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 Jazz/Blues

Tristan Waterkeyn

To The Hills

Tristan Waterkeyn’s been around – born in Tanzania, moved to Kenya, then to Zimbabwe and then SA where he learned to play the guitar resulting in his debut solo album, Hay Day .

 Afrikaans

Kobus!

Hoenderman

Kobus! was the power-rock SA duo formed initially in 2000 by Theo Crous (Nudies guitarist) and Francois Blom (ex-Voice of Destruction vocalist), here with a big track off their self-titled debut album .

 Jazz/Blues

Gil Hockman

The Ballad Of Me And The Doctor

Some hip new Joburg blues from one of its troubadours off his new debut solo album, Too Early In The Journey .

 Rock

Lyzyrd Kyngs

Gypsy Boy

SA music legend Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band, Arthur and Rudolph Dennis and AJ Graham, have shared stages and jammed across Southern Africa resulting in their first joint album, One Night Only, recorded last winter and just released as The Lyzyrd Kyngs.

 Jazz/Blues

Guy Buttery

Sibanisezwe

A track off Fox Hill Lane, this Kwazulu-Natal guitar wizard’s third album, beautifully textured with a whole array of instrumentation, all of these played by an equally impressive line up of established musicians.

 Dance/House/Electro

Kalahari Surfers

Straight To The Hips

Warrick Sony unleashes his latest Kalahari Surfers’ album One Party State, featuring heavy dubstep style wobbly-bass-groove tracks and cut up voice samples.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Kwesta

Babhemi Ft. Sandile Ziqubu

A smoking hot track from this emerging artist off the popular album Special Rekwest .

 Jazz/Blues

Mr J

Undenzani

Mr J is Joel Martins who runs a small recording studio from his Cape home where he not only records his own creations, like The First Step , but also young aspiring artists from his local community.

 Jazz/Blues

Heels over Head

Inyandz Leyo

A great track off the debut album, Could It Be , from this all female jazz band from Durban.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Moontide

On their latest EP, World Among The Clouds , the band previously known as Nungarin has remolded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, african, and folk music.

 Afrikaans

Koos Kombuis

Babilon Blues

Some classic Afrikaans reggae from the SA music legend off his album, Niemandsland & Beyond!

 Kwaito

The Mahotella Queens

Thandanani

This legendary SA singing trio formed in 1964 and is noted for its clear three-part harmonies, Mbaqanga township music and fast-paced mgqashiyo dancing, off the Afromagic collection.

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 Pop

Carol Thorns

Red City

A new single off the album, Fireflies In The Rain, the debut solo album from one of South Africa’s leading electric cellists who is best known for her work with the Cape Town group CODA as well as with the groups Electro-Muse and Sterling Electric Quartet.

 Dance/House/Electro

Prolurv Charm

Once Upon A Dream

This hot new track is for all those who love deep house music and showcases the endless tricks and skills of Prolurv Charm’s house music production.

 Rock

Piet Botha

Die Heks Is Dood

One of the eleven new tracks specially recorded by this veteran SA artist inspired by his appearance in the recent spooky KykNET TV series Wie Lê Waar? off the album Spookpsalms.

 Jazz/Blues

Terry Dean

Blues With A Capital C

Terry Dean writes and plays his own brand of blues, rock and folk music on his latest album Blues with a Capital C , which was recorded live at a local festival and features guest musicians Dave Smith on keyboard, Davie Namonde on bass and Thapelo Monareng on drums.

 Rock

Holly & The Woods

Surrender

The brand new single from this dynamic rock band from Johannesburg.

 Afrikaans

Elzahn Rinquest

Donderwolke

The production of her debut solo album Secret Surprise saw Elzahn collaborating talents with acclaimed South African musicians such as Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Jesse Jordon, Louis Esterhuizen, Ramon Alexander and award winning mixing engineer David Langemann.

 Jazz/Blues

Cape Town Sessions

Boom Straat

A song from the compilation Jazzing and Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions an eclectic trip through the traditional and modern landscape of Cape Jazz with the city’s finest musicians.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Luna Paige

Green Eyes

On her album, Wonderful Life , this Cape-based songstress sings about the light and dark side of life, the undeniable relationship between these two opposites, and how we cannot exist without either of them.

