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…

WAX JUNKIE / JESSICA CROSS

“My memories of seeing an LP and my realization of the uniqueness of its sound are two different memories. The first time I can remember…

BLUE NOTE / LOUIS MOHOLO

Louis Tebogo Moholo (1940) is the only surviving member of South Africa’s legendary jazz sextet The Blue Notes, which consisted of Moholo on drums, Chris…

GHOST FOLK / JULIAN REDPATH

“Genre always just feels like a nonsense thing. I don’t think anyone really wants to be labelled so it’s just best to make up your…

BLACK MATH / CHAOS THEORY

“We like to sound different in every song, we don’t want to pigeonhole ourselves to only having one sound, that would be pretty boring. Even…

BEN SHERMAN AUTUMN / WINTER 2015 FILM FEATURING THE BOYS OF SOWETO

Ben Sherman South Africa and the BoysOfSoweto this Autumn/Winter 2015 season showcase ‘THE ORIGINAL BUTTON UP SINCE 1963’ heritage brand, Ben Sherman and the Button…

ALLAH LAS / ECHO BEACH

A short, bearded American chap donning brown leather boots, tight jeans and a sweater pops up next to me and orders a tequila. His holiday…

SISTER OF MERCY / SYLVIE SIMMONS

London-born but San Francisco-based Sylvia Simmons is first and foremost a rock writer, who started in 1977 and has since interviewed virtually everybody, from Rod…

COKE ZERO / FRANCOIS VAN COKE

I wake up in Boston, Bellville, over a cup of instant coffee and a Stuyvesant. We’re sitting in his garden making small talk. I’ve only…

WILDERNESSKING / HEAVY ELEVATOR JAZZ

“People have this perception that if you play metal then you’re angry and hate the world. That’s the general consensus, but what they seem to…

WARRICK SONY / KALAHARI SURFERS

“I was the first dude to cut up tapes and use avant-garde shit with contemporary Lee Scratch Perry studio techniques on Afrikaans radio-political-speech-crazy-ass-punk ‘do it…

NIKHIL SINGH / WITCHBOY

“I generally avoid definitions, preferring to grow like a stain behind things, in dark corners, under beds…etc. One day a person might look up and…

BYE BENECO / CHEMIROCHA

Chemirocha is not only a song that comes from the Kipsigi tribe in Kenya but it also tells the story of how the American yodler,…

BLACK MATH – CAPE TOWN TOUR

Black Math is a Durban based three piece Garage Rock band. This video documents their tour that occurred early January proudly organized by Psych Night…

CYMATICS / NIGEL JOHN STANFORD

The most unusual part of making Cymatics was the fact that the music was written after the video was filmed. In 1999 I watched a…

HEINO RETIEF / GUMBO YA-YA’S / JAMBALAYA

“There’s only one way to record rock n roll, and that is ‘live and raw’. This way, you capture more of the feeling, even if…

PURITY ZINHLE MKHIZE / FIRE IN BABYLON

“Growing up I’d always get Laughed at because people in my community don’t understand and aren’t really exposed To alternative individualism at all. I was…

IAN BRUCE HUNTLEY / KEEPING TIME

It’s 1964 South Africa, the height of what was considered grand apartheid. A large part of the white South African male population sits in their…

ANGEL DUST / THE GOLDEN ANIMALS

“The Golden Animals are like Native Americans in an episode of Star Trek. Jangly guitar accompanied by drums fit for a symphonic orchestra is all…

SANNIE FOX / “RING THEM BELLS

“ My mother is Portuguese and my father is South African, I grew up in London and Cape Town. I love culture and stories, this…