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4 local music acts we’re totally in love with right now

2015-05-28 06:00

Cape Town – The South African music scene is really blowing up with some awesome local talent these days.

We feel the scene is actually in such a good place at the moment that we can't always tell our local acts from international acts anymore, and sometimes we even prefer the local talent to the American and European exports.

These bands may be young, but they know how to get you up and dancing, singing or just feeling good.


This Durban-born indie musician has been on the scene since 2013 when he released his first EP, Marvelous Light. His song and video for The River made quite an impact on local audiences, receiving airplay on radio stations across SA. After opening for The Lumineers in December 2014, Majozi released a new EP earlier this year, titled Mountains.

Watch his video for Fire here:


This Johannesburg based group started making their mark on the South African music scene in 2013 with the release of their self-titled debut album. Their mix of soulful sounds comprising of a bit of a jazz, hip-hop and gospel will get you moving!

Watch their video for Jukebox here:

Joshua na die Reën

Ever since winning the Best Newcomer award at the Ghoema and Tempo awards last year for his debut album, Afrikaans singer Joshua na die Reën has been cementing himself in the SA music scene. He also recreated Voshaarnooi for Afrikaans movie Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling and another song features in the upcoming film Hollywood In My Huis.

Watch his video for Voshaarnooi here:

Al Bairre

We just love this band. Why? Because we went on a Valentine’s Day date with them earlier this year. If you want to see what went down, click here. But also, their music is cool and we just love their live shows!

Watch their video for Bungalow here:

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