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New Album. BATUK – Musica de Terra

It’s finally here! One of our most anticipated afro-dance albums out this year hails from afro-house trio Batuk, made up of South African producers Spoek Mathambo and Aero Manyelo alongside artist and vocalist Manteiga. The collective has been actively pursuing the utilisation of house music as an agent to connect the diaspora through music; and they’re doing just fine. After recently releasing a debut EP, Daniel, and doing the rounds in Europe, Batuk has finally unveiled Musica de Terra, a truly African compilation recorded in South Africa, Uganda and Mozambique, and featuring Nandi Ndlovu, Grupo Zore and Grupo Makarita and... Read more
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Lucie de Moyencourt Illustrates Cannes 2016

Lucie de Moyencourt; Cape town based architect by day, and artist at every space in between. Lucie was recently invited to Cannes Festival to take park in an exclusive Cannes Diary with Finch & Partners to document the glamour and behind the scenes of the illustrious French festival. Check out Lucie’s Instagram for more! We’re hella proud: A video posted by Finch & Partners (@finchandpartners) on May 9, 2016 at 12:43pm PDT A video posted by Finch & Partners (@finchandpartners) on May 10, 2016 at 8:10am PDT A video posted by Finch & Partners (@finchandpartners) on May 11, 2016 at... Read more
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New Track. Cassper Nyovest – Skelm

Cassper Nyovest has been a bit quiet on social media lately – although that could never be a bad thing, considering the enthusiasm with which SA hip hops artists taken to Twitter. He explained his silence as due to him noticing ‘how easy it is to forget the actual reason I’m here which is making music. I’ve been spending a lot of time in studio just crafting and getting back to basics. Got a lot of new music and since today is the day I finally begin my album tour in my home town, MAFTOWN!!!’ To celebrate, here’s ‘Skelm’, produced... Read more
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Watch These Crazies Set a New Slackline World Record

If you were at Afrika Burn a few weeks back, you probably learnt to slackline, and you probably weren’t very. That has nothing to do with the substances flying around that week, it’s difficult, and scary stuff. Which makes the feat of Nathan Paulin, who broke his own record along with Danny Menšík, pretty damn impressive. Paulin already had the record for the longest highline walk in the world – and now he’s beat his own record for the longest slackline ever – over 1km. Prepare for adrenaline: Read more
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‘Born Free: Hip Hop in Johannesburg’ by Noisey

Noisey recently released a documentary on ‘Born Free: Hip Hop in Johannesburg’, it looks at what Riky Rick and Cassper Noyvest are doing for South African Hip Hop. The video shows how the two artists are taking it back to the hood and growing the industry from the very place where they started. Read more
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Dangerfields Performs ‘The Daylight’ Live at Digital Forest Studio

We’ve been sleeping on some fresh Mother City talent that’s showing face in 2016. Consisting of Lucas Swart, Calvin Siderfin, Nicolaas Rossouw and Joshua Van Zyl, Dangerfields started gigging this year, and until recently haven’t had anything online to show for themselves. But earlier this month they headed to Digital Forest Studio to record their debut EP, where the ever-talented Roundabout Films captured them performing ‘The Daylight’. We can’t wait to hear more! Read more
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New Fashion Short | ‘Dirty Laundry’ by Jabu Nadia Newman

Here’s a narrative we can get behind. Directed by Cape Town photographer and videographer Jabulile Newman, Dirty Laundry follows the story of three women pursuing justice according to their own rules – indignant, and dressed to kill. Linking fashion with messages of empowerment for black women, the short celebrates and enables women to take matters into their own hands, exploring the complexities of the feminist identity. ‘I conceptualised and drew from movies like Quentin Tarrantino’s pulp fiction with a strong influence of 70’s fashion. We’ve seen plenty of strong white female characters like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction but its... Read more
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FANI, Patrick & Friends’ Market this Saturday

The masterminds behind Crazy White Bitches and YOH, Fani and Patrick, are putting on a market this weekend. Expect thrifted clothes for boys and girls (it’s winter now and all your clothes are ugly), hats, haircuts, tattoo (consultations), records, magazines, shoes, books and hotdogs. And more! And DJs! A shopping party at The Waiting Room! DJs Line-Up: 12:00 – 13:00 Nash 13:00 – 14:00 Gucci Napkins (ICE COLD) ft. GUCCI BLOUSE (Rapping LIVE) 14:00 – 15:00 Young Supreme 15:00 – 16:00 Spacecake DJ Set 16:00 – 17:00 Fani & Patrick It’s free. Cash only for sales. Here’s the event.   Read more
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Alex Human x Stiebeuel Wear by Gabriella Achadinha

Gabriella Achadinha has done it again, one of our favourite local photographers keeps producng the most incredible work, combining the natural beauty of our country with the natural beauty of it’s inhabitants. This time Gabriella has worked with Alex Human to produce these incredible images of Stiebeuel Wear’s range in amongst the back drop of Cape Town’s rock and water features. Read more
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Real Estate Agents Renovate and Flip It Mix

Here’s a throwback for your Wednesday evening. Following up from Sibot’s nostalgic Remax mix sampling songs made by The Real Estate Agent from 2004-2007 last month, Markus Wormstorm – the other half of The Real Estate Agents with Sibot – has released a remix of some of the loops they used to mess around with, including vocal samples from Spoek Mathambo. Trigger warning: you’re going to mourn your lost youth with this one. Here’s last month’s mix: Read more

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Cape Town 50th Anniversary Celebration | House of Vans | VANS

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