Live Mag

3 Minutes with the Godfather of Grime, Wiley

by: Cole Ndelu - 26 January 2018

3 Minutes with the Godfather of Grime, Wiley

The atmosphere at The Station Drive in Newtown is electric, the usually deserted building is  filled with gyrating bodies of Joburg’s young influencers. Grime, Gqom beats, an excess of Jose Cuervo tequila and flashing lights transform the abandoned building into an electric 90s rave. The headlining act and the name on everyone’s’ lips is UK...

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Fashion portraits from Afropunk Johannesburg

by: Cole Ndelu - 3 January 2018

Fashion portraits from Afropunk Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s first Afropunk festival which took place on the 30 – 31 December was the ultimate celebration and expression of black beauty. The inspiring looks from festival attendees pushed the boundaries of street fashion. We loved the creativity, colour and freedom. Scroll down to see a few our favourite looks from the festival below.  ...

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Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

by: Cole Ndelu - 19 December 2017

Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

I first came across Glow in Afropunk’s article, The Glo’wup: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa. Glow Makatsi is a multi-talented vlogger, stylist and trans-activist based in Johannesburg. The self described “glitch in the gender matrix” has an energy that is hard to miss. She has appeared on MTV Bases’ recent...

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Win tickets to see Shimza and Moonchild play live

by: Cole Ndelu - 6 December 2017

Win tickets to see Shimza and Moonchild play live

The last Bacardi House Party for 2017 is happening this Friday at the Good Luck Bar. The last sessions will feature DJ Shimza and performances by Moonchild, Phil the E, Crazy, Mindos, Faith K, Earful Soul and Soul Healer. You and a friend can join this private party and dance under neon lights to soulful...

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The soft aesthetics of “sad boy” Lorenzo Plaatjies

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 November 2017

The soft aesthetics of “sad boy” Lorenzo Plaatjies

Sometimes, talent trumps everything. Lorenzo Plaatjies is proof of this. The Joburg-based artist, art director and game developer is coming for everything. He is currently in the in the top 10 of Behance’s most appreciated list in the South African creatives category. He also recently collaborated with Mr Price as part of their new T-shirt...

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Let’s Play Outside: The festival brings together 100 SA creatives

by: Cole Ndelu - 13 November 2017

Let’s Play Outside: The festival brings together 100 SA creatives

Over 40 local streetwear brands and more than 20 local musicians, street artists, skaters and cyclists are coming together to change the face of South African street culture. Under the Let’s Play Outside principle of  play together, win together local creatives have united, to create, have fun and thrive collectively. The movement is the brainchild of...

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The Gender Dictionary: Him, her, they, we help you understand the different types of gender

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 October 2017

The Gender Dictionary:  Him, her, they, we help you understand the different types of gender

Do you feel lost when people say things like heteronormative or gender dichotomy? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. That is why we have put together the Gender Dictionary where we explore the varying aspects of gender and sexuality While some people may not know, there is actually a difference between gender and sex....

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Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

by: Cole Ndelu - 4 October 2017

Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

The rapper describes himself as “Revolutionary and a game changer.” Big talk, especially from someone who only has one album. The question is, can he really back it up? It has been about 2 years since his appearance on The Hustle, and a lot has happened. He joined JR’s record label, and then swiftly left....

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Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 September 2017

Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

We’ve put together a playlist that will have your parents and other relatives shouting, “Oh, that’s my jam!” and will have you singing along too. Music that everyone will enjoy and sway to. Listen to the playlist on Deezer Listen to the playlist on iTunes

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DooWap talks DJing and Deals

by: Cole Ndelu - 15 September 2017

DooWap talks DJing and Deals

From her music to her fashion style, everything about Khetsiwe Morgan is complex and eclectic. With her luminous neon braids and the triangle tattoo placed squarely at the center of her face, Khetsiwe who is commonly known as DJ DooWap defies the very concept of ordinary. This is evident with her music which draws inspiration...

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