That Fire Release – March 2021; featuring Elizée, Andrei Damane, Phiwo, Benny Afroe, Westside Kam & more

That Fire Release is be a round-up of my thoughts on recently released singles that I mess with. Featured singles from Elizée, Andrei Damane, Phiwo, Westside Kam, Noshow and SOAW. Continue reading That Fire Release – March 2021; featuring Elizée, Andrei Damane, Phiwo, Benny Afroe, Westside Kam & more

Hella Late to the Heat featuring Joda Kgosi, Lookatups, Nalu, Poptain, Nu Edison and Melania Amoy

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

Artists You Shouldn’t Sleep On, Seventh Edition – Thato Saul, Filah Lah Lah, Bauer Larson and Hunter Rose.

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.

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