MASERU city centre-based Times Café will on 9 July 2016 host a black-themed bash organised by Litoro Events Management Company.
According to Litoro owner, Tefo “Coslin” Lekhooana, the event would be dubbed “Black on Black” and was meant to shake off the winter chill with good music and a classy theme.
“Black on Black is often associated with formal events, so we are trying to bring that classy theme to a club setting,” he told the Weekender this week.
“Winter does not mean that revellers should stay indoors, so our intention is to bring people together so they can enjoy themselves.”
Lekhooana said they had hosted La Fleek last December and Shots on Shots this year which revolved around alcohol themes. He said “Black on Black” would be Litoro Events Management Company’s first outfit-themed party.
“We are hoping to have more colourful parties in future such as the ‘All Red’ in September, since spring is a season of colour. In December, we intend to host an all-white party.”
The show is set to be headlined by South African Hip Hop producer, DJ Switch, and his compatriot Neleh. Local artists will include Individual Max, DJ Deepee , AfroDeejay , DJ Vesta , DJ Boxfresh , DJ Lobby , DJ Playaz, Jiro, Kally Kome, Jiji F, SNurd and Naycha.
Lekhooana said they invited DJ Switch because of his uncompromising affinity to Hip Hop.
“The other reason is he has collaborated with the best rappers South Africa has to offer, and we hope some of the local artists will impress him,” he said.
For his part, DJ Switch told this paper this week from Johannesburg that he was looking forward to his debut performance in Lesotho.
“It will be my first time in Lesotho, and I am really excited since I heard that the Hip Hop culture is alive and kicking. My goal is to ensure that the people of Lesotho have a great Hip Hop experience,” said DJ Switch.
The Now or Never hit maker said he forayed into the industry as a break dancer which contributed to his enduring love for Hip Hop.
“I fell in love with Hip Hop during my breakdancing days and I feel it is my duty to remain true to the genre. Trap is also Hip Hop because the genre can adapt to any sound. After all, I am a DJ and I don’t close my ears to new music.”