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The top Afrikaans MP3 Downloads - The top Afrikaans MP3 Downloads

2006-07-17 08:48
 
From Akkedis through Steve Hofmeyr and Valiant Swart to Zinkplaat, the variety of musical styles available on 24.com's free MP3 Downloads site is amazing - and we get new music every week. Here's our guide to the essential songs. Make your own compilation of the ones you love.

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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 Strydom

Jan Blohm


Chris Chameleon

Fokofpolisiekar

Kallitz

Koos Kombuis

Valiant Swart

Piet Botha

Steve Hofmeyr

Thys Nywerheid

See what's currently in charting on 24.com and SAMP3.

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Then use the links below to download. Note the you'll find Amanda Strydom under "S" not "A"

Akkedis en anders

Four popular tracks from Akkedis, but also Arbor's "Grof en More" and Ambisieblok's "Hoop". Download them now

Jan Blohm, Lize Beekman en Blomkrag

Get "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 Botha

Get five songs by one of our top downloaded artists downloads: "Die Gemmerbroodman", "Die Mamba", "Kitchener", "Skielek somer", en "Al weer winter".
- Download here

Chris Chameleon

The 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

Fokofpolisiekar

Four fantastic songs from this hit Afrikaans rock band.
Download them

Steve Hofmeyr, en Hex

Four songs by the most downloaded artist on the site, Steve Hofmeyr, plus a neat track by the noisy Hex
Download 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 CD
Download 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 Daniel
Thoughtful acoustic pop from these two.
- Download here

Piksteel, Plank, Piet Planter en Cas Plankies

Goth 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

Raaskopleef

Raaskopleef'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 & Sumare

Nobody'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 Van

Into 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 Josling

Zinkplaat
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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