South African Prog Rock Vol. 1: 1968 to 1982

sa-prog-1

A mix of South African Progressive Rock tracks from 1968 to 1982. Artists featured include Freedoms Children, Abstract Truth, Hawk, Otis Waygood, Duncan Mackay and Third Eye.

More info on all these artists at http://www.rock.co.za

Potjiekos Vol 2 – Another Mix Of South African Flavours

A trashy, sleazy mix of South African flavours including a bit of psychobilly, some ska, a touch of punk, a dash of raw garage sounds and a whole lot more. Artists include Martin Rocka, Snotkop, The Psycho Reptiles, The Dolly Rockers, Scabby Annie, Them Tornados, The Rag Dolls, Peachy Keen, 7th Son, Corsette and others.

The Mabu Vinyl Blue Trommel Basement aka “The Basement”

Mabu Vinyl Blue Trommel Basement

Mabu Vinyl Blue Trommel Basement

The Mabu Vinyl Blue Trommel Basement, to give it its full official name, is a section of the Mabu Vinyl Storeroom, which is situated in Oranjezicht, just a short distance from the Mabu Vinyl shop in Gardens.

 

While Mabu Vinyl’s well-known shop in Rheede Street will always be filled to the rafters with lots of great records, CDs, DVDs, books, cassettes and other cool stuff, the Blue Trommel Basement is mainly for those vinyl customers and collectors looking for the more collectable and rare records.

 

“The Basement” (or “The Trommels”), as these rooms are affectionately known, is where the more valuable and collectable records that come into Mabu Vinyl, all in top-end condition, can be found. Here you will find a wide selection of international and SA pressings, some of which are sold on eBay, as well as to private buyers and collectors from all over the world who visit the Basement.

 

There are plenty of LPs, 10″ albums, 7″ singles, 12″ maxis, and rare CDs in stock in the “The Trommels”, which is run by Jacques Vosloo, who personally inspects all the new incoming vinyl for imports in either mint or excellent condition, as well as South African pressings in the same shape.

 

A small section of “The Basement” stock can be found in the Mabu Vinyl shop, to give customers an idea of what stock is there and the prices, but anyone wanting to see more records in that condition, can arrange an appointment with Jacques to visit the Basement.

 

Due to the facts that The Basement is based at a private house, and Jacques is sometimes out looking at batches of vinyl, appointments to visit the Basement can only be made by contacting Jacques directly and arranging a time. The address and directions will be given at that stage.

 

Please phone or SMS Jacques on 0799228585 between 11am and 3pm, Tuesdays to Fridays, to make an appointment to visit the Blue Trommel Basement in Oranjezicht, Cape Town.

email: basement@mabuvinyl.co.za

https://www.facebook.com/mabubasement

 

Ingrid Jonker: Die Kind Is Nog Jonger available at Mabu Vinyl

INGRID JONKER
“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger”
(The Child Is Still Younger)
36-artist double tribute album

a Flamedrop Productions & Sound Action Promotions release

“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger”, the much anticipated multi-artist tribute album to acclaimed South African poet Ingrid Jonker is seeing the light of day on Friday 3 June!
It will be released on double CD and download (the limited edition vinyl pressed in the UK will only be available from July)
– CD cat. # : FDROP 002
– LP cat. # : FRDOP 003

Jonker’s daughter Simone (and husband Ernesto of Sound Action) passed her mother’s timeless words on to 36 diverse artists, to interpret as the poetry moved them. The result was a deep, passionate, exciting and undeniably relevant piece of art, bringing a literary icon and South African music together for a brand new rebirth, not only for Jonker’s words that still resonate half a century after her tragic death, but also refocusing the lens on what local music as a whole, and Afrikaans music in particular can, and should be – world class.
It is however not limiting, with 11 of the 36 songs English translations.

The artists on this independent release span 5 decades (including living legends, struggle era stalwarts, award winners, well-known and new names, expatriates & some internationals), and encapsulate a vast array of genres further expanding this historic collection’s appeal (please see all participants in the track listing below).

Sample clip of all tracks at

Some videos have been produced for selected tracks, with more on its way.
They can be accessed in the Ingrid Jonker playlist at www.youtube.com/FlamedropProductions

For on-line shoppers the first CD run will be available to order at www.raru.co.za and www.loot.co.za or on foot it can be picked up at indie record stores like Revolution and Mabu Vinyl (Cape Town), High Fidelity (Killarney Mall, Joburg), Top CD and Music Moods (Pretoria / Centurion area). Various countrywide Exclusive Books branches will be stocking it soon with more stores & outlets to be added.

