Just Move Records and Hlanganani Music host Mario Basanov,
in JHB 14th December 2013. Click for details
Hlanganani (meaning ‘come together’ in Zulu) Project is an initiative that hopes to inspire & motivate the musical youth of South Africa while also exposing the best local music.
The project launches with Andre Lodemann on 29 Nov/30 Nov/1 Dec in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban respectively and will provide a platform for musicians, promoters, marketers and record label owners to interact with one another before getting to party to their favourite international artists. It will be spread over 4 weeks in all 3 cities and so far XDB and Mario Basanov are the international acts also confirmed.
The initiative strives to showcase a new breed of artists & promoters pushing boundaries but still keeping in touch with their South African roots and not driven solely by profit but with a burning desire to help grow the music scene. Local promoters will include Private Life, For The Record, Plastic People plus more. Some of the local artists will include Julz Sanchez, Terrence Pearce, Mig Madiq, Sibonelo Zulu, Sahin Meyer, Mr Neo and more
In 2014, Hlanganani will host events on international shores including the artists discovered during the project in South Africa as well as launch a record label which will collaborate local with international artists. The first release being by South African act B’utiza and remixed by international artists XDB and Christian Prommer, all of which hopes to open up more opportunities for undiscovered South African talent worldwide.
=|= Mario Basanov =|= in JHB
Mario Basanov is a name that will start to become familiar to many. Already a hero in his home country of Lithuania after winning producer of the year in 2011 in their annual music awards, Mario has gone on to champion the world. Mario rose to fame with his producing partner Vidis who together crafted a string of underground hits such as ‘I’ll Be Gone’, ‘Who’s Shot The Silence?’, and ‘Changed’ all becoming huge international phenomena. Swiftly followed by their debut artist album ‘Changed’ released to universal critical acclaim in February 2012.
It was back in 2009 Mario revealed his love affair with a more sentimental Disco and Deep House sound. His first solo release came on the respected Australian imprint Future Classic, followed by the unforgettable Balearic sun infused ‘Caribbean Girl’ on UK label Under The Shade. The real turning points were his releases on Needwant, the deep piano stomper ‘Up’ and follow up Lonely Days, featuring Mario’s own vocals, are both just a hint of what Mario is set to achieve with his individual productions.
Today Mario counts the likes of Solomun, Tensnake, Maceo Plex and Soul Clap amongst his music’s fans. His reputation has continued to balloon at the start of this year with sort after remixes for bands such as Metronomy and Crazy P, as well as a brand new single ‘We Are Child of Love’ featuring another two of Mario’s own reinterpretations alongside the original.
It is not only Mario’s outstanding production that make’s people take note but Mario’s scope and versatility. He is just as comfortable producing a pop infused vocal as making tasteful underground dancefloor weapons. House, Disco and Electronica; its all there in Mario’s repertoire. His creativity and abilities show genres appear as names and not boundaries.
South African dates are as follows:
:: Andre Lodemann ::
29 November - Cape Town with Private Life
1 December – Durban
:: XDB ::
6 December – Cape Town with For The Record
7 December – Johannesburg with Plastic People
8 December – Durban
:: Mario Basanov ::
13 December - Cape Town with Private Life
14 December – Johannesburg with Just Move Records
15 December – Durban
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