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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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    • 3.6 • 124 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.

    Xxtra: Anica Kiana

    Xxtra: Anica Kiana

    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.
     
    This time around we have Anica Kiana, a breakout singer- songwriter from Cape town, South Africa. Already having collabed with the biggest, one feels her best is yet to come.
     
    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.

    • 27 min
    The look Back: Season 9

    The look Back: Season 9

    The concept of a Look Back is simple, before we move forward, we like to look back at the season that was, and this one was packed full of memorable moments. 
     
    So sit back and enjoy Texx’s Top 5 moments from across this season, from hanging out with SA’s godfather of punk, to shooting the breeze with one of New Orleans rising soul stars, to reliving historical times with one of South Africa’s premiere DJs. 



    Set List:
     
    DJ Lag
    Fuzigish
    Gigi Lamayne
    PJ Morton
    Ready D
     
    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.

    • 21 min
    From the Vault: Jeremy Loops

    From the Vault: Jeremy Loops

    Jeremy Loops is a modern folk singer, songwriter and environmental activist who has been crafting feel-good folk-pop for the last decade. 
     
    Underpinned by a consistent work ethic, his high-energy live shows and captivating discography has earned him a legion of dedicated fans all over the world, courtesy of his knack for translating life’s challenges and fears into upbeat anthems. 
     
    From chance encounters with the Rolling Stones to detailing how his early days at university helped shape a work ethic that just refuses to quit, Jeremy has taken his unique brand of positivity to the world stage.
     
    Outro Song: ‘Til I Find You - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    Set List:
     
    Power - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Dreaming Again - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Gold - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
    Mortal Man - Apple Music Spotify YouTube
     
    A massive thanks to Jeremy Loops and Universal South Africa for the generous use of his music in bringing this podcast to life.
     
    Please make sure you check out The Big Food Drive and donate! 
     
    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!

    • 45 min
    From the Vault: Msaki

    From the Vault: Msaki

    In light of her five, yes five SAMA nods, we thought we would bring back this gem from our vault.
    Msaki is a singer and songwriter whose deeply soulful vocals and lyrics carry profound messages that resonate with everyone who’s had the pleasure of hearing her sing and seeing her perform.
    This Eastern Cape-born musician has created songs that combine soulful folk with symphonic movements, Xhosa lyrics with African poly-rhythms and her raw delivery disrupts your senses as she sings of love and loss, and home and hope. 
    From speaking about being an advocate for change, to her collaboration on some of SA’s most beloved house tracks, Msaki is undeniably one of the most important modern voices to put thought to bars.
    Outro Song: “Blood, Guns and Revolutions”  Apple Music
     
    Featured tracks:
     
    Ubomi Abumanga -  Sun el Musician feat. Msaki Apple Music 
    Love Colour Spin - Moby Dixon feat. Msaki  Apple Music
    Fetch Your Life - Prince Kaybee feat. Msaki  Apple Music
    Pearls to Swine - Msaki feat.Tresor Apple Music
    limfama Ziyabona - Msaki YouTube
     
    Extra Reading:
     
    Platoon empowers Artists 
    Francois Knoetze 
    Maboneng Womxn’s Month Mural
    One Shushu Day
    Alt Blk
    Unathi Mkonto
     
    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.

    • 44 min
    Xxtra: Will Linley

    Xxtra: Will Linley

    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.


    This time around we have Will Linley, riding a meteoric rise after going viral in every good sense of the word with his debut single "miss me (when you're gone)".
     
    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.

    • 26 min
    PJ Morton

    PJ Morton

    PJ Morton is a four-time Grammy Award winner.
     
    But that's not all you need to know about our guest this time around. This New Orleans born and bred soul artist has just released his biggest and best album called “Watch The Sun” on his own label, Morton Records
     
    Over the course of 11 songs, all expertly written and produced, that deal with the complexities of love in all its forms, he marks the next chapter in a remarkable career that continues to bridge style traditions and generations.
     
    From his humble beginnings as the son of a preacher man, to coming to terms with his identity, to feeling the presence of Stevie Wonder on an airplane near the WC, PJ Morton is an exemplar of the exceptional. 



    Outro Song: So Lonely feat. Wale - Apple Music
     
    Set List:
     
    New Orleans - Apple Music
    My Superstar - Apple Music
    Fly Away - Apple Music
    Only One - Apple Music
    Practicing - 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

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 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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