When thinking of art and music, one mantra that has constantly been conveyed here at Lavatory Records is that “music connects us all”. Be it film, theater, radio and television – every form of entertainment has music encompassed in it. This mantra also applies to rapper Tommy Ills from the Revivolution clique – bar a slight nuance from that norm.
Tommy Ills, who used to be known as One L during his battle rap days, was an aspirant film maker who discovered rap music along the way. For Tommy, his life can be likened to a screenplay that converged into the perfect musical script (rap sheets even so to speak). With his forthcoming release, Pizza and Pu**y Parlour, a collaboration with producer Vez Fullstop, he aims to “Do The Right Thing” for his career and artistic direction. Hence the change of aliases from One L to Tommy Ills was more than suited to his new outlook.
We were able to get word from Tommy Ills about his origins and artistry, his love for fashion, musical direction, battle rap history and much more. Without further ado, we get into the fourth Revivolution feature on Lavatory Records.
Our girl and EDM DJ; KING//HER just keeps slaying it! This time she’s back with the Slayed Selections: Episode 03 of mixes. Make sure you also take a listen to Episode: 01 and Episode 02 of the Slayed Selections Series.
“Dutch drum and bass-acts T & Sugah and Zazu have joined forces in order to start ‘High Tea Music’, a brand new record label focusing on pushing new and established artists in the liquid bass-scene. We don’t believe in simply selling music for a fixed price only. Instead we give you the freedom to pay what you want, or even download our music for free!”
After his previous single Gold Digger which also featured on the International Mixtape Franchise Volume 1 project hit the streets last year, Ray Mupats is back with his new single entitled entitled Judge Me Not featuring Heaven & I Be One.
Judge Me Not was released on the 22nd of May 2016 and his available for free download.
Eben Meyer is another one of our unusual guests to have been feature on the Lavatory Records platform. He is the guitarist, who alongside the talented flautist Tatiana Thaele, form the group Duo Bel Canto, whose Latin inspired sounds of instrumentals are very evident in the name.
The man with the initials E.M. has a penchant for making Easy Music (befitting for a person whose life is centred on music) for listeners with “cultured ears”. Eben also happens to be a music scholar and a graduate in musicology, and works as a social media marketer during the day.
We are honoured to have had the chance to speak to Eben about his background, get his insight on music education, the Musikmesse Trade Show, his forthcoming projects with Duo Bel Canto and other things.
If you happen to be up for a party and are in Jozi, make sure you head to News Cafe in Northriding on the evening of Saturday 16th of April 2016. All to celebrate the birthdays of Triple C, Coco Channel & Chanel.
Yo will find the likes of DJs such as Chrizz Beatz, DJ Miki Funk Defined and Sua Case Rei up in action as well.
Doors open at 19h00 and close at 21h30 (strictly and with no exceptions).
The sassy first lady of the Beast Mode squad , KING//HER is back with her second episode of the Slayed Selections series. On Slayed Selections Episode 02, KING//HER exhibits her selections Techno/Minimal/TechHouse ear
If you want to know more about KING//HER, please read our interview with DJ extraordinaire KING//HER, from last month. Also you can check out the first installment of the Slayed Selections mixes: Slayed Selections 01.
AS[ONE] is the Trap and Hard Big Room House enthusiast, within the Beast Mode setup. This week he has released the Future Sound Of Johannesburg Volume 2 . Don’t forget to check out the Future Sound Of Johannesburg Volume 1.