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Texx and the City

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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.
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Xxtra: ANDYMKOSI

Xxtra: ANDYMKOSI

2022-09-2630:51

For our next season of Xxtra we will be partnering with Bae Electronica, With Love The Agency and the Music In Africa Foundation, who launched an incredible programme last month called, Raise The Bar. Developed as part of the Music In Africa Live program, which is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, Siemens Stiftung, and Goethe-Institute, the Raise The Bar Programme seeks to bolster the presence of women in other aspects of the music industry, as well as equip them with the skillset necessary for survival in an otherwise impenetrable industry. ANDYMKOSI, a independent multimedia entrepreneur, joins Texx for the final edition of Xxtra in collaboration with Bae Electronica, Love the Agency and the Music in Africa Foundation. 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.
Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies is almost upon us and this season saw us with an unprecedented all female lineup for the season as we look forward to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies 2022. In this episode Texx shares her top five tips to having the best time at Johnny Walker Rocking the Daisies, and looks back at some of the highlights of what our season’s guests are looking forward to at the festival! A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
Xxtra: Shiba

Xxtra: Shiba

2022-09-1833:58

For our next season of Xxtra we will be partnering with Bae Electronica, With Love The Agency and the Music In Africa Foundation, who launched an incredible programme last month called, Raise The Bar. Developed as part of the Music In Africa Live program, which is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, Siemens Stiftung, and Goethe-Institute, the Raise The Bar Programme seeks to bolster the presence of women in other aspects of the music industry, as well as equip them with the skillset necessary for survival in an otherwise impenetrable industry. For this edition of XXtra Texx chats to Shiba, a self professed “Digital Ideasmith, Curator-Content Producer, Music Journalist and Voice Over Artist”. 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.
Kay Faith

Kay Faith

2022-09-1445:05

Kay Faith has established herself as the go-to producer for South Africa’s premier rappers and her long-awaited debut album sees her embrace seemingly conflicting elements to create a finely tuned body of work. And having joined the line-up for this year’s Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies, we’re all frothing in anticipation for what is guaranteed to be a face melting set. From growing up in rural Knysna to chatting her favourite song off her new album, Kay has the ear to dissect a hit and the sense to A&R its success.    Set List: Top 10 feat. Kashcpt, Hanna, Holy Alpha, Owethu - Apple music Proudly Captonian feat. E-JayCPT, YoungstaCPT - Apple Music Shark Week feat. Maglera Doe Boy - Apple Music    A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
Xxtra: Rose Bonica

Xxtra: Rose Bonica

2022-09-1226:21

For our next season of Xxtra we will be partnering with Bae Electronica, With Love The Agency and the Music In Africa Foundation, who launched an incredible programme last month called, Raise The Bar. Developed as part of the Music In Africa Live program, which is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, Siemens Stiftung, and Goethe-Institute, the Raise The Bar Programme seeks to bolster the presence of women in other aspects of the music industry, as well as equip them with the skillset necessary for survival in an otherwise impenetrable industry. Episode 2 features Rose Bonica who chats running a label as an artist and self-publishing as a means to empower herself as an artist. 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.
Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit

2022-09-0731:40

Grace Chatto is the cellist and singer of Clean Bandit, a who represent the modern sound of the UK: diverse, subtly experimental, and committed to pop music as a joyfully unifying force. With a debut single that set Mozart's melodies to crisp dance beats, their taste for fusion goes even further, encompassing deep house, R&B, dancehall, and adventurous electronic details. Here, Grace reflects on what it means to produce and create in a career spanning over a decade.   Set List: Mozart’s House - Apple Music Rather Be - Apple Music Mamma feat. Ellie Goulding - Apple Music Rockabye feat Sean Paul - Apple Music   Clean Bandit with the BBC Philharmonic Live   A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
Xxtra: Zethu Gqola

Xxtra: Zethu Gqola

2022-09-0538:52

For our next season of Xxtra we will be partnering with Bae Electronica, With Love The Agency and the Music In Africa Foundation, who launched an incredible programme last month called, Raise The Bar. Developed as part of the Music In Africa Live program, which is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, Siemens Stiftung, and Goethe-Institute, the Raise The Bar Programme seeks to bolster the presence of women in other aspects of the music industry, as well as equip them with the skillset necessary for survival in an otherwise impenetrable industry. First up, we could not be happier to bring you this chat with Zethu Gqola, one of the uncompromising rising stars of the south African and African music industry.  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.
Xxtra: X Ambassadors

Xxtra: X Ambassadors

2022-08-2928:10

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. We are very stoked to be bringing you a little chat with X Ambassador front man, Sam Harris ahead of their performances at Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies in October! A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
From the Vault: SIO

