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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 - Muzi

    From the Vault - Muzi

    While Season 6 has come to a close, we are still hard at work in the background, getting ready for the launch of Season 7 on the 28th of September with a lovely teaser trailer to get you all excited. In the meantime, we thought we would bring back this episode we did with The Zulu Skywalker, aka, Muzi.
     
    A lot has happened since we first released this episode and while at the time we caught at the start of the release buildup for his new album “Interblaktic”, this Zulu Jedi has gone on to drop singles featuring the likes of Sho Madjozi and Kaytranada, and has firmly entrenched this cultural polymath as one of South Africa’s freshest exports. 
     
    So sit back, get yourself a beverage and get deep inside the mind of Muzi to prepare yourself for the drop of his new album on the 1st of October. 
     
    With his heritage and family at the root of every creative move that he makes, he expertly blends together cutting edge urban and electronic music with local genres like Maskandi, Kwaito, and Bubblegum Pop of the 80s and 90s, to craft a sound that is entirely his own.
     
    Through embracing his early “weirdness” and turning it into an asset, despite common perceptions in rural Empangeni, Muzi is a philosophical shaman that draws inspiration from the past to cultivate an African-charged, sonic future. 



    OUTRO TRACK: Interblaktik Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    Set List: 
     
    Boom Shaka - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Switch Up - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Hallo - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Zulu Skywalker - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Zenzile-  - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Sunset Kwazulu - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Mama Dance - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Sunshine - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Bantu Space Odyssey - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    Massive shout out to Muzi for the generous use of his music. 
     
    #BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica
     
    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.

    • 1 hr
    A Look Back - Season 6

    A Look Back - Season 6

    Just like that, another season has come to a close and on this episode Texx looks back on some of her favourite moments from Season 6.
     
    A huge shout out to our partner for this Season, Jagermeister and Experiential Marketing Manager, Bea Theron, for their support to help keep the lights on and bring you only the best interviews, without putting our content behind paywalls.
     
    #BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica
     
    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.

    • 26 min
    Xxtra - Spoegwolf: Bioplus and Braai

    Xxtra - Spoegwolf: Bioplus and Braai

    So we’ve been getting more and more requests from all corners of the globe to interview all sorts of different artists, but because we plan our seasons so far in advance, very often we just can’t find a gap to do this. 
    But no longer!
    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 chat to three members of Spoegwolf - an independent Alternative Rock group from the heart of winelands in the Western Cape. Conquering stage after stage over the course of their 9-year career they are redefining the Afrikaans music landscape one album at a time.
     
    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
    James Blake - Dogs, Hair and Music

    James Blake - Dogs, Hair and Music

    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
     
    #BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica
     
    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.

    • 49 min
    The Red Editions - Berita

    The Red Editions - Berita

    To celebrate the launch of Radisson Red Rosebank, Texx Talks has teamed up with the Radisson Group to spotlight four individuals that represent their four pillars of art, music, design and fashion.
     
    This time around we are chatting to a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter, music producer and forward-thinking social entrepreneur - who is a massive inspiration to a new generation of women looking to further their careers in the African music industry. We are of course talking about the vivacious Berita Khumalo, fresh off of her SAMA win. 
     
    Radisson Red presents a playful twist on the conventional, and the latest edition to their family is Radisson Red Rosebank in Johannesburg, a super slick hotel in the beating heart of Johannesburg’s “Art Mile”
     
    Radisson Red gives you the chance to tune in and out, switching effortlessly between business and pleasure, and in this special four-part series, I’ll be highlighting 4 individuals that represent Radisson Red’s 4 pillars, through art, music, design and fashion.  
     
    Be sure to check out Radisson RED Rosebank, Johannesburg at radissonhotels.com and across all social platforms @radissonredrosebank  
     
    Or if you’re in the Rosebank area, why not take a stroll past Radisson RED and snap your own selfie in front of their statement red angel wings - everyone’s welcome!
     
    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.

    • 31 min
    Reason HD - Alakine Your Life

    Reason HD - Alakine Your Life

    This time around we catch up with a rapper who has worn many hats in his almost two decades in the music industry. 
     
    Finding creative ways to consistently innovate and experiment with his music and aesthetic, this is a man who is not afraid to speak his mind and tackle difficult subjects – be it through his music or his social media platforms.
     
    So strap in, get comfy and “alakine” yourself a great listen with Reason HD. 



    Outro Song: Khanda Shisa - Sizwe Alakine feat. DJ Maphorisa Apple Music
     
    Set List: 
     
    I Work (My 9 to 5) - Apple Music
    Love for the Music - Apple Music
    4 the Kidz - Reason, PH Raw X, Mr Beef - Apple Music
    Home Alone feat Una Rams - Apple Music
    Bag Dat Happiness4Sale feat. Mo T - Apple Music
    Lying - Apple Music 



    #BeTheMeister at jagermeister.com or hit them up on IG @jagermeistersouthafrica
     
    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.

    • 55 min

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