The digital option for worldwide mp3 download is currently available via CD Baby:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ingridjonkerdiekindisnog
while in the next few weeks all major download stores will have it available, from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon mp3, to streaming services like Spotify and new South African location Liedjie.com

Get all details, updates and where the collection can be acquired at:
www.flamedrop.com/ingridjonker

Album Tracklisting:

Disc 1

1. Ingrid Jonger, Tim Parr & Dawie Goldberg – Toemaar Die Donker Man
2. Ernestine Deane – Die Kind
3. Anton Goosen – ‘n Hemel Vol Blou Akkers (Plant Vir My ‘n Boom André)
4. Stefan Strydom (feat. Gert Vlok Nel) – Ingrid
5. Jennifer Ferguson – Windliedjie
6. Abraham van Geenbybel – Donker Stroom
7. Rambling Bones – Summer (For Simone)
8. Falling Mirror – 25 December 1960
9. Andrew Kay – Fragment
10. Terminatryx – Ontvlugting
11. mike dickman – I Went In Search Of My Body
12. Tonia Möller – Man En Vrou
13. The Wilde Junge – Police Protection Guaranteed
14. André van Rensburg – Liedjie Van Die Troebadoer
15. The SlashDogs – Lied Van Die Graf Grawer
16. The Sighs Of Monsters – Drawing
17. Die Naaimasjiene – Mamma
18. Robbi Robb (feat. Amritakripa) – Face Of Love

Disc 2

1. Inge Beckmann – Korreltjie Sand
2. Kalahari Surfers – Klein Hande
3. Jim Neversink – Bitterbessie Dagbreek
4. Beeskraal Revival – Verlore Stad
5. Daniel Eeuwrick (feat. Piet Botha) – Aan Uys Krige
6. Somerfaan – Ontnugtering
7. Anne Van Schothorst – Ek Het Gedink
8. Ivan Kadey – Tokolosh
9. Radio Rats – Deep Dark Introverted Girl
10. Francois Breytenbach Blom & Ingrid Jonker – Die Kind
11. Eckard Potgieter – Ontvlugting
12. Victor Wolf – Ballade Van Drie Vriende
13. The CapTn (feat. Julie Hartley) – Reclaimed Land
14. Juliana Venter – Hierdie Reis
15. Dirk Ace – Van ‘n Skilder
16. The McClones – I Am With Those
17. Mavis Vermaak – Heimwee Na Kaapstad
18. Zaria – Begin Somer

Album conceived & compiled by Ernesto Garcia Marques & Simone Jonker
Produced by Paul Blom & Ernesto Garcia Marques
Executive Producers: Paul Blom & Jacques Blom
Honorary Executive Producers: Deon Maas, Joyce Gonin, Marq Vas,
Anne Myers, Eckard Potgieter, Andrew King, Salomé Theart-Peddle
Mastered by Peter Pearlson
Cover ocean scene artwork by Vernon Swart / Ingrid Jonker portrait
by Jonel Scholtz / Cover design & layout by Paul Blom

The Road Through The Grove

The Road Through The Grove

In the late 1950s, the 1960s and into the 1970s, Louis Botha Avenue – the road through the Grove – throbbed with life. Lined with shops and eateries, and alive with music and romance, it was the backdrop to a melting-pot of working-class people, many of them with roots in Europe, who had made their homes in Orange Grove and the surrounding suburbs.

Sugar

Record Store Day – Cape Town, 16th April 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day is an annual event, founded in 2007, held on the third Saturday of April each year to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world” . We are creating an area that allows our customers to celebrate what is vinyl & music. I have asked the finest record stores in Cape Town to take part in this collaboration.

Loads of vinyl / Hifi promos

DJ / Live Music / Open mic

Food / Beers / Wine / Coffee

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725608917652411/

Ingrid Jonker Tribute CD

INGRID JONKER

“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger”

(The Child Is Still Younger)

36-artist tribute double album

INGRID JONKER "Die Kind Is Nog Jonger"

In association with Simone, daughter of famed South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Sound Action and Flamedrop will be releasing an exciting double tribute album celebrating her work.

“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger” (The Child Is Still Younger) contains 36 artists adapting Jonker’s poetry specifically for this project, commemorating her tragic and untimely suicide 50 years ago.

This tribute album surpasses the inherent entertainment value, expanding to preserve Jonker’s legacy, her work, language, history and culture.

