Bubblegum Club: Podcasting in South Africa and generating income in the industry

It’s safe to say that in 2020 podcasts have officially solidified their place in the mainstream. At this point, there are almost as many podcasts as there are jokes about … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: Podcasting in South Africa and generating income in the industry”

Bubblegum Club: ASAP Shembe pays homage to the past while reimagining future sounds

“While Amarekere is ASAP Shembe’s debut album, he’s already earned a name and loyal following from himself with his Inkinga EP and by picking interesting songs to feature on. Pretty much everything about … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: ASAP Shembe pays homage to the past while reimagining future sounds”

Bubblegum Club: Sam Turpin and Katya Abedian slay personal demons with ‘Sahara Flow’

““Courage is very important!”  This nugget of wisdom was buried at the end of Sam Turpin’s answer to a question about the incredible short film/music video that he and Katya Abedian created together … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: Sam Turpin and Katya Abedian slay personal demons with ‘Sahara Flow’”

Bubblegum Club: dumama and kechou’s buffering juju album — an exploration of freedom

“This year has been quite something already and no,  I’m not talking about all the disasters that you can read about in the newspaper or on your social feeds. I’m … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: dumama and kechou’s buffering juju album — an exploration of freedom”

Bubblegum Club: Darkie Fiction’s ‘Endaweni’ could be the comfort blanket we all need right now.

“Darkie Fiction sound like they were destined to make music together. They’re one of those acts where everything just seamlessly clicks and you can tell that there exists between the duo, a … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: Darkie Fiction’s ‘Endaweni’ could be the comfort blanket we all need right now.”

Bubblegum Club: outer south: a record label for the future re-writing the script

“Starting a record label is an ambitious task, to say the least. Even more so in 2020 when independent artists have direct access to their fans and when major labels … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: outer south: a record label for the future re-writing the script”

Bubblegum Club: “Tales of the Lost Cities” is Spoek Mathambo’s Most Important Album

“We live in strange times.Truly.Besides all the other shit, we have charlatans calling themselves “influencers” when they wouldn’t know influence if it was Jedi-mind-tricked into them. Back in the day, … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: “Tales of the Lost Cities” is Spoek Mathambo’s Most Important Album”

Bubblegum Club: “Reverse: Universe”, the New Discordant and Creative Sounds of Mouse

“Over the last few years, Durban has become an incubator for some of the best garage bands in the country. Black Math was one of the first bands to lead … Continue reading “Bubblegum Club: “Reverse: Universe”, the New Discordant and Creative Sounds of Mouse”