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Die Heuwels in ’n Rofstoeigreep en ’n SkoleJAM!

26 Mar

Stefanus Rabie en Rodeo Productions het netjies saamgewerk om ‘n wenner van die nuwe Heuwels Fantasties video te maak.

JAck Parow release form 1

Die video vir Rofstoeigreep is my gunsteling Heuwels video tot op hede.

Hunter Kennedy het die volgende te sê oor die nuwe video:

“Die aanvanklike idee was om die intro van die 90’s TV-reeks Tropical Heat na te boots. Phillip lyk nes daai ou! Maar ons het maar net ‘n lekker tyd gehad op die ou einde. Waterponies, Hobie Cats, Speedboats, Waterski, Seiljagte, Jeep jaag… Hierdie is die goed waarvoor ons lief is

Die video is in die Weskus by Oude Pos geskiet.

FredHUnterPhilPierre

Rofstoeigreep kry ‘n klassieke tong in kies video – Kyk en geniet hom nou!! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFrzDvJmPM

En in ander Heuwels Nuus.

Die Heuwels Fantasties, MK en Blackberry vertrek binnekort op die SKOLEJAM toer. Die toer gaan die Supergroep na 12 Skole regoor Suid – Afrika neem. Pierre Greeff sê: “Dit is ‘n wonderlike platform vir ons om ons musiek te neem na mense wat nog nie ons vertonings gesien het nie. Hierdie toer sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder borge soos MK en BlackBerry nie. Dit is wonderlik en toon hul verbintenis tot die Suid Afrikaanse musiek toneel en die land se jeug.”

SKOLEJAM TOER DATUMS:

18 April – Hardekool Akademie, Ellisras

19 April – Hoërskool Rustenburg, Rustenburg

30 April – Grey College, Bloemfontein

1 Mei – Merriespruit Laerskool, Virginia

2 Mei – Laerskool A.G Visser, Heidelberg

3 Mei – Kriel Hoërskool, Kriel

4 Mei – Hoërskool Delmas, Delmas

6 Mei – Hoërskool Vredendal, Vredendal

7 Mei – Hoërskool Vredenburg, Vredenburg

8 Mei – Paul Roos Gimnasium, Stellenbosch

9 Mei – Parel Vallei Hoërskool, Somerset Wes

10 Mei – Hoërskool Punt, Mosselbaai

Twitter: @DieHeuwels

Facebook: http://www.faceook.com/dieheuwels

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DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES : Beloofde Land is Hier!!!

21 Nov

DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES www.diebeloofdeland.co.za is Hier!!

Suid-Afrika se voorste Afrikaanse Alternatiewe Popgroep ‘n nuwe manier ontwikkel om musiekvideos vry te stel met hul musiekvideo vir Beloofde Land.  Die musiekvideo is ‘n mengsel van ‘n lewendige vertoning  en asemrowende beeldmateriaal van tien van Suid-Afrika se voorste regiseurs.  Beloofde Land leef op sy eie webwerf, www.diebeloofdeland.co.za .

Kykers kan direk met die musiekvideo skakel met hul Twitter handles en elke keer ‘n ander weergawe van die video sien.

“Ons is baie opgewonde en dink dis iets nuuts en baie innoverend, sommer ‘n wêreld eerste as dit kom by online video en hierdie tipe Twitter integrasie.  Als is moontlik gemaak deur die vernuf van die manne by die agentskap August en ons hoofregisseur Duvan du Rand. Die hele ding is ‘n baie groot projek en sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder die ondersteuning van SIR JUICE en Blackberry nie! Big ups vir hulle!”  Pierre Greeff, voorsanger van Die Heuwels Fantasties.

Die Heuwels Fantasties het pas hul derde album, Alles wat Mal is, vrygestel.  Hulle beskyf hierdie album as “’n lekker baster van die vorige twee albums”, Die Heuwels Fantasties en Wilder as die Wildtuin.  Beide albums het Goudstatus in verkope behaal.  Alles wat Mal is het binne 5 dae die nommer 12 posisie op die SA Top 20 lys bereik.

