Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

Posted by Michael Currin, 28 June 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 1 1 The Heart of a Fool aKING Against all Odds Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 3 2 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 12 3 Sokka (Diski) Teba 20-5-2-1 Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 8 4 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 6 5 Seasons Ashtray Electric Bonjour Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 16 6 On my Holiday 7th Son Ontology Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 18 7 Tiny Island The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 9 8 Ain’t Got You Franki M Franki M Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 17 9 Kaapstad Angelo Today Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 14 10 Kissing You Fran Czeska Synthesis Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 2 2 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 7 1 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 4 4 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 15 14 Jobbo The Shamonix The Shamonix Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 5 5 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 19 16 Walk The Plank Mr Cat and The Jackal Themes and Variations Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 23 17 Me ‘n You Da Profit (feat) Inferno EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 10 10 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 20 19 Liefdesdag Kop EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 21 20 International News National Wake Prague Set Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 22 21 Super Zero ft Fungus Arsenic The First Toke Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 25 22 Sea Of Dreams Venessa Nolan This Life Mixed Up Music available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 24 23 When All The Good Love Is Gone Landi Lu EP SugarMusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 27 24 Shorter Than Wayne Jazzzombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 26 25 Book Of Love Andrew Kay Peace and Love Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 28 26 I Know You’re Sleeping Lee Martin I Know You’re Sleeping Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 29 27 Jou Skewe Woorde Uitsaai Projek Grensloos Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 NE 28 It’s Like Asking A Bear If It Has Fur.Face Dance You’re On Fire Dance You’re On Fire Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 30 29 Diep Kaleidoskoop Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 What A Load Of Rap The Shamonix The Shamonix Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the Week

Posted by Michael Currin, 21 June 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 2 1 The Heart of a Fool aKING Against all Odds Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 4 2 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 5 3 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 9 4 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 8 5 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 17 6 Seasons Ashtray Electric Bonjour Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 1 1 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 10 8 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 11 9 Ain’t Got You Franki M Franki M Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 12 10 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 6 3 The Cigarette Song Natalia Rules Of The Road SugarMusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 14 12 Sokka (Diski) Teba 20-5-2-1 Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 3 3 My Space Terror MC Street Life Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 15 14 Kissing You Fran Czeska Synthesis Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 18 15 Jobbo The Shamonix Songs Written Whilst Sitting Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 19 16 On my Holiday 7th Son Ontology Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 22 17 Kaapstad Angelo Today Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 24 18 Tiny Island The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 23 19 Walk The Plank Mr Cat and The Jackal Themes and Variations Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 21 20 Liefdesdag Kop EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 25 21 International News National Wake Prague Set Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 27 22 Super Zero ft Fungus Arsenic The First Toke Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 28 23 Me ‘n You Da Profit (feat) Inferno EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 26 24 When All The Good Love Is Gone Landi Lu EP SugarMusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 NE 25 Sea Of Dreams Venessa Nolan This Life Mixed Up Music available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 29 26 Book Of Love Andrew Kay Peace and Love Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 NE 27 Shorter Than Wayne Jazzzombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 NE 28 I Know Your Sleeping Lee Martin I Know Your Sleeping Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 30 29 Jou Skewe Woorde Uitsaai Projek Grensloos Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Diep Kaleidoskoop Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

The Mabu Vinyl Mid-Winter Half Price Sale

Mabu Vinyl, the shop in Rheede Street in Gardens that sells all kinds of old and new stuff such as LP’s and 12″ and 7″ records, CD’s, comics, books, cassettes, DVDs, VHS videos, magazines, and more, is having a massive mid-winter, recession-busting, two-week half-price sale from Monday 22nd June till Sunday 5th July.

Sale Details:
Sale Dates: Monday 22nd June till Sunday 5th July
Shop hours: Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat 9-6, Sunday 11-3
Shop Address: 2 Rheede Street, Gardens (off the corner of Kloof Street), Cape Town.

