How Hugh Masekela made South African music global

Bra Hugh spent his entire life making South African music matter. Here are all his key highlights This story originally appeared on MTV Base You may know Hugh Masekela for his iconic trumpeteering and vocal work but the truth is he was infinitely more talented than just that. Bandleader, composer, singer and flugelhornist are all…

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DJ Maphorisa is the reigning lord of gqom

Gqom has captured South Africa, only to go on to grip the world. We have DJ Maphorisa to thank for most of that This article originally appeared on MTV Base DJ Maphorisa’s presence is known and felt across the music industry, whether you realise dude is there or not. Some of the more high-flying accolades to…

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Get ready for the Barcardi House Party Sessions

In an initiative to support local South African musicians Bacardi will be taking over the city of gold with Bacardi House Party Sessions If you’ve been around this country, you’ll know that Joburgers really know how to party and no one understands that quite like Barcadi. Enter the Bacardi House Party experience. In an initiative to…

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DJ Fresh is the first man to cover Destiny Man twice

Tonight we are celebrating our #DMAugIssue cover star @DJFreshSA ‘The Big Dawg’. In partnership with @AbsolutSA and @Philips 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/SG1eTiMkUq — Destiny Man (@Destiny_Man) August 2, 2017 DJ Fresh proves that he’s truly The Big Dawg by covering Destiny Man for a record second time If anyone was going to cover a Destiny Man twice,…

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Here’s how Euphonik made Thol’ukuthi Hey happen

It’s phenomenon that’s gripped the nation. So how the hell did “Thol’ukuthi Hey” go from black Twitter trend to trending new single? Twitter killed the video star. Just ask Sakhile Hlatshwayo. The instant hitmaker who goes by the name of Killer Kau lies at the centre of why the entire nation can’t keep saying ‘thol’ukuthi hey’…

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