Gemma Hart / Features / 1 year ago

Horus Tha God is rapping himself into hip hop’s mythology


Storm clouds crackle and crease, a punctuated thunder. Lightning strikes my eye; lightning strikes my eye. The emerging myth of man and beas...

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DJ Lag Steps Up


When asked to describe the sound of the Gqom subgenre, DJ Lag doesn’t hesitate- ‘it’s raw and hype.’ Since the beginning of this decade, it ...

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Christa Dee / Features / 1 year ago

Taariq’s got the sauce


"Be like water my friend". This is one of Taariq Latiff's favourite quotes. It also exemplifies the way he has tackled the growth of his Cap...

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Beth Vale / Features / 1 year ago

Hlasko: an artist’s cosmology


As much a cinematographer as a producer, Hlasko’s music spins imagery from sound.  “I look at it like films: the setting, the situation, the...

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Gemma Hart / Features / 1 year ago

Laetitia Lotthé – Beautiful Chaos, A Cross-Continental Experience


Glowing in the soft morning Lisbon light, her radiance exudes beyond the digital screen. Laetitia Lotthé voice echoes in Parisian lilts. Emb...

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Christa Dee / Features / 2 years ago

Bronwyn Katz: Reflections on memory

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"En as die voels sing, kom daar bink straatjies uit die voels se vertjies." (And when the birds sing rays of light stream from their feather...

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Ghost Writer / Features / 2 years ago

Anthony Smith- Waar brand dit?


Anthony Smith, founder of South Africa’s most befokte clothing label, 2Bop, has always lived by his own rules and he’s proving that you don’...

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Motlatsi / Features / 2 years ago

Taking back control over the black imagination: In conversation with Mary Sibande

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It’s a special moment when one is given the opportunity to talk with their heroes. I first met Sophie during her exhibition as the main attr...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 2 years ago

Mashayabhuqe, the Modern Maskandi intersects tradition and the avant-garde to capture the millennial mood


Mashaya shows up to Father Coffee just a few minutes late for our interview and he quickly allows me into the landscape of his life these da...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 2 years ago

On-Air Entertainment: A Look Into Johannesburg’s After-Dark Film Reel

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Photographs have become indispensable to our nightlife: there’s no party unless it’s pictured. Amid the lazer beams, and tri-coloured stage ...

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Felix Laband and Kerry Chaloner- South African Gothic 

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A few months before Felix Laband dropped his much anticipated Deaf Safari (2015) album, he played an early evening set at the 2014 Sonar Fes...

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Beth Vale / Features / 2 years ago

Didi Monsta, Desire Marea, and the artists’ quest to unmask our glitchy humanity

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Three months ago, I shared 90-minutes with Buyani Duma (otherwise known as Desire Marea, of the artist collective FAKA). Encased in a wall o...

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