by Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 25.02.2015 / “What all this is going to lead to is looming ever closer. Maybe De Doorns 2012 was only a taste of what’s to come. Or maybe the whole situation is just another big Saturday in Nieuwedrift, Paarl.” In the last part of the Boland Evictions series, Karl Kemp meets the community activists of Nieuwedrift and finds that the proposed developments are just another pipeline dream…
by Mahala High Five Brigade / 24.02.2015 / Chris Cape has effectively restored our faith in the concept of untapped talent. ‘Roth and Roll’ is a sweet rap song crafted upon the foundations of a classic Led Zeppelin hook and a funky Asher Roth beat. He blessed us with an exclusive live recording… you ain’t heard flow like this since Biggie!
by Mahala High Five Brigade / 23.02.2015 / We get a lot of weird, wonderful and utterly kak music submissions flowing into the Mahala orifice. So we’ve decided that instead of letting them slip through cracks, we’ll chuck ‘em up here for you to scrutinize, judge, hate, love, share, whatever… the complaints department is located in the comments section below… #kifkak!
Telford Vice / 20.02.2015 There is nothing so poignant as the toll of a Melbourne tram’s bell as it click-clacks along the undulations of these storied streets like some giant, wheeled, electrified caterpillar. It
Samora Chapman / 18.02.2015 Scab is a multidisciplinary artist born an Afrikaner and living in the UK. Through graffiti, illustrations, tattoos, music and video art he interprets a modern world that is eating itself
Anthony Sharpe / 17.02.2015 This year’s State of the Nation Address featured stand-out performances from local live acts, MO$ EFF, DA B0mb and DJZ. Anthony Sharpe feels the beat...
Teigue Blokpoel / 16.02.2015 Grahamstown – home of binge-drinking students, not-stop parties and other crass generalisations. Who woulda thunk there was a huge skate scene emerging on these sleepy streets? It seems that the
Telford Vice / 13.02.2015 Telford Vice explores the wreckage and regeneration of Christchurch, New Zealand, over the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Despite the devastation left behind after the 2011 earthquake, New Zealand's second
Sihle Mthembu / 11.02.2015 Blending everything from Kanye West to Shembe chants and Busi Mhlongo speeches – Mashayabhuqe KaMamba is a digital maskandi trap musician merging the past and the present into a cutting
Matt Vend / Images by Matt Vend / 10.02.2015 Matt Vend rambles through the open-mic nights of Oakland's bay area and meets the eccentric poets and musicians who haunt it's stages. It's no wonder Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg
Sean O'Toole / 09.02.2015 Felix Laband, the ingénue Maritzburg metalhead turned dark magus of local leftfield electronics, is due to release his long-awaited new album. Titled Deaf Safari and scheduled for release in May,
Samora Chapman / 06.02.2015 Durban's most legendary graffiti OG – Opt 1 – has been collaborating with artist and queen-of-funk, Mups/Mae, to add some fruity flavour to the streets. Peep what they been up