Contact Details:
Phone 021 423 7635
Email: mabu@sugarmusic.co.za
Website: www.mabuvinyl.co.za

Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

Posted by Michael Currin, 7 June 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 1 1 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 5 2 Dreadlox Dub Fletcher Cape Of Good Hope 2 African Dope available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 6 3 Floydeski Carpet Mafia Pretzelplex Bohemia Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 8 4 My Space Terror MC Street Life Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 10 5 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 4 3 The Cigarette Song Natalia Rules Of The Road SugarMusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 2 2 A Thousand Lights Lua Union EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 24 8 The Heart of a Fool aKING Against all Odds Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 12 9 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 11 10 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 14 11 Shebeen 107 Ongoma The Natives Are Restless Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 15 12 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 3 1 More Than Friends Captain Stu The Adventures OF Captain Stu Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 16 14 Jamanga Hot Water One Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 17 15 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 9 9 Kaapstadslaapstad Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 18 17 Ain’t Got You Franki M Franki M Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 19 18 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 20 19 Sokka (Diski) Teba 20-5-2-1 Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 21 20 Brille En Pille Blues Amanda Strydom ‘n Rugsak Vol Robyne Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 25 21 Kissing You Fran Czeska Synthesis Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 26 22 Seasons Ashtray Electric Bonjour Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 27 23 Jobbo The Shamonix Songs Written Whilst Sitting Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 NE 24 On my Holiday 7th Son Ontology Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 28 25 Liefdesdag Kop EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 29 26 Kaapstad Angelo Today Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 NE 27 Walk The Plank Mr Cat and The Jackal Themes and Variations Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 30 28 When All The Good Love Is Gone Landi Lu EP SugarMusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 NE 29 International News National Wake Prague Set Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Super Zero ft Fungus Arsenic The First Toke Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

Music Made Easy – www.RhythmOnline.co.za

Rhythm Online Music Store

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The Rhythm Online MP3 Music Store (www.RhythmOnline.co.za) is a unique South African website that offers quick and easy access to an extensive catalogue of over 62,000 South African and International music tracks.

Music lovers can listen to 30-second samples of each MP3 music track on Rhythm Online without even registering. The entire full-length catalogue is available @ R7 per track and has grown to more than 5000 albums over the last three years.

Rhythm Online is run by music lovers who share a passion for music with their clients. Shopping at Rhythm Online is a friendly step-by-step process designed to instantly connect fans with their favourite music.

Since Rhythm Online is a website platform, no software needs to be downloaded before you can begin shopping. All music is free of restrictive Digital Rights Management and can be copied to your iPod, MP3 player or a disc for your personal enjoyment. And in case you lose your music, you can always download it again.

With a dedicated support team that communicates directly with their clients, the simple download and registration process makes it easy for anyone to own music through Rhythm Online.

South African Catalogue

Rhythm Online offers an extensive variety of South African Music with more than 1000 SA albums listed in a wide variety of genres and languages. Popular artists include aKING, Chris Chameleon, Foto Na Dans, Zebra & Giraffe, Fokofpolisiekar, Gang of Instrumentals, Kurt Darren, Karen Zoid, Koos du Plessis, Juanita du Plessis, Koos Kombuis and Flash Republic.

Exclusive gems like David Kramer’s classic albums, including Blokkies Joubert – unreleased on CD – are also available. Des and Dawn Lindberg (with live recordings from the 60s) is now available, along with the complete Anton Goosen catalogue, including albums such as Lappiesland, never released on CD – now available as MP3 downloads on Rhythm Online.

Rhythm Online makes South African music available to music lovers around the world. “Against All Odds,” the new album by aKING, the popular South African band, was downloaded by fans from around the world – London, Perth and the USA – within hours of release.

International Catalogue

Selected albums from Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Simply Red and Louis Armstrong and many more are available. There is also a huge collection of Rock, Jazz, Folk, Rap, Hip Hop, Classical, Metal, Gospel, Children’s Songs and more.

Rhythm Online is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Credit card payments and bank deposits (South African residents) are accepted. Prepaid Credit and Gift Vouchers are also available.

