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2009-10-16 10:23
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Buckfever Underground
Toast Coetzer (vocals, lyrics) leads his band of post-ontological rock outsiders deep into the belly of the phantasmatic beast on this stream of consciousness serenade about our contemporary condition. Off their brand new live album, 'Limbs Gone Batty'.
Listen/Download: I'm On Facebook, Now What

Hunky Cape Flats soul brother gives fans of Danny K and Loyiso their smooth R&B fix on this uplifting urban contemporary jam about perseverance and positivity. It's a funky midtempo Channel O and MTV Base jam off his new album, 'Today.'
Listen/Download: These Are the Times

The Abbott Network
Soul, funky reggae, jazz, dub and pop rub shoulders on this fresh new dose of future fusion from the Mother City ensemble's forthcoming debut album, 'Chapter One'. Fans of Sade's cool urban pop siren call, this gem's for you.
Shouldn't Let Me

Fans of smooth, melodic Afro Jazz are going to groove on this cocktail sipping opening track off the Bosmont combo's self-titled debut album. Released on the seminal Shifty Records anti-apartheid record label which provided a platform for independent music with a social message back in the dark old apartheid days.
Listen/Download: Chillompie.

The Plastics
First single off 'Kiss The Plastics', the first full length album from the very popular young Cape Town indie-rock band who mix current indie styles with a homage to retro-rock and classic pop imagery. Fans of Arctic Monkeys, this is well worth a listen.
Listen/Download: Dirty Dancing

This week's Killer Classic 'From the Vault'

The Aeroplanes
A slice of classic 80s protest pop off the seminal Shifty compilation, Forces Favourites. Definitely worth tuning into before you head off to the End Conscription Campaign 25th Anniversary Concert featuring the Rudimentals, Freshlyground and the once off Bright Blue reunion taking place over the weekend of Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November at Spier in Cape Town.
Listen/Download: National Madness

Download vintage protest pop, smooth R&B, funky fusion, Afro jazz, indie rock and more.

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