We constantly strive to spotlight authentic music trailblazers, which is why we’re super excited to have Texx Talks styled by Ray-Ban this summer, helping us in our pursuit of featuring artists who aren’t afraid to be their authentic selves.

 

Can you believe that another year has gone by and thankfully summer is well on the way, and over at Texx Talks, we are super proud and happy to be partnering with our friends Ray-Ban to support the culture. The folks over at Ray-Ban have once again stepped up to make sure that we will bring you only the best talent that South Africa, Africa and the world has to offer. 

 

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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Armand Joubert is a five octave range singer who we just can’t get enough of lately. 

 

After featuring him in Texx and the City’s pride campaign called #SpheresOfQueer, and working with him on introducing a new 1More product into the market, we’ve gravitated towards his creative energy and larger-than-life persona and it’s been a real treat to watch his career unfold in front of our eyes as he flexes a work ethic that that would put even the most diligent to shame. 

 

Having to overcome relentless bullying because of his unique talents, Armand has gone on to embrace his natural gift, and thrive, whilst possessing a relentless drive for creative growth. Don’t get too close, this fire burns!

 

Outro Track: Am I Really What You Want – Apple Music

 

Set List:

 

Tell Me Now – Apple Music

Look At Me Now – Apple Music

Should I – Apple Music

By My Side – Apple Music

 

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Lelowhatsgood is a multi-talented member of South Africa’s entertainment scene who is an innovative creative force and revels in being a disruptor across the board.

 

As an unapologetic queer voice for communities who need it the most, he is redefining this country’s queer culture and if you’re not following him on socials what are you doing with your life because they are lit on any given day. 

 

Early creative endeavours have led to Lelo carving out a niche and safe space for queer culture, and has now gone on to be a mentor for those who feel that there might not be “a way”. Lelo continues to be the kingmaker of taste and we are here for it. 

 

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

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Langa Mavuso is an R&B-soul singer-songwriter whose voice conveys a depth of emotion that will take you on a welcome and willing rollercoaster of feels.

 

His debut album was one of the best albums of 2020, chronicling the beginning, middle and end of a relationship, and expertly tapped into the rawness of pain, healing and the human condition.

 

From speaking his own truth to translating that and his vision in unique brand collaborations, Langa is at the forefront of making sure his endevours work for the queer comminty writ large, all the while wracking up the streams in the millions. 

 

Outro Song: next2me – Langa Mavuso and Una Rams – Apple Music

 

Set List:

 

Pretend – Apple Music

Love Lost – Apple Music

Love Six – Apple Music

Calamities – Apple Music

Searching – Apple Music

The Wild, the Beast – Apple Music

All of Me – Apple Music

 

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

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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

 

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

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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! 

 

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news.

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. 

 

#BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica

 

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

 

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

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.

 

#BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica

 

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

 

Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news.

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

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

 

#BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica

For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to hear.

Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news.

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