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Review

Van Pletzen: Kak Lekke Vibe

3 Apr 2018 / Opinion, Review

Is jy gereed vir tien lekker liedtjies? Okay so that’s about as much taal as you’re gonna get from me but not from Van Pletzen’s debut “Kak Lekke Vibe”.

Recorded at Peach Van Pletzen’s (Bittereinder, Yesterday’s Pupil) Johannesburg studio, the title …

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Review

Nakhane: You Will Not Die

29 Mar 2018 / Opinion, Review

“You Will Not Die” is an apt title for this emotionally-driven full-length. Throughout the album Nakhane’s tone is reassuring but also heeds warning as he projects dark atmospheres of pain and confusion in and amongst happiness and ambition.

Produced by Ben …

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Review

Brynn: Querencia

28 Mar 2018 / Opinion, Review

I feel as though every release I listen to lately has Raiven Hansmann’s hand on it. Recorded and mixed at Popsicle Studios, Hansmann’s treatment of Brynn’s debut album “Querencia” is his finest work to-date, expertly balancing out tracks that …

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Review

Josh Kempen: Howling at the Moon (feat. Jenny Dison)

26 Mar 2018 / Opinion, Review

Soon after arriving in Melbourne to work on his next record, Joburg-bred singer-songwriter Josh Kempen has us letting go of all the inhibitions we didn’t know we had. The artist’s latest single exhibits an incredibly contagious demeanour and undeniably catchy …

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Review

Skatta: Hold You Down (feat. Kaien Cruz & Mayzin)

21 Mar 2018 / Opinion, Review

Every now and again I stumble upon a song that knocks me for a six and this track from 17-year-old Durban-based producer, Skatta, has just destroyed me.

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Review

Stone Jets: How Can You

20 Mar 2018 / Opinion, Review

In my review of their debut EP at the end of 2016, I distinctly remember mentioning that I believed Cape Town-based Stone Jets were one of the most active, hard-working bands around. New year, new me, same Stone Jets …

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