Snitlys:

1.       Beloofde Land

2.       Deesdae

3.       Rofstoeigreep

4.       Ek Sou Wou

5.       Jonk tot Môre

6.       Koolstof Drome met The Gugulethu Tenors

7.       Die Volkslied

8.       See Alleen

9.       Drome en Ligte

10.   Onder Beheer

11.   Warrelwind Saadjie

12.   Kristalliseer

Pierre Greeff en Hunter Kennedy het die lirieke geskryf en het saam met Fred den Hartog die musiek geskryf.  Fred het al die programmering gedoen in die produksie-fase.  Die opnames vir viole, trekklavier, saksofoon en klavier is saam met vriende by Jurgen von Wechmar buite Stellenbosch gedoen.  Johnny de Ridder het die musiek vermeng en saam met Fred den Hartog vervaardig.

Die album is ook beskikbaar by www.suprashop.co.za

Foto: Manfred Werner

Die Heuwels Fantasties update…

9 Nov

On the 15th of November, Die Heuwels Fantasties will let loose their third full length album – Alles Wat Mal Is! The album will be available to download from http://www.suprashop.co.za on 15 November.

For a taste of what’s to come, listen to Jonk tot More from the new album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0NnNUMXB80

Alles wat Mal is Album launches:

15 November:

Tanz Café, Johannesburg

Tickets: R100

http://www.tanzcafe.co.za/index.php?mod=main&Page=44

Contact: 011 658 0277

16 November:

Firkin, Centurion

Tickets: R70

Contact: 012 663 4213

17 November:

Cedar Lodge, Krugersdorp

Address: Plot 20 Chancliff, c/n R28 Highway (Pretoria – Krugersdorp ) and Bush Road Doors Open: 2pm

Tickets: R120 – general & R350 VIP (including food and meet & greet)

Bookings: 011 454 4049

23 November:

The German Club (Wunder Bar), Cape Town

Address: Roodehek Terrace Off Hope Street Gardens, Cape Town, 8000 Cape Town, Western Cape

Time: 8pm

Contact: 021 462 6601

Tickets: R80 at Webtickets http://webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=380671371

Die Heuwels Fantasties pushing boundaries online.

South Africa’s top Afrikaans alternative pop band will pioneer a new form of release with their new music video Beloofde Land.

The music video will be a mix of a live performance and footage taken by ten of South Africa’s top directors. Rumors also have it, that fans can expect a little surprise at the end.

Beloofde Land will live on its own website – www.diebeloofdeland.co.za. Viewers will be able to interact with the video with their Twitter handles and see a different version of the video every time they interact.

“We are very excited. This is an innovative avenue and a world-first when it comes to online video and this type of Twitter integration. Everything was made possible by the agency, August, and our head-director, Duvan Durand. This is a huge project and would not be possible without SIR JUICE and BlackBerry’s support. Big ups for them!” Pierre Greeff, lead singer of Die Heuwels Fantasties, said.

Beloofde Land is due for release by the end of this month.

Die Heuwels Fantasties will host a live Google Hangout concert on Tuesday, 12 November. The band will also do a live TwitterView Hangout performance and interview with Vodacom Color on Thursday, 15 November. Keep an eye out on

Facebook link

http://www.facebook.com/dieheuwels?ref=ts&fref=ts

Foto: Jaco S Venter

Die Heuwels Fantasties will soon let loose Alles Wat Mal Is.

10 Oct

Die Heuwels Fanatsties have their fans bubbling with excitement, as this Afrikaans supegroup readies themselves for the release of their much anticipated third album – Alles Wat Mal Is.

The album is set for release in early November.

According to Die Heuwels, the third release will be a good hybrid between the previous two albums.

The band’s first two releases, Die Heuwels Fantasties and Wilder as die Wildtuin, both shot to gold in no time.

