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This week's Killer Classic 'From the Vault'

Valiant Swart
The mystic blues rock boer goes unplugged on this100% veld-fed acoustic version of 'Lekker Zef' recorded especially for Channel24. The song is originally from his Horisontaal album.
Lekker Zef 

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Mr Gelatine
Mr Gelatine (aka Jean-Pierre Gouws) awakens the ghosts in the Matrix on this ill-bient broken beat trip off the soundtrack to author Lauren Beukes' sci-fi novel, 'Moxyland'.
Listen/Download: Frank

Fran Czeska
"Girls in designer, boys in the closet, kids on the corner trying to rock it" coos Cape Town's answer to Air on this retro Pet Shop Boys tailored slice of synth-pop courtesy of off their 7-song EP, 'Synthesis'.
Listen/Download: City Nights and City Lights

Stanley Zive
The ghosts of Bob Dylan's fractured acoustic folk poetry haunt this strum 'n rasp from the up and coming Mother City singer-songwriter's debut album, 'Modern Love & Old World Romantics'.
Listen/Download: Oh Nancy

Oracle Flo & Rattex
Spaza rap kingpins team up to drop this ragga-fired, vernac rap party starter off Pioneer Unit's Planetary Assault collection of hip new sounds from the Mother City rap underground. If you're keen to keep it 'kasi', this joint's for you. Listen/Download: Imbadla Yez'rhumsha  
The Kimberley Diamond hooks up with a VIP cast of African hip-hop playaz including, HHP, Naeto C, Tamarsha, Nazizi, Zeus and hot new Botswana talent Sibil Knight (winner of Channel )'s Emcee Africa 2) on this crazy banger.  Download: All Around the A (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).

Blk Jks
Just as Johannesburg's BLK JKS were beginning their first US tour in March of this year, they made a stop at Rock Island, IL's Daytrotter Session studios to lay down tunes from their debut EP and from the forthcoming Secretly Canadian full-length, After Robots. Five songs from the session are available courtesy of Daytrotter. Also, be sure to give a listen to the BLK JKS' Daytrotter introduction, in which the band members introduce themselves in a spectrum of languages. It serves as a cool primer for the music that follows.
Download: Welcome to Daytrotter (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).
Download: Tselane (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).
Download: It's in Everything You See (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).
Download: Kwa Nqingetje (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).
Download: Cursor (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).
Download: Banana Ba Modimo (right click; choose 'Save As'. be patient).

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