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2009-04-16 07:48
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Mavis Vermaak
Mother City siren shares this hauntingly poetic avant-rock narrative about love, loss and the dark side of life in cosmpolitan Cape Town off her new self-titled EP. Fans of Buckfever Underground and Jane Rademeyer, this gem's for you.
Listen/Download: Kaapstadslaapstad

Upwardly mobile Afro-pop rockers give fans of Freshlyground and Mango Groove a reason to groove with this breezy second single off their debut CD, 'Technicolour'.
Listen/Download: Tonight

Old school roots rock favourites gives indie dance their fix with this anthemic power ballad off 'What's the Story?', their highly-rated second album.
Listen/Download: Go All the Way

Andrew Kay
The Lowveld lion channels David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on this cosmic pop quest about searching for that one chord that would change the world. Off his debut solo album, 'Peace and Love'.
Listen/Download: Superboy

Popular Windhoek based world music crew mix up traditional Namibian rhythms and contemporary raps on this funky global groove off 'The Natives Are Restless'.
Listen/Download: Shebeen 107.

Lou Reed
Rock icon shares a stunning new rendition of this slow-mo string-haunted ballad that nails the spiritual bankruptcy at the core of a psychodrama about a married couple’s descent into drug addiction. Off his critically-acclaimed new CD, Berlin: Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Download: Caroline Says Pt. 2 courtesy of Matador Records (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

Antony & the Johnsons
Alternative crooner returns from his Hercules and Love Affair hiatus on this majestic chamber pop ballad off his critically-acclaimed new CD, The Crying Light.
Download: Epilepsy is Dancing courtesy of Secretly Canadian (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

Lead singer Kahn Morbee and his chart-topping indie pop rockers share this classic anthem off their breakthrough CD, RadiocontrolledRobot.
Download: Louder than Bombs courtesy of Sovereign Entertainment (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

PLUS! From the vault's: this week's cult classic MP3

No, not Kombuis. This Koos is Marcel Van Heerden (vocals) and Niel Goedhals' seminal mid-to-late 80s post-punk combo. Fans of Birthday Party, Pere Ubu and PiL, this one's for you. Off the recently released legendary "Black Tape" CD reissue. Download: Sloper courtesy of the artists (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

In this week's streaming audio mix: Wyclef Jean pays tribute to slain reggae prophet Lucky Dube on his heartfelt new single. You can also tune into full songs by SAMA-nominees 340ml, The Dirty Skirts and Paul E. Flynn. Plus listen to rare tracks from aKING and more. Listen: Listen here

In this week's download mix: Lou Reed live, Koos' long lost Afrikaans post-punk classic, funky fresh new Afro-pop from JacSharp, a Parlotones anthem, Namibian world music and more. Plus, on our listening post: Wyclef Jean's moving Lucky Dube tribute and full song streams from 340ml, The Dirty Skirts, aKING and Paul E. Flynn.
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