Hazel Kimani / music / 8 months ago

LESKA x Batuk – ‘I Got You’ video

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After a meticulous brainstorming session between Manteiga, the vocalist of the Pan-African collective, Batuk and director, Adriaan Louw, the...

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Bob Perfect / music / 8 months ago

Red Robyn – The Sweet-voiced Songbird from Wentworth

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Birders of Durban feel shame no more. No longer shall Durban be known as the city with the world’s most annoying bird, the Indian Mynah, but...

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Beth Vale / music / 8 months ago

DJ Capital (Siyabonga Sibeko) and the Dancefloor Dialectic

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DJ’s write our nocturnal soundtracks. Spinning the energy in the room, they ease their audience in; build them up; hold them in suspense. Th...

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Bob Perfect / music / 8 months ago

From the Bath to Inner and Outer Space


I’ll tell you one thing, Song’s From The Bath is a fucking trip. I’ll tell you some more things, I just felt like that was a good way to sta...

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Christa Dee / music / 8 months ago

The Siren’s Call video – Visual metaphor of sonic melancholy


"The Siren's Call" from producer Jumping Back Lash's latest EP features Nonku Phiri. The video for this track provides the perfect mirror to...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 8 months ago

Jakinda – Storming Heaven


The first time I opened the Soundcloud link to Jakinda’s  Afrika 3000,  I felt a powerful surge of the uncanny. And by uncanny, I don’t just...

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Sihle Mthembu / music / 9 months ago

ByLwansta creates rhythmic waves and lyrical poise


The Karolinska Institute in Sweden has recently published a study that indicates musical talent may have a lot to do with genetics. Research...

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Bob Perfect / music / 9 months ago

Slow Oceans EP is a Carefully Considered addition to Jumping Back Slash’s Unique Catalogue

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Writing about music from day to day usually isn’t that difficult. A lot of releases are so one-dimensional, cliché and uninspired that you c...

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Bob Perfect / music / 9 months ago

The Lessons Musicians Can Learn From Muzi


If you’re a South African musician, there’s quite a bit that you can learn from Muzi. The charismatic producer from Empangeni seems to have ...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 9 months ago

2016 – The Year in Dread


The dominant theme in the innumerable ‘best of 2016’ lists is disappointment, failure and despair. A year categorised by the rise of the Far...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 9 months ago

At The Drive-In: Back for The Chaos


I feel an intensely personal connection with the mighty Texan punk band At The Drive- In. Let’s go back through the fog shrouded mists of ti...

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Beth Vale / music / 10 months ago

Techno in the City: the story of TOYTOY


Run your finger through the history of techno and you will eventually come to the source: Belleville, Detroit in the mid-1980s. It was here ...

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