ANTENNA / RUNAWAY NUNS

Antenna is the lead single from Runaway Nuns’ second full length album ‘Spit’. The song is an aggressive garage rock burner about kicking against outside forces…

OPEN UP / THE WORLD OF BIRDS

‘Directed by Conor McCarthy, the band’s drummer, the World of Birds ‘Open Up’ in their 60’s/70’s style music video. He created limitations for himself in…

A HOP, SKIP AND A LEAP / Noise Ex.

The word “glitch” stems from the German and Yiddish words, glitschen (“to slip”) and gletshn (”to slide or skid”), respectively. It’s quite the young buck…

LONG ROAD / JOHN TSENOLI

“I want people to draw inspiration from the song. In my mind, I feel we don’t have enough voices out there that are projecting the…

YNDIAN MYNAH / VELVET YOUTH

The Cape Town based instrumental band Yndian Mynah blurs the lines between cinematic and instrumental music. From live stage to experimental floor shows, the attempt…

TURN IT ALL AROUND / JUNGLE FEVER

“We’re throwing a party down the road that’s just been shut down by the cops. We have a DJ from Berlin and 150 people ready…

A-HA / HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC

In 1986 I was nine years old, and my only introduction to music was the hits on POP SHOP tapes that floated into my room…

VUMA LEVIN / ANTIQUE SPOONS

Antique Spoons explores the black, post-apartheid South African self, this time through the prism of the everyday story. The telling of these stories, as a musical…

MUSIC UNITES / HERBIE HANCOCK & KAMASI WASHINGTON

One plus one equals three. Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington in conversation collaborating with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to bring to life these words from…

THE DOLLFINS / BLANK PAGE

A blank page, much like an empty stage, is both unequivocally daunting and infinitely exhilarating. This is mainly because, in their inherent elasticity, both spaces…

BABY I’M GOLD / BYE BENECO

Bye Beneco will release their third single and music video Baby I’m Gold on On February 21. It’s the third single from their upcoming EP that will…

NERDY LOVE / pH-1 (Feat Baek Ye-rin)

‘If you can’t stop being you, I’ll just be a nerd for you too’ / The official animated music video for pH-1, a Korean rapper…

KRAS x L i L i † H / PHALLUS

KRAS is a music/art project formed by Brandon Reeff and partner Duncan Gosling.  Our idea for the project is to create visual pieces, along with…

BEACH PARTY / THE END OF THE WORLD

I once encountered a meme that said something to the effect of: “Sure the world didn’t end in 2012 but, to be honest, has anyone…

DAWN CHORUS / DANGERFIELDS

“Everything I went through humbled me, in a personal sense as well as in a musical sense. I was stripped of any pride that I…

HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD

He who dances with wood is a short film directed by Jessica Beshir about a man who discovered a passion for tap dancing late in…

DIFFUSION LAB / CHRIS BUBENZER

“The music industry in Ireland is going through a really exciting time at the moment. When I first arrived it was pretty much band-driven but…

GRAND SCHEME / KAY FAITH

“I understand that being this Afrikaans kid from a small town, and being female on top of that, people don’t necessarily have you in mind…

UPROAR / PEASANT

“People always like to talk about the good old days and the past to try to get to this utopian view of the world and…

WAX JUNKIE / DISCODETA

I started collecting LPs when my gran handed me a box of my father’s records that she had held onto after his death. Until I…

RED ROBYN / DUST AND IRON SINGLE

We are pleased to give you AFROPUNK Battle of the band’s winner Red Robyn’s debut single titled ‘Dust and Iron’ an honestly dazed recollection of…

PANDEMONIUM / STIFFPAP

“When you listen to our thing, it’s hard-hitting and it’s raw.” – STIFFPAP

INEFFABLE / MX BLOUSE

For people who grew up in the 80s and 90s, Kwaito was the culture so I feel the need to protect that, innovate it and take it to the next level.

JULIA ROBERT

“We want people to enjoy our shows and dance and sweat, but mostly we just want to take everyone by the shoulders, shake them and remind them that it’s ok to feel shitty about the things that sometimes drag them down”

BHOZA / DARKIE FICTION

“ ‘Bhoza’ epitomizes a proudly South African, VUK’UZENZELE, warm and up-lifting song for all ages,” says Darkie Fiction. ”We really strive to make family friendly, feel- good music and what says feel-good better than hard-hitting 808s, juicy horns and uplifting lyrics? We wrote the song when we were broke and tired so we needed to remind ourselves of who we were.” – Darkie Fiction

WAX JUNKIE / ZACH LEES

I found some of my dad’s old records and saw a copy of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and put it up on Instagram for the world to see how cool I was;  little did I know then how quickly records would consume my daily life, from personal listening to DJing, and to my small scale record label called Dirty Disco Records.

FUCK FOREVER / MEDICINE DOLLS

What’s the use between death and glory?

ANDROGENIUS / AL CLAPPER

We want to make music for musicians to enjoy without alienating the rest of the listeners.

UP THE PEOPLE / M.I.A. Live in Cape Town

It’s been about a month since M.I.A. performed at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town and I’m still rifling through the notes that…

SES’FIKILE – SIWU MNDENI / WE’RE HERE – WE’RE FAMILY

Ses’fikile – siwu mndeni (We’re here, we’re family)