Milkshake, Vigilante belt out the beats

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Mohalenyane Phakela

SOUTH African disc spinners Milkshake and Vigilante this week set Maseru city centre-based Times Café ablaze with electrifying beats that killed the Monday blues and ushered Basotho into Independence Day celebrations in style.

It was a memorable evening for the patrons who either showcased their dance moves or simply let their body language show just how much they enjoyed every tune that was belted out by the irrepressible duo.

Milkshake and Vigilante have performed in the country before but on separate occasions.

Although they were performing together for the first time, it was evident they had done their research and knew the exact beats to galvanise the audience as they started off with a one-on-one set which featured South African and American Hip Hop club anthems.

The event which was made possible by entertainment outfits, Xperience and Black Affluence in partnership with Times Café, had been scheduled to start at 6pm but by that time only a handful of people had showed up.

The opening local acts DJ Ebonix and NINE24 however made sure to keep those few entertained with the kind of performances one would have expected in grand prize competitions.

The numbers gradually picked up and by 11pm the venue was almost packed. As if on cue, the South African duo arrived on stage at midnight before having separate sessions at 2am with Vigilante being the first to play.

As Milkshake had earlier indicated to our sister publication XpressPeople, his skill could be witnessed on his track selection and the expert blending of the different tracks.

It was intense entertainment with a clear sound. The atmosphere was helped by the erection of a large projection screen that enabled revellers to see what was going on the stage without having to cluster in front of it. The party went on till daybreak the next morning.

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