HOME BREW Vol.1 - Various

On this first chapter in one of South Africa’s biggest radio stations’ local compilations you get 36 songs on a double disc, covering a (not too wide) range of S.A. songs - ones that appeal to the affiliated 94.7 Highveld Stereo and 94.5 Kfm listeners. Thus, mainly adult contemporary and pop (with a touch of R&B and rock also thrown in). You get the likes of Loyiso, Mean Mr Mustard, Flash Republic, Prime Circle, Jacques (feat. Akon), as well as Lonehill Estate, Harris Tweed, Iridium Project, Holly & The Woods, Changing Faces, Danny K (feat. HHP & In-Cha), and Watershed. Then there’s Cutting Jade, Jamali, Zebra And Giraffe, Fevertree, Lindsay McGuire, and local-boys-made-good-in-the-states, Seether. Flat Stanley also got a foot in the European door as did The Parlotones and Arno Carstens. Another band spending time abroad is the now renamed Stealing Love Jones. You also get Jessika, Hip Hop Pantsula, Walt, Denim, Melanie Lowe, Louise Carver, Kurt Darren, Tasha Baxter, Albert de Wet, Thabo Mdluli, Karen Zoid, and of course, Just Jinger. Quite a range, but not quite wide enough to express the entire South African spectrum.

4 / B
- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
- A - B - C

For a more alternative take on South African music you're not likely to find onthe abovementioned radio stations, check out the Kopskoot! compilation:

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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