CHILLY weather and the ensuing rains failed to dampen the spirits of crowds at veteran South African disc spinner DJ Vigilante’s show last Saturday at the Khubetsoana-based club 4Fordy.
Despite a biting breeze and clouds pregnant with rain, revelers filled up the popular DLM-based club to witness the Sgelegeqe hit-maker rocking Maseru. Given how the ladies were scantily clad, it was clear revelers were not about to let the prevailing weather conditions get in the way of having a good time.
It also seemed that the combination of the old school tunes and latest releases the deejays played made the crowd oblivious of their surroundings. Even the rain could not spoil the party as the revelers were undeterred and continued to dance.
The Benoni-born Vigilante is among the first Hip Hop deejays in South Africa. His career started in 2007 as the opening act for established artists. The breakthrough came after he featured on such television channels such as Channel O, SABC 1 and etv in which he showcased his disc spinning skills during programme interludes.
Vigilante, real name Tebogo Seema, is currently a Metro FM anchor and the only deejay signed under the Cashtime Family stable. He rose to prominence with the track God’s Will which features rappers AKA and KO. Although he has performed in Lesotho before, this was Vigilante’s first headlining gig.
Vigi, as he is affectionately called, did not disappoint the masses who had left the comfort of their homes in the hostile weather to come and have a good time. He opened his set with old school jams from the early 90s before turning the crowd into a frenzy with the latest South African Hip Hop tunes whilst also introducing crispy fresh tracks, including his latest single Sorry Makhe on which he features L-Tido.
The veteran deejay was supported by local disc spinners Ebonix, The Hitman and Untitled DJ. They took the crowd down Hip Hop memory lane, from the 80s hits to the modern era.
The event, dubbed “Hip Hop Hooray”, was also meant to celebrate the 40 years of the genre’s existence.