Jonker’s passionate poems are re-invigorated with a wide variety of musicians in a number of genres, from acoustic, pop and rock, to electronic, metal and more.

(All artists listed below)

The three dozen adaptations include popular and new artists, as well as legends, veterans, award winners, expatriates and beyond South Africa (incl. England, Germany, the USA etc.) It is also not strictly Afrikaans with several English translated versions included.

More detailed information at: www.flamedrop.com/ingridjonker

With all the songs of this independent release already recorded and supplied by the artists, all that remains is the physical CD & limited vinyl reproduction and marketing cost. For this purpose an Indie GoGo crowd funding campaign has been set up to involve the public. This is not a donation system, but an investment with many amazing perks attached to each contribution tier – from instant mp3 downloads and the double CD, to vinyl albums, “Flame In The Snow” books (love letters between Jonker & fellow writer André Brink), and original artwork from acclaimed artists Vernon Swart (whose amazing ocean scene appears on the album cover).

The IndieGoGo project ends on 13 April and can be viewed here : www.igg.me/at/ingrid-jonker (includes video links).

Extracts from all 36 songs can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/XK8PoZw35Xw

The artists and their songs include:

Anton Goosen – ‘n Hemel Vol Blou Akkers

Jennifer Ferguson – Windliedjie (live)

Kalahari Surfers – Klein Hande

Inge Beckmann – Korreltjie Sand

Beeskraal Revival – Verlore Stad

Ingrid Jonger & Tim Parr – Toemaar Die Donker Man

Ernestine Deane – Die Kind

Falling Mirror – 25 December 1960

Terminatryx – Ontvlugting

Stefan Strydom & Gert Vlok Nel – Ingrid

Abraham van Geenbybel – Donker Stroom

Rambling Bones – Summer (For Simone)

Andrew Kay – Fragment

mike dickman – I Went In Search Of My Body

Tonia Möller – Man En Vrou

Wilde Junge (Wild Youth) – Police Protection Guaranteed

André Van Rensburg – Liedjie Van Die Troubadoer

The SlashDogs – Lied Van Die Graf Grawer

The Sighs Of Monsters – Drawing

Die Naaimasjiene – Mamma

Robbi Robb van Tribe After Tribe – Face Of Love

Jim Neversink – Bitterbessie Dagbreek

Daniel Eeuwrick – Aan Uys Krige

Somerfaan – Ontnugtering

Anne Van Schothorst – Ek Het Gedink

Ivan Kadey – Tokolosh

Radio Rats – Deep Dark Introverted Girl

Ingrid Jonker & Francois Breytenbach Blom – Die Kind

Eckard Potgieter – Ontvlugting

Victor S. Wolf – Ballade Van Drie Vriende

Juliana Venter – Hierdie Reis

Dirk Ace – Van ‘n Skilder

The CapTn (feat. Julie Hartley) – Reclaimed Land

Mavis Vermaak – Heimwee Na Kaapstad

The McClones – I Am With Those

Zaria – Begin Somer

The CD double album will be released in May by Sound Action and Flamedrop, and also be available in download format (plus if all goes to plan, a limited edition vinyl).

Regards,

Flamedrop Productions

Website: www.flamedrop.com/ingridjonker

Crowd-Funding Campaign: www.igg.me/at/ingrid-jonker

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/DieKindIsNogJonger

Song Samples:

(AFRIKAANS)

INGRID JONKER

“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger”

36-kunstenaar huldeblyk dubbel album

In samewerking met bevaamde digter Ingrid Jonker se dogter Simone reik Sound Action en Flamedrop ‘n baie opwindende dubbel CD uit.

“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger” bevat 36 kunstenaars wat vir die 50ste herdenking van Jonker se tragiese dood haar gedigte getoonset het spesifiek vir hierdie projek.

Dit oortref die basiese vermaaklikheids-potensiaal in dat die versameling ook dien as bewaring van Jonker se legende, haar woorde, taal, geskiedenis en kultuur.

Jonker se passievolle gedigte kry nuwe lewe met ‘n wye verskeidenheid musikante in ‘n aantal style, van akoesties, pop en rock, tot elektronies, metal en nog meer.

(Alle kunstenaars word verder af genoem)

Die drie dosyn verwerkings sluit popule^re en nuwe kunstenaars in, asook legendes, veterane, pryswenners en bydraes van die buiteland (soos Engeland, Duitsland, die VSA ens.) Dit is ook nie slegs in Afrikaans nie, met verskeie vertaalde weergawes.

