Tafadzwa Zimoyo Arts Reporter
Leading radio station Star FM, in partnership with Pariah State, an upmarket hangout in Avondale, will host “The Johnnie Walker New Year’s Eve” party.
The crossover gig is meant to give music lovers an exciting atmosphere before, during and after the countdown to 2016. There is a special treat for the ladies who will be gifted with free bubbly should they arrive early.
For those not in the know, Pariah State has been open for two straight years hosting celebrity themed parties and private functions for the discerning revellers.
It has made a huge impact on the local entertainment scene as the premium destination in the capital synonymous with signature cocktails, and entertainment line up.
Those who turn up will be in for a real treat with banging music, courtesy of DJs on rotation.
On the decks are renowned DJs in the likes of Steven Sanders, more popularly known as DJ Stavo.
He has been a resident DJ since Christmas Eve and what an experience when he takes to the decks.
To most music lovers, DJ Stavo comes across as a crossover artiste . . . he has produced several club hits as well as being good at spinning the wheel.
Formerly based in Kwekwe where he launched his career, then known to music lovers as Kwekwe Hustler, which is his record label, DJ Stavo’s ambition was always to make it big on the local music scene.
As a house music fanatic, he teamed up with some of South Africa’s leading producers and DJs to create his own music.
His collaboration with Shota and then Fiesta Black on the track “Teka Famba” worked magic.
Soon DJ Stavo moved to the capital where he slowly gained ground and appreciation drawing huge crowds to his afternoon sessions at SpookHouse.
He has featured on a number of high profile gigs where he thrilled the crowds with a cool mix of his and other songs including the latest chart topper “Mwedzi Muchena” featuring the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi.
Also in the line up is none other than Star FM’s grandmaster of the turntables Otis “The Flow” Fraser.
The Flow needs little introduction as he has been there and done that before.
When one talks of deejaying in Zimbabwe, you cannot leave out The Flow.
Being a part time producer, The Flow knows no boundaries when it comes to mixing live music.
He flawlessly delivers when he is behind the decks throwing tune after tune that delights the fans.
For those who are seeking a night out as they countdown to the New Year, Pariah State is the place to be.
Also not forgotten is DJ Ash Stylez who has been a part of Star FM since day one.
Ash Stylez is one upcoming DJ to watch out for in the coming year. He is the other half of the group Game Recognise Game.
Napoleon Nyanhi, aka Napster, Star FM’s programming manager, confirmed the gig and appealed to fans to come in their numbers.