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“THIOMI” meaning “THE CHANTS”

Posted by Dj priesty On February - 14 - 2015
The much awaited album from E’Mwana is finally ready for everyone to enjoy……E’Mwana are planning to make the 28th February 2015  the most amazing day of your music life.The album named “THIOMI” meaning “THE CHANTS” is a fuse of Kikuyu rap & beautiful melodies from STAN NGURU (Singer) KOBOLE (Rapper).
E’Mwana will be joined on stage by the super amazing “JazzInFolk”
THIOMI fb ART

Poems on Walls

Posted by Dj priesty On February - 14 - 2015
The Second Edition of Poems on Walls is happening this March on the 13th and 14th. Poems on Walls is one of Aftisa Lounge’s signature events, and will be happening at Thika Town’s Eton Hotel. The event will exhibit in exceptional style, poems written and submitted by local talent. So it’s important that if you are a poet to send us your best piece-a piece you feel fully captures this edition’s theme, ‘Exploring true poetry’.

• Friday Night Gala (7pm-10pm) – KSH.500
• Saturday (9am-6pm):
Advance-KSH.300
At the gate-KSH.400
• Seasonal tickets (for both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th) – KSH.700
 
call 0723 928 920 /0704 752 702

2015 Dj Academy intake

Posted by Dj priesty On February - 14 - 2015

2015 intake is in progress  The academy promises internship for the best three students and one month of engagement and practice for willing student after the course work.

The course duration is 8 weeks and the fee is 35,000kshs.

Registration Fee is 1000kshs.

 

Enroll Now for the Dj academy, contact info@x-hoodz.com/0720-104163

 

 

Beginner DJ Course (4 WKS)

Whether you’re taking your first steps as a DJ or are a professional looking to further your skills, this intensive course is designed to provide long-lasting results in a short time. The sessions are mostly practical mixing & basic theory. Particular attention is given to those critical elements that make the difference between just mixing and being a great DJ: the importance of the play list, the role of the DJ, the relationship with audience, career opportunities and more.

Our courses:-

  1. Basic DJeeing
  2. Advance DJeeing
  1. Basic DJ Course: -

This is the ideal course for a beginner who wants to explore his / her creativity in this field.

  • Equipment
  • CDs
  • Basic music theory
  • Mixing Tools
  • Monitoring
  • Mixing & Blending music
  • Dj decisions
  • Business
  • Mp3s
  • Marketing

This course is designed to leave graduates with all the foundation, technical, physical and musical skills necessary to become competent DJs.

Modules

  1. The importance of a clean and efficient working area, tidy, organized cabling and common safety procedures.
  2. Equipment & Setup  What components are needed in a basic DJ setup. Understanding the turntable and mixer and its various components.
  3. Track Structure, Introduction to beats, bars and phrases. How dance music is structured and the different sound elements. Track structures and the affect on the mix.
  4. Headphone Handling, Cueing up with headphones. Split cueing and setting the correct volumes. Headphone referencing.
  5. Beat Matching & Mixing  Phrase and drop mixing including cutting. The use of EQs. Line level mixing. Cross fader and mixer functions.
  6. Set Construction  Picking appropriate music for a venue or audience. Artistry and how to best represent your chosen sound.
  7. Mixing Assessment / Performance

Advance DJ (Digital DJ) (4WKS)

Course Overview

  • Learn to DJ from digital mp3s using software like Rane Serato, Torq (Industry Standard).
  • Tips & tricks with using your laptop & CD decs. (A blend between Hardware & Software.)
  • Make crates & play lists in Serato.
  • Make Sets for your gig / show.
  • Song library management.
  • Using various samples & effects in Serato.

Overview

This course covers all the essential scratch techniques needed to take your skills and performance to the next level.

Modules

  1.  Basic history of scratching and hiphop elements.
  2. Equipment Introduction & Setup,Quick rundown on the equipment and best ways for setting up for scratching.
  3. Basic Scratch Techniques  Chirp, transformer, up fade, stabs and baby scratching.
  4. Cross Fader Training Basic fader techniques and scratching over beats.
  5. Mixing  Basic hiphop beat mixing and beat juggling.
  6. (Advanced Scratch Techniques,  Learn flare, orbit, crab and drumming scratch techniques.) STUDENTS LEARN ON THEIR OWN

TV CHANNEL CALLS FOR GOSPEL MUSIC VIDEOS

Posted by Dj priesty On February - 14 - 2015


TV CHANNEL CALLS FOR GOSPEL MUSIC VIDEOS

Johannesburg, 6 September 2012: ONE Gospel, Multichoices’ 24 hour Gospel Music channel on the DStv and GOtv platform is requesting gospel music video submissions from across Africa. The channel is particularly in search of gospel music from East and West Africa as part of a strategy to revitalize the channels offering.