From the Vault: SIO

2022-08-2452:16

Sio is a singer, songwriter and spoken word artist who creates music that is so intricately layered and nuanced that she literally puts all of herself on the record. With a career that has seen her collaborate with some of South Africa’s premier DJs and producers – and some of this podcast’s nearest and dearest – this powerhouse performer reflects on how she embraced her talent from a young age.   Outro: Alchemy. Prod: DAEV Martian. - coming soon!   Set List:   There’s Me - Apple Music Woman - Apple Music Retrospect - Apple Music Burning feat. Charles Webster - Apple Music Reverse Flight - Apple Music Golden - Apple Music A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
LordKez

LordKez

2022-08-1844:10

LordKez is a small town girl that has emerged as a lady of the world, who paints a cosmos of poetic rhymes and soulful verses and over the course of her four EP releases, she has grown in leaps and bounds, poised to give us a show we’re all itching for at this year’s Johnnie Walker Rocking The Daisies.   Set List: Dead on Arrival - Apple Music Red - Apple Music Hold You down - Apple Music Find Me in the Trees - Apple Music Amnesia - Apple Music Belladonna - Apple Music   A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
Hanna

Hanna

2022-08-1056:45

Hanna (aka BIG SPINACH) is a trailblazing rapper who lays witty lyrics over new-wave grooves, ushering in a new era of hip hop in Africa and making some serious moves. She has felt the path to a natural state of being, expressing talent, while combating a self-doubt that stops many.    Set List:   Daddy Said - Apple Music Girl in the Durag - Apple Music Peace - Apple Music Never Doubt - Apple Music   A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
Rowlene

Rowlene

2022-08-0352:04

Fancy a chat? Rowlene definitely does.   Thia Cape Town singer flexes R&B-pop bangers with lyrical bravado. She’s been at the forefront of the neo-pop wave since she emerged, and as one of this year’s Johnny Walker Rocking The Daisies headliners, she’s poised to give us a show we’re not going to forget in a minute.   Set List:   Imposter - Apple Music Come on Over feat. Lastee - Apple Music Attitude - Apple Music Escape feat. KidX - Apple Music Creeping - Apple Music Piece of Heaven - Apple Music    A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!   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.
shesaid.so (JWxRTD)

shesaid.so (JWxRTD)

2022-07-2750:33

Jackie Queens and Angela Weickl are the two women who head up the South African branch of SheSaidSo, one of the largest independent global communities in the music business.   Pulling focus on the unity of women, LGBTQ+ and GNC individuals within the music, art, design and creative industries, the necessity of this network has been highlighted not only to empower members, but to impart much-needed knowledge and experience on a new generations of artists, managers and agents who may not have access to all the resources they need.   They join Texx for a frank discussion about nostalgia, making noise and never being part of the scenery.    Find out more about shesaid.so right HERE and start a journey.    A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!   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.
Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies is set to be a momentous one. This is a revolution for the culture people, as Johnnie Walker has essentially become a brand ally. Johnnie Walker and Rocking the Daisies are Walking Toward the Future and Texx Talks is all about it.   Which is why it makes us incredibly proud to announce that for our milestone Season 10, we are teaming up with Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies and we are doing things a little differently: For the very first time in Texx Talks history, every guest on this Season will be a woman. We’ll also be chatting to women who aren’t musicians.    Yes, we’ve finally heard your requests and we’ll be widening the pool to chat to the women who work behind the noise at the festival, as well as the women behind Shesaidso South Africa.   A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch!   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.
For our very first episode of Season 10, would could not be more excited to be taking you behind the noise of Africa’s premiere festival with Steyn Entertainment’s and Rocking the Daisies GM, Shannon Valstar and her “right hand” Ashleigh Coetzer, Operations Manager for Rocking the Daisies. Get a rare peek behind the curtain and see how that festival sausage is made in a very first for Texx Talks, so a huge shout to the entire team at Steyn Entertainment who are the real heroes in your party journey. Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies is set to be a momentous one. This is a revolution for the culture people, as Johnnie Walker has essentially become a brand ally. Johnnie Walker and Rocking the Daisies are Walking Toward the Future and Texx Talks is all about it. A huge shout out to Johnnie Walker Rocking the Daisies - South Africa’s biggest music and lifestyle festival. Head on over to rockingthedaises.com for festival tips, tricks, info and merch! 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.
Xxtra: Skys a Blu

Xxtra: Skys a Blu

2022-07-1124:48

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 up: a talent with a penchant for the “old skool”, hailing from musical roots. A little intro to Skys a Blu on this episodes of Xxtra.   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.
Xxtra: Anica Kiana

Xxtra: Anica Kiana

2022-06-2727:00

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.
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.
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!
From the Vault: Msaki

From the Vault: Msaki

2022-06-0944:21

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.
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Authentictalks 2.0

I thought it said Ted Talks all this time and today I put on my glasses and noticed it’s Texx 😂🤣 well good show

Jul 2nd
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jon inggs

Awesome insight into South African music!

May 28th
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