(Cover charge R40)
The Line Up:
The Buckfever Underground
The Buckfever Underground is a South African spoken-word band.
(This is what the critics had to say about their new album)
Praise for ‘Verkeerdevlei’:
“This is a new Waste Land, a place where Busi Mhlongo sings lullabies to the ghost of Thurston Moore’s bloodied guitar and Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog battles Johnny Mad Dog’s adolescent hounds of hell … It’s a place where heroes – from Sam Nujoma, Chris Hani, Fidel Castro and the Dalai Lama to Leonard Cohen and Breyten Breytenbach – come unhinged, their singing severed from our history, their songs lost, or perhaps unsung by a nation splintering at the seams. … Verkeerdevlei is for the beautiful ones not yet born, a generation that comes after the fact – after the rainbow, the deluge, the endless corruption, the mounting violence, the near-wilderness and the suicidal flood of disinformation that promises to drown us all.” – Miles Keylock, Rolling Stone ****
“Die inhoud is opreg, by uitstek oorspronklik en bowenal verruklik mooi.” – Pieter Redelinghuys, Die Burger *****
“If bulimic cityscapes and arteries clogged with poets and vagrants made love to the desolate veld, the bastard that clawed its way out would be Verkeerdevlei. … Verkeerdevlei is undoubtedly one of this year’s most interesting local albums.” – Max Barashenkov, Obrigado
“…’n verontrustigende kombinasie van musiek en digkuns.” – Kayla Roux, Grocott’s Mail.
Welcome to the exquisite island style music of DADA-FM! Welcome to the happy, colourful world of Caribbean beats and beach boogy! DADA-FM offers a complete entertainment experience. It is an artful combination of fresh, original music and energetic performance delivered with maximum passion and integrity. It is a SHOW guaranteed to lift the spirits and create good vibrations to all who come in contact with the infectious dance beats and uplifting island vibe melodies.
DADA-FM played dozens of club and pub gigs, mostly in the Western Cape in places such as Cape Town, Paarl, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Stanford. The band have been invited to play at various major music festivals in South Africa and Mozambique.
DADA – FM is an acronym for “Dirk Ace and Da Faith Machine”
DADA-FM proudly presents: “Coconutta Music with a twist…shaken, not stirred!’
FUN PIRATES WITH A LICENSE TO THRILL!
Welcome to the exquisite tropical island style music of DADA-FM! Welcome to the happy, colourful
world of Caribbean beats and beach boogy. Welcome to the beautiful coco palmed musical paradise of
DADA-FM offers a complete entertainment experience. It is an artful combination of fresh, original
music and energetic performance delivered with maximum passion and integrity. It is a SHOW
guaranteed to lift the spirits and create good vibrations to all who come in contact with the infectious
beats and uplifting island vibe melodies. It is an energy exchange that lifts the audience out of their
reality and transports them to a funky, wacky, tropical paradise…a hedonistic carefree existence on
pristine white beaches and exquisite turquoise seas!
The band dress up in vibrant, flowery, Hawaiin style costumes and thematically swathe their stage in
tropical island style fashion with maritime props and beach vibe backdrops. “Welcome to the cheeky
world of Coconutta Music ladies and gentlemen, DADA-FM guarantees to raise a smile and make your
feet very, very itchy!”
The band play real music with real instruments. It is a four piece ensemble consisting out of electric
guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and 4 vocals. DADA-FM came into being after Dirk Ace started
recording the band’s first album “Kozmic Ice Cream” at Farmyard studios in Gordon’s Bay in 2009.
He was eventually joined by Marius Hatzenberberg and Ruben Swart. They in turn introduced Dirk to
guitarist and vocalist Gerhard Claassen, from “ Voortvlugtend” and thus the current incarnation of
DADA-FM took shape.
DADA-FM’s current line – up features Dirk Ace on vocals and percussion, Gerhardt Claassen on guitar
and vocals, Marius Hatzenberg on bass guitar and vocals and Ruben Swart on drums and vocals. It is a
very versatile ensemble that can adapt to any situation or event. The band travel with their own sound
and lights and they specialize in a funky combination of island style reggae, ska, dub, rock and funkadelic
The music is very upbeat, vibey, flowery, fruity, happy, wacky and sunshiny. DADA-FM is the perfect
band to transform any occasion into a bubbly celebration of life and love! With songs such as
“Coconutta Music”, “Backpacker Holiday”, “Kozmic Ice Cream”, “Bally by da Pool” and “Shakanoppa
Ahoy Namasakki Wha!” it is no wonder that the audience can’t sit for very long before they join the
happy orgasmic throng on the dance floor!
The band can best be described as an eclectic mix of Bob Marley, UB40, The Beat, Madness, Frank
Zappa, The Specials and a bit of The Police thrown in on the side. It is a delightful, naughty, cheeky,
smorgasbord of rocking reggae and ska music infused with vibey tropical vibrations! It has been
described as “Percussive Afro Caribbean Dance Vibrations’ with sharp, tongue in cheek social
commentating lyrics.” Songs such as “Strange Situation @ Da Powa Station” deal with the problems we
have with Zefkom (Evkom) and “Funny Money” deals with the shenanigans of Wall Street.
“DADA-FM…it’s a bit like Frank Zappa and Madness channeling Bob Marley on acid”
“ One of the wackiest, zaniest, fruitiest, musical combo’s you will find on the local circuit at the
“The infectious, danceable, Caribbean, island styles of DADA-FM cuts across all colour and age barriers”
“Their eclectic mixed up styles and fruity costumes transcend the normal staid performances one gets
from most bands”
“Their wacked out lyrical approach and innovative style mix-up defies standard pigeon holing and cuts
across age and genre limitations.
“Fun bandits on a mission from Bob”