Ntandazo Vuyile Mtshengu, stage name CranX was born in a small town called Kokstad in Kwazulu-Natal South Africa in 1995, but his parents moved to Matatiele in the Eastern Cape in 1997.
He is a dance music producer, vocalist, pianist and Dj. He currently studies sound engineering at Emendy College. He was only 3 years old when he started playing the piano. His father taught him a basic melody of the South African National Anthem and he caught on quite quickly and in just a few months, he could follow the melody of almost any song that he heard.
He started his primary school life at St Monica’s in Matatiele. In 2006 he went to King Edward High School, where his music passion grew stronger and he started producing and writing his own songs since, which were mostly Hip Hop and RnB at the time. In 2010 he went to Durban High School and while he was there, he got involved in quite a few concerts and productions. He heard Electro Music for the first time in 2013, when a friend of his played him a song called Language by Porter Robinson. Since then he fell in love with the genre and he’s been producing Electro House mixed with a South African House feel to it.
Josh Moreira is a remarkable Joburg-based 15-year-old singer/songwriter and releases his debut single ‘Falling Apart’ to radio this week. The single is also available now across all digital platforms – www.smarturl.it/JoshFallingApart.
Josh knew from a very young age that he was driven to be in the music scene. He received his first guitar at the age of 4, started lessons at the age of 6 and wrote his first song ‘Lovesick’ at the age of 8. Over the past 7 years he has built an impressive collection of original songs and is proud to release ‘Falling Apart’ as his first single.
‘Falling Apart’ was co-written and recorded with Tjaart Van Der Walt, a multi-instrumentalist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Mixing Engineer. Van Der Walt has produced artists such as Daniel Baron, Grace De La Hunt, Tiffany Tate, Timothy Bowles, Go The Rodeo, Tussen Sterre, Cortina, BornFree, Daniel Lurie and worked with Louise Carver and Timothy Moloi to name a few.
Josh absolutely loved working with Tjaart and is excited for the release of the single, saying "Tjaart is such an incredible producer to work with, he really understands the way an artist wants their music to sound. He allows for such a dynamic and diverse track to materialize. "
A multi-instrumentalist himself, Josh can play the piano, bass guitar and ukulele, and has shared the stage with some of SA’s greatest such as The Graeme Watkins Project, Daniel Baron, Richard Stirton, Ard Matthews, PJ Powers, Tima Reece and Loyiso Bala. Joshua played the character of ‘Control’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Starlight Express’ which ran for almost 6 weeks at the Joburg theatre and the role afforded him the front cover of the TONIGHT section in The Star. Josh was part of the children’s chorus of Daniel Baron’s hit single ‘Children of the Sun’ and was also part of the chorus for PJ Powers when she performed at the charity MES dinner. Added to his repertoire, Josh had a solo performance in the JYO ‘Night of the Stars’ and was backing vocals to Richard Stirton when he performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Subsequent to this, Richard asked the same group to be his backing vocals on the episode of ‘The Voice’ when he was invited back to perform in the season that Craig Lucas won.
‘Falling Apart’ is just the first step in an incredible solo music career that awaits young Josh Moreira. Keep an eye on this young man, cause he’s just getting started and what a start it is.
Multi-instrumental Blue-Billy-Folk-Pop band, Georgetown, have released their debut album ‘The Dog Show’ digitally. The Pretoria band also release the album title single ‘The Dog Show’ to radio and the full album can be streamed and downloaded here – http://smarturl.it/georgetownthedogshow
‘The Dog Show’ is the debut full length release from Georgetown and is a welcoming gift following 2016’s six track EP ‘Banana Jack’. ‘The Dog Show’ is a rollercoaster ride from opener ‘Shake Rattle’ right through to closer ‘The One’. Upbeat tracks such as ‘You Never Know’, ‘Slow Down Boy’ and ‘Downtown’ are accompanied by ballads such as ‘The Captain’, ‘Hey Man’ and ‘The One’ – together all 10 tracks celebrate an incredible debut from Georgetown.
