15 May The (even greater) power of microinfluencers

Words: Tshiamo Seape   The outlets through which young influencers can access large, engaged followings are only increasing in number and relevance. As Instagram and Facebook reach saturation point, brands are looking for new avenues to mine creative talent. As content creators look for new platforms to...

13 May Once Upon an African Future

Africa’s Top Designers Redefine the African Aesthetic for the Vodacom Durban July   Some of Africa’s most creative minds have been assembled to bring to life the Afrofuturistic theme for this year’s Vodacom Durban July, the continent’s most illustrious horse-race.   As part of the “Stars of Africa” fashion...

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...

14 Mar Get Out: where to go in Johannesburg

As the prospect of colder weather seems more like a reality and less the anxiety of a former version of yourself, you may want to use those last remaining weeks of sunshine to create some outdoorsy memories for when thick sweaters and non-negotiable appointments with...

01 Mar Stiff Pap drop “Maradona”

It's energetic, infectious and at this point, probably better than the songs's namesake. Whether you call them Future Kwaito or Alternative Rap, Cape Town duo Stiff Pap have delivered another banger to add to their repertoire. Stream"Maradona" featuring SimmySimmyNya below. ...