A Six Pack of Free MPs

2008-07-13 06:29
Mahotella Queens
A cappella queens shatter the mbube stereotypes on this magnificent tripolar choral croon off Reign and Shine.
Listen: Town Hall

Breyten Breytenbach
South African poet laureate shares some sublime Afrikaans erotica with help from singer songwriter Peter "Hamlet by Night" Mitchell's adult contemporary strings.
Listen: Die Eed

Steve Newman
Steve Newman (acoustic guitar), Ian Herman (drums) and Gito Baloi (bass, vocals) sidestep 'world' music stereotypes on this classic live track from Splashy Fen 1992.
Listen: Makweru

Southern Gypsey Queen
She smoulders while he blazes over some sinewy blues rock guitars and percolated percussion – yep, it’s SGQ’s new single off Be the Lion.
Listen: Let it Burn

Craig Kallis
Sunflower smoothie gives fans of Jamiroquai and RJ Benjamin a reason to shake their hips on this sensual pop-soul-funk nugget.
Listen: Papers>

Plus! This month's exclusive international MP3
American indie-rock upstarts concoct this mystical acoustic psyche-pop implosion that maps the mssing links between the Flaming Lips and the Stones' Satanic Majesties Request.
Listen: Weekend Wars

Plus! Exclusive MP3 streams off some cool new CDs
Dirty Skirts
"Squishy Inside loves the open door!" tease the Skirts on this hand in glove kissed indie-rocker about "coming together on a midnight dance floor". Off their brand new Cd, Daddy Don't Disco.
Listen: Wait For Today

Paul. E. Flynn
Sugardrive's legendary ladies man gets Louise Carver between the sheets on this killer country rock tête-à-tête off his new CD, Fields.
Listen: Changed

Another bunch of local lads who (thank God) know what they’re doing. Happiness Hurts is their license to rock.
Listen: Where'd the Love Go?

Bed On Bricks
Festival favourites shatter the Afro-funk stereotypes on this addictively moody modern rock tale of falling head over heels in love off their new CD, Royal Honey.
Listen: Royal Honey

Next week: exclusive MP3 streams from 80s Afro-electro pioneers eVoid!

In this week's mix: from African a cappella magic and poetic adult contemporary Afrikaans erotica to classic world music, blazing blues rock, cool new indie MP3 streams and more.

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