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The well-seasoned punk band Fuzigish answered a few questions for Perdeby ahead of Mieliepop this weekend. Fuzigish has played at Mieliepop before, and is keen to return to the Lothair festival.
What’s on the cards for Fuzigish in 2017 with regards to new music?
Jay: If we do record some new music it will be much later in the year. We are up for it and got a few new songs lurking, but we need to decide how and when to do it.
Rockwell: I would like to do a documentary and have started collecting footage, but it is still early days.
Pop singer Majozi will be playing at The Republic of Mieliepop this weekend at Lothair. Perdeby spoke to the artist ahead of this exciting performance.
What is the most important thing you want your fans to know about you?
That I love Jesus, but I’m still like everyone else, with the same insecurities and worries. I just have a different way of dealing with it.
KwaZulu-Natal is arguably the biggest household name in South African Hip-Hop, boasting the likes of Nasty C, Riky Rick and Okmalumkoolkat. Perdeby managed to catch up with one of Ladysmith’s rising Hip-Hop groups, The Looneys. The group has four members: OBZ, Bzurk, Skitos and SaNa MLK. Perdeby chatted with two of the group’s members to find out more about this Hip-Hop collective, which has been making music for seven years.
How long have you known each other?
Bzurk: Round about 2005, I was in Grade 3 when we met.
Who would you describe as your biggest musical influence?
Bzurk: Kanye West, yeah...Kanye West. Taking a lot of songs as well from different sub-genres of Hip-Hop. It’s not just only one type of Hip-Hop. If you listen to a lot of our songs, sometimes we incorporate Trap... It’s like a new sound, sort of like that’s coming out here in South Africa. Like Tribal Hip-Hop.
In UP lectures he goes by the name Jagger, but on the music scene he is JBG. Third-year Informatics student and DJ Jagger Bellagrada has been making waves in the music industry. Perdeby recently caught up with this young and upcoming musician to get a taste of what it’s like being a student and a DJ.
What are some of the places you have performed at?
I have performed at a number of different venues across Gauteng, but the biggest highlight for me would be making my H2O debut in 2014 when I was 18. Other highlights include playing at the Holi One Colour Festival as well as Nicci Beach in Boksburg.
Adelle Nqeto, one half of the Flint, meet Spark duo - is heading to The Republic of Mieliepop Music Festival from 17 to 20 March in Lothair. Flint, meet Spark recently released their final EP as Nqeto focuses on her solo career. Perdeby spoke to the UP alumna as she prepares for the festival.
You performed in Flint, meet Spark for the last four years and have just released your last EP. What did this stage mean for you and your career?
It means quite a bit, and is definitely the highlight of that stage in my life. It also is a marker for the beginning of music for me, in the sense that it’s the time that I decided I might want to do this thing for reals, as a career. Flint, meet Spark helped me break out of my shell and it was an incredible moment in time, that I’m grateful for.