Dragonball Durag; exactly what you’d expect in Thundercat’s weird and wonderful world

With the upcoming release of Thundercat’s next studio album, It Is What It Is, the Los Angeles based bassist/songwriter has teased us with the release of “Dragonball Durag“; a  single so quintessentially Thundercat, that neither its somewhat obscure subject matter or nostalgic funk instrumental should come as any surprise to fans. In short, “Dragonball Durag”…

Espacio Dios’ Upcoming Album Could Define 2020

Since bursting on the scene in 2016 with his Back Seat Galaxy EP, Espacio Dios has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting genre-bending artists on the scene. The 21-year-old musician from Mafikeng in the North West Province – already has two highly-acclaimed EPs under his belt, his 2017 collab with Aussie DJ…

Does Cape Town Hate AmaPiano?

Unlike the rest of the country, Cape Town’s affinity for the sounds of AmaPiano is limited to a few pockets of the city and a handful of DJs. But, much like when its coastal cousin Gqom first appeared, the sound from Pretoria is slowly starting to gain popularity. Cape Town-based DJ and producer Thibo Tazz…

Budweiser King of The Decks

Budweiser, globally known as the “King of Beers” has launched the biggest online DJ search we’ve seen to date. The Kings of the Decks, pits DJs in a battle to determine who has the skills to play on the Ultra South Africa stage in February 2020. Judged by Sabelo Mtshal; is widely known to most…

SIO’s A Place to Run is Moody and Mystical

SIO has been one of the most captivating vocalists in South Africa for quite some time now. Her voice has been the magical sprinkling of pixie dust that many South African producers have called upon to make their tracks soar to new heights. Unfortunately, you may not know this because being a vocalist on house…

Parabyl Intends to be Taken Seriously with Dispersion

As an artist, you often work for years without a significant amount of people paying attention to you. This is a double-edged sword of course, as an artist often craves the attention of the public and needs their support to survive, but simultaneously needs space to develop their craft without public pressures weighing them down….

With There is No Year, Algiers Drop Another Insurgent Gem

After winning its independence from France in a brutal civil war, Algeria became a haven for liberation movements and revolutionaries from around the global South. Specifically the city of Algiers, which was home to a cast of “third world” dreamers from South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Vietnam and the US to name but a few….

Joyriiide is a Modern Rap Release from Maritzburg

Pietermaritzburg isn’t exactly known as a hotbed for local talent. That’s not to say that there aren’t countless talented people from Maritzburg, it’s just that the rest of us don’t know about them until they leave. It’s the whole if a tree falls in the woods thing. If a dope album is made in a…