Latest News, New Music, News

Kay Faith Releases One of the Best Albums of 2017

Kay Faith

NEW MUSIC: With her latest debut EP In Good Faith, Kay Faith draws on her impressive network and gathers notable names in South African hip-hop.

Latest News, News, Shows/Tours

Lo-ghost Wrote an Album in 6 Months and it Launches Tonight

Lo-ghost Preferred Image

EVENT NEWS: Taking place at The Manila Bar in Cape Town, Lo-ghost’s launch will play host to an impressive combination of South African artists.

Opinion

Against Misinformation: Local Stories by Local Storytellers

Opinion: Following The Fader’s disconnected appraisal of the South African hip hop scene on Monday, Angela Weickl hits back in defence of local storytellers.

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…

Lists, The Booth

The Booth: Andy Mkosi on the Tracks that Give Her Life

Andy Mkosi The Booth Platform Ntsika Daki

Following ‘iPressure’ and ‘Bread and Sugar Water’ and her inventive work on Jam That Session, the unwaveringly passionate Andy Mkosi shares her inspirations

Artist Stories, Stories

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.

New Music, News

Dope Saint Jude Shares New EP, ‘Reimagine’ Ahead of US Tour

Dope Saint Jude Reimagine EP

Dope Saint Jude has just shared her debut EP, Reimagine. It’s filled with her signature brand of angry directness, bursting joy and absolute clarity.

Events, Reviews, Stories

CTEMF 2016 in Review: (Almost) Mastering the Ambitious Mix

Petite Noir / Photo courtesy of CTEMF / by myphotocorner

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is always the event that’s on everyone’s lips at this time of the year – and deservedly so – though no one ever really

Latest News, News, Shows/Tours

Platform Recommends: Our CTEMF journey of unmissable acts

Capetonians are preparing themselves for the wonderful experience of listening to some of our favourite electronic acts and discovering all the worlds of music we don’t usually engage with. It’s