chat with the legend about his collaborations, his journey and his passion for making great music.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

EPISODE 9: BALLANTINE’S TRUE MUSIC SERIES X KID FONQUE PRESENTS SIO

SIO has always been appreciated for her melodies, poetry and her versatile ability to move between house, electronic, dance and soul so seamlessly. Impressively she also holds the number 6 spot on the Traxsource top 100 Vocalists of 2018.

In episode 9 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque chats to her about how she’s developed as an artist, from her original stage name, which she’s since changed, to the individuals and artist who she’s still wanting to collaborate with and why.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 10: Ballantine’s True Music Series x Kid Fonque Presents We House Sundays Crew

We House Sundays has been building well-thought out, culture-focused events inspired by the music and people that queue to be a part of it all. Each founder has brought their own set of unique skills and industry knowledge to the party, which is what makes this collaboration so epic. Lawrence Dix, Leighton Moody and Cassiem Latief are well-travelled, experienced heavyweights in their own right. And they know a thing or two about hosting more than just a great party.

In episode 10 of True Music Exchange, host Kid Fonque got a chance to sit down with the crew to chat about their initiative and what they’re doing to keep the dream alive.

The interview is followed by a live recording of their #TrueMusicSeries set in Cape Town.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines

Episode 11: Ballantine's True Music Series - Kid Fonque and Nick Hamman

True Music Series is wrapping up and what an epic ride it’s been. Three cities, over 14 artists, graffiti that made the room come alive and one first-class host. What better way to end the series than with the master himself.

In episode 11, the host of 5FM’s mid-morning show, a multifaceted creative and musician, Nick Hamman, flips the script and interviews Kid Fonque about his True Music experience and how he’s not only paved a way forward for himself, but helped develop other industry artists in the South African music scene.

The interview is followed by a live recording of Kid Fonque’s own #TrueMusicSeries set.

#TrueMusic #StayTrue #TrueMusicExchange #Ballantines