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Daft Punk's new album leaks
Daft Punk's new album leaks
Initial rumours that Daft Punk's new record would stream live at midnight next Monday spread like wildfire. Fans waited in anticipation,...
Rokia Traoré brings a spark of life to a country in political turmoil
Rokia Traoré brings a spark of life to a country in political turmoil
Before meeting Rokia Traoré, I had her pigeonholed as a very ­modern sort of artist, most comfortable ­traversing the globe just as...
Keeping up with Mr Jones: Where’s David Bowie Now?
Keeping up with Mr Jones: Where’s David Bowie Now?
When David Bowie chose to break a decade’s silence by releasing a single, Where Are We Now?, on his 66th birthday, dissenting voices...
Khuli Chana: Mother tongue lyricism
Khuli Chana: Mother tongue lyricism
Khuli Chana: Lost in Time
Make-Overs: Art-pop punk
Make-Overs: Art-pop punk
But that’s not likely and Pretoria’s art-pop punks know this.
Zuluboy: An MC trapped in a musician's body
Zuluboy: An MC trapped in a musician's body
Having listened to my fair share of Zuluboy’s albums, I increasingly get the sense that I’m dealing with an MC trapped in a...
Spoek Mathambo: Afro-futurism's heir apparent
Spoek Mathambo: Afro-futurism's heir apparent
THE FUTURE SOUND OF MZANSI  —Spoek Mathambo (Sony Music)
The Brother Moves On end 2012 on a high note
The Brother Moves On end 2012 on a high note
THE BROTHER MOVES ON — ETA EP (Independent)
The Soil: Kasi soul takes root
The Soil: Kasi soul takes root
Soulful ballads with an African feel are making a comeback in South Africa as we witness a few such artists being given the recognition they...
Lark: Sticking to a basic formula
Lark: Sticking to a basic formula
When Cape Town electro act Lark sprung onto the scene in 2005 with their Mouth of Me EP, the then-duo of Inge Beckmann and Paul Ressel was...
Busy Signal: Evolution rather than revolution
Busy Signal: Evolution rather than revolution
In the 1990s it was Buju Banton; he grew dreadlocks, while moving away from the DJ style that had brought him fame and infamy (he sits in an American...

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