Music

Top 10 SA Music Video Directors to Know

Words by Sanele Mawisa “The music video is a promotional tool for the artist. It sometimes serves as a conduit to attention from a label, but more often it is ...

Moonchild Sanelly – A Dream Chaser

Words by Mercia Tucker Photography by Philly Mohlala Styling by Amy Zama for DNA Styling Agency Make-Up by Caroline Greeff Art Direction by Justin Kaoma Sanelis...

Fresh Music Fridays – Week 2

After signing with Universal Music in June of 2018, Tellaman has released his debut album on the 1st February under the label. Highly anticipated, the album fol...

Hip Hop – Rediscovering its Political Roots

Words by Glenn Kisela Hip hop has a long and storied history with roots deeply embedded within political movements. It has often been used as a medium for story...

Fresh Music Fridays – Week 1

DJ Speedsta has a new EP out titled “Bottlebrush Street.” It’s the debut project from him and can be found here. Yugen Blakrok has released a...

Exclusive Interview: Dreamville’s Bas

Words by Mercia Tucker Just as soon as I’d entered the Universal Music boardroom, I was engulfed in a bear hug by Bas. He’d performed in three South African cit...

Finding Neruda while Navigating Some Rap Songs

Words by Mercia Tucker I lost my aunt in 2018. It wasn’t the open-heart surgery that killed her, but the complications of being cut open for 12 hours on the sur...

Budweiser Presents MUZI

Words by Misa Narrates We often forget the science to music, or rather the production thereof. For some students, the question of “What do you want to be when ...

Top 20 Game Changers in Marketing and Media

Words by Sanele Mawisa The spheres of marketing and branding in South Africa have seen a mixture of results both good and bad and actually a whole lot of in be...

The Rise of Artist Owned Festivals

Words by Zee Ntloko In 2015, Cassper Nyovest embarked on the seemingly audacious task of hosting a concert at The Dome and attempting to fill up the 20,000-cap...

2018 – A Revelatory Year for SA Music

Words by Misa Narrates The debate about which year was the “best” or “worst” has begun online. When it comes to music, 2018 has been an interesting time. From ...