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The Way of The Dassie: Free Oppikoppi MP3s

2007-07-23 16:23
Bacchus Nel Oppie Plaas
A fractured folk-blues strum about heading off to meet Bob Marley in the promised land, off cult Wildebees compilation Volk Jou Ook.
Listen: Oppie Plaas

Bed On Bricks Humanarium
So, someone kotsed in your sleeping bag. We’re all human, bru. So says festival favourites Bed On Bricks on this funky Afro-rap rocker about how surreal it is living in 21st century SA.
Listen: Humanarium

Boulevard Blues Somethin’ In My Eye (live)
A blistered blues rock hangover about waking up in the morning and finding out your chick has suddenly become a Prime Circle groupie. Well, sort of.
Listen: Somethin’ In My Eye (live)

Chris Chameleon Die Onverkrygbare
Ingrid Jonker’s donker verse might seem a bit sombre for a festival. Not if the charismatic singer songwriter savant Chris Chameleon is doing the acoustic overhaul though. A fiercely poetic troubadour tale at it’s unplugged best. Listen: Die Onverkrygbare

Dirty Skirts Set Me Alight
The Mother City’s finest serve up a party-hard slice of hook-laden indie-rock majesty. Just remember not to play with matches when you’re getting your tequila party started, people.
Listen: Set Me Alight

Fokofpolisiekar Prioritiseer
So you’re miffed at your girlfriend because she’s off chasing the Dirty Skirts on the main stage. Spin this suburban garage rock wailer on repeat all the way back home and she’ll get her priorities straight.
Listen: Prioritiseer

Guy Buttery Driving North For The Sun
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

Harris Tweed Supafly (acoustic)
Happy that you remembered to bring your own portable shower along to the koppi? You will be when you sing-along to this mellifluous acoustic ditty about looking sharp just as that babe in the macramé bikini desperately looking for a soap up walks past.
Listen: Supafly (acoustic)

Japan And I Hey Punk
Chilling to unplugged folk singers is cool and all, but how about a mosh? Tune into this contagious slice of pussy-powered punk from Joburg’s spunkiest three chord heroines.
Listen: Hey Punk

Koos Kombuis and Valiant Swart Met My Stukkende Kitaar
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.
Listen: Met My Stukkende Guitar

Lark Tricksy
If you must drop something hallucinogenic, then make sure it’s this stiletto-spiked electro-clash head rush courtesy of dominatrix disco diva Inge Beckmann and her Lark lads. Imagine Bjork in a threesome with Coco Rosie…see it’s kicking in already.
Listen: Tricksy

Ménage à Trois October Finds Me
It’s festival weekend. So, forget about tomorrow. Just like, embrace the moment…your shitty 9 to 5 job will still be there on Monday. And who knows maybe you’ll meet the w(o)man of your dreams while slow dancing to this mellow slice of folk rock funk?
Listen: October Finds Me

New Academics Spiral
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

Rudimentals London Sux
Reckon the festival grass is greener over at Glastonbury in the UK? Let African ska rudeboys The Rudimentals fix your compass with this impossibly iery jazz and reggae-infected jam off Set It Proper.
Listen: London Sux

Tidal Waves Let The Music Play
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

- Miles Keylock

From chilled folk car cruises, trippy electro-clash come-ons and blistered blues rock hangovers to contagious pussy-powered punk pick me-ups, and beyond. Tune into our boot load of festival-friendly free MP3s to make sure you get your Oppikoppi groove on.


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