The Next Gen Greats Podcast, Episode 1 – Scaling The Snake’s Skin: The Tyson S.T 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

Next Gen Playlists: Vibes, Love and Entanglements – 29 Songs Exploring Contemporary R&B and Soul in Southern Africa

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

That Pitori Spirit – An Exploration of Pretoria’s Burgeoning Hip-Hop & R&B Scene

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

South African Artists You Shouldn’t Be Sleeping On, Second Edition.

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.