 Country/Folk

Laurie Levine

Beautiful Loser

A track from the highly rated Johannesburg Nu-Folk’ singer-songwriter off her third album Six Winters released through Rhythm Records.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mingus

Fallin

Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.

 Rock

Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Sylvester

Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

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Lyzyrd Kyngs album is now available

Lyzyrd Kyngs
Lyzyrd Kyngs - One Night Only

Released: 16th March 2012

Tracks:

  1. When You Get To Heaven
  2. The Day The World Lost It’s Mind
  3. Rosie
  4. Children Of Africa
  5. Kalahari Sands 305
  6. Blues For Robert
  7. Gypsy Boy
  8. Skoor Met Die Dood
  9. Same Damn Blues
  10. Evangeline

Musicians:

  • Piet Botha: vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Arthur Dennis: vocals, guitar
  • Rudy Dennis: vocals, drums
  • AJ Graham: bass

Download:

Rhythm Music Store

Buy CD:

Piet Botha Music

Kwela For Mandela – Randy Rambo En Die Rough Riders (aka Die Naaimasjiene)

From 1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf

Kwela For Mandela – Randy Rambo En Die Rough Riders (aka Die Naaimasjiene) (Prisoner 46664 probably never heard this on its release)

Die Saai Lewe by Die Naaimasjiene
Die Saai Lewe by Die Naaimasjiene

Randy Rambo sounds like a promiscuous machine gun toting all American hero, but he wasn’t, he was Theuns Engelbrecht, a disaffected Afrikaaner growing up during apartheid’s death throes. He and his Rough Riders recorded an album called ‘Die Saai Lewe’ which achieved the unique feat of being the only Afrikaans album to ever be banned in its entirety by the apartheid government. The album was re-released in 1997 but under the guise of Die Naaimasjiene, the group’s new name.

‘Kwela For Mandela’ was one of the tracks on this album and was performed live at the Houtstok Rokfees and sounds like The Aeroplanes recording in a township in the 80’s. It’s got that township bass that I have always imagined is what actually powers the minibus taxis, and the 80’s synthesizers and slightly off key vocals that give it a home cooked feel. There is also a lovely jazzy trumpet interlude.

Of course the lyrics were controversial at the time. No one with a white skin was allowed to give Mandela the time of day, let alone a whole kwela (despite the song not really being kwela), but Randy was prepared to break with tradition and the result was this little gem which, although it got zero attention from the mainstream, was an important building block in the growth of Afrikaans rock music.

by John Samson

http://fs12.rhythmmusicstore.com/File/Listen/9044

Where to find it:

Houtstok Rockfees – Various Artists (LP, 1990), Gallo, HOUT1
Houtstok Rockfees – Various Artists (CD, 1998) Wildebeest, WILD013
Die Saai Lewe – Die Naaimasjiene (1997)

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 Rock

Anthony Caplan & Andrew Tracey

Open

A track off Guitar Tunes the recent album from this acclaimed musician and composer accompanied by Prof Andrew Tracey of The Andrew Tracey Steelband.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Drive All Day

The new single from Summer Shade’s latest EP features a mixture of rock, tribal, African, folk and a whole lot more.

 Afrikaans

Al’astair

Die Meisie Van De Aar

More Afrikaans Rock ‘N Tjank sounds from this singer-songwriter who is building a strong reputation for his incisive lyrics. This track is off his debut album My Hond Fanie.

 Country/Folk

K, Ray & The Bird

Coffee In The Rain

The new single from this five-piece folky group off their recent album Rhymes In The Attic.

 Rock

Peter Hoven

Fire Still Burns

A track off this Johannesburg based singer-songwriter’s debut pop-rock solo album No Apologies .

 Rock

Jon Delinger

Crossroads

This Storm Rekordz artist is a Malawian by origin, grew up in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and was selected to represented South Africa in Sweden at the Ethno Music Festival. This song is from the album Never Walk Alone .

