HIGH IN THE SKY
Club Elevate’s rooftop experience, which offers panoramic views of Joburg, always leaves me in awe of the city. So I was delighted that the club hosted the launch of Vodacom’s partnership with international web-based music streaming platform Deezer on Thursday. I expected to see the likes of TV personality Khanyi Mbau. But as she obviously thought she had better things to do, I had to settle for the young pretenders on the social scene instead.
Not that I’m complaining. Pleasant music, food and free booze never disappoint.
The dance floor was busy, with Jessica Nkosi playing leader of the pack. The actress, who plays Qondi on Isibaya, flashed quite a bit of leg in a long, black skirt with slits running up the sides.
The youthful DJ duo Twins On Decks started the night with their brand of dance music. Then came 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, followed by DJs Lulo Café, Naves, Spectacular and Euphonik.
The hip-hop fraternity was represented by Slikour. Siyabonga Metane, as he is known offstage, said that as a music producer and record label owner, platforms like Deezer meant that local artists now had a new way to get their music out to fans.
“It does not make sense to allow your bread to be sold only at Shoprite when there are other retail stores willing to exploit your product,” he said.
There are more than 35 million songs on the online music site and emerging star Lady X told City Press she thinks it would be a great way to make her music more accessible to the rest of the world.
All in all, a wonderful party on a summer's night.