Middelvinger releases hip-pop-rooted single “Weskus Boi” featuring the all-star supporting cast of Jack Parow, Fred den Hartog, Vegas & Drox

[Pictured: Middelvinger] Photo credit: Michael Ellis Between the Berg and the Breede River, straight outta Boland - that’s where rapper Middelvinger (real name Jéan Labuschagne) was born. Having been a background player in the SA music industry for almost two decades, Middelvinger crafted the reputation as somewhat of a mythical figure, providing lyrical inspiration to…

James Deacon’s new music video for ‘Mr Misery’ is a COVID-19 pièce de résistance

https://youtu.be/4WZpZqEtIm8 The video for ‘Mr Misery’ brings James’s vibrant energy and iconic look to life by giving a nod to anti-establishmentarianism and resistance in light of recent South African social injustice.x Following the recent release of his EP ‘Renegade’ - which has already seen major support across some of South Africa’s main radio stations; 5FM,…

A selection of short stories by local writer Isaiah Embry

The sun goes down and the moon comes up Children and parents walking through the Museum, looking at the town's most Famous art work, most gather around the "Le visage de la beauté" by Arthur Mathis painted in 1899. What sits in this secure frame is his last major piece of work.Soon the sun starts…

Zambia’s top DJ/Producer, El Mukuka joins forces with HVMZA and Marocco to drop the hot new single ‘Dame’ – out across all digital platforms today.

'Dame' is a fun, cheeky and light-hearted track about romance and was created in a late-night studio session in Berlin 3 years ago, but was put on the back burner shortly after. El Mukuka had just travelled to Spain right before the song concept was born and was inspired to create a piece of music…

SA’s talented international singing export, Oshriunveils his brand-new single ‘Familiar Enemy’ out today across all digital platforms.

https://youtu.be/cNNIZFbf_T8 Familiar Enemy Oshri was inspired to write “Familiar Enemy” towards the end of some tough times, which he recalls, saying “I felt lost and as if I was not progressing anywhere.  I compared myself, and didn’t feel like I was living up to my expectations.  There were points where all I wanted to do…

Kyle Watson’s remix of TATUM’s “Fever” is a novel sound from one of South Africa’s biggest dance music exports.

https://youtu.be/_3DAWyfzXmk Kyle Watson releases his remix of TATUM’s “Fever” on 26th June through Bad Future Records. The electrifying electronic track is a fresh and previously unheard exploration into the dance music legend’s arsenal of production capabilities. Kyle takes TATUM’s song “Fever” to new heights with his super-slow-mo uplifting adaptation, filled with pulsating arpeggios, massive drops and…

From Kwesta and Karen Zoid, to Culoe De Song and Passenger, listen to the trailer for Season 2 of Texx Talks and get hyped!

  After a short break, Texx Talks Season 2 is set to premiere on Thursday the 2nd of July with a bumper eight episodes that will roll out weekly. Hosted by Tecla Ciolfi, curator & editor of South African music website Texx and the City, Texx Talks is a look behind the curtain at what fuels…

MOONCHILD SANELLY Announces Signing to Transgressive Records & Shares New Single “Bashiri”

https://youtu.be/9RBsGd3eXBw “Moonchild Sanelly oozes star quality” – The Guardian  Moonchild Sanelly is South Africa’s “Queen of Gqom” – a superstar with a flow so unique it's earned her recent collaborations with Beyoncé, Die Antwoord, Gorillaz, Diplo and Wizkid. Now stepping out with Transgressive Records, Moonchild Sanelly is excited to have the global spotlight on her and take…

947 bids farewell to Lucky of the “Greg & Lucky Show”

947, announces today that one half of the entertaining pair that is the Greg and Lucky Show, Lucky du Plessis will be leaving the station at the end of June.  947 Station manager, Thando Makhung said: “947 is sad to see Lucky leave but we know that he will shine a positive light wherever he…

Two Door Cinema Club Release ‘Lost Songs (Found)’ EP

Two Door Cinema Club have released ‘Lost Songs (Found)’, a seven-track EP of rarities and B-sides from the band’s early career. The EP Includes the previously unheard ‘Tiptoes’, a lost demo tape originally intended to feature on their platinum-selling debut album Tourist History. Reflecting, the band reveal: “Tiptoes was supposed to be on Tourist History but…