ROCKING THE DAISIES 2017

Arriving at Rocking The Daisies on Friday morning is a bit like getting to school after assembly. Everything is there but you feel like you might've missed something important. My first point of call was an escapade to find...

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RED BULL CULTURE CLASH

Back in South Africa for the first time in five years, Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 was a musical battle of epic proportions. With four heavyweight sound systems representing four of South Africa’s favourite genres, it was always going to a close competition...

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RED BULL #CORNER2CORNER WITH READY D

Red Bull #corner2corner aims to bring people together through music and dance. It's a quick strike where everyone rolls up, the truck is setup, dancers perform, emcees perform, and everyone rolls out...

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5LIVE: SKETCHY BONGO

It's safe to say that anyone who has listened to a radio in the last year will know who Sketchy Bongo and the wolfpack are. Having worked with artists such as AKA, Da L.E.S., and Aewon Wolf, has helped SB gain notoriety in no small measure. His signature look...

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FLOORS FADE EP LAUNCH

In describing what Floors plays you can't avoid descriptions like: "lush, mood-based electronica" because their compositions are infused with elements of acoustic, experimental, and electronic sounds that create an immersive soundscape...

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5LIVE: KHULI CHANA

Khuli Chana had a very busy weekend! He was in Red Bull Studios for #5LIVEKhuliChana with 5fm and then hit Jozi for #SAMA23 the same night. He's an undeniable tour de force and a resilient performer. I've spent a long anticipating the day when I'd get to shoot with him for the 5Live series - having worked together...

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RED BULL STUDIOS: LAPRÉ

Lapré is a two-piece electronic act in Cape Town better known Rowan Blem and Benjamin McCarthy. Combining electronic elements with spaced out layers, vocals, and instrumental textures they create a virtual experience. I was hella lucky to hang out with them while they recorded some new music at Red Bull Studios...

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FIRST THURSDAY: RURAMAI MUSEKIWA

Ruramai Musekiwa is a driven creative who describes herself as a ‘creative activist’ and has been selected as a participant for Red Bull Amaphiko in Gauteng in May. In her own words: "I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and spent a small portion of my childhood in Australia, the remainder to date, in Gauteng, South Africa. I am a Graphic Designer by trade..."

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RED BULL STUDIOS: THE SUNFLOWERS

As part of the Inner City Psych Festival presented by Psych Night & Vans South Africa, this year the team premiered the Endless Daze 2016 Festival film – a carefully crafted recount of Psych Night & Vans South Africa’s first outdoor music festival, which took place from the 11-13 November 2016. Another welcome guest was The Sunflowers, a two-piece garage/punk/wtv from Portugal...

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RED BULL STUDIOS DEEP END: IKONIKA

Both her debut 12", "Please/Simulacrum", and debut album, "Contact, Love, Want, Have" were released on Hyperdub. The label emerged from the unlikely environs of a flat above a hair salon in Camberwell and was the breeding ground for the bass-heavy music that gave garage a new voice...

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PHFAT & THE CLOAKS

One dark night, we went out into the street to take some photos. PHFAT and two cloaks terrorising neighbourhoods. Punny. The problem with having only two cloaked figures is that the ominous nature of a gang doesn't really communicate when you're only a trio. Through the magic of editing and a little clever planning there is a mob...

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BOILER ROOM & BALLANTINES: STAY TRUE SOUTH AFRICA, PART II

Way back when (24 March), Boiler Room & Ballantines hosted "Stay True South Africa, Part II" in Langa at the Guga S'Thebe Cultural Centre. One year after "Stay True Journey to Johannesburg", they returned to South Africa with an all-star cast of international house DJs alongside yet more incredible local talent...

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RED BULL STUDIOS: BLACK COFFEE

It's always an esteemed pleasure to spend time with Black Coffee. Esepcially when you're one of a handful of people in the audience. On this particular occasion he was recording a new mix for 5fm and I was fortunate enough to be able to capture what was essentially...

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