5 local acts to watch in 2016

2016-07-27 11:32


Rubber Duc, Patty Monroe, YoungstaCPT (Photo: Instagram)

Johannesburg – Breaking into the music industry is not an easy thing to do, and once you’ve got your foot in the door, you’ve got to keep pushing until something happens. That’s exactly what these artists are doing. 

Take a look at our list of 5 local acts to look out for in 2016. 

1. Dr. Bone

With his unique blend of hip-hop and maskandi music, Dr. Bone has already caught the attention of many South Africans. His recent signing to Warner Music saw the release of his debut album Lindelani in April, which includes popular track, Noma Benga Khuluma

2. The WINTYR 

Unlike the season, this WINTYR is smoking hot. The band, made up of Evelyn Hart, Tristan Carmichael, and Brendyn Rossouw, describe themselves as "an alternative folktronic trio”" Don’t know what that means? Take a listen to one of their tracks below. 

3. Patty Monroe 

She first hit the music scene in early 2015 with her debut single High Fashion. Since then all eyes have been on Cape Town born rapper Patty Monroe. Like everyone else, we’re expecting big things from this lady. 

4. Youngsta 

Cape Town rapper Youngsta has already made a mark in the underground SA rap scene. The artist, who has collaborated with big names like Reason and Tumi Molekane, has garnered a large number of fans, including AKA, who has said he is 100% open to a collaboration. 

5. Rubber Duc 

Rubber Duc brings with them that quirky/cool sound that South Africans just love to love. The group have already had some success with tracks like Zebra Horse, Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That, and Stay With Me. The band also got a shoutout from Fifth Harmony band member Camila Cabello for their rendition of the groups hit, Sledgehammer. How cool is that?