Tyson Sybateli tapped into a new creative gear with the release of Home. The album saw his style of storytelling become more exploratory in arguably his most thematically-driven body of work thus far. Less autobiographically personal in text, the record carries some of the artist’s most daring, accessible and personality driven records. My personal highlights being the soaring Growth that kept me going through the thick of things and our official pick, Heaven’s Gate, which provides concept storytelling that has enthralled me in any mood. Continue reading Heaven’s Gate – Tyson Sybateli featuring Francis Jay [produced by IllRose], Top 22 Songs of 2022
2022 saw the world start to properly re-open following multiple pandemic lockdowns and the musical floodgates came with it. If 2021 was breathless then 2022 was unrelenting in it’s release of music. From big mainstream acts to smaller and newer … Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Top 22 Songs of 2022.
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2021. Part 2 covers song by artists like Mas Musiq, Lordkez, Maglera Doe Boy, Tyler ICU & DJ Maphorisa and more Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2021 – Part 2
Our consolidate year-end list and review music that came out in 2020. All 51 songs and a playlist. Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2020: Full List
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2020. Part covers song ranked No. 51 – 30 with artists like Busiswa, DoouShii, Manu Worldstar and burningforestboy Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2020 – Part 1
As the Yanos wave continues to ride its gargantuan momentum, a separate tidal has been bubbling within the Pitori streets and digital airwaves and the current lockdown conditions have provided a platform for its relevance to come to the fore. With consistent releases from its indie sector that keep scaling the charts from ThandoNje to Thato Saul, I’m talking about Pretoria’s burgeoning and eclectic hip-hop & R&B scene. Within this piece I aim to explore the development of this sector, especially amongst its younger participants and the tight-knit community that seems to surround it. Continue reading That Pitori Spirit – An Exploration of Pretoria’s Burgeoning Hip-Hop & R&B Scene
The sun sets on a chilly afternoon somewhere within the Midrand area. A stream of flickering Christmas lights lead towards a sold-out crowd filled with a disarming number of trailblazing creatives; from producers and artists like Zarro, Francis Jay, Una … Continue reading Tron Pyre’s City of God: The Genesis of a Star
This is an article series where I cover independent songs and artists who I believe are releasing great stuff and have amazing potential. At the end of each of these articles there’ll be curated playlists with the featured artists music … Continue reading South African Artists You Shouldn’t Be Sleeping On, Second Edition.