Archive for ‘Music’

February 24, 2015

win double vip tickets to ‘bokeh fashion film festival’ 2015

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The Annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival will take place at the luxurious 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town this month and I am giving away 2 sets of double VIP tickets! Join me along with some of SA’s most loved celebrities on the red carpet on 28 March 2015 and enjoy an evening of fashion and film!

Here’s all you have to do to stand a chance of winning:

1.) Follow Denzil Jacobs on Twitter (@DenzilJacobs)

2.) Follow BokehFFF on Twitter (@BokehFFF)

3.) Tag @DenzilJacobs with a pic of you wearing your ideal fashion outfit for the film festival

4.) Tell me why you would like to attend with me

5.) You may also include tags on Instagram (@DenzilJacobs and @BokehFFF). These will be considered, but only if 1.) and 2.) are done.

Competition ends at 12noon (Cape Town time) on 10 March 2015. The winners will be announced via Twitter (@DenzilJacobs) on 10 March 2015.

Note: The tickets are not transferable. The prize/tickets excludes travel and accommodation. Should the prize not be claimed within 48hours after announced, a new winner will be chosen at random.

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February 9, 2015

made for the mix – j&b met 2015

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Certainly a highlight every year, the J&B Met 2015 took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on 29 Jan 2015, but the festivities started the day before for me and a few friends. The amazing folks at African Pride Hotels graciously invited me to spend the weekend at their luxurious 15 on Orange Hotel. The J&B Met 2015 saw hundreds of horse-racing and fashion enthusiasts join some of South Africa’s most celebrated personalities enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. I was joined by talk show host Khanyi Mbau, media personality Jen Su, comedian Siv Ngesi, actress Boity Thulo, TV personality Leigh-Anne Williams, TV personality Maps Maponyane, media personality Lalla Hirayama and so many more at the exclusive J&B Met Main VVIP Marquee to enjoy amazing food and entertainment. With so much happening all at the same time, we wondered off to the prestigious Racing It’s A Rush VIP Marquee to spend some time mingling with Cindy Nell, Liezel van der Westhuizen and many more. The fashion was incredible and fantastically imaginative with best dressed couple prizes and entertainment by MiCasa. Thank you Hilton Weiner for dressing me to J&B Met 2015.

January 30, 2015

Da L.E.S is set to take the nation by storm

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South African Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S will embark on a nationwide tour from January to February 2015, bringing his hit album, Mandela Money, to fans this Friday in Cape Town at COCO, 30 January. The album, which features such smash hits as Fire, Heaven feat. AKA and Magz, and the chart-topping Dice, has dominated airwaves since its release, and has re-defined the standard of local Hip Hop, being lauded as one of the finest African Hip Hop albums of the decade. Also on the bill with Da L.E.S. will be a rotation of friends, including top DJ talents Dimplez, Zee and Milksake.

“Mandela Money is an album like no other – I’ve taken my sound to a whole new level and, performance-wise, I can’t wait to bring my energy to my fans around S.A.,” says Da L.E.S.

CÎROC is proud to present the Mandela Money Music Tour, which will see this talented member of the CÎROC Circle bringing his dynamic performance style to his masses of fans around SA,” says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

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The annual All White Pool Party, hosted by one of South Africa’s foremost Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S, has become a coveted fixture on every Johannesburg A-Lister’s social calendar, and this year was no different. This ultra-exclusive, invitation-only celebration – now in its 6th consecutive year – took place on the weekend and featured electrifying performances by several of SA’s most magnetic talents. The day’s incredible entertainment performances by Da L.E.S himself, Nigerian Reggae-Dancehall sensation Burna Boy, AKA and Anatii as well as DJs Milkshake, Speedsta and fellow CÎROC Circle member, DJ Dimplez. Also spotted at the All White Pool Party were singer Tamara Dey, 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, Shashi Naidoo, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale (both of whom are also part of the CÎROC Circle), amongst others.

“My annual All White Pool Party is about celebrating success and living the dream. This year my guests enjoyed a glamorous and high-energy CÎROC style experience to kick off 2015, a year in which I believe my career is set to rise to even greater heights – with the release of my new video for Dice and my upcoming nation-wide album tour for Mandela Money,” says Da L.E.S.

Along with performances of the song “Fire” and “All Eyes On Me” feat. Burna Boy, the event also saw the release of Da L.E.S’s new video for the song “Dice”, shot late last year in Los Angeles, California.

