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by Telford Vice / 27.02.2015 / Today the Proteas clash with the mighty Chris Gayle (we mean West Indies) at the Cricket World Cup. The media has been doing their best to conjure some rumours about the hero, to cut the demi-god down to a more manageable size. As it turns out, he’s only human!
Images by Tom Beaton / 26.02.2015 / A member of the colourful Quest graffiti crew was recently in beautiful Zimbabwe and took some time out from the sight seeing to drop a lil bomb on the dictatorship. #FreeZim! Keep those protests funky and peaceful yo…
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!
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by 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
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SCAB THE WOUND

by 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
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SONA: A GIG REVIEW

by 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...
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SLEEPY CITY SESSIONS

by 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
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IF CITIES WERE SINGERS

by 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
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MASHAYABHUQE VS THE Y GENERATION

by 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
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POETS OF THE BAY

by 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
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LABAND THE MAN

by 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,
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OPTMUPS ROCK STEADY!

by 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
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FALL OF A DICTATOR

Images by Jake Rusznyak / 05.02.2015
In case you missed it, Africa’s most cherished elderly dictator tripped on the red carpet and quickly spawned a flurry of internet memes. Friend of Mahala and subversive ad guy,
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