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.
I’ll never, ever probably write a pop song — a pop pop pop song — because I know that that doesn’t feed me.
SUBS is a series on subcultures filmed and edited by myself, and produced by Tshego Mosiane of ReconnectED, a plaftform dedicated to casting a critical eye on issues that emerge … Continue reading #Featured | Fashion Film On Subcultures Is The Official Selection At Fashion Film Festival Milano
Luvuyo Njeje le Lungelo Ntombela ke majita a boima, a tjapalletseng sebaeng sena sa gqom. Khoeling tse ‘maloa tsa ho feta ba ile ba nts’a setlabolane sa bona Gandaganda.
Crazy White Boy was my first dip into the commercial pool.
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 … Continue reading #Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps
A Gentle Magic is a forthcoming, feature-length documentary film which explores the resurgence of skin-lightening products in South Africa, and uses that as an in-road to the country’s changing social … Continue reading Skin Lightening: 5 Women Share Their Experiences In Forthcoming Documentary Film
Dear Mr You-Know-Who, My nephew asked his mom this one morning as they were driving to school. He’d just heard a radio advertisement for the Take A Girl Child To … Continue reading #GuestPost | But Mommy, Where Do The Boys Go?
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 … Continue reading #PhotoEssay | Back When Gqom Was A Dirty Word, And Now…
I started to follow the black band scene closely once I got to Jozi 5 years ago. I would get asked by people then — and it still happens today … Continue reading #Photoessay | Jozi’s Live Music Scene: Faces + Spaces [2013 – 2017]
Black Women With Tattoos is an on-going project examining how women relate to their tatts, and how the public in general views women’s bodies, specifically the comments which result whenever … Continue reading Falling In Love: 6 Women On When They Got Their First Tatts
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 … Continue reading #Photos + #GIFs | Proof That Sam Turpin Is The Wavviest Cat To Come Out Of Jozi