Meer informasie by: www.flamedrop.com/ingridjonker

Met al die liedjies van hierdie onafhanklik uitgereikte album reeds opgeneem deur die kunstenaars, bly net die CD vervaardiging en bemarking oor, en daarvoor het ons sopas ‘n Indie GoGo crowd-funding campaign opgestel wat die publiek betrek. Dit is glad nie ‘n donasie sisteem nie, maar ‘n belegging,met verskeie baie opwindende “perks” by elke bedrag opsie ingesluit – van mp3 liedjies aflaai en die dubbel CD en beperkte langspeel plaat eksemplare, tot “Vlam In Die Sneeu” boeke (met die liefdesbriewe tussen Jonker & André Brink), en oorspronklike kunswerke van die bekroonde Vernon Swart (wie se fantastiese oseaan-toneel op die CD omslag verskyn).

Die IndieGoGo projek loop tot 13 April en kan hier besigtig word: www.igg.me/at/ingrid-jonker (daar is ook video’s wat hierby betrekking hou).

Voorbeelde van al 36 liedjies kan hier gehoor word: https://youtu.be/XK8PoZw35Xw

Die kunstenaars en hul liedjies sluit in:

Anton Goosen – ‘n Hemel Vol Blou Akkers

Jennifer Ferguson – Windliedjie (live)

Kalahari Surfers – Klein Hande

Inge Beckmann – Korreltjie Sand

Beeskraal Revival – Verlore Stad

Ingrid Jonger & Tim Parr – Toemaar Die Donker Man

Ernestine Deane – Die Kind

Falling Mirror – 25 December 1960

Terminatryx – Ontvlugting

Stefan Strydom & Gert Vlok Nel – Ingrid

Abraham van Geenbybel – Donker Stroom

Rambling Bones – Summer (For Simone)

Andrew Kay – Fragment

mike dickman – I Went In Search Of My Body

Tonia Möller – Man En Vrou

Wilde Junge (Wild Youth) – Police Protection Guaranteed

André Van Rensburg – Liedjie Van Die Troubadoer

The SlashDogs – Lied Van Die Graf Grawer

The Sighs Of Monsters – Drawing

Die Naaimasjiene – Mamma

Robbi Robb van Tribe After Tribe – Face Of Love

Jim Neversink – Bitterbessie Dagbreek

Daniel Eeuwrick – Aan Uys Krige

Somerfaan – Ontnugtering

Anne Van Schothorst – Ek Het Gedink

Ivan Kadey – Tokolosh

Radio Rats – Deep Dark Introverted Girl

Ingrid Jonker & Francois Breytenbach Blom – Die Kind

Eckard Potgieter – Ontvlugting

Victor S. Wolf – Ballade Van Drie Vriende

Juliana Venter – Hierdie Reis

Dirk Ace – Van ‘n Skilder

The CapTn (feat. Julie Hartley) – Reclaimed Land

Mavis Vermaak – Heimwee Na Kaapstad

The McClones – I Am With Those

Zaria – Begin Somer

Die album gaan in Mei deur Sound Action en Flamedrop uitgereik word op dubbel CD, asook download formaat (en as alles uitwerk, ‘n beperkte aantal langspeel plaat kopiee”).

Groete,

Flamedrop Productions

Crowd-Funding Campaign: www.igg.me/at/ingrid-jonker

Webwerf: www.flamedrop.com/ingridjonker

Facebook Groep: www.facebook.com/groups/DieKindIsNogJonger

Snit Uittreksels:

