Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bucket Seat: 2017 BMW 4 Series Facelift

The BMW 3 Series face-lift has been on the roads for little over a year now and it was only time it's two door variant received the subtle cosmetic changes as well. Yesterday BMW SA released images showing these changes to the 4 Series line up which includes the Coupe, Cabriolet and Gran Coupe. Like the 3 Series, the major changes see's a revised LED headlamp configuration as well has new design to the tail light LED's. 

Engines on the 4 Series were changed with the 3 Series face-lift seeing that the models all use the same engines, it wouldn't have made sense for BMW to still continue making the older ones just for the 4 Series, so nothing has changed under the hood.  As I said for the 3 Series, while these changes are subtle, they add a bit more character to the car and style. All these upgrades also transfer over to the M4 Coupe and M4 Cabriolet. I look forward to testing the new variants soon. 


Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Choon: GoldFish feat. Diamond Thug - Deep Of The Night

This week's featured track is courtesy of memoirs of my Cape Town trip late last year, having seen Goldfish do their thing at the legendary Submerged Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club. The South African duo who are signed onto the Armada music label have built a cult following throughout the world and with good reason too. They make great music and one of their latest releases is today's track which features Diamond Thug. The song is getting plenty of airplay on the local radio stations, and that's not mainly due to the 90% local content thing but because it's a damn good track and quite catchy too!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Kings & Queens of Comedy - Bigger & Funnier than ever!

Durban, get ready to laugh your way into 2017 with some of the best comedians in the country! This February see's the Kings and Queens of comedy franchise return to the East Coast, and it is guaranteed to be a show of hysterical proportions, with a bigger and funnier stellar line up than before. It will be the show to kick off the world tour of the Kings and Queens of Comedy and it all goes down on the 11th of February 2017 and the Durban ICC. 

Taking to the stage with their comical armour and witty swords are Marc Lottering, Tumi Morake, Loyiso Gola, Celeste Ntuli, Leeanda Reddy, Krijay Govender, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Joey Rasdien, Tol AssMo, Khanyisa Bunu and Rory Petzer. Leading the evenings proceedings is Durban's favourite comedian, Darren Maule with a special guest appearance by Morgan Beatbox. 

Kings and Queens of Comedy began in 2012 in Johannesburg and has since grown to be one of the leading comedy brands in South Africa, promoting and showcasing local talent from around the country. Don't miss out on all the laughter by getting your tickets today to the funniest show in town. Tickets range from R185 and are now available through Computicket online and leading outlets. 

The show details again:

Date: Saturday, 11th February 2017
Time: 20h00 (Doors open at 19h00)
Venue; Durban ICC, 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bucket Seat: 2018 Lexus LS500

It's the first big motor show of the year and NAIAS 2017 didn't fail to deliver. A lot of the Asian manufacturers were eager to show what they had in store and with good reason. There were some surprised and some models that people knew about and couldn't wait to see it on display, one such model was the next generation Lexus LS. It first broke cover at the 2015 Tokyo Motor show and was dubbed the LF-FC concept and wowed the crowds with it's sharp edges and radical design. Most of it comes from the recently launched LC500. While it being the luxury flagship model of the Lexus line up, it looks sleek as a sports coupe. On the inside, it's a world of luxury and technology, from the premium leather stitched seats to the large information screen which is controlled by a touch pad. Lexus are really affirming their intentions of being the number contender against the Germans and this new LS surely proves that they mean business. While it has tough competition against the likes of the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes Benz S-Class, they really are giving the consumer something else to think about. 


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Monday Choon: Clean Bandit - Rockabye (Jack Wins Remix)

It's the second week of 2017 and most of the working class are heading back to the 9 to 5's today, so we got a great track to get the mood going and set the tone for the rest of the working year. By now you've surely heard the new track "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne Marie, as it's been played almost everywhere and on every platform this past month, anyway we got the best remix of the track. Yes I know that's a bold statement but trust me, I've heard a few remixes of this song and while they may be good, this one just wins over and over again. Coincidentally, the guys who did the remix surname is Wins. The Jack Wins Remix of Rockabye!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Maserati Cape Town Race Week

My past trip to Cape Town saw me visit the V&A Waterfront where Maserati SA were hosting the Maserati Cape Town Race Week. It is Cape Town's premier yacht racing regatta which is built upon a foundation laid by many great summer regattas before it. With Maserati at the forefront, the organisers and Royal Cape Yacht club believe that the opportunity is now to create an even that has a lasting impact on sailing in South Africa, but also the community of Cape Town at Large. 

With some of the biggest sailing events in the world being hosted in Cape Town, it made perfect sense for Maserati to seize this opportunity. The Volvo Ocean Race, The Vendee Globe, The Clipper Race and Cape To Rio all taking place from December till March and Maserati will be there showcasing some of their vehicle range, including their recently launched SUV, the Levante. Also on offer to visitors is the Corsa Classica Museum with some classics of yesteryear from the Italian Supercar manufacturer. It was an excellent display and attracted the crowds in the area. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Get Real on Safari!

