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2008-07-26 13:15
Mbube masters give "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" a sublime overhaul on this finger–clicking cool a cappella call off Aza'pella. Classic.
Listen: Lion Sleeps No More

Moodphase 5ive
Soulful diva Ernestine Deane and lyrically conscious MC 'Neon Deon' Denver share this acid jazzy Hip Hop joint off their classic debut, Steady On.
Listen: Rise 'n Shine

Portuguese-Mozambican master shakes up another funky cocktail of house, hip-hop, kwasa kwasa, kwaito, conga and makume filtered world music magic.
Listen: Magumbe

Namibian "band in the sand" give rock 'n roll nostalgists a reason to go retro with this breezy single off their new CD, Simplicity.
Listen: My Girlfriend

Prolific Afrikaans heatrbreaker shares another synth-pop koeksuster off Ongevraagde 'Hello'. Modern Talking fans, this one's for you.
Listen: As Jy Wil

Failing Forward
Hypnotic dose of indie dance floor disco punk off the Mother City combo's debut CD. BOB's Tim rankin produces.
Listen: Science and Chemistry

This week's Top 5 Downloads
1: Anton Goosen
Legendary Afrikaans liedjieboer rocks out on this rare nugget off his brand new b-sides CD collection "33 b-sides (Getye Van Verandering)". Listen: Riviersonderend

2: Tananas
Steve Newman (acoustic guitar), Ian Herman (drums) and Gito Baloi (bass, vocals) sidestep 'world' music stereotypes on this classic live track from Splashy Fen 1992. Listen: Makweru

3: Mahotella Queens
A cappella queens shatter the mbube stereotypes on this magnificent tripolar choral croon off Reign and Shine. Listen: Town Hall

4: Breyten Breytenbach
South African poet laureate shares some sublime Afrikaans erotica with help from singer songwriter Peter "Hamlet by Night" Mitchell's adult contemporary strings. Listen: Die Eed

5: Dertig Nul Ses
Ever wonder what Bon Jovi would sound like if they sang in Afrikaans? Tune into this huge MK smash hit off their self-titled CD. Listen: Ek Kan Nie Meer Nie
Plus! Exclusive MP3 streams off some cool new CDs
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". Off their brand new Cd, Daddy Don't Disco.
Listen: Wait For Today

Paul. E. Flynn
Sugardrive's legendary ladies man gets Louise Carver between the sheets on this killer country rock tête-à-tête off his new CD, Fields.
Listen: Changed

Another bunch of local lads who (thank God) know what they’re doing. Happiness Hurts is their license to rock.
Listen: Where'd the Love Go?

Bed On Bricks
Festival favourites shatter the Afro-funk stereotypes on this addictively moody modern rock tale of falling head over heels in love off their new CD, Royal Honey.
Listen: Royal Honey

In the mix: an a cappella African classic, an Afrikaans synth-pop koeksuster, decadent indie disco, vintage hip-hop, funky world music & more.


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