The 27-year-old soul musician started writing music in 2002 when she was still in high school. She moved to Pretoria in 2004 where she met Hakeem, a popular MC on the Pretoria circuit, who introduced her to the Pretoria hip-hop scene. While studying at Tshwane University of Technology, she quietly developed her skills and sound, which she describes as semi-jazzy soul blues. “I grew up listening to a lot of RnB records, although recently I’ve really just enjoyed the sounds of jazz, soul, blues, rap, gospel, but music is music so I can’t be limiting myself. Nombongo has opened up for Asanda Bam at her launch, at Cafe 52 in Pretoria. She was also honoured to get an invite to perform at Black Coffee’s record 60 hour set gig. She takes influence from the likes of Busi Mhlongo, Nina Simone, Sade and Thandiswa ect. She also worked with Outrageous Records in 2008 as a developing artist and says that her interactions at the latter have impacted positively on her music career. “Being at Outrageous Records has opened up channels that have allowed me to learn more about music.
Ternielle Nelson, a Durban-raised, Joburg-living singer and songwriter whose debut UNEARTHED is so startlingly good, its hard to believe that she’s not been a fixture on the music scene for a significant period of time. In fact, Nelson’s considerable talent was spotted early on by one of South Africa’s most astute music minds, Selaelo Selota, who first noticed the now 22-year-old during a year-end concert at the Central Johannesburg College and later urged her to enter the studio to record her debut. I think that the fact that I play guitar and write my own songs impressed Selaelo, Nelson confides. But Miss Nelson has since staged a number of collaborations with Culoe De Song, Dj Euphonik and is currently gigging with a live band. Her sound has evolved to include traditional, electro dance, Soul and Hip Hop elements to produce what can only be determined as the future of South African Music.
Producer, Singer, Songwriter and Performer. Description a fusion of jazz, hip hop, and dance music with a hint of Afro beats, an undertone of electronic dub; with aggressiveness in his delivery and soulfulness in his vocal projection.That is the sound of Mandie. When asked, he replies by saying: my experiences and those of others, or sometimes I’m just having a good time, most importantly though, I’m entertaining and just living.
Major League is a South African twin brother deejay band.(Bandile and Banele Mbere ) one brother is a deejay and the other is a percussionist.They focus on dance and urban music. They are the ultimate package, they looks, talent and marketability. Kids look up to them and the older guys wish to be them. In an industry where stars burn out before they even begin, Major League looks to keep growing and shine for a long time.
Lu-Fuki incorporates syncopated rhythmic, melodic and harmonic aspects to their music which float above a constant underlying funk groove feel. Their passion for music and on stage performance gives them both facets of visual and audible appeal.
Vegy Man is a Afro-funk project, popular genres mixed together to create a universal global sound. The music is originally South African and contains indigenous sounds. The music is mostly acoustic with an African feel.