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Free New Year's Party Playlist

2007-12-27 14:41
New Year Party Starters

Right, so all your mates are coming over in like 10 minutes and you you're starting to really stress about how to get them into the groove? Slot this funky summer party starting classic onto your iPod while you hand them a glass of champers and they'll be swimming into 2009 in no time.
Listen: All Night (online edit)

Bill Knight
Cape Folk favourite gives "Lonely Travelers, Rogues, Heroes and Vagabonds" a reason to believe that next year will be better on this "battered, bruised but somehow hopeful" New Year's waltz.
Listen: Nuwejaarswals

The Dirty Skirts
Can’t decide whether boozing and pill-popping your way into next year is boring? Tune into this absolutely fabulous critique of CT cliquey night club culture while you make your mind up.
Listen: Is This It? (remix)

Brian Finch
An addictively bouncy Afro pop party starter from one of the elder statesman of SA folk. Off his classic, Hero For Heroes album.
Listen: Dance Dance Dance 

Wyclef Jean feat. and Melissa Jimenez
Party in danger of bottoming out before midnight? Slip this funky new single from Fugee 'Clef, Black Eyed Pea and Melissa Jimenez onto your iPod stero and you'll be back to some serious booty shaking in no time.
Listen: Let Me Touch Your Buton

Primal pop vocals, huge rock hooks and singalong choruses? Yep, there are few better indie-pop rock tunes more primed to drag your skinny-jeaned ass onto the floor at New Year's than this anthem off Dutch Courage.
Listen: The Dance

Red Lion & Zoro
Nope, not a T. Rex cover, but a massive, ragga-dubbed spliff to toke on courtesy of the African Dope SoundSystem’s DJ Dope and Juan Thyme. Pretty much the perfect tune to toke on before you hit the clubs!
Listen: Get It On!

Howard Roark
Imagine the Strokes comparing skinny jeans sizes with The Dirty Skirts while listening to the Kings of Leon and you'll know exactly why this fashionably chic favourite is pefrect for rocking your NYE party.
Listen: You Got the Moves

Rus Nerwich's Collective Imagination
Keen to keep it real this New Year? Forget the drugs (you know they don't work) and toke up on this fabulously funky jazzy-soul rap joint that gives Madiba, Bob Marley and Martin Luther King a shout out. Off the sax man's brand new CD. Listen: Under the Poetree

Japan And I
Pissed frat boys giving you too much unwarranted attention on the dance floor? Give them the finger with this pussy-powered punk cocktail courtesy of Joburg’s spunkiest three chord heroines.
Listen: Hey Punk!

The Plastics
End of the year got you feeling a little freaked out about the rollercoaster ride of the last 12 months? Slot this bluesy indie rock power ballad about looking beyond the bummed into the mix and you'll be in a Zen party frame of mind in no time.
Listen: Up the Downs

Mpho & Uvimba
Get your NYE party started to this hip-shaking fusion of mbaqanga, maskandi and Afro-jazz.
Listen: Madam

Philip de Villiers
Koos Kombuis skinks a few brandys ‘n cokes met Valiant on this cheeky Afrikaans blues about the joys of living an alternative lifestyle in Cape Town.
Listen: Razzle Bazzle

Right, so you've partied into 2009 with a serious purpose and it's 5am and you've got some serious munchies? Tune into this appetisingly illbient Cape Flats hiep-hop shout to CT's classic stomach-filler that's guaranteed to get 'al die kos monsters' se groove back. Off the legendary Kallitz's word surgeon's solo EP.
Listen: Koep 'n Gatsby

Tune into our funky, free MP3 soundtrack to make sure your NYE Party doesn’t turn into a holiday hangover.
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