With all the hysteria about global currencies volatility and the trade war with China and the USA, the global markets in the world are going through a bit of a frenzy due to news of another global recession. This is particular to the financial markets with accusations flying around about currencies being either overvalued or undervalued, depending on what each individual country’s (or region in terms of the European Union) agenda is in the global trade arena. With many businesses now plying their trade in the modern global game as either importers or exporters, the situation could adversely affect businesses depending on which on end of the foreign exchange rates is conducive to the particular success of the business. With all that is going on in the global economy, a good question would be how does this affect the music industry?
In the short term, when there’s a global recession or depression, it can usually be a very good thing for music entertainers! Usually when uncertainty looms the tendency “to distract and divert attention” is deployed by governments or businesses, whenever there’s a looming down turn in business or productivity. For example – when companies know that business activity closer to the end of the year will wind down, they then decide that this is the ideal time to have their office parties which involve bringing, food, liquor and entertainment (music). Much as office parties are a genuine gesture of employees thanking their employees, they can also be seen as an anomaly due to the employer “surrendering” to the forces of the market environment. When the festive season hits with all it’s “festivities”, it’s usually a good time of the year for artists as that is when they are at their busiest in terms of bookings. However, musicians can be busy at other times apart from the festive season. For example, when politicians around the world want to campaign elections – a lot of the time they would turn to musicians for endorsements.
The project was put together to introduce Tre’s music into the European region. Read the press release from Tre’s blog for all the download and streaming digital store links. Check out Tre’s new website while you are at it.
Our guest this week is locally based DJ Ceddy, who has been on the scene for a while as a journeyman who is an IT professional during the day and dons his DJing headphones during his free time. The entertainer DJ Ceddy (not to take a swipe at the comedian Cedric the Entertainer) is a colourful individual who caters for diverse crowds who enjoyed music in general. A contrast of the man’s personalities is thus created pretty much like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
We were able to have a great sit down with our Asian brother and asked about him his experiences thus far. He opened up to us about his style and sound, the other meaning of the abbreviation SABC, the shocking sudden departure of Avicii and many other things. He is quite the character despite his mild-mannered appearance.
Who can forget rapper ImproPoe’s bold declaration on who the best emcee was? Of course, his answer was HIMSELF! He made this statement three years ago following the release of his mixtape Body of Proof,which ultimately earned him some rather impressive levels of acclaim. On this project, the rapper who is part of Revivolution had embarked on proving a point to announce his arrival.
Since then the man with more aliases than the entire Wu Tang Clan, ironically went off on a mystical journey to the Far East and landed up in China where he currently resides. By adopting the industriousness of his new host country, he then worked on another solo project which was released a few weeks ago titled Certain Dillusions. The curiosity will always come about when one impresses on debut, as questions arise like what can hip hop fans from him expect now? It can also be rather difficult to try and beat a previous body of work with minimal flaws.
We are excited that ImproPoe aka Shaun Collins aka The White Shadow aka James Caviar, has finally dropped his sophomore project and would not miss the opportunity to catch up with him.
Pretoria (30/12/2017) – As promised from the initial report of the accident that took place on the afternoon of Friday the 29th of December, we will have more details of the accident in which left rapper Tre and his pregnant wife (Jolien Harrison) having their vehicle overturned.
While travelling back from their honeymoon from Sun City, Tre heard what he described as “weird sounds” coming from his vehicle which lead to him lose control of the car. Fortunately after getting medical check ups at Life Peglerae Hospital in Rustenburg, Tre came back home to Pretoria with minor scratches. As for his wife Jolien – she is still at the medical facility after having their unborn baby scanned for any injuries, fortunately both mom and baby are also clear of having sustained any injuries.
Johannesburg rapper Chron Burgundy is back with his latest single, in the form of a music video entitled Untouchable.
Untouchable contains a sample from the late Hip Hop great: Notorious BIG! This is the first single off Chron’s forthcoming EP entitled “Legend of the Lost legend” which was wholly produced by Kokaina.
To get further updates of the forthcoming EP and other Chron Burgundy related information, then check out his official website.