Category: Live Music
#Studio | Mushroom Hour Releases Tumi Mogorosi’s ‘Group Theory: Black Music’ Film
Drummer Tumi Mogorosi’s ‘Group Theory: Black Music’ comes nearly a decade since he broke into the improvised music scene with 2014’s ‘Project Elo’.
#Fotos | Strings & Bling: The Album Launch
Strings & Bling is South African rapper Nasty C’s attempt at making a concept album. At 17 songs long, the sophomore, released as part of his newly-inked deal with the Universal Music Group, is a balanced mix of racy rappitty raps and laidback, at times near-poppy songs, some of which sit squarely in the ballad…
#Fotos | Back To The City [Main Stage]
The main stage is a hive for disappointment. It remained true to that reputation this year.
Bongeziwe Mabandla, A Brother Most Beautiful
“It’s a risk album, you know?! I wanted to do something that was different. I didn’t want to be stagnat, and a lot of people that I was working with were like ‘are you gonna do the same kind of vibe for your new album?’,” says Bongeziwe Mabandla (Bongi henceforth), musician, singer-songwriter from his flat…
#Throwback | When #FillUp Was Still A Dream In Cassper’s Dome
Imagine if Cassper Nyovest failed to fill up the dome. How would South African Hip Hop look at him? What would #TeamAKA think and say? Most importantly, how would social media react?
#Review | How To Make It Pop: Red Bull Culture Clash [In Pictures]
Red Bull Culture clash delivered the niceties on Saturday night in what turned into a lesson in how to package South African pop culture for a fickle audience.
#Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps
Rouge’s live rap show’s so dope, it threatens to eclipse her ill raps. When on the mic she’s in control, focused, with the promise to get progressively better, from one song to the next.
#PhotoEssay | Back When Gqom Was A Dirty Word, And Now…
One of the biggest songs on South African radio in 2016 was Babes Wodumo’s “Wololo”. Deejays previously associated with mainstream ‘house’ music have been riding the wave since, with Euphonik’s atrocious “Tholukuthi Hey” the latest addition. Bhizer’s “Gobisiqolo” is a guaranteed hit at taverns; Busiswa’s inclusion onto it helped notch it up a few drunken…
#Photos + #GIFs | Proof That Sam Turpin Is The Wavviest Cat To Come Out Of Jozi
When planning the roll-out of his latest project, 4AM In Jozi, rap artist Sam Turpin made sure to include the oft-ignored casual cassette tape listener — it’s 2017, in case you’re wondering — in his strategy.
#Review | Stogie T & The Rebirth Of Cool Fcuked It All The Way Uppp
There were too many great things happening at once. The emotions were overwhelming. I cried a lot during this show.