 Rock

Paint

Wage Your Wars

A new single off the Painting With Sound album from this Cape rock trio featuring Nelius Nortje, Jade Abbott and her booming bass, with Morné (Mojo) Barnardt on drums.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 

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 Jazz/Blues

Isja!

Struggle

A song off the self-titled debut album featuring the smooth melodic Bosmont jazz of Isja on the Shifty Records anti-apartheid record label, which always provided a platform for independent SA music with a social message.

 Pop

Rea Le Roux

Daar’s n Vrou wat Wag

The debut album, Al’s Van Jou from this vibrant and enthusiastic singer, actor and in-demand MC is a not to be missed pop-tinged album filled with potential hit tracks.

 Rock

12th Avenue

Time Bomb

Still riding the wave of his Idols’ success, here’s Mark Haze and his rock band with a song from the album, Sober.

 Country/Folk

Kenny Ray Daniel

Following a Shooting Star

On his debut album Feelings Out Of Sight, this old-school countryish musician still plays his Yamaha FG180 from the sixties on some of the songs he has written over the years.

 Jazz/Blues

Gil Hockman

Elvis Presley Blues

Some downbeat blues from the enigmatic troubadour from Jozi off his debut solo album, Too Early In The Journey.

 Afrikaans

Lara Frances

Wolwedans

Young, gorgeous and gifted. This describes the talented Lara Frances in a nutshell. Her new album, Little Rendition, is a delicious mixture of nu-folkish pop with the merest hint of rock.

David Bowie’s 2002 Predictions About Music are Pretty Close | TheNextWeb

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left. It’s terribly exciting. But on the other hand it doesn’t matter if you think it’s exciting or not; it’s what’s going to happen. – David Bowie

via David Bowie’s 2002 Predictions About Music are Pretty Close.

Latest Free Music from Channel 24

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ras Sheehama

Kings Music

A track from the reggae master off Afromagic, a spellbinding feast of magical African music showcasing the best artists on the African continent.

 Dance/House/Electro

Card On Spokes

Touchy Touchy

First single off In You Go, the debut album by Card On Spokes – the solo electronica/hip hop/afrikaans/instrumental project of Cape Town based musician and producer Shane Cooper.

 Rock

Justin Swart

One for the boys

Brighter Than The Sun is the debut six-track EP from this talented young Cape artist who began building his skills as a lapslide guitarist which has now become his signature instrument.

 Afrikaans

Lara Frances

Wolwedans

Young, gorgeous and gifted. This describes the talented Lara Frances in a nutshell. Her new album, Little Rendition, is a delicious mixture of nu-folkish pop with the merest hint of rock.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Shed Your Skin

This first single and title track off the Stellenbosch rockers’ new second album, topped 5fm’s local rock chart.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Masta-Li

Don Wanna Go to Work

A hip hop artist, songwriter, singer, and record producer from KZN whose newly-released Durban Kings album rocks the house with pumping sounds and great beats.

 Rock

Paint

Love Sweet Dreams

There’s a lot of interest around this new trio and their excellent 100% independent debut album Painting With Sound.

 Afrikaans

Marcato

100 000 Keer

Pieter Smit and Ben van Zyl, two young musicians from Pretoria, combine their talents on this impressive English and Afrikaans album When This Whistle Blows.

 Rock

Ike Moriz

Not About You

This radio-friendly, catchy and infectious love song is off the new album Breathing Dreams, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted, unique, brand-new Rock/Pop songs.

 Dance/House/Electro

Simply Dead

Emoticon Breakdown

Simply Dead is Toast Coetzer, Jane Breetzke and Jon Savage. The band formed in Cape Town in 2011 and have just released their first album, Emoticon Breakdown.

 World Music

John Edmond

Did You Ever See A Kudu Cry

From the album Wild and Beautiful and Free, an album about the conservation of our wild creatures, from the rhinoceros to the blue whale, together with environments such as our natural forests.

 Rock

Jim Neversink

All Apaches To The Snow

Some typically A-grade indie folk-rock from the Johannesburg musician’s recent album, Skinny Girls Are Trouble.

