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Moonchild Sanelly – Phases

On the cover of her new album Phases, Moonchild Sanelly makes visual what is inherent to her as an artist: she is a multitude of things all at once. Though she had well established herself as an icon in her home country’s underground, South Africa’s Moonchild Sanelly has seen significant

The rise of South Africa’s gqom as one of the foremost genres in dance music can be traced back to one innovator: Durban’s DJ Lag. Widely credited as the pioneer of the form, it’s Lag who is responsible for gqom’s distinctive hard edged, bass heavy sound known colloquially as ‘uthayela.’

There’s something inherently badass about an artist or band using their name as the title of one of their songs. It’s quite metal, actually. In that genre, it’s seen as a sort of flex by a band who’ve reached a point at which they’ve garnered the merit to pull such

From Sherelle’s BPM boosted jungle to Alice Glass’s cybergoth lo-fi synthpop, we roundup our favourite releases of the week. In no particular order:  OXIA – FATE When we spoke with iconic French producer Oxia earlier this year, he warned us of an incoming EP. Fate would be the EP in

What more is needed to prove that South African dance music is taking over the world? Gqom and amapiano are currently the country’s hottest cultural exports, and Black Coffee has just been nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album. It’s easy to see how gqom in particular resonates beyond

Image courtesy Hyperdub The sound of South Africa’s dance music underground is having a moment like never before. The township born forms of Gqom and Amapiano have infiltrated the landscape of European electronic music, with more and more producers turning to the rhythmic patterns and lurking, grime adjacent bass thumps

Image courtesy Poppy From UK underground fusions of afro dance beats to grunge alt-rock by a former internet star, we roundup our favourite releases of the week. In no particular order, here’s what we’ve had on repeat.  Ross From Friends – The Daisy British producer Felix Clary Weatherall, better known

Image by Zanele Muholi It makes a ridiculous amount of sense that Desire Marea should tap prolific queer South African photographer Zanele Muholi to shoot the cover for their immaculate debut album, DESIRE. No one else could have captured the multifaceted visionary quite like Muholi. Marea is an artist who

By: Niki van den Heever Representing Tshawne in the South African music scene, Black Motion, comprised of Robert Mahosana, AKA DJ Murda and percussionist, Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane formed in early 2010 and has since their hit ‘Banane Mavoko’ the duo has just sored to new heights. It didn’t take long

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