Georgetown is a multi-instrumental Blue-Billy-Folk-Pop band from Pretoria. Formed in January 2014, the band mainly consist of 4 permanent members Michael de Villiers, Renaldo van Dyk, Rynier Prins and Tiaan Erasmus. Georgetown are joined by various musicians and perform as a 4 to 7 piece band.
They use a variety of musical instruments during their performance including acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, upright bass, mandolin, harmonica, clarinet, saxophone, a washboard and a 1935 suitcase, promising a unique and creative sound to contemporary and original southern style music.
In 2016 they released a six track EP called Banana Jack which was listened and loved by around 12 people.
In 2018 their long awaited first full-length album, The Dog Show will be released and promises to raise the bar to at least 13.
Siviwe Camagu Nkanyuza (born August 31, 1993), known professionally as Kimosabe is a South African self-taught singer, songwriter, music producer and musician.
Born in Umtata in the Eastern Cape, Kimosabe was raised in the small town of Mount Ayliff and began his schooling in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.
Kimosabe began making music at the age of 13 after being introduced to FL Studio by a friend. He taught himself how to use the program in just 2 hours. During his high school years, Siviwe would release numerous hip-hop mix tapes and EP’s under pseudonym ‘Sixfo’ up until he matriculated and moved to Johannesburg to further his studies and pursue a full on music career.
Kimosabe continued to produce music for established and unknown artist whilst still studying, until he was forced to drop out in 2016, citing financial issues. That same year, he had produced music for major local acts such as Cassper Nyovest, DJ Dimplez, Lloyd Cele and many others.
He also featured on DJ Clock’s hit single ‘Wolves’ which was one of the biggest songs of the year at the time, additionally he also featured on DJ Dimplez single ‘Bet It All’ alongside rapper Maggz; DJ Radix’s ’25 To Life’ alongside JR; DJ Shimza’s ‘Uprising’ single and the chart topping Royal K single ‘Vices’, amongst many others. By the end of the year, Kimosabe had become one of the most ubiquitous voices on radio.
In 2017, Kimosabe released his critically-acclaimed EP ‘Nights’ which spawned 3 top 5 singles on YFM R&B Hot99 charts. Shortly after the release of ‘Nights’, kimosabe joined the South African independent record company, David Gresham Records and released his debut single ‘More Than You’.
-Performed at ULTRA Fest in 2016.
-Nominated for SAMA Song of the Year for ‘Wolves’ with DJ Clock. -Featured on string of chart-topping singles, including: Vices and Otherside.
-Produced for artists such as Cassper Nyovest, iFani, Lloyd Cele and DJ Dimplz.
Jeremy Loops arrived on South Africa’s music scene with an unexpected commercial force, debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 2014 with his debut albumTrading Change, topping radio charts, and quickly developed a cult following in his homeland. The album would go gold in South Africa, be crownedAlbum of the Year by iTunes SA, and win multiple awards including the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Pop & Alternative in 2015. An environmentalist and avid traveller, Loops’ natural urge to explore unknown physical spaces extended to his music too, and soon he prioritised touring Europe and North America to test how universal his music really is.
A cult live following replicating that in South Africa quickly emerged in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, with Trading Change charting in each nation. A support tour opening for Twenty One Pilots on their Blurry Face Tour came in quick succession, as did a sold out 30,000 ticket European headline tour of his own.
With Trading Change being well-received, it was the live shows that won international audiences over. Relentless touring from early 2014 to the end of 2016 laid the foundation for the next level. Down South, the lead single from Trading Change, had Jeremy charting in the Benelux region and in Germany, with huge radio support in both countries, and over 20 million streams.
In early 2017 Loops entered studio with Jake Gosling (James Bay, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes) and later that year with Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lilly Allen, Bastille) to record his follow up album. Waves, the first single from the currently untitled project, is a woozy summer song, with Loops’ signature guitar licks, vocal turns, and ear for melody over world class contemporary production.
In Critical As Water, his new album led by the woozy summer anthem ‘Waves’, he looks to translate this cult following in Europe and Africa into a global movement.
The album will be available worldwide on the 16th of March, but is now available for pre order on http://smarturl.it/JeremyLoopsCriticalW