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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 - James Blake

    From the Vault - James Blake

    Our Season has come to an end and while the team is taking a well-earned break, I want to highlight just one more episode that I can’t get enough of. My interview with James Blake was sort of a bucket list one for me and he also exemplifies what it means to be one’s truest self and live life unapologetically saying: YouAreOn
     
    Ray-Ban is your reflection in the mirror of your truest self, it is the shade on a hot summer’s day, it is your own focus through any spotlight that may be on you. Together, Texx Talks and Ray-Ban are saying: you got a challenge for us? YouAreOn
     
    You can’t predict the light. But with Texx Talks and Ray-Ban you are always ready to capture it by living each day in the moment. YouAreOn. 
     
    Define your style at superbalist.com
     
    James Blake is a man who has gripped an entire generation with his melodic prowess and lyrical aptitude, making music that is steeped in an EQ that few of his contemporaries can match. 
     
    We love him here in South Africa and every time he goes live on Instagram we make up 90% of his audience and drop highly inappropriate, but always hilarious comments to show him just how much we love his singularly unique sound. 
     
    Tecla chats to James Blake ahead of our four year wait for his new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, about dog training, how to get by in a lockdown, and why going blonde isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and much more!
     
    Set List: 
     
    We Might Feel Unsound - Apple Music
    Love What Happened There - Apple Music
    Say What You Will - Apple Music
    Godspeed - Apple Music
     
    Get stylin’ with Ray-Ban this summer at superbalist.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 hear.
     
    Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news.

    • 49 min
    The LIVE Look Back

    The LIVE Look Back

    Over at Texx Talks, we realised that we had been going for one hot minute. Almost two years, just under 100 episodes and, with some deft sidestepping of the pandemic at large, we have our first episode recorded live, in front of an audience!
     
    Armand Joubert and the “Legend of Leggeh”, Peach van Pletzen join host Tecla Ciolfi as they look back on the episodes that were, and how everyone has been making sense of life in the latter part of 2021. 
     
    There are bad FX, mandatory tequilas and just one hell of a good time in this one, so sit back and put yourself in the room for Texx Talks’ very first live recording, from the notorious Romeo’s in Melville, Johannesburg. 
     
    A special thanks to Ray-Ban, TOMS and Victoria Falls Gin for making this the best possible time one could have during a pandemic. 
     
    Useful Links:
     
    Armand Joubert Texx Talks Episode
    Peach van Pletzen Texx Talks Episode
     
    Get stylin’ with Ray-Ban this summer at superbalist.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 hear.

    Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news.

    • 50 min
    From the Vault - Portugal, The Man

    From the Vault - Portugal, The Man

    And just like that, December is on our doorstep and as the days reach maximum temperature and the kids get cooler, Texx Talks and Ray-Ban are asking you to be ready to express your truest selves and say to any final challenges of the year: #YouAreOn
     
    Today has been a momentous one for us because we are currently recording our first live show in front of an audience, something we would have never thought possible without the support of our firm friends, Ray-Ban. So while we get all of that in order, we are bringing you an episode from our vault featuring Portugal the Man, hoping that you will “Feel It Still”.
     
    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.

    • 55 min
    Xxtra - Walk the Moon and Jesse Clegg

    Xxtra - Walk the Moon and Jesse Clegg

    Texx Talks Xxtra brings you short, sweet, and to the point interviews that might have not ordinarily have fit into our regular season. 
    This time around, we do something a little differently on this podcast, chatting to two musicians from two totally different bands.
     
    The first gentleman is the lead singer of an American band who have consistently made some of the catchiest and most polished pop music over the last decade and the second, is a homegrown platinum-selling singer-songwriter and guitarist.
     
    Join us for this heartfelt conversation as to how shared grief led ot the birth of a collaboration and friendship.
     
    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. Texx Talks is recorded at CAYA Creative Studios in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.

    • 24 min
    Das Kapital - Sidesteppin' Sisyphus

    Das Kapital - Sidesteppin' Sisyphus

    Das Kapital is a Cape Town-born artist, producer and remixer who has made a name for himself with his bold DJ sets that stay with you long after the “jol” is over.   
     
    As a champion of South African dance and electronic music, he introduces us to a new generation of artists and genres every week on his radio show and his dedication to the uplifting of our scene is palpable, and who knows what the hell what we’d do without him.  
     
    The self proclaimed “hydra of hustle” reflects on a decade in the top flight and what it means to build a culture in an increasingly formulaic world, whilst enabling the next generation of talent, if it has to be at a vaccine site or at a festival. 



    Outro Song: Meditate - Apple Music
     
    Useful Links:
     
    “State of the Arts” Documentary
    “MD x Das Kapital” Mad Dogs Clothing
    In Das We Trust 5FM 



    Get stylin’ with Ray-Ban this summer at superbalist.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 hear.

    Also: make sure you follow Texx and the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or all of your music news.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Xxtra - Mila Smith

    Xxtra - Mila Smith

    Texx Talks Xxtra brings you short, sweet, and to the point interviews that might have not ordinarily have fit into our regular season. 
    This time around we are talking to one of the rising solo stars in South Africa. As part one of one of the youngest bands to to take the pop scene by storm, Mila has gone on to forge her own solo career and will definitely be one to watch in the future.
     
    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. Texx Talks is recorded at CAYA Creative Studios in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.

    • 18 min

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