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S05E07 – We’ve Been Through The Desert

Leon and Brett take a virtual trip through the Karoo and discover some great music in the process. So join Tune Me What? for a dop in Beaufort West and dos in Maatjiesfontein in another hour of silly kakpraat and great South African music!

In this episode, we feature:

  • Thapelo Khomo & Ian Osrin
  • Karen Zoid
  • Lucy Kruger
  • Rozanne Gewaar
  • Gert Vlok Nel
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Locnville
  • Tony Cox
  • Tokas Lodewyk
  • Mouers Family
  • Xaloma Tuelo

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

S05E06 – They’re Singing A South African Song

A first for Tune Me What? as we play a dozen tracks by non-South African artists! But before you think we’ve lost the plot, you’ll recognise all these tunes because they were written by South African songwriters and later covered by overseas stars…. all except for ‘Biscuits and Biltong’ which old Bob Dylan never got his head around… as David Kramer explains.

In this episode we feature

  • David Kramer
  • The Tokens
  • The Happy Mondays
  • Joan Baez
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Josh Groban
  • The New World Jive
  • The Shadows
  • Trini Lopez
  • Pink Martini
  • Stef Bos
  • ‘N Synch

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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S05E05 – And On Bass… Victor Masondo

The first in a new occasional series looking at some of the great session players, we celebrate the brilliant Victor Masondo whose bass lines and low-down groove have graced countless records. We feature an hour of music from a dozen different artists Victor has lent his talents to in the studio, including the highlights like his big break with The Jazzanians in 1988 to his role as producer on Miriam Makeba’s come-back album.

In this episode we feature:

  • The Jazzanians
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Mike Makhalemele
  • Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Liquideep
  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • Lucky Dube
  • Tony Cox
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Thandi Klaasen
  • Simpiwe Dana

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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S05E04 – Play Me A Country & Western Song

In today’s show, Leon & Brett explore some alternative country & western music and alternative music with a nod and a wink towards the open range. We play a dozen songs, some funny, some satirical, some heartfelt or with a serious message, and indeed some that tick all those boxes simultaneously. So, light the campfire, park yourself on a hay bale and spend an hour with Tune Me What?! Yeehah, ek sê!

In this episode we feature

  • Van Der Want/Letcher
  • Seether
  • Bernoldus Niemand
  • Tighthead Fourie and the Loose Forwards
  • Valient Swart
  • David Marks
  • Sipho Gumede
  • Koos
  • David Kramer
  • Refentse
  • Lance James

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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S05E03 – The Cabinet Reshuffle Show

Leon and Brett find some tunes behind an old cabinet and reshuffle them into a 60 minute show featuring some great South African music.  We guaranteed ten quality tracks with no risk of junk status.  The Tune Me What? constitution enshrines only a good time, some silly banter, and brilliant music in every episode – and no one is tampering with that!

In this episode, we feature:

  • Saitana 
  • O’Yaba
  • Juluka
  • Steve Kekana
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • African Jazz Pioneers
  • Busi Mhlongo
  • Blk Sonshine
  • Liquideep
  • Felix Laband

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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S05E02 – The Heavy Show

Tune Me What? take it to 11 with this hard-rocking show featuring some of the heaviest tracks from the South African rock and metal scene. From Slaapstad to Soweto, there’s big hair and moshing down to monster riffs.

In this episode we feature:

  • Fuzzy Gish
  • Battery 9
  • Brixton Moord En Roof Orkes
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Biscuits
  • The Blasting Scones
  • Kobus!
  • Squeal
  • Lithium
  • Groinchurn
  • The Slashdogs
  • Drain
  • AntiGravity
  • Jack Parow
  • Reeburth
  • Qadasi
  • Demogoroth Satanum

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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S05E01 – The Return of Tune Me What?

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Somewhere between the atom bomb and an acacia tree lies “Tune Me What?” – the podcast that brings you the very best of South African Music. From San Diego and London respectively, Leon Lazarus and Brett Lock fill up 60 minutes each week with banter (or ‘kakpraat’) while spinning discs from the vast untapped wealth of South African sounds, by South Africans wherever they’re found – at home and abroad – and encompassing all eras, genres, languages and styles! So, in much the same vein, the fifth year of Tune Me What? begins!

In this week’s episode, we feature

  • Tresor Ft. Beatenberg
  • Jeremy Loops & Cassper Nyovest
  • Al Bairre
  • Matthew Van der Want
  • Neue Wilde
  • Larry Amos
  • Goldfish Feat. Diamond Thug
  • The Led
  • Kentphonik Feat. Jesse Clegg
  • 3rd Ear Experience

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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S05E00 – The Alistair Coakley Special

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Tune Me What? is back with an EPIC two-and-a-quarter hour pre-season special! This is one for the ages. We were joined by monster guitarist and all round bag of firecrackers Alistair Coakley for a fun and wide ranging interview. You can look forward to loads of brilliant music and entertaining insights into what makes South African music tick!

This episode features:

  • Hotline
  • Bright Blue
  • Steve Kekana
  • Lucky Dube
  • Stimela
  • Mango Groove
  • The Mattison Brothers
  • Dan Patlansky
  • Soweto String Quartet
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • John Kongos
  • The Kongos
  • New Academics
  • Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
  • Johnny Clegg
  • The Rock 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.

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

S04E27 – Dance Into 2017

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A deluxe double-episode of Tune Me What?! In the first hour, Leon and Brett look back on the year and spin some of their favourite party songs from Season 4. In the second hour, they let the music do the talking and DJ a club set to dance in the new year featuring some of the hottest South African dance tracks of the moment!

Happy New Year from all of us at Tune Me What?!

In this episode we feature:

  • Harari
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • Bye Beneco
  • Jack Parow
  • Nakhane Toure
  • Shortstraw
  • December Streets
  • Desmond & The Tutus
  • The Mgababa Queens
  • The Soul Brothers
  • Malaika
  • DJ Kent feat Nandi Mngoma
  • Durban’s Finest
  • Black Motion feat Dr Moruti
  • Mi Casa x Euphonik
  • Black Coffee feat Shekhinah
  • DJ Kent feat Dominic Neill
  • Dr Malinga feat Trademark
  • GoldFish feat Diamond Thug
  • Black Motion feat Nokwazi
  • TiMO ODV
  • Locnville

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

S04E26 – Robotic Mayhem

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Leon spent a week in Jo’burg and managed to squeeze in some fantastic interviews. Here’s the first, with hard-rocking, hard-working band After Robot – 100 minutes of chaotic chatter about the local rock music scene, digital marketing and… the radio airplay quota. They spin an eclectic selection of great SA music and a few cuts from their latest album.

In this episode, we feature:

  • After Robot
  • Squeal
  • David’s Confession
  • Poverty Of Ideas
  • Lithium
  • Raptor Baby
  • Wonderboom
  • Tananas

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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