All roads lead to BAC Leisure Cen­tre

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Leisure - Nh­lal­wenhle Ng­wenya Showbiz Cor­re­spon­dent

THIR­TEEN DJs have come to­gether to pro­duce a disc jock­ey­ing music se­ries — “Hot Mix Ses­sions” as part of ef­forts to pro­mote lo­cal music.

A pilot episode of the se­ries will be filmed at BAC Leisure Cen­tre in Bu­l­awayo on Oc­to­ber 2. There, the DJs in­clud­ing Tick Tock, Slimza, Skaiva, Liz, Prince, Kead Wikead, Masty, Nospa and Teezy from Harare will play 70 per­cent lo­cal music and 30 per­cent African beats.

DJ Tick Tock, co-founder of the Hot Mix ses­sions, said the se­ries would have 13 episodes with each DJ tak­ing to the turnta­bles for an hour. They will show off their ex­per­tise by belt­ing out music from dif­fer­ent gen­res.

With a tagline — “The amaz­ing au­di­ble Jour­ney”, the se­ries is set to be pro­duced an­nu­ally.

Tick Tock said the show, which they hope to take to ZBCtv for con­sid­er­a­tion, was in­spired by the need to ex­pose DJs to those who may not nec­es­sar­ily pa­tro­n­ise night­clubs.

“Most peo­ple, es­pe­cially those who don’t go club­bing, are rarely ex­posed to DJs who mostly play at night­clubs and a few gigs. This show is meant to ex­pose them to a wider au­di­ence while giv­ing them a plat­form to show­case their tal­ents in other en­vi­ron­ments,” said DJ Tick Tock.

“We’ve a lot of great lo­cal music which is not given enough ex­po­sure. As DJs, we want to change that, that’s why we’re go­ing to be play­ing 70 per­cent lo­cal music on our se­ries.”

Film­ing for the se­ries com­mences to­mor­row at BAC Leisure Cen­tre.

“We’ll be shoot­ing our pilot project on Sun­day and hope to re­lease it next Sun­day,” said DJ Tick Tock.

Once com­plete, the se­ries will be re­leased on the DJs web­site — www.hot­mixses­sions.com which has been cre­ated specif­i­cally for this project.

Mean­while, the Col­lege Youth Art Club (CYAC) of Nust will tonight host the in­au­gu­ral Col­lege Nite at BAC Leisure Cen­tre.

The ex­clu­sive ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tion stu­dents’ Col­lege Nite event is ex­pected to be­gin at 6PM.

Crispen Rateiwa, CYAC Nust chair­per­son said about 1 000 com­pli­men­tary tickets had since been dis­trib­uted to ter­tiary stu­dents in Bu­l­awayo.

“Col­lege Youth Art Club or­gan­ises ex­clu­sive uni­ver­si­ties and col­lege events to en­sure that stu­dents have lots of fun. These in­clude Col­lege Nite and Go­ing to the movies among oth­ers,” said Rateiwa.

Some of the goals CYAC in­clude pro­vid­ing a va­ri­ety of ex­cit­ing, en­gag­ing and ed­u­ca­tional

DJ Tick Tock

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