I recently caught up with Ian Papenfus and Zelda Joubert to get you the inside scoop on the return of Oolong Rooftop events. The ‘Born to Skit’ team is returning with a bang this Friday 5 February at Oolong Lounge with special guest DJ Vimo.
Ian (the talent manager of the group) describes the Rooftop events and music as “funky freshhh” and as a “House music culture – non-commercial only for the true of heart in the underground music scene.” This local event has grown over the past six years and keeps growing with each production. The demand for these Bloemfontein DJs has exploded in recent years. Over the past holidays they completed a coastal tour playing Knysna, Mosselbay and Diaz.
Ian gives recognition for the success of these events to “groups of talents that merged to develop a standard like no other…” He says: “Each person brought a different set of skills to the table and we worked alongside our hosts of the event, Oolong management, to host the best “party in town”.
Previous featured guest DJs included Lady Lea, Vimo, Ru-b, Rays da Funk, Stereo P, Alfred Goldsmith Faure, Schalk M Louw, Royal Groove, The Flying Dutchman, The Resident, Smiddie, Cupcake, Lady Dee , Zelly-J and DJ Ian (Reds) Hebrew XV to name a few. They inspire to grow house culture and share the love of music by showcasing local Bloem talent alongside National DJs.
Bloemfontein I will see you this Friday at Oolong Lounge for this special edition of Oolong Rooftop not to be missed! You can also follow the movement on their Facebook page (Oolong Rooftop) where they post upcoming event details. Keep your eyes on this blog for an exclusive interview on the Iam Sound Academy opening this year in Bloemfontein.
Event: Resident Series Special Edition – Rooftop Re-Launch
Venue: Oolong Lounge, 16B 2nd Avenue, Westdene Bloemfontein
Date: Friday 5 February 2016
Time: 19h00 till late
Entrance Fee: R20per person
DJ’s: Vimo, Zelly-J, Royal Groove, The Flying Dutchman, The Resident, Smiddie, Cupcake and Lady Dee