TRACE Fest Has Officially Unlocked The Festive Season

  • TRACE Fest Unlocked by Vodacom shut down Soweto
  • With a lip-smacking line featuring Blxckie, 25K and Da Kruk we can safetly say we are good hands this summer.
  • Soweto Shut Down as TRACE Fest Unlocked by Vodacom Electrifies the Night

Johannesburg, December 3, 2023 – Kicking off the festive season in style, TRACE Fest Unlocked by Vodacom turned Soweto into a pulsating hub of excitement last night. With a tantalizing lineup featuring Blxckie, 25K, and Da Kruk, attendees were assured of a summer celebration like no other.

The highly awaited festival unfolded at Disoufeng Pub, drawing not just locals from Soweto but also crowds from the east and north regions of Johannesburg. Since its inaugural edition in 2018, TRACE Fest Unlocked by Vodacom has consistently delivered electrifying experiences, solidifying its reputation as the go-to party starter for years to come.

The event showcased a diverse array of top-tier talent spanning various genres, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees. The festival, a magnet for music lovers and entertainment enthusiasts, proved once again that South Africans know how to revel in style. As the night unfolded, here are some highlights from the festivities:


TRACE Fest Unlocked by Vodacom has yet again left an indelible mark, capping off the night with a testament to the vibrancy and energy that defines South African celebrations. Stay tuned for more updates and relive the magic of last night’s festivities.


TRACE Fest Unlocked by Vodacom has yet again left an indelible mark, capping off the night with a testament to the vibrancy and energy that defines South African celebrations. Stay tuned for more updates and relive the magic of last night’s festivities.


Freezing in Paris!! Happy Trace Fest in SA!!!


Disoufeng Pub reacted with several fire emojis after Lamiezes electrifying set


Thank you for having me, it was epic!



Johannesburg, Wednesday, 15 November – Durex, a name synonymous with sexual well-being and freedom, is proud to announce an upcoming EP available for pre-order, which promises to be an electrifying musical journey. This EP, a testament to Durex’s commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing freedom, brings together some of the most talented artists in the music industry. With a diverse range of songs, including “Do Ya Thing,” “Sweet Escape,” “Forever,” “Gentle Magic,” “Real Feel,” and “Duet,” music lovers will find something to enthral their senses.

The EP boasts an impressive lineup of superstars and multi-award-winning artists, including Blxckie, Musa Keys, Una Rams, Tshego, Money Badoo, Nanette, ThandoNje, Ricky Tyler, Mx Blouse, Gemma Fassie and Stephen Of Kent. These artists have come together to create a musical masterpiece that is set to captivate audiences and redefine the boundaries of musical artistry.

One of Durex’s primary focuses is to support emerging artists in the music industry. This pre-order EP features artists who are on the cusp of stardom, and Durex aims to play a pivotal role in propelling these talents to the forefront of the music scene.

The EP is a celebration of artistic diversity, ensuring there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of R&B or future bass, the tracks on this EP will satisfy your musical cravings. Notably, the artists selected for this EP cater to a youthful market, characterized by tech-savviness and an unquenchable thirst for innovation.

This EP ensures that it resonates with a tech-savvy audience. Music enthusiasts and fans of these talented artists can soon pre-order the EP, ensuring they are among the first to experience this groundbreaking musical compilation.

Listen to ForPlay HERE


About the artists:

Blxckie: Sihle Sithole (born 24 November 1999), known professionally as Blxckie, is a multi-platinum selling South African rapper, songwriter and record producer from Sydenham Heights, Durban. He is popular for using soothing vocals on a range of beats, creating a fresh new sound and he also produces most of his songs.

Musa Keys: Musa Appreciate Makamu, professionally known as Musa Keys, is a South African record producer born in Giyani and raised in Flora Park, Polokwane. Makamu is known for his 2021 single “Vula Mlomo” which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA).

Una Rams: With a unique blend of abilities in rapping, singing, and producing, Una Rams developed into a modern-day South African musician. Una Rams create music that vividly depicts the realities of young people who were born without parents. His pop tastes give him.

Tshego: Tshego is a popular South African singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer. Born in Atlanta, Georgia but raised in Mafikeng, South Africa, Tshego is most famous for his songs Hennessy and “The Vibe”. He released his initial EP titled “1990” in 2015.

