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Endless Daze Headliners Froth Release ‘Contact’

Ahead of their upcoming February 2017 album release, LA-based four-piece Froth – the US headliners of Psych Night’s upcoming Endless Daze Festival – have gone out on a limb with a new single and Riley Blakeway-directed video ‘Contact’; a blend of revivalist psych, moody shoegaze and a bit of dreampop for good measure. ‘I feel like the video does a good job representing the inspiration of the song through a desperate space-obsessed man. Riley and I work pretty easy together since we’ve collaborated several times before and have a lot of overlapping taste so making the video was really fun... Read more

New Track. Amy Ayanda – Jessica

Looks who’s back! Amy Ayanda spent some time at Red Bull Studios Cape Town to roll out a simple, hauntingly beautiful track entitled ‘Jessica’, produced by Daniel Breiter, Dean Berger and Glenn Stein of Cape Town’s electronic trio Birthday Girl. She’s accompanied by Simon Lee on guitar, who will appear on her upcoming album which we can expect in March 2017. According to Red Bull Studios, the track narrates a Marvel super hero Jessica Jones-inspired story. ‘Jessica is about a strong womxn, exceptionally strong, but [who] still faces abuse form her partner, who she can’t stop loving no matter how... Read more

Introducing: YOH Experiences

From the dudes that brought you YOH parties and YOH streetwear, we’d like to introduce you to YOH! Experiences; a series of irregular, curated sonic and visual experiences at different, unusual venues to broaden your horizons – a welcome addition what we can expect on our calendars in the upcoming months. The first event from YOH’s new concept has gone live – a house party at a secret location with limited tickets, headlined by Olugbenga – bass player for British four-piece Metronomy and producer/DJ in his own right. Olubenga’s DJ skills have taken him to events and festivals across the... Read more

Sol Gems on Festivals, Lapis Lazuli and a New Video for ‘Psaaak’

In August, Jozi-based psych trio SOL GEMS released the first single ‘Over The Shoulder’ off their incoming extended release Lapis Lazuli after more than six months of deafening silence from the trio. We’ve come to understand that everything SOL GEMS does is considered, nuanced and finely tuned – which is why we’ve received more in the way of quality than quantity from the boys since their inception some years ago. Today the band unveiled ‘Psaaak’ accompanied by visuals from bassist Pano Roller of the band’s recording sessions at SABC Studios, Johannesburg in April this year. Check out the footage below... Read more

Win Tickets to OneSight Acoustics II [Joburg]

This Sunday sees the continuation of OneSight Acoustics’ Joburg series, after a highly successful three years in Cape Town. The second event is kicking off with Al Bairre, Tresor, The Kiffness and Michael Lesar at The Good Luck Bar, as the next instalment out of four events for the series during October and November 2016. OneSight Acoustics is a music series brought to you by OneSight: a global public nonprofit organization which provides sustainable access to quality vision care and eye wear to those who cannot afford it or do not have access to it. For over 27 years, OneSight... Read more

Bateleur Teases New Release

Listen it’s not often we get excited enough to share a teaser, but for Bateleur we’re willing to break some rules. As one of South Africa’s long-time favourite ensembles, the band’s been awfully quiet over the past few years, playing occasional shows and kindly referring us to the members’ excellent side projects to get our fix of multi-instrumental, dream-noise electronica. We were ready to mourn the loss of the six-piece, until we gladly received news of their appearance on the lineup for Endless Daze next month. And then? The unthinkable happened. This afternoon the band teases the release of ‘Mendota... Read more

Introducing: Stiff Pap

Here’s some fresh new meat for summer. Recently form duo Stiff Pap is straight outta Cape Town, making a mix of – what they describe as – kwaito, gqom and hip hop. Lyricist AyemaProbllem and producer Jakinda recently dropped their first official offering entitled ‘Dlala’ off their upcoming debut EP Based On A Qho Story. According to Red Bull Studios, where they recorded the track, Jakinda describes ‘Dlala as a party song – just a song about having a good time with your friends, and symbolically that’s quite amazing because this song sparked the birth of the duo. It goes... Read more

Watch ‘South and Beyond’ from adidas Skateboarding

adidas South Africa is proud to present South and Beyond, a video feature starring the adidas South Africa skateboarding team, spanning 5 years of adidas skateboarding in the country and the like-minded skateboarders who make up a cohesive collective. The adidas South Africa skateboarding team represents the best of local skateboarding today, across all terrain. We seen immense progression over the past 5 years  and there are no signs of slowing down, with adidas laying down the pathway and inspiring a generation of local skateboarders to progress even further. Check out archival footage by our long-time favourite Adriaan Louw along with... Read more

MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Winners

This weekend saw the MTV Africa Music Award 2016 go down at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg hosted by Bonang Matheba. South Africa and Nigeria definitely rose to the top and took the cake, with SA getting five awards in the bag and plenty of nominations – Cassper Nyovest took home Best Live Act, Emtee took Best Hip Hop, while Caster Semenya was awarded 2016 Person of the Year and Hugh Masekela was given the Lifetime Achievement Award! Here is the full list of nominees and winners: HALL OF FAME AWARD WINNER – Hugh Masekela (South Africa) ARTIST OF THE... Read more

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