The modern DJ has become the new rock star, being able to sell out big arenas, which was normally limited to the world’s top selling musicians or bands. As much as this phenomenon has meant that some DJs can become multimillionaires, flying around from gig to gig in their private planes, the biggest negative that I’ve noticed about this is that DJs are putting more effort into their DJ box antics than playing music. The new advances in DJ equipment have also contributed to this, with the addition of sync buttons on CD players, and DJ software like Traktor. (press the sync button to digitally beat match the track being played with the new track that the DJ is about to mix into).
If you are like me, and you enjoy watching reality television shows like “Master Chef South Africa” and “Top Chef” then you will be interested to know that Unilever will be live streaming their Chef of the Year competition from their Unilever Food Solutions kitchens in Durban. Read the rest of this entry »
I met Mercia when I hired her to join my SAPA multimedia team as a reporter, when I was the Multimedia Manager for the South African Press Association (SAPA). She was part of the team that delivered the high earning Oscar Pistorius bail hearing footage for SAPA multimedia, but I never knew she was this creative.
I found this cool YouTube Channel by TJ Smith, who does these fun-filled “Highway Singalongs.” I thought that you might enjoy this and I hope you attempt to make your own video. If you do, then please send me the link.
I was very surprised and impressed when I saw Jerry Seinfeld was also producing a web series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
As the show’s name indicates, it features Jerry Seinfeld collecting well-known comedians in vintage cars and taking them out for a cup of coffee, and of course, witty banter follows.
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Recently, I was in a meeting with Julio Garcia, who is a Radio DJ and TV presenter, and we started to talk about local online web video content. He introduced me to a funny comedy web show called “Jozi Shore”. I am sure you are all expecting me to mention something about the name and compare it to the American reality TV show “Jersey Shore”. I did not watch one episode of the show, so I can’t compare the two shows.