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Rus Nerwich
Miriam Makeba's classic African anthem gets a vibrant marimba and mbube kissed vocal update on this hip shaking marimba rendition off the African Cream primer.
Listen/Download: Pata Pata

Afro-fusion seldom sounds as funky as this fabulous first single off the upwardly mobile Mother City classical clubbing combo's brand new second album, 'African Renaissance'.
Listen/Download: Coming Home

Spaza rap pioneer fires off this edgy ghetto life versification off the classic 'Planetary Assault' mixtape CD featuring rising SA hip-hop stars released on the Cape Town-based independent label Pioneer Unit.
Listen/Download: Township Storm

Laurie Levine
Gauteng-based nu-folk pop songbird invites the incomparable Jim Neversink round to help her add some slide guitar grease to this emotional hangover off her debut CD, 'Unspoken'.
Listen/Download: Stranger

Thomas Channell
Aussie-born, South African-raised, and New York-bloomed singer-songwriter gives fans of David Gray and James Blunt a reason to listen with this moody, piano-powered ballad off his second album, 'The Seduction Of Thomas Channell'.
Listen/Download: Not About Us.

Die Antwoord
SA's most anarchic hip-hop crew share a pair of zef rap-rave anthems off their new CD SoS.
Download: I don't Need You courtesy of Wat Kyk Jy (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Scobie courtesy of Wat Kyk Jy (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

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

Felix Laband
Ever wonder what happened to SA's electro wunderkind? Tune into this rare (and previously unreleased) gem from Laband's archives. It's a mesmerising listen with filtered beatz 'n bass twisting though broody, atmospheric soundscapes...made pre-9/11 (in case you were wondering).
Listen/Download: Sad Girl in Japan.

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 mix: Sama-nominated acid jazzy joints, Afro-classical clubbing cuts, funky Spaza rap, nu-folk hangovers, classy singer songwriter tunes, and more.
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