South African Rock Digest Charts #1 [2000 to 2004]

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The first in a series of mixes inspired by the charts from the The South African Rock Music Digest (fondly referred to as “The SA Rock Digest” or simply “The Digest”) which was a weekly, free subscription e-mag about South African rock and pop music published digitally from 1999 to 2004.

Founded on 27th January 1999 by Brian Currin and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman.

Re-established in 2009, as part of Sugar Music, embracing social media tools and platforms.

Full list of charts can be found at:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarocklists.html

Track list
1. Rise ‘n Shine – Moodphase5ive
2. Africa’s Not For Sissies – Syd Kitchen
3. Set Of Wheels (Karoo Anthem) – Karen Zoid
4. Nkalakatha – Mandoza
5. Gee Raat – KOBUS!
6. Since I Met You – New World Inside (early Fokofpolisiekar)
7. Crazy Over You (5FM Unearthed version) – Zen Arcade
8. Praha Paradise – Ernestine Deane
9. Kakstraat – Battery 9
10. Donkey Rattle – Felix Laband
11. Dig It – Kalahari Surfers
12. Long Holiday – The Sunshines
13. Fragile – Venessa Nolan
14. Stoute Boude – Anton Goosen & Beeskraal
15. Sestien Jaar Met ‘n Vals Kitaar – Koos Kombuis
16. Sweet Stellenganga – Akkedis
17. Beach Girl – Natalia
18. Lovesong – Dolly Rockers
19. Fokofpolisiekar – Fokofpolisiekar
20. Things To Consider – Skwirmish
21. Paralyzer – Ghetto Muffin
22. Gangsta – The Rudimentals
23. Gasoline – Saron Gas (early Seether)
24. Say Goodbye – Scarlet Host
25. Humanarium – Bed On Bricks
26. Indigo Girl – Watershed
27. Life (Theme From Big Brother TV series 2001) – Semisane
28. Vodka – Mathys Roets
29. Strate Van Pretoria – Beeskraal
30. Mooie Vrou – Kaal
31. When I Get The Blues – Delta Blue
32. Only Yesterday – Sharkbrother
33. Go Fuck Yourself – Janie Jones

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  Afrikaans

Die Radio Kalahari Orkes

Renaissance

A track off the album, Grootste Treffers by Radio Kalahari Orkes, a group that established themselves as favourites in the SA musical landscape through a series of hits and top selling albums starring actor and TV personality Ian Roberts as lead singer and world renowned writer Rian Malan as co-composer and lyricist.

 Pop

Linda Kilian

Feel Like Home

This duet with Rian Swanepoel is off her Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie album featuring some great songs in both English and Afrikaans.

 Pop

Shortstraw

Mary Jane

More intelligent nu-pop off the album You’re Underfed, I’m Wonderful from this new band currently getting a lot of attention on the Johannesburg scene.

 Jazz/Blues

Ian von Memerty

U R Fantastic

When Port Elizabeth-based TV host (Strictly Come Dancing), reality TV series judge (SA’s Got Talent) and multi-award winning performer and theatrical creator, Ian von Memerty embarks on a new project, he does it big – like on his first commercial CD, titled U R Fantastic .

 Country/Folk

Gary Thomas

The Assassin Sat and Pondered

Gary Thomas produced and engineered his Contraption Distoria album himself with only one special guest in the form of guitar hero Guy Buttery on this particularly eerie track.

 Rock

McCully Workshop

Buccaneer

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Jam Jarr

Suck My Underground

A track off new album Suck My Underground, a 5-track journey into glitch, bass, rap, and debauchery from the African Dope label.

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Keith Ramaila

Kgomo Tsena

From this new talented musician’s self-produced album, My Jazz In House, a track that mixes world dance music with jazz to create a cool new sound.

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Bittereinder

Solidariteit

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 Rock

Chris Tait

The Truth

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 Pop

Daniel Baron

So Much More

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Not My Dog

Greed And Gold

This Pretoria based outfit ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal and tight live performances. Here’s a song from their latest self-titled album .

Rhythm Records new release: Laurie Levine – Six Winters (via Rhythm Records)

Rhythm Records new release: Laurie Levine – Six Winters Laurie Levine’s voice fuses childlike playfulness with maturity, a combination that evokes a wide range of emotions; a voice that is simply unique in its ability to engage the listener. Laurie’s catchy folk tunes are reminiscent of what you’d expect to be coming from world class contemporary folk acts the likes of Katie Melua, Lucinda Wil … Read More

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Classic South African Rock Songs available to download

Many of my favourite South African Rock songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s have been becoming available for download on Rhythm Music Store over the last while.

Here are a few of them, in no particular order:

Laurie Levine new album “Six Winters” (via Rhythm Records)

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Die Mystic Boer – Valiant Swart

Die Mystic Boer – Valiant Swart (Dis ’n Groot Avontuur)

Die Mystic Boer by Valiant Swart
Die Mystic Boer by Valiant Swart

I can’t help but think of The Doors’ ‘Riders On The Storm’ when I hear this song. Not that ‘Die Mystic Boer’ is a rip off of Jim Morrison’s classic, it’s just that it has a similar texture to it, and, on certain versions where Simon ‘Agent’ Orange is given free rein on the keyboards, the rich organ sound certainly owes something to Ray Manzarek. The fact that the cover of ‘Die Mystic Boer’ album features a man on a horse with a guitar furthers a ‘Riders’ ambiance.

