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,…

‘SHOT A SATELLITE’ GETS THE REMIX TREATMENT FROM INITIAL TALK AHEAD OF NEW ALBUM RELEASE

 THE NEON - OUT 21 AUGUST 2020       ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have released Initial Talk’s remix of ‘Shot A Satellite’, the latest track to be shared from the duo’s forthcoming new album, The Neon - out on Mute (through Gallo Record Company for South Africa) on 21 August 2020. Best known…

Lee Cole’s latest single “Pink Dragons” is a sunny plea for a relationship worth saving

https://youtu.be/DSR95hKR7cc [Pictured: Lee Cole]Johannesburg-based singer-songwriter, Lee Cole, has been steadily making his musical presence known one pristinely-produced pop song at a time. Still riding the wave of success his last heart-wrenching single “I Don’t Wanna Wait” achieved, charting high on 947 (peaking in the Top 10), Heart FM (climbing the Top 40), KFM and East Coast…

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…

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…