Press Release: Mary Fitzgerald Square To Erupt With The Sounds Of The Back To The Old Skool Beats.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Back To The Old Skool
IMAGE CREDIT: Back To The Old Skool

Eight celebrated SA DJs including Black Coffee share the bill with their international counterparts

Some of South Africa’s most celebrated DJs – including award-winning Black Coffee, “Godfather of SA house” DJ Christos and three-year-old social media sensation and SA’s Got Talent winner DJ Arch Jnr – join an impressive international line-up at Back to the Old Skool.

This global celebration of House music takes place at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown in Johannesburg on Saturday, February 27 with international superstars Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Jazzie B and Todd Terry already announced on the bill.

Also joining the South African contingent are DJ Ganyani, Bob Mabena, DJ Mbuso Phezulu, Sishisoul and Fistaz Mixwell.

Black Coffee – currently in the running for three 2016 Metro FM Music Awards and already a South African Music Award (SAMA) winner – is regarded as one of South Africa’s best house DJs. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favour of restrained sophistication, Black Coffee’s penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but trendsetting, fashion-conscious and future-focused.

DJ Christos is a legendary DJ and one of South Africa’s most respected house producers, widely credited for laying the foundations for the SA dance scene’s flourishing platform. Often called the country’s “Godfather of House”, Christos Katsaitis was responsible for releasing some of SA’s most ground-breaking artists including Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa, Shana, Daw and Black Coffee. His deejaying prowess has been showcased on multiple mix CDs including Club Classics, Wicked Sounds, Magic Rhythms and Real Tone Cuts.

DJ Arch Jnr became a social media sensation when he was first discovered by social media users after his family started posting videos of the toddler showing off his talent on a mixing deck in January last year. The three-year-old DJ from Alexandra then went on to win SA’s Got Talent and capture the hearts of a nation.

DJ Ganyani – nominated for a 2016 Metro FM Music Award for Song of the Year for Talk To Me – has achieved recognition and respect for his mixing flair at most of the hottest nightclubs in South Africa and globally. He has produced a number of hit albums and performed alongside many of House music’s biggest names.

Bob Mabena has had an extraordinary career and celebrated 25 years in the entertainment industry last year. As well as hosting a wide variety of television shows and presenting on major radio stations, Mabena – who is now a presenter at Kaya FM – also spins the discs.

Sishisoul’s journey into the world of music started in 1986 as a school DJ. This music lover and collector describes himself as an “ol’ skool Disc Jockey” who loves the warmth of vinyl and the feel when playing at a party.  Soul in the music is the base at which he chooses his collection whether it finds expression in jazz, house, mbaqanga, rock or samba.

Fistaz Mixwell has performed in top nightclubs around the world. He is regarded as a formidable force in the South African entertainment industry.

Back to the Old Skool is the beginning a series of South African events and digital content that will pay homage to the pioneers of House music. Back to the Old Skool takes place at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown on Saturday, February 27. Gates open at noon. Tickets are available at Computicket. General access is R250; VIP R650 and hospitality packages from R1800.

Back to the Old Skool is presented by Global Event Architects in association with Massive Management, Jeep, Kaya FM, Mzansi Magic Music, Ttrumpet, Sowetan and Sunday World

Links:
COMPUTICKET:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/back_to_the_old_skool/990989997/0/69982860

WEBSITE
http://www.back2theoldskool.co.za/

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/BackToTheSkool/

Twitter

General Access R250

Back to the Old Skool VIP Lounge packages at R650 pp
Package entitles the guest to:
•    VIP parking
•    Entrance tickets into Back To The Old Skool event
•    Entrance into Back To The Old Skool VIP
•    Private Chute entrance
•    VIP luxury lounge and décor
•    Private bespoke cash bar facilities
•    Private toilet and bathroom facilities
•    Fully staffed facility including dedicated waitresses, hostesses, bar staff and senior 
management

VIP PRIVATE TABLES OF 10 PEOPLE: Minimum of 10 tickets to be purchased
VIP Booth Tickets will be limited. Cost is R1800.00
Package includes everything as per VIP Hospitality Tickets, as well as the following:
•    Private Booth set up for 10 pax
•    1 x Bottle of Premium Vodka
•    1 x Bottle Premium Whiskey
•    Mixers
•    Dedicated waitress
•    Basic Snack Platter

Back to the Old Skool VVIP Lounge packages at R2750.00 pp
Package entitles the guest to:
•    VIP parking (1:2)
•    Entrance tickets into Back to the Old Skool event
•    Entrance into Back to the Old Skool VVIP facility
•    Private Chute entrance
•    VVIP luxury lounge and décor
•    Private bespoke bar facilities
•    Full complimentary bar
•    Full upscale canapé and tasting menu for lunch with light dinner menu options
•    Private toilet and bathroom facilities
•    Fully staffed facility including dedicated waitresses, hostesses, bar staff and senior management

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