Award winning DJ Qness dropped his latest project Art Of EDM on iTunes on 24 November and it has been on the top 20 ever since. And this makes it the number one selling dance album in the country!
DJ Qness shared the exciting news on his social media and thanked his fans” “Made it to Number 1 iTunes Dance Music Chart in South Africa. Thank you.” Congratulation messages poured in with some fans expressing pride and glee at the news.
Focusing on enticing melodies and pop veneers, Art of EDM boasts a full house of front-line South African stars. Sink or Swim featuring Josh Wantie is the lead single from the brand new album from Platinum selling DJ and producer DJ Qness. The album is described as exploring “a tropical house palate and seamlessly blends a cross section of house flavoured sonic effervescence and mid-tempo sunshine.”
Other standout singles include the quasi township back beat of I need You starring Matthew Gold, through to the whistle-a-minute disco infection of Disco Drive with Michael Lowman and the raise-it-up-and dance-it-off deep shake of How Can It be Love featuring Freshly Grounds Zolani Mahola. Art of EDM is clearly another high water mark for DJ Qness; file it under “future classic” and cop it on iTunes.
Have You Checked Out Cassper’s New Vid?
It’s personal, raw and real! Just about 3 weeks since the release of the video to Ksazobalit which got everyone talking including several prominent South African politicians, Cassper Nyovest shows no signs of diluting the power of the messages through his visuals.
Push Through The Pain was released last year as part of Thuto, the album that undoubtedly will remain a milestone in his career.
The visuals for Push Through The Pain are touching and reflect an all too familiar reality in our country. The video follows a 20-something year old adult dancer who is also a student and taking care of his ailing father. She doesn’t like the night life of pleasing old man but she has to do it because bills need to be paid and her father needs to be taken care of.
Under the direction of Nate Thomas this video painfully so, highlights the fact that again, nothing is ever really what it seems. And the fact that it was shot in monochrome allows us to see the depth of the story from her perspective. We also get to see a pureness to the story that colour cannot quite replicate because it may be a little distracting.
The close-up shots of the girl and the relationship with her father were some of the things which created a stronger emotional connection with the viewer. Plus the timeless quality of the video and the colour of it lends to a timeless quality about it.
Peep the video below!