Christopher McMichael / music / 2 months ago

KOKOKO! – Surviving the Future


The Kinshasa based collective KOKOKO! have been gaining international exposure, with even Tim...

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Francois Knoetze – Escaping the Frontier

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The immersive technology of virtual reality has world shaking implications. Something as small as a VR headset can destabilize the core cate...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 3 months ago

“Death has reared himself a throne”- Chino Amobi’s PARADISO

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Capitalist modernity needs hells for the many to build heavens for the few. The great palaces and mansions of Europe and America were built ...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 4 months ago

FARAI- Warrior Sounds

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The post-punk of the late '70's and early 80's fused dystopian politics with danceable music. Artists like Talking Heads, Wire, Joy Division...

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Shongwe-La Mer- Daydream/Purgatory

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Over the years, Joburg has acquired a formidably dangerous cinematic image. Local crime films like Tsotsi, Jerusalema and i...

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Simunye Summit 2010- The Futuristic Past


Bogosi Sekhukhuni is an artist whose previous work has explored...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 7 months ago

Jakinda – Storming Heaven


The first time I opened the Soundcloud link to Jakinda’s  Afrika 3000,  I felt a powerfu...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 8 months ago

2016 – The Year in Dread


The dominant theme in the innumerable ‘best of 2016’ lists is disappointment, failure and despair. A year categorised by the rise of the Far...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 8 months ago

At The Drive-In: Back for The Chaos


I feel an intensely personal connection with the mighty Texan punk band At The Drive- In. Let...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 9 months ago

Bateleur- First And Final


The Bateleur eagle is a ubiquitous traveler above African skies. Its name is French for street performer, referring to how its wings bob and...

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Christopher McMichael / music / 9 months ago

The Weeknd- Depravity Market


The career trajectory of The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye is almost unbelievable. Just five years ago he was a fairly mysterious Canadian singer ...

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Angel Ho- Energy Without Restraint


In the comic book series The Wicked + The Divine (written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie) ancient gods return to Ear...

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