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Riky Rick Releases ‘Family Values’ Instrumetals for Free

Dedicated to all the aspiring rappers and producers out there, Riky Rick has released the instrumentals off Family Values for 24 hours for free, citing the move as his contribution to ‘making sure soul beats never die’. Coming up all I ever wanted was to learn how to make beats. My first 4 years of rapping where over loops and J Dilla albums. — VoteBOSSZONKEnow!!!! (@rikyrickworld) November 24, 2015 Getting to the place I am right now reminds me of the days when all I wanted was to rap but producers werent tryna hear me. Times were tough — VoteBOSSZONKEnow!!!!... Read more

Gavin Rajah SS16 Lookbook

South African entrepreneur and fashion designer Gavin Rajah has established himself as one of the most celebrated designers in Africa, with his work ranking him alongside the the likes of David Tlale, Marianne Fassler and more – albeit often surrounded in controversy (there have been several instances of ‘copycat’ drama involving the designer). His SS16 lookbook enlisted Betina du Toit – a woman who to date can do no wrong – to photograph the collection. What emerged was a decidedly saucy series featuring strong masculine silhouettes set off with fine embroidery and delicate, luxurious fabrics. CW: there are a couple... Read more
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New Documentary. Sole Searching in South America 2

Back in 2014, Gary Aspden received a tip off about a shop in Buenos Aires packed with dead stock adidas products. He put together a team of fellow adidas fanatics to travel to Buenos Aires including musician Ian Brown, notorious adidas collector Robert Brooks and adidas enthusiast Mike Chetcuti – whilst photographer Neil Bedford and film maker Greg Bond documented the trip. The objective was to find rare archive pieces for research purposes as well as vintage footwear to exhibit in the forthcoming SPEZIAL exhibition. The team returned this year to gift the 75-year-old store owner, Carlos Ruiz, his very... Read more

New Mix. Black Coffee – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix November 2015

This weekend, South Africa’s greatest house export Black Coffee dropped into UK’s BBC Radio 1 to share a 2-hour long Essential Mix featuring tracks from Stones & Bones, Manoo & Francois A, Heavyhandz, Funkadelic, Kendrick Lamar, Benny T and more. He slipped in unreleased tracks of his own and a couple of remixes that haven’t yet seen the light of day. Here’s what Black Coffee is into these days: Tracklist: [unknown] – Untitled Fat Freddy’s Drop – Hope (3 Generation Walking Remix) The Ancient Moons – Vermillion Heavyhandz – Light Is New [Deeper Shades Recordings] Vince Watson – Eminesesnce [Yoruba]... Read more

BAEK by Alice Toich.

Alice Toich, who many of you know for her art work, has released a recipe book of sorts, but so much more. BAEK is sexy, fun and will get you into icing in no time. We caught up with her and discussed her new project which has come off the back of being on The Great South African Bake Off. Tell us a little bit about ‘BAEK’? Each zine comprises of a handful of recipes, a lick of pseudo-science and a sprinkle of poetry, which fold out onto a poster-image. All images for BAEK have been taken by the talented... Read more
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New Remix. Davido x Cassper Nyovest x Nasty C – ‘Juice Back’

Cassper Nyovest tends to kill, no matter what he does. His latest collaboration is a rework of young, Durban-based rapper Nasty C’s ‘Juice Back’ off his Price City mixtape. The 18-year-old has been influenced locally by AKA, Reason, and Khuli Chana, as well US-based rappers such as Drake and T.I. He dropped ‘Juice Back’ earlier this year – a commentary on the local music industry – and pulled in heavyweights from Nigeria and SA to beef up the track. Cassper once again calls out his haters and reiterates his massive success, including a very lucrative MTN deal, while Davido brings... Read more

New Lookbook. Simon and Mary. SAFARI.

When you combine the photographic skills of Travys Owen with the conceptual skills of Jana + Koos, you will always get brilliance but then when you add a superior product with the styling eye of Gabrielle Kannemeyer you get magic. Check out the incredible lookbook for Simon and Mary’s latest range of hats, absolutely incredible. Read more
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New Music Video. Al Bairre – Let’s Fall In Love Some More

Al Bairre’s never actually dropped an album. Since their inception, the four-piece has gained the kind of success bedroom bands crave – radio play, headlining festival slots, becoming resident supporting acts for internationals, and a loyal bevy of followers. All of this comes from a succession of local shows, addictive single, and a bunch of well-executed music videos. The band is finally releasing their first collection of work – Experience the Al Bairre Show with Al Bairre Experience. ‘With this mini LP we wanted to create a formal invite for everyone in the whole wide world to experience The Al... Read more

New Project from Matthieu Auriacombe – Dead Hoe

The brains behind Hello Beautiful, and resident member in our old faves Kidofdoom and Beach Party; Matthieu Auriacombe has dabbled in the good stuff. Having recently relocated to Pretoria from Cape Town, the multi-faceted musician recently launched a brand spanking new project entitled ‘Dead Hoe’. We’re laid our hands on one grubby release so far, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled for more. Watch this space. Listen to ‘Rainbow Chicken’ right over here. Read more

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