ARTIST TRIBUTE: Master-composer, songwriter, healer and teacher Ray Phiri leaves us with an invaluable body of music and memory.
ARTIST STORY: Ahead of the release of their new album, Durban doom-metal band Black Math experiment with hip-hop, jazz and post-rock influences.
20 years since the famous doccie, ‘Not a Bad Girl was released, we reflect on 3 current artists keeping MaBrr’s artistic and political legacy alive.
ARTIST STORY: Cape Town Xhosa rap group Backyard Crew conquer tragedy to return after a long hiatus, looking to return truthfully to a changed-up game.
ARTIST FEATURE: Full album, ‘Mangaliso’, is out. Here, the artist speaks of cultural reclamation within the limits of the patchwork metropolis and spiritualism in music.
FEATURE: Taking charge of all aspects of the music is a risky undertaking for any emerging artist – more so for young women – but that’s not stopping them.
ARTIST FEATURE: When K-$ isn’t breaking your gendered ideas of streetwear and aesthetics on Insta, he’s dropping R&B, funk and disco classics & deep cuts.
ARTIST FEATURE: With ‘As We Surface’, he blended his musical worlds more than ever before to stunningly warm, vibrant and danceable effect.
PHOTO STORY: Rich, sensitive images of Bateleur’s conditionally final show, celebrating the release of their debut LP, out digitally today.
ARTIST FEATURE: The music and band membership changes constantly and the positioning is both futuristic and historically respectful.