When the Bat King Calls
The Lumineers need no introduction but deserve one regardless. This chart-topping, award-winning American folk rock group makes genuine, straightforward music that comes from the heart and has been riveting audiences all over the world for a good decade-and-a-half now.
With each album they’ve released their storytelling prowess grows stronger and a little bit darker and their last album III cements their status as masters of the concept album, tackling tricky subject matter and shedding light on pivotal societal issues that are so often marginalised.
Chatting about the removal of ego from their art, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Freitas talk about their unique songwriting relationship, dealing with writing a new album that is not influenced by a global pandemic, and share their thoughts as to how they’ve remained grounded all these years.
Outro Song: Salt and the Sea Apple Music Spotify Youtube
An Air That Kills – Jeremiah Fraites Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Donna – The Lumineers Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Sleep on the Floor – The Lumineers Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Ho Hey! – The Lumineers Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Gloria – The Lumineers Apple Music Spotify YouTube
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Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer with an affinity for all kinds of genres and mediums.
Gravitating towards the bass as his instrument of choice, while simultaneously making beats under his moniker of Card On Spokes and with his band Mabuta, Shane is part of a new wave of jazz artists pushing the genre forward in South Africa and his work is melodically rich and colourful, shining a bright light on the immense talent that we have in this country.
From navigating the “new normal”, to meticulously chipping away at attaining the perfect balance between work and play, Shane delivers the consummate “dummies guide” to maintaining one’s sanity and ensuring that no aspect of one’s life should ever be taken for granted.
Outro Song: Learn to Levitate Apple Music Spotify Youtube
Feel – Shane Cooper feat. Thandi Ntuli – Bandcamp
Sun in My Eyes – Shane Cooper feat. Mikaela Faye – Bandcamp
Playin’ a Little Evening Bass – Shane Cooper – YouTube
Speak! – Mabuta – Bandcamp
MASSIVE shout out to Shane Cooper for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.
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PHFAT (real name Mike Zietsman) is a rapper and producer, who has held the attention of audiences in South Africa, and around the world, for almost a decade with his versatile discography and consistent touring schedule.
Establishing himself as a commercial heavyweight early on in his career – it’s been his darker and less radio-friendly work that’s set him apart over the last few years, with his latest singles being some of his best work to-date.
From understanding the new normal forced upon us by Covid-19, to demonetizing his music on streaming platforms, PHFAT talks frankly about owning his processes and dreams in the constant pursuit of creative perfection.
Outro Song: Whatever You Like Apple Music Spotify Youtube
Running in My Mind – PHFAT Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Catherine – PHFAT Apple Music Spotify Youtube
EGODETH – PHFAT YouTube
Keep You Safe – PHFAT x Mac Motel Apple Music Spotify YouTube
The Big Five – PHFAT feat. Fuzzy Slipperz Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Lights Out – PHFAT feat. Jungfreud Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Suedes – PHFAT Apple Music Spotify YouTube
MASSIVE shout out to Smooth Mike aka PHFAT for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.
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Durban’s Golden Boy.
Majozi is one of South Africa’s most beloved indie-pop singer-songwriters. Straight out of Durban, this musician wears his lyrical heart on his sleeve, quite literally, with his tattoos dedicated to his faith and to his mother – two defining aspects of his life that feature heavily in the music that he writes.
His music is also refreshingly sincere and he has crafted heartfelt hit songs like “Fire” and “Darling” and “Falling” that artfully portray his uplifting perspective of the world around him, something that we all need a good dose of during these strange days.
From his ever-changing journey alongside his record label, to soundtracking many a South African wedding, to his latest merch line that gives back to communities reeling from Covid-19, Majozi is your nice guy for every occasion with a burgeoning music career to boot.
Outro Song: Falling Apple Music Spotify Youtube
The River – Majozi Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Darling – Majozi Apple Music Spotify Youtube
The Woods – Majozi feat. Tresor (Evida Remix) Apple Music Spotify YouTube
Cancun – City Bowl Mizers YouTube
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