TONGHT party rolls in to warm away win­ter chill

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - KARISHMA DIPA

IT MIGHT be win­ter but this doesn’t mean you have to be con­fined in­doors and miss out on an epic Joburg bash.

The TONGHT party is back next week­end in New­town and prom­ises a big­ger and bet­ter line-up that in­cludes SA Mu­sic Award­snom­i­nated hip-hop star Sto­gie T, Melo B Jones, Kaya FM DJ Ken­zhero and 5FM DJ Kid Fonque.

The third in­stal­ment of this event will also be brought to party lovers by ur­ban cul­ture spe­cial­ist, pub­li­cist and de­signer Maria McCloy, who is thrilled to be part of the event which she in­sists caters to an older crowd.

An­other spe­cial fea­ture of the gath­er­ing is that it is meant to be savoured and not spent on so­cial me­dia the en­tire night and for this rea­son no cell­phone pic­tures will be al­lowed on the dance floor.

“We started this in Fe­bru­ary to fill the gap in the party mar­ket that barely caters to a crowd aged be­tween 28 and 45 or so,” she said.

DJ Ken­zhero, whose real name is Ken­neth Nzama, said the TONGHT party had been such a hit that there were plans for three more this year. “Peo­ple love the mu­sic and the at­mos­phere,” he said. “They tell us it feels like some­thing dif­fer­ent on the Joburg scene.”

DJ Kid Fonque, who was born Allan Nicoll, re­it­er­ated that the event would be en­joyed by the older crowd.

“They dug com­ing to an un­fa­mil­iar venue, that the crowd was grown-up and even the fact that no cell­phone pho­tos were al­lowed on the dance floor,” he said.

The pair have been a fea­ture of the TONGHT party since since the de­but event in Fe­bru­ary.

“This con­cept called TONGHT was con­ceived out of the con­stant chats we have had through­out time,” ex­plains Ken­zhero, who mixes on Kaya FM ev­ery Satur­day from 9pm un­til 10pm.

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