Tag Archive: South Africa

Diggin’ This: Marcus Harvey – “You Wouldn’t Understand” (Produced by Fiji Mageba) (Paradise Sound System)

  Beautiful sounds from South Africa.       Vocalist, rapper, producer, and songwriter Harvey Lawrence Ofentse Mashiloane, otherwise known as Marcus Harvey, got his musical start in the township of Alexandra, just… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seba Kaapstad – “Africa” (Mello Music Group) (Official Video)

  Hooked from the moment I heard those piano keys.       “Africa” from Johannesburg, South Africa quartet Seba Kaapstad is nouveau neo-soul with a heavenly jazz twist. Shades of Robert Glasper,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sibusile Xaba – “Internet Dance” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour Records)

  While an “internet dance” is probably something you did in 1995 while you were waiting for AOL to load, here Pretorian music wonder Sibusile Xaba gently gathers a storm of finger-picked guitar… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nick Leng – “Drivers”

  Float along to 22-year-old LA-via-South Africa-via-Nor-Cal singer-songwriter-producer multihyphenate-in-profession-and-location Nick Leng‘s very excellent latest song, “Drivers.”       “Drivers” is a wistful affair, its gentle breezy kick drum bounce underpinning sun-bleached guitar, sandy percussion… Continue reading

Your New Favorite Dance Genre: Nozinja’s Shangaan Electro (Video)

  Your new favorite dance genre, Shangaan Electro, is the brainchild of Soweto, South Africa’s Nozinja.       He’s just been signed by Warp Records, and as they put it, Shangaan Electro… Continue reading

John Wizards – “Lusaka By Night” (Official Video)

25-year-old, Cape Town, South Africa musician, producer, and ad jingle writer John Withers is the brainchild behind John Wizards. Featuring Rwandan singer Emmanuel Nzaramba, his recently released self-titled debut album draws from Ghanaian highlife,… Continue reading

LV ft Ruffest – “Ultando Lwaka” (Official Video)

South African emcees and kwaito specialists Ruffest (pictured below) meet South London Hyperdub beatsmiths LV.     This one has some serious bounce.    

Jonti – “Nightshift in Blue” (Official Video)

This is South Africa-via-Australia future psychedelic soul composer Jonti.   Somewhere two Muppets must be feeling the cold.