Hennessy has hooked up with local house label Soul Candi and together they present:. International DJ’s The Layabouts and Reel People.
The groups will be heading to our shores for a 5 city, 6 venue showcase for a nationwide tour from the 27th of April to the 1st of May.
Check out the press release below for all the details:.
Hennessy Remixed by Soul Candi, an exciting collaboration between luxury cognac brand Hennessy and top house label Soul Candi Records will be unleashing UK house sensations, The Layabouts and Reel People. Kicking off on 26 April, a series of exclusive club tours will combine smooth beats and soulful instrumentals, accompanied by the perfect blend of eaux-de-vie within each Hennessy drink. Local acts include Soul Candi heavyweights Lulo Café, DJ China and the record label’s latest offering, Mi Casa.
The Layabouts’ work has featured on no less than seven Soul Candi chart topping compilations thus far. Comprising of DJs Leigh Darlow and Alex Paschali and with over eight years of experience, The Layabouts have worked with renowned international acts including Roland Clarke & Classic 7 as well as Stephanie Mills.
Local audiences will recognise the duo for their hit singles “Thank you” and “So Additive” as well as the popular remixes of “Tea” by Chocklate, Beneditto’s “Perfectly” and the Stephanie Mills classic “Free”
Reel People is made up principally of producer/DJ Oli Lazarus and multi-instrumentalist Mike Patto. They offer strong instrumentation and melodic gems, alongside a series of carefully selected guest vocalists. Their recent hit “Sure” featuring US based artist, Darien on vocals was included on the Soul Candi “For the DJs 19” and “Music Box 5” compilations.
Sikhululo Maliwa, better known as Lulo Café, has now become a household name on the house music scene. His second album – ‘What About Soul’ – was awarded the prestigious Metro FM Award for ‘Best Compilation Album’.
Afro-tech and deep house maestro, DJ China, has been described as one of the fastest growing forces in the music industry thus far. Featuring hot local productions such as Culoe De Song, his album House Kollectiv Vol.3 sold out within two weeks of release.
New kid to the Soul Candi stable, Mi Casa, brings a soulful sound which incorporates J-Something on vocals and guitar, Mo-T the trumpeter and producer/ club DJ Dr Duda.
Hennessy Remixed by Soul Candi will be touring East London, Soweto, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town over the month of April. For more information about Hennessy Remixed by Soul Candi event dates, ticket sales and local and international artists, visit www.hennessy.co.za.
Upcoming Tour Schedule:
Tuesday 26 April
Talamanca – East London
Aquarium Complex, Esplanade, Quigney, East London
*Wednesday 27 April
Azura/ St Yves – Cape Town
Azura: Mandela Rhodes Place, corner Wale and Burg Street, Cape Town
St Yves: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, South Africa
Thursday 28 April
Plush – Durban
Friday 29 April
Latinova – Johannesburg
1 SIXTY Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Saturday 30 April
Jack Buddah– Pretoria
Corner Tshweu and Mashabela Streets, Mamelodi
*Sunday 1 May
Sedibeng – Soweto
3166 Shikhova Street, Zone 10 Meadowlands, Soweto