Latest Free Music from SAmp3 and Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004

Latest Free Music Image Rock

Taxi Violence

Question X

Power blues-rock from this major Cape Town band off the weird and wonderful soundtrack to the book, Moxyland.

Latest Free Music Image Pop

Shann

Love is a Gift

A great new track off the debut album Pride Of Africa from this singer with the beautiful voice who is already getting a lot of attention on the SA scene.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

The Revelators

Codeine Machine

This three-piece garage rock band from Cape Town creates a low-fi style of garage fuzz that gives way to a raw, energetic delivery. From the album We’ll Make Them Like New.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

Wysdiman

Land van Ons Vaders

The latest single release off the debut album, 2000 en nag from this 4-man Afrikaans hard rock band currently making their mark on the Gauteng rock scene.

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

CatMan

Mmino

Funky new single from this emerging South African artist off his recent album, Western Sotho.

 

How can I sell my music online?

See Digital Music Sales

This is one of the questions I get asked very often by South African musicians.

In 2002 I was involved with creating the SAmp3. com portal for promoting South African music through free downloads. However there was no real way, at the time, to monetize these free give-aways.

In August 2006, I became a partner in starting Rhythm Online to sell MP3s to the world. This online store is now known as Rhythm Music Store (and also MyMusiek) and if you are a talented musician, published or unpublished, fill in the online electronic distribution agreement to have your tunes listed on Rhythm Online Music Store.

Would you like the world to hear and buy your music?

SAmp3. com can help you promote your music through channel24 and sell your MP3s to the world on the RhythmMusicStore.com.

And the best part is, there is no cost to you!

Music Sales:

If you wish to sell your music on RhythmMusicStore.com you will need to complete the easy online agreement.

All the information you need can be found there.

Currently Rhythm Music Store is only able to accommodate artists and labels with bank accounts in South Africa.

For selling MP3s on Rhythm Music Store we require a physical audio CD or CD-R for  for the following reasons:

  • Quality Control
  • Naming Convention
  • Creation of 30 second samples

Single songs are also fine (we list it as a album with only one track, and with its own artwork and blurb), but we still require the music to be supplied on an audio CD, please.

Postal address:
Rhythm Music Store
PO Box 399
Century City
7446
Cape Town

Physical address:

Brian Currin
c/o Mabu Vinyl
2 Rheede Street
Gardens
Cape Town
[Click here for a map]

Free Promotional Give-aways:

Please contact:

Stephen “Sugar” Segerman:
email: sugar@samp3.com
Phone: 021-423-7635 (office hours)

We will need your song(s) on an audio CD or CD-R, mailed, couriered or hand-delivered to us, so that we can rip the mp3s. We will also need some info about the band/artist and your authorisation of our use of your tracks as free mp3 downloads. You need only supply one copy of each album for both Rhythm Music Store and SAmp3.com

For free promotional give-aways you can also email your MP3s to brian@samp3.com

By sending MP3s to brian@samp3.com you are authorizing them to be used as free downloads.

Please do not send MP3s for selling on RhythmMusicStore.com, please see reasons above.

Postal address:
SAmp3.com
PO Box 399
Century City
7446
Cape Town

Physical address:
Mabu Vinyl
2 Rheede Street
Gardens
Cape Town
[Click here for a map]

SAMA Nominees: Best Alternative Music Album: English

Albums available to download on Rhythm Music Store

BLK JKS – After Robots
recommended track: Molalatladi

After Robots by BLK JKS

After Robots by BLK JKS

Hog Hoggidy Hog – Method To The Madness
recommended track: Sherry Ann

Method To The Madness by Hog Hoggidy Hog

Method To The Madness by Hog Hoggidy Hog


Mix n Blend – Look Mom No Hands
recommended track: Out Of Line feat Farrell Adams

Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend

Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend


The Black Hotels – Films For The Next Century
recommended track: The Stone Wife

Films For The Next Century by The Black Hotels

Films For The Next Century by The Black Hotels

Rezonance New Year's Festival

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HOW TO HAVE A DOPE NEW YEAR…

Tremble in your bootsies. African Dope is hosting the Technodubfest Arena at this year’s edition of the mind-bending, beat-laden oasis which is Rezonance New Year’s Festival 2009.

