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Party: Electrafrique, Jan. 18 2014 @ Carnivore Restaurant

Electrafrique NBO Jan poster
Tired of the monotony of Top 40/commercial music played most Nairobian clubs? Time for some exciting combination of electronic and live music performances thanks to Electrafrique! This Saturday and every other third Saturday of the month in 2014; Kenya’s premium entertainment brands and the only collective that performs Afro-Electronic Music and quality Electronic Dance Music (EDM) blended with live performances: Electrafrique DJs will be holding it down at the Carnivore’s Simba Salon.

Hosted by Electrafrique’s pioneer DJ Cortega, in partnership with Electrique DJs and the authentic Beat Parade Band from Kenya, who are well versed with traditional instruments like drums and percussion, this music ensemble will merge live African music with an electro/futuristic twist.

Electrafrique is a premier dance music show, which brings together a worldwide network of artists fusing elements of African music with Electronic beats. Electrafrique finds roots in African rhythms and musical traditions, adding a contemporary urban/futuristic electronic twist to its groove. This culminates into an experience that identifies solidly as African and resonates with people and dance floors in all corners of the world.

Soon (Jan 11th) after premiering another monthly Electrafrique dance party dedicated to African music lovers in New York in conjunction with Okayafrica, Electrafrique will be hosting a themed monthly event every third Saturday of the month at the Carnivore, in Nairobi. The event will feature renowned local & international acts on a regular basis. They have in the recent past hosted Black Motion (South Africa), Boddhi Satva(CAR), Carlos Mena (US), or Renato Xtrova (Angola); all (except Boddhi ) for the first time in Kenya.

January 16, 2014 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Party: Electrafrique Nairobi 2013 Season Finale, Dec. 20 2013 @ Tree House – Museum Hill

Electrafrique Poster
DATE: Friday, 20th December 2013
VENUE: Tree House, Museum Hill
TIME: 9PM – 5AM
ENTRANCE: KShs. 500
AGE: +21

Hosted By: DJ Cortega & Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade Band

Guest DJs: Sesi & DJ Norah

Emcee: Coco D. Rasta Ngori

Join the movement and witness the marriage between Native and Contemporary Instruments as THE BEAT PARADE BAND injects The African Rhythm to the best of Afro, Deep, Soulful and Tribal House Tunes courtesy of DJ CORTEGA and ELECTRIQUE DJS, SESI & DJ NORAH. It will be a night of non-stop dancing to thumping beats, rhythmic drums and the melodious Sax. The ELECTRAFRIQUE family, is a worldwide network of Artistes & Deejays fusing African and Electronic sounds.

Electrafrique is premier concert series bringing together a worldwide network of artistes fusing elements of African music with Electronic Music.Pioneered by Swiss international Dj Cortega, and championed by such brand ambassadors as Electrique Djs & The Beat Parade Band from Kenya,Electrafrique is an obsession with the magical rhythm element in African Music in fusion with contemporary urban/futuristic electronic beats culminating in a sound that identifies solidly as African and resonates with people from all corners of the world.

Music Policy
AFRO HOUSE | DEEP HOUSE | SOULFUL HOUSE | TRIBAL HOUSE | AFRICAN SOUL|COUPE DE CALLE |KUDURO

December 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/NYE Party: 6am Kenya’s Beach Life, Dec. 31 2013 @ Safari Beach Hotel – Diani

Beachlife 2014 IG
5pm to 9am this is the Diani party you NEVER miss! When that sun rises and you’re on still on the beach, in a new year, having a great time!

DJ Lineup includes international stalwarts Roger Shah (DE), Sebastien Leger (FR) and CRAZY WHITE BOY (ZA), alongside Kenyan heroes Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega, DJ K, Human Mateo, FoOzak & Franki B, Beng-Beng and DJ Drazen

2nd Stage: DJ Stylez, DJ John, Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega round #2

Tickets for Beach life in Diani at Safari Beach Hotel are finally in shops now! Get yours now before they sell out. Advance tickets are 3500/= and VIP tickets are 8000/=

Nairobi
Converse (Junction and Galleria)
Hedgehog Creative (Sarit Centre 1st Floor)
Arabian Corner (Village Market and Diamond Plaza)
Mister Wok (Capital Centre Mombasa Road)

Mombasa
Converse (Nyali City Mall)
Café Mocha (Nyali Cinemax)
Arabian Corner (Nyali)

Diani
Safari Beach Hotel

VIP tickets are ONLY available in advance. VIP tickets will not be available at the gate, and there are no upgrades to VIP.

