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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

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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

S04E25 – Cross Examining A Rat

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In this special extended show, Brett spends 100 minutes chatting to filmmaker Michael Cross about his latest documentary about iconic South African band, The Radio Rats, his work as a record producer and rock documentarian in South Africa, the state of the industry, constructed narratives and anywhere the conversation takes them. They also play a pile of really great records and have a laugh.

In this episode we feature:

  • Radio Rats
  • James Phillips
  • Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene
  • Syd Kitchen & The Utensils
  • Arno Carstens
  • Die Lemme
  • Underground Press
  • Scooter’s Union
  • 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.

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

S04E24 – The Video Show II

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Leon and Brett return with more fruits of their trawl through YouTube to create a lekker playlist of some great South African music videos, including, once again, hot new tracks and some blasts from the past.

In this episode, we feature:

  • National Wake
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • 3rd Ear Experience
  • Jack Parow
  • David Kramer
  • Robin Auld
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  • Soul Brothers
  • Zim Ngqawana
  • Juluka

Check out the YouTube video playlist for this episode.

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

S04E23 – The Video Show

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Leon and Brett trawled through YouTube to create a kiff playlist of some great South African music videos, including hot new tracks and some blasts from the past.

In this episode we feature:

  • Die Antwoord
  • Bye Beneco
  • Nakhane Toure
  • Brendon Shields
  • Brenda Fassie
  • Freshlyground
  • The Kiffness
  • Urban Creep
  • KOBUS
  • The Plastics
  • Daniel Haaksman
  • Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band

Check out the YouTube video playlist for this episode.

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