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You could make a great compilation of Afrikaans pop and rock just by downloading what's available free on 24.com. Here are the Artists, in no particular order, that 24.com members have downloaded the most, and that we love the most.
10 Afrikaans artists we love
Amanda StrydomJan BlohmChris ChameleonFokofpolisiekarKallitzKoos KombuisValiant SwartPiet BothaSteve HofmeyrThys Nywerheid
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Akkedis en andersFour popular tracks from Akkedis, but also Arbor's "Grof en More" and Ambisieblok's "Hoop". Download them nowJan Blohm, Lize Beekman en BlomkragGet "Songdag Lover", off his SAMA award winning album. Also check out Lize Beekman's folk pop ballads, and Blomkrag's lekker tunes. - Download here
Piet BothaGet five songs by one of our top downloaded artists downloads: "Die Gemmerbroodman", "Die Mamba", "Kitchener", "Skielek somer", en "Al weer winter".- Download here
Chris ChameleonThe ex lead singer of top SA band Boo! is actually a boereseun. " Die Onverkrygbare is an Ingrid Jonker song set music. It's an evocative blend of modern pop and Afrikaans traditional sounds.- Download here
FokofpolisiekarFour fantastic songs from this hit Afrikaans rock band.Download them
Steve Hofmeyr, en HexFour songs by the most downloaded artist on the site, Steve Hofmeyr, plus a neat track by the noisy HexDownload here
Koos Kombuis, Kobus!, Kop en Kallitz Some of the best all on one page. Don't miss this.- Download here
Stefan Lombard Lombard's "Ek En Jy" will fit on either CDDownload here
Melktertkomissie One of the top new bands, this surf rock group from J-Bay are very cool. Get "Die"- Download here
Nel Bacchus en Nel DanielThoughtful acoustic pop from these two.- Download here
Piksteel, Plank, Piet Planter en Cas PlankiesGoth rock from Piksteel, lovely straight rock from Plank, boere folk from and some storytelling pop from Piet Planter. For those with who like soppy synth pop, there's another treat for Steve fans: Cas Plankies with "Jy Weet"!- Download here
RaaskopleefRaaskopleef's "Oom Boet" and "Die Rooi Stoel" are something for the Alternative types.- Download here
Loit Sols en Amanda Strydom Loit Sol's "Ou Beg" and "Maanlig" are off this poet's his cool album, 'Sierjis Kak-praat' and will appeal to those who like folk music. Amanda Strydom's dramatic popular blues rock and chocolately vocals and blue velvet songs have a broad appeal - you could put her music on the same CD as Hofmeyr, or Valiant, or JJ Cale. - Download here
Valiant Swart & SumareNobody's rock collection is complete without Valiant Swart's songs. "Long Holiday", "Mystic Boer" and "Veg is Jy". "Katryn", with Mel Botes, is also essential. Vocalist Sumare's album is full of songs like typical platteland pop, the Hofmeyr-fan freindly "Sonder jou in my lewe".
Thys Nywerheid en Trike Thys Nywerheid's "Vir Funk En Vaderland" and the breakbeat flavoured "Jo Ma" are not what you're used to but both funny and danceable. Great downloads for the Afrikaans dance scene. Trike's bitterly funny "Trein Na Bitterfontein", of Volle Militere Eerbetoon is in the deeply sad personal protest tradition of Voelvry. Something for Kerkorrel fans - will go nicely with Valiant Swart or Koos Kombuis.
Voel en Vanessa VanInto Steve Hofmeyr, or other Afrikaans synth rock or pop? Vanessa Van's summer beach party song "Afrikaner Surfer Boy" is great for that drunken langarm moment. "Afrikaner surfer boy / ek wens ek was jou nooi". Voel are straightforward Boere folk rock - download this for a compilation also featuring Koos Kombuis, Valiant Swart and the like. "Sara" is not a cover of Fleetwood Mac's song of the same name, but their own track, and features cool harmonica and organ sounds. - Download here
Wilde Als en Weslyn Willem
Local Prog Rock group Wilde Als sound a bit like an Afrikaans Jethro Tull. Get "Siener" and hear for yourself. Weslyn Willem will appeal musically to Valiant Swart fans and those who remember voelvry, with their rocking, cynical song "Soos 'n Skoolhof". - Download here
Zinkplaat en Zol JoslingZinkplaat are a promising new punk band, who've already released their debut album, Karoo Poison, as well asl the commercialy available Miskuier Gaan See Toe (buy it here). If you like Fokofpolisiekar, or ACDC, don't miss out on their three great tracks. Zol Josling is still unsigned. His blend of electronica and urban misery is oddly beautiful on this demo track " Batteljon". Download them here
That's the A-Z of it. Enjoy!
- Compiled by Jean Barker
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