For the writing and recording process, DHF, rented a house in Houtbay for three months. The lyrical master, Hunter Kennedy and frontman Pierre Greeff, penned down the lyrics, whilst the music was written in conjunction with Fred den Hertog.  Fred was also responsible for all of the programming during the production phase.

Violins, an accordion, a saxophone and some piano was later recorded in Stellenbosch with a few of their friends.

The first single off Alles Wat Mal Is have already set sail through our airwaves, taking DHF fans to Die Beloofde Land.

Listen to it here: http://soundcloud.com/dieheuwels/die-heuwels-fantasties-2

The master of all things digital, Johnny de Ridder, is currently mixing the tracks and adding an extra pinch of his production magic at his studio.

Have a look at a little teaser from Alles wat Mal Is:

Die Heuwels Fantasties wins a Bokkie Award…

The award winning band has made a good run of 2012 pounding in three Ghoema Awards and a Huisgenoot Tempo Award. On the 9th of October they grabbed another one, this time a…Bokkie Award. The award was for Best Alternative Song of the Year and went to Wonder bo Wonder, their collaboration with Connie de Villiers.

A digital version of Alles wat Mal is will be available for pre-order from http://www.suprashop.co.za.                                                                                                                        The single, Beloofde Land, will be available for free download with each order placed

Die Heuwels Fantasties GIG guide for October and November:

13 & 14 October :  Huisgenoot Skouspel, Sun City

27 October:  Oktoberfees, Kraaifontein

10 November: Danielskuil, Northern Cape

15 November: Tanz Café, JHB – Alles Wat Mal Is: Album Launch

16 November:  Firkin, Centurion – Alles Wat Mal Is: Album Launch

24 November:  Aggenys, Northern Cape

Photo: Jaco S Venter

Die Heuwels Fantasties raise funds for People living with Cancer

18 Jul

Die Heuwels Fantasties; Manfred Werner

Afrikaans Electro Pop group, Die Heuwels Fantasties, are opening up some fantastic hearts to help raise funds for the charity organization, People Living with cancer.

The band will be hosting two concerts at the Willowbridge Barnyard Theatre in Bellville on the 14th and 15th of August – the funds raised aiding the above mentioned charity organization.

“We’re very excited to do something like this again at the Barnyard. Last year was a major success. It felt slightly like a street braai with all our school friends and their parents attending. Much more is expected this time around, with it being for a good cause”, says Hunter Kennedy.

Label and band…

Supra Familias, the record label owned by Heuwel’s Pierre Greeff and Hunter Kennedy, have a long standing relationship with the organization, People Living with Cancer.  Supras’ first release as a record label wasthe Son in Blom compilation album in 2008. The aim of this compilation was to generate funds for charity.

Both label and band have been involved with various charities throughout their career.  In 2010 they released the Vredefest Elektro compilation album which raised money for the Vrede Foundation. The Vrede Foundation caters for young children living with cancer.

More Info on the shows.

The show on the 14th of August will be an acoustic performance, where the band will be entertaining the crowd with some chilled out acoustic renditions of old favorites. The show promises to be a relaxed affair – aimed specially at calm at heart.                                                                                                                                               Tickets for the show are R100.

The show on the 15th of August will be a proper party performance for the spirited and young at heart.                                                                                                                                          Doors open at 18:30, and the show kicks off at 20:00.                                                                Tickets for the show are R120.

Bookings can be made at:  http://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/show.aspx?srid=1040 / (021) 914 8898

It’s good to see a hugely successful – multi award winning –  band such as Die Heuwels, keep their hearts on the ground, by supporting worthy causes such as People Living with Cancer.

If you are in the region of the Willowbridge Barnyard Theatre in Bellville on the 14th and 15th of August, make you sure you pull in!                                                                                        It’s good music for a great cause!

Don’t be afraid of the guy in the shades…

24 Jun

 

Ray-Ban SA backs local music with another rocking colab – Sunglasses at night

 

Ray Ban SA backs South – African music with another winning combination.

