Latest Free Music on Channel 24

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Cape Town Sessions

Goema For Change

Experience the true spirit of Cape Town’s musical heritage with Jazzing and Jiving, the album that captures the spirit of this magnificent city with a host of accomplished musicians.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Jennifer Ferguson

Bay Of Bombay (Live)

A classic live track off this South African pop-folkie’s powerful Shifty album, Hand Around The Heart, on which her incisive vision and wit expose the fabric of white South African suburban life.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

The Sleepers

Restriction

First single off the hot new album, A Signal Path, from this highly-rated Cape Town rock band.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

Joint State

Keep me Awake

A track off the new EP called The Relief from this hard rocking Cape Town band.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Red Earth and Rust

Naked Flame

Red Earth & Rust’s is a compelling new voice in the singer/songwriter genre, with powerful storytelling and soulful lyrics with its new double album Dark Mercy and Wrestling the Angel, from which this song is taken.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Wendy Oldfield

Lovely Day

A track off the album, Singalong African Kidz a very special collection of original children’s songs crafted by renowned singer/songwriter Wendy Oldfield.

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Dubula 2.0 ft Kabelo

Slikour

The album Ventilation Vol 3 is by by Slikour who is regarded as one off the freshest and most influential Hip Hop entertainers in SA these days.

Latest Free Music Image World Music

Benguela

Southern Right

The double CD called ‘Sui’ by this Cape Town trio famed for their improvisational and inspirational musical creations, is regarded as one of their best.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Mr. Cat and the Jackal

The Devil Always Wants to Dance

Mr.Cat and the Jackal‘s brand new track off their new album Sins & Siren Songs.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Van der Want & Letcher

Special Agents

These two iconic SA musicians with their winning mix of folk, rock and hip-hop with something of the attitude of punk off their album, Lowriding.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Fulka

Misunderstood

The next single off the amazing folktronica album, The Mystery Of The Seven Stars from this Pretoria performer, produced by her husband, Jacob Israel.

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Kwesta

7 Day Hustle

Kwesta is a young rapper and Buttabing Entertainment’s newest signing who recently released his debut Hip Hop album Special Rekwest here with his first single off the album.

Top Downloads on Rhythm Music Store – 30 March 2011

aKING - The Red Blooded Years
Die Antwoord - $O$
Ray Dylan - Ek Wens Jy's Myne
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Heinz Winckler - Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo
Kurt Darren - Lekker Lekker
Zebra & Giraffe - Collected Memories
Jan Blohm - Groentrui
Fokofpolisiekar - Antibiotika
Monique - Ek Val Vir Jou
Adam Tas - Storm Van Liefde
Van Coke Kartel - Skop, Skiet En Donner
Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents - Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents
Bittereinder - 'n Ware Verhaal
Straatligkinders - Kan Ek Met Jou Dans
Various Artists - Huisgenoot 90 Jaar Van Afrikaanse Musiek CD2
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes - Heuningland
Various Artists - South African Indie Volume One
Jakkie Louw - Gemaak in SA
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels - Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
McCully Workshop - Buccaneer
Pieter Naudé - Mooiste Meisie
Gert Vlok Nel - Beaufort-Wes se Beautiful Woorde
Bok Van Blerk - De La Rey
Lucas Maree - Kiekies
Juanita du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers
Jennifer Ferguson - Hand Around The Heart
David Fourie - Vir 'n 100 000 Jare
Wicus van der Merwe - Hooit CD2 - Stories

Lefsetz Letter » Today’s Music Business Paradigm

Old schoolers think albums don’t sell what they used to because of theft. The real story is albums don’t sell because not enough people care. The audience is scattered. Then again, it’s easy to reach everybody online. You can gain great success. – Bob Lefsetz

via Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Today’s Music Business Paradigm.