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Media contact

Liny Kruger, Rhythm Promo: 021 556 1726 / 082 464 1926 / liny@mweb.co.za

Dan Hill Remembered

Inner Sleeve

Sounds Electronic and more…

Discography:

    Albums

  • Happy Days Are Here Again, CBS, ALD 6156, 1958
    First South African album to achieve “Gold” status for sales above 25 000 units.

    album

  • Kom Dans Vanaand, Unika, UNA 1506, No Date
    Dan Hill’s first Afrikaans album

    album

  • Sounds Electronic ’65, CBS, ALD000, Mono, 1965album
  • 45 EP, Sounds Electronic, CBS, EXP 2140, 1965ep
  • Sound Electronic ’66, ALD 6977, Mono, 1966
    Censored and uncensored front covers

    album album

  • Sound Electronic ’66, ALD 6977, Mono, 1966
    Bra on model printed “slightly too high”!

    albumpainted bra

  • Sounds Electronic ’66, ASF 1172, Stereo, 1966
    1st local CBS stereo album
    Censored and uncensored front covers

    albumalbum

  • Music To Watch Girls By, CBS, ALD 8033, Mono, 1967
    Censored and uncensored front covers

    albumalbum

  • Music To Watch Girls By, CBS, ASF 1188, Stereo, 1967
    Censored and uncensored front covers

    albumalbum

  • Sounds Electronic Four, CBS, ALD 8088, Mono, 1967
    Semi gatefold cover

    album

  • Sounds Electronic Four, CBS, ALD 8088, Stereo, 1967
    Semi gatefold cover

    album

  • Sounds Electronic 5, RPM 1001-S, No Date
    Gatefold cover

    album

  • Sounds Electronic 6, RPM, 1008-S, No Date
    Gatefold covers with censored/ uncensored inside covers

    albumalbum

    albumalbum

    albumalbum

  • Sounds Electronic 7, RPM 1025-S, No Date
    Gatefold covers with censored/ uncensored inside covers

    albumalbum

    albumalbum

  • Sounds Electronic 8, RPM 1045-S, No Date
    Semi gatefold cover

    album

  • Sounds Electronic 9, RPM 1045-S, No Date
    Gatefold covers with censored/ uncensored front and inside covers

    albumalbum

    albumalbum

    albumalbum

  • Sounds Electronic 10, RPM 1060-S, No Date
    4x Fold out front cover

    albumalbum

  • Sounds Latin, RPM 1033-S, 1969album
  • Bullseye, RPM 1065-S, No Date
    Fold out front and inside covers

    albumalbum
    albumalbum
    albumalbum

    Compiled by Tertius Louw.

Cape Town Sound – 40 Songs from 6 Decades (1950 to 2009)

A playlist compiled by Tertius Louw

  1. The Rockets (50’s) – Enchantment, Columbia Carnival Series, TSA 36
  2. Derek Petersen and the Escapades – Hanover Street Kwela, Meteor PR 1039
  3. The Substitutes – Elsiesrivier, Meteor PR 1027
  4. Gemini 4 Plus 1 – Heideveld Kwela, Meteor PR 1022
  5. Nur Abrahams – Welcome To Cape Town, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  6. Chico Levy and the Rhythm Aces – Only A Fool, Meteor PR 1052
  7. The Mustangs – Kongo Kwela, Meteor PR 1012
  8. The Lunar Five – She’s a Yum Yum, AVS AV-25/5
  9. Zane Adams and the Flames –You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Rave R 286
  10. The Rockets (60’s) – Argie, CBS SSC 972
  11. Walter Brown – Creation Of Love, Rave R 298
  12. Deelah and The Invaders – The More I See You, Heart And Soul Of The Invaders CD, CDREDD 689 (JN)
  13. Restless Children – Hard To Reach You, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  14. Sailors – Crying Time, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  15. Ricardo – I Love You Daddy, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  16. Extraction – By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  17. The Prumes – Sexy Ways, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  18. Lionel Petersen – Private Number, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  19. The Hippies – Danger Zone, Continental PD 9398
  20. Richard Jon Smith – Michael Row The Boat Ashore, SA Party CD, CDEMIMD (WA) 314
  21. Little Ronnie Joyce – Give A Little Love, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  22. Jonathan Butler – Please Stay, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  23. The Rockets (70’s) – Gimme A Break, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  24. Bernie Brown – The Shape Of Things To Come, World Record Co, ORS 637
  25. Taliep Petersen – (first solo recording), Before You Go, Cape Town Spectacular Album Vol 2, Meteor MLP 1166
  26. D-Fenders – Castle Kwela, Meteor PR – CT – 105
  27. Sam Brown Singers – Oh Sweet Soul, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  28. Emo Adams – But I Do, Tall Dark And Afrikaans, Select Music CD
  29. Alistair Izobel – Venus, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  30. Nancy Jacobs and her Sisters – Meadowlands, Marabi Disco CD, CDZAC61
  31. Lionel Petersen with The Invaders – I’ve Got Dreams To Remember, Heart and Soul Of The Invaders CD, CDREDD 689 (JN)
  32. Phantom Five – Soul Finger, I’ve Got Dreams To Remember Album, Philips 9299 351
  33. Bridgitte – Yours Completely, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  34. Zayn Adams and Pacific Express – The Greatest Love Of All, Gull GUL 1013
  35. The Big Beats – Crumbs, Columbia 45-TSA 61
  36. The Boys – In A Matter Of A Moment, Cape Town Spectacular Album Vol 2, Meteor MLP 1166
  37. Bones Delight – Get Ready, Soul Survivor CD, MATCD1
  38. Jerico – Ice Cream And Suckers, Kongo Kwela CD, BAYCD2
  39. Bloodshed – Goodnite My Love, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  40. Sasha Lee – True Believer, Sonymusic CD Single

