For this episode we will be looking back at some of our favourite moments from Season 1, reveal what went into the recording of each episode, and hit you with some exciting announcements in anticipation of Season 2.

But first, we think it’s high time we properly introduce ourselves.

While almost everyone who knows our host calls her Texx, her real name is Tecla Ciolfi and she’s been a part of the South African music industry for the last 10 years – namely as the founder of Texx and the City, a music website that spotlights the best underground & unsigned musicians in South Africa across multiple genres.

Texx Talks was born when Texx and producer, Jonathan Inggs, got together at Van Hunks in Cape Town for a day drinking session. Cut to another day drinking session a few months later at The Royale in Joburg, and Texx Talks was born.

Just like Texx and The City, the aim behind this podcast is to spotlight the multiple genres that make South Africa, and to a larger extent, Africa, such a rich musical melting pot.

Together with our second producer Matthew Loots, who edits Texx Talks to perfection, and Al Clapper who assists in doing research on each interview subject, we really could not have asked for a better team.

So now let’s LOOK BACK.

Outro Song: “Should I just Call?” – Androgenius  Apple Music and Spotify 

We are collaborating with The Good Times Co. for this Episode:


Established in 2019, and founded on two decades of experience in the South African entertainment industry, The Good Times Co is a modern management, bookings and event concept agency that seeks to pioneer a way for its eclectic heritage in Europe.

At its core, The Good Times Co fosters a culture of collaboration that not only guides its vision of offering African talent a gateway to Europe, but also informs its passion to provide European events, festivals and venues with the opportunity to work with exciting and globally relevant music from the continent.



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Tresor Riziki is arguably the biggest pop star in South Africa at the moment, having worked tirelessly on building his musical career from the moment he arrived in Durban from Goma in the DRC.

Renowned for his distinct sound, his songs reflect a peregrine of life shared by so many who live in Africa, but few are able to express their experiences in a way that he does – capturing an ear so universally and directly.

From being warmly welcomed by Durban’s music scene when he arrived in SA, to striking lifelong creative partnerships and friendships with rapper AKA and singer-songwriter Matthew Field (Beatenberg), to penning historic deals with Universal Media Publishing, Tresor’s transition from pop star to global entrepreneur is truly inspirational.

Outro Song: “Thrill”  Apple Music and Spotify 

Featured tracks:

04:08 : Al Caiola – Mazurka Medley Youtube

06:41 : Moonchild Sanelly – F-BOYZ Apple Music  Youtube 

06:52 : Holly Rey – Wanna Be Apple Music  Youtube

17:38 : DJ Clock & Beatenberg – Pluto Apple Music  Youtube

18:18 : Tresor – Mount Everest Apple Music  Youtube

21:50 : Tresor – Electric Night Apple Music  Youtube

29:35 : ESPN – It’s Epic

34:45 : Hugh Masekela – Grazing in the Grass Apple Music  Youtube

43:48 : Disney – It’s a small world Apple Music  Youtube

Extra reading:

Tresor’s Incredible story circa 2014 – Therese Owen for IOL

Tresor’s first band- Maisha “Live at Celebrate Durban” circa 2008

Jacquel Music Group

Universal Music Group South Africa

Splashy Fen Music Festival

White Mountain Music Festival

Keep up the hustle with Tresor at: FacebookTwitterInstagram or his Website

His latest single: “THRILL”

None of this would have been possible without our partners STFD Studios and Mixroom Studios.
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Alice Phoebe Lou is a proudly independent singer-songwriter whose creative confidence shines courtesy of her captivating vocals and stripped back compositions.

Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, she has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

From growing up in the quiet seaside town of Kommetjie in Cape Town, to opening for the lauded Rodriguez, to collaborating with Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, to being shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, Alice continues to forge her own path by asserting her hard-earned independence.

Outro Song: “Witches”  Apple Music and Youtube

Featured tracks:

“She” Alice Phoebe Lou from “Bombshell – The Hedy Lamarr Story” Apple Music Youtube

“Galaxies” Alice Phoebe Lou Apple Music Youtube

“99 Luftballons” Nena Apple Music Youtube

Extra reading:

“Bombshell – The Hedy Lamarr Story”

“Galaxies” Featuring Maiasie Williams curated by Majestic Casuals

Alice Phoebe Lou’s TedxBerlin Performance

Alice Phoebe Lou Busking in Berlin – “Rebel Rose”

Maisie Williams’ “Daisie” App

Take a journey with Alice at: FacebookTwitterInstagram or her Website

Her latest album: “Live at Funkhaus”

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