TRUE MUSIC AFRICA


23 Nov 2017 | Cape Town

Ballantine’s and Boiler Room are coming back together to take the True Music experience to Africa. The land of self-starters, creative hustlers and music makers just waiting to bring their unique sounds and home grown brand of cool to the world.

We're kicking off the first of our True Music Africa shows in Cape Town on the 23rd of November. From hip-shaking beats to sonically engineered-for-the-dancefloor bangers, expect to get down to the sounds of Hip Hop, Gqom, House & Techno. Get your RSVP in early here to make sure you don't miss out.

TRUE MUSIC AFRICA | BOILER ROOM x BALLANTINE'S


Cape Town

So get pumped, get excited and get to know our True Music Africa artists below:

Headliners

Aux Womdantso

Thulani Sam, better known as Aux Womdantso, from Nyanga East has captured the imagination of Gqom lovers across the country with his radio shows, mixes and live performances for over a decade. The humble DJ has brought the originally Durban-focussed intricate subculture to the forefront of Cape Town’s sound through such compilations as his now famous ‘Gqom Fridays’.

DJ Lyle

A mainstay on the South African hip-hop scene, DJ Lyle has been prominent as selector and event organiser for over 10 years. In that time, he has supported the likes of Wale and Talib Kweli and pushed the sounds of local Cape Town artists such as Cassper Nyovest and fellow guest YoungstaCPT

Dope Saint Jude

Cape Town Native Dope Saint Jude is well known both at home and abroad for her progressive take on rap music. She released 2015’s Keep In Touch with Angel Ho to wide acclaim and has continued to push the boundaries ever since. Her influences come from a variety of sources, being as inspired by hip-hop from both the US and UK as well as by classical music and punk, most notably the Riot Grrrl movement of the early 90s and the figurehead of the scene Kathleen Hanna.

K-$

K-$ is the alter-ego of Kalo Canterbury, a queer DJ, internet sensation and “all-round Daddy” hailing from Cape Town’s southern suburbs. Known for nostalgic, escapist sets at their LIT safe-space “paatis”, they play a mix of 70’s funk, disco and soul, inspired in large part by their parents’ apartheid-era house parties.

Youngsta

Wynberg emcee YoungstaCPT is well-established on Cape Town’s underground hip-hop scene. Having recorded his first song aged just 12 years old, he has gone on to release a total of 29 mixtapes, with Kaapstads Revenge and How To Make It In RSA as the most recent. With sights set on representing his hometown further afield, he has toured Europe and Australia, flying the flag for the “Kaapstad” sound.

TRUE MUSIC

EVENT

South Africa - 24 nov 2016

While you're waiting for True Music Africa to kick off, why not flashback to this time last year when Ballantine's & Boiler Room hit up Jo'burg with the incredible Maya Jane Coles for a party that was off the hook.

TRUE MUSIC AFRICA

23 Nov 2017 | Cape Town

Ballantine’s and Boiler Room are coming back together to take the True Music experience to Africa. The land of self-starters, creative hustlers and music makers just waiting to bring their unique sounds and home grown brand of cool to the world.

We're kicking off the first of our True Music Africa shows in Cape Town on the 23rd of November. From hip-shaking beats to sonically engineered-for-the-dancefloor bangers, expect to get down to the sounds of Hip Hop, Gqom, House & Techno. Get your RSVP in early here to make sure you don't miss out.

TRUE MUSIC AFRICA | BOILER ROOM x BALLANTINE'S


Cape Town

So get pumped, get excited and get to know our True Music Africa artists below:

Headliners

Aux Womdantso

Thulani Sam, better known as Aux Womdantso, from Nyanga East has captured the imagination of Gqom lovers across the country with his radio shows, mixes and live performances for over a decade. The humble DJ has brought the originally Durban-focussed intricate subculture to the forefront of Cape Town’s sound through such compilations as his now famous ‘Gqom Fridays’.

DJ Lyle

A mainstay on the South African hip-hop scene, DJ Lyle has been prominent as selector and event organiser for over 10 years. In that time, he has supported the likes of Wale and Talib Kweli and pushed the sounds of local Cape Town artists such as Cassper Nyovest and fellow guest YoungstaCPT

Dope Saint Jude

Cape Town Native Dope Saint Jude is well known both at home and abroad for her progressive take on rap music. She released 2015’s Keep In Touch with Angel Ho to wide acclaim and has continued to push the boundaries ever since. Her influences come from a variety of sources, being as inspired by hip-hop from both the US and UK as well as by classical music and punk, most notably the Riot Grrrl movement of the early 90s and the figurehead of the scene Kathleen Hanna.

K-$

K-$ is the alter-ego of Kalo Canterbury, a queer DJ, internet sensation and “all-round Daddy” hailing from Cape Town’s southern suburbs. Known for nostalgic, escapist sets at their LIT safe-space “paatis”, they play a mix of 70’s funk, disco and soul, inspired in large part by their parents’ apartheid-era house parties.

Youngsta

Wynberg emcee YoungstaCPT is well-established on Cape Town’s underground hip-hop scene. Having recorded his first song aged just 12 years old, he has gone on to release a total of 29 mixtapes, with Kaapstads Revenge and How To Make It In RSA as the most recent. With sights set on representing his hometown further afield, he has toured Europe and Australia, flying the flag for the “Kaapstad” sound.

TRUE MUSIC

EVENT

South Africa - 24 nov 2016

While you're waiting for True Music Africa to kick off, why not flashback to this time last year when Ballantine's & Boiler Room hit up Jo'burg with the incredible Maya Jane Coles for a party that was off the hook.