TIME FOR SOME ROCK FROM SOUTH AFRICA feat Freedoms Children, Otis Waygood, McCully Workshop, Hawk

TIME FOR SOME ROCK FROM SOUTH AFRICA feat Freedoms Children, Otis Waygood, McCully Workshop, Hawk

A mix of South African rock tunes from between 1966 and 1979.

A few cover versions and lots of original tunes.

Track List

1. In The Midnight Hour – The A-Cads
2. Woman Yeah – The Gonks
3. Purple Haze – The Flames
4. Fire – The Third Eye
5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Una Valli & The Flames
6. Race With The Devil – The Bats
7. Evil Ways – The Attraction
8. The End – Dickie Loader & Freedoms Children
9. The Boy & The Bee – Omega Limited
10. You’re Late Miss Kate – Otis Waygood Blues Band
11. The Whip – Suck
12. That Did It – Freedoms Children
13. Astral III – The Invaders
14. Tokoloshe Man – John Kongos
15. Town Girl – Tidal Wave feat Peter Vee
16. Candlelight – Richard Jon Smith
17. Mumbo Jumbo – Hawk
18. Hard Ride – Rabbitt
19. Rock ‘n Roll Party – Ballyhoo
20. Conquistador – Circus
21. Johannesburg – Margaret Singana
22. Buccaneer – McCully Workshop
23. Record Companies – Wild Youth
24. Lonely Spaceman – Finch & Henson
25. Orang Otang – Harambee
26. Vudu – Harari
27. ZX Dan – Radio Rats
28. Silent Water – Ramsay MacKay
29. Blommetjie Gedenk Aan My – Anton Goosen
30. Jo Bangles – Baxtop
31. Makin’ Out With Granny – Falling Mirror
32. Suburbia – The Safari Suits
33. Better The Devil You Know – Stingray

South African Music Mixes: ONS GAAN NOU BRAAI feat Kurt Darren, Patricia Lewis, Steve Hofmyer, Ray Dylan, Nicholis Louw, Fatman

Somer is hier! Ons gaan nou braai!

It’s summertime in South Africa… it’s time to Braai!

Braai” is the South African word for “barbecue”, but it is so much more than that!

This mix was inspired by a sketch from stand-up comedian Barry Hilton. It is included as a bonus at the end of the mix.

ONS GAAN NOU BRAAI feat Kurt Darren, Patricia Lewis, Steve Hofmyer, Ray Dylan, Nicholis Louw, Fatman

Track List

1. Die Braai Song – Posduif
2. Hello Hello Ek Het Jou Gemis – Patricia Lewis
3. Welkom By My Party (Medley) – Krone, Kurt Darren, Nicholis Louw, Raymond Fein & Snotkop
4. Boerebal – Refentse
5. Kamp Kommandant – Fatman
6. Vakansie Op Die Platteland – Reën
7. Kuierleier – Irene-Louise Van Wyk
8. ‘n Dubbel Vir Die DJ – Kurt Darren feat Snotkop
9. Kom Saam – Straatligkinders
10. Generaal (Ek Kom Jou Dogter Haal) – Nicholis Louw
11. Kaptein Span Die Seile – Kurt Darren
12. Baby Tjoklits – Gerhard Steyn
13. Cowboys Don’t Cry – Francois van Rensburg
14. Loslappie – Kurt Darren
15. Trapkap – Juanita du Plessis, Ruan Josh & Franja Du Plessis
16. Pampoen – Steve Hofmeyr
17. Brannewynlippe – Wikus Botma
18. S.O.S. – Fatman
19. Jessica – Ray Dylan
20. Alles Gaan Okay Wees – Snotkop feat Loki Rothman
21. Potjiekos – Anton Goosen
22. Spyskaart – Jan Jan Jan feat Liezel Pieters
23. Johnnie Blou – Eloff
24. Warm Girls En Koue Bier – Ray Dylan
25. Meisie Sonner Sokkies – David Kramer
26. Shosholoza (club mix) – Afrotraction
27. De La Rey – Bok Van Blerk
28. BONUS: Nou Gaan Ons Braai (live 2011) – Barry Hilton


South African Music Mixes: HAU!

“Hau!” is a Zulu expression of astonishment.

If you are not from South Africa, we hope you will be astonished at what great music you might have missed.

Hopefully these two mixes will help to rectify that.

If you are South African, enjoy the nostalgia trip.

