With the evening’s festivities taking place this past Friday, 2nd October, the Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts 2015 Finale turned out to be one not-to-be-missed party. Katy’s Palace Bar in Sandton was filled with a mix of music lovers, celebrities and media who enjoyed the talent displayed on the night by the four Scouts finalists. But there could only be one winner and KO, Culoe de Song, DJ Speedsta and Dream Team SA’s Refiloe Ramogase gave the winner’s title to epic music duo Stones & Bones.
Selected out of over 6,000 entries received since the launch of this year’s campaign in July, finalists Randy McLlolan, Manu, Stones & Bones and Thabzero got to spend valuable mentoring time with the Scouts ahead of the finale. DJ Speedsta said, “The finalists definitely took the pointers and the advice we gave them at the mentorship day. They all put up a really good show so picking the winner was not easy.”
Culoe de Song said of the general talent this year, “The music submitted was incredible. I personally loved most of the production craft. Simplicity is the most difficult thing but I found that those that made it in my list had the most cutting edge simplicity. The simplest thing is the truth. You definitely know for real when the music you’re making makes sense to you.”
As this year’s winner, Stones & Bones have scooped the ultimate prize. The music duo will get to share a stage in March next year with international sensation T.I at the Boomtown Joburg. They’ve also won a Dream Team SA deal to the value of R150,000, to start their career. This artist deal includes studio time to record a 4-track EP that will go live on global digital music stores, the chance to shoot a music video and dedicated PR services for six months.
Commenting on Stones & Bones, KO said,” What’s most impressive about them is their authentic proudly South African sound. They eclipsed everyone just off of entertainment value and the fact that the song they picked is an instant hit that will move any crowd, anywhere. Amazing showmanship as well!”
Ayanda MVP from YFM
Noluthando Nqayi spotted getting down
Abdul Khoza with Pallance Dladla
SK Khoza was also in the building
DJ Sabby from YFM
SK Khoza’s baby mama “Just Maddy”
Mampho Brescia with Nomzamo Mbatha
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