The revellers jumped high and clapped their hands to an intro mixed with four vynils. The show was both inspiring and impressive. In a way it can be held to be a fundamental example of how turntablism has grown to become a global sport.
Revolution is a house genre group by twin brothers George and Joseph Mothiba, aged 27. They come from Alexandra, Johannesburg in South Africa. Their album The Journey Continues is a continuation to their last album entitled The Journey an eight track album hit double platinum within three months of its launch in South Africa last year. Tracks in that album include Diphala, Vhenda, Cina and Playground. Revolution made sure that The Journey Continues which has 12 tracks also goes platinum, already the new album has sold more than 100 000 copies.
The Journey Continues was well received by a large and enthusiastic crowd. Part of the crowd found it better to stand in front of the turntables as the twins showcased their scratching skills. The Zim-Connection track which features traditional jazz musician Andy Brown from Zimbabwe left the revellers asking for more. Other tracks that make the album a success are Teka, Dizi-tshavani and Re ya go boka Morena.
Revolution fans that turned up for the show were impressed by the performance of the two brothers. "The guys are good and on any beatbox battle they can emerge winners,'' said Thabo. Another fan Mpho said he was not satisfied and wished the duo could stage another show soon. "I want them back, these masters of the turntables. I call them the terrible twins of the turntables cause they are the best thing that ever happened to the turntables. They are crowd pullers and everyone likes them,'' he said.
The twins were happy with the attendance considering that they had problems with power cuts when at peak of their mixes. "We cannot complain. People came in appreciable numbers, we are happy we thank Batswana for their support and we promise our lovely fans that we will be back,'' said George. The organiser of the show DJ McDee was also happy for the turn up. ''I cant say much you can see that we had a good turn up and I promise to bring the guys back and more shows are still to come,'' he said.