More information about most of these artists can be found at The South African Rock Encyclopedia


HAU! feat John Kongos, Jack Hammer, Ramsay MacKay, Tribe After Tribe, Falling Mirror, Rabbitt

HAU! feat John Kongos, Jack Hammer, Ramsay MacKay, Tribe After Tribe, Falling Mirror, Rabbitt

Track List

1. Riff Valley – Off The Edge
2. Sex – Pressure Cookies feat Willem Moller
3. Mumbo Jumbo – Ramsay MacKay feat Trevor Rabin
4. Tokoloshe Man – John Kongos
5. Tribal Fence – Rabbitt feat Margaret Singana
6. Russian & Chips – Jack Hammer
7. Judas – David’s Confession
8. Johnny Calls The Chemist – Falling Mirror
9. Riders On The Storm – Gordon’s Suitcase feat Piet Botha
10. Sittin’ (Take Me Home) – Toxic Shame
11. Pharaoh’s Tomb – Titus
12. Wild Warrior – Arapaho
13. Swans – Tribe After Tribe
14. Who Killed Kurt Cobain – Koos Kombuis


HAU! feat Bright Blue, Radio Rats, Johnny Clegg, PJ Powers, Mango Groove, Jack Hammer, Hawk

HAU! feat Bright Blue, Radio Rats, Johnny Clegg, PJ Powers, Mango Groove, Jack Hammer, Hawk

Track List

1. ZX Dan – Radio Rats
2. I’ll Remember You – Brian Finch
3. Weeping – Bright Blue
4. You’re So Good To Me – Hotline feat PJ Powers
5. Substitute – Clout
6. Be Bop Pop – The Spectres
7. Mysteries & Jealousy – The Helicopters
8. Conquistador – Circus
9. Orang Otang – Hawk
10. We Are Growing – Margaret Singana
11. Impi – Johnny Clegg & Juluka
12. Hometalk – Mango Groove
13. Dear Abbie (One Night Of Passion) – Little Sister
14. I Love You – Springbok Nude Girls
15. Sarajevo – Jack Hammer


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More information about most of the artists featured here can be found at The South African Rock Encyclopedia

Gilles Peterson Debuts New John Wizards Track, And Discovers Its Rodriguez connection.

By Lenny Mailer

It’s no secret that the renowned DJ, Gilles Peterson, has long been a fan of South African music, especially the sounds coming out of Cape Town. Gilles is a French broadcaster, DJ, and record label owner. He founded the influential labels Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud, and started his current label Brownswood Recordings in 2006. He was awarded an honorary MBE in 2004 and is currently hosting his very popular and acclaimed Saturday afternoon music program called ‘Joining The Musical Dots’ in which he features a mixed-up selection, “joining the musical dots” between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond”, in his own inimitable style.

On his recent ‘Joining the Musical Dots’ program, on Saturday 22nd October, Gilles played the brand new John Wizards’ track called ‘Rwangaguhunga’. Back In 2017 Gilles was one of the first DJ’s to pick up on the strange story and wonderful music of the Cape Town group John Wizards and brought them into his studio during their UK and Europe tour where they played live. 

In August of that year, the British newspaper The Guardian’s music editor, Tim Jonze, wrote a feature on John Wizards, documenting how Emmanuel Nzaramba, a Rwandan car guard in Cape Town met John Withers, a South African advertising music writer, and after adding some of John’s musical friends to the band, they became John Wizards

(L–R) Geoff Brink, Tom Parker, John Withers, Alex Montgomery, Emmanuel Nzaramba, Raphael Segerman | Sarah Thomas and John Wizards

The band later released its self-titled debut album, which showcased their unique sound featuring elements of R&B, soukous, Afropop, reggae, South African house, Shangaan electro, and dub, and  included the singles ‘Lusaka by Night’ and ‘Muizenberg’. At the end of 2017, the band’s album appeared as No 8 on The Guardian’s list of the 40 best albums of the year. 

The six piece band, consisting of vocalist and guitarist John Withers, vocalist Emmanuel Nzaramba, drummer and percussionist Raphael Segerman, bassist and keyboardist Alex Montgomery, guitarist Tom Parker and guitarist and keyboardist Geoff Brink, combined electronic sounds with more traditional African influences on their self-titled debut album, and the success of that album led to their touring extensively across Europe alongside Mount Kimbie and Jagwar Ma. 

