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Free Oppikoppi Wild Card MP3s

2008-07-20 06:36
Expatriate Mozambican urban dub warriors dropping an addictive late night joint about looking out for love on a Friday evening.
Listen: Midnight.

aKING So you've pitched camp and suddenly realise you left your sleeping bag at last year's festival. Damn. Need to score some slaapsak space with that cute blonde you met at the bar? Summon up some Dutch Courage, bru by playing this panty-moistening Anglo-rock anthem from the Fokof offspring.
Listen: The Dance.

Bed On Bricks
So, someone kotsed in your crocs. We're all human, bru. So says festival favourites Bed On Bricks on this funky Afro-rap rocker about how surreal it sometimes is living in the Rainbow Nation.
Listen: Humanarium

Dan Patlansky
Toilets clogged with God knows what, no hot water in the showers and you're so vrot you can't remember where you pitched camp? Hey, we all get the festival blues. Don't let it drag you down, instead let Dan the 'axe-man' guide you back to your tent.
Listen: Southern Moon.

Farryl Purkiss
Your girlfriend caught you playing footsie in her best girlfriend's slaapsak? Don't pretend you'r innocent. Instead, slips this gem onto your iPod and two's company may just become a crowd.
Listen: Ducking and Diving (live).

Fire Through the Window Love is always in the air at Oppikoppi. What better way to get hitched than to this sweet, indie pop-rock love jam off the Durban-based band’s debut album?
Listen: Just Like You Are

Foto Na Dans
Forget your dead end day job, forget your relationship hassles, hell forget your friends! Just don't forget to remember who you are, okay? So say progressive Afrikaans rock heroes FND on this amped anthem off Intervensie.
Listen: "Vergeet Van My".

Long before they became pot-bellied Afro-pop sensations, Zolani and crew were sculpting perfect chill-popped soundtracks.
Listen: Castles (remix).

Guy Buttery
Is there a more chilled soundtrack to cruising up to Oppikoppi than this mellow mind-bender from finger-picking guitar prodigy, Guy Buttery?
Listen: Driving North For The Sun
Jack Hammer and Tidal Waves
Help give xenophobia the finger. Show your true colours by vibing into this reggae rockers from legendary mystic blues boer Piet Botha and his ierie Tidal Wave brothers.
Listen: Jozi Town.

Koos Kombuis and Valiant Swart
Two Oppikoppi icons team up on one 100% veld-fed rock duet about the joys of jamming away your bosveld blues on a busted up guitar. Shweet, my china!
Listen: Met My Stukkende Guitar

New Academics
Jazzy hip-hop smoked underground rock joints are seldom more spliffed out than this festival-ready anthem about the joys of "freedom for all, free one night stands" and being a burned out youth.
Listen: Spiral

Southern Gypsey Queen
Don't kid yourself. Tripping with Lucy in her sky of diamonds has its pitfalls. Make sure your trip is laid back, but funky with this bisexual (well, "his 'n hers" anyway) rap rocker off SGQ's Be the Lion.
Listen: Let it Burn.

Taxi Violence
Looking for a really rock ‘n roll Wild Card? Listen to Soundgarden arm wrestle Queens of the Stone Age for a tequila shooter on this classic rock howl about living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse.
Listen: Living It Up.

Tidal Waves
Enough talk. You’ve pitched your tent, fired up the potjie, and cracked open a six pack. So what’s left? Simple: let the music play with this Afro-roots-rock-dub-reggae dose off Muzik an de Method.
Listen: Let The Music Play

Valiant Swart Arrived early. Tent pitched. Booze unpacked. Now where are the bands. This lekker luister jam from Jinx will have you primed to party all weekend.
Listen: Vrydagaand/Saterdagaand MP3.

Van Coke Kartel
Ever wonder why Oppikoppi is staged in August? Francois van Coke (vocals/guitar), Wynand Myburgh (bass guitar) and Justin Kruger (drums) give us a clue on this drug-fuelled diary entry about trying to find meaning amidst all the rock 'n roll madness.
Listen: "September Fools"

From mytsic boer blues hangovers and sex and drug soaked Afrikaans garage rock 'n roll to chilled folk cruises, punk pick me-ups, and more. Tune into our royal flush of festival-friendly free MP3s to make sure you get your Oppikoppi Wild Card groove on.

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