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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.

    Texx Talks Featuring Shekhinah

    Texx Talks Featuring Shekhinah

    Shekhinah is a singer and songwriter whose creativity knows no bounds and her constant and consistent reinvention and innovation is something that we are all in awe of daily.  
    With her debut album “Rosegold”, she single handedly spearheaded a new wave of pop and R&B in South Africa and over the last few years she has gone on to add entrepreneur to her list of achievements, executing two successful editions of her female-focused festival, Rosefest. 
    With an uncanny self awareness and capacity for introspection, Shekhinah has not only gone on to give herself a voice, but to add a chorus to the upliftment of women in SA’s entertainment industry.
    OUTRO TRACK: Tides Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Set List: 
    Back to the Beach - Sketchy Bongo feat. Shekhinah and Kyle Duestch Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Let You Know - Shekhinah and Sketchy bongo Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Suited Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Power to She feat. Rouge Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Fixate Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    This season we are proud to be collaborating with Puma, our firm friends in championing the culture. Puma has been at the vanguard of so many awesome happenings over the last decade, so it was only natural that we joined forces with them to keep you in the loop with all the scene happenings. 
    From their inspiring SELECT SESSIONS and SELECT STORIES, to their cutting edge unique collabs and the many more that they have in the pipeline, rest assured that this Season we’ll be bringing you all the breaking Puma news, hot off the press. With a sneaky giveaway or two thrown in for good measure. 
    SELECT STORIES on the 7th of May features content creator and designer, Sonia Ton. Simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV at 18:00 SAST. They also have an insane catalogue of previous episodes, so while you’re there why not check out the rest of their content too? #ForAllTime
    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.

    Season 5

    Season 5

    After a short break we’re back and ready to roll with Season 5 of Texx Talks, our biggest Season yet. We know we say that at the beginning of every Season but that’s because it’s true and we’re levelling up, hard. 
    So get ready for exclusive plays, declarations of love and more than a few confessions from our local and international guests to spice things up this season.
    This season we are proud to be collaborating with Puma, our firm friends in championing the culture. Puma has been at the vanguard of so many awesome happenings over the last decade, so it was only natural that we joined forces with them to keep you in the loop with all the scene happenings. 
    From their inspiring SELECT SESSIONS and SELECT STORIES, to their cutting edge unique collabs and the many more that they have in the pipeline, rest assured that this Season we’ll be bringing you all the breaking Puma news, hot off the press. With a sneaky giveaway or two thrown in for good measure. 
    First up on SELECT SESSIONS on the 29th of April is Hip Hop & RnB Brother Duo, Major Steez - so simply head on over to PUMA South Africa on Instagram and tune into their IGTV at 18:00 SAST. They also have an insane catalogue of previous episodes, so while you’re there why not check out the rest of their content too? 
    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 Featuring Courtnae Paul

    Texx Talks Featuring Courtnae Paul

    For this episode we catch up with an internationally recognised choreographer, dancer, B-girl, DJ and entrepreneur, who is a bonafide powerhouse and has grown to be a respected force in the industry.
    This cultural and creative polymath is not one to have terms dictated to her and her relentless pursuit of excellence has seen her climb heights despite seemingly having the odds stacked against her.
    From her exploits on the global stage as a B-girl, to her burgeoning career as a DJ and producer, Courtnae Paul has never accepted “mediocre” as being a part of her ambitious lexicon. 
    Outro Track: No Other Way feat. Manu WorldStar and Rowlene Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Set List:
    Doing Fine feat. GiGi Lamayne, Boskasie, Moozlie Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Fantasy feat. Manu WorldStar and Boskasie Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    For You feat Holly Rae, Benny Afroe  Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Huge out to Courtnae Paul for the generous use of her 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!

    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!

    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!

    Texx Talks featuring Coldcut

    Texx Talks featuring Coldcut

    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!

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Stywe Raver ,

Honest, Raw

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.

MelissaConradie ,

Miss

Can't get enough of Texx Talks! YESSSS PLEASSEEE!

Roshikad ,

Fun, engaging and informative!

Texx Talks is fun, engaging and informative. Definitely worth a listen to keep up to date with the latest news on your favourite musician!

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