John Wizards effectively began when John Withers met Nzaramba outside a coffee shop in 2010 and the two became friends. They subsequently fell out of touch for a period. In 2012 they happened upon one another in Cape Town and it turned out they were both living on that same street. Prior to their meeting again, Withers had been working on recording and producing the set of musical ideas that would later become John Wizards’ self-titled release of September 2013. 

Nzaramba added vocal recordings to some of the songs and began to perform with the rest of the band. John Wizards released a mix tape in August 2012 that roughly sketched out the songs to be included on the album. This mix tape was passed on to Mike Paradinas, owner of Planet Mu records. Planet Mu would announce the band as part of their roster in November 2012, releasing the album some ten months later.

In February 2017 Gilles visited Cape Town to record an audio documentary about the city’s musical heritage as part of Lufthansa City of the Month. The documentary followed Gilles over the course of a day as he set out to learn about the history of the city’s music, and infiltrate the dynamic contemporary scene. He began 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 was from and where it was going, Gilles discovered what makes Cape Town so special.

Gilles Peterson presents Cape Town Sounds

In the documentary, Gilles visited a bunch of the local music scenes’ leaders to hear their stories. From jazz musician Tony Cedras to spoken word artist Khadija Tracey Heeger, local hip hop legend DJ Ready D, the Chimurenga crew, legendary A&R Donald ‘Jumbo’ Van Renen through to today’s upfront talent like Nonku Phiri! The show also featured tracks by Tony Cedras, Miriam Makeba, Dollar Brand, Jumbo Track, Black Disco and more.

Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, Gilles Peterson, DJ Mighty, Jacques Vosloo | Mabu Vinyl Basement, 3 February 2017
Stephen “Sugar” Segerman, Gilles Peterson, DJ Mighty, Jacques Vosloo | Mabu Vinyl Basement, 3 February 2017

On that trip, Gilles also visited the iconic Cape Town record shop, Mabu Vinyl, where he met the shop’s founder and owner Jacques Vosloo, as well as the staff like DJ Mighty, SA online music guru Brian Currin and Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman of ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ fame.

Gilles Peterson 2022-10-22 Joining the Musical Dots: Alabaster dePlume & Friends, Kay Suzuki

On Saturday’s ‘Joining The Musical Dots’ program, after playing the newly-released John Wizards’ track ‘Rwangaguhunga’ (starting at about 24 minutes), Gilles also mentioned that the drummer from John Wizards, Raphael Segerman, is also the son of Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, thereby “joining the musical dots” between John Wizards and Sixto Rodriguez followed by his playing of Rodriguez singing his own track, ‘Can’t Get Away’.

Rwangaguhunga – John Wizards
Rodriguez – Can’t Get Away

South African Rock History: African Daze – Progressive Rock

Two mixes of Progressive Rock tracks from South African Rock History, compiled by Brian Currin.

Artists featured include Freedoms Children, Abstract Truth, Hawk, Otis Waygood, Duncan Mackay, McCully Workshop and Third Eye.

More info on all these artists (and many more) at The South African Rock Encyclopedia

African Daze – South African Prog Rock

Track List

1 A Madman’s Cry by Otis Waygood
2 Blue Wednesday Speaks by Abstract Truth
3 Eclipse by Freedoms Children
4 Astral III by Invaders
5 (We All) Look For The Sun by McCully Workshop
6 Sea Horse by Freedoms Children
7 The Whip by Suck
8 African Day (excerpt) by Hawk
9 Retain Your Half-Ticket by Third Eye
10 Morpheus (excerpt) by Duncan Mackay
11 Tribal Fence by Freedoms Children
12 Orang Otang by Harambee
13 In Spite Of It All by Circus
14 Desert (excerpt) by Steve Linnegar’s Snakeshed


African Daze Vol 2 – More South African Prog Rock

Track List

1 The Crazy World Of Pod: electronic concerto by Freedoms Children
2 2001 Space Odyssey (Deodato cover) by McCully Workshop
3 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson cover) by Suck
4 Medals Of Bravery by Freedoms Children
5 Judas by David’s Confession
6 Pharaoh’s Tomb by Titus
7 Mumbo Jumbo by Ramsay Mackay
8 Silver Trees by Abstract Truth
9 Slowly Towards The North (Freedoms Children cover) by Jack Hammer
10 Orang Otang by Hawk
11 The Bridge by Julian Laxton
12 Useless Illusions (based on Nights In White Satin) by The Flames
13 Caterpillar by The Third Eye
14 Sirius II by Duncan Mackay
15 In The Sun by Otis Waygood
16 Avenue by McCully Workshop
17 Silent Water by Ramsay Mackay
18 Hunter by Hawk
19 I Need You by The Invaders
20 I Left My Skull In San Francisco by Otis Waygood
21 Apricot Brandy (Rhinoceros cover) by The Third Eye
22 In A Space by Abstract Truth
23 Season Of The Witch (incl drum solo) (Donovan cover) by Suck


