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Hope and Courage

Hope and Courage to the People

by 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
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You Should Be Listening To

You Should Be Listening To

by 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.
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Card on Spokes

Enhancing Sound

by 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
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Supernova

Supernova

by 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
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Space Cat

Space Cat

by 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
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Gary Thomas

My Memory’s Death

by 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.
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Picnicking in Elysium

Picnicking in Elysium

by 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
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Make Them Dance

Make Them Dance

by 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
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Burnt Friedman

Get Burnt

by 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
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You Should Be Listening To

You Should Be Listening To

by Sannie Fox / 20.11.2013
Last month we said we were going to get hold of one of our friends and the people we’ve worked with down the years to pick some of their favourite
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