By Lerato Matheka
MASERU — Metro FM’s Fistaz Mixwell, a renowned house DJ who was billed to perform at the Econet Telecom Morija Arts and Cultural Readiness Fest at The Joint on Saturday, failed to turn up.
The South African disc jockey was expected to add a spark to the show alongside the Revolution twins George and Joseph Mothiba.
The gig was meant to build up the hype for the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival set for the last week of October.
Floyd Lapie, one of the organisers of Saturday’s event, was furious with Fistaz’s no-show.
“This is very annoying . . . Fistaz can’t do this to me,” Lapie told the Weekender at around 1.30 am on Sunday morning.
“He said he was on his way and now he is not available on his mobile phone.”
“Now that he didn’t make it, it is going to look like we are incompetent,” he added.
In a separate interview, a fellow South African DJ said Fistaz was “big on not pitching for shows yet always taking the payment”.
“He sure makes us look unprofessional,” he said, preferring not to be named.
Despite the Fistaz disappointment, Revolution set The Joint on fire.
The event attracted an impressive turnout.
The day kicked off at 2pm with a family getaway set-up of fun and games which included a spoon egg game, balloon splash, beach volleyball and a car wash.
An outdoor occasion with no VIP set-up, the event allowed mingling and socialising between the crowd and the entertainers.
Setting the day’s mood was the local jazz group Kamora.
Local DJs Tseko, Thabie, Mekonko, Daverts and Hally later mixed house jams that got revellers on the dance floor.
The Revolution twins “killed” the night by mixing worship tunes, while Bhudaza spiced up the merriment by playing his saxophone as the tunes blurred — what a mix!
Joseph, one of the famous twins, told the Weekender the crowd was full of energy and that the set up was “amazingly ideal”.
“Lesotho’s crowd is so open-minded,” he said.
“Regardless of the tunes we dropped on the mixes, they danced like it was a new release.”
Joseph said the set-up allowed a “personal interaction for us and the crowd”.
“The response was overwhelming,” he said. “We enjoyed taking pictures with the fans and being around them and experiencing love and appreciation first-hand.”