Free Women's Day MP3s

2009-08-05 16:07
Get Your Women's Day Groove On!

Looking for the perfect floor filler to get your Women's Day party started? Slip this funky retro disco soul pop hips shaker off the  upwardly mobile all girl Mother City sax, strings, 'n vocal combo's fabulous new second album, 'African Renaissance' on and you and your girlfriends will be in feelgood Saturday Night Feverish heaven in no time. 
It's Still the Music  

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

Japan and I
Sick 'n tired of drunk guys in nightclubs treating you like you're a piece of meat? Co-erce the DJ to play this pussy-powered, middle finger raised punk pop cocktail off the three chord heroine's debut CD, Will Take Over The World, and they'll get the message loud 'n clear. Listen/Download: Hey Punk! 

Mahotella Queens
The legendary African mbaqanga queens are in sublime voice on this wonderful rendition of Solomon Linda's classic "Wimoweh" off their recent album, 'Reign And Shine'. Their hramonies are so soothing it's the perfect antidote to any 'morning-after-night-before' blues you might wake up with.  Listen: Mbube 

African Cream Kids feat. Wendy Oldfield
What happens when hard rocking femmes grow up and get married? Ex-Sweatband rock chick, Wendy Oldfield has become a Sama-winning adult contemporary songbird. Here she hooks up with the African Cream Kids for another charming traditional African tale set to mellow acoustic melodies.
Listen/Download: Red, Red, Red

Amanda Strydom
Dealing with life's ups and downs is all about having "an attitude of graitude" isn't it? Legendary Afrikaans songstress Amanda knows a bit about this topic. Listen to her get autobiographical on this bruised poetic ballad off her tenth album, 'n Rugsak Vol Robyne
Listen/Download: Brille and Pille Blues 

Marcia Moon
Ever fallen in love with someone you (probably) shouldn't have fallen in love with? Pretoria-based singer songwriter, Marcia sure has, nailing the curious allure of unrequited love on this hauntingly beautiful folk rocker off her superb debut album, 'A Gradual Awakening'. Fans of Josie Field and Natalie Merchant, this one's for you.
Listen/Download: Laws of Love 

Boyfriend's inability to commit causing you grief? Listen to this rising new SA classical crossover star share this inspirational upper register soar off her recently recorded solo album 'pOpera Diva' and your better half will be down on bended knee , popping 'the question' in no time. Fans of poperatic divas like Katherine Jenkins and Sarah Brightman, you're going to love this symphonic pop gem.
Listen/Download: Just Show Me how to Love You

Mother City singer songwriter gives fans of freewheeling femme-folk-pop a reason to sigh with this fab single off her latest album 'Rules Of The Road'. Girls, this is a straight talker you'll want to take notes about when you next feel the need to say 'goodbye' to your boyfriend.
Listen/Download: I'm In Love with Somebody Else

Venessa Nolan
Fantasies are fab, but there are consequences to your actions. So cautions the sultry Venessa on this sexy, if slightly sinister new single off Venessa's long-awaited second album, 'This Life', on her own Mixed Up Music label. It's an ethereal electro-acoustic brood blending acoustic instrumentation with electronic beats and programmed rhythms, featuring Venessa's distinctive piano and vocal arrangements.
Listen/Download: Sea of Dreams 

So he dumped you and darn it all now you've got some serious co-dependent issues, so what's a girl supposed to do? Namibian born, Pretoria-based singer songwriter has an answer on this gritty blues rocker about finding yourself in the bottom of a bottle. Off her debut album, Secrets and Skeletons… Notes from a Desert Café.
Listen: Time Cares

Orange Stilletos
All partied out and just about ready to hit the hay? Slip this seductive second single from this eclectic Stellenbosch alternative cabaret combo of Liezel Fourie (vocals) and Marise Landman (piano/vocals) onto the stereo and you'll be counting sheep in no time. Off their excellent debut album 'Penelope's Rising'.
Listen: Feathery Pillow

Mavis Vermaak
Tired of being sent to your room after sneaking home after your midnight curfew? Help your parents see the bigger picture by tuning into this enigmatic Mother City songbird's emotionally bruised spoken word brilliance on this hauntingly poetic avant-rock narrative about off her new self-titled EP.
Listen/Download: Diep Kaleidoskoop 

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

Fans of Tori Amos, Heather Nova, Alanis Morrisette, Jewel, Sarah Mclaughlan, and Ani di Franco's bipolar folk bliss are going to love this delicately bruised electro-acoustic ballad off rising Afrikaans songstress, Gizelle's debut CD, 'Begin'.
Listen/Download: Val 

Feeling heartbroken? Or maybe just tired of questioning 'why me'? Tune into gospel songbird Adele's quietly inspirational call for help off her debut album of songs of praise and worship, Running Back.
Listen: Running Back

Dear Reader
The artists formerly known as Harris Tweed share this sublime indie-pop anthem about coming of age off their internationally-released new CD Replace Why with Funny. Fans of Scout Niblet, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Tori Amos, this polymorphous chamber pop dream is for you. Download: Dear Heart courtesy of City Slang (Right click and choose 'Save As'). 

Plus, this Women's Day's Blast From the Past

Eager to know where Stealing Love Jones' Esjay might've got her rock groove on? Revisit this chamber rock gem off Skye Stevenson and her cult Stellenbosch combo's classic album, Last Evening's Dreams.
Listen/Download: The Boy From Apricot Spells 

Trip-hop diva Ernestine Deane stirs up a quirky fusion of hip-hop, dub and soulful jazz vocals alongside lyrically conscious MC 'Neon Deon' Denver on this mellow acid jazzy hip-hop joint off the Mother City combo's classic debut album, Steady On.
Listen/Download: Rise 'n Shine

From girl powered rock, sassy punk pop and seductive trip-hop to vintage Afro-harmonies, sublime opera, fab femme folk, inspirational gospel and back: get your Women's Day groove on!
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