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Texx Talks

Texx Talks

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Texx Talks

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Texx Talks

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The latest venture of SA entertainment website Texx and the City is Texx Talks – a weekly interview-style music podcast that takes a look behind the curtain at what fuels your favourite musicians – from Mzansi to the world.A joint venture between Tecla Ciolfi (TATC’s curator & editor), producers Jonathan Inggs and Matthew Loots (Unicorn Media) and research assistant Al Clapper, listen in weekly to find out why Texx Talks slaps harder than a warm Ben 10 on a cold night.

Latest Episodes

Shane Cooper - Lockdown Shaman

Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer with an affinity for all kinds of genres and mediums. Gravitating towards the bass as his instrument of choice, while simultaneously making beats under his moniker of Card On Spokes and with his band Mabuta, Shane is part of a new wave of jazz artists pushing the genre forward in South Africa and his work is melodically rich and colourful, shining a bright light on the immense talent that we have in this country. From navigating the “new normal”, to meticulously chipping away at attaining the perfect balance between work and play, Shane delivers the consummate “dummies guide” to maintaining one’s sanity and ensuring that no aspect of one’s life should ever be taken for granted. Outro Song: Learn to Levitate Apple Music Spotify Youtube Featured Tracks: Feel - Shane Cooper feat. Thandi Ntuli - Bandcamp Sun in My Eyes - Shane Cooper feat. Mikaela Faye - Bandcamp Playin’ a Little Evening Bass - Shane Cooper - YouTube Speak! - Mabuta - Bandcamp MASSIVE shout out to Shane Cooper for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life. SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC at Shane’s Bandcamp Page, Mabuta’s Bandcamp Page Take that bass for a ride with Shane Cooper on Facebook Instagram Twitter Follow Texx Talks on Facebook Instagram Twitter We got some treats for you from Fokof Lager! Head on over to Texx and the City for more info!

55 min4 d ago
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Shane Cooper - Lockdown Shaman

PHFAT - Jungian Detail

PHFAT (real name Mike Zietsman) is a rapper and producer, who has held the attention of audiences in South Africa, and around the world, for almost a decade with his versatile discography and consistent touring schedule. From understanding the new normal forced upon us by Covid-19, to demonetizing his music on streaming platforms, PHFAT talks frankly about owning his processes and dreams in the constant pursuit of creative perfection.

59 min1 w ago
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PHFAT - Jungian Detail

Majozi - Durban's Golden Boy

From his ever-changing journey alongside his record label, to soundtracking many a South African wedding, to his latest merch line that gives back to communities reeling from Covid-19, Majozi is your nice guy for every occasion with a burgeoning music career to boot.

63 min2 w ago
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Majozi - Durban's Golden Boy

Black Motion - The Beat of Their Drums

Black Motion is Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Robert “Murdah” Mohosana, the duo who have been flying the flag high for Tshwane, the undisputed house music capital of South Africa, for the last decade. From their early roots in Shoshanguve, to their deeply spiritual musical journey, Smol chats the importance of their Pedi culture and how they built their sound on the foundation of the drum, executed in the familiar style of house music.

44 min3 w ago
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Black Motion - The Beat of Their Drums

Cassper Nyovest - Straight Up Facts

Cassper Nyovest is arguably one of the biggest and most successful musicians on our music scene, today. Born and raised in Mafikeng in the North West, with a strong sense of family and heritage in every aspect of the music that he makes, his humble approach to life, and his desire to pass on his father’s teachings to his own family, paint him as a picture of humility in a crazy social media-driven world that’s rife with haters.

57 minOCT 22
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Cassper Nyovest - Straight Up Facts

Tems - Quiet, cool and confident

Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer whose sound is both sweetly intimate yet global in nature, and having barely been in the game for three years, she has appeared on multiple “Artists To Watch” lists around the world and with good reason. Knowing that music was always her calling, Tems chats openly and honestly about her desire to achieve perfectionism and authenticity in every aspect of her creative pursuit, even when the odds were stacked against her.

42 minOCT 15
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Tems - Quiet, cool and confident

Nasty C - The voice of a new generation.

Nasty C is a multi award-winning rapper who, despite growing up in Durban, the home of kwaito, house and gqom, carved a different path for himself in hip hop. Having toured 32 new markets last year alone, this trailblazer has a knack for filling up arenas and dominating the stage, and at only 23-year-old he is undisputedly the voice of a new generation with a third hit album (A Zulu Man With Some Power), mini-documentary (Origins) and a Netflix special (Zulu Man in Japan) under his belt in 2020 so far.

35 minOCT 8
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Nasty C - The voice of a new generation.

Tresor: Redux

In this episode we're doing things a bit differently, getting African pop phenomenon and good friend to the show, Tresor, back at the mic for our first official catch-up. And it's fitting because his original podcast was one of our most streamed of all time. COVID-19 happened along the way, but – clearly it hasn’t stopped him from grinding because – break out the champagne – his third album, Nostalgia, has officially been certified GOLD.

60 minOCT 1
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Tresor: Redux

J'Something - Sustainable Vulnerability

J’Something has been the smooth voice and face of SA’s most beloved house music trio, from the City Of Gold, for over a decade. From the intense rush of the first Mi Casa show, to beating the fatigue associated with commercial stardom, to his latest sustainable farming endeavour, J’Something has proven to be a humble and grounded journeyman for every purpose.

47 minSEP 24
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J'Something - Sustainable Vulnerability

Mega season loading... What we got in store for you!

