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Bob Perfect / music / 3 months ago

Umaah’s Sheila EP is Vulnerable and Experimental

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Before the current wave of soulful songstresses from Durban who blend R&B with hip-hop and jazz, like Red Robyn, Victoria Raw, and Rhea ...

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Themba Kriger / music / 3 months ago

DJ SistaMatik doesn’t play hits

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Originally from Soweto, Johannesburg-based Tumelo Kgwathe aka DJ SistaMatik first discovered her passion for sharing music with others at th...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 3 months ago

Serpentwithfeet – Standing Tall

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The most immediately noticeable thing about upcoming musician Serpentwithfeet aka Josiah Wise is his striking visual image. In his press pho...

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Bob Perfect / music / 3 months ago

Okzharp and Manthe Ribane’s Closer Apart is a Masterclass in Repetition

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Repetition is such a powerful tool. Through repetition, you can hypnotise someone, or wake them. Through repetition, you can numb the senses...

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Bob Perfect / music / 3 months ago

Sainty Baby is the Fierce Lesbian Rapper She Dreamt About

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Sainty Baby is one of the most AMPED people I have ever met. She’s a diminutive ball of energy, and comes across as a soft and genuine perso...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 4 months ago

Youth Gallery – Yellow Visions

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Psychedelic pop is indelibly associated with images of the hippie 1960s. Bright colours, swirling guitars and groups like The Beatles and Th...

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Themba Kriger / music / 4 months ago

Richi Rich is bringing Alex to the World

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Soweto-born, but raised in South Africa’s oldest township, Alexandra, the young rapper known as Richi Rich has been active as a rapper since...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 4 months ago

Taxan – About That ‘Kite Life’

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Hip Hop is often seen as a music of aggression and raw materialism, but the culture has always had a more abstract, psychedelic side. When I...

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Themba Kriger / music / 4 months ago

Drop Shop – A workshop & live techno mix from Markus Wormstorm & friends

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The brainchild of South African electronic music stalwart, Markus Wormstorm, Drop Shop is a week-long incubator that brings together establi...

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Bob Perfect / music / 4 months ago

Bottils makes familiar and unfamiliar electronica

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Lately, a few young musicians have asked “Should I have a Facebook fan page?” Usually, I tell them, “Probably.” While Facebook is an evil he...

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Christa Dee / music / 4 months ago

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A – a documentary about the story behind the star

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The documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A was collated from footage taken by Maya Arulpragasm and her closet friends over the past 22 years, do...

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Christa Dee / music / 5 months ago

Seize The City – Tomorrow is overrated

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Jose Cuervo presents a one night takeover where Johannesburg becomes a playground for the wild, the fearless and for those who live in the m...

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