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DJ Atjazz billed for uhuru bash

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BRITISH disc spinner and producer Martin Iveson, popularly known as DJ Atjazz, has promised an explosive gig during his debut performance in the country on Monday night to usher Basotho into the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations the next day.

Atjazz is one of several artistes billed to perform at the event dubbed “Independence House Explosion” along with South African and local acts at Maseru Mall’s Ba.One.

South Africa’s Dazz, Delux Mmino and Do Me will also feature in the bash, along with local heavyweights Tapi Delux, Black Bee, Saxzo and Zagro DJs.

According to one of the organisers, DJ Quizy, the event will be a night of House music bliss.

“We have lined up this event to usher Basotho and people living here into the 50th independence anniversary in style. Most will be from work so this will be the perfect opportunity to unwind and move into the national celebrations in a festive mood.

“Just as it is on New Year’s Eve, we will have fireworks at 12 midnight and toast to the incredible milestone for the country,” Quizy said.

Quizy said they chose Atjazz because he had never been to the country and is also celebrating 20 years in music. The renowned musician is expected to play from 11pm till 1am.

For his part, Atjazz told XpressPeople said he was looking forward to his much anticipated performance.

“Lesotho remains a mystery to me and to be honest I am yet to find out what it has in store for me. But I am very excited to come down as I have been looking forward to this for weeks,” he said.

“My sets consist of warm, soul-filled house music for both men and women. Something to connect, combine and bring together like-minded souls. Big stubby bass-lines, choppy hip-shaking beats and some melodies of which some people will most likely hum along to.”

Atjazz also said playing to a new crowd was never easy but all one has to do is connect with the crowd by keeping the head high often.

“I always tell those who want to reach out with their skill or talent to make sure their music or sets give them and others goose-bumps as this is the reaction of excitement and interest,” he said.

“This also comes with a price as one has to be very critical of oneself and the music he is playing. With this, one will reach the people he is meant to reach and without this, it is going to be a long road of ego and disappointment. Connect with your soul, it will do the rest. Hard work is also a massive factor.”


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