Top Downloads at Rhythm Music Store

Ray Dylan - Ek Wens Jy's Myne
Monique - Ek Val Vir Jou
Jakkie Louw - Gemaak in SA
Heinz Winckler - Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo
Gazelle - Chic Afrique
Die Campbells - Komaan Kom Dans
Romanz - Ek Sal Getuig
Die Tuindwergies - Die Tuindwergies
Juanita du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers2 (2/2)
Nicholis Louw - Energie
Elizma Theron - Gee My Meer
Zebra & Giraffe - The Inside
Kurt Darren - Uit Die Diepte Van My Hart
Albert De Wet - Die Vensters Na My Siel
Oorlog Frankenstein - Oorlog Frankenstein
Wrestlerish - The Rude Mechanical
Straatligkinders - Kan Ek Met Jou Dans
Fredi Nest - Dronkverliefverslaafaanjou
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes - Heuningland
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Die Heuwels Fantasties met Laudo Liebenberg - Hyg Duiwel
Manie Jackson - MJ
Various Artists - South African Indie Volume One
Die Jakkie Louw Band - Alles In Een Glas
Bok Van Blerk - De La Rey
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels - Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
Wasserfall - Asem In
David Kramer - Klassic Kramer
Rodriguez - Cold Fact (2008 US re-issue)
aKING - Against All Odds

Up-to-date list of South African albums available from Retro Fresh

Soul Smiles

From Mahala

Monday, July 26th, 2010 by Duduzile Mathebula, images by Claire McNulty

Blk Sonshine at the Alexander Theatre somehow manage to transcend the venue’s rich ambience. It says a lot. Right in the heart of Braamfontein’s student district, by day the place bustles with workers and thousands of locals who live in the surrounding high rises. And by night the new middle class colonizes the streets: visible, boisterous and good-natured they trek here for sounds like no other.

Blk Sonshine is Masauko Chipembere and Neo Muyanga. Their first eponymous release came out in 1998. After ten-years, during which the duo split apart, one to the States, the other to Slaapstad, they released their second album, Good Life. They blend soulful melodies and percussive flurries over an acoustic flow evoking hip hop, jazz and folk among other traditional African influences.

The Alexander auditorium was happily full on the night. First up was Bongeziwe Mabandla, an up and comer, who dazzled with nothing besides a voice and a guitar, sincerely setting the tone for the show. After him was Two-parts Black who have rapturously diverting harmonies, then Tumi Molekane, poet turned MC, joined in. With spryly conscious rhymes and velvet lyricism, he was always going to be a crowd pleaser.  Then Blk Sonshine took over. I had to recline in my seat and take in the music. It was like a show tailored just for me. The band played a set list right out of my dreams. “Borders”, “Born in a Taxi”, “Building” and “Crazy,” – all firm favourites. Painter Nico Pocco – who did the covers for both their albums – dressed in a dashiki and white pants busied himself with canvas and paint (dirtying his pants). Soon an abstract painting emerged. The artist who has been with them from the beginning is a testament to the band’s easygoing commitment to keeping in touch with their roots. You’ve got to love that.

There’s sometimes a moment when audience and band are in unison live. Brought on by a familiar note, a gesture or a shared something in a song. At this show that moment happened during the tantric “Soul Smile”. Helped by its acoustic sparseness which enables intimacy as the vocals sink foxily in.

Songs from The Good Life made the crowd beam. It’s a much praised and understandably loved release. Watching the duo effortlessly interact with the audience, I was struck again by how consummate they are at winning a crowd, hatching a vibe and filling a room. The highlight for me was when Tumi returned with the rather dull MXO (who at this stage should like totally retire or completely renovate his sound). Along with Two Parts Black they all performed “Nkosi”. Masauko helpfully explained that Nkosi has a double meaning: “It means you know God for all those who believe, or just plain Thanks for anyone who doesn’t.”

