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Music is King: Virgil Abloh is coming to SA

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 3 October 2018

Music is King: Virgil Abloh is coming to SA

Music lovers gather around Skkrr Skkrr boys and Braamkids have a reason to rejoice, Virgil Abloh is coming to South Africa. The Off White designer and Black Coffee’s good friend will be playing at The Dome as part of a formidable line-up of the first international concert experience, Music is King. Our very own, Black...

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Black Coffee wins big at the Dance Music Awards

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 27 September 2018

Black Coffee wins big at the Dance Music Awards

The Dance Music Awards winners are out The awards ceremony for South Africa’s awards for house, gqom and EDM music took place on Wednesday night. After weeks of public online voting, the winners of the 2nd official Dance Music Awards South Africa were announced at a prestigious closed ceremony in Boksburg. Created to acknowledge and...

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The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 28 August 2018

The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

Your votes have spoken and here are the nominees South African dance music fans have made their voices heard and nominated their favourite artists for the second annual Dance Music Awards. The fairly young awards ceremony has had no difficulties getting Mzansi’s dance music fans to participate. The nominating process was finalised on the 22nd...

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4 times inclusivity and representation won this year

by: admin - 22 September 2017

4 times inclusivity and representation won this year

Plus-size, queer, being as dark as Alek Wek; suddenly everything society told us was wrong with us is what is helping us get ahead. Here are 4 reasons why there has never been a better time be yourself. 1. The Thick Leeyonce clapback that was heard around the world Things didn’t turn out as planned...

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Black Coffee explains how his collaboration with Drake came about

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 28 March 2017

Black Coffee explains how his collaboration with Drake came about

Black Coffee is the man of the moment. Getting shouts from his BFF Diddy, and also appearing on Drake’s record-breaking “playlist” More Life, which dropped last week. He recently sat down with American music website Pigeons & Planes to discuss how his collaboration with Drake came about. The song followed Drake playing Black Coffee’s song...

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Watch the latest Street Player video featuring legendary house DJ Black Coffee

by: Onele Liwani - 16 March 2017

Watch the latest Street Player video featuring legendary house DJ Black Coffee

Our latest Street Player video, shot in Langa township in Cape Town, features legendary South African DJ Black Coffee. Dancer, Leo Picasso Jose, shows us how to move to Inseparable by Black Coffee (Ft. Ribatone). “Street Player”, is a YouTube-based dance music curation platform that features exclusive original tracks accompanied by young people dancing in...

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#RBMAJozi: 7 acts you have to see at the Red Bull Music Academy weekender in Jozi

by: Buhle Nikelo - 31 August 2016

#RBMAJozi: 7 acts you have to see at the Red Bull Music Academy weekender in Jozi

This weekend (1 – 4 September), the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Johannesburg will bring a diverse line-up of artists, to different parts of Jozi. The Bassline, And Club, Kitcheners, Carfax, Great Dane, 1 Fox Newtown and Zone 6 Soweto, will host a total of 60 artists. We understand it can be overwhelming to choose...

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Listen to this playlist by one of Cape Town’s dopest DJs

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 15 January 2016

Listen to this playlist by one of Cape Town’s dopest DJs

Older and established musicians should use music to help groom young talent. This is the principle that guides DJ Fosta’s work and life. “I come from a musical background. My father is a musician and so is my uncle. My uncle’s actually Duke Ngcukana [the late, legendary jazz musician who founded the jazz outfit The...

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Top 5 South African house DJs

by: Ndimphiwe Gilili - 24 October 2014

Top 5 South African house DJs

South Africa is one of the biggest producers and consumers of house music. Behind this mega industry are even bigger talents, who have contributed a lot to the local house music scene and taken our music to the global stage. These are, in my opinion, the best five house DJs in South Africa, based on...

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Cape Town Jazz Festival 2014 preview

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 25 March 2014

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2014 preview

For as long as I can remember I’ve been crossing my fingers, toes, legs, arms and anything else that could be crossed, in the hopes that I’d get to see Erykah Badu perform on South African soil. After years and years of waiting and holding my breath, I had left it to some sort of...

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