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Do you want to become the next Jeremy Loops, do you want to incorporate his style to your music, well… Here’s your chance! Continue reading
Utopia Music Festival 2013 – Review
Written by Dee Theart (@deetheart) and Katherine Brookes (@KathValenti)
Photography by Ezelle Louw – Lupa Photography (@LupaPhotography)
Let’s take a look at the South-African music festival calendar: at the beginning of the year there are a few weekend festivals, and suddenly nothing, nada, zilch; zero excitement for many months. Then out of the blue the very first Utopia Music Festival made an appearance, and it seemed like a heavenly oasis in the dry months of no festivals. The renowned festival venue Nekkies, close to Worcester and Rawsonville, played host to the inaugural event. This was a weekend that we’d been looking forward to for weeks. On Friday when the time came to hit the road, we could barely contain our excitement. Sing-a-longs in the car made the route shorter and before we could say ‘Utopia’, we were in front of the fest’s gate. Continue reading
Entertainment icon and multi-platinum artist Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, has confirmed his visit to South Africa. The “REINCARNATED” rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, actor Snoop Lion, is set to perform in Johannesburg on 19 May at Ellis Park Arena and in Cape Town on 21 May at Grand Arena, GrandWest. Snoop will perform an array of his classic and most recent hits such as “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Gin and Juice” and “Young, Wild and Free,” as well as new material from his forthcoming reggae and dancehall inspired album, REINCARNATED, promising all concert-goers an exciting live music experience. Continue reading
MKBESTEMMING, an Onderro(c)k productions production, is a new web series, showcasing our country’s hottest music folk in a fresh faced human way.
Louise Pieterse, Sune Lotter and Nicole Olwagen are the leading ladies, heading this exciting venture.
Dankie, Ek is Veilig Hier Musiek Video:
Fotograaf en videograaf, Fred van Leeuwen van The Image Engineer, het by die groep op toer aangesluit. Fred is ‘n aanhanger van die groep en spandeer sy tyd om ‘n loopbaan vir homself te maak deur dokumentêre films vir musiekante, musiekfeeste asook konserte te maak. Dus was hy die perfekte kanidaat om ‘n intieme, agter-die-skerms perspektief te gee oor Van Coke Kartel se lewe op toer. Continue reading
Onderhoud deur : Ezelle Louw (@lupaphotography)
Foto’s verskaf deur Rachelle Crous Publicity
Dankie vir die goeie tye, die banke en vloer om op te slaap, die krewe en afval, die vure en biere, ons sien weer!
- Zinkplaat -
10 jaar van plaasgeraas later, en Zinkplaat vat ‘n laaste draai in hul loopbaan. Na jare van goeie musiek, nasionale toere, 5 albums en indrukwekkende stories, sien die manne van Stellenbosch ons af met ‘n laaste album getiteld Retrospekulasie.
Retrospekulasie is vroeg in 2013 opgeneem by Sunset Studios en is soos hul vorige albums vervaardig deur Jürgen von Wechmar. Die titel verwys na spekulasie en die kwaliteit van ons herinneringe – hoe ons die leemtes vul, hoe ons die geskiedenis skryf en hoe dit ons spekulasie in die toekoms beïnvloed. Continue reading
Cape Town based rockers Goodnight Wembley have signed a deal with Sony Music Africa and announced the release of their debut album BANG! for June 2013.
With the release of the BANG! album they will be doing a ‘Bad Reputation’ SA tour launching on April 30, 2013. The five-piece band, comprised of members from Taxi Violence, 7th Son and Dead Lucky, bring together unique musical sensibilities and describe their sound as “old school Rock ‘n Roll with a grunge twist.”
They will be playing alongside ISO or Isochronous, Pretoria’s “Smart Pop” band with the very well know vocalist Richard Brokensha. Continue reading
Review by: Karl Kemp
Photography: Vetman design and photography
We South Africans have an embarrassing habit of automatically clapping in the general direction of anything resembling a foreign accent over a microphone. The Kooks made a happy little splash in 2006 with their debut effort, but the subsequent decline was frustratingly inevitable and reached its pinnacle with the universal panning of their third effort more than 4 years ago. Despite this, the atmosphere in the film warehouse where our personal culmination of all this history went down was warm, frills free, exciting and quite obviously expected. Continue reading
“Why should anyone care about this album?” There’s a nervous pause as my leading question lingers in the air. Then someone says: “Because it’s Taxi Violence.” There’s no laughs, no smug satisfaction, just a point blank declaration: you know who we are.
We’re at Heritage Sounds studios, in a dank room above Marshall Music on Buitengracht Street in Cape Town. Taxi Violence shoot the shit about their upcoming fourth album in between vocal takes; the one they’ve said will claim back their title as the best live band in South Africa. Continue reading