The RAPTURE warehouse rave is back on Friday 8th September 2017 at the Design Hub, Industrial area in Kampala Uganda where DJ Rachael shall host various DJ acts and percussionists from across East Africa, Europe and the US.
Following the immense success in 2016, 2017 the party returns with the aim of supporting charity through music. This year 10% of all the gate collections will be donated to SETH (Sports Edutainment and Health For Us) Foundation www.seth-foundation.org in Uganda, a local Non-Governmental Organization established to coach, promote and empower the next generation to live healthy, safe and inspiring life through sports.
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MEET ALECZANDAH.. #RAPTURE17 #8thSep #DESIGNHUB Hailing from Darlington, UK, this Games Design graduate took his degree and channelled it into music – eschewing standard DJ equipment in order to use an Xbox controller instead, giving his sets a unique visual style. Expect a wide variety of musical genres when he hits the stage, including vaporwave, action movie soundtracks, glitch, 8-bit chiptune and probably some Kate Bush. www.facebook.com/aleczandah aleczandah.bandcamp.com #EDM #Afro #XBox #ElectronicDjs #WarehouseRave17 #Soundtracks #Effects
“We are not just celebrating our achievements as artists on this night, as a DJ I want to also support those underprivileged in our society. Leading a healthy life-style is very vital to each one of us and this is why we believe in the cause led by SETH Foundation,” DJ Rachael says.
DJ Rachael, officially selected for WOMEX in 2016 DJ Summit in Spain, is a Ugandan DJ/Producer based in Kampala, Uganda. She was the first Ugandan artist to be selected by WOMEX. Recently she returned from her 2017 Euro-Tour where she performed at several festivals like the Etnosur in Alcala La Real Spain, Florence Folks in Italy, Kulturel Der Fest Augsburg Germany among others.
A phenomenal DJ, performer, MC and producer, Rachael is also a leading member of the much touted Santuri Safari (East Africa) and has co-founded Femme Electronic – a movement to support female DJs and electronic music producers.
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Call for FEKE applications start today! If you're a female producer or DJ and you want to be part of Team Femme Electronic Kenya, you can apply until 23d March! You can come see us in person and sign up tonight @Nairobi Side Hustle magazine launch party! DJ Steel will be there to do her thing ? and talk about the project! Others can apply via e-mail – DM for details ?
Held in a warehouse setting for the second year running, the lineup will see various DJ’s: Kenya’s Monroe Marcus, Cheek –o-Dread, Shock; Uganda’s Hola Jefe, Rachael, SoundEngine, keyboardist Kastimo who is now venturing into DJing and Percussionist Alfonkodee; Spain’s collective Moto Kiatu, Aleczandah from the UK and USA’s Joe Greenbaum.
For the fans, Joe Greenbaum will bring his eclectic mix of sets that are rooted in house and disco. His sets often venture into techno, hardcore, and leftfield experimental tracks, and reflect his warehouse and underground origins. Ten years ago, Joe Greenbaum got involved in dance music by building and tuning sound systems for weekly warehouse parties in the meatpacking district of his hometown, Kansas City.
As the parties drew to a close, he moved to Chicago in 2010 and started playing on Northwestern University’s radio station, WNUR. He eventually became the music director of dance music programming on WNUR, which has a rich and influential history in the Chicago music and arts scene. His weekly radio show features up and coming and established Chicago DJs, as well as touring international DJs.
From Spain, Moto Kiatu will aim to disseminate their unique sounds. This collective of five DJ’s is committed to the transmission of new sounds and electronic rhythms produced in Africa and its diaspora. This bet is made through concerts and sessions, creating a scene of new sounds still unknown in Spain, but already sound strong in other major European cities such as Berlin or Lisbon.
Kenya’s DJ Shock is a member of Femme Electronic Kenya chapter and has been on the DJ circuit for more than 10 years. She is passionate about youth mentorship and raising the profile of female DJ’s on the electronic scene.
Hailing from Darlington, UK, Aleczandah is a Games Design graduate who took his degree and channeled it into music – eschewing standard DJ equipment in order to use an Xbox controller instead, giving his sets a unique visual style. Party –goers should expect a wide variety of musical genres when he hits the stage, including vaporwave, action movie soundtracks, glitch, 8-bit chip tune.
Tickets to the Rapture Warehouse party cost $ 8 (UGX 30,000). For more information and ticket inquiries visit http://www.rapturewarehouserave.com