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Culture, Featured, Music, Reviews Introducing Xander McFierceon: A young musician from Lebowakgomo who champions and creates New Age Soul

South Africans generally have a great affinity for Soul music, music with a feeling, music rich in emotion. As much as the country may be known for being one of the world’s dance music capitals, the country churns out some of the best Soul and R&B artists. Real music as some may call it, means...

Culture, Featured, Music Dusty beats in Sotra: Seja is undoubtedly Soweto’s best kept secret with his innovative lo-fi production style

Producers have risen. Producers are not complacent. Producers, be it a trap producers or lo-fi beats producers, are no longer waiting for rappers or any other vocalists to get a break or a shot at success in the music and entertainment industry. It is like a revolution of sorts, a necessary resurgence that has been...

Culture, Featured, Music, Reviews Enter the Sound Garden: Kgaogelo Luigi Mabena drops an eclectic mix at the top of 2017

Pretoria-based spinner, Kgaogelo Luigi Mabena, knows how to shut down a year – in style and in perfectly curated vibes. The founder of the OHPIC Sessions podcast recently blessed us with a mix to close off 2017, and boy is it good. On this mix, titled Sound Garden, he takes the listener on a journey...

Culture, Featured, Music, Reviews Gaborone’s hidden treasure: Flex The Ninja pushes progressive future beats in Botswana

Gone are the days where we look to the West if we want to vibe to progressive future beats and bass music. Africa is now where it’s at and this is seen in how much music from here often gets picked out and played overseas. Promoters, event organization, production crews and digital media platforms like...

Culture, Featured, Music, Reviews The ascension of Venda pop: Una Rams’ bold entrance into the South African entertainment industry

In country as diverse and culturally rich as South Africa, representation and visibility matters. Una Rams, a young, creative and proudly Venda musician from South Africa understands this very well. Armed with that understanding coupled with determination and passion, Una Rams navigates the South African entertainment ...

Culture, Featured, Music, Reviews 2017 Recap: My Top 20 Underground House Music Releases

The year 2017 was yet another good year for the underground house music scene in Southern Africa. We saw the first ever Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA) take place and though they were received with mixed reactions, they’re a huge leap in the right direction for dance music as a whole within the region....

The ascension of Venda pop: Una Rams’ bold entrance into the South African entertainment industry

The ascension of Venda pop: Una Rams’ bold entrance into the South African entertainment industry

In country as diverse and culturally rich as South Africa, representation and visibility matters. Una Rams, a young, creative and proudly Venda musician from South Africa understands this very well. Armed with that understanding coupled with determination and passion, Una Rams navigates the South African entertainment industry confidently as an outlier. Some, mostly industry insider…

2017 Recap: My Top 20 Underground House Music Releases

2017 Recap: My Top 20 Underground House Music Releases

The year 2017 was yet another good year for the underground house music scene in Southern Africa. We saw the first ever Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA) take place and though they were received with mixed reactions, they’re a huge leap in the right direction for dance music as a whole within the region….

New Age Tariyana: Bhubhesiii’s brilliant attempt at giving Kwaito a much needed lifeline & reminding the culture not to forget its roots

New Age Tariyana: Bhubhesiii’s brilliant attempt at giving Kwaito a much needed lifeline & reminding the culture not to forget its roots

With “Kobayashi uphethe inumba numba, baby labafana amangamanga” as the track’s opening line, you are confronted by unadulterated, uncensored and proudly kasi content. Unapologetic in his creative might, Kobayashi (better known in the South African entertainment streets as Bhubhesii) elegantly carries his Kwaito influences on his back as he resurrects a fallen South African sound….

Introducing theleastimportant: Born in Pietermaritzburg, young and living his truth by being comfortable in his own skin and trusting his creativity

Introducing theleastimportant: Born in Pietermaritzburg, young and living his truth by being comfortable in his own skin and trusting his creativity

The South African creative landscape is exciting and blessed with talent. It is a crime to limit the South African creative landscape to only the big cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. There’s movement and progression in smaller cities and towns all over the country that needs to be documented. Creatives in these smaller…

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