More information at the The South African Rock Encyclopedia

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South African Music Mix: JABULANI! feat Johnny Clegg, Mango Groove, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lucky Dube and many more

JABULANI! feat Johnny Clegg, Mango Groove, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lucky Dube

You can sing and dance and love and feel at Jabulani!

PJ Powers

Track List

1. Jabulani – PJ Powers & Hotline
2. Dance Sum More – Mango Groove
3. Kilimanjaro – Johnny Clegg & Juluka
4. Jiving To The Weekend Beat – éVoid
5. Gimme Hope Jo’Anna – Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels
6. Grazing In The Grass – Hugh Masekela
7. Umqombothi – Yvonne Chaka Chaka
8. We Are Growing – Margaret Singana
9. Fabulous Day (Kwaito Mix) – Redd Angel
10. Nkalakatha – Mandoza
11. Scatterlings Of Africa – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
12. Julia – Khumbula
13. Ukuthula – Busi Mhlongo
14. Born In A Taxi – Blk Sonshine
15. Weekend Special – Brenda & The Big Dudes
16. Quick Quick – Marcalex
17. Hey Boy – Via Afrika
18. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
19. Gazette – Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens
20. Pata Pata – Miriam Makeba
21. Meadowlands – Boerequanga
22. Green Green – Gecko Moon feat Ringo
23. Taxman – Lucky Dube
24. Write Your Name – The Branch
25. Woza December – Gang Of Instrumentals
26. Shosholoza (remix) – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
27. Eye For An Eye – Splash
28. Soldier – Chicco
29. Good Vibes – Harari
30. Burn Out – Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse
31. The Bushman – Steve Kekana

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ROCK TODAY WITH THE BIG HEAVIES [South Africa 1971] Suck, Otis Waygood, Freedoms Children

ROCK TODAY WITH THE BIG HEAVIES

A digital recreation of a 1971 compilation double album featuring 3 of the biggest South African bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s, Suck, Freedom’s Children and the Otis Waygood Blues Band.

Tracks

  1. Suck – War Pigs
  2. Suck – The Whip
  3. Otis Waygood Blues Band – Wee Wee Baby
  4. Freedoms Children – 1999
  5. Otis Waygood Blues Band – You’re Late Miss Kate
  6. Otis Waygood Blues Band – Fever
  7. Freedoms Children – About The Dove And His King
  8. Suck – 21st Century Schizoid Man
  9. Freedoms Children – That Did It
  10. Freedoms Children – The Kid He Came From Hazareth
  11. Otis Waygood Blues Band – Watch ‘n Chain
  12. Suck – Aimless Lady
  13. Freedoms Children – The Homecoming
  14. Otis Waygood – In The Sun
  15. Otis Waygood – In Alan’s Car
ROCK TODAY WITH THE BIG HEAVIES

Release information

1972, EMI Starline, SRSJ 7001/2

Comments

This is a double album, which contains the best and (cough) worst of some of the late 60’s early seventies progressive rock!

Garth Chilvers, February 1999

The Kid He Came From Hazareth (or should that be Nazareth?): When we first recorded this song, it was called ‘The Kid That Came From Nazareth’. When the album ‘Astra’ was submitted to the SABC (Old Regime) for their playlist, they banned the album because of that track, as it was “Blasphemous“. They said that if we changed all references to the word “Nazareth” including the recording, they would unban the album. So it was back to the studio and a re-recording of the lyrics as well as re-doing all the artwork. This was quite standard practice in those days.

Julian Laxton, January 2001

“War Pigs” is a powerful version of the Black Sabbath song, that was left off Suck’s one-and-only album. It eventually appeared on the Retrofresh CD re-issue of that album in 2001.

Brian Currin

TOP 40 SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK LEGENDS

South African Rock Legends
South African Rock Legends

A list of South Africa’s Rock Legends compiled by Brian Currin in July 2001, updated June 2008. Representative songs for each artist are also listed; either their most well-known song / biggest hit and / or personal favourite.

