Brandon Edmonds / 30.12.2013 We all know how truth and reconciliation worked out. Closing in on 20 years later, it’s now clear the TRC, that downcast flipside of 2010, was a kind of mnemonic
Andy Davis / 23.12.2013 Dodo beer is a remarkable thing. It comes in a bottle South Africans may remember from the 80s, we used to call them dumpies. It’s inelegant, but cool in a
Roach / 18.12.2013 This month Mix'N'Blend got hold of Roach from African Dope Records to pick his favourite tracks, but them together for us and tell us why they mean something to him.
Ts'eliso Monaheng / 13.12.2013 Earlier this year, I worked on an article about the beat scene in Cape Town. In it, I sought to interact, on some level, with the vibrant producer culture of
Ella Grimwade / 10.12.2013 Hello Beautiful is the name of the new electronic music project of Cape Town producer Matthieu Auriacombe. His first EP Supernova Love features some of his favourite musical friends. We
Rob Scher / 04.12.2013 There he was, a living maestro in a flea-bitten wide brim hat and burnt orange scarf, the six-string Ibanez bass – a natural extension of his person. The reason I’d
Anya Zinn / 03.12.2013 Some call it ‘instrumental wizardry’, others say, ‘What?' Regardless, Durban-born, Cape-Town-bred, solo musician Gary Thomas is one talented guitarist, who is perhaps still a bit too keen on superheroes.
Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi / 02.12.2013 Throw together a group comprising South African musicians, events organisers and record executives and the conversation they have will invariably at some point turn to the size of the South
Ts'eliso Monaheng / 27.11.2013 Adidas had decided to fly in Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown to perform in front of an invite-only audience. According to the glossy marketing text currently in circulation, “almost 2000 of
Ts'eliso Monaheng / 25.11.2013 The German-based artist Burnt Friedman played live with percussionist Tlale Makhene recently. We sat down with him prior to the show to talk about time signatures in music, the concept