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Dinky Kunene: amapiano’s rising vocalist

Dalene Scwartz’s name might sound recognisable. She participated in two cycles of Idols South Africa – first in the 14th season where she finished in the top 16 and again in the following season where she made it to the top 9. Being a musician was not just a career choice, it is her destiny….

Ladipoe expresses his readiness with the Providence EP

Providence, as defined by the Oxford Languages dictionary, means the timely preparation for future eventualities. This word perfectly describes Ladipoe and how he has navigated his newfound success in anticipation of the Providence EP. The artist responsible for the hit song, Feeling featuring Buju TYU, has he followed it up with the release of two…

MISS MOJO expresses her sexuality with debut EP ‘Juicy’

“I wanted to celebrate, you know, my flavour, my body and my music taste. I’m very inspired by colour. I think that the word ‘juice’ is so descriptive and automatically triggers your mind to think of something flavourful and abundant. That is where the title came from”, expresses MISS MOJO, explaining the title of her…

CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ — sleeper hit of the year

Nigerian singer and producer , CKay, has seen his two-year-old song “Love Nwantiti” become a viral phenomenon — first on TikTok, then around the world, in the last three months.  The song, and particularly the remix featuring Joeboy & Kuami Eugene – which was first released in 2019 – has since gone viral throughout the world…

Turning darkness into light: Martin Magner’s ‘Walk All Over U’

‘Great pop comes from tension, opposition, progress, and fear of progress.’ Among the tensions: those ‘between industry and the underground, between artifice and authenticity, between the adventurers and the curators, between rock and pop, between dumb and clever, and between boys and girls.’ The best pop comes from ‘juggling those contradictions rather than purging them’—…

Muzi oozes next-level confidence with Interblaktic

A sonic dive into funk, 80’s South African Bubblegum pop with a mixture of kwaito and contemporary electro-dance music is the best way to describe Interblaktic, the third album from Muzi. The triumphant and bold offering from Mzansi’s golden child of electronic music follows the MAMA EP that was released this time last year. Muzi’s…

Hyperpop for the girls and the dolls

There’s something heartwarming about looking back at history and seeing who has acted as a voice of, and for the queer community. It’s a comforting feeling, knowing that there were people brave enough to use their voices to champion for the good fight.  The only discomforting factor, being that this type of visibility is usually…