101 episodes

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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    • 3.7 • 123 Ratings

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.

    Ready D

    Ready D

    Episode 101 and it is also Cape Town Hip Hop 101: Tecal talks to a bona fide hip hop legend and one of the longest-serving scratch artists in South Africa.  
    As an integral member of Prophets of da City, a group who are widely credited as having South Africa’s first rap release, he built a thriving career over the years as a hip hop DJ & Turntablist and Radio & TV Presenter – while also working closely with communities to develop youth programmes for educational upliftment.
     
    This is of course Deon Daniels, better known to all of us as DJ Ready D. 



    Outro Song: Ghoema Ghoema Ghoema feat. Youngsta CPT - Apple Music
     
    Set List:
     
    F.N.T.P - Prophets of da City - Apple Music 
    Blood, Bullets and Pigs  - Prophets of da City - Apple Music
     
    Remember to Check out Apple Podcasts for their featured pods for Africa Month 2022!
     
    For our growing back catalog 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 12 min
    Gigi Lamayne

    Gigi Lamayne

    For our 100th episode and the start of Africa Month we chat to a South African rap powerhouse whose lyrical flexing is world class, a lady who has unapologetically blazed her own trail, preaching empowerment and taking names on whichever stage she steps. 
     
    From the moment the country heard her hot, on point rhymes it was very clear that a new kind of hip hop star was born and her career has been equally as interesting to follow as it unfolds.  
     
    From her humble hard working roots through to finding her own form of spiritual enlightenment that very often sought to buck the status quo, Gigi Lamayne is blazing a trail that you best don fire protection to keep up with. 
     
    Outro Song: Mashonisa feat. Busiswah x Makhadzi - Apple Music
     
    Set List:
     
    Fire - Apple Music 
     
    Remember to Check out Apple Podcasts for their featured pods for Africa Month 2022!
     
    For our growing back catalog 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.

    • 46 min
    Xxtra: Nipho Hurd

    Xxtra: Nipho Hurd

    Over at Texx Talks, we get a huge number of artists reaching out to us to highlight their amazing content, and because we plan our seasons quite far in advance, we often can’t accommodate requests to spotlight some of the amazing “up and coming” talent South Africa, Africa and the world has to offer. And so we started Texx Talks Xxtra.  
    Texx Talks Xxtra has gone on to become its own beast and thanks to all of your support, we are super excited to announce that our friends in the culture, Puma, have stepped up to collaborate with us for this next season of Texx Talks Xxtra,
     
    This time around we have Nipho Hurd, a queen in every sense taking on South Africa and soon, the world with her clear vision and creativity. 
     
    We are stoked to be collaborating with Puma again and can’t wait to bring you only the freshest content on Texx Talks Xxtra including all the happenings in the land of Puma for 2022, whether it’s their latest collab, #SelectSessions, #SuedeSundays or just a reminder that #SheMovesUs. Catch all the drops on @pumasouthafrica on IG or wherever you follow the iconic cat.
     
    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.

    • 32 min
    Fuzigish

    Fuzigish

    As the frontman of FUZIGISH, one of the best ska punk bands South Africa has ever seen, Jay Bones captained a chaotic ship that tore towns and stages apart wherever they toured and performed.   
    Known for their epic, energetic live shows where anything goes, their drunken, middle fingers anthems like “Secret Police”, “Little Bird”, “Crazy Friends” and countless others are still sung by loyal skankers all these years later.
     
    Here he talks to Texx about their origins, the friends, the fights and the tours that served as a backdrop for Fuzigish’s epic story ahead of their new album drop.
    Outro Song: MAN DOWN - Apple Music
    Set List:
    Fat Ska Beatin’ - Apple Music
    Scratching - Apple Music
    Lonely Skanker - Apple Music
    Bombs Away - Apple Music
    Blown Away - Apple Music
    Upper Hand - Apple Music
    Roll with the Punches - Apple Music
    Believer - Apple Music
     
    For our growing back catalog 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.

    • 48 min
    Season 9 Trailer!

    Season 9 Trailer!

    It’s time to go!
    Season 9 is upon us and here is just a little taste of what we have in store for you over the coming Africa Month and equally as we close in on our 100th episode! All of this because of you fine folks!
    So take a moment and have a little listen.
    For our growing back catalog 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.

    • 3 min
    XXtra: CXLXB

    XXtra: CXLXB

    Over at Texx Talks, we get a huge number of artists reaching out to us to highlight their amazing content, and because we plan our seasons quite far in advance, we often can’t accommodate requests to spotlight some of the amazing “up and coming” talent South Africa, Africa and the world has to offer. And so we started Texx Talks Xxtra.  
    Texx Talks Xxtra has gone on to become its own beast and thanks to all of your support, we are super excited to announce that our friends in the culture, Puma, have stepped up to collaborate with us for this next season of Texx Talks Xxtra,
     
    This time around we focus in on a traveling, genre fluid artist who is very aware of his journey and the people that drove his eclectic stylings to this point. We present CXLXB: changing up expectations with every release. 
     
    We are stoked to be collaborating with Puma again and can’t wait to bring you only the freshest content on Texx Talks Xxtra including all the happenings in the land of Puma for 2022, whether it’s their latest collab, #SelectSessions, #SuedeSundays or just a reminder that #SheMovesUs. Catch all the drops on @pumasouthafrica on IG or wherever you follow the iconic cat.
     
    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.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Herm Cronje ,

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.

GabRaqM ,

@gabriella_murta

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.

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.

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