‘Searching For Sugar Man’ To Open 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

‘Searching For Sugar Man’, a new documentary about Rodriguez by Swedish film director, Malik Bendjelloul, will be one of the three opening films at next week’s 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The film will have its international premiere next Thursday 19th January, at the Sundance Festival as a representative of the World Documentary section of the Festival.

‘Searching For Sugar Man’ was completed over the past three years and was filmed in Cape Town and Detroit, and other South African and US locations.

More Info:

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/120073/searching_for_sugar_man

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118047898

http://www.indiewire.com/article/meet-the-2012-sundance-filmmakers-malik-bendjelloul-searching-for-sugar-man

http://collider.com/sundance-2012-film-competition-line-up/129488/#more-129488 – Searching for Sugar Man / Denmark, United Kingdom (Director: Malik Bendjelloul) — Rodriguez was the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was. Hailed as the greatest recording artist of his generation he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context many miles away. World Premiere. Day One Film.

For more info, please contact:

Sugar

Sugarman.org

Email: sugar@sugarmusic.co.za

Latest Free Music from SAmp3.com and Channel 24

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 World Music

John Edmond

Did You Ever See A Kudu Cry

From the album Wild and Beautiful and Free, an album about the conservation of our wild creatures, from the rhinoceros to the blue whale, together with environments such as our natural forests.

 Rock

Jim Neversink

All Apaches To The Snow

Some typically A-grade indie folk-rock from the Johannesburg musician’s recent album, Skinny Girls Are Trouble.

 Rock

The Sick-Leaves

All These Foolish Things (I’ve Said)

A track from this highly-rated SA rock band off their debut album Tunnel Vision which was nominated for a Best Alternative Album: English SAMA.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Shane Q The Genesis

McDonalds

First single off his debut album, Life &Death from this hip hop artist whose inspiration is American rapper 2Pac.

 Pop

Linda Kilian

Alive

The video for this new talented vocalist’s big hit off her debut album, Undiscovered was filmed at Silverstar Casino.

 Rock

The Brothers Streep

Anna Paquin

The Brothers Streep are an acoustic comedy band from Cape Town who gained international exposure when they were Skyped on BBC 1’s The Graham Norton Show to perform this track off their album, Suitable For The Whole Family.

 Jazz/Blues

Rus Nerwich

Knowers Ark

A track off the debut album As Above So Below from this innovative and acclaimed Cape Town jazz saxophonist.

 Rock

Catlike Thieves

Maybe Baby

First single off this new band’s long awaited debut album Nine Lives – these 12 foot-stomping, skirt-lifting, sister-kissing rock ‘n roll / rockabilly songs will have you up on your feet and dancing in no time.

 Rock

Blackstoneradio

Out of Rock

Putting the roll back into rock, Blackstoneradio combines back-leaning riffs with addictive vocal melodies by fusing 90s hard-rock with old school, classic rock.

 Rock

Colour Blind

Wanpersepsie

The Bloemfontein band who were the unanimous winners of a recent Rockspaaider competition with a new track off their debut album My Identiteit.

 Dance/House/Electro

Spoek Mathambo

Control (Richard the Third Remix)

Produced with a harder, side-chain synth approach, its designed for the peak-hour dancefloor.

 Rock

Blackstoneradio

Sideways Lover

Putting the roll back into rock, Blackstoneradio combines back-leaning riffs with addictive vocal melodies by fusing 90s hard-rock with old school, classic rock.

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 Rock

Catlike Thieves

Maybe Baby

First single off this new band’s long awaited debut album Nine Lives – these 12 foot-stomping, skirt-lifting, sister-kissing rock ‘n roll / rockabilly songs will have you up on your feet and dancing in no time.

 Rock

Blackstoneradio

Out of Rock

Putting the roll back into rock, Blackstoneradio combines back-leaning riffs with addictive vocal melodies by fusing 90s hard-rock with old school, classic rock.

 Rock

Colour Blind

Wanpersepsie

The Bloemfontein band who were the unanimous winners of a recent Rockspaaider competition with a new track off their debut album My Identiteit.

 Dance/House/Electro

Spoek Mathambo

Control (Richard the Third Remix)

Produced with a harder, side-chain synth approach, its designed for the peak-hour dancefloor.

