Texx and the City is a media cornerstone of South Africa's thriving music industry, and this podcast is an extension of that, plugging you into all the hottest music news, reviews and interviews, through insightful and stimulating conversations with the people who are on the ground making things happen, the people who are plugged into the culture.
#JWxRTD: Top 10 Acts Not To Miss
In the lead up to Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies, Texx picks her Top 10 acts that you should not miss at this year's festival in order of the days and time that they play. She also unpacks the festival app, Daisies partnership with Uber and what's going down at the #MeisterHaus.
#JWxRTD: Will Linley
Will Linley has become a musical force of nature, and today he releases his new EP Magic, an EP that marks a new chapter for him as an artist. To celebrate, Texx caught up with him to find out where in the world he is, and how much he’s looking forward to everyone hearing the new music at Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies.
#JWxRTD: The Vamps
UK foursome The Vamps are true kids of the Internet. They formed online, and first came to fame through their hugely popular YouTube covers, and since then have carved out their own pop niche, winning over the hardest of hearts. Ahead of their first visit to SA to perform at Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies, bassist Connor Ball chats to Texx about where he can get a good steak, what wine farms they should visit and what the sounds of South Africa are.
#JWxRTD: Neon Dreams
Canadian pop rock duo Neon Dreams have adopted South Africa as their second home, spending a large part of the last three years in the country writing, recording and performing. Lead singer Frank Kadillac opens up to Texx about just what it is that makes SA so special ahead of their debut set at Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies, that's been postponed to November.
Ahead of his debut set at Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies, South African pop singer-songwriter Lloyiso sits down with Texx for his very first podcast interview to chat what goes into planning a major festival set and his bromance with world-renowned Dutch DJ and producer, Martin Garrix, as they drop their collab single "Real Love" today!
#JWxRTD: Kay Faith & Hanna
Ahead of her set at Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies, South African hip-hop producer and engineer Kay Faith, chats to Texx about what playing her fourth back-to-back festival means to her. Zimbabwean rapper, Hanna, also stops by to talk about how her Daisies 2022 experience was quite simply - lifechanging.
Insightful and humorous
Absolutely love hearing all the finer details in the industry, it helped me appreciate my favorite artist and their work even more!
I’m completely hooked, been binging a like 3 episodes at work every day.
There were so many moments that I enjoyed from this week’s episode. Great job as usual, Texx! But my favourite would have to be Shekhinah’s discussion about women in the music industry and the lack of female sound engineers. I relate heavily to this as I am a female engineer in the artificial intelligence and software industry. With music being my passion as well, I am elated to hear more about the great work Shekhinah is doing to promote positive representation and awareness in this space! Thank you for the inspiration and motivation.
Text Talks is right down my alley, providing the real get-down on what’s happening in the minds of South Africa’s most interesting musicians. The level of personal level journalism takes me back to the days of Rolling Stone and NME magazines, but with the flavour of a scene that I know and love as a proud South African.
It’s great to have this content showcasing great music, and packaged so well.