Originally published on the South African Rock Encyclopedia

  1. The A-Cads – Hungry For Love, Roadrunner
  2. Asylum Kids – Fight It With Your Mind, Schoolboy*, No No No No
  3. Robin Auld – Baby You’ve Been Good To Me, Perfect Day
  4. Ballyhoo – Man On The Moon
  5. Baxtop – Jo Bangles 
  6. Big Sky – Waiting For The Dawn, Slow Dancing
  7. Piet Botha – Goeienag Generaal, Sien Jou Weer 
  8. Bright Blue – Weeping, Window On The World*
  9. Circus – Conquistador 
  10. Johnny Clegg – Kilimanjaro (with Juluka), Scatterlings of Africa (with Savuka)
  11. Dog Detachment – Waiting For A Miracle* 
  12. Lesley Rae Dowling – Grips Of Emotion, The Spaniard 
  13. Ella Mental – See Yourself (Clowns)* 
  14. éVoid – Shadows, Taximan* 
  15. Falling Mirror – Johnny Calls The Chemist, Making Out With Granny 
  16. Freedoms Children – 1999 
  17. Crocodile Harris – Give Me The Good News, Miss Eva Goodnight 
  18. Hawk – Here Comes The Sun 
  19. Hotline – You’re So Good To Me, So Cold
  20. John Ireland – You’re Living Inside My Head
  21. Jack Hammer – Street of Love, Sarajevo 
  22. Just Jinger – Sugar Man
  23. Koos Kombuis – Who Killed Kurt Cobain 
  24. Julian Laxton – Celebrate 
  25. Little Sister – No Man Shall Fall, Dear Abbie 
  26. Mauritz Lotz – Six String Razor 
  27. McCully Workshop – Buccaneer 
  28. Morocko – Bowtie Boogaloo
  29. Otis Waygood Blues Band – Fever
  30. Peach – Nightmare, Complicated Game*
  31. Rabbitt – Hold On To Love, Charlie, Hard Ride
  32. Radio Rats – ZX Dan 
  33. Margaret Singana – Tribal Fence
  34. Neill Solomon – Roxy Lady
  35. Stingray – Better The Devil You Know
  36. Suck – Aimless Lady
  37. Sweatband – This Boy* 
  38. The Spectres – Be Bop Pop,Teddy Bear*
  39. Tribe After Tribe – Damsel (As I Went Out One Morning)* 
  40. Via Afrika – Hey Boy*

* Tracks released on Rocking Against The System CD in March 2002.

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Konfyt – A Mix Of South African Jams

A variety of jams with a distinct South African flavour.

Konfyt – A Mix Of South African Jams

Track List

1 Ingoma by Khumbula
2 Orang Otang by Brian Finch
3 Write Your Name by The Branch
4 Dig It by Kalahari Surfers
5 Dance Sum More by Mango Groove
6 We Are Growing (12″ mix) by Margaret Singana
7 Weekend Special by Spoek Mathambo feat Okmalumkoolkat & Bra Solomon
8 Mowbray Kaap by Freshlyground
9 Kilimanjaro (BreakDLaw Remix) by Johnny Clegg & Juluka
10 Shout (Tears For Fears cover) by Artists For A Safer South Africa
11 Praha Paradise (2007 version) by Ernestine Deane feat Tim Parr
12 Oh Boy by Edith
13 Gimme Da Weed by Juan Thyme with the Chronic Clan
14 Jah Love (God Is African) by Moodphase5ive
15 Muizenberg by John Wizards
16 I Want To Die On A Tuesday Afternoon by The Buckfever Underground
17 Shangrila (Maramza Remix) by Fantasma
18 Love Be The Power by 7ft Soundsystem feat Zolani Mahola
19 Pietermaritzburg by Felix Laband

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 Rock

Alicia Wolf

Don’t Stop Believing

A loner with a passion for life and music, Alicia decided to make her music a reality by going to record her album, Beyond My Dreams, at B Sharp Studios.

 Rock

aKING

Cut Throat Tongue And Razor

The popular Cape Town rock band step it up with a track off their recent album, The Red Blooded Years.

 Dance/House/Electro

The Real Estate Agents

Super Evil (Pizzas Mix)

The famous Cape Town electro collective with a track off the official Moxyland Soundtrack compiled and selected by African Dope’s HoneyB and author Lauren Beukes to complement the futuristic urban thriller.

