Top Ten Tunes: Top Mp3 Downloads at Channel24

Koos Kombuis – Die Groen Fokkol Song

Koos Kombuis“The problems facing Planet Earth are far more serious than whether we like Malema or not, or what people think of the new ANC leather jackets” says the iconic Afrikaans singer songwriter on this eco-friendly overhaul of his classic protest song about service delivery.

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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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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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Gereformeerde Blues Band – Almal Moet Gerook Raak

Johannes Kerkorrel and his alternative Afrikaans pioneers shake off apartheid’s Calvinist shackles on this classic live cut about the healing wonders of the weed. Off the ‘Voëlvry Die Toer’ album.

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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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Wasserfall – Pretoria Wes

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

The 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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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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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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