Weekend Turn Up meets the King of Gqom … DJ Lag

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Weekend Turn Up meets the King of Gqom … DJ Lag

Let’s go, fam! Let’s meet the one and only DJ Lag, powered by adidas. Exclusive, online and up close. One of the original pioneers and creators of the unique gqom sound coming out of Durban, DJ Lag (real name Lwazi Asanda Gwala, born in Clermont in 1995) has been on the scene since 2013. After...

Weekend Turn Up interviews Yashna International – and all we can say is “Yass, Yashna, yass!”

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Weekend Turn Up interviews Yashna International – and all we can say is “Yass, Yashna, yass!”

Multi-genre singer/songwriter Yashna International, queen of boss energy, hates coffee and heels – but loves music and has a passion for her craft that you have to respect when you realise the many successes she achieved despite the challenges. Weekend Turn Up never found out why she couldn’t live without coffee, but the heels thing...

Weekend Turn Up, powered by adidas, chats with Clout Internet Boyz

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Weekend Turn Up, powered by adidas, chats with Clout Internet Boyz

Clout Internet Boyz is a five-member group from Durban, with friendships and beginnings that started in high school. The crew is shaking things up on the hip hop/rap circuit there, here, where you are and on streaming channels. Core members of the squad are Brawley, Alone, LeoDaLeo, Votron and SoulKit who, together with other collaborators...

MC Reggie works hard – and laughs harder. An exclusive interview from Weekend Turn Up

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

MC Reggie works hard – and laughs harder. An exclusive interview from Weekend Turn Up

Weekend Turn Up’s interview with MC Reggie didn’t exactly go as planned. It was way more fun. Five things he can’t live without? Seven, actually – but gotta love his enthusiasm. And his optimism. And his work ethic, which would kill-off anyone less committed and energetic. This Durban musician is a prolific song dropper. And...

Priddy Prince is on the block. A Weekend Turn Up exclusive interview

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Priddy Prince is on the block. A Weekend Turn Up exclusive interview

New rapper on the block – Priddy Prince aka Lil Giant (real name Elias Domingos) – powered by adidas, is driving everyone crazy with his hip hop/rap lyrics and talent. Born in Cape Town in 2005, he started rapping at the age of seven. Inspired by his older brother – who continues to inspire him,...

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031Choppa x Weekend Turn Up – “up-and-coming” right at ya – Powered by adidas

Choosing to be known only by his rap name, 031Choppa is a producer, songwriter, rapper and singer who has worked with Marcus Harvey, Riky Rick, Maglera Doe Boy, Aubrey Qwana, Sjava, Costa Titch, Moozlie and other new wave talents. This man’s rising in power so hard, he could zoom straight past if you so much as blink. Mind you, he is and has always been a fast mover. He matriculated at just 16, leaving Kwamashu in KZN soon after for Ejozi. (Every life experience becomes part of 031Choppa’s musical storytelling…

Shizze x Weekend Turn Up – powered by adidas (and his people)

When five of five favourite things are communication- or people-based, it’s clear what motivates and inspires this Durban-born hip hop, rap and trap artist. He’s come a long way since he started making music in Grade 9, although he was writing songs far earlier. While KZN has produced many successful South African new age hip hop rappers, it’s a tough place to catch a break. Talent often has to take second place to the sheer hard work it takes to get out there and be seen and heard. Shizze pushed…

Desire Marea x Weekend Turn Up – sensational, insanely talented life force

Powered by adidas, their family and their fans, Desire Marea can’t live without a bit of bling but could happily live offline (for a while anyway) and wishes they could stop doubting and second guessing. But judging by their acclaimed first debut solo album and live performances, we have to wonder why such a talent would confess to a bit of insecurity. Perhaps that’s part of the appeal? Desire is enigmatic and wide-open. A complex, flamboyant free spirit who enjoys simple pleasures like being in a park. A joyful laugh…

“I am Vigro Deep” – Weekend Turn Up tells the “Untold Story”

Weekend Turn Up, powered by adidas, met with Vigro Deep, highly-respected DJ and record producer to find out where this sensational is headed and his plans to conquer the world. Born in Atteridgeville (as Kamogelo Phetla) he vibed the streets of Tshwane with his style of amapiano, breaking through boundaries and setting South Africa ablaze with an innovative sound inspired by his home city. Vigro Deep is an incredibly hard worker – he became famous while still in school which he left (in 10th grade) to pursue his career. He’s…

031 Goats – how can they be this hot when they’re chillin’?

Weekend Turn Up interviewed 031 Goats to check out what’s behind their energy and innovation and found that each of them is motivated by different reasons. Yet it all comes together seamlessly in their work because they’re all on the same mission: to be remembered forever, worldwide, as people who revolutionised the dance and music industry. This power squad from Durban broke out from the Gqom and house scene to elevate the hip hop and dance game. And Aylo, Tayo & Zile have already left a permanent impression on urban…

Phantom Steeze opens up (exclusively) to Weekend Turn Up

Unexpected, unpredictable, refreshing – That’s Phantom Steeze. This Tembisa-born legend originally rose to fame as a dancer and choreographer, acclaimed for dance campaigns for mega brands such as FUBU, VUZU, Big Brother and Coca-Cola. Although he may have switched from dancing (only) to rap, he never actually stopped moving and it’s an electrifying combo. While he felt he’d “hit the ceiling” as a dancer, he crashed through it as a musician, producer and songwriter. Phantom Steeze has been the creative force behind some of the greatest hits of our time…

Tellaman x Weekend Turn Up – Telling it like it is

When Weekend Turn Up met Tellaman, it was such a laid back, chilled and mellow chat, we could’ve sat around for hours. He comes across as the kind of best friend you wish you had – loyal, inspirational, easy-going yet huge fun to hang out with – especially if a friend could drop the kind of music he does. The man is shining, shining, shining – but it took him 15 years of hard work to get to where he is today. Born and bred in Durban, Tellaman (real name…

Valley Sixteen x Weekend Turn Up – powered by adidas (and hot sauce)

Capetonian indie-pop singer & producer, Gabi du Plessis (aka Valley Sixteen) is an authentic, unapologetic musician who wrote hits for other singers before taking the risk in 2021 to release her own voice, giving us songs that both heal and break your heart. Named in May 2021 as an Apple Music Up Next artist, she’s experienced her share of career lows and highs (dare we say, valleys and mountains?), but – like all great creators, she never gave up. Some of those lows were literally floors – her debut EP,…

Sportscene’s New Cape Town Flagship Store

The Buzz Behind the Canal Walk store Our store in Cape Town has been undergoing major changes over the past few months and it was launched in a typical Sportscene style. We debuted a series of in-house performances by some of Cape Town’s favourite artists such as Dee Koala, Kash CPT and E-Jay CPT, all of which were broadcasted live on Sportscene Radio. Haven’t heard of Sportscene Radio? Just know that it is where the sound of the underground urban culture is at. The new and revamped Canal Walk store…

Custom Culture feat. Money Badoo

Custom Culture is a sportscene Studio series that is focused on style, fashion and sustainability. Every episode of Custom Culture poses a design challenge for our host, Sonia. She will engage with each episode’s guests in order to design a custom garment through a series of challenges. In the end, Sonia will create a fashionable and sustainable outfit from scratch for that episode’s guest. Our host for the show is a young, creative entrepreneur, Sonia Tona (@soniatona_). She is also a model, designer and content creator. This episode’s guest is…