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Worth Checking Out: “The Review” with Misa Narrates

The South African YouTube space is often reduced to being a space of monolithic digital personalities and creators. YouTubers have learned not to argue against naysayers, and instead focus on their communities. Misa Narrates has done the same with the production and success of The Review.   In the years that she has written for urban culture […]

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 you grow up?” has to do with science and outer space. To the self-proclaimed Zulu Skywalker, Muzi, music is where he gets to explore concepts of […]

Budweiser Presents Mathew Kieser

Words by Misa Narrates There is something magical about making clothing. Material in rolls, lying in some poorly lit fabric store, later become bespoke garments that can change the face of urban culture forever. Urban culture is marked by tastemakers pushing the bounds of what is “normal” and “acceptable”; bringing the aesthetics of those on […]

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 4 track EPs to bloated albums, 2018 was another year of musical contributions wherein a blossoming new school of talent joins the ranks of artists who […]

Top 10 Urban Culture Podcasts To Check Out

Words by Misa Narrates Podcasting is having a ‘moment’ in South Africa, and what better way to acknowledge the moment than to indulge. In definition, a podcast is an audio file available for consumption on the internet; however, they can be referred to as “on-demand radio talks.” Where radio hosts have to abide by the […]

Oppikoppi – Unrivalled Revelry

Words by Misa Narrates Pics by Shellingson Msomi Now that the Oppikoppi 2018 dust has settled, it is safe to reminisce on the debauchery, fun, and good time that we experienced in Northam Limpopo. What started as a music festival to celebrate and enjoy rock n’ roll music in 1994 has transformed into a far more […]

20 Music Tastemakers to Follow on Social Media

Words by Misa Narrates No musical landscape stays the same forever; and with every change comes an actor thereof. From the music executives changing the way music is released, to the producers who make our summer anthems, South Africa’s music scene is dynamic. In no particular order, those featured below are 20 people whom we […]