Afrikaans Alternative Rock band, Die Heuwels Fantasties just announced the official launch party of their new 15 track album dubbed “2021” on May the 30th. They have very creatively used current circumstances to their advantage and will amplify the launch with an online streaming concert!
It’s not what we are used to, cause lets be honest a real gig, is the real deal, but as far as the stream in concerned, it is seriously stacked with appearances by Francois van Coke, Arno Carstens, Tarryn Lamb and Jack Parow.
“We’re very excited to launch an album with a full-on live, online show for the first time. We’ll be sending our album to you over the ether of the internet with VISUALS, LIGHTING, the full band and it will come to you 100% LIVE in the comfort of your home.” – pierre greeff
What’s amazing, is the fact that your ticket in fact includes “2021” as a full digital album. Die Heuwels Fantasties also released a Lyric video for the single “Naweek” off the album as teaser for this weekend.
New Music Friday took on a whole new persona. A day full of surprises and Jeremy Loops definitely added to the excitement. He released “Mortal Man” under his new licensing deal with Universal Music Group South Africa, as part of a unique global partnership with Decca Records in the United Kingdom and Polydor in Germany.
The new track was accompanied by a beautifully crafted lyric animation.
” What a journey here. From our little rough lakeside sketch of this song when it was just a work in progress to naming a whole tour after it months before it’s come out”
The release of Mortal Man was only part of the bomb Loops dropped on Friday. With it came the public announcement that Loops have secretly been working on 2 tracks with Ed Shereen, in his studio on his estate in Essex. It is reported that the two hit it off after one of Ed Shreen’s stadium shows in South Africa and the rest is history.
Mortal Man is available on all streaming platforms.
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What’s better than kicking off a Friday than a brand new Jack Parow album, we haven’t even finished paying the album and it sounds amazing! The new album ‘Afrika for Beginners’ features some super cool acts like Happy Boys, Dirt Nasty, HHP, Xander Ferreira, Koos Kombuis, Hunter Kennedy, Aewon Wolf and even Sketchy Bongo – let’s just hope he didn’t buy the beat somewhere online, talking about beats although it’s not mentioned on the album give a special listen to ‘Boepens Vark’ produced by Desert_Head. Continue reading NEW: Jack Parow – Afrika 4 Beginners
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I met Emma van Heyn a few years ago when she was still a drama student in Stellenbosch and since day one I knew she’d be doing some big things with her brand, but I always wondered if South Africa had a big enough of an audience for this niche sound of hers.
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