Party Home Alone WIth DStv’s #LockDownHouseParty On Channel O

You may be under lockdown – but that doesn’t mean you can’t party. As long as it’s at home alone, of course. So while we’ll all be following the confinement rules set out by the government, come weekend, everyone’s going to want to let their hair down a bit, which is why Channel O (DStv Channel 320) together with Hunter’s Cider will be presenting #LockdownHouseParty from 27 March until 11 April every Friday and Saturday night from 18:00 until midnight.

The show will be hosted by popular multi-talented DJs pH and Shimza, who are guaranteed to get the party started. The innovative duo had already launched an online livestreaming event #OnlineQuarantineParty that attracted over 134 000 streams via Twitter in just six hours and eventually reached almost more than a million people across different platforms. Now, the two DJs have partnered with Channel O and Hunter’s Cider to bring you #LockdownHouseParty.

Featured DJs include Dj Maphorisa, Black Motion, Dj Zinhle, MFR Souls, Earful Soul, Ms Cosmo, DJ Fresh, Mo Flava and so many more. So get your besties onto Facetime and rage along “virtually” in your own living rooms to pre-recorded sets from some of your favourite South African DJs.

It’s been well-documented that people who are feeling sad, anxious or depressed can have their spirits lifted by listening to lively music, so it might be a good idea to get your whole family involved.

For just a few hours, put the outside worries of the world on hold and let the music lift you to new heights as you all dance along to the vibey beats.


True Music Sessions Coming To Channel O

Kid Fonque and Ballantine’s presents True Music Sessions coming to Channel O

Catch it on Channel O (DStv channel 320) from Thursday 26 September 2019

Prolific DJ, producer, label owner, promoter and radio show host Kid Fonque joined forces withBallantine’s Scotch Whisky, a Pernod Ricard brand, in September 2019 for the True Music Tour across South Africa, and will now be bringing their journey to SA television screens with Kid Fonque presents True Music Sessions from Thursday 26th September 2019 on Channel O (DStv channel 320) at 21:30 CAT.

The concept of Kid Fonque Presents started in 2018 as a collaboration with Ballantine’s where Kid Fonque traveled to different cities in the country, hand picking the Dj’s on the line up and also creating a podcast called True Music Exchange. For the 2019 edition he joined forces with Ballantine’s, who since 2015 has supported credible music with a free-spirited sense of self-expression through their True Music project, and thus the Kid Fonque presents True Music Sessions was born.

In the upcoming TV show produced by Militia Broadcast, Kid Fonque and Ballantine’s have cherry picked artists that they love to showcase in the true sense of the word, doing things their way. The twenty four minutes episodes will give audiences a glimpse into their worlds, where they are able to share the passion and experiences that drive what they do and inspire the music they create, starting off with meteoric dance DJ duo Lemon & Herb in the first episode.

Other amazing and prolific artists featured on this season are as grand and diverse as South Africa’s landscapes and include; Sió, Daev Martian, Ziyon, Jazzuelle, Kususa and Nonku Phiri.

Kid Fonque said on the project: “I have always resonated with non – commercial music, music that is not intended to be on national Top 20’s, True Music. My radio show has always championed the South African underground, presenting amazing sounds from diverse artists on a weekly basis and I can’t wait to do the same thing on TV. To get in depth & personal with these creative artists and their music.”

Brand Manager for Single Malts, Keval Ramraj added: “This is the next step for us, taking a stand for True Music with artists who do it their own way. We could not think of a better way to share it with the world than on Channel O and having these artists story told through a legend, Kid Fonque.”

Kid Fonque presents True Music Sessions brought to you by Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky, a Pernod Ricard Brand premieres on Thursday 26th September 2019 on Channel O at 21:30 CAT (DStv channel 320). The extended one hour interview and artists set can be watched online on Ballantine’s YouTube page.

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