Mr JazziQ features on Adidas Originals City Series

Mr JazziQ is sharing his love for Joburg through a collaboration with adidas as part of the Originals Anniversary City Series. While a  visual feast of images depicting the JOBURG trainer in different locations and other images of Egoli play out, one of 2020’s breakout artists describes his city with truth and love.  The soundtrack […]

OneBeat Marathon Live Online!

A Global Music Celebration curated and hosted by Found Sound Nation. Four Hours of LIVE Music at live.bangonacan.org This Fall marks the 10th anniversary of OneBeat, the series of revolutionary international collaborations led by our  Found Sound Nation team. This is some of the most noble work we know of – using music to build bridges […]

A look back at #MIAinSA

Scenes at #MIAinSA were unbelievable in both Cape Town and Joburg. From the very best of South African talent mesmerising the crowd, to roaring fans joining Maya on stage to sing a long to their iconic tracks such as “Paper Planes” and “Bad Girls”… Everything about these shows was magic. A thank you goes out […]

Introducing Black Major Release

We’re proud to have launched our new record label, Black Major Release, in May 2018. Like everything Black Major does, our label is not focused on specific genres but instead on quality music that we personally believe in, and feel. In this, Black Major Release is a recording home for artists who don’t fit into […]

Sunday Six: Tonijah

Tonijah offers his six-track selection of Sunday classics before next week’s sundown affair. Enjoy. “I spend my Sundays reflecting on what I have achieved and what still needs to be achieved. Where I am and where my people are, what the journey was and what the future still has in store. To help me process […]

Sunday Six: Amy Ayanda

Last month’s visual artist for Sunday Edition now joins Samthing Soweto, Vinny Da Vinci, KWAITOur and Black Major Select for one of our favourite Sunday Edition line-ups to date. This multi-disciplinary talent shared her favourite Sunday songs with us ahead of this week’s anticipated event. 1. Angel Olsen – ‘White Fire’ 2. Sylvan Esso – […]

Sunday Edition talks to: Vinny Da Vinci

One of our headliners this month is the South African house music pioneer, Vinny Da Vinci. Affectionately known by his fans as The Godfather, Vinny has had a long and successful career in the industry as a DJ, producer, co-director at House Afrika Records, and club owner. Black Major was interested to know how Vinny […]

Sunday Six: KWAITOur

DJ Okapi of KWAITOur delivers a sensational selection for Sunday listening, ahead of Sunday Edition #6 ft. Samthing Soweto. 1. Level 42 – ‘Starchild’ Funky stuff from Level 42’s debut album before they hit the 80s mainstream, with some spacey synths courtesy of off-stage collaborator Wally Badarou. 2. Umoja – ‘707’ When American label Awesome […]

Sunday Edition talks to: Nozinja

Our second headliner for February is Nozinja. Richard “Nozinja” Mthetwa, an electronic music producer based in the Limpopo province of South Africa, and the charismatic architect of the Shangaan electro sound. From its roots as the frantic heartbeat of Nozinja’s rural locale, where dancers convene at weekly street parties, bouncing on their heels and shaking […]

Sunday Six: K-$

The International Playboy offers his 6 selects for perfect Sunday listening. ABRA – U Go I Go This song is so beautiful and always calms me. The lyrics are quite haunting as well, and I find myself deconstructing it in my mind often while taking very slow drives on Sundays. 2. Candi Kush – WussaName […]