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Entra mi Casa Featuring Smokin Groove (UK) and Charl Chaka


29 May 2002 No Comment

Well it is that time of the month again and do we have a surprise for you. We got Smokin’Groove flying all the way in from London to cause mayhem to the wheels of steel in Cape Town, Stellenbosch. Charl Chaka will be on all round support so expect good quality house music all night long.

Smokin Groove consist of two brothers (Marco B and DJ Safe). “two DJ’s with various mixing and special affects skills that can be described as second to none”

(Nu-Noo-Do @ Ministry Of Sound). Currently these boys are extremely busy with residencies at Miss Moneypennys, Ministry of Sound and guest slots at too many other underground clubs to mention. This coming Ibiza season they will be regulars on the island doing slots at El-Divino, Savannahs as well as a residency at Miss Moneypennys.

Currently Smokin’Groove are responsible for running one of the most powerful underground radio shows on pirate radio in London. The show is titled “The Underground House Music Movement” and runs on Freek 101.8 fm.

The show has been running for the last 4 years and has had everyone including the likes of: Roger Sanchez, Basement Jaxx, Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan, Eric Morillo, Richard F, Eddie Amador, Jazzy M, Junior Sanchez, Les Rhythm Digitals and many more contributing to the show. In 1998 DJ Safe came a close 2nd place in the UK DJ competition in Manchester UK. In 1999 Marko-B won 1st place in Heavens Open Decks Competition.

Smokin’Groove play from club to club all over the world. Last year they graced the decks at Ibiza, where they played at one of the most happening nights on the island at Miss Moneypennys with DJ’s Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan and DJ Sneak and several slots at El Divino. This coming season their services has been called upon again to please the masses on the island.

Over the last couple of years Smokin’Groove has played at clubs such as:

Ministry of Sound (resident),
Masters at Work record launch party, (MOS)
Fluid (UK),
Scala (UK),
El Divino (Ibiza),
Savannahs (Ibiza),
Miss Moneypennys (UK, Ibiza-resident)), EverybodyGetsLaid (UK, S.A),
M.D.M (Russia, Moscow)
The Rocket Complex (UK),
Sound Republic (UK),
Glass House (UK),
The Gardening Club (UK-resident),
Legends (UK),

Smokin’Groove have also been working very hard on their new E.P titled ‘The Big Smoke E.P’. The album is due to be released some time in the new year and has been signed to a very popular label in the US. Watch this space.

The Venue:

By now everybody should know that Entra Mi Casa is happening at “Life” in Stellenbosch on a monthly basis. But just when you thought Life couldn’t get any better, it did. Think Studio 54 and you’ll have a rough idea of what the club looks like now. Life has managed to move the whole club downstairs including furniture, DJ box, bars, sound system and even the plants. Everything that made Life upstairs has now been moved downstairs and it’s in an all-new venue. From the outside it looks like a sleek lounge out of New York, curtains draped all over to give it that real “feel good factor”. I don’t know of any other club that can totally move the venue and still stay the same club. It’s absolutely mind blowing!

The Party:

Charl Chaka is on warm-up duties with his usual movin and groovin set. Marco B will be on the 12-2 slot laying down some quality house music not heard in CT before. After that Mr B and Chaka will have a one on one, back2back session, UK vs SA till the last person is standing!

3 x decks, 1 x CDJ1000, 1 x kaoss padd effects unit and 3 record boxes = a slamming party (not to be missed)

All in all, it makes for an event that will not be easily forgotten. If you feel you need to get out of town but still looking for some quality house music with beautiful people then check this one out for sure at a venue that simply has to be seen by yourself to be believed!

Life & Entra Mi Casa- “Getting better and better by the day”
Date: Friday 7 June
Venue: LIFE @ Stellenbosch
Address: 37 Andringa Street
Entrance: a measly R10
Music: Quality House Music
For any further detail email: entramicasa@hotmail.com

Directions: take N1 towards Paarl – take Stellenbosch turn off – keep on driving for about 15 min till you drive into Stellenbosch – keep driving till you pass about 5 sets of traffic lights (going through Stellies now) after the 5th traffic light keep driving till the 1st roundabout – keep straight till the 2nd roundabout (about 100m from the 1st one) and turn left at the 2nd roundabout – take first left again and whalla! Life will be on your left-hand side. Any probs contact: 0723808693

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