 Rock

Blackstoneradio

Sideways Lover

Putting the roll back into rock, Blackstoneradio combines back-leaning riffs with addictive vocal melodies by fusing 90s hard-rock with old school, classic rock.

 Afrikaans

Huis Najaar

Somer Is Op Ons

Huis Najaar, a 5-piece Afrikaans rock outfit from PE, have been described by Van Coke Kartel as “somewhere between Jax Panik and Die Heuwels Fantasties”.

 Pop

Bianca le Grange

Met My Hart en Siel

The title track off this ex-Idols finalist’s long awaited Afrikaans album, which boasts twelve original catchy songs and styles which vary from jazz and contemporary, to rock and pop.

 Rock

Mr Cat & The Jackal

Jimmy The Lonesome

A new track off this amazing group’s second studio album, containing a total of 16 songs and featuring an eclectic mix of acoustic, country, rock and roll and blues.

 World Music

African Cream Freedom Choir

Hamba Kahle Mkhonto

Some stirring sounds from this wonderful choir off their Freedom Songs collection on the African Cream label.

 Gospel

WorshipHop

I Long To Know

This emotive Gospel hip-hop music draws from the scriptures for the underlying basis and inspiration to the lyrical styleand content of Worshiphop songs.

The Rescu: New SA band great reviews and upcoming gig dates.

The Rescu
The Rescu

“It was the first time I’ve watched them live and man, it’s not a lie

when Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer) and Marco Gomes (Prime Circle) say

that these guys are the next big thing in South Africa. They are tight

and their passion for making good music really shows up in their warm

and killer stage presence.”

http://skew.co.za/?p=3926

The Rescu uplifts!

The Rescu released their debut album in August and has received great reviews up to date, complimenting the band as a new SA Rock act to look out for. Evan Milton commented in his article in Weekend Argus: “The Rescu have announced their arrival on the South African music scene with a definitive debut and a much more rounded package than many brand new bands.” Claire Martens from MusicReview.co.za commented “For a trio, they certainly know how to fill the speakers” and Jana van Heerden noted in her review on Artslink.co.za “There is no doubt that The Rescu is a solid band with a successful career ahead.”

The band drew their inspiration for the songs from various elements and life experiences. Their genuine and heartfelt love for South Africa and its people inspired many of the tracks. The band name expresses their desire for something relevant, something needed, something out of the ordinary; something that happens to be in the right place at the right time.

As a band, we like the idea of getting people excited, being positive and focusing on the good stuff that life has to offer. Our performance as a band is an integral part of conveying a message of hope. We put a lot of effort into our live shows, we work hard at keeping the energy up and offering something special to the audience. We are all about bringing the rock and roll to every performance, having fun doing it and just letting the music say what it has to say. At the end of the day, our music is designed to inspire, to lift up. It`s about the triumph of the human spirit and its connection to the spiritual and physical world we live in.”

To date, The Rescu have performed with some of the biggest names on the SA music circuit, sharing the stage with Just Jinjer, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Foto na Dans and The Dirty Skirts. These performances, as well as the many smaller shows played by the band have given them the street cred they require to hold their own at any level of live performance.

Catch The Rescu live in November:

23rd November: &Union, Breestreet, Cape Town 8pm, free

26th November: Synergy Live, Main Stage, 3pm www.synergylive.co.za

27th November: V&A Waterfront with Prime Circle, 6pm, free

Website: www.therescu.com

Twitter: @therescuband

Facebook: www.facebook.com/therescuband.

Album available to download from Rhythm Music Store

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Download Minutes To Midnight by Chris Chameleon

Chris Chameleon’s brand new digital single Minutes To Midnight is available for download from RhythmMusicStore.com.

Minutes To Midnight by Chris Chameleon

(Click here to listen to Minutes To Midnight before downloading)

Other popular titles by Chris Chameleon include As Jy Weer Skryf and Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou. You might also enjoy Mystic Myle 1988-2005 by Valiant Swart, Wonderful Life by Luna Paige and Dutch Courage by aKING.

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