Fans throng Liquideep show

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House music fans from various parts of the country thronged the Fusion and Horizon nightclubs over the weekend to witness one of South Africa’s leading house music sensation, Liquideep, perform.

It was their first performance in Zimbabwe and they did well as fans sang along and danced till late hours.

The first show was held at Fusion Café in Harare on Friday followed by another performance at Horizon Club in Bulawayo on Saturday evening.

The group proved popular in Harare as the venue was packed to the brim though people had challenges of getting into the venue.

The security personnel at the entrance was overwhelmed, clearly showing that they did not expect such a big turnout.

One of the organisers of the event, DJ Dee Nosh, said, “I did not know that house music was now this popular in Zimbabwe as the turnout was greater than expected,” he said.

Some fans who attended the Harare show said they had driven all the way from Plumtree to come and witness the duo performing.

“We had to drive from Plumtree as we just could not miss this performance. We were not sure if they were going to perform in Bulawayo so we decided to follow them to Harare since it had been confirmed that they were playing in the capital,” he said.

Also, those who had attended the Miller Party which was held at the Lime Bar in Harare were pleasantly surprised as Liquideep graced that show for an after-party immediately after their performance at Fusion.

Zimbabwean DJs Dee Nosh, L-Roy and Rax did not disappoint on the decks as they put the revellers into a party mood preparing for Liquideep’s performance.

The group performed their hit tracks including, Fairytale, Still, Alone, Angel, Settle for Less and Something About You. They also sampled new tracks off their upcoming album to be released next year.

The group is comprised of singer, songwriter and producer Jonathan Hamilton (Ziyon) and DJ and producer Thabo Shokgolo (Ryzor).

C&A Entertainment, the faces behind the Sean Kingston and Elephant Man shows, alongside Ace Ent, D&L and Horizon are the ones who brought the group to Zimbabwe.

The group was formed in 2007 and just two years after their formation they caught the attention of the entire nation with the track Fairytale.

For this track, they were nominated for the South African Music Awards and went on to bag a Channel O Music Video Award in 2009.

In an interview, the duo said they had fallen in love with Zimbabwe and would definitely return if they were invited again. They added that they admired Oliver Mtukudzi who they once shared the stage with.