Dookoom’s The Worst Thing Video Has Less Impact Than Expected

The recently released Dookoom video for The Worst Thing has had less of an impact than when the song was originally released. Russell Grant breaks down why he thinks that is.     DOOKOOM, Cape... Read More

Sipho Has The Gift But Will It Bring Success?

There’s no doubt that Sipho The Gift can rap but in an industry where success isn’t determined by talent, is it enough? Sthembelo Dlamini breaks down Sipho’s first release after a long... Read More

Pollinator’s Fruit is Subtly Intricate

Jozi’s Pollinator recently came to town to launch their debut album, Fruit. If you missed it, not to worry, you can still hear the album. Recorded music is great like that. Evan van Zyl gave the... Read More

Life Below’s Grim Reality is Quite Perfect

Long after the “glory days” of Durban Hardcore, Life Below have put out one of the best hardcore releases to come out of Durban. Russell Grant breaks down Grim Reality for ya.     Life... Read More

Bateleur Can Make Your Day and Break Your Heart

Everything about Bateleur’s debut and final album is bittersweet.   Words by Leah Jasmine Reed   When I plug in to Bateleur’s new album, I imagine that I’m sitting somewhere up Table... Read More

Birds of Every Feather

Leah Jasmine Reed fills us in on all the amazing performances as well as getting up close with a New York subway saxophonist, trying to appropriate vodka and having an identity crisis at this year’s... Read More

New Music: IAMX EP by MX

In an era of hooks, lyricism usually falls by the wayside. Not with MX, he’s all about wordplay and metaphors so deep “they make Lupe Fiasco look like a preschool teacher.” Sthembelo... Read More

Moment of Truth 2015

Sthembelo Dlamini gives us a rundown of one of the biggest events in the Durban hip-hop calendar.      “It’s such a beautiful day for some hip-hop.” is something that you don’t... Read More

Winnifest #1

 The good old days are here. Bob Perfect Breaks down the inaugural Winnifest. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Winnifest was a prime example of this. That’s not a diss, by the way.... Read More

Kablam!

Holy unexpected miracles Batman! A comic exhibition in Durban and a one day turn around on this post. The times they are a changing!     Last night the new(ish) Open Plan studio off Umgeni road... Read More