VIP tickets (limited to 200 only) will give you access to the VIP area with finger food / bitings though the night, free sheesha, VIP only washrooms and VIP only priority bar with cocktails and champagne/sparkling wine bottles for sale.

Limited regular tickets will be available at the gate for 5000/=.

Strictly 21+

Management reserves the right to admission.

Proof of Age will be required, No copies of ID’s or Passports allowed (unless stamped by immigration/Embassy for passports only).

Only Original ID’s /Drivers Licenses/Passports will be accepted.

Student ID’s will NOT be accepted.

Tickets purchased by underage persons will NOT guarantee entry and will not be refunded.

No Bottles, No Weapons, No Drugs – BEACHLIFE NYE is a responsible party.

December 16, 2013 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Party: Electrafrique Nairobi Hosts Carlos Mena, Nov. 23 2013 @ Treehouse

Carlos Mena
Electrafrique Proudly Presents CARLOS MENA a.k.a CASAMENA LIVE AT ELECTRAFRIQUE

Date: November 23, 2013
Venue: Treehouse
Time: 9 pm – 5 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1, 000

Hosted By:
★ DJ Cortega
★ Electrique DJs &The Beat Parade Band
★ Mc: Coco D. Rasta Ngori

Sponsored By:
★Tribe Hotel

CARLOS MENA PROFILE
Carlos Mena is a music producer and DJ that has produced music for platinum selling artist Arrested Development, Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde), Osunlade’s Yoruba Records, Vega Records, Got Soul Records, and Atjazz Record Co, just to name a few. Carlos is also the founder and president of Ocha Records, and Ocha Mzansi a sub-label focused on the house music of South Africa. Artists that have releases and remixes on the label, include, Black Coffee, Culoe de Song, Black Motion, Mzee, Lulo Café, DJ Qness, Atjazz, Osunlade, Layabouts, Manoo, Deetron and Ezel.

His ability to bridge South African sounds and the international house scene has found him remixing major South African acts like Professor and Freshly Ground for official international release. His eclectic DJ sets continue to garner him the label of one of the hottest DJs on the U.S.A. circuit, playing at major house music events like Dance Ritual, Deep, S.A Miami Invasion and Libation.

Carlos Mena has been with SA’s biggest youth radio station YFM99.2 on their house show The Warehouse 99.2 for the past two years. The 2 hour show is hosted by Just Mo and Josi Chave. Carlos, also affectionately known as “King Casamena” in South Africa is on the program presenting an exclusive mix every last Friday of the month. Known for his consistent ability to break records on the wildly successful Casamena Radio Hour, he continues to do more of the same on his segment on YFM.

Carlos Mena has played a significant role in the growth of SA House music abroad through his label Ocha Records (N.Y), sub-label Ocha Mzansi (SA) and his own program. A DJ and producer of deep and soulful house, hip-hop and Latin music with over 25 years of experience, as well as being a priest within the Afro-Cuban spiritual tradition called Lukumi, Carlos Mena is poised to bring forth new fusions of genres while respecting and maintaining traditions.

Music Policy
AFRO HOUSE | DEEP HOUSE | SOULFUL HOUSE | TRIBAL HOUSE | AFRICAN SOUL | COUPE DECALE | KUDURO


Media Policy
All photography or other forms of media coverage such as video recording or interviews are restricted to the official Electrafrique Media Team.

Electrafrique & Tree House reserves the right to deny entry to anyone in violation of these rights.

November 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

Hip Hop Rapsody feat. DJ Cortega & Point Blank, Nov. 19 2013 @ Choices

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Date: November 19, 2013
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 9 pm to 1 pm
No cover charge!

November 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Mashujaa Day Concert/Party: Renato Xtrova Live feat Sarabi, Oct. 20 2013 @ Tree House

Electrafrique
Electrafrique Proudly presents Renato Xtrova Live @ Electafrique also featuring Sarabi Live in Concert

Date: Sunday 20th October 2013
Venue: Tree House, Nairobi
Time: 7pm – 5am
Tickets: Kshs. 1000
Age: +21 (proof of age required)

Hosted By: Dj Cortega,Electrique Djs & the Beat Parade Band
MC: Coco Rasta Ngori

Sarabi will be performing Live from 8pm, paying tribute to Kenya’s Mashujaa’s including the Westage Heroes.

