OneWayTraffic to kick off 2016 with stellar Hip Hop line-up

2016-01-20 10:57

Cape Town - Hilltop Live is bringing one of the biggest line-ups of local Hip Hop and House in the form of a four stop tour that will see #OneWayTraffic making its way to Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The line-up includes Black Motion, Groove Afrika and Riky Rick, while Durban will be treated to local talents Witness the Funk and Aewon Wolf.

Groove Afrika has become one of the up and coming names in South Africa's youth House culture. This djing duo has driven Cape Town’s party scene towards a whole new direction and have established a cult following in the process since their start in 2012. The music duo Kgabo Senyatso, aka Ma Groovana and Kagiso Kalane, aka Don Pedro  and known for their video and single - Sin City.

Witness The Funk is currently causing waves in the South African music industry with their break out hit single – Nomusa. This also marks the inroad of the Gqom trap sound into mainstream rotation, a sound that they championed themselves. Since forming in early 2015, this KZN based group have amassed over 35 000 followers and are dominating the local scene.

Robert aka DJ Murder teamed up with Thabo aka Smol to form Black Motion in 2010. The two have been in the music production business for about 5 years or so. Their breakthrough came when they produced the hit single Banane Mavoko. Since then, they have been producing and performing alongside DJ Qness, Black Coffee, Djeff and DJ Oskido with their own tracks Rainbow, African Salsa, Fortune Teller, Talking to the Drums and more.

Snow Deep (Photo: Supplied)

Riky Rick's first taste of music was at a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie. It was by Bongani's side that Rick was inspired to make his own music. He released his first single Barbershop featuring Da L.E.S. and quickly rose to fame by the release of his hit single Nafukwa. He followed that up with Amantombozane (Remix) featuring fellow South African recording artists Okmalumkoolkat, Maggz, Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, Kid X, Nadia Nakai and DJ Dimplez.

Riky Rick's major debut single Boss Zonke was a major success, peaking at number 3 on the SA Top Ten list. That is when he released his fifth hit single Sondela which was dedicated to his real love, featuring Zano. The music video for Sondela featured his son, Pearl Thusi and Malik. In September 2015, Family Values was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa for shipments of over 20 000 copies. At the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015, he won the award for best video for his hit song Nafukwa.

Lulo Cafe (Photo Supplied)

Tickets for all four shows will be R70 and are on sale from Computicket.

Concert Details:

Date: 30 January 2016
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Line up: Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe, DJ Josh, Twins on Deck, Chuck Tailored & Snow Deep
Tickets: R70 from or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores.

Date: 5 February 2016
Venue: 47th Avenue
Line up: Aewon Wolf, Witness the Funk & Benny Maverick
Tickets: R70 from or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores.

Cape Town
Date: 6 February 2016
Venue: FW de Klerk Boulevard (previously Table Bay Boulevard)
Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Christian Tiger School, Phat Jack & Das Kapital
Tickets: R70 from or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores.

Date: 12 February 2016
Venue: Zone6, Soweto
Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe, Capital and Speedsta
Tickets: R70 from or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores

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