A number of these songs can be found on Cape Town Party, which Tertius Louw helped to compile.

Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

Posted by Michael Currin, 24 May 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 2 1 Tonight JacSharp Technicolour Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 4 2 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 3 3 The Cigarette Song Natalia Rules Of The Road Sugarmusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 11 4 A Thousand Lights Lua Union EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 1 1 More Than Friends Captain Stu The Adventures OF Captain Stu Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 6 6 Dreadlox Dub Fletcher Cape Of Good Hope 2 African Dope available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 5 1 Dirty Dancing The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 9 8 Floydeski Carpet Mafia Pretzelplex Bohemia Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 10 9 My Space Terror MC Street Life Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 14 10 Kaapstad slaapstad Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 17 11 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 7 1 In The Twilight aKING EP Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 13 8 One Step Forward Die Maverick EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 19 14 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 20 15 Superboy Andrew Kay Peace And Love Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 8 2 Man Over Bored Jazz Zombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 21 17 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 22 18 Shebeen 107 Ongoma The Natives Are Restless Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 23 19 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 24 20 Jamanga Hot Water One Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 25 21 Mama Mona Popera Diva Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 18 18 Emosie (Motion of my heart) Quazi Man EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 26 23 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 27 24 Ain’t Got You Franki M Franki M Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 28 25 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 30 26 Sokka (Diski) Teba 20-5-2-1 Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 29 27 Brille En Pille Blues Amanda Strydom ‘n Rugsak Vol Robyne Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 NE 28 Kissing You Fran Czeska Synthesis Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 NE 29 Jobbo The Shamonix Songs Written Whilst Sitting Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Liefdesdag Kop EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

aKING – Against all Odds – now available to download

“Against All Odds”, the new 11-track aKING album has been released for downloading from the Rhythm Online MP3 Music Store.

By special request and popular demand this album has been ripped at 320kbps and the album cover is included in the ID3 tags.

The price is still only R7 per track.

Press release

aKING – Against all Odds

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Following the runaway success of their first full length album “Dutch Courage”, aKING present  “Against all Odds”, their next delivery of chart-topping power tunes.

Produced by multiple award winning producer Theo Crous, “Against all Odds” introduces marked progression and a new edge to aKING‘s pop rock identity.

The eleven new tracks offer a variety of melodic moods, for example the punchy pop rock title track “Against all Odds”, classical rock arrangements like “The heart of a Fool”, and an anthemic ballad “You and I”. The melodical sing along acoustic arrangement of  “Know your Bones” showcases aKING’s brilliant song writing abilities. The track “Face-brick Constellations” provides you with a lush indulgence in Southern Mississippi dark swampy guitar sounds.

The lyrics were once again co-written by Laudo Liebenberg and Hunter Kennedy.

Laudo says: “It wasn’t so hard to say what I wanted to say this time round. The writing process flowed much more easily.”

I find delight in empty days – I take my counsel with wine.” From “You and I”.

“I know my language has always been my limit  – and this slurred speech is my own.” From “Heart of a Fool.”

