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JHB Type.

Lex Trickett (@lextrickett) started up ‘JHB Type’ as a platform for interesting typography and hand painted signage from around Joburg that catches the eye. Follow JHB Type on Instagram and Tumblr, and submit by tagging #jhbtype. Read more
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New Album. Boom Africa – ‘The Love Affair’ EP ft. Okmalumkoolkat.

Back in the European summer of 2012, Kalaf Angelo, Gery Mendes, Bamba Nazar, Okmalumkoolkat and Nastio Mosquito got together in Amsterdam to get to know each other and compose and record at the Red Bull Studios. Having backgrounds in different fields, from four different continents, the artists ‘rediscovered their joint heritage and passions rooted in the Motherland.’ They created Boom Africa’s first thematic EP; Boom Africa – The Love Affair. ‘Boom Africa’s first release is an ode to the love affair, reminiscent of what photographer Malick Sidibe captured in the imageries of the dancing lovers in the night clubs of... Read more
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Heresy Depression Lookbook.

Peckham-based menswear project Heresy, mindchild of Dominic Owen and Jasper Dunk, has dropped dropped its new capsule lookbook for the Depression range – and it’s very, very nice. But everything Heresy does is good, so that’s no surprise. Check out the rest of their products here. All Heresy shirts are hand printed using water based inks. Lookbook photography by Tim Bowditch. Read more
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New Mix. Maramza – Changez.

Yesterday afternoon bass magician Maramza dropped a little mini-mix entitled Changez, via naas. Inspired by Soulection US Bass and Durban Gqom, it’s an infectious 5-track selection just in time for the weekend. Either stream Changez below, or buy it (for any price) on Bandcamp. Rumour has it, Maramza’s working towards a full blown EP as well as a video for ‘Cut The Cake’ ft. Moonchild, (currently playlisted on 5FM). This should keep you going: Artwork by Nena Maree. Read more
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New Music Video. Meek Mill – B Boy ft. Big Sean, A$AP Ferg.

Meek Mill was only released from prison a few months ago but he is already back with a new track, video and working towards the release of his forthcoming album, ‘Dreams Worth More The Money’. ‘B Boy’ is the first track from the album and it features heavyweights A$AP Ferg and Big Sean. Read more
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Spoek Mathambo’s Guide to Johannesburg.

Lebogang Rasethaba created a visual guide to Johannesburg which was curated by Spoek Mathambo and featured on British Airline’s Highlife site. Spoek takes you through some of his favourite spots in Johannesburg, from Father Coffee to an African food market in Yeoville. See the city through Spoek’s eyes. Read more
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New Music Video. Run the Jewels – ‘Lie, Cheat, Steal’.

In 2014, Run the Jewels killed the game with Run the Jewels 2 – massive production, ‘aggressively thoughtful and progressive’ lyrical genius, and breakthrough content. The video for one of the album’s highlights just dropped on Noisey, featuring Killer Mike and El-P amidst a cartoonish reality of back-alley annotated antics. If you haven’t gotten on this album, it’s not too late. This is quality. Also, check this out. Read more
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#TBT friendsofmine with Little Dragon.

Acoustic Performance of ‘Little Man’ by Little Dragon, during their tour to South Africa in 2012. The band spent an afternoon at Sydney Mthunzi’s house in Baden Powellville and performed with track for the kids and locals in the area. We-are-awesome Film capture the moment as part of their friendsofmine series. Credits Produced by Andrew Berry and Adriaan Louw Filmed and Edited by Adriaan Louw Sound by TeeJay Terblanche (coffeestainedvinyl.com) Assistants: Mark De Menezes and Callen Jefferson. A special thanks to Sydney Mthunzi and his family for welcoming us into their home. Read more
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