With the new year brings in a lot of resolutions, most of which would be to live a healthier life and make better eating choices but how many actually follow through with their resolutions? Most give up after two months, some after two weeks and then there are the select few that actually go the distance. For many, one of the main reasons for giving up is finding nutritional and healthy foods to fit in with their lifestyle. Not everyone has the time to meal prep for the entire week in colour coded lunch boxes and when in a hurry, they often grab a chocolate or packet of crisps to suppress that hunger. What if there was a healthy alternative to all of this? Safari, the leaders in dried fruit in South Africa recently sent me a hamper which consisted of a variety of their offerings. 

From dried fruit, energy bars, roasted nuts, fruit rolls and new min packets consisting of mixes with nuts, fruits and chocolate! I've been munching my way through them ever since and not only do they all taste great but are way more healthier than my usual forms of snacks. So why did Safari send me all this stuff? Well it's to kick of their "Get Real" campaign, when you buy any of the promotional packs with the "Get Real" sticker on it, all you have to do is SMS the unique code found inside the packet to 37684 and you could stand a chance to win your share of R500,000 in cool prizes! 


Apart from Safari products being a great nourishing snack, each product is made from real fruits and nuts that really taste good, They're natures tasty snack! So, here's to enjoying a well-balanced lifestyle in 2017! For more information on the competition, you can visit their Facebook page at Safari Dried Fruit & Nuts. Competition ends on the 31st of January so get out there and get yourself some Safari Products now! 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Monday Choon: Kyle Watson & Popartlive - Sink Deep (Nora En Pure Remix)

It's the second day of 2017 and the first post of the year for the blog, quite fitting that it all starts with a Monday Choon! While some may be back at work, many are still enjoying pretty much in party mode. It's hard to deny that this summer has seen and increase in Deep House fans, myself being one of them and the number of Deep House parties this summer is a testament to that. The Corona SunSets Festival showcased some of the best in the business, one of the artist whom performed there was none other than SA's very own Kyle Watson. Kyle who collaborated with Popartlive for his hit track 'Don't Talk' which featured on the playlist of many local radio stations found himself back in studio with Popartlive for today's featured track. I first heard the song on Tiesto's Clublife podcast and it caught me offguard but was pretty stoked to hear another South African artist music being played on his show, others include Nora En Pure who did the remix to 'Sink Deep' and is our featured track of the week to kick off 2017. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Shimmy Summer in Cape Town

If you find yourself in the mother city over the festive season, there is only one place to be and be seen and that is Shimmy Beach Club! The cities hottest parties are going down at the ocean front club with the biggest names in the industry headlining the shows. From Black Coffee Summer, Amarda Deep and Goldfish Submerged, there really is no excuse for you to miss any of it! Having partied Sunday night away there myself I can honestly say there is no party like a Shimmy Beach Party! For all info on up coming events, see below for dates and times. Tickets can be bought via their website. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Corona SunSets Festival 2016

As far as musical festivals has to go, I can confidently say that last Friday's Corona Sunsets Festival was easily one of the best I've attended. Whilst it might not be the biggest, it did draw close to 6,000 people, couple that with the most gorgeous setting and venue for an event, add some of the best artists locally and internationally and you have yourself one hell of a show! The setting couldn't be more perfect, The Bungalow in Clifton, nestled on the coastline of the Atlantic with Lions head over looking and the 12 Apostles on the side, it really was stunning setting. The set up was just as awesome, with the SunSet projection stage having the back of Lions head behind it, dance floor prepped with beach sand, shaded areas for you to chill in and a host of bars serving ice cold Corona's or Corona inspired cocktails and food stalls for those in attendance. For those who wanted something a little extra, there was the VIP area at the Bungalow. 

There's a lot to celebrate with local SA music and that was evident from the stellar line up, with Tresor, Cara Frew, Kyle Deutsche, Sketchy Bongo, Strange Loving, Crazy Whiteboy and Kyle Watson taking charge of the stage till sunset, when the international headliners took over. First up was Sam Feldt, the Dutch DJ who was accompanied by a violinist on stage really got the crowd going with  his hits such as Runaways and Summer on You. Next up was a local lass who has been making quite a name for herself abroad, Nora En Pure her track Back to the Beach was a firm favourite with many and she even dropped her latest track 'Diving with Whales', onto the finale for the night, the much anticipated Duke Dumont, performing for the first time in the country really stole the show. It was everything we anticipated and more. The awesome projections onto the main stage were mesmerizing to say the least and the show ended with a brilliant flame and pyrotechnic exhibition but nothing to loud or big to disturb the locals. 

Honestly, this was one of the best events I've been to, quality all around, from set up to the artists and venue. If Corona SunSets comes back in 2017, you can bet your bottom dollar I'd be back there again...with more sunblock this time round though.