And just like that our little “break” is over and we’re back at it. We want to thank each and every one of you listening for the amazing support that you’ve shown us from the very first episode drop. We started with a little idea in March and now, tens of thousands of downloads later, we are about to embark on our most ambitious season yet: a three month run with an episode drop every Thursday, right up until New Years Eve!

1 minSEP 17
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Mega season loading... What we got in store for you!

Latest Episodes

Shane Cooper - Lockdown Shaman

Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer with an affinity for all kinds of genres and mediums. Gravitating towards the bass as his instrument of choice, while simultaneously making beats under his moniker of Card On Spokes and with his band Mabuta, Shane is part of a new wave of jazz artists pushing the genre forward in South Africa and his work is melodically rich and colourful, shining a bright light on the immense talent that we have in this country. From navigating the “new normal”, to meticulously chipping away at attaining the perfect balance between work and play, Shane delivers the consummate “dummies guide” to maintaining one’s sanity and ensuring that no aspect of one’s life should ever be taken for granted. Outro Song: Learn to Levitate Apple Music Spotify Youtube Featured Tracks: Feel - Shane Cooper feat. Thandi Ntuli - Bandcamp Sun in My Eyes - Shane Cooper feat. Mikaela Faye - Bandcamp Playin’ a Little Evening Bass - Shane Cooper - YouTube Speak! - Mabuta - Bandcamp MASSIVE shout out to Shane Cooper for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life. SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC at Shane’s Bandcamp Page, Mabuta’s Bandcamp Page Take that bass for a ride with Shane Cooper on Facebook Instagram Twitter Follow Texx Talks on Facebook Instagram Twitter We got some treats for you from Fokof Lager! Head on over to Texx and the City for more info!

55 min4 d ago
Comments
Shane Cooper - Lockdown Shaman

PHFAT - Jungian Detail

PHFAT (real name Mike Zietsman) is a rapper and producer, who has held the attention of audiences in South Africa, and around the world, for almost a decade with his versatile discography and consistent touring schedule. From understanding the new normal forced upon us by Covid-19, to demonetizing his music on streaming platforms, PHFAT talks frankly about owning his processes and dreams in the constant pursuit of creative perfection.

59 min1 w ago
Comments
PHFAT - Jungian Detail

Majozi - Durban's Golden Boy

From his ever-changing journey alongside his record label, to soundtracking many a South African wedding, to his latest merch line that gives back to communities reeling from Covid-19, Majozi is your nice guy for every occasion with a burgeoning music career to boot.

63 min2 w ago
Comments
Majozi - Durban's Golden Boy

Black Motion - The Beat of Their Drums

Black Motion is Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Robert “Murdah” Mohosana, the duo who have been flying the flag high for Tshwane, the undisputed house music capital of South Africa, for the last decade. From their early roots in Shoshanguve, to their deeply spiritual musical journey, Smol chats the importance of their Pedi culture and how they built their sound on the foundation of the drum, executed in the familiar style of house music.

44 min3 w ago
Comments
Black Motion - The Beat of Their Drums

Cassper Nyovest - Straight Up Facts

Cassper Nyovest is arguably one of the biggest and most successful musicians on our music scene, today. Born and raised in Mafikeng in the North West, with a strong sense of family and heritage in every aspect of the music that he makes, his humble approach to life, and his desire to pass on his father’s teachings to his own family, paint him as a picture of humility in a crazy social media-driven world that’s rife with haters.

57 minOCT 22
Comments
Cassper Nyovest - Straight Up Facts

Tems - Quiet, cool and confident

Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer whose sound is both sweetly intimate yet global in nature, and having barely been in the game for three years, she has appeared on multiple “Artists To Watch” lists around the world and with good reason. Knowing that music was always her calling, Tems chats openly and honestly about her desire to achieve perfectionism and authenticity in every aspect of her creative pursuit, even when the odds were stacked against her.

42 minOCT 15
Comments
Tems - Quiet, cool and confident

Nasty C - The voice of a new generation.

Nasty C is a multi award-winning rapper who, despite growing up in Durban, the home of kwaito, house and gqom, carved a different path for himself in hip hop. Having toured 32 new markets last year alone, this trailblazer has a knack for filling up arenas and dominating the stage, and at only 23-year-old he is undisputedly the voice of a new generation with a third hit album (A Zulu Man With Some Power), mini-documentary (Origins) and a Netflix special (Zulu Man in Japan) under his belt in 2020 so far.

35 minOCT 8
Comments
Nasty C - The voice of a new generation.

Tresor: Redux

In this episode we're doing things a bit differently, getting African pop phenomenon and good friend to the show, Tresor, back at the mic for our first official catch-up. And it's fitting because his original podcast was one of our most streamed of all time. COVID-19 happened along the way, but – clearly it hasn’t stopped him from grinding because – break out the champagne – his third album, Nostalgia, has officially been certified GOLD.

60 minOCT 1
Comments
Tresor: Redux

J'Something - Sustainable Vulnerability

J’Something has been the smooth voice and face of SA’s most beloved house music trio, from the City Of Gold, for over a decade. From the intense rush of the first Mi Casa show, to beating the fatigue associated with commercial stardom, to his latest sustainable farming endeavour, J’Something has proven to be a humble and grounded journeyman for every purpose.

47 minSEP 24
Comments
J'Something - Sustainable Vulnerability

Mega season loading... What we got in store for you!

And just like that our little “break” is over and we’re back at it. We want to thank each and every one of you listening for the amazing support that you’ve shown us from the very first episode drop. We started with a little idea in March and now, tens of thousands of downloads later, we are about to embark on our most ambitious season yet: a three month run with an episode drop every Thursday, right up until New Years Eve!

1 minSEP 17
Comments
Mega season loading... What we got in store for you!
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