Francois van Coke is much loved and revered in the industry for his humble nature and his musical prowess.  

Over an 18-year-career that has seen him flawlessly reinvent himself more than a few times, there’s always been a part of him that’s stuck to his guns, while adapting to the changing times around him.

With a string of #1 albums, sold out arena shows and a whole country of Afrikaans hearts under his belt, he is quite simply, the undisputed king of South African rock ‘n’ roll.

We caught up with him for an epic trip down memory lane, through the heart of contemporary SA rock ’n’ roll that culminates in a spot of boxing, all while a kiddies mermaid party is being planned in the background.

Outro Song: Begin van die Einde  Apple Music 

Set List: 

Verklaar – Fokofpolisiekar Apple Music

As Jy Met Vuur speel Sal Jy Brand – Fokofpolisiekar Apple Music

Fokofpolisiekar – Fokofpolisiekar Apple Music

September Fools – Van Coke Kartel Apple Music 

Evolusie – Van Coke Kartel Apple Music

Vernietig Jouself – Van Coke Kartel Apple Music

Genoeg is Nie Genoeg Nie – Van Coke Kartel Apple Music

Toe Vind Ek Jou – Francois Van Coke and Karen zoid Apple Music 

Dagdrome in Suburbia – Francois Van Coke ft Spoegwolf Apple Music

Ons Het Gewen – Francois Van Coke Apple Music

 

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

 

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

Dee Koala is a rapper who has risen sharply amongst her contemporaries to become one of the most exciting and sought after artists in South Africa right now.

As one of the 100 Most Influential People In South Africa’s Urban Culture list curated by The Plug Magazine, she’s collaborated with everyone from Riky Rick and Yanga Chief, to Boity and Sho Madjozi and graced the stages of this country’s biggest and hottest events. And her future is looking very bright to say the very least. 

Outro Song: Spazz feat Blxckie and K. Keed – Apple Music Spotify 

Set List: 

Whuzet – Apple Music Spotify 

Friday Freestyle feat Bee Deejay and Canvus Ports – Apple Music Spotify

I Think feat Amilca Mezarati, SimulationRxps and Di – Apple Music Spotify

Goni Gyel feat Yungin Poetik – Apple Music Spotify

The Khaltsha feat Lookitups – Apple Music Spotify

Baller Nge Budget feat Amilca Mezarati – Apple Music Spotify

Akhowey feat SimulationRxps – Apple Music Spotify

 

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

 

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

Season 6 is here and we have gathered a special group of guests that showcase the best talent Africa has to offer, and we’re highlighting them alongside our friends at Jägermeister.

This season we are asking you to “Be the Meister” alongside us and Jägermeister as we take you on a journey – from championing the next generation of African musical talent across the board, to challenging the way that women are spoken and thought about in rap, to more than a few raucous rock ‘n’ roll tales from back in the day.

So sit back, relax and enjoy a little peek into what we have in store for you.

 

Be the Meister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica

 

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And just like that another season of Texx Talks comes to a close. In this episode Texx highlights her top five moments from the season that was, just so that you all can go back and find those interviews. From honouring the life of a beloved pet to finding inspiration in the middle of nowhere, please do enjoy the ultimate cliff notes for Season 5!

This season we were proud to collaborate 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 that was” did not disappoint. A few lucky one of you also were on the receiving end of some amazing PUMA Suedes! #ForAllTime 

Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV. 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.

This week’s special episode is courtesy of Vuse Inspired Live, A Festival Of Inspiration:  a weekly streamed series that highlights how some of our boldest and brightest creatives in music and art and fashion, and several other disciplines, have built their brands.

Vuse Inspired Live champions their art – and while we continue to suffer the effects of lockdown, which means zero gigs, Vuse Inspired Live ultimately brings you a unique experience every week with established industry icons and up-and-coming talent. All of this is hosted in spectacular fashion by rapper Slikour, comedian Nina Hastie and presenters Smash Africa and Scoop Makhathini.

Texx speaks to rapper Speedsta, Andrew from pop duo Locnville and singer-songwriter Manu Worldstar about their involvement with Vuse Inspired Live, as well as Darren Sandras from award-winning specialist entertainment marketing agency, One Eyed Jack.

Set List:

Cadillac – Locnville Apple Music Spotify

Choko – Manu Worldstar Apple Music Spotify

Head on over to https://www.vuseinspiredlive.com/ and join the Festival of Inspiration or hit them up on Instagram at @vuse.za – Please note that Vuse contains nicotine and is not suitable for persons under the age of 18. 

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Kid Fonque has become a vital part of South Africa’s electronic and club culture over the last 20 years. 

This DJ, producer, label owner, radio host and promoter has helped nurture a new wave of musical talent across the board – from hip hop to house to new-age jazz – and his open-minded approach to embracing genre and recognising talent has established him a cornerstone of our industry.

From his first job as a security guard who literally watched another security guard, to working his way up to floor manager in the same music store, Allan has the persistence to match his obsession with the music industry as he strives to unearth eclectic talent. Just don’t send him your demo – he’ll find you.

