44 episodes

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.

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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.

    Ami Faku - Soul Siren

    Ami Faku - Soul Siren

    We present to you a special International Woman’s Day Edition of Texx Talks!
    This special episode we are talking to an Afro-soul singer and songwriter who has a voice that commands the attention of any room that she is in. 
    Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, this hard-working musical force blends soul with modern pop and traditional folk elements to create songs that have made her a household name and, that have consistently landed her on the most streamed South African artist lists across streaming services.
    Preferring to keep her own company, Ami Faku dives deep into dealing with loss, how one day she found out she had died and how all of this is only just the beginning.
    Outro Song: 
    Lala Ngoxolo feat. Emtee Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Set List:
    iMali feat. Blaq Diamond Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Ungazilibali - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Ubuhle Bakho - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Regrets - Zoocci Coke Dope and Ami Faku Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to see and general fun. 
    Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news. 
    THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new student subscribers 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!
    Special shout out to TOMS - The Only Music Store, without which, a lot of this noise is not possible.

    • 39 min
    Portugal. The Man - Real Alaska

    Portugal. The Man - Real Alaska

    Portugal. The Man is a Grammy-winning band that fuses elements of psychedelia and classic rock, with a dash of modern pop and a willingness to experiment, and founding member and bassist, Zachary Carothers, isn’t shy to admit it was all a bit of a fluke at first.  
    Not ones to shy away from speaking their mind, both on and off their records, their last album was responsible for a song that became omnipresent the world over (“Feel It Still”) and became such an earworm, you never got tired of hearing it.
    From growing up in Alaska, to the effect of moving to Portland on the band’s trajectory, to falling in love with South Africa after their 2015 tour opened their eyes to the beauty of the country, Zach speaks candidly about all the places he’s been and the places he’s planning on going as he’s getting older.
    Outro Song:
    Who’s Gonna Stop Me - Portugal. The Man feat. Weird Al Apple Music Spotify YouTube 
     
    Set List:
     
    Air Balloons - PTM Website
    Do You - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Number One - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Creep in a T-Shirt - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Feel it Still - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    A massive shout out to Portugal. The Man for the generous use of their music in bringing this podcast to life.
     
    LEARN ABOUT PTM Coin at www.portugaltheman.com
    For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to see and general fun. 
    Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news. 
    Special shout out to TOMS - The Only Music Store, without which, a lot of this noise is not possible.

    • 54 min
    Sun-El Musician - To the World and Beyond.

    Sun-El Musician - To the World and Beyond.

    Sun-El Musician is a producer and DJ who, over the course of the last half-a-decade, has given us some of South Africa’s most beloved dance anthems, and has introduced us to a whole host of vocalists on his rich compositions, that have gone on to become national earworms. 
    With his latest, mammoth, 31-track album that fuses traditional and futuristic elements into complete electronic sounds, it serves as a continuation of his debut album and focuses on telling a story of healing, and hope, through dance music.
    From his early roots in rural Natal to discovering his love of dance music while at University, the mythos of Sun-El Musician has grown, going above and beyond.
    Outro Track: 
     
    Sun-EL Musician feat Claudio x Kenza & Msaki - Chasing The Summer Apple Music Spotify Youtube
     
    Track List:
    Simmy - Emakhaya ft Da Capo, Sun-EL Musician Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Sun-El Musician - Akanamali (feat. Samthing Soweto) Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Sun-El Musician (feat Simmy) - ntabezikude Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Sun-EL Musician – Bamthathile ft. Mlindo The Vocalist  Apple Music Spotify Youtube
    A huge shout out to El World Music and Sun-El Musican for the generous use of the music, without which, this pod would not be as lekker. 
    For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to see and general fun. 
    Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news. 
    Special shout out to TOMS - The Only Music Store, without which, a lot of this noise is not possible.

    • 39 min
    Season 4 Trailer

    Season 4 Trailer

    Texx Talks is back and ready to bring you some more awesome for Season 4! After our mammoth S3, we’re dialling things back a notch to a concise seven episodes in S4, delivering only the finest acts from Mzansi to the world.
    This season we dive deep into mind jacuzzis of Sun-El Musician, Portugal the Man, Ninja Tune & Coldcut’s Matt Black, as well as Jeremy Loops, Ami Faku, Cornelius and Yanga Chief.
    For our growing back catalogue of awesome, head on over to www.texxtalks.com or follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter for updates, things you need to see and general fun. 
    Also, make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news. 
    Special shout out to TOMS - The Only Music Store, without which, a lot of this noise is not possible. 
    THEN: The folks over at Apple Music are offering new student subscribers 6 months of free premium membership with access to over 70 million songs and free access to AppleTV+! Head over to Apple Music to find out more!

    • 5 min
    Season 3 Look Back

    Season 3 Look Back

    And just like that, season 3 has come to an end and, after 15 episodes, we thought we would just run through our “top 5” highlights of the season for you!
    We would love to just give a massive shout out to you, the listener. Texx Talks has continued to go from strength to strength and this is due to your amazing support. Give yourself a pat on the back. 
    Fear not, Season 4 will be with you from the 11th of February and we can’t wait to share it with you!
    A reminder that you can catch up on all of our previous episodes at www.texxtalks.com and remember to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox or wherever you catch your pods! 
    Follow Texx on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to stay updated with new episodes.
    Follow Texx Talks on Facebook Instagram Twitter 
    During these strange times we find ourselves in, experiencing a loss of connection, freedom and normalcy, it’s now time for us to be back on, celebrating life and spontaneous moments of authentic behaviour, where we can all be our truest selves and say to life: YOU’RE ON!
    That’s why at Texx Talks, we couldn’t be happier or prouder to be joining forces with Ray-Ban this Summer. Hit up Ray-Ban’s Instagram page at @rayban

    • 22 min
    From the Vault: Msaki

    From the Vault: Msaki

    We are still on break and quietly pottering around in the background, polishing up a shiny new season for you! In the interim, here is one of our favourites and a true South African siren, Msaki!

    • 45 min

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