Hennessy + Soul Candi Present:. The Layabouts x Reel People

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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

Upcoming Tour Schedule:

*Afternoon events


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

47 Intersite Avenue, Springfield Park, 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


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Fokofpolisiekar:. Annie Klopper Biografie

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This is Fokofpolisiekar’s first authorised biography and reveals how five individuals became best friends and formed a world class band through blood, sweat and a few good business decisions.
Fokofpolisiekar is proud to introduce this biography to their fans.  This book will be on the shelves later in March.  They will hit the road like the good old times and visit Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch and Cape Town to promote the book.

FPK performance and launch of their authorized biography titled ”Biografie Van ‘n Bende”. The book will be on sale at the event. Come and get your copy signed by the band.
Date: Friday 18 March 2011
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar , Not My Dog & BLK JKS
Venue: Hotbox Studios, Petoria
Cover: R100
Contact: 074 143 7471
Time: Doors open 18h00
Other: The last Hotbox gig forever!
Date: Saturday 19 March 2011
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar, Cutting Jade,Knave & Wake To Wonder
Venue: Cool Runnings, Fourways
Cover: R60
Contact: 082 837 1968
Time: Doors open 20h00 

Date: Sunday 20 Maart 2011
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein
Cover: R60
Contact: 084 444 9028
Time: Doors open 14h00. Performance at 21h00.
Date: Monday 21 March
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar, Kabouter, The Great Apes & Saint Fearless
Venue: Klein Libertas Teater, Stellenbosch
Cover: R60
Contact: 076 416 7230
Time: Doors open 13h00

Date: Wednesday 23 March
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Mercury Live, Cape Town
Cover: R80
Contact: 021 4652106
Time: Doors open 21h00

More about the book:

They don’t need any introduction: Hunter, Wynand, Johnny, Francois and Jaco are the five members of the infamous punk rock band Fokofpolisiekar. This band has made waves in the press since their first stage appearance in 2003. Music critics were excited about this new Afrikaans sound, but the band members’ controversial statements often made bigger headlines.
Who are the people behind this brave band?
Some readers will be surprised to learn that most of the members became friends in a charismatic church, or that the band had thought out a marketing strategy before they had written any songs. Or that at one stage they could barely afford shampoo.
Those who are curious about their lifestyle can read about the house that the band lived in, called “The Barracks of Rebellion” and about the other groups like aKing, Van Coke Kartel and Die Heuwels Fantasties that were formed out of Fokofpolisiekar.

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