The process to submit a music video is simple. After receiving the one page form from ONE Gospel all that is left is to drop your music video in the mail. Shortly after ONE Gospel will tell you whether your music video has passed the required broadcast standards and your video will be added to the tracklist to be playlisted exposing your video to audiences across the African diaspora. The channels unique positioning allows your video to be viewed by people in 47 African countries.

ONE Gospel is about music; music from all genres, all spheres, all denominations, all people, all countries but most importantly its music with a message. Gospel music enjoys the largest following of any musical genre in Africa giving ONE Gospel the unique platform to reach audiences throughout East, West, Central and Southern Africa. Our content provides joy, purpose and a sense of spiritual wellbeing to our audience.

To submit  your music video to ONE Gospel simply email mvids@onegospel.co.za and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about seeing your video playlisted on Africa’s No. 1 Gospel Music channel.

To learn more about ONE Gospel, please go to www.onegospel.co.za. Connect with the channel on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ONEGospel or join the conversation on Twitter at @onegospel.

ENDS

For further information, please contact

ONE Gospel

Nathan Ro

Tel: +27 11 285 6000

mvids@onegospel.co.za

ONE Gospel

Wendy van Eyck

info@onegospel.co.za

ABOUT ONE Gospel

ONE Gospel is a 24- hour Christian music channel, including key content driven shows in-between, with over a million viewers in South Africa alone. The channel also broadcasts to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa and much of West Africa. The channel has been broadcasting since November 2007 and can be found on any DStv decoder on the African continent by tuning into Channel 331.

· One Gospel was WON in the 3rd AFRICA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS for the Best Gospel TV Programme Award in June 2012.

· One Gospel was nominated in the 2nd AFRICA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS for the Best Gospel TV Programme Award in May 2011.

· ONE Gospel won during the annual CROWN Gospel music awards 2011, for House of Prayer in the category of Best Gospel TV show.

Music and Dj academy

Posted by Dj priesty On February - 14 - 2015

DJ ACADEMY
Beginner DJ Course (4 WKS)
Whether you’re taking your first steps as a DJ or are a professional looking to further your skills, this intensive course is designed to provide long-lasting results in a short time. The sessions are mostly practical mixing & basic theory. Particular attention is given to those critical elements that make the difference between just mixing and being a great DJ: the importance of the play list, the role of the DJ, the relationship with audience, career opportunities and more.
Our courses:-
1. Basic DJ
2. Advance DJ – Digital DJ
1. Basic DJ Course: –
This is the ideal course for a beginner who wants to explore his / her creativity in this field.
• Equipment
• CD’s
• Basic music theory
• Mixing Tools
• Monitoring
• Mixing & Blending music
• Dj decisions
• Business
• Mp3’s
This course is designed to leave graduates with all the foundation, technical, physical and musical skills necessary to become competent DJs.
Modules
1. Safety – The importance of a clean and efficient working area, tidy, organized cabling and common safety procedures.
2. Equipment & Setup – What compents are needed in a basic DJ setup. Understanding the turntable and mixer and its various components.
3. Track Structure – Introduction to beats, bars and phrases. How dance music is structured and the different sound elements. Track structures and the affect on the mix.
4. Headphone Handling – Cueing up with headphones. Split cueing and setting the correct volumes. Headphone referencing.
5. Beat Matching & Mixing – Phrase and drop mixing including cutting. The use of EQs. Line level mixing. Cross fader and mixer functions.
6. Set Construction – Picking appropriate music for a venue or audience. Artistry and how to best represent your chosen sound.
7. Mixing Assessment / Performance

Advance DJ– Digital DJ (4WKS)
Course Overview
• Learn to DJ from digital mp3s using software like Rane Serato, Torq (Industry Standard).
• Tips & tricks with using your laptop & CD decs. (A blend between Hardware & Software.)
• Make crates & play lists in Serato.
• Make Sets for your gig / show.
• Song library management.
• Using various samples & effects in Serato.
Overview
This course covers all the essential scratch techniques needed to take your skills and performance to the next level.
Modules
1. History – Basic hiistory of scratching and hiphop elements.
2. Equipment Introduction & Setup – Quick rundown on the equipment and best ways for setting up for scratching.
3. Basic Scratch Techniques – Chirp, transformer, up fade, stabs and baby scratching.
4. Cross Fader Training – Basic fader techniques and scratching over beats.
5. Mixing – Basic hiphop beat mixing and beat juggling.
6. (Advanced Scratch Techniques – Learn flare, orbit, crab and drumming scratch techniques.) STUDENTS LEARN ON THEIR OWN

