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What do Eminem, Nas, and Jay-Z have in common…besides incredible talent and worldwide success, they all can say they have had DJ Green Lantern crafting their shows as official DJ and musical director… And what a better way to launch his official summer tour, than to start in sunny South Africa for his 4th time since 2006. Green Lantern will be playing in Jozi this weekend as a series of venues for his annual SA Tour.

From street mixtapes, to clubs, to radio to producing for platinum artists, DJ Green Lantern has become a globally recognized talent and tastemaker. As Jay Z once said, “DJ Green Lantern is “often associated with the word “Dope”.

Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else’s dream. Growing up Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. “Around ‘96, I made my first mixtape,” Green recalls. “I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up.” Green’s trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes, and a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums.

The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe. Catch Green Lantern on his SA tour at the following venues:

Moloko, Hatfield,  Pretoria                   Friday, 14th September

Hush, Rosebank, JHB                               Saturday, 15th September

Icon, Sandton, JHB                                    Sunday, 16th September



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