December 18, 2014

ciroc: south africa’s top talent set to shimmy!

12.18 Ciroc, Shimmy Beach Club (by Denzil Jacobs)

CÎROC’s Circle of four take over Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate 2014 in next-generation luxury style as four of South Africa’s most alluring talents and personalities, the CÎROC Circle, celebrates their milestone year in signature style at Shimmy Beach Club on the 20th of December from 3pm.

Comprised of top couterier David Tlale, magnetic fashionista Bonang Matheba, trail-blazing Hip Hop artist Da L.E.S and Top 40 hit-maker DJ Dimplez, the CÎROC Circle welcome South Africa to the most luxurious celebrations. Following on the runaway success of the first CÎROC Circle event at Rosebank’s Kong, the Cape Town event is the second celebration hosted by the group of talents. This thrilling event line-up is set to continue to bring global celebration style to South Africa throughout 2015. There certainly is a lot to celebrate, with David Tlale receiving a standing ovation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa, DJ Dimplez’s latest album Zeal hitting the number 1 spot on iTunes mere days after its release, Da L.E.S set to release the video for his chart-topping hit DICE, and Bonang Matheba being featured on the covers of True Love and Glamour Magazine, to name but a few accolades.

2014 has been a remarkable year for the CÎROC Circle, and the Shimmy Beach Club event will be a great way for them and their fans to celebrate their successes in true style, ” says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

Da L.E.S and DJ Dimplez are both set to perform at the event, and these two magnetic entertainers are sure to get guests on the dancefloor, as they bring their distinctive performace styles and dynamic sounds to the stage.

Shimmy Beach Club, one of Cape Town’s most glamorous destination venues, allows guests to take in magnificent views of the ocean and horizon, with chilled CÎROC perfect serves in hand – creating a truly VIP experience. This event extends the CÎROC Saturdays series hosted by Shimmy Beach Club, which immerses guests in the next-generation luxury style characteristic of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka. These events take place every Saturday, and will run until February 2015.

Click here to purchase tickets:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shimmy_pool_party_20dec/866741538/0/62792355

April 10, 2014

music: chad saaiman releases his latest single “Mi Amor”

04.10 Chad Saaiman, Mi Amor, Music, South Africa (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African R’nB/Pop singer Chad Saaiman has announced and released his latest single titled, “Mi Amor”. Ahead of his upcoming album, set for release in June 2014, Chad has made his new single available to listen for free on Soundcloud at  https://soundcloud.com/chadsaaiman-1/mi-amor – Check it out and feel free to let us know what you think of it!

March 28, 2014

tamia’s message to her south african fans – ‘beautiful surprise’ tour

03.28 Tamia, Beautiful Surprise Tour, Beautiful Surprise, South Africa (by Denzil Jacobs)

International singing sensation, Tamia will be performing live in South Africa as she brings her Beautiful Surprise World Tour to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth in just a few week and she tells me how much she loves South Africa and can’t wait to be back here.  Hear what Tamia had to say about South Africa at this link: DenzilJacobsOfficial on YouTube.

Cape Town – 26 April 2014

Johannesburg – 27-28 April 2014

Port Elizabeth – 30 April 2014

Tickets now available at www.computicket.com. (Ticket prices range from R290-R1000)

Purchase ‘Beautiful Surprise‘ on iTunes SA: https://itunes.apple.com/za/artist/tamia/id163125

Purchase ‘Beautiful Surprise‘ on iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beautiful-surprise/id714838081

August 15, 2013

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert 2013

Ard Matthews and Friends 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be taking place for the fourth year running on Thursday 29 August 2013. The concert will be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock. The popular South African singer, Ard Matthews who is also lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer, has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 3 years along with the assistance of top events and PR company, The Little Black Book. The annual charity concert brings together great South African talent to raise money for a worthy cause.

The line up this year include Ard Matthews, Albert Frost, James Stewart & Barry van Zyl, Louise Day, Dan Patlansky, Macstanley, White Collar Club, Schalk Burger SNR, DJ Dino Moran, DJ Gary Cool and Dan Nicholl as host for the night.

Funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”, a charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organization is – trust – and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts. The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the world’s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment.

For more information on the concert visit the Facebook Page.

For more information on “We The Good People” visit the website: www.wethegoodpeople.org.

