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2017 Voice winner Craig Lucas chats debut album
2017 Voice winner Craig Lucas chats debut album

The Voice 2017 winner Craig Lucas's debut album Restless was released through Universal Music South Africa in October 2017. We got in touch with the singer to chat about the new album and his experiences on The Voice.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment

We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Nov 2017

+LIVE+ deliver with Reunion World Tour
+LIVE+ deliver with Reunion World Tour

If there is one band I'll never pass up the chance to see, it's +LIVE+. The Bellville Velodrome in 2006, frontman Ed Kowalczyk singing Throwing Copper unplugged in 2015, and now the 25-year Reunion World Tour.

By Shan Radcliffe 8 Nov 2017

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny
#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

Shekhinah at the Red Bull Studios, Cape Town on 5fm Live - The Forbes and Fix Show - image credit: .
Shekhinah on her debut album, Rosegold

Singer-songwriter, Shekhinah explains what sets her and her music apart, who her musical idols are and the goals she ultimately wants to achieve with her music and with the release of Rosegold...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Nov 2017

From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
Maths meets art - connecting two divided worlds

Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts...

By Robin Fredericks 27 Oct 2017

Changing the dreamer's education through art and music
Changing the dreamer's education through art and music

Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2017

Bastille chats SA tour
Bastille chats SA tour

In 2014, British rockers Bastille played to sold-out crowds in South Africa. Now, with the launch of their second album, Wild World, they return to tour Cape Town, Joburg, and Durban early next month. We got in touch with keyboardist Kyle Simmons to find out what fans can expect.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Sep 2017

Calling all EDM artists - Das Kapital wants you on his next album
Calling all EDM artists - Das Kapital wants you on his next album

DJ, producer and co-founder of Do Work Records, Das Kapital, is calling on music producers and artists across South Africa to submit tracks for possible inclusion in his upcoming album Das Kapital Presents Overtime Volume 2, due to be released in October 2017. We got in touch with him to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

Nostalgia hits hard at The Whitney Houston Show
Nostalgia hits hard at The Whitney Houston Show

The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the best of Whitney Houston, when she was at the top of her game...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Teen talent with Kwini Kuza
#YouthMonth: Teen talent with Kwini Kuza

Kwini Kuza, a six piece Durban Afro-pop band of 13 and 14 year olds was formed in February 2016 and is already garnering much attention for their mature sound...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Jun 2017

Justin Bieber: listless pop prince rides a tide of teen hormones
Justin Bieber: listless pop prince rides a tide of teen hormones

“My girlfriend left me for Justin Bieber, can I get a hug?” reads the sign a gangly teen holds. Seems like this strat is working, he has already amassed a queue of young nubiles waiting to get a cuddle and take a selfie with him.

By Ruth Cooper 18 May 2017

#MusicExchange: Mo-T
#MusicExchange: Mo-T

We caught up with Moshe Kgasoane, better known as Mo-T, the trumpeter from ever-popular band, Mi Casa to get to know the man behind the music.

By Ruth Cooper 15 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Seven marketing tips for up-and-coming musicians

If as a musician you want a decent chance at becoming more recognised and making it to the professional circuit, you need to know how to market yourself...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

DECA will wow fans at The Showroom in Prince Albert
DECA will wow fans at The Showroom in Prince Albert

Violinist Herman Steyn and guitarist Douw Steyn have teamed up to form the new music group DECA, and will be performing songs from their debut album Black Sails at the Showroom Theatre on Saturday, 8 April at 8pm.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Apr 2017

Majozi
#BrandManagerMonth: Majozi on the road with Premier Hotels & Resorts

Premier Hotels & Resorts have made rising star Majozi its official brand ambassador for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Mar 2017

Mi Casa - charismatic, stylish and sleek
Mi Casa - charismatic, stylish and sleek

The dust of our dreams for the last two weeks has finally settled and I am both filled with joy and exhausted to have come through it all.

By Charles Siboto 29 Mar 2017

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Beyonce's preggy picture is now Instagram's most-liked snap ever

We've only recently said goodbye to the first month of 2017, and already Instagram has a new record-breaking image. The post in question comes from none other than Queen B herself, Beyonce...

By Andy Walker 2 Feb 2017

Alice Phoebe Lou returns
Alice Phoebe Lou returns

Soulful Capetonian singer and songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou has recently returned to home soil after a successful stint of living and performing in Berlin. We got in touch with her to find out more about this move as well as her thoughts on our local music scene.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2017

Four festival highlights from Up The Creek 2017
Four festival highlights from Up The Creek 2017

Up The Creek 2017 may have started with charcoal coloured clouds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning, yet despite this moody AF start it was one of the best UTCs I've been to yet.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Jan 2017

Dominic Peters from Goldfish
Summer submersion with Goldfish

As you should know by now, the Goldfish duo is made up of Dominic Peters and David Poole, both of whom are classically trained Jazz musicians and hail from Cape Town...

By Charles Siboto 21 Dec 2016

The new sounds of Toya Delazy
The new sounds of Toya Delazy

After a stint of living and performing in the UK and recent African tour, Toya Delazy aka Latoya Buthelezi is back on home ground, bringing with her a new attitude and an edgier tone.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2016

#BBMGetIn is the gift of gigging
#BBMGetIn is the gift of gigging

BBM launches summer, in pure Jozi-style with an exclusive, secret venue gig that includes SA's hottest artists Black Coffee and Black Motion...

By Mike Sharman 7 Nov 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Rocking the Daisies pioneer in festival greening
#SustainabilityMonth: Rocking the Daisies pioneer in festival greening

Since its inception in 2006, Rocking the Daisies has always striven to promote green principles and practices and over the years has further entrenched and expanded on these views and initiatives.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Oct 2016

Polydimension progression with ISO
Polydimension progression with ISO

Today sees the release of ISO's latest album, 'Polydimension'. I got in touch with vocalist Richard Brokensha to find out about the band's sixth studio release as well as his thoughts on the SA music scene.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Sep 2016

Twin Alantic: Rock Wolf in Pop Clothing
Twin Alantic: Rock Wolf in Pop Clothing

I've finally hit that age where all music sounds the same to me. Recently a friend, who is a legend in the music review business, and I discussed the fact that 'they don't make music like they used to anymore.' Well Twin Atlantic changed my view on that at the private listening party for their new album, GLA...

By Natalie Jardine 14 Sep 2016

Overtime with Das Kapital
Overtime with Das Kapital

Dance Music DJ and producer Das Kapital recently launched a compilation album, Das Kapital Presents Overtime, showcasing 15 of the best new recordings from his Do Work Records stable. We chat to him to find out more as well as his plans when it comes to musical progression.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Sep 2016

Time for Medicine Boy
Time for Medicine Boy

Medicine Boy; a talented local duo act consisting of Andre Leo and Lucy Kruger offers a soulfully grimy and silkily dark sound and aesthetic. We chat to Lucy Kruger about their new LP 'Kinda Like Electricty' which releases today.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Aug 2016

Lloyd Cornwall chats Tomorrowland Unite
Lloyd Cornwall chats Tomorrowland Unite

Tomorrowland Unite, the live streaming version of the massive Belgium music festival Tomorrowland, comes to the Ticketpro Dome in Joburg this Saturday, 23 July.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jul 2016

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