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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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The Booth: DJ Lag

Fans, casual listeners and critics aren’t the only consumers of music. Every fortnight, we ask a prominent or exciting local artist to share five tracks that are currently on rotation

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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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LIST: 10 songs we loved while we were away

The landscape of popular music is an ever-changing and fascinating thing. We’re back, and committed to bringing you incisive coverage to help you navigate the unpredictable sea of trends and

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The Booth: Aero Manyelo

AERO MANYELO

Fans, casual listeners and critics aren’t the only consumers of music. Every fortnight, we ask a prominent or exciting artist to share five tracks that are currently on rotation on

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50 Best Albums of 2014

‘The culture surrounding music is as important as the music itself’: a statement that is as applicable to the 60s’ convergence of rock ‘n’ roll and social consciousness as it

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100 Best Tracks of 2014

American music critic, Greil Marcus, released a book this year called The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, in which he carves out an alternate conception of rock music.

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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