This weekend Durban and UmLazi get their blend on as the Hennessy Artistry tour continues with events on Saturday and Sunday respectively…
MyCityByNight caught up with Crazy White Boy and threw a few questions their way to get their point of view:
What attracted you to Hennessy Artistry?
We were lucky enough to be approached by Lauren Terras at Goactive8 but it’s been a campaign we’ve been watching over the years so it’s great to be considered for 2011.
As a South African Artist, how does it feel to be part of campaign which has worked with international artists such as Q-Tip and The Roots?
To be named in the same sentence as that calibre of artist is an honour in itself, so we feel very privileged.
There’s a unique blend of musical talents, genres and generations – how has it been working with all these artists?
We’ve been working overseas so we haven’t had a chance to really get involved with the other artists as of yet. But now that we are home we will be getting involved heavily in all the projects. We’re looking forward to working on the track with all the artists and collaborating with them on stage.
Have you worked with any of these artists before?
Can’t say we have
How does your unique sound complement the other collaborating artists?
Thats a tough question as our sound is every evolving. We come from an Electro and Big room background so when we make a tune even we don’t know how it is going to come out in the end. We spend most of our time on the post production.
What can we expect at your Hennessy Artistry build up event this weekend?
Its going to be loud! We will be experimenting with some of our new records we have been working on while we were in Portugal. To be honest, the UmLazi gig in Durban is what we are looking forward to the most. Our sound is urban and even though we have been producing our ‘ghetto tech’ style for some time, we don’t often get the chance to see how people in the township areas react to our records.
Where are the Hennessy Artistry build up events happening this weekend?
On Saturday night (3 Sep) we will be playing with Zakes Bantwini and Slikour at FTV on Florida Road and then on Sunday afternoon it’s UmLazi from 16h00.
This weekends events:
Event: Hennessy Artistry
Date: 3 September 2011
Venue: FTV, 153 Florida Rd, Morningside, Durban
Line-up: Zakes Bantwini, Slikour, Crazy White Boy, ProVerb (MC) & guests
Date: 4 September 2011
Venue: Max’s Lifestyle, V Section, Umlazi
Line-up: Crazy White Boy & ProVerb (MC)