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John Downer on Documentary Filmmaking.

John Downer, a veteran in the world of wildlife filmmaking and known for his pioneering techniques which are now commonplace to filmmakers, has consistently broken new ground by taking on professional challenges practically and fearlessly. He’s especially known for ‘taking the perspective of the animal’, giving us a look into the world of the wild with new eyes. Here he talks about the advent of increasingly superior technology coming onto the market and becoming available to the consumer and the amateur at large, challenging the monopoly that the professional filmmaker enjoys and forcing new narratives: Read more

YOH! 2nd Birthday: JOBURG.

YOH is all grown up, and wants to celebrate with you. They’re having their second, second birthday party – this time in Joburg. YOH’s bringing up some of their best Cape Town exports to Kitcheners tomorrow night, and collaborating with their faves up north. Expect chaos. Lineup: we-are-awesome vs Your Own Asian B U L L Y DJ Set (Rakkie & Casioheart) WTVR (YOH! DJs) $OUTHERN $UBURBS Vanilla Essence K-MONEY CHKNWFFLZ CLASSIC MITCH Here’s the Facebook event. Read more

New Music Video. The Weeknd – Often (NSFW).

Abel Tesfaye has released the video for the follow-up single to Kiss Land, ‘Often’. Despite featuring Tesfaye moving about a pre-orgy hotel room amidst a bevy of waiting ladies, the video’s about as dispassionate as you can get. Abel sings about nasty sex, as usual, but couldn’t really be bothered: Read more


Last night was the launch of AKEDO Online, the latest addition to the online shopping offering in South Africa. The launch saw some of the top local designers and labels showing off their ranges which will be available on AKEDO. Read more
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New Music Video. Action Bronson – Easy Rider.

This has been floating round the internet all day and it is pretty much all you could want in a music video. Inspired by Easy Rider (1969), Action Bronson goes on an acid-fueled trip through the desert, encountering Native Americans, bar brawls and an incredible guitar solo: Read more

5 Best Lunch Spots in Braamfontein.

SENOR CHICKEN By far the best value for money in Braam, Señor Chicken provides tasty Portuguese food at the end of a usually very busy but fast line that spreads out onto the streets. There is no fuss over luxuries or unnecessary utensils – this is not Braam’s fancy option but it is unbelievably delicious and the price means it brings a bunch of different characters together to just enjoy food, no pretences. LOVE FOOD Bridging the gap between ‘the suits of Braamfontein’ and what some – anyone still living in 2005 – would call ‘the hipsters of Braamfontein’, Love Food... Read more

Forbes: 2014′s Highest Paid DJs.

There’s something strange about the popularity of Forbes‘ ‘top paid’ lists, but nonetheless every year we love to hear what the rich and famous are raking in. The combined earnings of the most famous and recognisable DJs has hit $300 million this year, which is perhaps a reflection of the massive move towards more and more commercialised electronic dance music, and an increasingly broad demographic. The estimates are based on earnings from live shows, merchandise sales, endorsements, recorded music sales and external business ventures. Here are the top 10: 1. Calvin Harris – $66 million. 2. David Guetta – $30... Read more
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New Music Video. The War on Drugs – Under Pressure.

Undeniably one of the best new album to come out of 2014, The War on Drugs’ Lost In The Dream conjures up a strange kind of nostalgia that doesn’t sound dated or misappropriated, describes as ‘a perfect distillation of wide-open claustrophobia.’ The Houmam-directed video for ‘Under Pressure’ captures this perfectly, featuring the Philadelphia band’s members performing in an abandoned house interspersed with 80s drive-by washed-out suburban visuals: Read more

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