On the 21st of June 2021, Prodiiiiiii released an EP titled ‘Sgandi Jo!’ under his label Talent Water Timeless produced by frequent collaborator and long-time friend Thabiso Thabethe. 25 days later, they immersed into a new concept titled ‘Sgandi Rap Address’ with the rapper laying bars over some Barcadi sampled beats by producer and vocalist Thabiso Thabethe every Friday.
Over the years, Magatsela has been growing his fan-base and establishing himself as stand-out vocalist and songwriter. The masses of Pretoria have had the privilage of seeing his many performances whether on big concerts, sessions or basking in the streets.
Making it to the top of our selection as #VideoOfTheMonthJuly is Priddy Ugly’s new drop “SOIL”. The song evolves around South Africa’s well known cities and townships, and goes on to break down the various cultures and the norms around them.
While lockdown became a major setback for many creatives, it also gave opportunity for new avenues of growth and experimentation. The formation of the new music duo ‘Theportalefx’, had many of us thanking the president for the implemented regulations that inadvertently led to this beautiful convergence.
After 8 months since he’s last release “Tides of Freedom EP”, Basso Relievo graces our ears and goes vintage with his new-old-school record “Georgie”. This jazz infused boom bap classic is inspired by the infamous Georgie “Papa G” Zamdela original name Darlington Michaels, one of Mzansi’s most loved soapies actors from Isidingo.
As winter covers start to become equally significant and non-significant, July
introduces itself as a chilling, and yet a warm companion for some parts of
South Africa. The influx of talent is on hibernation mode as many musicians start setting up stove to heat up a banger for the soon to come Summer. This common trend spreads throughout most, while some unconforming kings and queens set out to make their own rules. One of these independent minds, Siiisa has broken out as New Age Artistry’s ‘Artist Of The Month’, shortly after sending shockwaves to listeners from her latest offering B.B.E.
[Listen] Virtual Scrapbook Issue 1 Page 1: Jabu Shoba – Notes From Underground [DJ Mix] | #MixOfTheMonth : June
The Abstract with Hebz presents the Virtual Scrapbook project. This is the first issue of many to come. This the first page mixtape by Jabu Shoba, the host of the Orbit Scale Sessions. This hot mix of neo-soul, lo-fi & alternative jams is perfectly suited for a laid back listen under the covers this winter and makes it as New Age Artistry’s #MixOfTheMonthJune
Joburg trio “Art Bishups” deliver their debut album ‘Mix’d Feelings’. The country, having gone so long without a prominent rap/hip-hop group has been blessed with a rare kind of species who easily made their intentions clear about their authenticity off the mark with an alternative,trip-hop,off-beat sound.