 Jazz/Blues

Dan Shout

Danny Dopamine

Dopamine is the chemical in the brain which makes one happy and have fun, just like this track, off Greetings & Salutations , which features the outrageous drumming of Kesivan Naido and the fusion sounds of Gorm Heljord on guitar.

 Jazz/Blues

Neo Muyanga

A Perpetual Circle

Some musical magic from this acclaimed Cape Town-based musician off his album, Dipalo (Mixtape), which he composed, arranged and performed.

 Jazz/Blues

The Howlin’ Shibanski

Mindless Shit

A track off the new EP from this hot new Pretoria band currently making a huge impact on the South African blues scene.

 Country/Folk

Bill Knight

Kaapse Draai

Kaapse Mengsel has 15 of Bill Knight’s most popular songs, all recently re-arranged and newly-recorded and delivered in his distinctive Cape-Folk style coupled with insightful lyrics in English and “Kombuistaal” reflecting Bill’s deep love of the Cape and its colourful “Mengsel” of Peoples.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Terror MC

Make U C That I Will Give

Some tough-talking Hip Hop from one of Cape Town’s most dedicated rappers off the album, Street Life.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Black Noise

Summerbreeze

Best Of MotherCity Records Vol 1 is a compilation of some of the best music Cape Town has to offer, here’s a track from one of Cape Town’s best known rap groups.

 Kwaito

Bongani MP

Ngidl’amabele

The Kwaito star from Kwaggafontien with a track off his popular second album, Ngim’lo .

 Rock

Reburn

Prodigal Son

Some hard-edged indie rock from the popular Cape Town rock band off their debut album, All Tied Up.

 Rock

Hog Hoggidy Hog

Opium For The Masses

A song from Cape Town’s longstanding banner-wavers for frenetic Ska-punk off their recent album, Method To The Madness.

 

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 Jazz/Blues

Tristan Waterkeyn

To The Hills

Tristan Waterkeyn’s been around – born in Tanzania, moved to Kenya, then to Zimbabwe and then SA where he learned to play the guitar resulting in his debut solo album, Hay Day .

 Afrikaans

Kobus!

Hoenderman

Kobus! was the power-rock SA duo formed initially in 2000 by Theo Crous (Nudies guitarist) and Francois Blom (ex-Voice of Destruction vocalist), here with a big track off their self-titled debut album .

 Jazz/Blues

Gil Hockman

The Ballad Of Me And The Doctor

Some hip new Joburg blues from one of its troubadours off his new debut solo album, Too Early In The Journey .

 Rock

Lyzyrd Kyngs

Gypsy Boy

SA music legend Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band, Arthur and Rudolph Dennis and AJ Graham, have shared stages and jammed across Southern Africa resulting in their first joint album, One Night Only, recorded last winter and just released as The Lyzyrd Kyngs.

 Jazz/Blues

Guy Buttery

Sibanisezwe

A track off Fox Hill Lane, this Kwazulu-Natal guitar wizard’s third album, beautifully textured with a whole array of instrumentation, all of these played by an equally impressive line up of established musicians.

 Dance/House/Electro

Kalahari Surfers

Straight To The Hips

Warrick Sony unleashes his latest Kalahari Surfers’ album One Party State, featuring heavy dubstep style wobbly-bass-groove tracks and cut up voice samples.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Kwesta

Babhemi Ft. Sandile Ziqubu

A smoking hot track from this emerging artist off the popular album Special Rekwest .

 Jazz/Blues

Mr J

Undenzani

Mr J is Joel Martins who runs a small recording studio from his Cape home where he not only records his own creations, like The First Step , but also young aspiring artists from his local community.

 Jazz/Blues

Heels over Head

Inyandz Leyo

A great track off the debut album, Could It Be , from this all female jazz band from Durban.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Moontide

On their latest EP, World Among The Clouds , the band previously known as Nungarin has remolded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, african, and folk music.

 Afrikaans

Koos Kombuis

Babilon Blues

Some classic Afrikaans reggae from the SA music legend off his album, Niemandsland & Beyond!

 Kwaito

The Mahotella Queens

Thandanani

This legendary SA singing trio formed in 1964 and is noted for its clear three-part harmonies, Mbaqanga township music and fast-paced mgqashiyo dancing, off the Afromagic collection.

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 Pop

Carol Thorns

Red City

A new single off the album, Fireflies In The Rain, the debut solo album from one of South Africa’s leading electric cellists who is best known for her work with the Cape Town group CODA as well as with the groups Electro-Muse and Sterling Electric Quartet.

