30 Nov Listen now: Global citizen EP1

Curated by Coldplay's Chris Martin, The Global Citizen EP is a collection of collaborations between up and coming  artists and big stars coming together for a great cause. Proceeds from the album will benefit the Global Citizen  movement which aims to eliminate extreme poverty by...

10 Oct WATCH NOW: Blinky Bill in “Showdown”

With a new album on the horizon, Blinky Bill breaks it down in new Showdown video.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Disregarding the tropes of modern musicians, Blinky opts for a reduced role on the video for Showdown. As the private party unfolds in a hotel lobby Blinky is...

25 Sep Nasty C makes a statement in new video for King

The Golden Boy of SA hip hop, Nasty C, returns with status-affirming visuals for the A$AP Ferg assisted track, King.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   With confidence peaking, Nasty C takes to the streets and the rooftops of New York for the flashy performance video to accompany the second...

17 Sep Darkie Fiction: New School Nostalgia

Darkie Fiction has an unmistakable gravitational pull that sucks you into their warm, nostalgiac and optimistic embrace. My first encounter with Yoza Mnyanda and Kuthulakwe Nkosi ‘Katt Daddy’ Siboto - who comprise the group - was their celebratory single, Bhoza - the video for which was...

06 Sep Skepta and Wizkid debut “Energy” Video

The UK's king of grime and Nigeria's Afropop prodigy live it up in a tropical paradise for "Energy" music video   Words: Tshiamo Seape   A snapshot of modern-day Nigeria the video alternates through beach-side shots of Wiz and Skepta making the most of a lavish Summer interspersed with...

21 Aug NEW MUSIC: KOKOKO!

DIY music mavericks, KOKOKO! are at the forefront of Kinshasa's alternative sound.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Bringing together an assortment of Congo's finest young musical talents has been the passion and pleasure of producer, Debruit (Xavier Thomas), whose vision and direction delivered KOKOKO! almost fully formed, to the world less than...

06 Jul Nasty C drops strings and bling

Nasty C is one of South Africa's most promising emcees and with the release of his sophomore album, Strings and Bling, the rapper is poised to take the nation by storm. After a well-received listening party last week in Cape Town the 21-year-old rapper set the...

12 Jun Stiff Pap plays the future

  Having been dubbed Future Kwaito upon their momentous arrival on the SA music scene Stiff Pap have had their work cut out for them filling the shoes of the icons that came before. It is through their mastery and amalgam of styles that they are...