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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2016, 09:43:51 AM »
Upcoming talent Dianne Chapman, see video's (2) on youtube.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2016, 11:24:17 AM »
The psych rock scene in South Africa is really impressive. There was even a psych rock festival in November. First time I saw Kalahari Surfers and my mind was blown away.

Some bands worth mentioning:

Medicine Boy - dreampop mixed with a bit of noise rock with beautiful haunting vocals from Lucy Kruger
The Psalms - Excellent noise rock
Sol Gems - catchy psychedelic rock (similar to Tame Impala and Temples)
Retro Dizzy - great psychedelic surf rock

All their music should be available on bandcamp.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2016, 11:27:23 AM »
I have to mention Bateleur as well. They recently brought out their new album:
https://bateleurband.bandcamp.com/album/bateleur

A really unique post rock band who mixes a lot of jazz elements into their music. They're really talented.

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« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2016, 11:49:19 AM »
Fishwives - a distinctly folk feel to their music. The drummer is a friend of mine.
They won the Silver award in the Fresh Music category at the fringe festival in September.

https://youtu.be/t_beUJZFA80 and
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2017, 10:36:46 AM »
Hey all. My 1st post on avforums.  Looked through alot of cool stuff on here sofar,  but being from PE and digging these guys, I thought this would be an appropriate first post.

Check out The Brothers.
http://www.thebrothers.co.za/index.php/the-brothers-music-albums-south-africa

Politically and Environmentally conscious surf and reggae music mishmash....



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« Reply #65 on: June 11, 2017, 11:59:50 AM »
^^ Really cool stuff,all of these!

Our muso's are not afraid to explore and cross boundaries,especially the fringe one's.
MUCH!!! better than some of the commercial crap we hear on radio (especially RSG  :facepalm:)
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #66 on: June 11, 2017, 12:09:30 PM »

Politically and Environmentally conscious ................

i was going to check it out until i read this.
because politics.    :walled: :walled: :walled: :walled: :walled:
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2017, 01:36:51 PM »
That plastic sounds drastic.
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2017, 01:51:18 PM »
No fyah.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2017, 03:09:46 PM »
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Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba also known as Samthing Soweto is one of my favourite vocalist/musician Locally, very talented and creative.
So I checked it out and...

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i know you like jazz, [some jazz],...this moved away from jazz after the first 2-3 tracks but...and i don't know how much you like this za genre,.. but this is redefining the genre ...true to his own voice, not emulating the mainstream. The track i'm listening to now is jazzy again...with a hint of hip-hop vocals altho i don't mean it has anything to do with hip-hop / esp. not za hip-hop...
anyway, check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/samthingsoweto

https://www.facebook.com/samkelomdo

PS: Genre, i could call it "zulu acapella". That seems to be the basis, then jazz vocal. Both quite far from what I usually listen to to, but this is quite..different, extraordinary.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2017, 04:23:44 PM »
For those that enjoy rock/blues/rockabilly I present:

Dirty Moonshine!

I've seen them perform a few times, lively, energetic & great music.

They do an outstanding cover of Jace Everett's "Bad Things", and their original tracks are great too!

http://www.dirtymoonshine.co.za/index.php/music/
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2017, 06:48:24 AM »
Heh.  Local guys, look out for:

Roan van As (loving this guy's sound)
Monkeys in Boots (the guitarist used to work for me, EPIC dudes.  No CDs or official releases AFAIK, their music might be on iTunes or YT.  He gave me all their songs though)
Bad Peter (saw these guys performing at a wedding not too long ago, can't get over their music.  More on YouTube, only 5 songs officially released and on CD though)
Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses (swing, not my style, but the band is good)

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2017, 06:51:10 AM »
^^^ tell them to get their stuff on bandcamp
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« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2017, 08:03:04 AM »
That might be where they say they got some of their stuff, yeah.  They recently got rid of the bassist since he wasn't really into it anymore.  They're looking for a replacement so that they can seriously get the band up and running again.  Their music is great.

The guitarist's dad also used to make good music during the border war times, actually.  The song Bok van Blerk wrote, "Die Kaplyn", he dedicated to that man.  I forgot his name now, but it's printed in the booklet inside the Afrikanerhart CD case.

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« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2017, 08:37:18 AM »
Fishwives - a distinctly folk feel to their music. The drummer is a friend of mine.
They won the Silver award in the Fresh Music category at the fringe festival in September.
https://youtu.be/t_beUJZFA80 and

i missed this one somehow. i think they are very good - do they have any recordings available?
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