Top Ten Tunes: Top MP3 Downloads at Channel24

Koos Kombuis – Ver van die Ou Kalahari

Ver Van Die Ou Kalahari“Ver van die ou kalahari, aan die grens se verkeerde kant, eet ons saam calamari, en lag oor die dalende Rand” sings Koos on this Voelvry-era classic. Off the Afrikaans troubadour’s debut album, “Ver van die Ou Kalahari”, penned while he was still using his previous pseudonym, Andre le Toit.

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Ike Moriz – What A Wonderful World

Classy Cape Town crooner serenades us with a smooth jazzy rendition of Louis Armstrong’s beautiful ballad. Off his 8th studio album entitled ‘Blue Moon’.

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Farryl Purkiss – Kissing Devils On The Cheek

Fruitbats & CrowsHunky SA singer songwriter gives fans of Jim White’s Americana fables and Jack Johnson’s surf ‘n turf tunes their fix with this latest single off his Sama-nominated new album, ‘Fruitbats & Crows’.

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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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Koos Kombuis – Die Groen Fokkol Song

“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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Tanja – Vergeet My Nie

TanjaStruggling to find the words to say ‘goodbye’? Tune into this sincere and sensitive break-up ballad from up and coming young Mother City songbird, Tanja. Off her self-titled debut album of bilingual pop rockers in Afrikaans and English with brother Charl accompanying her on the electric guitar.

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Jennifer Ferguson – Where You Gonna Be Tomorrow

“Love knows no colour” is the timeless message of this beautiful African folk pop ballad off the legendary SA songbird’s second album, ‘Untimely’, released on the Shifty label.

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Dans Republic – Afrikaans

AfrikaansWhat 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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Aanklank – Terugkeer Na Jou

Tukkies students, Willemien Heyns and Sanet Stegmann share this ‘alternatiewe, acoustic Afrikaanse’ gem about falling out and into love.

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