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African mbube choral traditions meet and greet American doo-wop soul and gospel on this beautiful multi-layered harmonic ballad off the a cappella combo’s superb CD, The Lions
Listen/Download: Malibongwe 

Rising African Dope producer channels Felix Laband's surrealist fairytale breaks 'n beat stratgies on this 'phat' bottomed bass dose off Cape Of Good Dope 2. It's the latest African Dope Records compilation featuring a fresh harvest of fine sounds and the latest subsonic riddims as crafted by some of the Mother City's finest groove cultivators.
Listen/Download: Velvit Undies 

Classic single about breaking up and making up off this fab Gauteng rock band's second studio album, "What's the Story?", reached the top spot on the Vodafone Hi5@5 on 5fm.
Listen/Download: Why We Lonely

Talented young Afrikaans dance-pop star teams up with rising songbird, Letitia Lindeque to share this hi-NRGetic-nightclub floor filler off his debut album, "Ongevraagde Hello".
Listen/Download: Tell Me

African groove collective renovates the chill lounge with this chic Latin-kissed hip shaker off The African Lounge Experience.

Dance, You're On Fire
Gauteng's soon-to-be fab five sidestep the indie dance rock stereotypes on this progressive guitar 'n wail workout off their self-produced self-titled EP that Blunt Magazine dubbed "a genre-bending release, featuring five progressive, unpredictable, dynamic rock songs."
Listen/Download: It's Like Asking a Bear If It Has Fur. Face 

 Checked Zebra
South African skankers prove that ska-punk is alive and well and living in Cape Town with this contagiously brassy title track off their debut album.
Listen/Download: Amazon Baby 

Plus, a pair of SA classics from the 'vault':

Bored by the conveyor belt of skinny jeaned denizens currently ruling the SA indie rock scene? Remember how to really rock by revisiting this supernaturally sexed up prowl from lead singer Paul E. Flynn and co's 2005 SAMA Award-winning 'comeback' album, 'Love Etc…' Listen/Download: If We Had the Time 

Gavin Minter
Keen to know where this classy Cape Town saxophonist and crooner found his swing? 'Quiet storm' jazz fans you can get your romantic fix with this smooth serenade off his self-titled debut.
Listen/Download: If We Had the Time 

In this week's mix: classy smooth jazz serenades, classic rock, mbube choir magic, dope African electro, playful Afrikaans dance pop and more. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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