17 Apr These are the artists to watch in 2019

2019 has already delivered some stellar projects from the countries up and coming musicians, and with the bulk of the year still ahead of us, the output looks plentiful and promising. From familiar names to upstarts just beginning to show their worth, we'll be running...

16 Apr Stiff Pap Drop Maradona visuals

We're all big fans of Stiff Pap here at The Wire. So, when the Street Fighter inspired video for Maradona dropped, we couldn't wait to share the news. The song features a solid verse from Simmysimmynya and the grungy, DIY aesthetic of the video fits...

12 Apr Cheekychizzy coming up strong

The term "feature" in the case of Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Cheekychizzy, is not a completely accurate descriptor. Most people familiar with the star will no doubt have heard his contributions to fellow Afrobeat sensation, D'banj's "Lemonade" single and recognised a talent more than capable of...

26 Mar Espacio Dios is just getting started

It's easy to turn a cynical ear to the work of young musicians. Entitled, untrained and festooned with face tattoos and colourful hair, their more conservative contemporaries tend to look at the next generation of young hip hop artist with a level of disdain. The...

26 Mar Bae Goals with Bontle and Priddy Ugly

If you thought "it" couple Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly couldn't have a more enviable relationship, you were mistaken. After setting headlines ablaze with their "made for each other" romance, the partners in love have become partners in music. With the formation of Rick Jade...

19 Mar TUNE INTO THE BICYCLE DAY PROGRAMME

From Cape Town to the world, SA producer Cordovan Ghostal may just be the country's best up an coming beat-maker.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Opening with a warped cut from Gil Scott Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is an early indicator of the taste level Ghostal...

18 Mar Watch now: Double video drop

More powerful than a double shot of espresso, we present a double shot of local music excellence courtesy of DJ Lag and the ethereal Alice Phoebe Lou. Words: Tshiamo Seape   Serving as muse and creative director for the DJ Lag's "Switz" music video, Mette Towley, brings the...

08 Mar Video of The Week: Sjava – Umama

Everyone loves a homecoming and South African B.E.T Award-winning and Grammy nominated artist Sjava's new music video for the song "Umama" is that and then some. Showing just how genuine the man is, instead of following rap video clichés, Sjava decided to show his mother...

06 Mar Burna Boy needs a dollar

Picking up right where he left off in 2018, 2019 sees the "Sekkle Down" star release his first official single of the year: "Dangote." With a smooth arrangement and vocal performance to match, the song is a must listen. Named after the richest man in...