Bon Bon Vie shares the sounds of his true self on ‘Honne’

Bon Bon Vie, the alter-ego of Siviwe Ngani, is a Johannesburg-based DJ whose debut DJ mix, ‘Honne’,aims to be a true reflection of the sounds he enjoys. Having grown up all around Johannesburg, his childhood was filled with the sounds of MetroFM, with genres such as soul, rnb & kwaito featuring prominently. The end of…

Sulene is a Diamond in the Rough

South African born, New York-based, Sulene has already had a career that many musicians would be jealous of. She makes her living as a touring guitarist for acts including Nate Ruess (From fun.), Betty Who, and Candy Hearts, and composing the scores for a number of films and TV shows. Back in 2017, she released…

WILLOW touches on Gen-Z longing

Willow Smith’s debut album sounds exactly like you’d expect it to. She’s long past her “Whip My Hair” era and has moved into the brooding angst of her late teens. Her artistry has grown along with her. WILLOW, musically, is a far cry from the music Smith put out when she was 12, and it’s…

Espacio Dios is Ever Growing

Espacio Dios doesn’t like to speak about his old music. That’s not because the music isn’t good or because people didn’t like it, he just isn’t the same person anymore. Artists like Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, for different reasons, have been chained to work they made in their 20s, and have to get on…

Buli’s Music is the Ticket to Space

About a year ago, Buli (born Shibule Ndhambi) stopped releasing music publicly. After moving from Giyani, Limpopo to Pretoria to study, he’d put out a couple of projects that were interesting but that he didn’t feel inspired by. He seemed to be searching for something deeper, and the sounds he was making reflected what he…

Blood Orange Let’s Us in with ‘Angel’s Pulse’

Almost exactly 7 years ago from this date, Frank Ocean released channel ORANGE: the album that became the blueprint and soundtrack to Gen Z existence. channel ORANGE is one of those albums that didn’t dominate the radio but dominated day to day life: describing the feeling and mood of an era. There are few artists…

Future Nostalgia Cut Deep with Deep Cuts

DJing on vinyl has always been a commitment. What you can play has always been determined by what you can carry, although the innovative can make magic with only a handful of records. While most modern DJs carry thousands of songs in their pocket and even download tracks on their laptops as they’re playing, with…

Tap into Collective Energy with IndigoBangz

Hip-hop duo IndigoBangz, is comprised of rapper Indigo (hailing from the Vaal) and producer Bangz (from Pretoria). After having met while at college in Johannesburg in 2015 and forming a friendship, the two started making music together in May of 2016. The end of college saw the duo having to face the realities of life…

Under Pressure Sundays Put You On

Today is your lucky day. You’re about to be introduced to more new music and art than you’re not going to know what to do with at first. Like, just click here. Ja, that’s a lot of music but now you’re sorted for music for the next 2 months at least. And guess what? All…

Venus Raps is a Girl on Fire

“It’s a cold world, and I wanna be the boss, not just a hype man screaming ‘cole world’”, Vanessa Ndlovu aka Venus Raps spits over the beat in “War Cry”. The song is the story of her journey from humble beginnings in Newcastle to where she is now. At age 22, Rap’s is navigating her…