Top Ten Tunes: Free MP3 Downloads at Channel 24

Bernoldus Niemand – Snôr City

Wie Is Bernoldus Niemand?Ever wonder where ‘Alternative Afrikaans’ started? Tune into this classic satire of moustachioed Pretoria men and all they symbolised back in the bad old apartheid days. Off legendary rock rebel, James Phillips’ cult classic ‘Wie Is Bernoldus Niemand?’, released on the seminal Shifty Records label.

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Die Radio Kalahari Orkes with Jack Parow – Blaas Jou Vuvuzela

Ian Roberts and his bakgat band of boeremusiek brothers team up with super romantic Afrikaans rap star Jack Parow on this tongue-in-cheeky World Cup anthem-in-the-making anthem about braaivleis, brandy and Vuvuzela blowing! Off heir third album of all star collaborations, “Heuningland”.

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Die Heuwels Fantasties – Our Heritage

Our HeritageHip 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….”

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Dans Republic – Afrikaans

What happens when Afrikaans progressive rockers Foto Na Dans invite Flash Republic’s Tamara Dey, Ryan Dent and Craig Massiv to remix one of their unreleased tracks? Imagine Muse dropping a soul-drenched tab of electro dance while giving ‘Die Taal’ the thumbs up and you’re half way there!

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Koos Kombuis – Almal wil ‘n Huisie by die See Hê

Almal wil 'n Huisie by die See HêThe legendary Afrikaans troubadour gives this winsome ballad off his classic ‘Madiba Bay’ a lyrical makeover to include digital innovations like ADSL and Skype. Bakgat, bru!

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Van Coke Kartel – Voor Ons Stof Word

Them Crooked Vultures get lost in Afrikaans garage rock translation on this suicidally hip new single about seizing the day from Francois Van Coke’s bad ass boys. Off their forthcoming album, ‘Skop Skiet en Donner’.

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Koos Kombuis – Lisa se Klavier

Niemandsland & Beyond!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!’.

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aKING – The Heart Of A Fool

“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.

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DJ MuZI.GP – Inhliziyo Yami

Muzimania UnleashedRising Jozi star gives Mzansi house fans their fix with this contagious fusion of soulfully deep, hip shaking homegrown grooves featuring Zimkitha. Off his brand new 15-track dance album, ‘Muzimania Unleashed’.

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Wasserfall – Pretoria Wes

Looking for a lekker tjune to soundtrack your next car cruise from Pretoria West to Hartebeespoort Dam? Tune into Dewald Wasserfall (vocals, guitar) and Larry Pullen’s (guitar) buoyant melodic rocker about going nowhere slowly. Off their debut album ‘Asem In’.

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