As part of their on-going love affair with South – African music, Ray-Ban South – Africa teamed up with Tommy Tucker, a Cape Town based music collective and a diverse group of local musicians – resulting in the creation of the static cover of Corey Hart’s 80’s classic, Sunglasses at Night.

Locnville twins

Die Heuwels Fantasties, aKING, Van Coke Kartel, Thieve, Locnville and JR put their creative minds to work, and met in studio to record their versions of the track. Their combination of rock, rap and electronic sounds, resulted in quite the little chart climber – with Sunglasses at Night raiding the charts of several radio stations nationwide.

Pierre Greeff & Andrew Davenport

The vocal fusions of the Locnville brothers, Heuwel’s Pierre, Van Coke’s Francois and aKING’s Laudo added a distinctive edge to the track – very rarely found in these types of collaborations.                                                                                                                                      Phillip Erasmus from Tommy Tucker commented, “The experience of combining so many different artists on the Sunglasses at Night track was a lot of fun.  Everyone made their parts of the song their own and gave a fresh spin on Corey Hart’s 1984 original.”

JR

Upon receiving the track Corey Hart – himself – gave it his stamp of approval, commenting,                                                                                                                                        “I’m flattered by their choice of single for this project; I think they did a slamming hip on the song”

Hennie

Following on the success and momentum gained by the song – a video for the track has also now been released.

Jed Kossew

The video – made available for online viewing – was filmed at various locations in Cape Town, directed and produced by Philip Erasmus of Tommy Tucker, filmed and edited by David Swart – with additional footage done by Jaco “Snakehead” Venter. Regarding the essence of the video and what it represents, Erasmus says, “The music video is a visual representation of the kind of energy that these artists brought to the studio and shows how professional musicians, contrary to popular belief, don’t necessarily take themselves too seriously.  Set in the northern parts of Cape Town, each character revisits the simplicity of growing up in the suburbs, where shopping malls and parking lots are places of endless possibility.  A special thanks to all the artists involved for taking the time to make this video possible, Tygervalley Shopping Mall, N1 City Shopping Mall and the Abarth Uno Turbo Club of South Africa.”

Francois van Coke

With an UNO street dash featuring Laudo and van Coke, Pierre Greeff in streetwise sweats, JR sporting a hairnet and the Locnville twins bullying over Fokof’s Snake – this lekker vid is definitely worth the download and share.

Laudo Liebenberg

Download “Sunglasses at Night” now for free from  HYPERLINK “http://ray-ban.com/” ray-ban.com. Visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.ray-ban.com/southafrica” http://www.ray-ban.com/southafrica and follow the link to begin the download.

 

VanfokKingtasties: Release of collective acoustic Album

17 Apr

VanfokKingtasties; Manfred Werner

VanfokKingtasties – the conglomerate Belvile-Bende , Van Coke Kartel, Fokofpolisiekar, aKING and Die Heuwels Fantasties – are pushing boundaries and making waves within the local music industry – once more.

This time, it’s with the launch and release of the much anticipated collective Vanfokkingtasties acoustic album.

Heuwels Fantasties frontman , Pierre Greeff refers to it as, “… a buddy-holiday with tunes! Good times!”

The acoustic album will see each of the bands release two acoustic renditions of old favourites, as well as one brand new track.

Here is the complete track list for the album.

VanFokKingTasties TRACK LIST:

1. aKING – Dead End Ave (Over a long distance)

2. Die Heuwels Fantasties – In en Uit

3. Fokofpolisiekar – Dagdronk

4. Die Heuwels Fantasties – Nare Kaskenades

5. aKING – In the Twilight

6. Van Coke Kartel – Buitenkant II

7. Van Coke Kartel – Voor ons stof word

8. aKING – Facebrick Constellations

9. Fokofpolisiekar – Klipgooi Glashuis

10. Van Coke Kartel – Almal is Bang

11. Fokofpolisiekar – Vasbeslote Korporasie deel I

12. Die Heuwels Fantasties – Tyd

Here is a little sneak peak into some of the songs featured on this album:

VAN COKE KARTEL

Voor ons stof word: “This was the biggest single from the ‘Skop, Skiet en Donner’ album. It is a mellower version of the original track.”

