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City Guide

Stay True Cities:
Soweto and Pretoria

Episode #4 A Tale of Two Cities
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We spotlight the amazing local cities of Mzansi, and seek to highlight and showcase real artists and places in South Africa.

Ballantine’s followed the lives of two dynamic DJs Stokie and DBN Gogo who are keeping it real through their music and showing off what is unique about the cities they represent.

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“I’ve always believed that one’s journey can be best narrated by the one who experienced it, I am really excited about this Stay True Cities film and how it has captured my journey for everyone to see,” Stokie

House music has evolved throughout the years and has firmly shaped the culture of entertainment for both cities. In Soweto, DJ Stokie is well known for his deep soulful vinyl mixes – a sound that he has mastered as well as added a fusion of Amapiano through his recent hits. These sounds have made him a household brand with residencies across the popular clubs in Soweto and the rest of the country.

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“It’s gonna be a movie, literally; my journey and the truth behind what music means to me. Sit back and get comfortable as you enter my daily reality, let’s have fun!!!” DBN Gogo

We’re celebrating the culture of amapiano in these two cities through the experiences of DBN Gogo and DJ Stokie as they continue to leave a mark in this new wave of entertainment. Watch the movie below.

RZA in front of Ballantine's Glenburgie Distillery

Stay True

We support those who stay true to themselves in all parts of life, those who do what feels right to  them no matter what others think. After all, as long as you Stay True to you, there’s no wrong way.

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