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  • blog March 1, 2017

    Reflections on “A Man of Good Hope”

    In times of closed ears, misinformation and harmful, one-sided narratives, telling unsung stories can be an act of survival and solidarity. For Asad Abdullahi, a Somali refugee in South Africa, telling his story to the writer Jonny Steinberg was a … Read more »

  • viv August 25, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Norwegian Dancing Lights

    Music is many things…but elementally, music is a sonic result of how something feels. Recorded music stamps the impression of that feeling. The actual replay carves into the ether an exact description of tension, pressure and pace of the place … Read more »

  • blog October 9, 2015

    New Mix From DJ Spoko

    Pretoria’s DJ Spoko (of township funk and Fantasma renown) recently dropped the perfect mix to ease the transition between your last few hours of Friday and the blissfully decadent weekend to come. Or at least, the decadent bliss you will … Read more »

  • blog May 22, 2015

    Future Sound of Mzansi: Documentary Out Now

    If like us, you have been eagerly following all of the astounding electronic music coming out of South Africa in recent years, then we have some good news for you. Spoek Mathambo, the multitalented musician and producer from Johannesburg, has teamed up … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Free Love

    It’s hard not to come in rooting for Fantasma on Free Love, the first album from the multifaceted South African group, but it’s also hard not to come away from it a bit confused. Over the course of the record’s 14 … Read more »

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