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...

01 May Ross Sey: The Return

After our first interview with the multi talented Ross "Archy" Sey we immediately knew we wanted a round two. The designer, musician (now going under the moniker, sage17) and all-around cool-as-hell creative drew us in from the first word and we've been waiting to chat...

24 Apr Rouge drops Dololo

With her confidence in full effect, Rouge shuts it down in the video for Dololo Words: Tshiamo Seape When we declared Rouge as one of Africa's most influential up and comers in our inaugural On The Radar Report we knew that we were on to something. While we...

23 Apr Blinky Bill is Breaking Boundaries

Hailing from Kenya, a burgeoning creative hub, electronic music artist Blinky Bill has been making a name for himself for a while now. From band member to solo standout, Blinky Bill should be on everyone's radar.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Blinky Bill began his career as part of...

16 Apr Spotify touches down in SA

After launching in South Africa just over a month ago, we decided to delve into what its arrival means for the South African music industry and the artists that feed it.   Words: Tshiamo Seape     It's safe to say It's never been a better time to be a...