Monthly Archives: June 2015

Rise of the Robots

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S3E13 – Rise of the Robots by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Leon & Brett got a bit excited by the the initiative shown by the enterprising Mr Vusimuzi Mbatha and, following his lead, built their own spaceship to take Tune Me What? on a Mars mission, hopefully to get there before that other South African, Elon Musk! Unfortunately things went wrong with the programming of the robots. This might have been down to the confusing of manuals from Oxford University’s Faculty of Robotics with a memo from the Rosebank Municipality on the robots not working on the corner of Oxford Street…

Anyway, let’s not apportion blame like some milkyway-Malema, let’s just say things have gone a little spaced-out with this week’s show…

This week’s show features the intergalactic tones of the following celestial bodies

  • Black Coffee
  • BLK JKS
  • Goldfish
  • Kalahari Surfers
  • The Parlotones
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • Third Ear Experience
  • TKZee
  • Trans.Sky
  • Zakes Bantwini

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

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

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The Load Shedding Show

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S3E12 – The Load Shedding Show by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Non South Africans will be confused by the use of this mysterious phrase “load shedding”. It is in fact a euphemism employed by the country’s electricity giant (though the ‘giant’ may turn out to be merely someone of less than average height standing on a box) for its ongoing series of rolling power cuts. We think they figure if they call it something uniquely South African, South Africans will grow used to it – and, maybe even proud of it. After all, “Braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Eskom shedding the load…” sounds vaguely positive!

But there is no escaping the reality that in cities and town around the country, the electricity goes off for hours at a time when you least expect it – the Eskom-published “schedules” merely adding insult to injury (of which there are many as people try to get on with life in the dark).

So… we at Tune Me What? – sitting pretty in London and San Diego respectively, where governments would fall if the lights went out for more than 10 minutes every decade – have done a solidarity and sympathy show of some great UNPLUGGED South African music. So, candles lit, coals fired up, batteries to hand… here’s 60 minutes of electricity-free music!

We feature tunes by:

  • Amampondo
  • Chris Letcher
  • Fokofpoliesiekar
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Johannes Kerkorrel & Die Gereformeerde Blues Band
  • Larry Strelitz
  • Michael Flek
  • Mouers Family
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Syd Kitchen
  • Tony Cox
  • Vusi Mahlesela & Louis Mhlanga
  • Woodstock Mafia

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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With a Woman’s Touch….

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With a Woman’s Touch…. by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

After a few shows a little heavy on the testosterone, Leon and Brett thought it might be an idea to tidy up a bit, behave (well, they tried), and spin a few discs by some of South Africa’s brilliant female artists, so we have our traditional mix of rock, jazz, rave, and more, music that can only be classed as uniquely South African!

We feature the music of:

  • Clout
  • Ellamental
  • Fetish
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Karma
  • Leslie Rae Dowling
  • Mahotella Queens
  • Miriam Makeba
  • The Mothers
  • Simphiwe Dana
  • Tshedi Mholo

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

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The Geography Show

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The Geography Show by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

In this episode, Leon and Brett spin a few records that were inspired by places in South Africa, as they go on a musical road trip. As David Kramer once said, “the people write themselves onto the land and the land writes itself onto the people,” so with that in mind let’s hop into our virtual conveyance of choice and visit a few tuneful spots around a country that have inspired sounds to match its scenery…

We feature music by:

  • African Jazz Pioneers
  • Anton Goosen
  • Beeskraal
  • Bongo Maffin
  • High Society (aka Deep Fried Man)
  • Jack Parrow
  • Jo’burg City Stars
  • John Wizards
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Trans.Sky

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

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