“Glorious mistakes are anxiously waiting to be made – in the nervous arms of a breakdown I find embrace.” From “Know your Bones”.

aKING manages yet again to capture the strange contrast of their unique socio-political situation.  Whereas Dutch Courage” had a more tongue in the cheek ring to it, Against All Odds is more direct, cutting to the bone. It is still driven with the infectious, sing along positive energy that currently distinguishes aKING as one ofSA’s most significant bands.

Tracklist:

  1. Set ourselves up.
  2. Fork in the Road.
  3. Face-brick Constellations
  4. The heart of a Fool
  5. Gentile Gentleman
  6. You and I
  7. Against all Odds
  8. Blood or Glitter
  9. New Clear Season
  10. The Wishing Well
  11. Know your Bones

All MP3s on the Rhythm Online Store are DRM-free and will play on your iPod or any MP3 player.

Rhythm Online is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Store accepts payment by credit card and they also accept Electronic Funds Transfers from South African residents.

Pre-paid credit and Gift Vouchers are also available.

Please follow Rhythm Online on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/rhythmonline

Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

Posted by Michael Currin on SAMP3.com, 9 May 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 2 1 Dirty Dancing The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 5 2 Man Over Bored Jazz Zombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 3 3 The Cigarette Song Natalia Rules Of The Road Sugarmusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 10 4 More Than Friends Captain Stu The Adventures OF Captain Stu Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 11 5 Tonight JacSharp Technicolour Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 6 1 In The Twilight aKING EP Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 13 7 Fear Of A Gradual Awakening Marcia Moon A Gradual Awakening’ Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 15 8 One Step Forward Die Maverick EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 1 1 Spoorlyn Gruisgat Hond se Dinges OST Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 18 10 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 17 11 Dreadlox Dub Fletcher Cape Of Good Hope 2 African Dope available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 4 4 Why Bother Gin-I Grindrith Iron Tooth Monsters Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 14 13 Floydeski Carpet Mafia Pretzelplex Bohemia Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 16 14 My Space Terror MC Street Life Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 7 7 Klassieke Geveg Straaligkinders Maak Jou Oë Toe En Jou Hart Oop Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 8 8 Grace (Extended Version) Tania Michelle EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 19 17 A Thousand Lights Lua Union EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 20 18 Emosie (Motion of my heart) Quazi Man EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 21 19 Kaapstad slaapstad Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 22 20 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 25 21 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 23 22 Superboy Andrew Kay Peace And Love Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 24 23 Shebeen 107 Ongoma The Natives Are Restless Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 29 24 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 26 25 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 27 26 Jamanga Hot Water One Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 28 27 Mama Mona Popera Diva Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 30 28 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 NE 29 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Brille En Pille Blues Amanda Strydom ‘n Rugsak Vol Robyne Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

Old guys rock!

Some of the current tunes that I am really impressed with, by some of the older statesmen of rock.

Sugar Man – Rodriguez, from the Daytrotter sessions, recorded 5 May 2009. Awesome.

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen, from his new Live In London double CD. What a fantastic version, and the gospel-style Hammond B3 organ solo is amazing.

Light A Candle – Neil Young from Fork In The Road. Haunting and poignant.

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ – Bob Dylan, from Together Through Life. Rollicking, ‘Black Magic Woman’-ish boogie blues. Love it.

Queen Of the Supermarket – Bruce Springsteen, from Working On A Dream. A wall of sound production for what is essentially a sweet little song. Like The Kursaal Flyers ‘Little Does She Know’.

Jozi TownJack Hammer and Tidal Waves, from Highway 13. Jack Hammer celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year. This reggae track that closes last year’s Highway 13 album, speaks straight to the heart of xenophobia.

Magnificent – U2, from No Line On The Horizon. Magnificent? Maybe not, but very good? Definitely.

The Beatles Yellow Album (a virtual collection)

A selection of solo tracks from the Fab Four. Nothing unusual or rare here, just cool to have them all in one place.

