It was the 90’s – to be exact 1995 – and South Africa had changed. Our little country at the tip of Africa was pushed onto the world stage. We gained access to Europe and we were with the times. We got the latest music…
5FM was pumping only the best across the airwaves. There was grunge, indie rock, trip hop, versions of punk, heavy metal, hard rock and electronica. It was heaven! I rocked out on the most amazing music – bare midriff and all – and then I discovered Insomnia. It became my anthem (well, most of it). The electronic sounds, bass and beat echoed through me whilst the chorus stuck in my head. I was hooked on Faithless’ music.
“Deep in the bosom of the gentle night
Is when I search for the light
Pick up my pen and start to write
I struggle, fight dark forces
In the clear moon light
Without fear… insomnia
I can’t get no sleep”
Then Faithless “retired” in 2011 (but popped back up in 2015). The world, in my eyes, had lost one of the greatest bands from the UK. A band that produced evergreen songs that that I still play 20 years later.
Now for the most amazing news…
Sister Bliss of Faithless is coming to Jozi for 1 night only – 10 March 2018 at H20!
Renowned DJ and producer of Faithless, Sister Bliss has created some of the most iconic electronic anthems of all time such as, “Insomnia, “God is a DJ”, “We Come 1”, “Music Matters”, “Salva Mea”, which skyrocketed the band into stardom and ultimately entered them into the modern music’s hall of fame as one of the most important bands in the history of the genre, with over 15 million records worldwide. She has also had numerous singles and two solo albums to date, worked side-by-side with music icons such as Boy George, Dido, Example and Robert Smith from The Cure and even done scores for films such as “Sex & the City 2” and the 90’s cult film “The Beach”.
From the start of her career in 1987, her flourishing talent and ambition – and being a driven Woman in such a male dominated industry – allowed her to stand out in the UK House scene at the time. Performing in the most popular clubs across the world, she quickly began recording and releasing her own songs. Soon after that, she met her future colleague and producer Rollo, and together they began writing and recording songs. Their collaboration soon flourished into a new studio project – Faithless, and together with Maxi Jazz, they started creating their unique sound by mixing dance, hip-hop, blues, folk, and classical music that captured the masses and catapulted them into the international sensation we know today.
This March you get to experience the history, the music and movement for one night only when Sister Bliss lights up H20 with an unforgettable Faithless DJ set. If there is one thing I know is that childhood dreams to see some of your favourite artists can still come true when you’re an adult.
Check out the official promo video: http://bit.ly/2DCosTV, get your tickets https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1476852407 – and find me in the crowd.
- Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410303882723706/
- Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/FaithlessdjsetSAtour/
- Faithless: https://www.facebook.com/Faithless/?ref=br_rs
- Sister Bliss: https://www.facebook.com/thesisterbliss/?ref=br_rs
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