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Building from the ground-up: Parley Wang’s love for his community is a stepping stone for his success in the music game

Building from the ground-up: Parley Wang’s love for his community is a stepping stone for his success in the music game

Artists that have the backing of their community always have the upper-hand when it comes to breaking into the industry. Having people that selflessly champion your brand, brand-ambassador-style, is a great way to build a legacy that will allow you to live off your dream. In many cases, creatives who are born and raised in…

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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