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Willow Smith – ‘Free The Nipple’

Free The Nipple is a film, an equality movement, and a mission to empower women across the world. Fourteen-year-old Willow Smith is currently the focus of some angry Free The Nipple activists, in the wake of wearing a top that features a photograph of a ladies’ breasts. With the #freethenipple movement rapidly picking up, its no surprise to see more big names standing firm for top-frontal nakedness. At 14-years of age, Willow is too young, as indicated by both laws and social mores, to be viewed as a sexual individual and consequently even too young to obviously recognize her awareness... Read more
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Natural Selection ft. Mix n Blend + Hal2K.

It’s time for the first Natural Selection of 2015, and to kick off the new year Mix n Blend are back with a vinyl set, along with Hal2K and of course, resident godfather of groove, Kimon. What’s more, the party’s a fundraiser for CSAAWU. So you’ll be having a good time for a good cause. Don’t miss this. Here’s the event. Check out more ingenious work from the hands behind the artwork, Natasha Viljoen, here.   Read more
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New Track. Gateway Drugs – ‘Dare Tonight’.

Gateway Drugs are finally back with new material – a new track, and the promise of an album! ‘Dare Tonight’ is the title track off their upcoming LP, out via Red Bull Studio. It’s the beckoning of a maturer, more somber sound from the duo, but they’re still doing what we love. Check it out: Read more
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Watch A$AP Rocky in ‘Dope’ (2015) – First Official Movie Trailer

A$AP Rocky makes his acting debut in the coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Writer/director Rick Famuyiwa utilizes Inglewood, CA as the scenery for his music-mixed transitioning film, ‘Dope.’ Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood, filled with gangsters and drug dealers. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a gritty adventure, filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being ‘Dope.’ The cast also includes rappers Casey Veggies,... Read more
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New EP. Heroine – MILK.

Yesterday, Somerset West-based all-girl four-piece Heroine dropped their first ever EP, Milk, channeling some heavy Warpaint/Karen O influences and a bunch of original, unsuspectingly melancholic sound in six neat tracks. It’s very, very nice. Check it out and give the girls some love over here. Read more
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New Track. Stilo Magolide. Mr Party.

Stilo Magolide is hot off the momentum of his biggest release, ‘All On Me’, and now he is dropping what promises to be an even bigger hit. ‘Mr Party’ has being doing the rounds for a few months now in both Stilo’s and Boyznbucks live set, it ignites the party and Stilo knows that. We caught up with Mr. Magolide as we knew this track was about to drop, read the interview and download the track below. Download link: Stilo Magolide – Mr Party. Last year was a decent year for you, releasing your first video and getting a lot... Read more
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Announcement: Boiler Room x Ballantine’s Present ‘Stay True South Africa’.

Boiler Room is headed to South Africa! The world biggest and most respected underground music event and online platform is bringing ‘Stay True South Africa’ along with Ballantine’s for a ‘a one-night-only house music experience in Johannesburg featuring global and local legends Black Coffee, Okmalumkoolkat, Culoe de Song, Shimza and Black Motion.’ The partnership between Ballantine’s and Boiler Room launched in early 2014 with its first event in Mexico, continuing on to create ‘Boiler Room & Ballantine’s Stay True Journeys’, which explores and celebrates the stories of the world’s most vibrant music scenes. Already having travelled to three continents, the... Read more
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Bye Beneco – Chemirocha (official video)

‘Chemirocha‘ is not only a song that comes from the Kipsigi tribe in Kenya but it also tells the story of how the American yodler, Jimmy Rogers (Chemirocha), became a God like symbol for the tribe. Bye Beneco have done their own rendition of the beautiful ‘worship’ song that creates another interesting context. Bye Beneco’s sound is ever changing, colourful, vibrant, expressive and unconventional as they take on a different element to traditional story telling in their songs. The music video has it’s own craziness to it, in the visuals and the song itself, whilst still remaining true to the... Read more
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Trevor Noah’s Back on The Daily Show.

Our local comic hero, Trevor Noah, has appeared for the second time on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, bringing his Afrocentric approach the show and taking the mickey out of infamous American ignorance. Sure, Noah’s points aren’t exactly fresh, but in the context of mainstream US media, it’ commentary that needs to be heard, albeit in jest. In this edition, he highlights the Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria happening around the same time as the recent #JeSuisCharlie tragedy, and the lack of international support or recognition in popular media: Read more
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