The full lineup is a list of your favourite savages from home and abroad. Wide-eyed and inconsiderate, these prehistoric trouble-makers won’t let you stop dancing, no matter how nicely you ask. They dabble in the arts of eerie stuff like Electro, Breaks, Drum&Bass, Glitch-Hop, Swing, Dub, Rockabilly, Dubstep, Techno, Thug Hop, Bass Wobble, and whichever other genre comes into existence between today and December 31st.

Do believe that this is the only party worth lighting a candle for on New Year’s, and come join African Dope at Rezonance 2009 in the Technodubfest Arena.

THE SAVAGES: (in alphabetical order)
7FT SOUND SYSTEM
– AMBUSH (Dubmental JHb)
– BEN LEWIS (UK)
– ENOUGH WEAPONS (On A Break Records)
– FORGOTTEN FREE-QUENCIES (D-FORM + REAL ROZZANO)
– FUNAFUJI (Step Up)
– GRAVE DANGER
– HYPHEN + SFR
– KILLER ROBOT (IVAN TURANJANIN + AK 47)
– JACOB ISRAEL
– JAM JAR (Soundproof + Baka)
KALAHARI SURFERS
KRUSHED + SORTED (Live Audio-Visual)
– LAPSE (Sshadoworkss)
– LONESOME DAVE FERGUSON
– LV (HYPERDUB RECORDS UK)
MIX ‘N BLEND (African Dope)
– MR SAKATUMI + THE GRRL
MARKUS WORMSTORM (Sshadoworkss)
– NISKERONE (It Came From The Jungle)
– P.H.FAT (African Dope)
– THA CUTT (2 x SA DMC Champ)
– TORNADO’S
– TWELVE AND THESIS (On a Break Records, Jhb)

Plus many many more…………

VENUE | Beautiful new venue only 20 mins from Cape Town

The new venue has plenty of lush green grass, tree shade and a choice of three dams to swim in.

Directions:
– Take N1 out of Cape Town.
– Take the N7 towards Malmesbury.
– Just after the refinery take the Potsmansdam turn off and turn towards the hills.
– Turn left at the Contermanskloof T-Junction.
– Follow the signs.

VENUE OPENS AT 12 NOON ON WEDNESDAY 30 DECEMBER

TICKETS: (Check the Facebook event page for ticket outlets)

R320 Presale | R330 Online at www.webtickets.co.za | R350 Gate

WIN FREE TICKETS | SMS Rezonance to 34439 to win free tickets. R2 per SMS.

Sent by African Dope Records, Cape Town, South Africa
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Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend

Mix N Blend - Look Mom, No Hands

Mix N Blend - Look Mom, No Hands

Mix n Blend put their genre-busting minds to work on their debut album ‘Look Mom No Hands‘, producing a sound that tap-dances through damaging dubstep, funk, swing, airy ambient electronica, drum&bass, hip-hop and breakbeat, combining with vicious, various vocal performances in this synthesized sound adventure from African Dope Records.

ALBUM SUMMARY:

Electronic music has torn sheet music into grey shades of confetti. It’s turned setting an album genre into Russian Roulette and genre-innovation into brain surgery. Meet Patient X: Look Mom, No Hands’ by Mix n Blend. An album which is a masterfully molded combination of styles and individuals, strung together with a lingering flavour that never loses touch with itself, true to its distinctly South African multi-culturalism. These three dedicated sonic artisans are DJ/Producers based in Cape Town. Professionals to the dotted t and the crossed eye. Or something like that.

Mix n Blend put their genre-busting, electronically-wired musical minds to work on ‘Look Mom No Hands‘, producing a sound that tap-dances through damaging dubstep, funk, swing, airy ambient electronica, drum&bass, hip-hop and breakbeat, combining with vicious, various vocal performances in this synthesized sound adventure from African Dope Records. ‘Spring Step’ for when you’re finally leaving the office, ‘Shall we Swing’ for evening drinks, ‘Champion Sound’ for a rush of blood, ‘Tantrum’ for the height of the night and ‘Drug in a Mug’ for your Sunday hangover. Vocal and instrumental contributions from industry innovators like 340 ml’s Pedro, Godessa’s EJ Von Lyrik and Krushed & Sorted’s Fletcher among others put this album in the cockpit of Air Force Dopeness.

