A bold musical world with Moonchild Sanelly, DBN Gogo, Ms Cosmo, and DJ Speedsta

In describing her sound, Moonchild Sanelly has been very deliberate about the way she would like her music to be categorised. “I created my sound “future ghetto funk” in 2007. When I got [to Joburg] I’d gotten deals from different labels. I’d be like ‘I don’t listen to afro-punk, I’m not going to act like […]

Owning The Show – SA hip hop’s evolution

Words by Joey Drumz In the kaleidoscopic world of music and the arts, the ability to stand out has always been at the heart of any great success story. In whatever aspect of the game these mavericks have been involved in, their ability to take advantage of the changing way in which we create and […]

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 video for her second single – Picture Box – off her upcoming album. The video can be found here. TRESOR’s new album, Nostalgia, is out now on all music […]

The Plug 100: Most Influential People in SA Urban Culture

The Oxford Dictionary defines influence as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself”. Additionally, it can also be concluded that influence is “the power to shape policy or ensure favourable treatment from someone, especially through status, contacts, or wealth”. When we embarked […]

Loot Love and DJ Speedsta – The Future of Radio

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I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Skwatta Kamp’s Umoya. I can remember exactly where I was, exactly what I was doing, and – in that moment – exactly how it made me feel. That raw and rugged sound offset with Relo’s sweet vocals stopped me in my tracks and […]

MTV Base Roundtable: SA’s Hottest MC’s List 2017

MTV Base is back with its polarizing roundtable which explores South Africa’s hottest MC’s for the period of November 2016 to date. This year’s panel consists of Slikour, DJ Speedsta, Caron Williams, Fred Kayembe, Thabiso Khati and iFani. Each of the panelists are tasked with compiling individual lists, based on the below criteria, which are […]

Capsule Fest Playlist

As the hugely anticipated Capsule Fest draws near, we’ve compiled some the hottest tracks from Capsule Fest’s mind blowing line-up. Check out our video playlist below and holla with your faves. A$AP Ferg – Shabba (Explicit) ft. A$AP ROCKY AKA – Dreamwork ft. Yanga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrzx10q4xqU Nasty C – Juice Back Kwesta – Ngud’ ft. Cassper […]

Style Focus: DJ Speedsta

Words by Kendra Hunsley Formerly, the notion of attaching more than one (or even multiple) title to ones’ forename was uncustomary, presumably signaling confusion and a lack of focus. Nowadays, having a specialized skill in more than one industry has become both conventional and fruitful to the advancement of one’s career. Singers become actors, actors […]

[VIDEO] DJ Speedsta Drops ‘I Don’t Know’ Video

Check DJ Speedsta’s official I Don’t Know music video featuring J. Molley, Frank Casino and Zoocci Coke Dope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctrnePECFqk&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=-Z1AEsicaAdMMUwn-6

A$Ap Ferg & Nasty C To Headline First Annual Capsule Fest 

Sportscene today announced the first annual CAPSULE FEST taking place in Johannesburg later this year. The festival will feature headliners American platinum-selling hip hop artist A$AP Ferg and SA superstar Nasty C. This first of it’s kind in SA, CAPSULE FEST is a street culture festival that aims to be the Mecca for all urban culture brands, artists, designers, influencers, consumers and […]

Castle Lite Unlocks Travis Scott and Bryson Tiller

When Castle Lite joins forces with the progressive talent currently changing the game, “anything can happen at the night show” and it sure did with all music lovers from across the continent who came together for the most epic African first. Anchored by Moozlie and DJ Warras, Castle Lite unlocked Bryson Tiller in front of […]

The Plug 100: 100 – 1

The Plug 100

 We dropped the news on Twitter that the June edition of The Plug will focus solely on celebrating and highlighting the Top 100 people in SA who are influencing and moving urban culture forward. Needless to say social media lit up and we trended the whole day after dropping the news.#ThePlug100 generated over 1.7 million […]