Music To Get You Through The Week

Seeing as music is such a massive part of my life – it’s a little strange that i rarely write about it or share it here on my blog. As much as music is probably the biggest part of my life, it’s also a source of great frustration. There is so much judgment surrounding the music that people like to listen to and what it “means” about them. Trance fans are druggies, pop fans are prepubescent or vapid, metal fans are creepy and live with their parents, dubstep and trap fans are boets/boytjies, indie fans are hipsters, commercial rock fans are even more vapid than their closely related pop fan counterparts, etc.

I find the pigeonholing ridiculous – there are very few music genres that i dislike. No, i’m not indecisive. I have artists rather than genres that i am obsessed with, regardless of whether the artist is excessively popular or barely known. When i listen to a relatively unheard of artist i don’t feel like some musically superior special snowflake. No one should ever make you feel kak or like you’re less of a ‘real music fan’ if you’ve never heard of some crazy underground indie-trap-dreampop-grunge-core band. Whatever. Don’t pay them no mind.

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Music is intensely personal. Different kinds of music and a crazy mix of artists have gotten me through some pretty rough times, and also been the playlist to some pretty epic adventures! In that spirit – i thought i’d share some of my favourites that have been released over the last little while.

Click “continue reading” if you’re looking to maybe expand your playlist a little :) Music from: Purity Ring, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, The Wombats, Racing Glaciers, Zedd & Selena Gomez, PVRIS, Fences, Black Tiger Sex Machine & Haezer.

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Ultimate X 2015 – WIN!

Ultimate X is going to be bigger and badder this year than it ever has before! The venue change means that the size of the event is going to blow your mind. You can still expect the best in local and international athletes at Ultimate X’s new home: Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino on the 27th and 28th February 2015.

You might already be familiar with this extreme sports event as it’s already in its 6th installment! If you’re an Ultimate X newbie though, you can expect some insane showcases, stunts and competitions in: FMX, BMX and Skate. This year they’ll be competing for a prize of over R150 000.

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The 2015 festival brings with it a fresh flair as the Grand Arena is transformed into Africa’s first indoor, floodlit, pyrotechnical lazer extreme sport showdown. When asked about the 2015 event, Ultimate X Owner and Master Mind Markus Museler said, “We are stoked to be taking Ultimate X into the Grand Arena as this is going to change the face of Action Sports in South Africa. Spectators will experience a never before seen Indoor Action Sport BLOWOUT with, as always, Africa’s Best Skate and BMX Park. There are limited seats available so be sure to get yours now!”

Doors open at 18:00 and close at 22:00. Pre-purchased tickets are available at Computicket ranging from R150 – R250. Children under 10 years old – tickets range from R100 – R175. Tickets will also be made available at the gate and food and full bar services will be available with ample parking.

For more details, visit: www.UltimateX.co.za

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The rad dudes from Ultimate X have given me a pretty amazing hamper, worth +/- R1,750 to give-away to one lucky reader [merchandise from SkullCandy/NESS, Sprite, Sessions and Red Bull] which also includes 2 full weekend passes for you and a friend to join the fun!

Make sure you have joined the event on Facebook [here] and liked the Ultimate X FB page!

HOW TO ENTER:

Step 1 – Follow @Ultimate_X_ on Twitter

Step 2 – Tweet:

It’s almost @Ultimate_X_ 2015 time! WIN a R1,750 hamper & double tickets with @StephanieBe. Enter here: http://goo.gl/rKpM7K #UltimateX