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…

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.

THE LAKE #022

“I don’t think that my music is alternative at all. I think people look at how I look and think alternative.”

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…

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…

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…