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)

TV YELLOW / YOUTH GALLERY

Youth Gallery have recently released their debut four track EP titled ‘Tv Yellow.’ It is an amalgamation of sounds which shows that, the group can be diverse and original.

MONEY CALLING feat NADIA NAKAI AND FRANK CASINO

“For the first time authenticity doesn’t feel like a dream; it feels like something we were able to achieve just by the sheer scale of collaboration,” says Lebo, whose Sons of Kemet music video for In The Castle Of My Skin screened at TEDGlobal in 2017.

AFRICAN FIRST / MODUPE OLORUNTOBA

All in all, the night was successful in its celebration of African consciousness: aware, untethered, and self-actualised.

MORENA LERABA

Morena Leraba is a shepherd from the mountains of Lesotho who fuses his homegrown traditional Famo inspired vocals with electronic dance, reggae, hip-hop and everything in between. Meshing cultures and sounds from far and wide to create a truly unique sonic experience through collaborations with producers from across the world.

ALICE PHOEBE LOU / CMMC – GREENMARKET SQUARE

‘Venue is damn important’- a mantra and stern reminder I’ve had for the past few weeks. Alice Phoebe Lou is amongst some of the local…

HYROINE / €UROPE / TRAP TOUR / FUND RAI$ER

It’s not often in Cape Town and the greater Cape area that the music scene expands beyond the usual gig venues. Generally speaking, even when…

UTOPIA / LITTLE GIG

A UTOPIA  IS AN IMAGINED COMMUNITY or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. The opposite of a utopia is a dystopia.

THE DIRTBIN INVASION

Around me, young people are rattling violently. Bodies keeping to the beat of the music in a shivering fashion. Loose arms flailing from shrugged shoulders…

COVER STORY ISSUE 19- BEHIND THE SCENES / SAADIQ SOEKER

I’m trying to create content that centres people like me, People of Colour, Queers, and I’m trying to do it with as much authenticity as possible.

MACHETE MADNESS / RETRO DIZZY

The intensity on the stage reached an all-time high. The crowd became one with our souls and a trancelike sensation bled into the room, filling…

SPECTACLE / ANGEL-HO

“I firmly believe that I was put on earth to do this – that I was born to do this.” WORDS: DAN CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHY: OLIVER…

TITANIA / NONKU PHIRI

I’ve double booked myself. I’ve committed to dinner with a friend, but also promised my editor I would be present for the Nonku Phiri cover…

REFUSE – RESIST / BCUC

Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness BCUC’s front man, Jovi Nkosi, walks across the front of the stage inspecting fans bobbing up and down with a pulsating…

GUIDED BY VOICES / JULIANA VENTER

“‘I feel suspended. I don’t belong anywhere. There’s bits of me that belong here, bits that belong there,’ she says halfway through the interview, in…

MEDICINE BOY / I MISS SLEEPING SO MUCH

Director Adriaan Louw spend a day getting lost in Amsterdam with Andre Leo and Lucy Kruger on their last European tour and made a little…

WAX JUNKIE / MIKE MCLEOD – AWARE RECORDS

“I started listening to vinyl because it was the major format when I started buying my own music. I bought tapes and CDs for years,…

LIP SERVICE / BLACK LIPS

The Psych Night and Vans recently brought out the Black Lips from Atlanta, Georgia to South Africa for three epic shows. Great planning resulted in…

WORD COUNT / JENNIFER EAVES

Jennifer Eaves is South Africa’s answer to the late great British folk singer Sandy Denny – her voice that rare mix of cool and sexy,…

THIRTEEN HOF / DISGUSTING ART? DISTINGUISHED HI-FI!

13Hof is not your everyday hi-fi retailer. Rather than build a run of the mill store, 13hof focuses on creating an extraordinary experience.  Music and…

CAPE GYPSY / HILTON SCHILDER

“I’m totally into music as a composer. It’s my whole life. It’s my philosophy. It’s my religion. I started composing very young and the compositions…

SALT & THUNDER / THE MIND-ALTERING ROCK OF 1970’S ZAMBIA

“For those who don’t know Africa much, we were not living in isolation here. The hippie time, the flowers, love and everything, Woodstock, we were…

WAX JUNKIE / JAN WELTER

I listen to a lot of music so it’s probably quite wise to pin me down to six records.  Enjoy, maybe it will open some…

VUMA LEVIN / IMAGINATION, POLITICS AND OTHER SPECTACLES

Vuma Levin is an artist who finds himself simultaneously at the end of history, and in the middle of it. Amsterdam and Joburg serve as…

PSYCHOTHERAPY / PSYCH NIGHT

Psych Night, a collective of mavericks that host regular events celebrating psychedelia in South Africa, is made up of Andre Leo (one half of dreamy…

ABSTRACTION / CARLO MOMBELLI

“I didn’t face many obstacles – my black musician friend faced the obstacles. I remember when I was working in Johnny Fourie’s band, Duke Makazi…