Artist Stories, Stories

Floyd Lavine: Finding a Home in House

Floyd Lavine Muse Festival

ARTIST FEATURE: The ZA-born, London- and Berlin-cultivated musical powerhouse and move-maker shares insights into how he crafts his sounds in every medium.

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With ‘Wax Bridge’, Is Fever Trails The Logical Next Step or Comfortably Peripheral?

Fever Trails Wax Bridge

[ARTIST FEATURE] …and does he need to care? He just makes music that feels good to him, and hopes that others feel the warm, body-jolting goodness too.

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Sakawa Boys: Brilliantly Trading in Our Frail Emotions and Working Through Collective Anxiety

Sakawa Boys 2014 Anxiety Katinka Bester

FEATURE: Through great turmoil and taxing labour, Sakawa Boys have developed a distinct sound, achieved by intending to evoke real meaning in their debut LP.

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Dope Saint Jude is a Modern-day Joan of Arc

Dope Saint Jude Reimagine The Seppis Ilretallack

Critically acclaimed, yet undervalued by the local hip hop circuit, Dope Saint Jude discusses navigating womanhood, queerness, blackness and spirituality.

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Dunn Kidda: Mourning Cold Turkey’s Demise, Yet Hopeful for Bass’s Future

Dunn Kidda

The multinational purveyor of bass explains the shift to a kwaito-centric sound and laments the splintering CT bass music landscape…

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The Flourishing Evolution of Uno July

Uno July / Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela

As I walk into Red Bull Studios in the centre of Cape Town, Uno July is writing a verse in the common area, listening to a beat on his Macbook.

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RudeBoyz, iGqom’s Export Market, and the Paradox of Leading-Edge Music in Durban

RudeBoyz in KwaDabeka by Russel Grant for Platform

Rudeboyz have all the makings of a kinda rags-to-riches story. Three friends who live on the same street in KwaDabeka in Durban, KZN, Massive Q, Menchess and Andile T, get together

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