 Dance/House/Electro

Prolurv Charm

Once Upon A Dream

This hot new track is for all those who love deep house music and showcases the endless tricks and skills of Prolurv Charm’s house music production.

 Rock

Piet Botha

Die Heks Is Dood

One of the eleven new tracks specially recorded by this veteran SA artist inspired by his appearance in the recent spooky KykNET TV series Wie Lê Waar? off the album Spookpsalms.

 Jazz/Blues

Terry Dean

Blues With A Capital C

Terry Dean writes and plays his own brand of blues, rock and folk music on his latest album Blues with a Capital C , which was recorded live at a local festival and features guest musicians Dave Smith on keyboard, Davie Namonde on bass and Thapelo Monareng on drums.

 Rock

Holly & The Woods

Surrender

The brand new single from this dynamic rock band from Johannesburg.

 Afrikaans

Elzahn Rinquest

Donderwolke

The production of her debut solo album Secret Surprise saw Elzahn collaborating talents with acclaimed South African musicians such as Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Jesse Jordon, Louis Esterhuizen, Ramon Alexander and award winning mixing engineer David Langemann.

 Jazz/Blues

Cape Town Sessions

Boom Straat

A song from the compilation Jazzing and Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions an eclectic trip through the traditional and modern landscape of Cape Jazz with the city’s finest musicians.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Luna Paige

Green Eyes

On her album, Wonderful Life , this Cape-based songstress sings about the light and dark side of life, the undeniable relationship between these two opposites, and how we cannot exist without either of them.

 Country/Folk

Laurie Levine

Beautiful Loser

A track from the highly rated Johannesburg Nu-Folk’ singer-songwriter off her third album Six Winters released through Rhythm Records.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mingus

Fallin

Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.

 Rock

Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Sylvester

Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mingus

Fallin

Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.

 Rock

Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Sylvester

Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

 Rock

Crazy Diamond

Wish you Were here

The recent musical show Crazy Diamond- A Tribute to Pink Floyd has been released as a double live album with 31 hit Pink Floyd songs, interpreted by guitar guru Mel Botes and his multi-talented band.

 Afrikaans

Linda Kilian

Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie

The title track off Linda’s first ever Afrikaans album Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie is setting the dance scene alive.

 Rock

Gevoel van Veiligheid

Geheime Trane

The first single from this two-man acoustic punk/rock band from Pretoria formed as a side project by Deon Roos from Die Onbekende, and Raymond Roy Horn from Neontetra.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

GlamaBoy

Heyo

Fabian Josephus (aka GlamaBoy) started free-styling at parties and worked with many underground hip hop artists from the Cape Flats before starting GlamaBoy’s Risk Taking, the group that won the Western Province Talent Promotions.

 Rock

Heather Mac

Green World

Heather Mac rose to prominence in the 80s SA rock music scene as the lead singer of Ella Mental – here with a track off her new album, WITHIN , a collection of personal songs gathered from the last 25 years of her life.

 Jazz/Blues

Skanky Corp

Jazz Police

Skanky Corp are a well-known Cape Town based indie jazz collective, here with a note to extreme jazz fans off their album, Panic.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Shane Q The Genesis

Isithandwa

On his debut album Life & Death , hip hop artist Shane Q sings about growing up with a love of music and his musical inspiration, American rapper 2 Pac.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Veraz

On the Otha Side

On Veraz’s debut album, From Joburg to Jamaica , this hip new local artist sings songs about ordinary life in Jeppe Street, xenophobia, love, nature and unity to workers.

 Afrikaans

Zwarte Piet

Met Hoeveel Lewens Moet Ons Nog Betaal

A track off new album Geskroef, an Afrikaans Blues album set against the backdrop of the social and political issues of this country.

 

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

GlamaBoy

GlamaBoy

Fabian Josephus (aka GlamaBoy) started free-styling at parties and worked with many underground hip hop artists from the Cape Flats before starting GlamaBoy’s Risk Taking, the group that won the Western Province Talent Promotions.

 Rock

Heather Mac

Heather Mac

Heather Mac rose to prominence in the 80s SA rock music scene as the lead singer of Ella Mental – here with a track off her new album, WITHIN , a collection of personal songs gathered from the last 25 years of her life.

