DJ Ready D is a bona fide hip hop legend and one of the longest-serving scratch artists in South Africa.

As an integral member of Prophets Of Da City, a group who are widely credited as having SA’s first rap release, he built a thriving career over the years as a hip hop DJ and turntablist and radio & TV Presenter – while also working closely with communities to develop youth programmes for educational upliftment.

This is of course Deon Daniels, better known to all of us as DJ Ready D. 

 

Outro Song: Ghoema Ghoema Ghoema feat. Youngsta CPT – Apple Music

 

Set List:

F.N.T.P – Prophets of da City – Apple Music 

Blood, Bullets and Pigs  – Prophets of da City – Apple Music

 

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For our 100th episode and the start of Africa Month we chat to a South African rap powerhouse whose lyrical flexing is world class, a lady who has unapologetically blazed her own trail, preaching empowerment and taking names on whichever stage she steps. 

 

From the moment the country heard her hot, on point rhymes it was very clear that a new kind of hip hop star was born and her career has been equally as interesting to follow as it unfolds.  

 

From her humble hard working roots through to finding her own form of spiritual enlightenment that very often sought to buck the status quo, Gigi Lamayne is blazing a trail that you best don fire protection to keep up with. 

 

Outro Song: Mashonisa feat. Busiswah x Makhadzi – Apple Music

 

Set List:

 

Fire – Apple Music 

 

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As the frontman of FUZIGISH, one of the best ska punk bands South Africa has ever seen, Jay Bones captained a chaotic ship that tore towns and stages apart wherever they toured and performed. 

Known for their epic, energetic live shows where anything goes, their drunken, middle fingers anthems like “Secret Police”, “Little Bird”, “Crazy Friends” and countless others are still sung by loyal skankers all these years later.

Here he talks to Texx about their origins, the friends, the fights and the tours that served as a backdrop for Fuzigish’s epic story ahead of their new album drop.

 

Outro Song: MAN DOWN – Apple Music

 

Set List:

Fat Ska Beatin’ – Apple Music

Scratching – Apple Music

Lonely Skanker – Apple Music

Bombs Away – Apple Music

Blown Away – Apple Music

Upper Hand – Apple Music

Roll with the Punches – Apple Music

Believer – Apple Music

 

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It’s time to go! Season 9 is upon us and here is just a little taste of what we have in store for you over the coming Africa Month and equally as we close in on our 100th episode! All of this because of you fine folks!

So take a moment and have a little listen.

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Welcome to a special edition of Texx Talks –  A Look Back: where we take a moment to reflect upon the Season that was, and you get a chance to catch up on bits that you may have missed over the course of this season’s episodes.

Texx breaks it down, you get to tell your mates you actually know about music- win?

 

Set List:

Vulvodynia

Youngsta

Sio

Zoe Modiga

Bylwansta

 

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While we are cooking away at our new season we are bringing back this gem that really deserves to be heard again.

Black Motion is Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Robert “Murdah” Mohosana, the duo who have been flying the flag high for Tshwane, the undisputed house music capital of South Africa, for the last decade.

Their percussion-driven electronic dance music and wildly energetic performances, helped establish them as purveyors of South Africa’s burgeoning house scene, as they travelled the world and climbed the charts to praise and critical acclaim. 

From their early roots in Shoshanguve, to their deeply spiritual musical journey, Smol chats the importance of their Pedi culture and how they built their sound on the foundation of the drum, executed in the familiar style of house music.  

 

Outro Song: Marry Me featuring Msaki Apple Music Spotify Youtube

 

Featured Tracks:

 

Banane Mavoko –  Oskido presents Black Motion Featuring Jah Rich  Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Hosana – Black Motion  Apple Music Spotify Youtube

Beat of Africa – Black Motion Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Can’t Deny the Feeling – Black Motion Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Prayer for Rain – Black Motion, Caiiro feat. Tabia Apple Music Spotify YouTube

 

MASSIVE shout out to Black Motion and Sony BMG for the generous use of their music in bringing this podcast to life. 

 

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Throughout his career, rapper YoungstaCPT has fused local slang with socially-conscious content and his experiences growing up in the Mother City (Cape Town, South Africa). From switching between nods to local hip hop heroes and American West Coast icons, his music spans eras and geographies and it’s taken us eight seasons to get him here, but we never stopped trying.

YoungstaCPT is a continuation of a rich and diverse culture in Cape Town, the birthplace of South African Hip hop culture. Committed to a telling of a lived experience of struggle in the past, present and future, YoungstaCPT exists only to be a custodian of a proud tradition and add to the mythos of the legends that have come before him. 

Outro: Hometown Advantage feat. The Big Hash- Apple Music

Set List:

Salutas – Apple Music

Cape of Good Hope – Apple Music

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Sio is a singer, songwriter and spoken word artist who creates music that is so intricately layered and nuanced that she literally puts all of herself on the record.

With a career that has seen her collaborate with some of South Africa’s premier DJs and producers – and some of this podcast’s nearest and dearest – this powerhouse performer reflects on how she embraced her talent from a young age.

Outro: Alchemy. Prod: DAEV Martian. – coming soon!

Set List:

There’s Me – Apple Music

Woman – Apple Music

Retrospect – Apple Music

Burning feat. Charles Webster – Apple Music

Reverse Flight – Apple Music

Golden – Apple Music

 

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ByLwansta was first featured on Texx and the City back in 2016 with his debut EP “Your Absolutely Right”. Over the course of the last 6 years he’s become known for his biting lyricism and his charismatic flow and his attention to every single detail of the roll out of his last few releases is on a whole other level, worthy of massive praise.

Relating to creative output primarily through colour palates and inanimate objects, they serve to set the scene for a meticulous voyage of self discovery that has culminated in SPIGØNGET (Chapter 3), a study in the seemingly mundane, brought forward in a rich audio joint. t

Outro: WHITEBOARD – SoundCloud

Set List:

ASMR – SoundCloud

Stay Naked – SoundCloud

Funny How – SoundCloud

ESTBLSHD – SoundCloud

Okay Fine – SoundCloud

Lindiwe – YouTube

 

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This time around we have the frontman of an indie rock band that has a knack for churning out those singalong earworms. 

With one of the most exciting and energetic shows across the board, they were a staple on every festival stage and Texx owns more of their merch than any other South African band, so their much-anticipated comeback is making her super excited to break out her t-shirts again.

From ill-advised band names to pop culture references that fuel the songs that the band has no choice to play on any set, Shortstraw is back and they don’t know what they are doing for their new album release. 

Outro:

Okinawa – Apple Music 

Set List:

Edible – Apple Music

Uh Oh – Apple Music

Keanu Reeves – Apple Music

Couch Potato – Apple Music

Say Anything – Apple Music

My Favourite Place – Apple Music 

 

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