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Derick Watts & the Sunday Blues | Beats by Bulldog 2016

It’s that time of year – the list are out, the nominations are up and the nostalgia is hitting in. 2016 has been an interesting year to say the least, and while most of us are ready to bid it goodbye, the next month or so is bound to one of reflection. On that note, our favourite funny guys Derick Watts & the Sunday Blues recruited Banjoe the bulldog to take on the biggest hit songs of 2016 in his own unique style: Read more
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New Music Video. Diamond Thug x Goldfish – Deep of the Night

For the first time ever, stalwarts Goldfish hooked up with our friends Diamond Thug, a Cape Town-based four-piece that in relative terms are still toddlers on the local scene, but have over the past few years garnered a hefty reputation that’s delivered them festival slots, international tours and plenty of fan love. A few months ago they received a message from Goldfish asking if they’d be keen to hook up in studio, and it resulted in ‘Deep of the Night’, the first single and title track of their upcoming album. It’s so damn summer. Here’s the video: Catch the band... Read more
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Interview with Iman Mkwanazi

We recently caught up with Iman Mkwanazi, a Miss South Africa semifinalist and all round great woman. She has been investing in the future of the South African youth through her involvement in entrepreneurial programmes such as Pioneer Nation and now she has a platform to further the effect of work… Firstly congratulations on your nomination, how does it feel to be in the running to be the next Miss South Africa? It’s an amazing feeling to say the least, I’m up against some extraordinary individuals so it’s really character building. We all in the run to be Miss SA,... Read more
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Jain Releases a Tribute to Miriam Makeba

Having been raised in Toulouse on Miriam Makeba records during the nineties, French singer-songwriter Jain has released a tribute to the iconic South African artist in her latest music video entitled Makeba, off her first album, Zanaka. Filmed in South Africa, the song and video is an ode to South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, resonating for Jain as a part of her childhood. ‘In Paris I discovered that a lot of my friends knew nothing about her. I found that sad so I wrote the song. The idea was to modernise Miriam Makeba so people my... Read more
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New Music Video. Shortstraw – Thailand

Last week, Shortstraw released the fourth single from their new collective concept, Those Meddling Kids. Entitled ‘Thailand’, the track originated from the opening guitar part bouncing around as an idea for ages and after months of jamming, the track slowly came together. The moment Alastair started putting lyrics to it, the idea came of teaching people and being overseas as an idea for a song. From there it grew to being specifically about teaching in Asia, something many of the band’s friends have done. ‘Its got all the energy and fun we’ve come to love putting out there! Its got... Read more
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Max Bagels x GOOD GOOD GOOD

It’s collaboration time! Whereas we’re used to seeing similar brands team up, newbie menswear label GOOD GOOD GOOD does things a little different, seeking out partnership that aren’t always with makers of clothes. The label is the latest local addition and perfect solution to menswear desirables – the minds behind me.plus.one has introduced a new collection of minimal staples that look and feel good and lost long because they’re done well. We saw them link with audio-visual collective Quit Safari last month for a collab tee , and they’ve followed up this week with an unusual partner in crime –... Read more
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Akina Label Launches Online

It’s round that time of year when you’re looking for some new swimwear – probably the hardest thing to shop for. Which is why we were so happy to stumble across Akina some weeks back – a local designer of two- and one-pieces based on beautiful silhouettes and flattering shapes for a bunch of different body types. They’re both classic and a little bit unusual, utilising small detailing and clever cuts to make these pieces pretty special. Akina launch online today, so shop the ‘Eve’ 2016 collection here. Read more
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PUMA x Daniel Ting Chong

Now this is exciting. PUMA has collaborated with long-time favourite local designer Daniel Ting Chong to create two new sneaker iterations; a vintage Duplex OG and a modernized version – the Duplex Evo. True to form, the Cape Town based illustrator/designer has created two distinctly African sneakers, drawing on indigenous Zulu and Xhosa beliefs. The earthy hued Duplex OG (R2 899) was inspired by Unkulunkulu, the Supreme Creator in traditional Zulu culture. The perforated upper consists of a premium nubuck suede completed by a debossed artwork of Unkulunkulu on the tongue. The heelcap embraces a custom typographic PUMA logo, which has... Read more
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Chin Up! Season 2. Episode 3 “This is Avant Garde!”

Episode three of Lara Lipschitz’ Chin Up! is out and it’s killer, web series are the future of entertainment. There is little censorship and people’s honest voices can come through, allowing for powerful, hilarious, and meaningful content to be immediately consumable. Read more

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