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2009-10-30 13:16
 
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The Kimberley Diamond hooks up with Motswako rap's heavweight champion, HHP on this hip-shaking, yrical conscious rhyme about being a real playa: i.e. a proud papa and provider. Off his latest album, Write of Passage.
Download: Bread Winners courtesy of Proverb.net (Right click and choose 'Save As'. Be patient, it's worth it).

Ramon Galvan
The former front man from avant SA rockers Black Milk channels Scott Walker's Drift on this delicate existential blend of arcane folk and bludgeoning menace. Off his debut solo album, 'Outer Tumbolia'.
Listen/Download: Trying to Tell (Summer House)

Thys Nywerheid
Dawid Kahts (guitars, vocals and production) and Jamie Sharpe (turntables) mainline some seriously funky Afrikaans electro punk on this killer kwaito rock anthem off their long awaited debut full length album "Husse met lang messe". Flippin' main!
Listen/Download: Tsotsi

Deep Fried Man
Johannesburg-based singer songwriter sidesteps the lo-fi folk stereotypes on this blues, soul, rock, and hip-hop inflected ballad for the mall generation. Imagine Rodriguez sharing a toke with Jack Johnson and you're almost there. Off his new album, 'Deep Fried Man is Not Amused'.
Listen/Download:
No More Trouble

Malika Ndlovu
Renowned SA performance poet shares this joyous gem off her album, 'Womb To World: A Labour of Love'. It's a stunning work rooted in the process of motherhood, in the experience of creation, and in the celebration of the spiritual and emotional landscape that women inhabit from inception to birth. Mother City muso Garth Erasmus sculpts the atmospheric original soundscapes.
Listen/Download: 9 Months In, 9 Months Out.

This week's Killer Classics 'From the Vault'

Winstons Jive Mixup
A fantastically funky blast from the 80s past courtesy of mbaqanga saxophonist Winston Nyaunda, folky groove guitarist Adam Reinecke, hammond organist Sipho Duma, trombonist Jannie Hanepoot van Tonder, violinist Melissa James, and ex-Dynamics drummer Steve Howells, who played a crossover mix of mbaqanga, maskande, jive and even a bit of Boeremusiek. Off the self-titled album released on the seminal Shifty Label. 
Listen/Download: End Jive

Nirvana
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the grunge rock god's debut album, Sub Pop are re-issuing Bleach on November 3, 2009. The expanded CD/double LP includes a never-before-released live performance, special packaging and the first run of the double-LP will be on 180g white vinyl (the first run of the original LP was also on white vinyl). Fancy a taster? Tune into this classic detuned wail.
Download: About a Girl courtesy of Sub Pop Records (Right click and choose 'Save As').


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