OUTRO TRACK: Bossa Over (China Chameleon The Animal Remix) Apple Music Traxsource 

Set List: 

2Sides – Apple Music Spotify 

Afrika is the Future! Kid Fonque x Johnny Miller – Apple Music Spotify 

Inertia ft Charma Chameleon – Kid Fonque x Johnny Miller  Apple Music Spotify 

Halleluyah (Kid Fonque x Johnny Miller remix)  – Apple Music Spotify 

Get. Off. Ya. Ass. – Kid Fonque x Johnny Miller –  Apple Music Spotify 

Heartbeat ft. Sio – Kid Fonque x Johnny Miller  – Apple Music Spotify

Massive shout out to Kid Fonque and Stay True Sounds for the time to chat and the generous use of their music in bringing this pod to life.

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. 

Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV. 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.

Nai Palm is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Hiatus Kaiyote, the progressive neo-soul group from Melbourne, Australia who make music that is, in their own words, “multidimensional, polyrhythmic gangster shit.”

As the first Australian band nominated for a Grammy Award in an R&B category, this self-termed “future soul band” gradually won support from a wide array of taste-making DJs and industry peers and the list of artists who have sampled their music will make you weep.

On this episode Nai chats about her hard, formative childhood, the emotional rollercoaster of getting validation from iconic artists, and getting back into the studio to write that long-awaited third album. 

OUTRO TRACK: Chivalry is Not Dead  Apple Music Spotify 

Set List: 

Mobius Streak – Apple Music Spotify 

The World it Softly Lulls – Apple Music Spotify 

Homebody – Apple Music Spotify 

Fingerprints – Apple Music Spotify 

Borderline with my Atoms –  Apple Music Spotify 

Malika – Apple Music Spotify

Get Sun – Apple Music Spotify

The Lung – Apple Music Spotify 

Red Room- Apple Music Spotify 

Massive shout out to Hiatus Kaiyote for the time to chat and the generous use of their music in bringing this pod to life.

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. 

Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV. 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.

Jacques Moolman is arguably South Africa’s best rock vocalist, high praise – maybe – but once you’ve heard this man’s unmistakable voice, it’s rather difficult to forget it. 

Recently embarking on a solo career and releasing his debut album The Great Valley Redemption that’s a blend of old school blues rock and, we would be very surprised if he doesn’t walk away with a SAMA for Best Rock Album in 2022.

From his growing up between South Africa and The Ilse of Wight, to his formative musical years as the lead singer of Shadowclub, Jacques has always sought to find the extraordinary in the mundane, while, like any creative genius, ensures that he makes sure even the most beautiful output is fraught with self sabotage.

OUTRO TRACK: Sticky Noise  Apple Music Spotify 

Set List: 

Black Snake – Apple Music Spotify 

Wondrous Thing- Apple Music Spotify 

You Do It alone – Apple Music Spotify 

Cabin in the Woods – Apple Music Spotify 

Dark Days Gone – Apple Music Spotify 

Witches Soul – Apple Music Spotify 

Suddenly – Apple Music Spotify 

Into the Rain – Apple Music Spotify

Massive shout out to Jacques for the time to chat and the generous use of his music. 

A special thanks to Red Bull for the generous access to their music library and helping this little team bring this podcast to life. 

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. 

Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV. 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. 

Praiz is one of the new icons in Nigerian R&B who is part of a generation that is asserting the nation’s creativity on a global scale.

His sound is the perfect mix of R&B, hip hop, alternative jazz and Afro-fusion, and he weaves together all these genre’s threads with his smooth vocal timbre that’s made him a household name in Nigeria and around the world.

From his formative years following his family as they travelled around his home country, to his humble, measured approach to dealing with the ups and downs of fame, Praiz continues to nurture the seed that Nigeria’s musicians have planted on a global scale. 

OUTRO TRACK:  To the Moon  Apple Music Spotify 

Set List: 

Rich and Famous – Apple Music Spotify 

EPIC: MI feat. Praiz – Apple Music Spotify 

That Stupid Song: BEZ feat. Praiz – Apple Music Spotify 

Super Hero – Apple Music Spotify 

69: feat. Burna Boy –  Apple Music Spotify 

Feels- Apple Music Spotify 

Under the Sky – Apple Music Spotify 

Massive shout out to Praiz for the time to chat and the generous use of his music. 

A special thanks to Red Bull for the generous access to their music library and helping this little team bring this podcast to life. 

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. 

Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV. 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.

Muzi is one of the most talked about South African musicians on the scene currently, with co-signs from Chris Martin, Damon Albarn and Stormzy, he has worked tirelessly to become one of the first names that comes to mind when thinking about modern African music.

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 Bumblegum 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. 

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.

25k, also known as 25K The Plug, is next up on SELECT SESSIONS on the 27th of May. 25k is a Hip Hop rapper and producer from Saulsville, Pretoria, who rose to prominence in 2017 as a finalist on Homecoming Events’, “Artists on the Rise” and has gone on to collaborate with artists from all over the continent and abroad.- so simply head on over to @PUMASouthAfrica on Instagram and tune into their IGTV at 6pm 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? 

Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV. 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.