Fancy a chat? Rowlene definitely does.

This Cape Town singer flexes R&B-pop bangers with lyrical bravado. She’s been at the forefront of the neo-pop wave since she emerged, and as one of this year’s Johnny Walker Rocking The Daisies headliners, she’s poised to give us a show we’re not going to forget in a minute.

Set List:

Imposter – Apple Music

Come on Over feat. Lastee – Apple Music

Attitude – Apple Music

Escape feat. KidX – Apple Music

Creeping – Apple Music

Piece of Heaven – Apple Music 

A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies – South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!

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Jackie Queens and Angela Weickl are the two women who head up the South African branch of SheSaidSo, one of the largest independent global communities in the music business.

 

Pulling focus on the unity of women, LGBTQ+ and GNC individuals within the music, art, design and creative industries, the necessity of this network has been highlighted not only to empower members, but to impart much-needed knowledge and experience on a new generations of artists, managers and agents who may not have access to all the resources they need.

 

They join Texx for a frank discussion about nostalgia, making noise and never being part of the scenery. 

 

Find out more about shesaid.so right HERE and start a journey. 

 

A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies – South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!

 

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For our very first episode of Season 10, would could not be more excited to be taking you behind the noise of Africa’s premiere festival with Steyn Entertainment’s and Rocking the Daisies GM, Shannon Valstar and her “right hand” Ashleigh Coetzer, Operations Manager for Rocking the Daisies.

Get a rare peek behind the curtain and see how that festival sausage is made in a very first for Texx Talks, so a huge shout to the entire team at Steyn Entertainment who are the real heroes in your party journey.

Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies is set to be a momentous one. This is a revolution for the culture people, as Johnnie Walker has essentially become a brand ally. Johnnie Walker and Rocking the Daisies are Walking Toward the Future and Texx Talks is all about it.

A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies – South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!

For our growing back catalog 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.

Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies is set to be a momentous one. This is a revolution for the culture people, as Johnnie Walker has essentially become a brand ally. Johnnie Walker and Rocking the Daisies are Walking Toward the Future and Texx Talks is all about it.

 Which is why it makes us incredibly proud to announce that for our milestone Season 10, we are teaming up with Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies and we are doing things a little differently: For the very first time in Texx Talks history, every guest on this Season will be a woman. We’ll also be chatting to women who aren’t musicians. 

Yes, we’ve finally heard your requests and we’ll be widening the pool to chat to the women who work behind the noise at the festival, as well as the women behind Shesaid.so South Africa.

A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies – South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!

For our growing back catalog 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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The concept of a Look Back is simple, before we move forward, we like to look back at the season that was, and this one was packed full of memorable moments. 

So sit back and enjoy Texx’s Top 5 moments from across this season, from hanging out with SA’s godfather of punk, to shooting the breeze with one of New Orleans rising soul stars, to reliving historical times with one of South Africa’s premiere DJs. 

Set List:

DJ Lag

Fuzigish

Gigi Lamayne

PJ Morton

Ready D

 

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Another over achiever and we bring it back while we bring you the end of yet another season.

 

Jeremy Loops is a modern folk singer, songwriter and environmental activist who has been crafting feel-good folk-pop for the last decade. 

 

Underpinned by a consistent work ethic, his high-energy live shows and captivating discography has earned him a legion of dedicated fans all over the world, courtesy of his knack for translating life’s challenges and fears into upbeat anthems. 

 

From chance encounters with the Rolling Stones to detailing how his early days at university helped shape a work ethic that just refuses to quit, Jeremy has taken his unique brand of positivity to the world stage.

 

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Outro Song: ‘Til I Find You – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

 

Set List:

 

Power – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Dreaming Again – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Gold – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Mortal Man – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

 

A massive thanks to Jeremy Loops and Universal South Africa for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.

 

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In light of her five, yes FIVE SAMA nods, we thought we would bring back this gem from our vault.

Msaki is a singer and songwriter whose deeply soulful vocals and lyrics carry profound messages that resonate with everyone who’s had the pleasure of hearing her sing and seeing her perform.

This Eastern Cape-born musician has created songs that combine soulful folk with symphonic movements, Xhosa lyrics with African poly-rhythms and her raw delivery disrupts your senses as she sings of love and loss, and home and hope. 

From speaking about being an advocate for change, to her collaboration on some of SA’s most beloved house tracks, Msaki is undeniably one of the most important modern voices to put thought to bars.

Outro Song: “Blood, Guns and Revolutions”  Apple Music

Featured tracks:

Ubomi Abumanga –  Sun el Musician feat. Msaki Apple Music 

Love Colour Spin – Moby Dixon feat. Msaki  Apple Music

Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee feat. Msaki  Apple Music

Pearls to Swine – Msaki feat.Tresor Apple Music

limfama Ziyabona – Msaki YouTube

 

Extra Reading:

 

Platoon empowers Artists 

Francois Knoetze 

Maboneng Womxn’s Month Mural

One Shushu Day

Alt Blk

Unathi Mkonto

 

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PJ Morton is a four-time Grammy Award winner.

But that’s not all you need to know about our guest this time around. This New Orleans born and bred soul artist has just released his biggest and best album called “Watch The Sun” on his own label, Morton Records

Over the course of 11 songs, all expertly written and produced, that deal with the complexities of love in all its forms, he marks the next chapter in a remarkable career that continues to bridge style traditions and generations.

From his humble beginnings as the son of a preacher man, to coming to terms with his identity, to feeling the presence of Stevie Wonder on an airplane near the WC, PJ Morton is an exemplar of the exceptional. 

 

Outro Song: So Lonely feat. Wale – Apple Music

 

Set List:

 

New Orleans – Apple Music

My Superstar – Apple Music

Fly Away – Apple Music

Only One – Apple Music

Practicing – Apple Music 

 

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Zulu Mkhathini is a creative polymath who really has done it all and makes anyone feel like they could do more with their lives and their time, to be honest. 

With a striking latest album – that took four years to complete and was then subjected to a bit of a rocky release because of Covid-19 – he navigated an unorthodox release campaign like a pro and continues to reinforce the project by telling a very personal story.

From disappointing loved ones and then making good with an ethic that screams “do better”, Zulu is walking the road that few even know how to find, let alone wear it thin. 

Outro Song: Asambe  – Apple Music

Set List:

Uniform feat. Tira – Apple Music

Dream Team – What’s Your Name – Apple Music

Draining – Apple Music

Shakata – Apple Music 

 

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DJ Lag is frequently described as a gqom pioneer – helping shape and usher the drum-heavy sound to the forefront of South Africa’s dance music scene. 

Always looking to break new ground, his latest album employs a broader palette fusing amapiano, Afro-house, and Afro-tech – and slowing down a few tracks that he’s seeing as a bit of shift in the genre, calling it gqom 2.0.

From hearing his music in a taxi for the first time, to that first trip up to Johannesburg, to touring the world, DJ Lag seems to have taken it all in his stride, one giant leap at a time. 

 

Outro Song: DJ LAG feat Babes Wadumo and Mampintsha – Apple Music

 

Set List:

Let’s Do This – Apple Music 

3 Step Culo – Apple Music

Ice Drop – Apple Music

Portland – Apple Music

Drumming – DJ Lag and Moses Boyd – Apple music

Something Different – Apple Music

 

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