Wild waves, loud music and good vibes this April

2019-03-27 06:02
Sketchy Bongo.PHOTO: supplied

Sketchy Bongo.PHOTO: supplied

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CHILL out under warm South Coast summer skies at the Wild Coast Sun’s Wild Waves Pool Party on April 6. With a pristine backdrop, awesome DJs on the decks and a great vibe, this is a pool party you don’t want to miss.

Prominent local DJs hitting the decks include Dj Sox, DJ Funky Qla and Sketchy Bongo. Also in the mix are BlaQ Soul, DJ Wami, DJ Luh, Rawnik, DJ Bunene, Joe Da DJ and DJ Nelou.

DJ Sox needs little introduction to those on KZN’s club scene. Now part of DJ duo Durban’s Finest, DJ Sox started playing in nightclubs at age 18 due to his successful house parties that got him attention from clubs and other promoters.

Before he knew it, he was playing at top nights clubs and parties around the country and abroad with big name DJs.

Durbanite Sketchy Bongo, whose real name is Yuvir Pillay, is known for wearing his signature ski-mask.

He started producing beats and making hip hop music at the age of 13 together with his long-time friend Arnold “Aewon Wolf” Phillips. In 2012 he got a chance to play his own songs in Durban clubs after event organiser and club DJ George Kretsos offered him a spot in his line-up. He is a part of a group called Wolf Pack, which consists of a group of producers, artists, graphic designers, rappers and kwaito artists.

In April 2016, Pillay was signed by a US label, Ultra. He is the only producer in South Africa to have his own feature on MTV Base, which playlisted all tracks produced by him.

Funky Qla, real name Sphamandla Qiniso Ngema, is a Durban-based music maestro who produces Gqom House — the dark steel-cladded, drum-pounding music genre straight from the Durban townships. The #FreshPrinceOfGqom has been making music since 2011 but gained traction in the year 2016 when he produced Konke Kuhamba Kahle, that featured in Durban’s Finest Reloaded album. His latest offerings are Obaleka, featuring DJ Websta; Biggie on the vocals, as well as Gwara Gwara by DJ Bongz, both which dropped in the first quarter of 2018.

The theme is “Hawaii” for the Wild Waves Pool Party, so dress in your brightest, island-style garb and gather your friends for a thumping all night party. Bar areas and food stalls will be available.

Tickets are R150 at the Wild Coast Sun PRO desk or book a ticket over the phone. Alternatively, e-mail wcs.events@suninternational.com

The party kicks off at 7pm and will continue until 4am.


The Maritzburg Fever, with Sun International, is giving away two VIP tickets to the Wild Waves Pool Party and a one-night stay for two people at the Wild Coast Sun, breakfast included.

To win, like the Maritzburg Fever’s,Facebook page, like the post, tag as many friends as you can in the comments section and share the competition.

Competition closes on Monday, April 1.

Ts&Cs apply.


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