Ross Godfrey is one of the founders of Morcheeba, a London-based band that emerged as a household name in the mid 90’s courtesy of their signature chilled electronic sound that propelled them to superstar status. 

With their 10th studio album on the horizon, that dives into the soul of the band’s genre-mashing, musical heritage, he has created, alongside his partner Skye Edwards, a record that talks about finding a way through the darkest of times and emerging the other side changed – but intact.

From shroomin’ in front of thousands at Glastonbury to finding the ultimate balance between work and play, Morcheeba have built a legacy that could never be in doubt, resolute, with more than enough space to “play”.

OUTRO TRACK: The Moon Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Set List: 

Part of the Process – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Small Town – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Charango – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Trigger Hippy – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Over and Over –  Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Massive shout out to Ross and Morcheeba for the time to chat and the generous use of their music. 

This season we are proud to be collaborating with Puma, our firm friends in championing the culture. Puma has been at the vanguard of so many awesome happenings over the last decade, so it was only natural that we joined forces with them to keep you in the loop with all the scene happenings. 

From their inspiring SELECT SESSIONS and SELECT STORIES, to their cutting edge unique collabs and the many more that they have in the pipeline, rest assured that this Season we’ll be bringing you all the breaking Puma news, hot off the press. With a sneaky giveaway or two thrown in for good measure. 

SELECT STORIES on the 7th of May features content creator and designer, Sonia Ton. Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV at 18:00 SAST. They also have an insane catalogue of previous episodes, so while you’re there why not check out the rest of their content too? #ForAllTime

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.

Shekhinah is a singer and songwriter whose creativity knows no bounds and her constant and consistent reinvention and innovation is something that we are all in awe of daily.  

With her debut album “Rosegold”, she single handedly spearheaded a new wave of pop and R&B in South Africa and over the last few years she has gone on to add entrepreneur to her list of achievements, executing two successful editions of her female-focused festival, Rosefest. 

With an uncanny self awareness and capacity for introspection, Shekhinah has not only gone on to give herself a voice, but to add a chorus to the upliftment of women in SA’s entertainment industry.

OUTRO TRACK: Tides Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Set List: 

Back to the Beach – Sketchy Bongo feat. Shekhinah and Kyle Duestch Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Let You Know – Shekhinah and Sketchy bongo Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Suited Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Power to She feat. Rouge Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Fixate Apple Music Spotify YouTube

This season we are proud to be collaborating with Puma, our firm friends in championing the culture. Puma has been at the vanguard of so many awesome happenings over the last decade, so it was only natural that we joined forces with them to keep you in the loop with all the scene happenings. 

From their inspiring SELECT SESSIONS and SELECT STORIES, to their cutting edge unique collabs and the many more that they have in the pipeline, rest assured that this Season we’ll be bringing you all the breaking Puma news, hot off the press. With a sneaky giveaway or two thrown in for good measure. 

SELECT STORIES on the 7th of May features content creator and designer, Sonia Ton. Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV at 18:00 SAST. They also have an insane catalogue of previous episodes, so while you’re there why not check out the rest of their content too? #ForAllTime

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.

After a short break we’re back and ready to roll with Season 5 of Texx Talks, our biggest Season yet. We know we say that at the beginning of every Season but that’s because it’s true and we’re leveling up, hard. 

So get ready for exclusive plays, declarations of love and more than a few confessions from our local and international guests to spice things up this season.

This season we are proud to be collaborating with Puma, our firm friends in championing the culture. Puma has been at the vanguard of so many awesome happenings over the last decade, so it was only natural that we joined forces with them to keep you in the loop with all the scene happenings. 

From their inspiring SELECT SESSIONS and SELECT STORIES, to their cutting edge unique collabs and the many more that they have in the pipeline, rest assured that this Season we’ll be bringing you all the breaking Puma news, hot off the press. With a sneaky giveaway or two thrown in for good measure. 

First up on SELECT SESSIONS on the 29th of April is Hip Hop & RnB Brother Duo, Major Steez – so simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV at 18:00 SAST. They also have an insane catalogue of previous episodes, so while you’re there why not check out the rest of their content too? 

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.

For this episode we catch up with an internationally recognised choreographer, dancer, B-girl, DJ and entrepreneur, who is a bonafide powerhouse and has grown to be a respected force in the industry.

This cultural and creative polymath is not one to have terms dictated to her and her relentless pursuit of excellence has seen her climb heights despite seemingly having the odds stacked against her.

From her exploits on the global stage as a B-girl, to her burgeoning career as a DJ and producer, Courtnae Paul has never accepted “mediocre” as being a part of her ambitious lexicon. 

