There was an aura of excitement as the Uganda Waragi sponsored ‘Cocktails in the Wild’ pre-party kicked off at the ritzy Monot Bar in Bugolobi last weekend.
DJ Magnum, a member of the famous South Africa -based Universal Music Group, who was scheduled to spin the decks at the main Cocktails in the Wild party in Fort Portal, was in the house to give revelers a sample of what they should expect.
His appearance on stage at around 9:30pm found the place just filling up as guests were only making their way into the venue.
Save for his heavily tattooed arms, Magnum would be mistaken for an ordinary Kampala lad heading for a night out.
However, all that changes when the athletic-bodied chap starts to spin the decks. His choice of music shows just how much effort he puts into understanding what his audience wants.
Within minutes of Magnum spinning the decks, there was action just close to the DJs booth. Patrons were cajoling for space to shake their stress off.
House music, trending African jams mainly from Nigeria, music from the 90’s, hip-hop and electro music all came together during his cameo. Later on, he invited Isaiah ‘The Composer’, a talented producer who is among the few performers capable of making music beats live on stage. “Where has he been all along,” was the question on my patron’s minds.
The two, though having never met before gelled seamlessly to give the night an exciting crescendo, a perfect preamble to Cocktails in the Wild.
Uganda Waragi Coconut mixologists, trained by the Diageo Master Bar Academy, were on hand to serve freshly made cocktails at the venue.