RENATO XTROVA PROFILE
Costa, Renato best known as Xtrova was born in Luanda, Angola, and early age showed interest in the world of DJs and musical production inspired by the bests national and international djs that marked the end of his 90s and early 2000. In 2003, he discovered his passion for house music. Renato Xtrova has since done many collaborations, productions and remixes and when it comes to House Music in Africa Renato Xtrova is a name to keep in mind, because without doubt this young man is a great promise in the world of electronic music specifically in the House Music.

SARABI PROFILE
SARABI was formed in 2005 and has in the recent years proved to be one of the most promising Afro Fusion Band in Kenya. The group is made up of 8 young Men hailing from the Eastlands Slums of Nairobi. All the members started playing music at an early age of 11 yrs and have over the years worked together to create one of the most solid bands in the Kenyan Music Scene.
Their music, made up of heavy traditional Kenyan Rythms, Benga and a blend of Western sounds has proved to be the missing link in the Afro-fusion Genre of Music. A feature on Drum Magazine in Oct 2007 declared the Band as the next force in Kenyan music.

Electrafrique is premier concert series bringing together a worldwide network of artistes fusing elements of African music with Electronic Music. Pioneered by Swiss international Dj Cortega, and championed by such brand ambassadors as Electrique Djs & The Beat Parade Band from Kenya, Electrafrique is an obsession with the magical rhythm element in African Music in fusion with contemporary urban/futuristic electronic beats culminating in a sound that identifies solidly as African and resonates with people from all corners of the world.

Music Policy
AFRO HOUSE | DEEP HOUSE | SOULFUL HOUSE | TRIBAL HOUSE | AFRICAN SOUL | COUPE DE CALLE | KUDURO

Media Policy
All photography or other forms of media coverage such as video recording or interviews are restricted to the official Electrafrique Media Team.

Electrafrique & Tree House reserves the right to deny entry to anyone in violation of these rights.

October 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm 3 comments

Party: Electrafrique Nairobi – June Edition, Jun. 22 2013 @ Tree House

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Electrique DJs, Dj Cortega plus The Beat Parade Band are delighted to welcome all to another explosive edition of Electrafrique Nairobi @ Tree House – June Edition

Date: Saturday, 22nd June 2013
Venue: Tree House, Museum Hill, Westlands
Time: From 9pm – 5am
Entry: Ksh 500
Age: Strictly +21(Proof of Age required)

This Edition will feature Electrique DJs: B-dj, Dj Somi, Andrea with the incredible L.A as a special guest Dj and The Beat Parade Band Live composed of Dave on Lead Guitar, Jack The Sax Anduuru, Kevin Chagalla on Lead traditional Drums, Kaboge Chagalla on the Djembe, Ongeri Magati on Shakers

Mc of the Night is Hot 96′s Coco Rasta Ngori

Music Policy
Afro House | Deep House | Soulful House | Tribal House | Tech House|African Soul|Afro Funk|Coupe De Calle |Kuduro|

What to expect

Electrafrique & Tree House reserve the right to entry.

June 19, 2013 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

Taste Awards 2013 Ceremony, Jan. 31 2013 @ Karura Forest

Taste 2013
Date: January 31, 2013
Venue: Karura Forest
Time: From 7:00pm til Late
Tickets: Ksh 5,000 [Find more info here]
Tickets include complimentary Heineken, Ciroc cocktail, Mara Wine and delightful food.
Contact: Kunali Dodhia on 0722 499 669 or email kunali@taste.co.ke

Entertainment by DJ Cortega, Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade Band. Includes spectacular After Party!

Website: http://www.awards.co.ke

January 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Electrafrique 2013 Season Premier, Jan. 12 2013 @ Tree House

Electrafrique 2013 Season Premier
Date: January 12 2013
Venue: Tree House Club, Museum Hill Westlands
Time: 9 pm – 5 am
Tickets: Kshs 500
Age: +21

Join the movement and witness the marriage between Native and Contemporary Instruments as THE BEAT PARADE BAND injects The African Rhythm to the best of Deep, Soulful, Disco and Tribal House Tunes courtesy of DJ CORTEGA and THE ELECTRIQUE DJS.

