Lesotho Times

Urban Kollectives invades Mafeteng

Mohalenyane Phakela

SOULFUL House movement, Urban Kollectives, will this weekend date Mafeteng situated Jalopy Club where its members will play alongside Mafeteng disc spinners.

Urban Kollectives is a movement of South African and Lesotho soulful house disc spinners who promote the genre alive by playing in different cities while building each other’s profiles through exposure. The first edition was held in Johannesburg before it moved to Kimberly and later Qwaqwa. The Mafeteng event is the fourth.

The session will see Urban Kollectives’ Crazy G and Tebza Inner Deep from Middleburg (South Africa) and Lesotho’s representatives Agent K and Deep Forlan play alongside Mafeteng’s Razor Da Soul, P-Moody Da Costa and DJ Clement.

Speaking to the Weekender this week, Agent K said the aim is to create a network of Soulful House disc spinners from different cities.

“Urban Kollectives is a form of a Stokvel (society) for deejays and promoters from different cities of South Africa such as Kimberly, Qwaqwa, Johannesburg and Middleburg as well as Lesotho,” he said.

“We host each other in our different cities to give each other exposure while we promote house music. Since we started it has been more of a trial and error but the reception has been overwhelming as I personally further landed more gigs.

“This will be Lesotho’s first edition but we decided to take it out of Maseru so that Mafeteng DJs could get exposed to those from Middleburg for them to be able to host them in future.”

Agent K said the movement intends to expand to all the towns of the two countries before expanding to the region.

“Expanding to other cities beyond South African borders will enable us to build international profiles. The move is only about house music because it was started by people who love and appreciate the genre and are passionate about keeping it alive,” Agent K said.

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