The night came to a euphoric close with the song “Bahlalefi” (Sotho for “wise people”) from the first album. It seemed an appropriate end to a show dedicated, movingly, to the memory of Robbie Jansen and the dear departed Busi Mhlongo. Blk Sonshine are carrying the fire. We should thank them.

We Are Growing (2010 remix) by Margaret Singana with rap by Ryan Shields

Margaret Singana - We Are Growing (2010 remix)
Margaret Singana - We Are Growing (2010 remix)

‘We Are Growing 2010 Remix’ – an uplifting, upbeat remix of MARGARET SINGANA’s immortal African classic.

A 100% South African contribution to 2010 – featuring R&B artist Ryan Shields.

All the joy, the energy & the power of South Africa!

Download at Rhythm Music Store

Original version from 1986 also available at Rhythm Music Store

How can I sell my music online?

See Digital Music Sales

This is one of the questions I get asked very often by South African musicians.

In 2002 I was involved with creating the SAmp3. com portal for promoting South African music through free downloads. However there was no real way, at the time, to monetize these free give-aways.

In August 2006, I became a partner in starting Rhythm Online to sell MP3s to the world. This online store is now known as Rhythm Music Store (and also MyMusiek) and if you are a talented musician, published or unpublished, fill in the online electronic distribution agreement to have your tunes listed on Rhythm Online Music Store.

Would you like the world to hear and buy your music?

SAmp3. com can help you promote your music through channel24 and sell your MP3s to the world on the RhythmMusicStore.com.

And the best part is, there is no cost to you!

Music Sales:

If you wish to sell your music on RhythmMusicStore.com you will need to complete the easy online agreement.

All the information you need can be found there.

Currently Rhythm Music Store is only able to accommodate artists and labels with bank accounts in South Africa.

For selling MP3s on Rhythm Music Store we require a physical audio CD or CD-R for  for the following reasons:

  • Quality Control
  • Naming Convention
  • Creation of 30 second samples

Single songs are also fine (we list it as a album with only one track, and with its own artwork and blurb), but we still require the music to be supplied on an audio CD, please.

Postal address:
Rhythm Music Store
PO Box 399
Century City
7446
Cape Town

Physical address:

Brian Currin
c/o Mabu Vinyl
2 Rheede Street
Gardens
Cape Town
[Click here for a map]

Free Promotional Give-aways:

Please contact:

Stephen “Sugar” Segerman:
email: sugar@samp3.com
Phone: 021-423-7635 (office hours)

We will need your song(s) on an audio CD or CD-R, mailed, couriered or hand-delivered to us, so that we can rip the mp3s. We will also need some info about the band/artist and your authorisation of our use of your tracks as free mp3 downloads. You need only supply one copy of each album for both Rhythm Music Store and SAmp3.com

For free promotional give-aways you can also email your MP3s to brian@samp3.com

By sending MP3s to brian@samp3.com you are authorizing them to be used as free downloads.

Please do not send MP3s for selling on RhythmMusicStore.com, please see reasons above.

Postal address:
SAmp3.com
PO Box 399
Century City
7446
Cape Town

Physical address:
Mabu Vinyl
2 Rheede Street
Gardens
Cape Town
[Click here for a map]

SAMA Nominees: Best Alternative Music Album: English

Albums available to download on Rhythm Music Store

BLK JKS – After Robots
recommended track: Molalatladi

After Robots by BLK JKS
After Robots by BLK JKS

Hog Hoggidy Hog – Method To The Madness
recommended track: Sherry Ann

Method To The Madness by Hog Hoggidy Hog
Method To The Madness by Hog Hoggidy Hog


Mix n Blend – Look Mom No Hands
recommended track: Out Of Line feat Farrell Adams

Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend
Look Mom, No Hands by Mix N Blend


The Black Hotels – Films For The Next Century
recommended track: The Stone Wife

Films For The Next Century by The Black Hotels
Films For The Next Century by The Black Hotels

Recent releases from Rhythm Records

Recent releases from Rhythm Records

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