Valiant hung out with the legendary Koos Kombuis (whom he met during his military service) but was not really part of the Voëlvry movement that brought Afrikaans rock music to the nation. However, in 1996, he released the album ‘Die Mystic Boer’, and became the leading light of the next phase of Afrikaan Rock music. The title track of the album
quickly established itself as not only an important Afrikaans blues song but also an important South African song. The lyrics are poetical, the music mystical and bluesy and the song is magical.

It is worth checking out some of the recorded live versions of the song such as that on the cassette only release ‘Voetstoets‘ and the ‘Tassenberg All Stars‘ (the first one) album.

Where to find it:

Lyrics:

op ‘n vaal vlakte
het ons hom die eerste keer gewaar
hy’t snaaks gedans en weggeraak
in ‘n waas van walms en wind
daar was klowe in die verte
en die son was nog jonk
en grys voëls het ons dopgehou
toe ons onder die oggend vir mekaar geknik het
ons gaan hom jag
die newels het gewink
die dag het geruik na nuwe bloed
en gebreek

veertig dae en veertig nagte
soek ons die mystic boer
maar soos die perde van middernag-gedagtes
bly hy op sy hoede en loer
oor sy skouer

ons loop deur die leegte
met ons oë vasgepen op ‘n stofwolk
waar sy voete die aarde ontstig het
met passies vol punk en plesierigheid
die môrestond het ons blinkgesmeer met vars hoop
op geluk en wysheid en vreugde
en vure vol verskeidenheid
en lig
na die berge, na die klowe, na die spelonke
dwarrel die gees
terwyl ons, die jagters, hom bestorm
met nette en tralies
en tyd

veertig dae en veertig nagte
soek ons die mystic boer
maar soos die perde van middernag-gedagtes
bly hy op sy hoede en loer
oor sy skouer

die grense van ons mission
was slegs die wind en weer
die bliksems en donders wat bangpraat
en reën bring om stof te kanselleer
hoe groter die drang na ontmoeting
met die koning van die nuwe asem
hoe woester die tog
en hoe stiller
daar was ‘n skaduwee om merker te speel
en ‘n uptempo rouklaag die magnet
en visioene van nuwe dinge
was oral

veertig dae en veertig nagte
soek ons die mystic boer
maar soos die perde van middernag-gedagtes
bly hy op sy hoede en loer
oor sy skouer

skielik was daar niks
behalwe ‘n vaal vlakte en die son
was ons alleen met water en jeans
die danser was weg
teen middernag was die maan treurig en mooi
en die grond het gesmaak na sout
en toe die nuwe oggend opstaan uit die berg
het grys voëls ons dopgehou
so as jy hom sien, en jy wil hom soek
doen dit gerus
want dis ‘n groot avontuur
alhoewel jy eindig
waar jy begin het

veertig dae en veertig nagte
soek ons die mystic boer
maar soos die perde van middernag-gedagtes
bly hy op sy hoede en loer

oor sy skouer met ‘n vreemde grynslag
en dans in die nánag met die maan
oor sy skouer met ‘n oog wat uitdaag
kom nader, kom vra my my naam

ek’s die Mystic Boer
die Mystic Boer

ek’s die Mystic Boer
die Mystic Boer

Valiant Swart - courtesy of Valiant.co.za
Valiant Swart - courtesy of Valiant.co.za

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Crystal Ball

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Iewers

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Zandile

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Zwakala

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Bay Of Bombay (Live)

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Restriction

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Keep me Awake

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Naked Flame

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Lovely Day

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Slikour

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Southern Right

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The Devil Always Wants to Dance

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Special Agents

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Misunderstood

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7 Day Hustle

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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
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Jakkie Louw - Gemaak in SA
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Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels - Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
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Pieter Naudé - Mooiste Meisie
Gert Vlok Nel - Beaufort-Wes se Beautiful Woorde
Bok Van Blerk - De La Rey
Lucas Maree - Kiekies
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Jennifer Ferguson - Hand Around The Heart
David Fourie - Vir 'n 100 000 Jare
Wicus van der Merwe - Hooit CD2 - Stories

Die Antwoord steals the show on YouTube for 2010 | memeburn

Die Antwoord steals the show on YouTube for 2010 | memeburn.

For the year of 2010 South Africans watched clips dominated by music and politics on YouTube, with Afrikaans trailer-trash rap group Die Antwoord stealing the show as one of the most watched for the year.

Die Antwoord’s singles ‘Enter the Ninja‘ racked up a massive 8,6-million views, while ‘Zef Side‘ received 5,2-million views.

Other local videos that drew significant interest included ‘6 Second Poison’ by Locnville (667,170) , ‘Show Dem – Make the Circle Bigger (223,944) and Jack Parow’s ‘Dans, Dans, Dans’ featuring Francois van Coke  (419,100). – Nur Bremmen

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
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David Kramer - Klassic Kramer
Rodriguez - Cold Fact (2008 US re-issue)
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Fredi Nest - Dronkverliefverslaafaanjou
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Goodluck feat. Gang of Instrumentals and AmaAmbushed – Bring the Glory Home

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