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2009-02-27 10:45
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Chris Chameleon
SA's most charismatic pop crooner shares this exclusive acoustic Afrikaans ballad off his upcoming collection of TV series songs, Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou.
Listen: Lucille
Download the full track: here

New kids on the Mother City hip hop block fire up this lyrical, jazzy rap ode to all things green. Off the Metalloid Lab release 'The First Toke'.
Listen: Still Smoking

Safari Trippers
Renowned Tanzanian group shares this easy going, traditional guitar picked global groove off 'The Great East African Trip' compilation of classic East African music from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi.
Listen: Georgina

Mr Cat & the Jackal
Rising Mother City folk-blues combo mainline Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits on this experimental folk blues nugget off their debut album, Themes and Variations. Sound like hype? Well, find out for yourself. Listen: Themes and Variations

New York Robbers
Somerset West siblings, Lehza and Hein like to make feel-good "indie with a twist". Well, that's how they describe this first single off the debut EP, '8-Bit Heroes'. Think The Ting Tings, Fire Through the Window, Japan and I, The Killers, merry-go-rounds and hula-hoops. Listen: Dream Girl

Rus Nerwich
It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that spiritual swing is the message on this outta sight acid jazzy rapped joint off the Mother City sax man's smoking new CD, Under the Poetree.
Listen:Thank You for the Music

Disney Flip
90s Pietermaritzburg 'legends' share this sublime shoegaze about falling in-and-out-of love that was featured on SABC3 TV's "Going Nowhere Slowly" back in the day. It's a nostalgic trip, but worth going the distance for….

Plus! This week's Classic MP3

Buckfever Underground
Toast Coetzer and his post-rock imploders channel Breyten's Beat poetry on this deeply psychotic snasphot of South African life. Off their classic Teaching Afrikaans as a Foreign Language. Trainspotters take note: that's Cassette's Jon Savage on monotonal keyboards.
Listen: Oom Willem Strikes BackFeels So Good

Exclusive! Download a voorsmakie off Chris Chameleon’s brand new CD, plus furiously funky new acid jazz, hardcore hip-hop, Afrikaans avant rock & more.
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