MC: Coco Rasta Ngori

It will be a night of non-stop dancing to thumping beats, rhythmic drums and the melodious Sax.

The ELECTRAFRIQUE family, is a worldwide network of Artistes & Deejays fusing African and Electronic sounds.

Music Policy
AFRO HOUSE | DEEP HOUSE | SOULFUL HOUSE | TRIBAL HOUSE | TECH HOUSE|AFRICAN SOUL |FUNK|DISCO|NU DISCO|COUPE DE CALLE |KUDURO

More details:
www.djcortega.com
www.soundcloud.com/cortega
www.facebook.com/electriquedjsonline
http://www.soundcloud.com/elecetriquedjs

January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXXVII with DJ Cortega, Edith Weutonga, Eddie Grey + Muthoni the DQ, Sept. 2 2012 @ Leisure Gardens


Date: September 2, 2012
Venue: Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village
Time: 1-7pm
Tickets: Gate Adults Kshs 1500 and Kids Kshs 500
Advance Tickets at Kshs 1300 available at Ticket Sasa

Get familiar with
DJ Cortega

Edith Weutonga

Eddie Grey

Muthoni the DQ

The CoCreate B&W Campaign

August 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Kikoy Culture 2012 with Dinka, Aug. 25 2012 @ the Ngong Racecourse


The 6:am Entertainment presents Kikoy Culture 2012

Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: the Ngong Racecourse
Time: 9pm-6am
Tickets: Kshs 1500/- advance, and Kshs 2500/- at the gate on the event night. [Tickets will be out on sale on Sat 18th August 2012]

Lineup for Kikoy Culture in alphabetibical order
Beng Beng, Cortega (Electrafrique), Dinka, DJ Drazen, FoOzak & Franki B, Jack Rooster, Mikhail Kuzi, Tom Parker.
Timings will be out a week before the event.

Party 101 in Kenya
The party scene in Kenya has never been this vibrant! After partying it up with Darin Epsilon recently, there is another major International Act about to grace our shores. For our next mammoth event, dubbed KIKOY CULTURE TWENTY TWELVE, we are bringing down one of Dance music’s most respected females, DINKA. This is her first time in Kenya and she has already begun work on some special treats for the Kenyan faithful. We can guarantee an epic evening of the best Dance music in Kenya!

Have a listen to Dinka Mixtape July 2012

Be sure to mark your calenders on 25th of August 2012, as we celebrate a Kenyan icon, the Kikoy. It’s all about celebrating our culture! KIKOY CULTURE TWENTY TWELVE is sure to be the biggest event this Summer. It’s a fancy dress affair as always with 6:AM and we are calling on all party diehards to come dressed to impress to stand a chance to win terrific prizes courtesy of Heineken. The more creative you are, the better chance you have of winning!

For your musical entertainment on the night will feature superstar DJ/Producer, DINKA of Helvetic Nerds Records fame. The Swiss bombshell will blow us away with her latest tracks off her latest album. She will be supported by your favourite 6:AM DJs who will rock you till dawn.

It all goes down on the 25th of AUGUST 2012 at THE NAIROBI NGONG RACECOURSE.

Dinka Throwback

Check the event page on facebook for more information

August 17, 2012 at 11:55 am 2 comments

Party / Charity: The Sunday Fix, Mar 11 2012 @ Casablanca Club

The Sunday Fix is a new electro/house music event which will be held on the second Sunday of every month from 3-9pm with all proceeds going to Kenya Children’s Homes/Thomas Barnardo House orphanage, Langata Rd.

The idea is for young music lovers – to bring good quality house music to Nairobi with acclaimed local and international DJs but with all proceeds going to the home. Entry is just 600kes and every penny of each ticket goes directly back to the children of our orphanages. Fundraising isn’t an easy game these days, but feeding, educating and providing a safe and loving home for our children is an absolute necessity. Hence, The Sunday Fix was born to boost much needed funds for the home and to bring top quality house music afternoon in the sun to Nairobi.

Not to be missed – a good Sunday night party is a rare treat!!

March 7, 2012 at 8:30 am Leave a comment


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