Joburg Day 2012 (Review) & Prime Circle Interview

94.7 Highveld stereo and Santam started spring off with a bang thanks to some awesome music, that definitely got some animals out of hiding after the winter.

Riversands farm saw a huge turnout of at least 22 000 people in attendance to see performances by the likes of  Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele, ChianoSky, GoodLuck, Kongos, GoldFish, Crazy White Boy, Pascal & Pearce, Mi Casa, Locnville, Toya Delazy, Graeme Watkins Project, Tailor and even a performance by David Hasselhoff.

I got a gap to have a chat with Ross from Prime Circle after their show… Here’s what went down:

Describe Joburg Day 2012 in a sentence.

Biggest, bestest, baddest

How was show?

It was like playing to miniature city. It was freaking excellent. The Crowd kills me every time. it was beautiful...

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[Update 2014-11-06] WhatsApp Closing? WhatsApp Starting to Charge for Use? Hoax!

Over the past few days more and more rumours about WhatsApp have come up. There are 2 main messages making the rounds, one of which is supposedly about WhatsApp closing on the 28th of Jan 2012 saying:

“Whatsapp is shutting down on 28th Jan Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill...

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What You Should Know About Music Formats and Sound Quality

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AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless Encoder, MP3 and WAV are some of the music formats you should have heard of in the past, some possibly more than others though. These also happen to be the music formats supported by iTunes and therefore also by your iDevice… So which of these is the best music format to use and what should you look out for to unsure the best music quality of your songs to enjoy crisp, clear sound?

Lets get stuck into a quick introduction to the music formats:

AAC

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) was designed to be the MP3 format’s successor. AAC boasts better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rate, which is generally achieved.

With AAC the following improvements over MP3 were achieved:

  • More sample frequencies (from 8 to 96 kHz) than MP3 (16 to 48 kHz)
  • Up to 48 channels (MP3 su...
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What’s Playing On My Headphones This Month (July 2011)

Stairway To Heaven
 
 
I get asked a lot what new music I have, so for those of you who want it, use it, don’t use it… So, today I decided to post this, something a bit different and make it available fo those who want some music suggestions. Here is the list of my new music.
 
Thanks to the one person who helped with adding some more to the collection with song names today, you know who you are…(UPDATE: 18 July 2011): If you want a song or want to know something, please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll see what I can arrange :-)So, below is the list for those who want:
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