Music news! Music news! Read all about it! Especially since we’ve got a wide variety this week: Everything from Die Heuwels fantasties releasing on vinyl, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s new festival date, newbie Deemo, collaborations from Laco & Lara Gear, Michael Lowman & Khuli Chana, and Muzi, Yanga Madlala & Tiro, new albums by Josh Kempen & Michael Lowman, and even The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay!
Josh Kempen announced his highly-anticipated debut album The Morning Show – releasing on the 10th of March. It’s available for pre-order on iTunes, and you’ll get The River and Pistol instantly when pre-ordering. The album is also heading to vinyl – order yours at MrVinyl.co.za.
“About a year ago I wrote this belting pop hook over a ballad style beat with a big instrumental drop, and I knew I needed a female singer who could pull off both Lorde and Foxes’ type vocals. I briefly mentioned the track to one of my mates and he told me about Lara, and he also said that the best thing about her was that she’s also a writer. I scoped out her ‘The Voice’ performance and the rest is history.” – Laco
Viral is available on streaming platforms, or to buy on iTunes.
Die Heuwels Fantasties released their debut self-titled album on vinyl. The SAMA-winning 2009 release Die Heuwels Fantasties includes critically acclaimed hits like Leja, Klein Tambotieboom, Pille vir Kersfees, Sonrotse, and Die Vraagstuk (featuring Jack Parow).
A limited edition pressing of 500 copies were printed, and is available from their web store Suprashop.co.za.
“The news that Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be performing on our stage completes our very exciting line-up of original South African roots musicians. We honour the farmworker families each year for their massive effort and the love with which they bring in the harvest. This year we’re going the extra 10th birthday mile with more traditional food trucks, more fun for kids at the SafeKidZone and more beautiful, happy South Africans of all walks of life having the best time of their lives.” – Chris Kreef, Festival director
Local DJ/producer Muzi’s track Desire (feat. Yanga Madlala) has been given a house remix by Tiro.
Get the track on your platform of choice here.
24 year old producer and vocalist Deemo (a new signee on Sony Music Entertainment Africa) released his debut single All I Wanted.
“All I Wanted is essentially a ‘New Age’ pop record that speaks of love and ardent longing for that special someone who still owns your heart” – Deemo
Get All I Wanted here on your platform of choice.
Michael Lowman released the second single from his upcoming sophomore album – Power&Glory ft. Khuli Chana.
“This song is about finding courage to speak your mind and live your truth. It’s a powerful song with powerful arrangement, old school ‘dirty’ drum sounds, organic percussion, throw-back brass, screaming guitars and one bad ass rapper! Anybody looking for a self-empowering anthem with a hard hitting groove will LOVE this song. Power&Glory is for everybody.” – Michael Lowman
The album, PopRadio, is available to pre-order now, and an order will get you 4 instant gratification tracks, including Power&Glory.
Radio Kalahari Orkes is releasing their new album, Mamba!, on Wednesday evening at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria.