S04E25 – Cross Examining A Rat

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In this special extended show, Brett spends 100 minutes chatting to filmmaker Michael Cross about his latest documentary about iconic South African band, The Radio Rats, his work as a record producer and rock documentarian in South Africa, the state of the industry, constructed narratives and anywhere the conversation takes them. They also play a pile of really great records and have a laugh.

In this episode we feature:

  • Radio Rats
  • James Phillips
  • Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene
  • Syd Kitchen & The Utensils
  • Arno Carstens
  • Die Lemme
  • Underground Press
  • Scooter’s Union
  • Tananas

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S04E24 – The Video Show II

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Leon and Brett return with more fruits of their trawl through YouTube to create a lekker playlist of some great South African music videos, including, once again, hot new tracks and some blasts from the past.

In this episode, we feature:

  • National Wake
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • 3rd Ear Experience
  • Jack Parow
  • David Kramer
  • Robin Auld
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  • Soul Brothers
  • Zim Ngqawana
  • Juluka

Check out the YouTube video playlist for this episode.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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In this episode we used some free sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk

S04E23 – The Video Show

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Leon and Brett trawled through YouTube to create a kiff playlist of some great South African music videos, including hot new tracks and some blasts from the past.

In this episode we feature:

  • Die Antwoord
  • Bye Beneco
  • Nakhane Toure
  • Brendon Shields
  • Brenda Fassie
  • Freshlyground
  • The Kiffness
  • Urban Creep
  • KOBUS
  • The Plastics
  • Daniel Haaksman
  • Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band

Check out the YouTube video playlist for this episode.

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S04E22 – I Hear Drums!

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They’re the keepers of the beat, the disturbers of the peace, and the butt of jokes, but among them are some of South Africa’s finest musicians and composers. This week, despite some irresistible ribbing, Leon and Brett celebrate the guys with the most kit to carry, the okes who know their traps from their snares – the drummers! The beat is on!

In this episode we feature:

  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • The Leather Omnibus
  • Joseph Toro
  • Barry Van Zyl
  • Feya Faku
  • Van Poll – Young – Gontsana
  • Al Paton’s African Drumming
  • Steve Howells
  • Danny De Wet and the Lowveld Garage Band
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  • Vusi Khumalo
  • Amampondo
  • Mango Groove

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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In this episode we used some free sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk

S04E21 – Lekker Kiff Jol, My China!

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Ever wondered what your crazy South African neighbour or co-worker means when he or she goes on about the ‘jol’ they went to after the ‘braai’? Maybe they chirp ‘lekker’ or ‘kiff’ when you tell them some good news – like you’ve brought a ‘zol’ to bounce? Leon and Brett provide a handy glossary to understanding South African English with a cracking soundtrack to match!

In this episode we feature:

  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • The Kereles
  • African Jazz Pioneers
  • Jaers Broers
  • Satanic Dagga Orgy
  • BLK JKS
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Abdullah Ibrahim
  • Tony Cox
  • The Kiffness
  • Soul Brothers
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Die Radio Kalahari Orkes
  • Arthur

Remember, if you’re looking for a lekker kiff jol in London in November, the Springbok Nude Girls are playing at the Clapham Grand on Saturday 5th November!

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Remastered Reruns

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As part of our process to migrate back episodes from the first two seasons of the show to Mixcloud, we’re taking the opportunity to remaster them where possible to bring them up to spec with the better equipment and skills we have acquired since starting the show back in 2013. Today we bring you three such resurrected episodes from our second series. Our long-time listeners will be able to enjoy them again with better sound, and our new friends will have the opportunity to catch up. We certainly enjoyed listening to the shows again after a couple of years.

The three shows latest shows to be remastered and moved to Mixcloud are:

S04E20 – Alone they were great, but when they made music together jaws dropped!

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In this episode we celebrate the coming together of great musicians and singers. When brilliant solo artists join together as collaborators some great music can come out of the partnership. Sometimes it is a one-off event, and sometime the partnership endures or is periodically reconvened. Whatever the case, there are a lot of fantastic records to enjoy in this week’s show when Party A of the first part joins Party B of the second part in contracts and on stage!

In this episode we feature:

  • Penelope and Jabba Project
  • Robb & Pott
  • Syd Kitchen and Madala Kunene
  • Darius Brubeck & Deepak Ram
  • Vusi Mahlasela & Louis Mhlanga
  • Koos Kombuis & Valiant Swart
  • Valiant Swart en Ollie Viljoen
  • Van Der Want – Letcher
  • Gito Baloi & Nibs van der Spuy
  • Steve Newman & Tony Cox
  • Abdullah Ibrahim & Johnny Dyani

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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S04E19 – Robin Auld Live @ Tune Me What? [US]

SA music legend Robin Auld took some time out of his UK tour to pop into Tune Me What?’s London studio. Over cups of tea – naturally – Robin chatted to Brett about life on the road, the state of the music industry, the SABC’s controversial local music quota, and a bit about his history and influences, punctuated by spinning a few records. But the best was yet to come! Robin brought along his trusty acoustic guitar and put on an exclusive live performance for Tune Me What? listeners! He played a few of his own tunes and even threw in a couple of impromptu covers of songs by two of his favourite SA songwriters – which just happen to be TMW’s too!

So sit back for this special 90 minute episode with Robin Auld in conversation and in concert!

  • Robin Auld
  • Z-Astaire
  • Lancaster Band
  • Ard Matthews & Vusi Mahlasela
  • Philip Tabane And Malombo
  • Izimpigog

Check out http://robinauld.co.za or Robinauldmusic for details of his UK shows this month.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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S04E19 – Robin Auld Live @ Tune Me What?

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SA music legend Robin Auld took some time out of his UK tour to pop into Tune Me What?’s London studio. Over cups of tea – naturally – Robin chatted to Brett about life on the road, the state of the music industry, the SABC’s controversial local music quota, and a bit about his history and influences, punctuated by spinning a few records. But the best was yet to come! Robin brought along his trusty acoustic guitar and put on an exclusive live performance for Tune Me What? listeners! He played a few of his own tunes and even threw in a couple of impromptu covers of songs by two of his favourite SA songwriters – which just happen to be TMW’s too!

So sit back for this special 90 minute episode with Robin Auld in conversation and in concert!

NOTE TO USA LISTENERS: Owing to regional licensing restrictions which do not allow multiple sequential tracks by a single artist, our Mixcloud stream may not work. If not, this episode is mirrored on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/7cgIGqoZJTs

In this episode we feature:

  • Robin Auld
  • Z-Astaire
  • Lancaster Band
  • Ard Matthews & Vusi Mahlasela
  • Philip Tabane And Malombo
  • Izimpigog

Check out http://robinauld.co.za or Robinauldmusic for details of his UK shows this month.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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S04E18 – The Sex Tape

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Leon and Brett produce a bit of a carry-on in the Tune Me What studio as they bring another hour of great South African music. This week, it’s all about sex, with a dozen songs or so to get your mojo working.

In this episode we feature:

  • Pressure Cookies
  • MarcAlex
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • Brenda Fassie
  • Mig21
  • King Ink
  • Naked
  • Troye Sivan
  • Nakhane Toure
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Fun fact: Did you know that archetypal Cockney funnyman Sid James (featured above in this week’s show graphic) was actually South African? Yup! The late Sid James  was born Solomon Joel Cohen in Hillbrow on 8 May 1913.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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