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  • Trevor Rebello – Slow Horses

    Trevor Rebello – Slow Horses0

    Aside from Laurie Levine’s worldclass output, South African alt-country fans have had to satisfy their desires by looking outwards. Trevor Rebello steps confidently into the territory with this slender, seven-track EP who’s first trio of tracks heralds a talent worth watching. Slow Horses sees Rebello grappling with leaving behind the capricious days of youth and young manhood

  • Shane Cooper0

    “Improvisation isn’t a matter of just making any ol’ thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammar and vocabulary. There’s no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others,” observed trum- peter Wynton Marsalis famously. Shane Cooper knows what he means. For the past decade, the 27-year-old bassist has been

  • Grimes0

    Like an Anime heroine, Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, spirits her listeners away to a strange world of cyber-pop symphonies. “You touch me within and so I know I could be human once again,” sighs a ghostly voice in a shell of synthetic sound on “Skin”. There’s a fragile, crystalline quality to the music; if you

  • Big Nuz0

    Big Nuz know a vital thing about us and that’s this: In South Africa, as far as the rightly reversed bottom-to-top hierarchy of kwaito goes, where the context of origin is mostly the township or the tavern, which of course means despair and dilapidation, dancing isn’t a legitimate activity without defiance. Or, to go further

  • The Soil0

    With their hymn-like “Sedilaka” already placed in a major Halle Berry movie (Dark Tide) and corporate gigs stacking up like plastic chairs in a community hall, The Soil’s unadorned a cappella sound has made a pretty sensational debut. Smartly dialling up a genre that’s never left male-heavy Isicathimiya turf, they strike gold with the superb “Baninzi” and