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2008-11-07 19:32
Mix 'n Blend
Thrillingly futuristic inner city breaks 'n beat bricolage courtesy of the African Dope hipsters off off the official Moxyland Soundtrack.
Listen: Beautiful

Aba Khibesizwe Choir
Choral songs seldom sound as sublime as this a cappella gem off Voices from Mother Africa.
Listen: Bue Khaya (Come Back Home)

The Orange Stilettos
cute country, jazz and classical kissed cabaret pop gem off Liezel Fourie and Marise Landman's debut EP Penelope's Rising.
Listen: Balloon Blues

Stefan Dixon
Madiba, Vusi Mahlasela and Johnny Clegg get a shout out in this inspirationally mellow acoustic pop gem off one of SA's most underrated singer-songwriters.
Listen: South Africa

DNA Strings
Award-winning Afro-celtic instrumentalist share this mellifluous easy listening nugget off their classic Nomad.
Listen: Drowsy Maggie

Plus, a classic MP3 bonus
Bob Dylan
Exclusive! The bard is back with a new bootleg. Enjoy this rare folk rock gem off his brand new CD Tell Tale Signs – The Bootleg Series Volume 8.
Listen: Mississippi
1: Gito Baloi
A sublimely beautiful African jazzy samba ballad off the legendary bassist’s posthumously released new tribute CD, Beyond.
Listen: Queremos Viver Em Paz

2: Van Coke Kartel
Fokof's bad boys rage against the sex, drugs 'n rock and roll star stereotypes on this punked out grunge wail off Waaksaam en Wakker.
Listen: 27 Kluisenaar

3: Marimbas From Mother Africa
Classic South African folk song gets a soulful overhaul on this gorgeous rendition off African Cream's superb marimba primer.
Listen: Malaika

4: Amaryoni
Get your 2010 World Cup groove on with this awesome a cappella anthem dedicated to our national soccer team courtesy of these Mbube masters.
Listen: Bafana Bafana

5: African Cream Kids feat. Wendy Oldfield
Celebrated songbird Wendy Oldfield hooks up with the African Cream Kids for another charming traditional African tale set to mellow acoustic melodies.
Listen: Red, Red, Red

Bonus: this month's MP3 streams
Jazzy reggae rubs shoudlers with subversive lounge dub on this deceptively chilled inner city critique off the Mozambican quartet's stunning new CD, Sorry For the Delay.
Listen: Fairy Tales

Mega-selling rockers give us a taste of what to expect from their brand new CD, Black Ice, which gets released on October 20, 2008. Produced by Brendan O' Brian no less!
Listen: Rock n Roll Train

Arno Carstens' dark side? Tun into this extreme electro-goth makeover of Clout's classic, featuring Cindy Alyer.
Listen: Substitute

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

The Windrich Brothers give fans of Dave Matthews, Robin Auld and Bright Blue a reason to listen on this killer comeback album.
Listen: Under Blue Skies

In this week's mix: dope Mother City breakbeats, soaring a cappella choir croons, beguiling Afro-Celtic postcards, ass-kicking rock and more.


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