S04E04 – Bold As Brasso

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If you’re feeling ‘horny’ then this is the show for you! In this episode Brett & Leon pay tribute to the brass section – the saxophonists, trumpeters, trombonists, and er, flugelhorners – who bring an extra dimension to not only jazz, but almost every South African musical genre! Nothing gets a jam session going than the ones who bring the ‘toot’ in their zoot suit! Did you say ‘blow’? A-one, a-two…

In this episode we feature:

  • The Dynamics
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Mango Groove
  • Boo!
  • Barney Rachabane
  • Winston’s Jive Mixup
  • Goldfish
  • Zacks Nkosi
  • James Phillips
  • Mike Faure
  • Hugh Masekela

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

S04E03 – Come On, Summer!!

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Leon and Brett look forward to the summer, so this episode has a fun pop vibe to lighten the mood. Lots of new stuff and some surprising finds among another jam-packed episode of South African music!

In this episode, we feature:

  • December Streets
  • Desmond & The Tutus
  • Shortstraw
  • Zed Nkabinde
  • The Mgababa Queens
  • The Soul Brothers
  • Aura Msimang
  • Jeremy Loops
  • Goldfish
  • Al Bairre
  • Malaika

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

S04E02 – Brett’s Island Discs

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It’s a familiar set up. Imagine you’re a cast-away on a deserted island and all you have for company is ten records you’ve managed to salvage. Leon is away this week so Brett presents his choice of desert island discs – selections from ten great South African albums which will be sure to keep you company until rescue… or madness!

In this episode, we feature:

  • Robin Auld
  • Matthew van der Want
  • Urban Creep
  • Nakhane Toure
  • Juluka
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • The Kerels
  • Koos Kombuis
  • The Soul Brothers
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Valient Swart

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

S04E01 – We’re Back!

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Leon & Brett are back with a brand new season of “Tune Me What?”, bringing you an hour of great South African music every week – old and new, and from just about every style, genre and era. In this episode, they play some of the tunes that caught their attention during the between-seasons break.

In this episode we feature:

  • Jack Parow
  • Bernard Binns
  • Matthew van der Want
  • Lu Dlamini
  • Ungakhohlwa
  • Dizu Plaatjies
  • Joel Karabo Elliot
  • Go Barefoot
  • Live Jimi Presley
  • Zim Ngqawana

Oh, and check out this great coffee podcast we mentioned in the show: “Opposites Extract

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

S03E33 – Goodbye 2015 Party!

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S03E33 – Goodbye 2015 Party! by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Leon & Brett host a special 100 minute episode of great South African dance music to get the New Year’s party started!

In this episode we feature:

  • Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
  • Soul Brothers
  • Jo’burg City Stars
  • Mahotella Queens
  • Hotline
  • Radio Rats
  • Goldfish
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Squeal
  • Jax Panik
  • Jack Parow
  • Die Antwoord
  • Locnville
  • Mr Mac & The Genuines
  • Brenda Fassie
  • Mango Groove
  • Freshlyground
  • éVoid
  • Via Afrika
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • The Central Malay Choir

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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

S02E32 – Highlights of 2015

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S03E32 – Highlights of 2015 (Remastered) by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

We’re back to round off the season after a little time off while Leon recovered from the dreaded lurgy! In this episode we look back at some of the highlights of 2015.

Featured in this episode:

  • Michael Fleck
  • Qadasi
  • Fantasma
  • Push Push
  • Yum Yuck
  • Matthew van der Want
  • Sonja Herholdt
  • Alice Phoebe Lou
  • Msaki
  • Troye Sivan
  • Jeremy Loops
  • éVoid

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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

 

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We’re taking a few weeks off from the show and will be back in December to round off the season with a few special episodes. But of course all past episodes are archived so please feel free to catch up on shows you’ve missed or revisit your favourites. Tell your friends and help get the word out about South African music… it is the secret that should not be kept!

We’ve moved over to the Mixcloud platform recently, which is very stable and offers some professional features (like telling you what track is playing, for example). Mixcloud also offers free listening apps for iPhone and Android, or you can listen online, and even create a free account to track your favourite podcasts.

Check out our new Mixcloud profile here:

See you after the break!

S02E31 – Gerook in Amsterdam

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S3E31 – Gerook in Amsterdam by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Brett spent a weekend in Amsterdam sampling the local pleasures – the record shops! (What did you think we meant!?). He came back with a box full of wicked South African music found in the City of Sin. In this episode he and Leon trawl through these new acquisitions and ruminate on various things, from the difference between Dutch and Afrikaans, to car engines… and then of course, they spin some discs!

In this episodes, we feature

  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • Kern Koppen, EJ von Lyrik, Zuluboy & Zonke
  • Eric Vloeimans & Gloria Bosman
  • John Kongos
  • Inkunzi Emdaka
  • Themba Band
  • Nico Carstens
  • Carike Keuzenkamp
  • Thoko Mdlose
  • Len Muller & Stef Bos
  • Sean Bergin’s Mob

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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

 

S02E30 – TMW vs The Tokoloshe

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S3E30 – TMW vs The Tokoloshe by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Booo! It’s Halloween, and so there’s no better time for Tune Me What to trick the world into sampling the treats of South African music! This episode features 60 minutes of haunting music from South Africa, and a few funky poltergeists thrown in for good measure. So, don’t get spooked, warm your hands around a roaring pumpkin and settle in for some howling-good music!

In today’s show, we’re possessed by the spirits of:

  • Suck
  • John Kongos
  • Wrestlerish
  • Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens
  • The Soul Brothers
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Jack Parow
  • Piet Botha
  • The Kerels
  • Famous Curtain Trick
  • Arthur

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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

 

Under The Covers

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S3E29 – Under The Covers by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

If you’re old enough, you’ll remembers the Springbok Hit Parade albums, filled with cover version of international hits performed by unnamed local session musicians. You will have heard stories of how record producers would play singles down the phone from New York or London so a local artist could get their version out before the international version was released. British did it to the Americans, occasionally the Americans did it to the Brits, and we in South Africa did it to both of them. For those of us who were in bands, we recall the frustration of having to choose between playing original music and starving or going “commercial” and playing “cover versions”.

These days, now that artists have their own voices, the status of the cover song has changed. Artists choose to record a cover as an artistic statement of their – making it their own – or as a tribute, or just for fun! So today’s show features some of the more interesting cover versions of international hits, remade in a new image by SA artists!

We feature:

  • The Bats
  • Goldfish
  • Wonderboom
  • Steve kekana
  • Dan Patlansky
  • The Flames
  • Omega Limited
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • Claire Johnston
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Lucky Dube
  • Township Soul Inc

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.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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