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This back-to-back tour will see these two fearless, forward-looking artists play Zakifo Festival, Durban (May 25th), Bassline Festival, Johannesburg (May 26th), and Bushfire Festival, Malkerns, Swaziland (May 27th). These events are linked by Igoda, a unique and innovative concept that brings together the finest music festivals within Southern Africa to create one of the first touring circuits on the African continent.
K-$ and DJ Doowap will also join Sri-Lankan star M.I.A. on her first-ever African shows, taking place on June 7th in Cape Town and June 8th in Johannesburg.
“As an artist, I’ve realised that my sound, my spirit, my performance is always in a constant state of evolution,” says K-$, a Cape Town-based DJ and cultural figurehead. “Now, touring the Igoda route with my friend Doowap, we get to evolve together, learn from new audiences, and take our show to the next level. There’s nothing more beautiful to me than being able to bring to light everything I represent through music, and allow others to let go, be free, and just dance.”
“Everything about my eclectic bass set; from the captivating visuals, to the hypnotic dancing and the blend of genres, is amalgamated to put the audience in a sonic trance,” adds Doowap. “The idea of my set is to create an altered dimension and safe space that allows individuals to liberate themselves through a state of euphoria and dance.”
K-$’s deep love for timeless classics and the rhythms emerging from the golden years of RnB, Funk, Disco and Soul have informed a style that seamlessly brings this multi-dimensional heritage into the contemporary realm. The raw energy and extra-terrestrial power is evident in his sets at the country’s premier clubs and festivals, breaking cultural and genre based prejudices as he goes, as well as educating, enlightening and entertaining. With over 150 shows in 2017 alone, K-$ has played multiple platforms – including Rinse FM and Boiler Room where he not only opened up the Cape Town edition with a trademark show, but also starred in the Boiler Room TV movie about the place of his birth.
Over the past five years, Khetsiwe DJ Doowap Morgan has become known for her skilled and inventive live mix deejaying that is fast seeing her become a contender on the continent’s music scene. Among Doowap’s most recent gigs was a slot at the first ever AfroPunk Festival in Johannesburg and she has also played Basha Uhuru Festival, Faro, Oppikoppi, Zone 6, Throwback ChillOut (Randlords), Kitcheners, Inner City Outer Space (And Nightclub), Great Dane and the Todo Ocean Festival in Mozambique. With a background in sound engineering, Doowap is known for her bass-heavy style, with her sets taking in everything from hip-hop to trap, grime, gqom and more. Doowap presented YFM 99.2’s Hot 99 Dubstep chart in 2013, hosted the Taste Maker Series on SABC 1 and currently hosts her own show, Basspiration, on R1Wradio.
K-$ & Doowap Igoda Regional Tour 2018 is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.
Tour Events Listing
- Durban – Zakifo Festival
Friday 25th May – 8pm – R150
Address: Views at Twenty5, 25 Silver Avenue, Morningside, Durban
- Johannesburg – Bassline Fest
Saturday 26th May – Time TBC – R400
Address: Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg
- Malkerns – Bushfire Festival
Sunday 27th May – Time TBC – E230
Address: House on Fire, Malkerns Valley, Kingdom of Swaziland
- Cape Town – The Old Biscuit Mill
Thursday 7th June – 9pm – R300
Address: 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
- Johannesburg – Newtown Music Factory
Friday 8th June – 10pm – R300
Address: 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Johannesburg