Kick It With You is a grand display of affection that finds Thato Saul trying to show how serious he is about a girl. It is finely-tuned hip-hop soul that doesn’t relent on Saul’s general optics in its pursuit of romance, and that’s really what makes this such a captivating listen for me. This isn’t just a love song, it’s a Thato Saul love song tightly fitted to his image. Continue reading Kick It With You – Thato Saul featuring Marcus Harvey [produced by MashBeatz], Top 22 Songs of 2022.
We are back with the seventh edition of Artists You Shouldn’t Sleep On and this one finds us stretching the borders past South Africa! This is an article series where we cover rising artists who we believe are releasing great stuff and/or have amazing potential. In this edition, I bring forth four more artists with compelling discographies: Bauer Larson, Thato Saul, Filah Lah Lah and Hunter Rose Continue reading Artists You Shouldn’t Sleep On, Seventh Edition – Thato Saul, Filah Lah Lah, Bauer Larson and Hunter Rose.
We’re back with another Hella Late To Heat Round-Up to recap on some of the music we’ve been jamming to whilst on break.
Artists include Blxckie, Xenia Manasseh, Kudz, Yolophonik, Thato Saul and more Continue reading Hella Late To Hate – featuring Yolophonik, Kudz, Xenia Manasseh, Blxckie and more
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
If there’s one thing K.O knows his way around it’s a hit. The iconic artist is nearing an almost two-decade run of capturing the zeitgeist, if not outrightly shifting it, with his music. This year saw him extending this run by producing one of the biggest hits of his career and of this decade with the sumptuous Sete. K.O recruits Blxckie & Young Stunna for this extravagant Afrobeats banger that finds them fawning over their partners, assuring these ladies that they will be set with them. Continue reading Sete – K.O featuring Young Stunna & Blxckie [produced by Calliemajik Beats, K.O & Glody ‘GloBeatz’ Kasongo], Top 22 Songs of 2022
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.
Welcome to Part 3, the penultimate choices before we announce our Top 22 of 2022. If history is anything to go by the penultimate list is usually the most reflective of where our core musical tastes have been within the past year. These are often the songs that just hit the spot from first listen and the ones I ran to the most to vibe out to and get lost in. Continue reading Our Songs of 2022 – Part 3 of 4
This is Part 1 of Next Gen Greats Songs of 2022, featuring reviews of African Artists like Miles, Oumou Sangare, Simi and so many more Continue reading Our Songs of 2022 – Part 1 of 4
All That Yazz has officially turned one! In commemoration of All That Yazz’ first year, we wanted to share some fun facts on the show. Continue reading All That Yazz Turns 1: Fun Facts on the Chart-Topping Podcast!