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Busi Mhlongo’s breakthrough album Urban Zulu reissued for the first time
News
Busi Mhlongo’s breakthrough album Urban Zulu reissued for the first time

Matsuli Music has announced the first-time vinyl release of Busi Mhlongo’s seminal 1999 record, Urban Zulu. Produced by Will Mowatt, it went on to win three South African Music Awards: Best Female Artist, Best Adult […]

Zoë Modiga talks life and her new album Inganekwane
Interview
Zoë Modiga talks life and her upcoming album Inganekwane

We re-visit the award-nominated artist’s debut album, and examine how it links to her new body of work.

The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month
List / Guide
The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month

Amidst mounting tragedy, the music keeps playing. Here’s a selection of what we unearthed this month. The president of South Africa went live on national television to announce a phased approach towards easing lockdown regulations. […]

dumama+kechou’s debut buffering juju is a menagerie of South African identity
Discover
dumama+kechou’s debut buffering juju is a menagerie of South African identity

On their debut release titled buffering juju, out now on the Mushroom Hour label, the nomadic folk duo of dumama+kechou offer up takes, re-takes, fixes, and sedimentary reduxes to the sound otherwise known as electronic music.

Cult South African band Kwani Experience releases long-awaited new music
News
Cult South African band Kwani Experience releases long‑awaited new music

The iconic group rooted in the Joburg Jazz renaissance releases their first single in nearly a decade.

The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month
Feature
The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month

Global pandemics and ineffective policy aside, South African artists continue to produce rich music and stunning videos, from which we’ve selected a top 10 (including Corona content shoutouts), to help you support an industry in need.

Nduduzo Makhathini: back to the underworld
Article
Nduduzo Makhathini: back to the underworld

Musician, improviser, healer, and academic Nduduzo Makhathini’s freshly-inked deal with the America-based Blue Note Records label heralds a new phase in the quest for the current wave of South African jazz musicians’ global conquest. We […]

The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month
Article
The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month

The videos below, released throughout March, best illustrate the up-then-down bumper ride we have had to endure because of the pandemic that has hit the country. March was, for lack of better words, a weird […]