DJs Black Coffee, Kent & Christos explain why they failed to pitch for a gig
DJs Black Coffee, Kent and Christos allegedly failed to show up at event.
Sunday Sun is reporting that the top Djs were booked to perform at the Easter Buzz Festival in Zeerust, North West. But fans were disappointed when they didn't pitch. Music promoter Odirile Bogatsu told the paper that his group TIS Music had fully paid the DJs.
Odirile alleged that they paid Black Coffee, who requested a Mercedes-Benz hired from Avis, R45 000.
Kent was allegedly paid R37?000. He apparently requested a third CDJ deck which cost that cost R3?600. DJ Christos received R25?000.
Sunday Sun apparently has the booking contracts signed by the DJs in its possession.
Odirile said: "These guys were fully paid last year in September and months before the gig we've been keeping each other posted." He claimed that Black Coffee breached a contract and played in Zeerust two weeks before the gig. The three DJs also allegedly failed to promote the gig on their Twitter pages.
He told Sunday Sun: "I started to panic around midnight. When I called them they said they were on their way. But by then fans started throwing bottles and cans on to the stage."
Black Coffee set the record straight. He told the paper that Soulistic Music was given the wrong date and time and has employed efforts to rectify that error. "But until today there has been no response."
Meanwhile, Christos said: "The promoter thought he’d booked me for Sunday morning. We reached a compromise to perform on Sunday at 6pm at Malisto Pub.I honoured my arrangement."
DJ Kent’s manager, Tumi Mokitlane, told Sunday Sun: "Kent was booked on 20 April for an event at Lehurutshe Stadium by a booking agent called DJs Productions Event but it happened on 19 April – meaning he was booked for the wrong day!"