Outro Track: No Other Way feat. Manu WorldStar and Rowlene Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Set List:

Doing Fine feat. GiGi Lamayne, Boskasie, Moozlie Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Fantasy feat. Manu WorldStar and Boskasie Apple Music Spotify YouTube

For You feat Holly Rae, Benny Afroe  Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Huge out to Courtnae Paul for the generous use of her music in bringing this podcast to life. 

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. 

THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

We are bringing something back from the vault while we prepare for season 5! We can’t wait to share what we have been working on with you, but for now, here is one of our favourites from Season 3.

If you pay extra careful attention: we have a little treat for you next episode! Without further ado:

Nasty C is a multi award-winning rapper who, despite growing up in Durban, the home of kwaito, house and gqom, carved a different path for himself in hip hop. 

This path ultimately saw him become the youngest ever recipient of an award at the SA Hip Hop Awards in 2015, release a triple-platinum selling album in 2018, and ultimately go on to sign to a historic deal with Def Jam Records in early 2020. 

Having toured 32 new markets last year alone, this trailblazer has a knack for filling up arenas and dominating the stage, and at only 23-year-old he is undisputedly the voice of a new generation with a third hit album (A Zulu Man With Some Power), mini-documentary (Origins) and a Netflix special (Zulu Man in Japan) under his belt in 2020 so far.

Outro Song: Bookoo Bucks Apple Music Spotify Youtube

Featured Tracks:

No ID – Sky’s the Limit (instrumental) – YouTube

Nasty C – Bookoo Bucks Apple Music Spotify Youtube

Nasty C – There They Go (Instrumental) YouTube

Extra Reading:

Nasty C- “Origins” Documentary Apple

Nasty C – “A Zulu Man in Japan” Netflix

Def Jam Recordings Africa

MASSIVE shout out to Nasty C and Universal/ Def Jam Recordings Africa for the generous use of their music in bringing this podcast to life. 

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. THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

Texx Talks Season 4 has been our most successful to date as we smashed through the 100 000 stream mark in under 12 months, meaning that you, our dear follower, have to just over 75 000 hours of Texx’s dulcet tones. 

As has become custom, in this episode Texx takes you all through her highlights of an action packed season – a handy little guide to point you in the right direction for any episodes you might have missed, and this was certainly one for the books. 

Stay tuned to our social media for our Season 5 announcement, suffice to say, by way of tease we have a couple of GLOBAL exclusives in store for you all! New trailer drops on 26 April.

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. THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

Coldcut is a DJ duo who rose to acclaim in the mid-’80s through production and remix work for a number of modern rock, hip hop, and dance outfits.

It wouldn’t be amiss to call them pioneers of the UK’s electronic dance scene, while also being technological trendsetters, and a unifying force in underground experimental electronic music, through their eclectic radio show.

From being a part of pirate radio in the late ‘80s, to their underground adoption of hip hop techniques via their pioneering use of technology, Coldcut is the vanguard of experimental electronic production across multiple mediums and their latest collaborative initiative, Keleketla!, Keleketla! is an expansive project, reaching outward from Johannesburg to London, Lagos, L.A. and West Papua.

Outro Song: International Love Affair Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Set List:

Say Kids, What Time is It? Apple Music Spotify Soundcloud

(I’m) In Deep feat. Mark E Smith Ninja Tune Store

Timber – Coldcut and Hexstatic Ninja Tune Store

Swift Gathering Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Future Toyi Toyi Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Freedom Groove Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Papua Merdeka Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Extra Reading:

Keleketla Library

Keleketla Documentary

PirateTV.net

Massive shout out to Coldcut and Ninja Tune for the generous use of their music in bringing this podcast to life.

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. THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

Yanga Chief is a SAMA-winning rapper and entrepreneur who’s built a reputation for delivering sharp lyricism and cutting edge visuals. 

This jack of all trades started out as a video director, and songwriter of anthems that would go on to become South African radio staples, before deciding to focus on his own career, starting a record label and most recently, releasing his debut album that reinforces his affinity for highlighting his heritage. 

Hailing from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, Yanga takes us on a journey from his hometown to The City Of Gold where he discovered that failure is the ultimate prerequisite for success.

Set List:

Yanga Mntase – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

BBAF – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Utatakho – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Ndiyabayinka – Apple Music Spotify YouTube

A massive shout out to Yanga Chief for the generous use of music in bringing this podcast to life. 

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. 

THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

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.

 

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. 

THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

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.

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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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. 

THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new university student subscribers, 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!