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Reviewed: Damascvs – BUT I AINT GOT NO WATER FOR YOU

Damascvs might be the ultimate anti-internet artist. In an age where musicians often either blast fans with reams of data (essentially turning their feeds into streams of memes) or employ

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Review: Reason – Audio Redefinition

It’s funny to think how old rap is. Sure, it doesn’t yet compare to some of the more established contemporary genres, but it’s no longer the new kid on the

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Review: Yes In French – Vredehoek 5-0

All things being equal, we should have been listening to Yes In French’s debut EP a whole lot sooner than we are. But the now-duo of Bas Van Oudenhove and

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Review: NON Worldwide Compilation Volume 1

There is a problem with compilations. The problem with them, and by extension with reviewing them, is that they’re compilations. They’re disparate pieces of music presented as a whole. At

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Review: Jumping Back Slash – Horses EP

Jumping Back Slash (Gareth Jones), a British native who moved to South Africa several years ago has, for a while now, been a strong advocate for the Gqom sound, a

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Album Review: Fantasma – Eye of the Sun EP

Around the end of 2013, Spoek Mathambo gathered four South African musicians to form something of a local supergroup, dubbed ‘Fantasma.’ From the social and cultural nooks of Pretoria, Durban and

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Album Review: Momentss – Pretext

Momentss is a Cape Town-based band that fuses the frenetic, rapped vocals of Motheo Moleko and the instrumentals of Rob Scott (guitars/keyboards), Daniel Gray (bass) and Asher Gamedze (drums). To

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Album Review: mungo – The World According To Mungo

The trailer for The World According to Mungo is a flashing, outline of a dog being projected against a void. The image flickers and stutters in and out of backdrops of

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Album Review: Andy Islands – Andy Islands 1 EP

Side-projects can often be a transformative and eye-opening venture for both producer and listener alike. Notable examples include Thom York and Jamie xx, whose respective solo undertakings have allowed them

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Album Review: Wildebeats – Race Constructions

Ignore the tomfoolery that surrounds the name of Mohato Lekena’s electronic project, Wildebeats. There is, in fact, nothing at all jocular about this rising star in the increasingly cultivated Cape