The Beatles - Yellow Album
The Beatles - Yellow Album
1 Paul McCartney & Wings Maybe I’m Amazed
2 John Lennon with Elton John Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
3 George Harrison My Sweet Lord
4 John Lennon Stand By Me
5 Paul McCartney & Wings Listen To What The Man Said
6 Ringo Starr It Don’t Come Easy
7 George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
8 John Lennon Instant Karma!
9 Paul McCartney & Wings Junior’s Farm (radio edit)
10 Paul McCartney & Wings Jet
11 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
12 Ringo Starr You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful Your Mine)
13 Paul McCartney & Wings My Love
14 John Lennon Imagine
15 Paul McCartney & Wings Let Me Roll It
16 Ringo Starr Photograph
17 Paul McCartney & Wings Band On The Run
18 Ringo Starr Back Off Boogaloo
19 Paul McCartney & Wings Live And Let Die
20 John Lennon Give Peace A Chance
21 George Harrison Bangla Desh

Virtual Collections: The Beatles Green Album

The Beatles - The Green Album
The Beatles - The Green Album

A virtual collection (this could fit on a single CD) to complete the Red and the Blue album series. Starts with an early version of ‘One After 909’ and includes some early singles and songs not composed by the Beatles, then some classic album tracks and finishes off with the 2 “artificially-created” Beatles songs from the mid-90s.

(Originally appeared on Art Of The Mix in 2005)

1 The Beatles One After 909 (1960 rehearsal)
2 The Beatles Ain’t She Sweet
3 The Beatles Cry For A Shadow
4 The Beatles Twist & Shout
5 The Beatles I Should Have Known Better
6 The Beatles Rock ‘n Roll Music
7 The Beatles Words Of Love
8 The Beatles Long Tall Sally
9 The Beatles Slow Down
10 The Beatles You’re Going To Lose That Girl
11 The Beatles Bad Boy
12 The Beatles I’m Down
13 The Beatles The Word
14 The Beatles Doctor Robert
15 The Beatles Here There And Everywhere
16 The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows
17 The Beatles Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
18 The Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four
19 The Beatles Birthday
20 The Beatles Glass Onion
21 The Beatles Helter Skelter
22 The Beatles Happiness Is A Warm Gun
23 The Beatles Savoy Truffle
24 The Beatles I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
25 The Beatles Hey Bulldog
26 The Beatles One After 909
27 The Beatles Free As A Bird
28 The Beatles Real Love

My favourite place for vinyl and a place that reminds me of the type of record store I used to hang-out in when I was a teenager is Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town.

Shine On, Syd – A Tribute to Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd – Shine On, Syd [2006]
Shine On Syd

With Syd Barrett’s passing on the 7th July 2006, I decided to compile my own virtual collection (will fit on a single CD, I think) in honour of his music and influence. I included Pink Floyd songs that do not feature Syd’s playing, but that are definitely about him. I made a cover to look like an old cassette as if this really was a mixtape. And I thought Syd would appreciate looking at the world from a different angle.

  1. I’m A King Bee – Pink Floyd [02:56]
  2. Astronomy Domine – Pink Floyd [04:02]
  3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 2 [Syd’s Theme] – Pink Floyd [02:30]
  4. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd [02:48]
  5. Scream Thy Last Scream – Pink Floyd [04:32]
  6. Lucy Leave – Pink Floyd [02:47]
  7. Interstellar Overdrive (extract from January 1967 version) – Pink Floyd [04:50]
  8. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 4 [1st vocal section] – Pink Floyd [02:20]
  9. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd [05:09]
  10. Interstellar Overdrive (closing section) – Pink Floyd [02:31]
  11. Octopus – Syd Barrett [03:41]
  12. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd [02:49]
  13. Bob Dylan Blues (demo) – Syd Barrett [03:05]
  14. Vegetable Man – Pink Floyd [02:22]
  15. Paintbox – Pink Floyd [03:22]
  16. Candy & A Currant Bun – Pink Floyd [02:38]
  17. The Scarecrow – Pink Floyd [02:04]
  18. Jugband Blues – Pink Floyd [02:54]
  19. Gigolo Aunt – Syd Barrett [05:39]
  20. Dominoes – Syd Barrett [04:00]
  21. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 7 [2nd vocal section] – Pink Floyd [01:24]
  22. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun – Pink Floyd [05:15]
  23. Bike – Pink Floyd [03:20]

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