All roads lead to BAC Leisure Centre
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