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2009-07-31 11:04
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Head Rat, Jonathan Handley and his 80s post punk legends channel Iggy Pop's blank balladry on this aptly verminous new tale of relationship troubles off their recently-released album 'Pop Coffins'. Hailing from the hardcore East Rand, their uncompromising brand of rock is 100% Bellville City free, by the way.
Listen/Download: It's Going to Hurt in the End

Spha Bembe
Cool trumpet tones, funky keyboards and bass come together on this breezy African jazz cocktail courtesy of Siphamandla Bembe (flugelhorn) and Thapelo Khomo (keys) off The African Groove Experience. If you're looking for a sundowners soundtrack, this hip swayer is for you.
Listen/Download: Malokatana

Fans of funky retro disco soul pop are going to groove on this feelgood Saturday Night Feverish hip shaker off the upwardly mobile Mother City sax, strings, 'n vocal combo's fabulous new second album, 'African Renaissance'.
Listen/Download: It's Still the Music

Indidginus feat Jacqui Roche
IDM (that's 'intelligent dance music for the uninitiated) fans should dig this chilled out dose of ambient electro courtesy of expat UK DJ Michael Martin and featuring the ethereal vocals of Jacqui Roche.
Listen/Download: Unstuck 

Cherry Faced Lurchers
"I heard about this new disco, I really wanted to dance/But when I phoned up my honey she kept talking about this other man/That made me really mad" wails lead singer James Phillips on this classic homegrown rock dedicated to keeping the fire of the jol burning throughout the darkness of the apartheid Eighties. Off their legendary "Live at Jamesons" album.
Listen/Download: Do the Lurch 

Dinosaur Jr.
The legendary lo-fi rock gods return. "At times wholly 70's guitar-epic, at times perfect for sitting by a babbling brook with Joni and Neil, [the new album] Farm encompasses Dinosaur Jr.'s signature palette - soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, honey-rich melodies - songs that get into your head and, bouncing around happily, stay there." Off their first double LP and their fifth full length record by the original line-up -- J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph. Courtesy of Jagjaguwar Records
Download: I Want You to Know (Right click, then choose "Save As"; be patient).

Plus, on this month's Streaming MP3 Jukebox
A World Music Six Pack
From the fiery Afrobeat sounds of Tony Allen and the avant-garde Congolese trance hypnosis of Konono # 1 to Oumou Sangare's bewitching Malian vocal ballads, new Asian classical jazz fusion from Hector Zazou and more.
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In this week's MP3 mix: a cult 80s jol classic, a lo-fi rock comeback, some cool new Afro-jazz, retro disco soul and more.
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