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.
EVENT STORY: Azgo Festival 2017 is a global mix that vitally centres African voices. Here are 7 acts you’d be silly to miss.
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.
PHOTO STORY / REVIEW: Against the backdrop of the annual afterparty / jam session, we reflect on the music and magic between performers and listeners…
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.
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.
NIGHTSCAPES: Having been entirely burned to the ground at least once, Newtown is a living experiment in what the whole city could be.
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.