Felix Jaehn is a DJ, producer and songwriter who has a complex musical prowess that reflects his versatility and wide-ranging musical aptitude.

 

While music is always his focal point, he simultaneously champions matters close to his heart, matters that are always worth talking about like mental health, and the empowerment of the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

A master of self-introspection with a natural tendency towards making the best of things, both personally and professionally, Felix is a new breed of musician that knows who he is and where he’s going.

 

Set List:

 

OMI Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – Apple Music

Breath (Demo) (Feat. Mis Li) – Apple Music

 

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Yukimi Nagano is the lead singer of pioneering Swedish quartet, Little Dragon, who combine synth-pop, down-tempo electronic music, hip-hop, and more to create a colourful sound that’s earned them a global audience.

This band flourish best in smoky, soulful environments and their electronic works are light and lithe, with a real richness inherent in the minimalism of their work. 

Over two decades, Yukimi and the band have toured the world, but it’s South Africa that they still hold a strong affection and affinity for which Yukimi unpacks in this interview.

Outro song: Water (FKJ Remix) Apple Music

Set List:

Little Man – Apple Music

No Love – Apple music

My Step – Apple Music

Shuffle a Dream – Apple Music

Should I Care – Apple Music

Are You Feeling Sad – Apple Music

 

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Can you believe that an entire year has almost passed? And before shopping centres start breaking out the Michael Buble, and my personal favourite, Boney M’s Christmas album, we’ve got a whole bunch of rad interviews to bring you during our last season for 2021. 

 

In season 7 we’re celebrating LGBTQIA+ month in South Africa with musicians who have championed the cause by being true to themselves and living their lives unapologetically. Also, you’re going to want to keep your ears sharp this season to find out how to win your spot in the audience for our very first Texx Talks live show! 

 

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While Season 6 has come to a close, we are still hard at work in the background, getting ready for the launch of Season 7 on the 28th of September with a lovely teaser trailer to get you all excited. In the meantime, we thought we would bring back this episode we did with The Zulu Skywalker, aka, Muzi.

 

A lot has happened since we first released this episode and while at the time we caught at the start of the release buildup for his new album “Interblaktic”, this Zulu Jedi has gone on to drop singles featuring the likes of Sho Madjozi and Kaytranada, and has firmly entrenched this cultural polymath as one of South Africa’s freshest exports. 

 

So sit back, get yourself a beverage and get deep inside the mind of Muzi to prepare yourself for the drop of his new album on the 1st of October. 

 

With his heritage and family at the root of every creative move that he makes, he expertly blends together cutting edge urban and electronic music with local genres like Maskandi, Kwaito, and Bubblegum Pop of the 80s and 90s, to craft a sound that is entirely his own.

 

Through embracing his early “weirdness” and turning it into an asset, despite common perceptions in rural Empangeni, Muzi is a philosophical shaman that draws inspiration from the past to cultivate an African-charged, sonic future. 

 

OUTRO TRACK: Interblaktik Apple Music Spotify YouTube

 

Set List: 

 

Boom Shaka – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Switch Up – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Hallo – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Zulu Skywalker – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Zenzile-  Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Sunset Kwazulu – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Mama Dance – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Sunshine – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Bantu Space Odyssey – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

 

Massive shout out to Muzi for the generous use of his music. 

 

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Just like that, another season has come to a close and on this episode Texx looks back on some of her favourite moments from Season 6.

 

A huge shout out to our partner for this Season, Jagermeister and Experiential Marketing Manager, Bea Theron, for their support to help keep the lights on and bring you only the best interviews, without putting our content behind paywalls.

 

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James Blake is a man who has gripped an entire generation with his melodic prowess and lyrical aptitude, making music that is steeped in an EQ that few of his contemporaries can match. 

We love him here in South Africa and every time he goes live on Instagram we make up 90% of his audience and drop highly inappropriate, but always hilarious comments to show him just how much we love his singularly unique sound. 

Tecla chats to James Blake ahead of our four year wait for his new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, about dog training, how to get by in a lockdown, and why going blonde isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and much more!

 

Set List: 

We Might Feel Unsound – Apple Music

Love What Happened There – Apple Music

Say What You Will – Apple Music

Godspeed – Apple Music

 

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Reason is a rapper who has worn many hats in his almost two decades in the music industry. 

Finding creative ways to consistently innovate and experiment with his music and aesthetic, this is a man who is not afraid to speak his mind and tackle difficult subjects – be it through his music or his social media platforms.

So get comfy and “alakine” yourself a great listen with Reason HD. 

Outro Song: Khanda Shisa – Sizwe Alakine feat. DJ Maphorisa Apple Music

 

Set List: 

I Work (My 9 to 5) – Apple Music

Love for the Music – Apple Music

4 the Kidz – Reason, PH Raw X, Mr Beef – Apple Music

Home Alone feat Una Rams – Apple Music

Bag Dat Happiness4Sale feat. Mo T – Apple Music

Lying – Apple Music 

 

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So it’s not a new episode this week, but we thought we’d bring this little gem back from the vault for your listening pleasure. 

Cornelius SA is a self-taught DJ and producer from Soshanguve who has risen within the ranks of South Africa’s electronic music elite, courtesy of a dedicated work ethic and a banging discography. 

This DJs ears were sharpened from an early age, developing a curiosity for house music that turned into a love affair with DJing and all aspects of production. His focus on prioritizing the mood of his music has let his tunes take on a deep, mind-moving feel-good groove that is equal parts atmospheric, dark and rhythmic.

From overcoming the perceptions of what his community and family thought about his chosen profession, to overcoming his own creative self-doubt, Cornelius’ journey is that of Africa’s musical awakening on the world stage. 

Outro Song: Diamonds – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Set List:

Now – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Keep Your Mouth Shut – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Leave – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Feel it now feat. Jackie Queens – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Andivumi – Cornelius and Dee Cee feat. Unabo and Naomi Tagg Traxsource YouTube

Ole feat. Faith Apple Music Traxsource YouTube

Massive shout out to Cornelius SA for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.

 

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Thobani Quinton Mgobhozi, better known to all of us as QUE, is a self-taught producer, DJ and performer, who rose to prominence as one half of the multi-award winning Gqom duo, Distruction Boyz.

 

Credited with taking gqom from the streets to Hollywood, this charismatic artist recently embarked on a solo career, playing and producing a subgenre of Gqom called Umkhunkulu, characterised by its hardcore and hypnotic, heavy bass sounds. 

 

On this episode Que talks “black tax” with Texx, drop top Corsas, and how his music once blew the lights out of a taxi. Also, make sure you stay tuned till the end for a sneaky sonic surprise. 

 

Outro Song: ??????????????

 

Set List: 

 

Distruction Boyz – The Conductor Apple Music

QUE DJ – Night Vision Apple Music 

QUE DJ – We Don’t Play the Same Gqom Apple Music

Distruction Boyz – Omunye Apple Music

Distruction Boyz – Madness Apple Music

QUE DJ – Maku Wrong Apple Music

 

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So we’ve been getting more and more requests from all corners of the globe to interview all sorts of different artists, but because we plan our seasons so far in advance, very often we just can’t find a gap to do this. 

 

But no longer!

 

This is the first episode of Texx Talks Xxtra, short, sweet, and to the point interviews that might have not ordinarily have fit into our regular season. 

 

First up, Texx is talking to Dennis Lloyd – a frank lyricist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, with a dusky hybrid sound that organically incorporates classic soul influences into the striking pop music that he creates. Enjoy and stay tuned for a lol-filled round of “This or That”.

 

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Texx Talks is recorded at CAYA Creative Studios in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.