By Jeoffrey Mukubi
WINDHOEK nightspot, the ever-popular Chopsi’s, was treated to the rare talents of Cape Town deejaying sensation, Desert_ Head, who delivered a set that included his signature mixture of hip-hop, electro house and dub step.
The crowd went absolutely nuts at the Red Bull Music Academy After-Party event last Saturday, every time a beat was dropped.
There was little room to dance, so everyone on the floor was bopping constantly with their heads or waving their hands in the air, like they just didn’t care, as Desert_Head mixed his tunes to perfection.
The VIPs had a great view of everything that was going on, while enjoying Absolute Vodka, Cranberry juice and Red Bull, compliments of Red Bull Namibia. Desert_Head’s delivery on the decks played a significant role in inspiring and motivating Namibian artists, who were in attendance. The trendy bar hosted a plethora of Namibian celebrities and regular party-goers as well. Desert_Head’s set was absolutely electrifying and had people moving throughout.
The Afroberries, who are also Red Bull Namibia brand ambassadors, also gave a thrilling 45-minute set that rocked the house, with their mixture of local classics and Southern African afro-house tunes.
The Deck Geeks did not disappoint the crowd, as well. Known predominantly for their love of hip-hop, their set was on point, mixing an array of new school and old school hip-hop that had the crowd dancing till the early morning hours. Earlier in the day, at a Red Bull Music Academy session, Desert_Head shared his experiences at Red Bull Music Academy 2016 in Montreal, Canada with an array of Namibian artists and producers.
He also shared his experiences of entering the music industry as a young and upcoming DJ. More than 40 hand-selected Namibian artists, DJs and producers took part in this session, including the likes of Lize Ehlers, Enchante, Meta, Bradley Anthony and the Deck Geeks.
They were also provided with a platform to share their ideas and participated in a ‘Q&A’ workshop.
Red Bull Music Academy is an internationally renowned series of workshops and festivals, founded in 1998 by Red Bull.
The aim of the Windhoek session was to foster creativity in music and celebrate the culture and creative minds behind it.
“We aspired to uplift our local music scene and to provide a foundation among our upcoming artists, to apply for the Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin 2018,” said Red Bull Namibia Brand Manager, Nadja Geiger.
Desert_Head showcasing his deejaying skills at the Red Bull Music Academy
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