music

Themba Kriger / music / 7 days ago

M(x) Blouse doesn’t have time for idiots

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Joburg-based M(x) Blouse might rap, but they don’t consider themselves a hip-hop artist. Born at the end of 2016 as a creative outlet for KZ...

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A.L.V – Sonic Myths

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The occult has a long standing overlap with popular music. The notorious and influential magician Aleister Crowley appeared on Beatle's albu...

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Bob Perfect / music / 2 weeks ago

MHD is the French Rapper You Need to Know About

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Do you ever worry that there’s so much dope shit out there in the world, that you’ll never get to experience it all? I do. We are in a golde...

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Christa Dee / music / 2 weeks ago

M.I.A comes to South Africa in June

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Black Major Selects is partnering with the 20th Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival to bring M.I.A to South Afr...

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Themba Kriger / music / 3 weeks ago

SubWav’s Wiretribe compilation showcases Joburg’s electronica

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‘Wiretribe’ is Joburg-based leftfield electronica label Subterranean Wavelength’s (SubWav) debut label compilation. Featuring exclusive unre...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 4 weeks ago

Jlin- Infinity and Simplicity

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Jlin's Black Origami was widely hailed as the one of the albums of 2017, with publications from Pitchfork to Mixmag featuring it high on the...

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Bob Perfect / music / 4 weeks ago

Diamond Thug release their debut album ‘Apastron’

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My first experience of Diamond Thug was when I booked them for a gig at Cool Runnings in Durban along with Thor Rixon as part of their first...

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Themba Kriger / music / 1 month ago

Detroit’s Marcus Marcus is a poet not a rapper

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Detroit-based artist Marcus Marcus doesn’t describe himself as a rapper. “I’d describe myself as a poet who has a fairly good ear for music,...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 1 month ago

Puppy – Demons of the New School

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The critical consensus on guitar rock in thelate-90s is that sensitive indie bands were overshadowed by bombastic nu-metal. Music writers lo...

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Ghost Writer / music / 1 month ago

Uncle Partytime converts the dance floor into a space of sonic transcendence

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Uncle Partytime is a kid whose dj persona was born out of the scene in Braamfontein, allowing him to be plugged into the sonic shifts that h...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 1 month ago

Rare & Sudden Podcast- Doing It For The Culture

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The podcast format was only invented in the early 2000’s, but we have already entered the medium’s golden age. They are cheap to produce and...

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Bob Perfect / music / 1 month ago

The Big Hash dropped out of High School to Chase His Rap Dream

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When you quit high school to pursue your rap career, you sure as fuck better make it. If you don’t, your parents and classmates will never l...

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