For The Love Of Vinyl … | Atlantic Sun, 24 March 2016

For The Love Of Vinyl

There’s something about carefully
placing the needle into the groove of
a record, then carefully having to lift
it again to turn the record around and listen
to the other side. It’s the kind of interaction
with music you just don’t get when
listening to a CD in the front-loader of your
car or a digital file on your phone or MP3
player.
The allure of vinyl has seen many a
music-lover dedicate a room or more to
house precious collections, with Martin
Scorsese and Mick Jagger even naming
their TV series homage to the 70s US
recording scene in honour of the format.
With World Record Store Day (April
16), on the horizon, Atlantic Sun speaks to
two vinyl enthusiasts, record store owner
Stephen Segerman and Paul Waxon, DJ
and organiser of one of the city’s hottest
vinyl-only parties.
Stephen, the co-owner of Mabu Vinyl
record store owner, and also one of the
men who initiated the search for folk
singer Rodriguez documented in the film
Searching for Sugarman, said that it is great
to see the younger generation coming into
his store and buying records.
“I can only talk from experience from
my own shop which is now 15 years old –
and according to the Oranjezicht residents,
that is a long time for a record shop in
Cape Town.”
Stephen, who says he “grew up going to
record stores and loving record stores” was
born and raised in Johannesburg and
studied at Wits University. He worked with
his dad at a jewellery factory for 20 years
and in the 90s he decided to move to Cape
Town.
“I watched as CD’s came and records
disappeared and people gave up on them.
I didn’t, because I didn’t want to give up
my records.” Stephen said his business
partner, Jacques Vosloo, started the shop
on Kloof Street, not far from their current
location in Rheede Street.
“Across the road, where Vida Café is
now, was a double shop. It was a secondhand
shop called Kloof Mart and it was his
dad’s shop. Jacques bought a batch of
records and turned part of the shop into a
record store.” This was the beginning of
Mabu Vinyl. They have been in there current
location for the last eight years. “I’d
been a big customer in his shop and
helped him advertise. In the 13 years that
we’ve built this shop and moved here
(about eight years ago) we’ve seen nothing
but the rise of vinyl. Vinyl has been massive
and come back.”
He said that originally the shop just
focused on dance, trance and house
records.
“This is what kept vinyl alive. Slowly as
DJs started using computers and CDs, pop,
rock soul and jazz records became popular
again. There were record shops where you
could buy (vinyl) records which there hadn’t
been for years.”
“With electronics you won’t be able to
touch things, put a needle on it and get that kind
of quality. We’ve watched records become popular
with the younger generation which is wonderful.
There are thousands of records out there.”
At Mabu Vinyl, they only sell second-hand
records. “We have a saying that the universe has to
bring it to us. In the old days these records were
analogue and you could feel the sound. These new
records are made digitally and then converted to
vinyl. It doesn’t have the same soul,” said Stephen.
“People nowadays download tracks but we grew
up listening to whole albums. You had Ziggy Stardust
and you would put it on your record player.
You looked at the cover to find out who the musicians
were. After 20 minutes you had to turn it over
and listen to the other side. I still think that people
who love music want to hear the whole album.
What we’ve seen now is that this analogue world has
come back. It has a place and it is not going anywhere
because these records are valuable.”
“We are supportive of World Record Store Day
but we are not going to go out and get new records
just for it. We are a 365 day celebration. We are all
music addicts and it is wonderful that this addiction
has bought records back.”
DJ Paul Waxon said he has been collecting vinyl
records since he was young and started his WaxOn
events, at The Waiting Room, two and a half years
ago because he just loved playing music.
“I have been collecting records and DJing for a
long time. I stopped for a while when everything
went to digital. I went away on a holiday with my
friends and I realised how much I missed playing
music to people.”
He said that he also knew that the only way he
would get back into it again would be with vinyl
records. “I’m not a purist but I didn’t enjoy playing
the CDs and MP3s. I started my event because I
wanted to play music in the way I wanted to.” Vinyl,
he said, was the only format being played in the
clubs up until the early 2000s, and it was this scene
that contributed to keeping vinyl alive when many
vinyl pressing plants were shutting down.
It was the introduction of CDs to the market
which pretty much killed off vinyl sales. Then came
digital formats such as MP3, which turned the
music industry on its head, challenging recording
companies and music stores to reconsider their traditional
ways of looking at the music business.
Over the past few years, however, vinyl has
regained its popularity. “They started Record Store
Day to create interest in a broad way,” said Paul. “It
put some weight behind and sales started growing
on a very rapid scale. We are close to the point
where vinyl will outsell CDs in the next couple of
years.
But it hasn’t all been positive, with record pricing
often in the upper-hundreds as everyone seeks
to cash in on the renewed interest in the vinyl
record.
Now the big major record labels have jumped
on to it. The people that kept the plants open were
doing small indie rock bands and electronic music.
They are reissuing albums now that are already
there and also overpricing the new records. I saw
a Saturday Night Fever album for R500.
“I feel like we should promote our own music in
this country. If we want to promote Record Store
Day we have to find a way to support local music
and not just bring in old re-issues.
“There is a lot of music from the 60s and 70s that
sit in our record stores and nobody cares about it.
Then what happens is people overseas find them
and reissue them. Then they become popular. We
need to value our own music more. If I find the
right store, I walk out of there really happy.”