Next week from the 29th of October to the 3rd of November, Jozi will be host to the Red Bull Music Academy for one of its infamous Bass Camps.
Over the course of five days 30 participants from around the country will come together at the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein, to get a taste of what it’s like being a participant at the Red Bull Music Academy.
Three of the country’s most talented and esteemed producers, DJ Black Coffee, Culoe de Song and Julian Gomez have had the chance of getting mentored as participants by some of the most prolific names in music during previous Red Bull Music Academy editions. They will now share their experience and knowledge with the selected Bass Camp participants in lectures, studio sessions and live performances.
The participant’s days will be spent absorbing knowledge and breaking bread with some of South Africa’s music legends and pioneers followed by studio time in five high-end studios specially installed by the Red Bull Music Academy team. The final day’s program will include a lecture by the international DJ and production legend François K, who recently took part in the Red Bull Music Academy earlier this year in New York. This will be open to the public to experience it first-hand.
After putting what they’ve learnt from the masters to good use in the studios, the participants’ nights will be spent performing and playing at club nights in venues around the city.
Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Johannesburg Events open to the public include:
30 Oct – RBMA Club Night at Kitcheners MX Doppe, JakobSnake & Kid Fonque
31 Oct – Ragga Night with Admiral and Jah Seed at Bassline
1 Nov – RBMA Club Night at Great Dane: dj low, Crosby, Richard the Third, SATORI, Jazzuelle
1 Nov – TOYTOY at And (Alexander Theatre): Kat La Kat, JakobSnake, Monique Pascal, Ryan Sullivan
2 Nov – Deep Space at And (Alexander Theatre) with Francois K, Kid Fonque, Thibo Tazz, G-Force
3 Nov – Bass Camp Soweto Sessions at Chaf Pozi: Francois K, Black Coffee, Vinny Da Vinci and Christos, Jullian Gomes, Kid Fonque, Trancemicsoul
I also have some exciting news to share about The Red Bull Music Academy this week so keep those eyes peeled on my blog.
Photo of RBMA Alumnus Jullian Gomes courtesy of Tyrone Bradley.