Worldwide FM presents ‘Cape Town Sounds’ with Gilles Peterson


Mighty, Gilles, Jacques

Worldwide FM presents ‘Cape Town Sounds’, an audio documentary which explores the rich musical heritage of Cape Town, as part of Lufthansa’s #LHcityofthemonth campaign.

The documentary follows Gilles over the course of the day as he sets out to learn about the history of the city’s music, and infiltrate the dynamic contemporary scene. He begins with the music of the Khoisan bushmen, through to Cape Jazz of the ’60s, onto hip hop of the ’80s and ’90s, through to the spoken word and current musical climate of today.

By discovering where the music is from and where it is going, Gilles discovers what makes Cape Town so special.

There is an interview with Stephen “Sugar” Segerman from Mabu Vinyl at about 18 minutes.

The classic song “Sugar Man” by Rodriguez is featured at about 20 minutes.


Vinyl sales hit a 25-year high: John Maytham talks to Stephen “Sugar” Segerman

Deloitte expects double-digit growth in the sales of vinyl records for the seventh consecutive year, passing the $1 billion mark for the first time since the 1980s.

The professional services company expects 12-inch records to generate between 15% and 18% of all physical music sales.

According to the Entertainment Retailers Association, vinyl outsold digital downloads for the first time in December.

Consumers bought 3.2 million LPs in 2015 – a 25-year high.

John Maytham interviewed Mabu Vinyl’s Stephen Segerman.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Vinyl sales hits a 25-year high
Deloitte expects double-digit growth in the sales of vinyl records for the seventh consecutive year, passing the $1 billion mark for the first time since the 1980s.

Musica has a full vinyl section now.

Stephen Segerman, Mabu Vinyl

New vinyl is a bit pricy.

Stephen Segerman, Mabu Vinyl

The market big.

Stephen Segerman, Mabu Vinyl

It’s much more expensive to buy a vinyl record than to digitally download an album.

Stephen Segerman, Mabu Vinyl

South African Prog Rock Vol. 1: 1968 to 1982


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

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.

Are John Wizards the first South African band to play Glastonbury?

John Wizards Tour Dates

John Wizards, the Cape Town “world-electro-pop” band currently on their second tour of Europe and the UK, playing most of the prominent Summer Music Festivals (see schedule below), have been confirmed for a slot on the upcoming Glastonbury Festival at the end of June. The band has already played some positively-received gigs on this current tour at the Primavera Sound Festivals in Spain and Portugal and as well as the Field Day in London and the Parklife Festival in Manchester and will be playing at another 20 festivals across Europe over the next few months.

The band’s debut, self-titled album was snapped up by the Planet Mu label in 2013 and has picked up excellent reviews in the music press, including in Pitchfork, NME, Mojo and Uncut, and was named 8th best album of the year in The Guardian’s review of 2013.

The band are still relatively unknown in their hometown and in South Africa, but with a few prominent labels watching them carefully, and their number of international fans growing as they tour around Europe, their low profile in South Africa shouldn’t last too long.

Glastonbury 2014 –

West Holts Stage


Bryan Ferry 22.15-23.45

Goldfrapp 20.30-21.30

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 19.00-20.00

The Daptone Super Soul Revue 16.30-18.30

The Internet 14.45-15.45

John Wizards 13.15-14.15

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 11.45-12.45

John Wizards Summer 2014 tour dates:

Jun 28 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, United Kingdom

Jun 29 Down The Rabbit Hole Winssen, Netherlands

Jun 30 Worldwide Festival 2014 Sete, France

Jul 11 T in the Park Kinross, United Kingdom

Jul 18 Latitude Festival Suffolk, United Kingdom

Jul 20 Melt! Festival Leipzig, Germany

Jul 26 Midi Festival Hyeres, France

Aug 01 OFF Festival Katowice, Poland

Aug 08 Øyafestivalen Oslo, Norway

Aug 09 Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden

Aug 10 Beacons Festival Skipton, United Kingdom

Aug 16 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, Belgium

Aug 28 Dimensions Festival Pula, Croatia

Aug 30 Electric Picnic County Laois, Ireland

Sep 05 Festival No.6 Penrhyndeudraeth, United Kingdom

Sep 06 Bestival Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom

Oct 28 The Deaf Institute Manchester, United Kingdom

Oct 30 Village Underground London, United Kingdom

Nov 05 Iceland Airwaves 2014 Reykjavik, Iceland

See all the John Wizards Summer 2014 tour dates here: