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5 badass, up and coming womxn DJs that are changing the face of the entertainment industry in Gauteng

5 badass, up and coming womxn DJs that are changing the face of the entertainment industry in Gauteng

Entertainment industries, the world over, are known for being male-dominated, sexist and noninclusive. The structures set by the powers that be in entertainment industries are slowly being dismantled, allowing women and queer individuals to break through and bring innovation. The same is happening in South Africa’s entertainment hub, Gauteng. Platforms, scenes and communities are being…

A legend in the making: Daev Martian, an unsung pioneer, is testing new sounds, breaking new ground & pushing South African music to new heights

A legend in the making: Daev Martian, an unsung pioneer, is testing new sounds, breaking new ground & pushing South African music to new heights

The word ‘legend’ is often used loosely in music circles the world over. It often goes hand in hand with the word ‘pioneer’, and massive debates result when those two words are placed on artist that is perceived as undeserving of such a tag or description. When it comes to impact, influence and innovation in…

New kid on the block: Joburg-based rapper, Nu Edison, releases the #EDDY EP to shake the game up

New kid on the block: Joburg-based rapper, Nu Edison, releases the #EDDY EP to shake the game up

Joburg-based rapper, Nu_Edison, releases his long awaited ‘EDDY’ EP. The young rapper confidently crafts a project where he showcases his skills, swagger and hunger for success in the South African rap game. The EP was entirely produced by the incredibly talented producer, Tsukudu. Progressive flows, impressive wordplay and intricate lyricism is what you can expect…

Premiere: Umlazi born artist, Umaah, releases the Sheila EP, an exploration of modern African womxnhood

Premiere: Umlazi born artist, Umaah, releases the Sheila EP, an exploration of modern African womxnhood

Umlazi born singer-songwriter, Umaah, is one of the freshest, breathtakingly talented up and coming artists to come out of South Africa this year. She’s an artist that does not fit into any conventional music industry category, in fact in her artistic presentation she defies all commonplace industry norms by being authentic in how expresses herself….

Electronic-techno sounds from Dubane: Kususa is behind Mzansi’s Afro-House resurgence

Electronic-techno sounds from Dubane: Kususa is behind Mzansi’s Afro-House resurgence

Kunzima (real name Joshua Sokweba) and Samurai Yasusa (real name Mncedi Tshicila) are Kususa – an innovative electronic music duo from Durban. Mavens of the new era of Afro-House scene in Mzansi, they craft sounds that prioritize indigenous sounds and the African identity. Drum patterns and authentically African percussions can be heard in their ground-breaking…

Beats with feeling & a narrative: Joburg-based producer, SkinnieZ, releases EVERYTHING SUCKS, a beat tape inspired by the current state of youth culture

Beats with feeling & a narrative: Joburg-based producer, SkinnieZ, releases EVERYTHING SUCKS, a beat tape inspired by the current state of youth culture

The South African beat culture is young and finding its identity. An identity that is not built around western concepts or ideas, as much as the world has changed and people are more globalized, a uniquely South African identity is being built. Many of the producers and beat makers in this culture are young, filled…

Mzansi coastal vibes: Durban based singer-songwriter, Red Robyn, has experimentation and fearlessness embedded in her artistry

Mzansi coastal vibes: Durban based singer-songwriter, Red Robyn, has experimentation and fearlessness embedded in her artistry

Red Robyn, is a Durban-based singer-songwriter that needs no introduction. She fearlessly navigates the alternative music scene in South Africa, gaining fans as she tests herself and her artistry by allowing herself to experiment with different sounds. Having positioned herself as an artist that has artistic range, she has earned herself respect and acclaim in…

A protest of love & representation: Gyre’s Quarantine music video is a celebration of Queer love & its many shades

A protest of love & representation: Gyre’s Quarantine music video is a celebration of Queer love & its many shades

South African multi-talented and queer entertainer, Gyre, is a force to be reckoned with. From our knowledge, he’s South Africa’s first openly queer rapper who is working tirelessly to change perspectives in the South African entertainment industry. Being a rapper means that he has to play in a culture that is often blatantly homophobic, but…

WATCH Closer / Apart by OKZharp & Manthe Ribane: Manthe Ribane showcases different embodiments of her being in the new Chris Saunders directed short film

WATCH Closer / Apart by OKZharp & Manthe Ribane: Manthe Ribane showcases different embodiments of her being in the new Chris Saunders directed short film

Manthe Ribane and OKZharp are back. Their return as a groundbreaking creative duo follows their culture-shifting releases, Dumela 113 and Tell Your Vision, two projects that positioned them as global innovators in the performance arts world. Moving more purposefully after releasing two solid EPs, they move to shift culture again with the release of the Chris…

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