Hella Late To The Heat, a format where I can discuss artists and/or songs I may have missed, overlooked or was not aware of during my last breakdown periods. This edition includes Melania Amoy, Nu Edison, Nalu, LOOKATUPS, Joda Kgosi and Poptain Continue reading Hella Late to the Heat featuring Joda Kgosi, Lookatups, Nalu, Poptain, Nu Edison and Melania Amoy
Roho, the enigmatic alt-R&B singer from Pretoria, breaks down his debut record Ephemeral on our latest episode of The Next Gen Greats Podcast. Continue reading The Next Gen Greats Podcast, Episode 2 – The Ephemeral Experience: The Roho Story
So… we’ve started a podcast and let’s talk about it! Next Gen Greats is moving into the podcasting space and I’m so excited about it because it feels like a natural progression to what we’ve been gradually building. Our first … Continue reading The Next Gen Greats Podcast, Episode 1 – Scaling The Snake’s Skin: The Tyson S.T Story
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.
Vibes, Love and Entanglements consists of 29 tracks released roughly within the last year by artists born or based within Southern Africa. Vibes sonically explores the R&B family through its differing sub-genres and moods from contemporary R&B, acoustic soul and trap-soul to quiet storm and vintage R&B and more experimental spaces. Continue reading Next Gen Playlists: Vibes, Love and Entanglements – 29 Songs Exploring Contemporary R&B and Soul in Southern Africa
Una Rams hosted a listening sessions for his upcoming EP, Crush. These are some of the things he revealed about his new project. Continue reading Una Rams Set to Crush New Era and Isn’t Shy About It
That Fire Release is a round-up of my thoughts on recently released singles that I mess with. This pieces covers work from Muneyi, Titose, Dibi, Kayla and Tyson S.T Continue reading That Fire Release – 26th July 2020 featuring Muneyi, Titose, Dibi, Kayla and Tyson S.T
An exploration of 10 of my favourite songs from the first half of 2020. Continue reading Favourite Songs of 2020 Thus Far – The Next Generation of Greats Selections
More often than not, producers are the architects behind great music. They create and mould the atmosphere and world our ears inhabit within any piece of music. It’s a great balancing act one has to do when it comes to producing music with vocals; one has to find a way of establishing an indelible sonic footprint whilst providing a canvas for the performing artist to soar and explore their creative vision. In this blog series, I’ll be spotlighting young music producers I’ve found on the net who I feel are making great strides and/or have the potential to be our next great architects in music. This is the second edition. Continue reading Producers on The Rise, Volume 2: Elizee, Bubele Booi, Zarro and 808x.
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