Events, Photo Story, Stories

The Defiant Joy of AZGO 2017

Jojo Abot Azgo 2017

PHOTO STORY: By reaching across borders and generations, Azgo 2017 showed us what’s possible for the future of African festivals.

Stories, Subcultures

Khaya Records: Reinvigorating Durban’s Music Scene

Khaya Records by Russell Grant

PHOTO STORY: Part shop, part venue, part basement from ‘That 70s Show, Khaya Records is putting Durban on the map with its artist-centric approach.

Artist Stories, Photo Story, Stories

Backyard Crew, Spaza Rap’s Pioneers, Return After 5 Years

Backyard Crew by Sabelo Mkhabela

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 Stories, Stories

Bongeziwe Mabandla’s Reimagination of Identity, Language and Spirit

Bongeziwe Mabandla Mangaliso Kent Andreasen

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.

Events, Latest News, Stories

AZGO Festival: 7 Unmissable Performances From Maputo’s Vibrant Fest

azgo crowd shot

EVENT STORY: Azgo Festival 2017 is a global mix that vitally centres African voices. Here are 7 acts you’d be silly to miss.

Events, Stories, Subcultures

Raymond Cure: Sunday Hang-Outs With Fresh View of Cape Town Music

Platform Raymond Cure Broken Transient

Event STORY: This crew have us looking forward to Sundays with their unique take on live-streaming and passion for a better view of the region’s music landscape.

Events, Photo Story, Stories

The Stunning Intertextuality of CTIJF 2017

CTIJF by Neo Baepi

PHOTO STORY / REVIEW: Against the backdrop of the annual afterparty / jam session, we reflect on the music and magic between performers and listeners…

Photo Story, Stories

On Set with Reason for ‘Celebrity (The Club Girl)’ Video

BTS Reason Expresso Celebrity (The Club Girl) Sabelo Mkhabela

BEHIND THE SCENES: Reason was in Cape Town working on new visuals for a track off kind-of-released/leaked new album ‘Girls’. Sabelo Mkhabela tagged along.

Artist Stories, Stories

Kajama: The Sister Duo Carving Out Space and Finessing Plurality

Kajama Polarity Prism Subterranean Wavelength

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.

Stories, Subcultures

Newtown After Dark: The Testing Ground For Joburg’s Future

Featured Image - Newtown Subcultures

NIGHTSCAPES: Having been entirely burned to the ground at least once, Newtown is a living experiment in what the whole city could be.