Joburg nightlife is in for a treat over the next few weeks as TOYTOY presents 5 X 5 – a series of premium events spread over 5 consecutive Fridays and featuring 5 international DJs hosted at TOYTOY home base, And Club, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Friday 31 January
Kicking things off will be the satellite event for the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF), an internationally acclaimed festival that takes place at the V&A Waterfront over the weekend of 7 – 9 February. USA West Coast techno label, Dirtybird’s very own J.Phlip, AKA Jessica Philippe will be heading the line up for the evening.
Friday 7 February
The reigns are handed over to Cape Town born DJ and producer, Portable. The Lisbon based Portable is also the co-founder of the label Süd Electronic from which he released the African- influenced Powers Of Ten album that oozes influences from his heritage and is expansive in his sonic exploration of life and sounds in Lisbon at the time.
Friday 14 February
On Valentine’s Day the ladies will take center stage at 5 X 5 with an all female line-up headlined by the superbly talented and beautiful Rebekah (UK). This prolific producer is said to have found inspiration from the likes of Derrick Carter, Richie Hawtin, Billy Nasty and Dave Clarke and has done remixes and singles to feature on all prominent labels spreading world wide.
Friday 21 February
London’s very own Eric Volta will be stepping up to the decks. The shy, Germany based, underground electronic music guru needs no introduction. He has released singles far and wide, has collaborated with elite artists such as D’Ablo, Cozzy D, and is recent business partner to Sebastian Voigt of Lokee Music and Because We Can Records. This deep, poignant musician speaks of his belief in the journey of life that should speak honestly through his music.
Friday 28 February
Lastly on the TOYTOY 5 X 5 lineup will be the legendary Björn Wilke. Known for his hypnotic sounds, this German producer and businessman has played in more than 40 countries at very diverse locations, from floats – Love Parade (Berlin) to the Alps mountaintops – Rave on Snow, to boats and yachts and all places exclusive and exotic. His multipart company, ‘Kaato’, is an artist, events agency as well as lifestyle lab and the in-house label of Kaato Music has over 20 releases including Stimming, Vincenzo, Afrilounge, Emerson Todd, Chris Wood, Mic Newman, Sebbo, D. Diggler, Afrilounge and Björn himself, and is also responsible for events and label nights that are held in worldwide.
Tickets & Details
Ticket will be available at the door (R40 before 10pm, R80 thereafter).
Doors open at 21h00.
And Club address: 36 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein.
For more info, check out the event’s page.