Date: Thursday 29 August 2013

Time: 19h30

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock.

Tickets: R150.00 at www.webtickets.co.za

August 2, 2013

katy perry goes brunette with ‘roar’

Katy Perry, Roar (by Denzil Jacobs)

In a new video clip promoting her upcoming single Roar,” singer Katy Perry is going dark and making a statement about her new music. The clip starts out with Perry, wearing red lipstick, a black collar choker and a striped ensemble, opening a lighter and holding the flame in front of her face while standing in a pitch-black room. Perry then lifts up her blue wig (made famous by her “California Gurls” music video) and lights it on fire. Perry stands holding her fiery hairpiece for several seconds before “#Roar Aug. 12” flashes across the screen.

Roar will be Perry‘s first single off her upcoming album Prism. The 28 year old singer announced the title of her album earlier this week with a giant gold truck that was spotted driving around L.A. Katy tweeted this earlier today, “WE DON’T NEED NO WATER LET THE BABY BLUE BURN,” along with a link to her wig-burning video.

August 1, 2013

tinseltown tidbits: matt damon, lindsay lohan, mariah carey, nick jonas

Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey, Matt Damon, Elysium, Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers (by Denzil Jacobs)

According to a report from E! News, Lindsay Lohan is currently at a private residence with her sober coach, and plans to stay there until her European vacation where she will promote her new film “The Canyons. A letter from Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center states that Lindsay Lohan should have court-ordered therapy, in order to ensure her success with the program, “We feel that it is critical that Ms. Lohan have court ordered therapy, specifically three fifty-minute sessions a week for the next eighteen months,” the letter explains. “This should be done face to face while she is in town, and via skype or phone session is she is out of town. Our entire clinical team is in unanimous agreement that if these sessions are not required by the court and attendance not verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a set up for almost certain failure.” In addition, LiLo‘s attorney says the actress is “doing amazing” after completing rehab.

Oscar winner Matt Damon was up for the task when asked by director Neill Blomkamp to bulk up for his role in Elysium. “[Neill] was so specific about what he wanted me to look like. He actually had a picture with my face tacked onto this guy with this body, and they literally hired me a trainer and I went to him with the picture,” Damon explained to Variety. “It was four hours a day in the gym — and I’m not 26 anymore, but I got in shape.”

Just weeks after it’s release, Mariah Carey‘s latest summer smash hit song, #Beautiful featuring Miguel has reached platinum status with 1000 000 digital downloads. In anticipation for the release of her upcoming album, tentatively titled “The Art Of Letting Go” due out soon, Carey seemed to have fun with the record, collaborating with a variety of rappers including Young Jeezy. In addition, pleasing her Spanish fans, the songstress even recorded a Spanglish version of the song, called #Hermosa. See iTunes for the available versions of “#Beautiful”.

Taking a leaf out of Justin Bieber‘s book, 20 year old Jonas Brothers singer, Nick Jonas took to Instagram to last Tuesday to post a shirtless selfie of his ripped body with a note attached, “I never do this but… Healthy living and fitness update. Post workout picture. #diabeticinshape #2.0”. In the photo the Jonas Brother, donning his Nike workout shorts, lifts his right arm above his head while staring mesmerizingly into the camera. Guess, if you’re working hard and looking good, you may as well show it off! Check out Nick’s Instagram here.

July 1, 2013

music: mariah carey, robin thicke, kelly roland

Mariah Carey, Beautiful, Miguel, Young Jeezy, Jeezy, BET 2013, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines, Kelly Roland, Talk A Good Game (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last night, the biggest selling female recording artist in history performed her latest single, “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel and Jeezy at the BET Awards 2013. The singer performed the latest remix of this record live, after releasing it on YouTube on Saturday night, the day before the BET Awards. In addition, Mariah and Miguel re-sung the track in Spanish and English, with the title “#Hermosa” for all her Spanish speaking fans. Click here to hear the new remixes of “#Beautiful”.

Spending another week at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week, with “Blurred Lines“,  Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams celebrates their remix with rapper T.I. Performing at the BET Awards 2013 last night, Thicke ventured out into the award show audience to get everyone involved while T.I. made a cameo.

Possibly the strongest track on her new album, “Dirty Laundry” is the latest single from former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Roland. On the new track , Kelly sings about the jealousy she felt living in the shadow of her high-achieving former bandmate, Beyoncé, as the lyrics journey through a variety of topics.