How 2020 has changed album promotions and rollouts

COVID-19 flipped the world upside down and left many people and businesses scrambling to hang tight. The music industry is no exception. It has had to adapt to the new conditions now that the possibilities of touring, doing live events, throwing album release parties, and having real physical time with fans have been taken off…

Vicmari brings South African music to German airwaves

It is no secret that South Africa dances to the beat of its own drum, especially with Mzansi being the birthplace of a number of distinct genres that fall under the umbrella of electronic music. While music has been a distinct export for decades for South Africa, in recent times international attention has shifted towards…

‘Off The Meds’ | welcoming a Joburg X Stockholm acid house hybrid

Off The Meds is perhaps the most anticipated underground iteration of a South African/Swedish synthesis since KWAAI collective – reminiscent of each other in the brazen beats and echoed flows. Although entirely different in their manifestations, I am reminded of the raw energy that originates in both regions of Joburg and Stockholm; making for a…

45 Degrees debuts ‘Pinocchio Mode’ ep

45 Degrees brings us “vibes to help us dance with the angles”, with the arrival of his debut EP called Pinocchio Mode. The EP’s title is a nod to the classic Disney animated film, Pinocchio about a wooden puppet that desperately dreams of becoming a human boy. The 6-track EP—doused in experimental soundscapes and high-pitched…

Heart Matters | Dr Lovefield

Richard Liefeldt’s entry into the music industry began some years ago as the lead singer of experimental psychedelic band, Retro Dizzy. Their catapult into the local scene has been marked with mystery. However, theatrics of mystique aside, Richard confirms that “we are all just big softies who love making music together”. Since then, Richard’s persona…

Imagining contemporary Zamrock with enid ze’s debut EP

enid ze, is the sonicscape brainchild fleshed by Zimbabwean-born Yale University graduate of Philosophy of Religion and musician Nyasha Chiundiza. The work of mediating his imagination and daydreams through music has been a part of Nyasha’s life from the age of eight as he was growing up in the suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe. Under the…

Explore the soulful and honest world of Joya Mooi

Born in exile to a South African father and a Dutch mother, Joya Mooi is a singer and songwriter who is attempting to challenge the perceptions of what it means to be an artist of mixed heritage in the Netherlands. “Growing up I saw women that were mixed race [but they] were in this whole…