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This week's Killer Classic 'From the Vault'

The Genuines
Mac McKenzie (guitar), Hilton Schilder (piano) and Ian Herman (drums) kick out this goema-punk rock protest blast from the past. Off the 'Shotdown: Resistance Music from Apartheid South Africa' soundtrack compilation album released by the seminal Shifty Records.

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Die Heuwels Fantasties
Hip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It's a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels' Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it reall and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: "So it's a fly day. We call it a braai day...."
Listen/Download: Our Heritage.

7th Son
"He's the one who sees it all" declare Mother City ska-rockers on this brassy skank 'n shred about a guy waiting to take his dream girl's breath away. A little bit 'emo'? Maybe, but with some big cajones, bru. Off their excellent new album, 'Ontology'.
Listen/Download: The One

Righard Kapp
Avant-garde guitarist shelves his 'intention-deficit-disordered' excesses and explores some bewitching nu-folk frequencies on this exploratory acoustic gem off his critically-acclaimed new album.
Listen/Download: Strung Like a Compound Eye

Felix Laband
Pioneering South African illetronica composer shares this dreamy downtempo sigh off his now classic debut album, 'Thin Shoes in June'. Or as his label African Dope put it: "File under: lay me in a hammock with a phat one".
Listen/Download: Run Alive Run

National Wake
A classic SA track from one of the more politicised and energetic multiracial rock groups playing the clubs of Hillbrow in the 80s.
Listen/Download: Walk in Africa

Download a classic struggle song, some seminal SA electro, new emo-ska rock, acoustic folk & more. Plus! A killer braai day colab to celebrate Heritage Day.
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