Legendary singer songwriter maps the moment he morphed from Andre Letoit into mythical alternative Afrikaans troubadour Koos Kombuis on this classic Voelvry-era acoustic ballad off his excellent debut, ‘Niemandsland & Beyond!’.
Hip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It’s a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels’ Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it real and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: “So it’s a flyday. We call it a braai day….”
“I know my language has always been my limit…/the heart of the fool lives inside of his mouth,” serenades Laudo on this spanking new symphonic rock power ballad off the indie rock darlings’ brand new CD, ‘Against All Odds’. Produced by the multiple award-winning Theo Crous.
Outspoken journalist and ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ author turned troubadour shares this hauntingly poetic unplugged Afrikaans folk strum about the ontological crisis of expatriate South African existence. Off his cult classic album ‘Alien Inboorling’. Released on the legendary Shifty label.
Mother City rockers Wayne Joshua and Shai Caleb (ex-Farenheit) share this first, hook-laden single off their debut album ‘The Lucky Ones’. Fans of well-crafted Brit-pop cut from Oasis and The Beatles’ cloth, this is well worth a listen.
Theo ‘K.O.B.U.S.!’ Crous penned this melodic guitar rock ballad about trust that features in the new Hi-Q television commercial. Flat Stanley’s Andy Mac gives an impassioned performance on lead vocals. Collector’s, this non-album oddity is not to be missed!
Johannesburg-based singer songwriter sidesteps the lo-fi folk stereotypes on this blues, soul, rock, and hip-hop inflected ballad for the mall generation. Imagine Rodriguez sharing a toke with Jack Johnson and you’re almost there. Off his new album, ‘Deep Fried Man is Not Amused’.
South African alt. pop diva channels Kate Bush and Lesley Rae Dowling on this haunting opening track off her debut album ‘Hand Around The Heart’, which includes songs of frustrated housewives, army widows, teenage lust, dreams, fear and coping with it. Released on the seminal Shifty label.
Renowned SA performance poet shares this joyous gem off her album, ‘Womb To World: A Labour of Love’. It’s a stunning work rooted in the process of motherhood, in the experience of creation, and in the celebration of the spiritual and emotional landscape that women inhabit from inception to birth. Mother City muso Garth Erasmus sculpts the atmospheric original soundscapes.
Kenyan guitarist showcases his melodic acoustic guitar grooves and airy vocal style alongside Mozambican bassist Gito Baloi and South African drummer Ian Herman on this melliflous dose of world music off his debut album on the legendary Shifty label.