Money Badoo: Jade Alves, mostly known as Money Badoo, is a South African rapper and a rising star in the music industry. Her unique style and relatable lyrics have made her a popular figure in the South African music scene. Further, Badoo has quickly become one of the most promising up-and-coming artists in the country.

NanetteSinger-songwriter emerged on SoundCloud and has cultivated a small fan base as one of the most promising rising R&B acts in the country. Equally adept in singing as she is in sing-rapping, her ability to enter multiple pockets of flows while delivering an emotive vocal performance set her apart from the rest of her peers.

MX Blouse: Born Sandiso Ngubane, has performed at some of South Africa’s most popular music festivals in addition to touring Germany, Switzerland, and France. Mx Blouse’s entry into the music industry was through their first single, WTF(SQUARED).

ThandoNje: Born Thando Sibanyoni, Thando Nje is a recording artist that was born in Johannesburg and raised in Pretoria. She decided that she wanted to pursue a career in music when she began remaking covers of popular songs and receiving great reviews from those around her.

Stephen Of Kent: Is a South African singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is also, along with Michael Taku and David Weru, the founder of the lifestyle collective and creative firm, “thisisart”.

Gemma Fassie: Another Young Fassie Coming Up To Be Big! Gemma Fassie is a sing-songwriter from the Southern suburbs of Cape Town. Music has always been in her, from the age of six, she used to go and sing at local fashion shows. Music seems to be her family thing.

Ricky Tyler: R&B artist and rapper Ricky Tyler is part of a generation of young South Africa artists who are making waves on the local scene.


Today, Durex, the global leader in sexual well-being, is proud to announce the release of “Forever,” the third single from the upcoming EP that is set to revolutionize the music industry. This exceptional collaboration, featuring South Africa’s finest musical talents Blxckie, Una Rams, Mx Blouse, and Musa Keys, pushes the boundaries of creativity and celebrates the joys of music and the pursuit of sexual liberation.

“Forever” – A Prelude to Pleasure:

The single “Forever” is a mesmerizing blend of diverse musical influences, reflecting the essence of unity and freedom. Blxckie, Una Rams, Mx Blouse, and Musa Keys seamlessly merge their distinctive styles, creating a musical masterpiece that evokes passion, desire, and unapologetic expression. This single is a crucial part of an upcoming EP that will redefine the concept of pleasure, just as Durex has done for the last century.

“Forever” Availability:

Forever” by Blxckie, Una Rams, Mx Blouse featuring Musa Keys is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. Stream, download, and enjoy this groundbreaking track, and stay tuned for the upcoming EP, which will take your pleasure to new heights.

BLXCKIE releases visuals for hit song RONDA!

Taken of his ground-breaking hip hop project The4Mula, RONDA is a standout single which fully shows off Blxckie’s rap ability through his gifted rhymes and ingenious flows. Produced by Swervo and written by Blxckie, RONDA is an intelligent sports reference that Blxckie bodies in the rap form, where he boldly proclaims his undeniable place as the greatest in the game.

Directed by Jasyn Howes and Produced by The Feels, RONDA visuals take a super high-definition motion and showcases a next level Blxckie through the multiverse. Using technology seen in action movies and sci-fi films like Star Wars and John Wick 4; director Jasyn Howes together with production company The Feels effortlessly built a futuristic story with Blxckie whilst keeping him present day relevant in this extraordinary music visualization that takes on a movie persona in concept, production and final edit.

Diving in the concept behind the RONDA visuals, Jason Howes shared this on how it all came together “The concept for the video was inspired by a desire to shoot in a virtual production studio space with large format LED panels as a backdrop for a wide variety of settings, textures, and landscapes. It was also a chance to experiment with Unreal Engine technology. In the end the idea of “same song different channel” emerged and thus why we moved through TV sets as we change scenes in a seamless way.

Blxckie had this to say on the experience and his excitement on the release of the visuals for RONDA, “Creating this visual was new and very elevated from anything we have ever done before. It was incredible to see how creativity and technology can be manipulated to create a multi-dimensional narrative. I loved creating this video – in fact its more than a music video and it was dope to be fully integrated in the process of creating it. I’m really proud of what we did as a team. I’m proud of myself and yeah – you’re about to watch the video of the year!”.

Be sure to watch the iconic RONDA music video on YouTube and on all TV Screens!