Undercover police officer Chili (S’dumo Mtshali), and his partner Shoes (Presley Chweneyagae), have been working on a case together, in order to get a reward. After they finally make an
The Estate of Michael Jackson, in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment’s Epic Records, have just made a thrilling announcement regarding a brand new album of unreleased music from the King
The trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed in the North Gauteng High Court after he broke down in the witness box yet again. Earlier, the Paralympian broke down when he
More damning allegations have surfaced against the Municipal Manager of Moqhaka municipality, based in Kroonstad in the northern Free State. It’s alleged that Mncedisi Mqwathi appoints and dismisses employees as
Undercover police officer Chili (S’dumo Mtshali), and his partner Shoes (Presley Chweneyagae), have been working on a case together, in order to get a reward. After they finally make an arrest, and get a conviction against the criminals, they find that their superior is refusing to release the reward to them, unless they lose evidence in another case. Frustrated by the dangerous work they do, and the little compensation they receive, Chili decides to take part in a heist, and asks for Shoes help. Shoes reluctantly agrees, but the gang is suspicious of Chili, eventually capturing Shoes to use him as a hostage. Chili must now decide what’s more important, the money, or his friend’s life.
Written and directed by Donovan Marsh, the low budget indie film iNumber Number looks and feels like a big budget blockbuster. It’s an incredibly tense, exceptionally shot, and perfectly acted heist film, and goes above and beyond anything Hollywood has been offering. With only a few feature films under his belt, Marsh shows his immense talent with this latest film, and it’s going to have the world looking a little harder at South African film.
Standout performances from S’dumo Mtshali and Presley Chweneyagae carry the film, while the remaining cast do a remarkable job, bringing a bit of humour to their eclectic group of gangsters. An opening action sequence sets the pace, and the film barely slows down. Once the heist begins, it’s a non-stop ride full of blistering tension, and explosive action, and you’ll be gripping the arms of your chair the entire time.
The Estate of Michael Jackson, in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment’s Epic Records, have just made a thrilling announcement regarding a brand new album of unreleased music from the King of Pop.
The album, called ‘Xscape’, will hit stores on May 13, 2014 featuring 8 previously-unreleased Michael Jackson recordings – remixed by the likes of Timbaland, LA Reid, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.
Epic Records have also answered the prayers of many hardcore Jackson enthusiasts around the world by making a Deluxe Edition of the album available. The Deluxe Edition will showcase the original, unedited versions of all 8 tracks – exactly as Michael Jackson left them when he last worked on them. This concept was revealed exclusively here at damienshields.com six months ago.
The Estate and those at Sony Music have remained silent regarding the album for months on end. This has not only been their policy with fans and the media, but with artists, writers and producers alike.
So, I’ve decided to take a research-based ‘process of elimination’ approach in trying to decipher which 8 songs will make up the track list of this album. I’ll even keep count as we go.
Dr. Freeze, who wrote two unreleased tracks recorded by Jackson in 1998; “A Place With No Name” and “Blue Gangster”, says that although both of his songs will appear on the album, he has not been involved in any way.
“I’m not on the album; just my songs,” explained Freeze. “Both old and new versions of both songs are on the album to satisfy both sides of the fans.”
When asked which producers were brought in to remix his songs, Freeze said: “They’re keeping tight-lipped about it,” adding that Epic Records has not yet offered him the chance to hear the new versions.
Click here to learn more about “A Place With No Name”.
(TWO: 1. A Place With No Name, 2. Blue Gangster)
Another producer whose song has been remixed and will be included is Cory Rooney.
Rooney produced the highly-anticipated, never-before heard track “She Was Lovin’ Me” for Jackson in 1999. He, too, has received confirmation that his song has made the cut, but it remains unclear who completed the remixed version.
Click here to learn more about “She Was Lovin’ Me”
(THREE: 1. A Place With No Name, 2. Blue Gangster, 3. She Was Lovin’ Me)
Super-producer Timbaland, on the other hand, has been far less secretive about his contributions towards the album. In fact, in mid-2013 he sat down for an interview with Revolt TV in which he candidly explained how L.A. Reid reached out to him to work on the project. In the same interview Timbaland also predicted that the lead single of the album would be a song he had recently remixed, called “Chicago”.
“I can tell you the first single is gonna be the song ‘Chicago’ … I think it should be, because ‘Chicago’ sounds like today,” said the producer.
Earlier, the Paralympian broke down when he told the court how he had screamed for the suspected intruders to leave his house before proceeding with his gun held closely to his hip.
In the latest account of the morning he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius contradicts earlier testimony.
Pistorius told the court that he held the gun close to his hip with his elbow bent as he approached the toilet where he believed intruders had entered his home.
However, in his evidence-in-chief, Pistorius had said that he walked towards the bathroom with his hand stretched out pointing the gun towards the toilet.
Last week, he had also submitted that it was in his nature to confront possible danger.
Forensic experts Chris Mangena and Gerhard Vermeulen had both testified that from the bullet holes in the door, Pistorius would have had his arms stretched out in front of him when he fired those four bullets through the door.
Pistorius was again questioned about the tone of voice he used when asking Steenkamp to call the police.
Initially, Pistorius testified that he had whispered to her to get down and make the call however is now maintaining he had used a low voice.
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has repeatedly accused Pistorius of tailoring his evidence as he goes along.