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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Top Hat Culture is now on Instagram!

We're not sheep, but we like to connect - so we decided to join Instagram. Follow us as we document the way of the hat, from all things music to taking over the world, right here.

Our recently launched website is also improving by the day, with big features about to be implemented.

From our humble beginnings of loving underground house music, to sound hire, to DJ'ing to hosting events in Johannesburg, South Africa to breaking out on the Internet. This is Top Hat Culture, and this is our journey.

For any information please leave a comment or email us at and we will get back to you.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 Website launch and some underground dance music!

Guess who's back?

To celebrate our website launch, DJ Santafeparadox has put together a tidy little mix for your listening pleasure, please have a listen for the latest in digital deep earnography.

And check out our website, big things are coming - from e-ticket sales, radio, shop and broadcasting capabilities Top Hat will be a name for the future. Still a work in progress but we're getting there. Drop us a line or leave your mark on the site.

It's the hat!

Monday, November 4, 2013

THC's South African DJ Feature #4 - Royal K (Genre: Progressive)

Local talent all around, and Royal K is no exception. Plenty of fresh sexy progressive, Royal K has long since become a household EDM South African brand and continues to make plenty of headway. Check out the above link for the latest from the Maestro, enjoy!

A little about Royal K in his own words:

"Royal K Does not stick to 1 specific genre as to truly read the crowds response and reactions, his style may be seen as adaptive, but always the right sound to keep a dance floor on their toes.
In 2012 he signed up and joined the Soul Candi Records team,
He plays a mixture of Progressive & Electro house all along his own style, to not sound like your average run of the mill DJ.
Royal K has played some of South Africa's finest clubs such as Truth, Manhattan, Origin (DBN), Latinova, Rocca Bar, Trinity, Voodoo lounge, Vacca Matta, Juice, Groovebar, Manhattans, Clapham Gold, Balizza (PE), Karma (CT), 91 (CT), Bonkers(DBN), XS (Umhlanaga), Crush (Ballito), De La Sol (DBN) Cape 2 Cairo, Jet, Sugar, and many more!
Whilst knocking out some big events like, H2o,Ultrafest, The Workshop (PE), Electric Circus, Ultrafest, Ballito Street Party (New years)tbc, Mynx, Kiss, As well as playin at the Vodacom Color matric rage, Durban July After party (DLI hall) , Ministry Of Sound (Nye 2011).
Also, he has played alongside some of South Africa's finest dj's, including, Roger Goode, Dj Fresh, Ricardo Da Costa, Mark Stent, Vimo, Euphonik, Lady Lea, Erica Elle, Flash Republic, Goldfish and many many more.
Not to mention the Internationals such as – Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Pete Tong, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Edu Imbernon, Menno De Jong, Judge Jules, Chris Lake, Eats Everything, Paul Oakenfold, Hijack, Stupid Fresh, Tom Eq, Jeff Doubleu, Jackinori, Calverton. Bass Kleph. Alex kenji, Sebastian Leger (dec 2011), Sean Tyas, Avicii, Pleasurekraft and more
His first radio single featured the lead vocalist J’Something from Micasa which charted across the country and now his second single Stars is doing the damage as well!
He has done official remixes for Mi Casa all 3 of their current singles, where my remix of “heavenly Sent” is on Gareth Cliffs new album, as well as many other local compilations & my remix of “These streets” is on the Mi Casa Platinum edition.
Besides Mi Casa he has remixed the likes of, Chiano Sky, Pascal & pearce, Toya Delazy, Classy Menace and many more!
Royal K has many tracks on albums across SA, like Bump, House Anthems, Electric Circus, Club Anthems, Boom, Ministry Of Sound and more!
Royal K has many releases to date on various labels in different genres,
Such As, Soul Candi, F! Records. Flexual Records, Grooved music, Destiantion, Champion Beats, Epidemic records, Junky Trunk, Bombeatz, Filthy Bitch, Phresh Digital, Nu Style & Soul Candi records.
Royal K has also been added to the BUMP cd team, and mixed disc # 4 on the latest Bump which reached a milestone this year, BUMP 30."

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

THC DJ mix feature - Top Hat Culture #022 EDM Sessions by DJ Santafeparadox (Genre: Deep)

We like it that deep is back, don't you? There's a lot of debate going around about what should be classified as deep house and what shouldn't. Our very own resident says screw genre debates and let's make it about the music, and quite frankly... We agree! Fresh off the press as always, we present to you Deep Not House!

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Much love to all those who love music, 

Top Hat Culture Crew  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

THC's South African DJ Feature #3 - Kyle Watson

Beautiful isn't it? All of us searching high and low for the best music has to offer, to come across something local that competes on an international level. Kyle Watson is not only a ground breaking local DJ, but his production is equally marvelous. Delectable vibey grooves with plenty of bounce, classy indeed. Fresh off the press, Enjoy!

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Much love to all those who love music, 

Top Hat Culture Crew  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

THC's South African DJ Feature #2 - SimStar (Genre: Deep)

South Africa has plenty of talent, and SimStar is no exception. Deep grooves with plenty of vibe, delectably put together.

A little about SimStar in her own words:

"One of the freshest, most delectably decadent, femme DJ’s recently returned to South African shores has to be the booty-shaking, vibe-creatin’ and sister jam slamming Simstar!
“I’ve been Djing for the last 6 years, self taught for the first three on Technics 1210s,” explains the effervescent rising rockette.
Not being content with mediocrity, Simstar embarked on a mission of self exploration to feel the good vibrations of London Town’s subterranean, underground, dance soul in 2009.
“Seeing all the major influences in my life as I was growing up, performing right in front of me, led me to a deep and lifelong passion for underground dance music,” enthuses Simstar, the words dripping from her lips and her eyes sparkling with an unmistakable passion that is sure to set fire to dance floors across the country.
During her time in London Simstar didn’t allow the grass to grow under her feet. The aspiring student of mixology went to The London Sound Academy where she was taught the art of mixing on CDJ’S by the legendary UK. DJ, Producer and Promoter, Buster Bennet.
“I then proceeded to play at various private parties across London,” enthuses Simstar. “I also played alongside Larry Tee at the infamous Shaba Daba events at club Avalon and at The Raving Buddha in West London.”
On the young sensations’ return to South Africa at the end of 2011 Simstar immediately set about establishing herself in the local underground scene.
And with a star-aligned helping of serendipity she was invited to demonstrate her DJ skills to local audiences – for the first time in three years – during an off the cuff set at AREIA Dance Festival, an annual gathering of like-minded beat –driven souls in Mozambique.
This led to Simstar being asked by the renowned Ricco Dex to play her booty shaking beats during the entire festival, alongside SA DJs, producers, remixers and self confessed music lovers, Mark Stent, MissRed, Thalia, Doctor Stone, The Chad, DJ Calculus, The Mon and Ru – B.
She has also signed with the amazing Diva's on Decks, so keep your ears and eyes open for the blond-rocking beat chick as she continues to rip up dance floors and break down party doors all across the country .

Thursday, October 3, 2013

DJ mix Showcase - Santafeparadox (Genre: Various)

Nice and tidy don't you think? Over 5 hours of pure musical bliss from our very own resident DJ Santafeparadox. Ranging from Trap to Deep House to Dirty Dutch but with a melodic musical consistency throughout, there's something here for everybody. Listen, share and enjoy. Please feel free to share your thoughts!

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Much love to all those who love music, 

Top Hat Culture Crew