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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2016, 08:54:41 PM »


i really enjoy 14 shabalala.
seems like he has passed away now though  :'(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDWEmA01jYQ
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2016, 09:17:31 AM »

i really enjoy 14 shabalala.
seems like he has passed away now though  :'(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDWEmA01jYQ

Never heard of him before. The song on the link is good. We have a lot of good artists that we never get to know of
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2016, 11:05:55 AM »
Big Tailor fan.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2016, 11:10:25 AM »
Rob Taylor - At different venues in & around Jhb - mainly Northern 'burbs & West Rand. An old school mate & one we go see as often as possible.

http://www.robtaylor.co.za/

Derek Sassen - now in CT.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2016, 02:42:21 PM »
Disappointed nobody's mentioned Die Antwoord yet!

Very controversial, I know. If you can get your mind past their lyrical content and the bizarre imagery, I think they're just brilliant (though doing that would be like castration). They're very big overseas. Their latest album, Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid, is very different from their previous work and shows their artistic depth. Songs from the album are on their youtube channel.

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https://www.youtube.com/user/ZEFRECORDZ/videos
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2016, 02:53:02 PM »
I've been following them since 2008.

Lots of good stuff there.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2016, 02:59:19 PM »
I've been following them since 2008.

Lots of good stuff there. They have a good short film too. They incorporate good visual imagery too.

i really enjoy 14 shabalala.
seems like he has passed away now though  :'(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDWEmA01jYQ

This is good.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2016, 09:03:47 PM »
Never heard of him before. The song on the link is good. We have a lot of good artists that we never get to know of


i first heard his music on a splashy fen compilation, & tracked him down to 3rd ear music, where i managed to get a copy of his one album he released.
now i can't find it any more...    :'(
i am going to write to them to see if i can get hold of another copy - they keep master tapes & only burn cds on demand.
anybody want a copy as well while i am asking?




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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2016, 12:46:30 AM »
I'm unable to get my head around Die Antwoord. Music is k@k, lyrics even k@kker. Rely on shock value rather than any sort of musical ability. Hence the reason they're so popular in Europe I suspect.

The two of them were in some move that we watched a while back - some sci-fi nonsense about saving the world from robots. Neil Blomkamp & his obligatory sidekick Sharlto Copley. We watched with morbid fascination as to how atrociously bad it was.

I'm most probably too old to be appreciative. That said neither of my children rate them as anything either?
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2016, 06:54:52 AM »
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Disappointed nobody's mentioned Die Antwoord yet!

I was surprised to note you actually did mention them! I consider them an embarrassment to society, musical talent they have none! yet some people follow them...  :faint:


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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2016, 07:17:18 AM »
You guys must probably not like hip-hop. Apart from the music genre, though, I don't blame anyone for disliking them. Most of their fans are international and not wise to the lyrics.
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2016, 04:19:22 PM »
My problem with Die Antwoord is that what seems to have started as an art concept has continued in the same vein ever since with no real progression to the concept.  The music got pretty repetitive and the videos just very samey.  I saw them supporting RHCP in Cape Town and was very disappointed with their live show which seemed to consist mainly of trying to get the audience to swear along with them in Afrikaans.  I'll check out the newer stuff but having seen them on TV coverage of a German festival last year (it was on between German hip-hop artists who still seem to be inspired by Vanilla Ice), they did not seem to have evolved even then.

And as for 'Chappie'  :please:
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2016, 03:31:20 AM »

Derek Sassen.  Now there are some blurry memories. 
Used to like his rendition of Melissa Etheridge tune.   


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On that note - Rob Taylor has relocated to Ireland :(
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2016, 06:59:48 AM »
For a bit of Jazz I really like Amanda Tiffin. Not very active but does a couple of concerts around the CT area a year and has a few CD's out. Particularly like her on the a.s.k Trio CD on which she collaborated with two international artists (a Japanese and Dane I think).  I believe she lectures at UCT music department as well.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2016, 12:50:53 PM »
Bought the Sakawa Boys album yesterday, on a local label and pretty decent dreampop/shoegaze/motorik stuff.  Can be found on bandcamp
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