Let Love And Pride Never Fade

In our most nepotistic article to date, Bob Perfect writes about his best friends’ band. That band is Go! Go! Bronco though so we doubt you’d mind too much. Here’s a look back at the last six years of one of the wildest, loudest and most debaucherous bands to have come out of Durban.     I know this article is late, really late, but it took Go! Go! Bronco six years to release an album so it seems fitting. I have to admit... Read More

Miss Molly

We’re a pretty fashionable bunch at DIY, we even know what colour blocking is, but when it comes to fashion in Durban, one blogger is ahead of the curve. We chatted to Melissa Kieser about the dos and don’ts of blogging and staying fashionable in Durban.   DIY: First off, can we get a little background info on who are you and what you do? Melissa: My name is Melissa Kieser, recently married, happy girl living in Durban. I spend... Read More

Garth Walker

Today we chat to South African design legend and founder of iJusi, Garth Walker. We get his opinions on creating an African design language, big agencies vs small, personal vs corporate and the future of design.   DIY: You are considered one of the pioneers of developing a design language in Africa with the i-Jusi publication first being published in 1995 as the only experimental graphics magazine. Do you think this is a fair assessment? How... Read More

DIY Presents: Asleep In Transit – Plans

Asleep In Transit are launching their latest EP, Kaleidoscope, tomorrow night at The Bat Center so they let us hear one of the new songs and share it with you. Aren’t they sweet? We also had a chat about the changes in the band and THOSE photos. Check it.   DIY: This is your second EP in a year, why’d you guys go the EP route and not put out a full length album? Vlad: The way that the music scene globally is going, people are releasing... Read More

Win A Trip To Ibiza With Super M!

Yeah, you read right. Ibiza. You know, party capital of the world? And yup, it’s Super M that’ll be sending you there. Not just a delicious flavoured milk are they?     So here’s the vibe. Super M have put us up against some of SA’s best blogs to get our debaucherous asses to the world’s den of inequity and good times so we can have the honour of covering Ibiza Rocks 2013. Here’s the best bit, we get... Read More

The Coffee Mag

Coffee lovers can rejoice as there is a new print and online publication aimed directly at the caffeine fiends. Mel Winter and Iain Evans have teamed up to bring you TheCoffeeMag, a Durban based publication about coffee and coffee culture in South Africa. We chat to Mel and Iain about coffee, publishing and the future of both. DIY: Who is involved with TheCoffeeMag? What are each of their roles in the publication and its online endeavour? Mel: Currently... Read More

House Ain’t A Home

As many of you noticed, The Winston Pub is slowly starting to revive itself. Evidence of this was the recent Truth and It’s Burden show with Brainwreck, Provider and We Were Archers. A hardcore show, at The Winston, with more than a handful of people? Rejoice people for there are still good days to come! Russell Grant shares his thoughts on the night.     The Winston Pub is in the take off phase of its revival. The most dangerous... Read More

Durban Interpreted

This year’s Interpret Durban was an absolute humdinger of a party. All that were there haven’t been able to shut up about it and neither has Bob Perfect, he shares his memories of the night with us after the jump.   Over the years the BAT Center has played host to some of the most memorable shows of my life and last Saturday, another hefty deposit was made into the memory bank. It felt good to return to the BAT Center for this year’s... Read More

Floor Assassins

We wanted to find out what’s happening with B-boying in Durban so we hit up Bizzo and Kaydo from the Floor Assassins with an email of questions we needed answering. They drop knowledge in the interview below on what they’re up to and why they push so hard in a scene so small.   DIY: First off, what got each of you into B-Boying? FA: Each member in the crew started B-boying for a different reason. Either it was being influenced by... Read More

Desmond & The Tutus Mnusic Launch

Last Thursday, South Africa’s geeky indie darlings, Desmond & The Tutus,  came down the coast for a midweek gig that packed out Live. Eliza Day reviews the Tutus and Black Math’s performances.    I was interested to see what Desmond & The Tutus, the beloved Jozi band would bring with their new album, MNUSIC. I grew up listening to this band with the first wave of new millennium indie kids and was hoping that they had... Read More