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Elad Neeman
Djembe master tweaks the 'third world' music frequencies on this polyrhythmic gem off the African Cream sampler African Drum Masters.
Listen: Talking Drum

Howard Roark
Forget those Dirty Skirts on crack comparisons. As this single off the Main Attraction EP shows, these skinny-jeaned upstarts have definitely got their own dance rock moves.
Listen: Go with the Flow

Celebrated boere-blues rock brothers channel Piet Botha, Valiant and Die Gereformeede Blues Band on this cautionary tale off Voortvlugtend.
Listen: Jannie Cocaine

Joburg alternative rockers share their grunge roots on this inspirational "hidden" track off their debut album, So Called Life.
Listen: My Savior

Tide of Silence
Ass-kicking new progressive metal combo give fans of Darkest Hour, Trivium and In Flames a reason to headbang. Off Hammer The Masses.
Listen: Faith Be My Blade

The battle of the sexes gets booty-rapped by this lyrical Mother City emcee on this ass-tapping jam off Model A362 MPD - My Personal Demons.
Listen: Wet Dreams

This week's Top 5 Downloads
1: Khumbula
Skipper Shabalala leads his Afrobeat brothers through this Proudly Pan African soulful jazz and maskandi-filtered fusion gem off Kheta. Listen: Mama Wami

2: 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

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

4: Emile Minnie
The Adonis of Afrikaans singer songwriters shares a brilliant liefdesliedjie daydream off his new CD, Nagmusiek. Listen: Dink Ek Aan Jou

5: Sons of Trout
Ever wonder where Bed on Bricks found their funky Afro-pop rock flow? Tune into this classic live cut recorded at the KKNK back in 2002. Listen: Extra Larry (live)
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

Tired of pop, rock, R&B and rap clichés? Bust your genre boredom with some cool cocaine rock, skinny jeaned disco, white metal, fourth world music, and more!

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