Buitenkant II: “A dark and melancholy version with violin and cello.” Almal is bang – new track: “This is VCK’s new hit. The tune has an old school rock feeling, but can also remind you of the grunge era. Who’s afraid? Everyone is afraid.”

FOKOFPOLISIEKAR

Vasbeslote Korporasie Deel 1: “This is a lekker hard song from the album ‘Swanesang’. We thought that it would be interesting to make this song mellow. We are going to keep this track simple and eerie.”

Dagdronk – new track: “A new happy song. It is the first time in four years that we wrote a song together, so it will be different from the other songs. Maybe like ‘Vasbeslote Korporasie Deel 2’ or ‘’ ‘Íllusie van Veiligheid’.” The third Fokofpolisiekar song is still cloaked in mystery and will be announced at a later stage.

aKING

Facebrick Constellations: “This was an older song that always had the potential to be a nice folk-rock song. It turned out much like a story-telling cowboy song. Pierre-Arnold Theron and Jacques du Plessis from ‘Mr Cat and the Jackal’ joined us on percussion and piano.”

In the twilight: “We have only released this song online. It was cool to re-work this song without the choir and to bring it back to our band’s sound. Jacques and Pierre from ‘Mr Cat and the Jackal’ added texture on percussion and garden saw.” Dead End Ave. – new song: “This is a song that I (Laudo) wrote over the holidays. It is a feel-good folk song about two lovers who are at a crossroad in their lives.”

DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES

In en Uit: “We approached this song in a ‘Shins’ manner, with a bit of a swing.” Nare Kaskenades: “This song was originally written on acoustic guitar and then it became a hard dance number on our first album. We like the song in its original format and other people may enjoy it that way too.”

Tyd (working title) – new track: “It’s not completely finished yet, but Hunter will sing on this song. It’s our new song!”

The album – released by Supra Familias – will be launched end of April/beginning of May with a VanfokKingtasties tour – presenting a rare opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the album and the shows together.

VanfokKingtastiese Tour Information:

Date: 26 April

Venue: Hillcrest Farm Time:

Doors open at 18h00.

Event starts at 20h00. Finishes at 22h00.

Address: M13 (Racecourse Road), Durbanville Hills Entrance: R150 p/p

Tickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za

Date: 2 May

Venue: Barnyard, Cresta

Doors open at 18h00.

Event starts at 20h00. Finishes at 22h00.

Address: Shop L205, Cresta Mall, Randburg Entrance: R190

Tickets: http://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/venue.aspx?vid=3 Contact: iris@barnyardtheatres.co.za

Date: 3 May

Venue: Barnyard, Vereeniging

Doors open at 18h00.

Event starts at 20h00. Finishes at 22h00.

Address: Cnr. General Hertzog & Club Str, Three Rivers, Vereeniging Entrance: R190

Tickets: http://www.barnyardvereeniging.co.za / 016 454 8388

Contact: barnyard@elpa.co.za

Date: 4 May

Venue: Atterbury Teater

Doors open at 18h00.

Event starts at 20h00. Finishes at 22h00.

Address: Daventrystraat 4 (h/v Lynnwood Way en Daventry Street), Lynnwood Entrance: R190

Tickets: http://www.computicket.co.za / 08619158000 / 012 471 1700 / info@atterburytheatre.co.za

Date: 5 May

Venue: Dozi’s Back To The Roots

Doors open at 18h00.

Event starts at 20h00. Finishes at 22h00.

Address: Plot 136 Rietfontein, 0000 Hartebeespoort, South Africa Entrance: R190

Tickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za