This is going to be one moerse jol in Jolburg! SA’s most loved boutique Bass music festival is back for its 7TH YEAR! Who would have thought that the little alley party would morph into this. Yes, we are talking about the one and only, Grietfest! They are bringing the freshest beats from across the globe and paid homage to the kings and queens of the SA electronic music industry and now the time has come for them to do it all again in 2017! They have it all, no kakking in your pants because you don’t like that DJ or artist. They have EVERYTHING! Drum n Bass, Techno, House, Electro, Dubstep, Bass House, Hip Hop, Disco, Trap… It’s insane… and it’s going to be rof! With that said, we had a chat with the awesome Niskerone before his performance at Griet. Hey, bud. Thanks for chatting to us before Grietfest. How are you feeling about performing at Griet this year? I’m excited, Grietfest is always fun to perform at. What can people expect from your performance? Loads of brand new music and techniques along with a lot of energy. Awesome! You’ve done loads of festivals, which one was your most memorable? It’s super tough to just point to one, but I would say Grietfest is definitely one of my favourites to do along with some of ones I’ve done in Europe. Rad, bro. You’re from Cape Town, how does the scene differ to that of Gauteng? Cape Town has a big summer culture and that reflects in some of the differences of how we party. In the case of D&B music, the vibe focuses a lot more on the liquid, summer sounds. Gauteng’s scene loves the more grimy things, I love playing there. We can’t wait to have you again. If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be? And why? It would probably be The Netherlands’ Maduk, he’s one of the nicest guys I know and we’re really good friends. Are there any surprises in store for the people attending Grietfest this year? I always try to bring a few. The nature of surprises means you’ll have to be there to see. Haha. True. Who are you keen on seeing at Grietfest this year? The Prototypes & Ivy Lab for sure! What is your absolute favorite memory of performing in South Africa? Another tough one, to pick just one thing. What comes to mind though is my 2015 show at Rocking The Daisies with my collaborators DJ Invizable, Dubmasta China & Miki San Tzu. That was a fun show and we definitely took things to whole other level. Lekker. Why do you think festivals like Griet are important for the South African music scene? Grietfest is great at pushing new electronic music to South African audiences, that’s why it’s super important. Any last words for the people attending Grietfest this year? Let’s have a few drinks together! Awesome! Be sure to book your tickets today for Grietfest and catch Niskerone at the event! We’ll see you there.