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A Six Pack of Free MP3s

2008-06-06 19:36
Is there a more apt soundtrack to being young and restless than this "BAKGAT!" Afrikaans pop rock seepie off the smash hit school fliek?
Listen: Beter Boodskap

Spha Bembe
Flugelhorn player Siphamandla Bembe and his African Groove experience give fans of acid jazzy era Miles Davis a reason to rub shoulders with this chic Afro-fusion gem.
Listen: Midnight Sounds

Kalahari Surfers
Steve Reich gets lost in Eno's Bush of Ghosts on electro-dub savant Warrick Sony's modal fairytale off the Tall Horse soundtrack.
Listen: Zarafa

Rising Afrikaans rocker gives fans of Jan Blohm's 'karoo gronk' a reason to tune in, drop out and move from Pretoria to Oudtshoorn. Off Vrot.
Listen: Sewe Stede

Quazi Man
A moody musical polemic from the fractured acoustic Afrikaans folk engima who asks "who's going to fight the darkness, if the heroes die?"
Listen: Helde

Plus! An exclusive MP3 stream off the Dirty Skirts' forthcoming CD, Daddy Don't Disco
Dirty Skirts
"Squishy Inside loves the open door!" tease the Skirts on this hand in glove kissed indie-rocker about "coming together on a midnight dance floor".
Listen: Wait For Today

Next week: an MP3 off Paul. E. Flynn's (remember Sugardrive?) brand new CD.
This week: tune into an exclusive track off the Dirty Skirts new CD, Daddy Don't Disco; a Bakgat éF-éL jam; chic acid jazzy Afro-fusion; cinematic dub, migratory Afrikaans rock; an acoustic folk enigma & more.

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