Johannesburg, if a quiet Thursday night out featuring some loud music sounds like something you could get into, then PHFat has teamed up with Nonku Phiri and Floors for: Up Close at Sally Mustang.
The three acts, while sharing certain musical similarities, also share a bit of performance history. Nonku Phiri, under the alias of JungFreud, worked closely with PHFat in 2014 on their live performances and executed unforgettable features on their two highly popular singles that year, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘If He Can’t Dance’ , and Mikhaela Faye of Floors brought an incredibly refreshing feel to the ‘The Whip’ in May last year. Greg Abrahams of Floors was also a member of Nomadic Orchestra, who shared the stage with PHFat a few times in the past.
This is likely to lend itself to a fun sense of familiarity amongst the artists, which is perfect for a more intimate performance setting.
If you’re not yet familiar with Floors the Cape Town-based duo plays lush, mood-based electronica. They launched their debut EP, FADE, in March to a sold-out 150-member audience at Roodebloem Studios in Woodstock. The launch was a resounding success, featuring music synched to a breathtaking light show by Bad Weather, with visuals by The Grrrl.
Tonight will be their debut Jozi performance, followed by Park Acoustics in Pretoria on Sunday.
Needless to say, with the soulful singing of both Nonku Phiri and Mikhaela Faye, as well as PHFat’s big-stage sound being adapted (or not) for a more intimate setting, it’s bound to be a superb night of music. Entrance is also free, had we mentioned that? Uh-huh.
Head over to the event page for more info. In the meantime, check out Nonku Phiri do her thing as Jung Freud alongside PHFat below: