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Mma Tseleng- The Kwaito Monument

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In the 1990s, South Africa experienced the subcultural supernova of Kwaito. Fuelled by post-1994 optimism, and inspired by international hip...

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Mushroom Hour Half Hour website – Seeds Underground

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Johannesburg has a dark past of violence and exploitation, and even to this day is often presented as an urban dystopia. But the flip side o...

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Ghost Writer / art&culture / 2 years ago

Zakifo Muzik Festival 2016: A reflective photo-story by Robyn Perros

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This photo-story captures the blissfully imperfect moments of experimentation. The unedited images by Durban-based photo-journalist, writer ...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 2 years ago

The Booty Call EP – Future Weird 

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Although painful and brutal, break-ups and other personal crisis are a proven  inspiration for creativity.  Icons like Bob Dylan and Marvin ...

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Ghost Writer / music / 2 years ago

The confessional battle-cry of Lex LaFoy’s Alienation

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Lex LayFoy recently dropped a powerful, confessional battle-cry against complacency and conformity in the form of Alienation, produced by So...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 2 years ago

Petite Noir – Future Wave

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The media coverage of last weekend’s South African Music Awards has been dominated by Riky Rick and AKA’s petulant responses to not winning ...

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Oratile Mashazi / music / 2 years ago

Premiere: Swishy Delta drops ‘Bronwynne’, exlcusively with Bubblegum Club

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Today we drop an exclusive to settle you into the crisp, cold months ahead. Coming out of one of the coolest label in Cape Town, Swishy Delt...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 2 years ago

The Sharp-Flat Label : On the Mountain

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Jazz has been enjoying a huge resurgence, with its influence stretching to some of the most cutting edge music of today.The song structure a...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 2 years ago

City on Faya: Johannesburg’s Nocturnal Afropolis As Told Through 5 Reggae/Dancehall Hotspots

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A pool of blue light, ebb-flow bodies and scented smoke: It’s difficult not to close my eyes as I sink in. Little specks of orange rise to f...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 2 years ago

Hadedah – Taste Experiences

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Collaboration has become a buzzword, although not everyone who uses it takes full advantage of the possibilities of working with a wide netw...

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Oratile Mashazi / music / 2 years ago

The rise and rise of Moonchild Sanelly

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My first meeting with Moonchild was in Cape Town, she performed at the legendary Cold Turkey and won me over with her energy and openness. H...

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Ghost Writer / music / 2 years ago

TCIYF: Soweto thrash punk, the rare breed and the raw edge

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TCIYF are a dirty-riffed, crass, thrash punk band with Pule on vocals, Thula on guitar, Tox on bass, and Jazz on drums.  Started by members ...

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