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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.

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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.

    From the Vault: Nasty C

    From the Vault: Nasty C

    We are bringing something back from the vault while we prepare for season 5! We can’t wait to share what we have been working on with you, but for now, here is one of our favourites from Season 3.
    If you pay extra careful attention: we have a little treat for you next episode! Without further ado:
    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. 
    This path ultimately saw him become the youngest ever recipient of an award at the SA Hip Hop Awards in 2015, release a triple-platinum selling album in 2018, and ultimately go on to sign to a historic deal with Def Jam Records in early 2020. 
    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.
    Outro Song: Bookoo Bucks Apple Music Spotify Youtube
    Featured Tracks:
    No ID - Sky’s the Limit (instrumental) - YouTube
    Nasty C - Bookoo Bucks Apple Music Spotify Youtube
    Nasty C - There They Go (Instrumental) YouTube
    Extra Reading:
    Nasty C- “Origins” Documentary Apple
    Nasty C - “A Zulu Man in Japan” Netflix
    Def Jam Recordings Africa
    MASSIVE shout out to Nasty C and Universal/ Def Jam Recordings Africa for the generous use of their music in bringing this podcast to life. 
     
    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 hear.
    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 university 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!

    • 35 min
    The Look Back

    The Look Back

    Texx Talks Season 4 has been our most successful to date as we smashed through the 100 000 stream mark in under 12 months, meaning that you, our dear follower, have to just over 75 000 hours of Texx’s dulcet tones. 
     
    As has become custom, in this episode Texx takes you all through her highlights of an action packed season - a handy little guide to point you in the right direction for any episodes you might have missed, and this was certainly one for the books. 
     
    Stay tuned to our social media for our Season 5 announcement, suffice to say, by way of tease we have a couple of GLOBAL exclusives in store for you all! New trailer drops on 26 April.
     
    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 hear.
     
    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 university 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!

    • 30 min
    Coldcut - The Pursuit of Ignorant

    Coldcut - The Pursuit of Ignorant

    Coldcut is a DJ duo who rose to acclaim in the mid-'80s through production and remix work for a number of modern rock, hip hop, and dance outfits.
    It wouldn’t be amiss to call them pioneers of the UK’s electronic dance scene, while also being technological trendsetters, and a unifying force in underground experimental electronic music, through their eclectic radio show.
    From being a part of pirate radio in the late ‘80s, to their underground adoption of hip hop techniques via their pioneering use of technology, Coldcut is the vanguard of experimental electronic production across multiple mediums and their latest collaborative initiative, Keleketla!, Keleketla! is an expansive project, reaching outward from Johannesburg to London, Lagos, L.A. and West Papua.
     
    Outro Song: International Love Affair Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    Set List:
     
    Say Kids, What Time is It? Apple Music Spotify Soundcloud
    (I’m) In Deep feat. Mark E Smith Ninja Tune Store
    Timber - Coldcut and Hexstatic Ninja Tune Store
    Swift Gathering Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Future Toyi Toyi Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Freedom Groove Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Papua Merdeka Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    Extra Reading:
    Keleketla Library
    Keleketla Documentary
    PirateTV.net
    Massive shout out to Coldcut and Ninja Tune for the generous use of their music in bringing this podcast to life.
    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 hear.
    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 university 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!

    • 51 min
    Yanga Chief - Life's Journey

    Yanga Chief - Life's Journey

    Yanga Chief is a SAMA-winning rapper and entrepreneur who’s built a reputation for delivering sharp lyricism and cutting edge visuals. 
     
    This jack of all trades started out as a video director, and songwriter of anthems that would go on to become South African radio staples, before deciding to focus on his own career, starting a record label and most recently, releasing his debut album that reinforces his affinity for highlighting his heritage. 
     
    Hailing from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, Yanga takes us on a journey from his hometown to The City Of Gold where he discovered that failure is the ultimate prerequisite for success.
     
    Set List:
     
    Yanga Mntase - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    BBAF - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Utatakho - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Ndiyabayinka - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    A massive shout out to Yanga Chief for the generous use of music in bringing this podcast to life. 
     
    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 hear.
     
    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 university 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!

    • 37 min
    Cornelius SA - Shoshan”Move You”

    Cornelius SA - Shoshan”Move You”

    Cornelius SA is a self-taught DJ and producer from Soshanguve who has risen within the ranks of South Africa’s electronic music elite, courtesy of a dedicated work ethic and a banging discography. 
     
    This DJs ears were sharpened from an early age, developing a curiosity for house music that turned into a love affair with DJing and all aspects of production. His focus on prioritizing the mood of his music has let his tunes take on a deep, mind-moving feel-good groove that is equal parts atmospheric, dark and rhythmic.
     
    From overcoming the perceptions of what his community and family thought about his chosen profession, to overcoming his own creative self-doubt, Cornelius’ journey is that of Africa’s musical awakening on the world stage. 
     
    Outro Song: Diamonds - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    Set List:
     
    Now - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Keep Your Mouth Shut - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Leave - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Feel it now feat. Jackie Queens - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Andivumi - Cornelius and Dee Cee feat. Unabo and Naomi Tagg Traxsource YouTube
    Ole feat. Faith Apple Music Traxsource YouTube
     
    Massive shout out to Cornelius SA for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.
     
    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 hear.
     
    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 university 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!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Jeremy Loops - Southern Graft

    Jeremy Loops - Southern Graft

    Jeremy Loops is a modern folk singer, songwriter and environmental activist who has been crafting feel-good folk-pop for the last decade. 
    Underpinned by a consistent work ethic, his high-energy live shows and captivating discography has earned him a legion of dedicated fans all over the world, courtesy of his knack for translating life’s challenges and fears into upbeat anthems. 
    From chance encounters with the Rolling Stones to detailing how his early days at university helped shape a work ethic that just refuses to quit, Jeremy has taken his unique brand of positivity to the world stage.
    Set List:
    Power - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Dreaming Again - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Gold - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Mortal Man - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    ‘Til I Find You - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    A massive thanks to Jeremy Loops and Universal South Africa for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.
    Please make sure you check out The Big Food Drive and donate! 
    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 hear.
    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 university 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!

    • 46 min

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