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Free Easter MP3s

2009-04-06 14:45
Get Your Easter Groove On

In this week's streaming audio mix: Wyclef Jean pays tribute to slain reggae prophet Lucky Dube on his heartfelt new single. You can also tune into full songs by SAMA-nominees 340ml, The Dirty Skirts and Paul E. Flynn. Plus listen to rare tracks from aKING and more.
Listen: Listen here


Legendary African Dope breaks 'n beat alchemist concocts this deeply delicious dub(step) cocktail of dirty dancehall and wilful wobble. Off the long-awaited second instalment of the Cape of Good Dope.
Listen: Dreadlox Dub

The Plastics
First single off 'Kiss The Plastics', the first full length album from the very popular young Cape Town indie-rock band who mix current indie styles with a homage to retro-rock and classic pop imagery.
Listen: Dirty Dancing

Captain Stu
Mother City Afro-ska surfers fire off this funky urban rock fuelled first single off their second album, 'The Adventures OF Captain Stu'.
Listen: More Than Friends

Gito Baloi
A percolating smooth, funky jazzy slice of world music from the sadly deceased bass player-vocalist Gito Baloi's posthumously-released album, 'Beyond'. Produced and co-ordinated by SA steelpan player, producer and family friend, Dave Reynolds. .
Listen: Over the Seas

Dear Reader
The artists formerly known as Harris Tweed share this sublime indie-pop anthem about learning to love off their internationally-released new CD Replace Why with Funny. Fans of Scout Niblet, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Tori Amos, this polymorphous chamber pop dream is for you.
Download: Dear Heart courtesy of City Slang (Right click and choose 'Save As').

Blk Jks
Space is the creative place for these cats who mainline funky slabs of Miles Davis' 70s jazz fusion freakadelia, Roxy Music’s art pop outbursts, and The Mars Volta's prog excess into a polymorphously perverse free-range psyche-rock recipe.
Download: Lakeside courtesy of Secretly Canadian (Right click and choose 'Save As').

Sincerity counts for a lot, but this is one SA indie rock band who knows how to get playful too. Off their 2009 Sama-nominated last will and testament.
Download: If it's The End courtesy of Sovereign Entertainment (Right click and choose 'Save As').

PLUS! From the vault's: this week's cult classic MP3

Scabby Annie
A blast from the past from this great punk band from Gauteng with one of their most famous tracks dedicated to their (then) manager and all round SA music personality, Dave Chislett.
Listen: Hanging Out with Dave

Get your Easter party started by downloading some seriously Dope African dub, hip new indie, scorching psychedelic rock, funky ska, jazzy world music, classic punk and more. Plus on the listening post: Wyclef Jean's moving Lucky Dube tribute and full song streams from 340ml, The Dirty Skirts, aKING and Paul E. Flynn.
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