S06E10 – The Western Cape

After the enthusiastic response we got when we shared a video of some ous dancing to a kief groove in the Western Cape, we decided to do a whole programme featuring artists from the Western Cape. We hardly scratched the surface! But we hope you enjoy an hour of real South African music with us featuring some great artists from this part of the world.

This week’s show features:

  • Ringo Madlingozi
  • Koos Kombuis & Valiant Swart
  • David Kramer & Jack Parow
  • Simon Van Geld Band
  • Melanie Scholtz
  • YOMA
  • Prophets Of Da City
  • Godessa
  • Rowick Deep & Auriol Hays
  • Fokofpolisiekar
  • The Genuines

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S06E09 – Back To The Bioscope

In today’s episode, the Tune Me What? team go to the bioscope (that’s the cinema to non-South Africans) and play some tracks by South African artists featured in films. So grab some popcorn, peanuts and bubblegum and join us for an hour of South African music.

Today’s show features

  • The Cherry Faced Lurchers
  • Mandoza, Ringo & Avante
  • Hemelbesem
  • Temple Of Sound (feat Jo Legwabe)
  • Zola
  • Sjava
  • The Manhattan Brothers
  • Dorothy Masuka
  • Lira
  • Soweto String Quartet

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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S06E08 – The Spring Cleaning Show

Brett & Leon finally get round to some spring cleaning and play some of the great South African music that’s been cluttering up the desk waiting to be played. So with no fixed agenda, they present 60 minutes of some cool tjunes and funky vibes for your ‘getting down’ pleasure.

In this show we feature:

  • Boo!
  • Amber Liadan
  • 340ml
  • Mandoza
  • Colorfields
  • Arthur
  • The Dolly Rockers
  • Satanic Dagga Orgy
  • Musa Manzini
  • Bakithi Kumalo

And introducing  Miss Mell in our Tune Me Something New slot.

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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S06E07 – The Hi Ace Space Chase!

Annoyed that fellow South African Elon Musk sent a car into space without any local music on the stereo, the ‘Tune Me What?’ Crew have decided to kick-start the South African space programme by plotting to send a Hi Ace into space to chase after Musk’s chorrie. We expect to overtake the Tesla down the emergency lane between Alpha Centauri and Gliese 581. Of course our bus will be crammed full of kief SA tjunes on the 8-track, and today’s show will give you an idea of what we’ll be sending out there to disrupt the silence of space as we give chase! We already have an agent ready to delay Tesla’s dummy with offers of garden brooms and cell phone adapters by the robots at Tau Ceti.

Todays show features:

  • Radio Rats
  • Robin Auld
  • Valiant Swart
  • Jo Day
  • Asylum Kids
  • Soul Brothers
  • Hotline
  • Tony Cox
  • David Kramer & Taliep Peterson
  • Switchtalk

And introducing  An Awkward Social in our Tune Me Something New slot.

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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S06E06 – The Voetstoots Show

Today’s show is presented to you ‘voetstoots’. There are no guarantees other than that Brett and Leon do their best to present an hour of some really good South African music!

Today’s show features

  • Letta Mbulu
  • David Kramer
  • John Kongos
  • Focus
  • JImmy Dludlu
  • Nakhane
  • Heather Mac
  • Dan Patlansky,
  • Bheki Mseleku

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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S06E05 Tailor Live @ Tune Me What?

South African singer/songwriter, Tailor, visits Tune Me What’s studio in London for a chat about her life and career and plays an exclusive acoustic set for ‘Tune Me What?’. We also spin a few of her records and some other great South African music hand-picked by her. Find out more about this phenomenal artist at http://thisistailor.com

Go see Tailor live in London at the Troubadour on Wednesday 11 April.

In this episode we feature

  • Tailor
  • LCNVL
  • Blk Sonshine
  • Karen Zoid
  • Tweak
  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Also check out Tailor’s guest spot with Ed Kowalczyk, lead singer of Live, during his SA tour.

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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S06E04 – The Easter Weekend Show

Listen to some great South African music while learning about Easter and Passover from two of the internet’s least respected and most uninformed sources! Yes, Leon and Brett fumble their way through another seasonal episode of Tune Me What? And proving that miracles do happen this time of year, send not a plague but a veritable feast of South African tunes and grooves for your holiday weekend enjoyment.

In this week’s episode we feature

  • Urban Creep
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Steve Howells
  • Jonas Gwangwa
  • Sakhile
  • Edi Niederlander
  • Johnny Clegg
  • Leta Mbulu
  • Tony Cox
  • DJ Cleo

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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S06E03 – We Can Hear Hugh

Can you hear Hugh? We all know his hits and standards, but a great deal of his work wasn’t as obvious. The influence of the late-great South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is incredibly far-reaching, as performer, arranger, composer, and even on occasion backing vocalist! Often unnoticed, he has played on some iconic records. His music has been sampled by big name acts and he’s been a go-to sessioneer since the 60s in addition to being a globally-recognised solo artist. In this episode, Leon and Brett pay tribute to the great man by playing just some of the tunes by major artists – from jazz to pop to hip-hop – whose work has been adorned and graced by the input of one of South Africa’s greatest musicians, Hugh Masekela, whose death last year was a bitter loss.

Departing from our usual format, this week we feature international artists:

  • The Byrds
  • Blancmange
  • Dave Grusin
  • Chuck Mangione
  • Paul Simon
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Simply Red
  • Jamie XX
  • PM Dawn
  • Somi
  • Randy Crawford

The amazing picture of Hugh Masekela we used above was taken by our friend Harold Gess, a professional photographer based in the Eastern Cape of South Africa who has an impressive portfolio of arts, music and culture photos spanning over 30 years.

And here is that clip we promised in the show:

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S06E02 – Back To The Grindstone

Leon and Brett knuckle down to another episode of the podcast that brings you the very best of South African music. It’s a mixed bag in today’s show and – speaking of grinding – they also reveal how to find Cape Town’s best coffee shop. So rustle up a cuppa whatever you fancy and settle down for a hour of some great South African music.

In this episode we feature:

  • Elmore Carey
  • Thomas Kane
  • Dear Reader
  • Medicine Boy
  • Deslynn Malotana (feat Andy Mkosi)
  • Freshlyground
  • Thandiswe
  • Mafikozolo
  • Mina Nawe & Lady Jaydee
  • Mbogeni Ngema
  • Dr Victor & the Rasta Rebels

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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S06E01 – The Lady’s Got Clout!

We’re back for a sixth season of “Tune Me What?” – the show that brings you the very best of South African music! In this season opener we have a very special extended episode in which Leon sits down with the legendary Cindy Alter, solo artist, songwriter, and household name as the lead singer of supergroups Clout and Zia. Cindy opens up frankly about her life as a musician, trying to make it in America, and the health crisis that brought her back home to Johannesburg. We also feature some fantastic music!

In this show we feature

  • Archie Silansky & His Orchestra
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Clout
  • Zia
  • The Alter-Irving Band
  • Cindy Alter

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