Questlove in times of Covid-19

Questlove in times of Covid-19

With all the content that is online – on the hour, every hour – I have been struggling to keep up, especially on Instagram. Since D-Nice launched his Homeschool at Club Quarantine on March 21st, there has been explosion of musical experiences online. With...
Life Soundtrack: Blk Sonshine ‘s Building

Life Soundtrack: Blk Sonshine ‘s Building

A friend was heading out for the night to the legendary Club 206 in Orange Grove to see ‘some new group called Blk Sonshine” and wanted to know if I would like to join him. I tagged along not knowing that this would be the start of a journey into the world...
Life Soundtrack: Roots Manuva’s Colossal Insights

Life Soundtrack: Roots Manuva’s Colossal Insights

It was late November in 2006 when I ‘discovered’ Roots Manuva. MySpace was the dominant social platform, laying the foundation for everything else that followed. I had two pages – which I haven’t been able to access for a decade because I have...
Fulfilling Promises With Visa Checkout

Fulfilling Promises With Visa Checkout

In the song Trenchtown Rock, from the 1975 Live! album recorded at a 1975 concent in London by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bob Marley opens with the following lyrics: One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain, One good thing about music, when it hits,...
Zubz x Lavabeast = Birth of Wav_One

Zubz x Lavabeast = Birth of Wav_One

It is always interesting when one is a fan of a friend’s work, particularly in the creative spheres. The basis of a friendship, for me, is about personal connection outside of work yet the work can create an element of discomfort, if it does not resonate. Fortunately,...
Morena Leraba: From The Village To The World Stage

Morena Leraba: From The Village To The World Stage

Lesotho. The only country in the world landlocked by a single country, South Africa, and the country that raised me. Growing up, we were surrounded by music, but little of it came from within our borders, especially when it came to contemporary music. In fact, the...

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