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New Music Video. Okzharp – Dear Ribane ft. Manthe

Chris Saunders has done it again, creating incredible visuals along with Deon van Zyl for Okzharp’s latest Hyperdub-poised offering, starring an incredibly hyponotising movement piece narrated by Manthe Ribane. Okzharp recently signed to Hyperdub as the label’s first Gqom artist, and his debut EP for the label, Dumela 113, is set to drop this month. The EP’s emerged as a result of a collaboration with the all-round creative Ribane, contributing as dancer, model, stylist, photographer and singer, and if the lead single is anything to go by, we’re in for something rather special. Check out THUMP’s premier interview with Gervase... Read more
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New Music Video. Tyler, The Creator – BUFFALO

Tyler, The Creator just took things up to a whole other place. If he was ever controversial, it was now. Directed by himself (or rather, his alter-ego Wolf Haley), the visuals for ‘Buffalo’ feature an all-white Tyler hanging in a noose above a pitchfork-wielding mob, breaking free and running to a podium, covered in black paint. And then, things get weirder as the video transforms into an old school, 70s-style TV studio where a family-friendly Tyler sings ‘Find Your Wings’ with Syd Tha Kyd, Kali Uchis and more. There’s a message in here somewhere: Read more

New Track. Cassper Nyovest – #Dust2Dust

Cassper’s back, finally responding to AKA’s #Composure diss with a track all of Africa’s been waiting for, ‘Dust2Dust’. The track is trending on the same day MTV Base is going to air an exclusive interview with AKA on DJ Zinhle, Bonang, Cassper and #Composure. The beef continues. What a time to be alive. Read more

New Mix from DJ Lag for Boiler Room

Boiler Room is on that Gqom tip, with a Skinny Macho-selected mix from the king himself, DJ Lag: ‘I’ve been making gqom since I was a teenager. Perhaps you could call me one of the sound’s founders.’ ‘It all started with us trying to emulate and produce hip-hop. It was just for fun, and mostly with a close rapper friend called SCRIBY. One day it just so happened that we were fiddling with Fruity Loops and the sound happened to change — this was hip-hop made at a house tempo.’ ‘Gqom is our take on combining all the raw, bassy... Read more
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Represent698 with Riky Rick and Jack Parow

Authenticity. That’s the theme that has emerged from Represent698, a PUMA project that captures moments in the lives of Jack Parow, Riky Rick, Das Kapital, PH Fat, Nonku Phiri, Nicci St Bruce and Rolo Rozay, while wearing PUMA’s Trinomic R698, a sneaker rich in heritage. Represent698 – a dynamic mix of interviews, video, imagery and social media activity – is an opportunity for creative minds to explore what it is to Represent, and for artist, rapper and producer Riky Rick it’s all about authenticity: ‘Anyone can make the greatest hits in the country, but not everybody can know themselves and... Read more
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New Music Video. Fantasma – Damn!

So much more than a music video, Fantasma’s Free Love track ‘Damn!’ has received visuals from director Paul Speirs, starring Spoek Mathambo himself. The four-and-a-half minute short reflects Speirs’ theme of generational legacy, and the loss of childish determination as age creeps in. ‘Youthful resolve is a burning flame, dimmed with time, and snuffed with age.’ Read more
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New Short From Lebogang Rasethaba

Shot in Johannesburg’s Tembisa, British jazz group Sons Of Kemet’s latest video for their track ‘In The Castle of My Skin’ features a veritable orchestra of pantsula dance visuals. The group commissioned Future Sound of Mzansi director Lebogang Rasethaba to direct the short which features a group of pantsula dancers in full black tie from the Indigenous Dance Academy form a symphony conducted by choreographer Jarrel Mathebula. ‘Pantsula and jazz aren’t things that people were ever meant to see together; they both have rich histories with very different cultural and aesthetic values. But framing ideas within a different context can... Read more
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PUMA x Vashtie AW15

After a resonatingly successful initial collaboration, PUMA is teaming up once again with celebrated New York creative Vashtie Kola, famed for being at the forefront of the Downtown New York City scene for over a decade as director, filmmaker, artist, designer, creative consultant and DJ; a style icon with worldwide influence. Vashtie’s second collaboration with PUMA is an evolution and extension of her previous line, taking key PUMA sportswear pieces and reinventing them to create current street styles. The Autumn/Winter drop includes an additional two additional silhouettes; the Trinomic XT2, which is available in black and white (R2 499) and... Read more

Win Tickets to VITC 2015!

Vodacom in the City is just around the corner, and we’re getting all kinds of excited about the event which had proved one of Joburg’s big-stage highlights of the year for the past couple of years. This year, VITC is bringing back Brit-pop, millennial rockers The Kooks, joined by German Duo Milky Chance and one of the world’s best festival bands, Australia’s The Cat Empire. The festival is moving from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to the iconic Zoo Lake, just outside the city centre – Zoo Lake is a safer, more secure venue and the location makes it more... Read more

Amos Tranque 15/16 Lookbook

Spanish born but based in South Africa, Amos Tranque is a conceptual menswear and textile designer, combining elements of traditional menswear mixed with luxurious street wear, renewed and adapted to fit his perception of the modern man, paying special attention  to the incorporation of refined and innovative materials – a minimalistic and experimental approach is the backbone of his brand. Steve Marais shot his most recent lookbook, focussing on ideas of fluidity, liquidity, symmetry, androgyny, reflection and clarity to capture the essence of Amos Tranque’s latest unisex capsule: See the full lookbook here. Read more

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