 Jazz/Blues

Skanky Corp

Skanky Corp

Skanky Corp are a well-known Cape Town based indie jazz collective, here with a note to extreme jazz fans off their album, Panic.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Shane Q The Genesis

Shane Q The Genesis

On his debut album Life & Death , hip hop artist Shane Q sings about growing up with a love of music and his musical inspiration, American rapper 2 Pac.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Veraz

Veraz

On Veraz’s debut album, From Joburg to Jamaica , this hip new local artist sings songs about ordinary life in Jeppe Street, xenophobia, love, nature and unity to workers.

 Afrikaans

Zwarte Piet

Met Hoeveel Lewens Moet Ons Nog Betaal

A track off new album Geskroef, an Afrikaans Blues album set against the backdrop of the social and political issues of this country.

 Rock

Shotgun Tori

Skin You’re In

First single to be released off thisoutstanding new bluesy-rock 5-track EP Are We Fine Yet ,from this emerging and very talented Cape Town-based female singer.

 Rock

Cherry Faced Lurchers

Toasted Take-aways

A blast of live SA rock genius from the late James Phillips and his crazy gang off the legendary 1980’s Live at Jamesons album.

 Country/Folk

Kenny Ray Daniel

Real Good Feeling

Single from his debut album Feelings Out OfSight , this old-school country musician still plays his Yamaha FG180 from the sixties on some of the songs he has written over the years.

 Kwaito

Bongani MP

Ziyawa

Bongani MP – Ziyawa – Fresh new single from the Kwaggafontein Kwaito artist with a track off his third album Ngim’lo

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Love Constant

Love Constant

A song from this SA vocalist’s debut album Love Constant, on which her sultry soulful sound and poignant lyrics are the perfect ingredients for an adult contemporary album.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Masta Li

Syajayva

A hip hop artist, songwriter, singer, and record producer from KZN whose newly-released Durban Kings album rocks the house with pumping sounds and great beats.

 

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Masta Li

Syajayva

A hip hop artist, songwriter, singer, and record producer from KZN whose newly-released Durban Kings album rocks the house with pumping sounds and great beats.

 Dance/House/Electro

Card On Spokes

In You Go

A new offering from Cape Town musician and producer Shane Cooper off In You Go, the debut album by Card On Spokes which is his solo project.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

B-Traq

B-Traq

A new single off the album Outatime by this exciting new funk-pop band on the SA music scene, with a sound that is both fresh and funky fusing several genres like Funk, RnB and Rock.

 Jazz/Blues

Steve D

Steve D

This newly-released nostalgic album Goud & Silwer – Silver & Gold, performed by Steve D, features well-loved golden oldies dusted off and presented in a unique way.

 Afrikaans

Egmond

Vlieg

Egmond returns with the smashing first single off their upcoming sophomore release, Vuil Wasgoed – a duet with songbird Yolandi,who also featured in Egmond’s #1 hit Dis Elektries from his debut album.

 Jazz/Blues

Terry Dean

Got The Blues

A track off the album 4 seasons , an all original collection of some of the best numbers from this “WorldTraveller’s” extensive career, and is his first album on the “IMG Eden” label.

 Pop

Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

Breathing Dreams – Title track off the new album from the artist voted one of the top 5 vocalists in South Africa, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted brand new Rock/Pop songs.

 Country/Folk

Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

Monique Leite is a passionate singer who delivers a special performance and message in each song of this album Success. It has a song for everyone out there English and Afrikaans, the partygoer, the romantic soul, the rock-a-billy boy and the country girl.

 

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 Pop

Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

Breathing Dreams – Title track off the new album from the artist voted one of the top 5 vocalists in South Africa, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted brand new Rock/Pop songs.

 Country/Folk

Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

Monique Leite is a passionate singer who delivers a special performance and message in each song of this album Success. It has a song for everyone out there English and Afrikaans, the partygoer, the romantic soul, the rock-a-billy boy and the country girl.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mr J

Here I Am

The debut solo album from Mr J (Joel Martins), one of the original “Hermanus Pavarottis”, who once sang on street corners of Hermanus for pennies.

 Afrikaans

Janiné Grobbelaar

Melk in Jou tee

First single off the debut Gospel album from Janiné Grobbelaar, an emerging faith-pop singer from Centurion. From Melk In Jou Tee .

 World Music

Lu Chase

Mercury (Ross Gabriel Dub Mix)

Lu Chase is a South African singer, songwriter, radio DJ and actress best known for fronting the band Iridium Project.

 Rock

Jeremy de Tolly

Two

An extract from one of the six extended pieces from the Dirty Skirts frontman off his new solo album Piano Nocturnes Volume One featuring some ambient solo piano music.

 

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