ARTIST SUMMARY:

Mix n Blend is a flurry of arms and monkey tails. The flashing lights of live samplers illuminating the cloud of smoke that their heads poke out of while reveling ninnies ruin your favourite shoes. Jon is the tech-geek pushing them onward in live electro-innovation and sweat inducing tempo; Ross is the minister of deeply thuggish basslines and trademark artistic untimeliness; while Kevin has the ear for melody and the knack for mixing and mingling that glues them all together.

These three sonic artisans are the wind rushing past your bopping head and the rattling of your brain in its boney cave. They bust genres like dam walls and direct the flow at the touch of a button and a turn of a knob. Live or in studio, looking at these guys is looking into the crystal ball of electronic music. ‘Look Mom, No Hands’ is like a feeding frenzy of musical influences chasing a bait ball of subwoofers. This feast of beats is made possible, live on stage, by what is possibly the most techno-savvy live act in the land, and here is (a simple version of) what is meant by LIVE:

Two Macs running Ableton, midi clocked to each other via midi over lan. The Ableton setup allowing extreme mashing of the audio without getting hopelessly lost, enabling them to instantly drop a dubstep version of a dub track and jump straight back to the original dub at any point. The ‘midi over lan’ story means they can synchronize and effect (fade, sweep, reverb, loop, etc.) visuals in the same way they can effect songs. Midi-clocked Kaoss pads add the ability to mash up incoming sounds at will, all of this is running through a vestax pmc-06 battle mixer, allowing them to blend elements of different parts of tracks together. And THAT is what is meant by LIVE electronic music.

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS:

  1. Bass Nitties: A teasing synth lead intro with glitched out drums that drags you in by the nostrils.
  2. Spring Step: Bouncy, sliding glitch-hop track with rap that tip-toes between the tweaked drums. It’ll get your granny doing the robot.
  3. Shall We Swing: The swing is king, and the synth is mixed in along with delectable jazz vocals in this irresistable dance number. Dig the drums, daddyo.
  4. Morphed Code: A tutorial song for any aspiring glitch-hop maniac, there’s a synth tweaked at every turn, a drum cut up at every corner.
  5. Lazy Friday Sounds: Friday evening, driving home from work, making a fool out yourself as you wiggle, sing and rap along to the strutting guitar and the nodding synths.
  6. Out Of Line: Real, live, quailty brass. Real deal quality vocals. Real ill drums and synth, just real music, it’s a groove thing.
  7. Sunday Afternoon Dub: 340ml’s Pedro lends his hypnotism to the smokey live brass sounds, the reggae drums and bassline with a guitar solo to gently electrify you. Saucy stuff.
  8. Sik Wid It: Glitch-hop to drive you crazy, a head-nod track that will make you throw your back out, drums that keep you rolling and synth that’ll suck on your eyeballs.
  9. First Light: Let it all fall away when you listen to the haunting violin solo that is the spine of this gentle, soul-searching synthetic sound spectacular.
  10. Drug In A Mug: Floating, funky track with lyrics that fold over you like honey, a warm blues bass and the pitter patter of drums.
  11. Outta Town: The sound of dub leads you gently into this syth mash-up, breakbeat dancefloor destroyer guided by gifted vocals.
  12. Tantrum: Get angry. This dubstep Tantrum gets brains shaking in their craniums on the dancefloor, like a hip-hop song on an epileptic fit.
  13. Champion Sound: Wicked and wild, a half stepping breakbeat track with tearing rap, explosive vocals and a synth line that will have your pursing your lips and squinting your eyes.
  14. Full Ahead: Hands in the air, head back, mouth open, take a deep breath and listen to the brassy drum&bass extravaganza that you’ll never want to end.

 

Download Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend from Rhythm Music Store

Download Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend from Rhythm Music Store