I was recently posted to Johannesburg, South Africa as part of a splendid media trip to cover the Smirnoff Experience featuring Tiësto and BLK JKS. Naturally, the video journalist in me decided to make a mini-documentary on the whole thing. I had the privilege to interview the big Dutchman himself, as well as play with [...]
I’ve been following Smirnoff Experience events held around the world and never had the fortune to get to one. The volcanic ash halted my Berlin endeavours, so naturally I was absolutely ecstatic when asked to attend the Johannesburg gig as a VIP. DJ Tiesto co-headlined with South African big guns BLK JKS, and the result was something unique.
There aren’t too many DJs out there who can spin a fresh and lively set which seamlessly combines multifaceted genres and artists. But Cape Town’s DJ Ashton Abels is an exception to this reality. His art of mixing both local and international artists into his set list — while tightly jumping around genres — actually [...]