Music Production Course
(12 Weeks)
Overview
The Reason Music Production course provides students with a basic understanding of production techniques and their implementation within the Propeller head software environment. Our course is specifically tailored. This course will have you making music today!
Modules
1. Basics of Recording software’s, what they can do & working with their file types & sound libraries.
2. Basics of MIDI.
3. Basics of synthesis and creating/using sounds.
4. Basic recording/sampling & sample editing.
5. Basic samplers & advanced samplers & working with zones/layers.
6. Working with loops & drum machines.
7. Sequencers: How they work and creating individual parts.
8. Sequencing: Utilizing parts and structuring a composition.
9. Mixers: Introduction and routing/signal flow. Levels, panning & automation.
10. Mixing: EQ & Compression.
11. Mixing: Reverbs, delays & time based FX. (Chorus/Phasers/Flangers)
12. Mastering: The final stage.


Meet Pro Beatz (Samzido)

Posted by Dj priesty On June - 25 - 2014
PRO BEATZ

Xhoodz studio PRODUCER

Samuel kang’ethe AKA PRO BEATZ (Samzido) is a  renowned producer based in Thika under x-hoodz studios. His love for music began way back as he was initially a dancer with the group ‘blessed nation’ but he got into serious music production back in 2008. He’s a cross genre(hiphop, pop, kapuka, ragga, reggae,afrosoul etc) producer, arranger, mastering genius and he draws inspiration from practically anything with a sound that he can experiment with in his lab.
He plans to take music in Kenya to the next level and he believes there’s space for Kenyan content in the international market. He has worked with some top artists and recorded in top studios and he believes passion, hard work, motivation and mental grit take you as far but God takes you furthest.
He can be reached at:
Tel. No.  +254711198108
Email:samuel@x-hoodz.com

LIVE LIFE LOUD CONCERT

Posted by Dj priesty On February - 28 - 2014

livelifeloudMADLOVE LOUNGE-KENYA, ROUGH DIAMONDS PROJECTS (S.A) & NAIROBI CHAPEL CHURCH (Ngong Rd) present
– LIVE LIFE LOUD- (Urban Gospel Festival)
#LiveLifeLoudKE

A youth/young adult gathering featuring Gospel Hiphop legend & 116 Clique Co-founder (SHO BARAKA), U.K/ Nigerian Christian rapper & Lampmode’s 1st International signee (S.O the KID), South Africa’s Urban Revivalist & Youth Cultural Shaper (GREGORY CASSIM) along with Kenya’s FINEST Gospel Music performers/ministers,bands, poets & dancers.
#LiveLifeLoudKE

There will also be Xanax LIVE Dj mixes, Urban Worship (Praise), Inter-Church /college sports competition, B-boy/ Break-dance showcase, Rap cypher, Snacks/barbeque
#LiveLifeLoudKE

PROGRAMME
Artists’ Creative Workshop 10am – 1pm
Madlove Lounge 1pm – 6pm
#LiveLifeLoudKE 6pm – 9pm

CHARGES
Advanced Tickets go for KSH. 200
Gate Charges are KSH. 300
#LiveLifeLoudKE

Top-notch SECURITY…Within compound & its environs, from the main road to the gate of Nairobi Chapel in the evening.
#LiveLifeLoudKE

Follow me as I follow Christ! #LiveLifeLoudKE

2014 Dj Academy intake

Posted by Dj priesty On August - 4 - 2013

2014 intake is in progress  The academy promises internship for the best three students and one month of engagement and practice for willing student after the Payday Loan course work.

The course duration is 8 weeks and the fee is 35,000kshs.

Registration Fee is 1000kshs.

 

Enroll Now for the Dj academy, contact 0720104163

The Kenyan gospel industry welcomes the newest female singer going by the stage name Tybe.

Tybe has dropped her single titled No Worries, an uplifting song about living life without worrying about tomorrow because Jesus has taken care of it.

It is a really nice song and Tybe’s voice does the song justice

No Worries – TYBE

Posted by Dj priesty

No Worries – TYBE

Posted by Dj priesty
Feb-21-2015

Joyce Omondi ft. Rigga – NIFICHE

Posted by Dj priesty
Jan-30-2015

Saint Stevoh – OH MY (EpisodeIII)

Posted by Dj priesty
Sep-25-2014

Mr. Googz – Redemption

Posted by Dj priesty
Jul-18-2014

Nue Nendete Reloaded Aning’ning’ Dance-Mbuvi

Posted by Dj priesty
Jun-25-2014