Monthly Archives: October 2015

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

 

TMW Gets Fresh!

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S3E28 – TMW Gets Fresh! by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Every so often we like to air out the show with some new music, so this week we have 60 minutes of fresh picks from some of the best new music coming out of South Africa.

Featured on this episode are:

  • Mi Casa
  • Lunatic Wolf
  • Satanic Dagga Orgy
  • Heroine
  • Native Young
  • Nathi
  • Kabaal Klankbaan
  • K.O. Feat. Maggz & Masandi & Ma-E
  • Cadillac Sun
  • Yum Yuck
  • Orangotang Feat. Thulani Zwane

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

 

TMW Takes on Top Gear

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S3E27 – TMW Takes on Top Gear by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

Well, the BBC is taking so long to reboot Top Gear that we decided to do our own version – not only South African-style, but Tune Me What? style! Of course that means lots of chunes about cars! We’ve done rugby this season, so where else was there left to go? So join us for an hour some great South African imoto music involving everything from Nissan bakkies to BMWs!

This week the hard driving is done by:

  • McCully Workshop
  • Sons of Trout
  • Zondabehleka Namashushi
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
  • O’Yaba
  • Famous Curtain Trick
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Robin Auld
  • Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band
  • Die Radio Kalahari Orkes

Oh, and Frightening moment taxi barrels down oncoming lane we mentioned, if you haven’t seen it yet…

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

 

The Winner’s Show

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The Winner’s Show by Tune Me What? on Mixcloud

No it’s not a braai! It’s a Springbok rising like the Phoenix from the flames of defeat against Japan to triumph over Samoa! When you consider that Samoa is almost as big as Boksburg itself, this is no mean feat! To celebrate winning, we’ve decided to play a show of up-beat tunes that remind us of that feeling!

There is also a short tribute to the late Robin Lancaster and news of Robbie Robb and 3rd Ear Experience‘s European tour!

In this episode we feature:

  • 3rd Ear Experience
  • Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels
  • Freshly Ground
  • Juluka
  • The Lancaster Band
  • Mandoza
  • PJ Powers and Hotline
  • Skeem
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Van Coke Cartel

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