Sizzled – Summer Sunday Music & Food Fest is the Mother City’s most adored Summersational recurring outdoor experience. A refreshing day-to-night outing that offers so much more value for your buck. ‘SIZZLING’ for over 4 years, our event has grown from strength to strength. It’s all about the appreciation for great music, amazing gourmet food and the integration of diverse cultures celebrating a rich heritage. Experience the magic, positive energy & unity that is the Sizzled difference. We represent a non-commercial music culture by showcasing only the freshest underground music acts & performing artists. Experience a plethora of music genres spanning from house, deep house, electronica, bass, trap, dubstep, hip-hop, reggae & live performing bands alike. This season, Sizzled returns to the Castle of Good Hope. We couldn’t think of a better place to host royalty & get the summer season started!
The music is served up by:
- MONIQUE BINGHAM (International Queen of House):
Monique Bingham has been responsible for some of the most poignant, soulful jazz-infused house music of the past 20 years. Her career began fronting the “acid jazz” horn heavy band Abstract Truth in 1995 whose seasoned members boasted stints with jazz gods Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra to name a few. Their first single, “Get Another Plan” was recorded at Francois K‘s legendary Axis studios and received international critical acclaim once picked up by UK music guru Gilles Peterson’s imprint “Talkin Loud” in 1996. The follow up single “We Had a Thing” released in 1998 became an indisputable soulful house classic due to German producer Matthias Heilbronn’s infectious house remix and it’s inclusion on South African DJ Fresh’s 2000 House Flava compilation. Once injected into the veins of the underground, Ms. Bingham’s penchant for painstakingly crafted lyrics and left of center melodies caught the ears of some of the house scene’s most respected dj/producers like Kerri Chandler, Jellybean Benitez, Karizma and Ralf Gum.
Monique’s 2 decade milestone in the recording industry was marked by the release of her first album: “Best of the Last/Anthology:1995-2015” featuring 26 classic as well as new house tracks with grammy award winner Louie Vega, Todd Terry, and South African house king and 2016 BET ward winner Black Coffee. Their collaboration “Deep in the Bottom (of Africa)” has cemented her standing as part of the Mzansi music revolution. She remains one of the most interesting and enduring artists the New York City underground has ever produced.
- DJ CHRISTOS(South Africa’s Godfather of House):
Often called the country’s “Godfather of House”, Christos Katsaitis was one of the founders of the Kalawa label and via this and his own Katsaitis Music he’s been responsible for releasing some of SA’s most groundbreaking artists, including Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa, Shana, Daw and Black Coffee.As a producer he’s worked on classics like Boom Shaka’s “Free”, DJs At Work’s “Hey DJ” and Shana’s 2008 smash hit, “Uyangichomela”. Christos also produces deep Afro-funk alongside Vinny Da Vinci as DJs At Work, and they won a SAMA in 1998 for Best Dance Album. Christos has since picked up a further four SAMA statues.
Christos’s Katsaitis Music has hooked up with top international partners like Real Tone Records and GOGO Music, and has become the leading DJ agency in South Africa, representing the likes of Black Coffee and Vinny Da Vinci, along with European DJs like Ralf Gum, Franck Roger and Rocco. Christos has played with all these big guns, as well as with the likes of Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Mr. V and Dennis Ferrer.
A major role player in the deep dance music scene, Christos embodies house music’s ability to break ground, cross boundaries and unify people.
- SAM WORLD
- PATTY MONROE
- ASHTON ABELS
- SOUL SESSIONS CREW
- STRICTLY NO UNDER 21’s ALLOWED (Please bare this rule in mind when purchasing tickets at computicket). * Please note photographic proof of identity must be provided if requested upon on the day of the event.