Cape Town house DJs take South African beats to Glastonbury Festival

2014-06-27 12:13
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Glostonbury - In a first for the world-renowned UK music festival, two DJs from Cape Town will play at this year’s Glastonbury Festival 2014.

The DJs are: Thibo Tazz, who is a deep and contemporary house DJ and producer.

Here’s one of his latest mixes from his official Soundcloud:

And DJ Fosta, who is a Cape Town based star with beats that will have you shaking it from ekasi to The British Isles, check out one of his latest bangers from his official soundcloud here:

Both Thibo Tazz and DJ Fosta are significant forces in the Cape Town DJ and music scene. Alongside his own career, DJ Fosta has established a label, 021 records, for emerging house, hip hop and kwaito artists in Langa and its surroundings while Tazz’s mixture of deep house, soulful vocals and minimal tech has earned him a growing following.

The two sublime spinners from Mzansi have been added to the line-up of Silver Hayes, formerly known as the dance village at Glastonbury.

The showcase starts on Saturday, 28 June between 13:00 and 15:00.

The booking of Thibo Tazz and DJ Fosta is the first of its kind for the area of Glastonbury that is dedicated to the world’s best techno, dance and global acts.

The Glastonbury Festival started on Wednesday, 26 June and runs until Sunday, 29 June 2014. 

It is the largest green field festival in the world and has hosted some of the world’s most famous artists and DJs, with this year’s headliners including Metallica, Arcade Fire and Kasabian.

The appearance of Thibo Tazz and DJ Fosta at Glastonbury comes out of a partnership between the festival and Bridges for Music, a non-profit organisation working in electronic music in developing countries.

Funding for the trip has come from the British Council Connect ZA initiative; an arts programme that aims to build cultural connections between young people aged 18-35 in the UK and South Africa, as well as the Department of Arts and Culture of South Africa. British Council Connect ZA and the Department of Arts and Culture of South Africa are currently collaborating as part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015.  Pioneer DJ (a large music equipment company) have also come on board providing funding in support of the project.

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