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

Nasty C signs new deal with iconic Def Jam Recordings and shares ‘There They Go’
Nasty C signs new deal with iconic Def Jam Recordings and shares ‘There They Go'

  South African rapper Nasty C has been snapped up in an exclusive pact with Def Jam Recordings. He also put out ‘There They Go’ music video, extract from upcoming album. Nasty C has signed […]

Sibusile Xaba shatters the confines of maskandi genre on ‘Uyahlupha’
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Sibusile Xaba shatters the confines of maskandi genre on 'Uyahlupha'

Charismatic guitar savant Sibusile Xaba reframes maskandi and the avant-garde into his own humanist manifesto on his sophomore album Ngiwu Shwabada. After the acclaimed release of Opened Letter to Adoniah in 2017, Sibusile’s second album Ngiwu […]

Sho Madjozi honors her roots on ‘Kona’ music video
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Sho Madjozi honors her roots on 'Kona' music video

Extract from her sensational album Limpopo Champions League released in 2018, Sho Madjozi shares colorful visuals for “Kona”. From her native Limpopo to the Hollywood panel on the heights of Los Angeles, the South African rapper wears the colors of […]

Laliboi: from the Eastern Cape, with raps
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Laliboi: from the Eastern Cape, with raps

“Laliboi has always been there. He was just silent. He was more of a school then, [and] is still a scholar [today].” — Siphosenkosi Nkondlwane (alias Laliboi) The music of Laliboi is a sonic tapestry of […]

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Gqom Oh! showcases the richness of gqom on Commando Mixtape
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Gqom Oh! showcases the richness of gqom on Commando Mixtape

Commando Mixtape displays the fresh underground sounds coming out from Durban townships. Inspired by their official dancer Esi.J, underground collective Gqom Oh! named the mixtape ‘Commando’ a powerful dance move which sums up the compilation of hits […]

Muzi: flag bearer for the vanguard of South Africa’s electro scene
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Muzi: flag bearer for the vanguard of South Africa's electro scene

From revelation to confirmation – the South African producer Muzi is back with Zeno, a real and uncompromising concentration of shining Zulu house. Gathering around him the new guard of the South African electro scene, […]

Bongeziwe Mabandla announces new album with single ‘Zange’
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Bongeziwe Mabandla announces new album with single 'Zange'

The South African artist is back with a third afro-folk album, Zange, blending popular and traditional music in an unique way. After two nominations for the South African Music Awards in 2013 following the release of his […]