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New Track. yoyo ft. Dada Shiva – ‘Dozier’

After producing on the low for the past couple of months, uploading beats onto Soundcloud and working behind the scenes with a bunch of artists, young Cape Town beatmaker yoyo dropped a single that made our ears perk up. Collaborating with Dada Shiva, ‘Dozier’ is the fusion of two beats expected off yoyo’s upcoming beattape – fun, laid-back and cheekily refreshing. Keep your eye on this young thing: Read more

Felix Laband ‘Bag of Bones’ European Tour

South Africa’s most unpredictable and enigmatic producer has come out of the woodwork over the past two years with regular gigs, festivals and sporadic releases, following last year’s Deaf Safari. His performances now go hand-in-hand with his collage artwork, fusing images of porn, politicians and Twin Peaksie car drives through urban fringes and the outside. Along with visual collaborator Kerry Chaloner, Felix’s new approach to performances incorporates multi-layered sensual experiences – and its time they were delivered to a wider audience. Felix Laband is kicking off his European tour tonight in Italy, as the start of a circuit of couple... Read more
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New EP. Aero Manyelo – Had It All

On Tuesday, whilst in the swing of touring Europe with his latest project, Batuk, kasi electro producer Aero Manyelo released a resounding two track EP via Herbal 3 Records; Had It All. Featuring title track ‘Had It All’ as well as ‘Opened Sky’, we’re hoping the mini-release is a precursor to a bigger project in the works. Manyelo aptly describes ‘Had It All’ as ‘a texture of notes’ – ‘If tangible I would call it “Tweed”, rough-surfaced woollen cloth, typically of mixed colours and originally produced. This is to amplify how the tune really “Had It All”. From imaginable colour... Read more
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Youngsta Performs for Red Bull Studio Sessions

Last week, Red Bull Studios launched the first of the Red Bull Studio Sessions with the only appropriate act, one of Cape Town’s hottest MCs, Youngsta. He spent more than 50 minutes in studio for an intimate live performance of some of his best and latest tracks with DJ Muffinman, including ‘Self Making’, ‘Sleep is for the Rich’ and ‘Takkies’. Enjoy the almost-hour-long performance below, and keep you eyes peeled for more! Read more

Kongos Announce South African Tour

Kongos are coming home, again! Multi-platinum, South African-born, US-based Kongos have added a couple regional tour dates to their recently announced headline appearance at the Oppikoppi festival in August. They’ll be taking place at the Durban Botanic Gardens on the 3rd of August and at The Hillcrest Quarry for One Night in Cape Town on the 5th of August. The four-piece, made up of brothers Johnny (accordion, keyboards, vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals), and Dylan (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals), spent their childhoods in London and in South Africa, until moving to Phoenix, Arizona, where they... Read more

VHS Supply

We’re discovering new, micro-brands popping up locally on the streetwear radar a dime a dozen. Shaun Gardner and Paul Michael Charles, the guys behind VHS Supply are getting it right – inspired by B-grade films, VHS tapes, skateboarding and a lo-fi ’90s aesthetic, their collection of tees hit that effortless gritty nail on the head: Read more
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New Music Video. Hellcats – Sunlight 1973

Sex, drugs, rock n roll – plus kittens. What more could you want? Welcome to the internet in 2016. Conceptualised by creative dream-duo Jana + Koos and directed by Hermann Venter, Johannesburg rock n roll two-piece Hellcats’s new music video for ‘Sunlight 1973’ features all four, plus the next morning’s repercussions. The video follows the story of two adorable hell kittens trawling the wasteland of last nights party, making their way through a sea of barely clothed women, empty bottles of booze and other questionable objects; finally flashing back to what actually went down last night. Read more
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New Music Video. The Kiffness ft. Tawanna Shaunte – You Say You Love Me

Love them or hate them, the Kiffness know how to garner attention – be it brands (such as their latest beef with Woolworths), local celebs, or the public at large. That’s why they knew when they made their next video, they wanted to create something not only fun and different but also something that would be empowering to the Cape Town LGBT community. For the visuals to their new single ‘You Say You Love Me’, Manila von Teez, a popular drag queen and regular performer at a number of Green Point nightclubs in Cape Town, stars for the video alongside... Read more
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New Music Video. Lindiwe the Ghost – Ghost in a Blood Machine

Newly birthed, dreamy duo Lindiwe the Ghost – made up of Tambora’s Evan Strauss and Shannon Devy – delivered their second offering to the internet this morning with the debut of the first music video for ‘Ghost is a Blood Machine’. Set in a dusty industrial space streaming with light, the Georgina Warner-directed piece features choreographer Chester Martinez performing an arresting interpretation of the powerful track with Devon Marshbank. Addressing matters of internalised homophobia, the song is both a stand for bravery, and a kind of ‘self-audit; ‘a declaration of human-ness, a way to defy the conditioned, involuntary, shame-response that comes... Read more
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Simon & Mary | 50/50

Simon & Mary, the finest milliners in town, is introducing a new material, in hemp, to their range. Experimenting with a new silhouette 50/50, they’ve used felt as the crown and hemp as the brim, taking their classic cricket hat mould and have turned it into a sport lux product. This shoot was conceptualized, photographed and produced by long time friend of Simon and Mary, Trevor Stuurman, who interpreted the brief and the product by taking a truly collaborative approach, pulling together an ensemble of creative minds who stepped out of their set roles to help style, art direct, interpret,... Read more

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