Reform Soundsystem returns

The gang is back for another smashing soul/disco/townshipswingjazz/hiphip and oddities spin on Saturday 4 November at Kitcheners in Braamfontein. R50 gets you in. From 7pm. Facebook event HERE This is some of what… Continue reading

The Junction

The Junction, originally on the corner of Bree and Claim Street, was owned by Shayne Leith who previously owned Decodance in Market Street (which eventually became Le Club). It opened in 1988 and… Continue reading

Running from the sun

A tristful winter playlist for those bleak days when the lingering cold bites. It’s almost over. Grit. Clench. Friction. Features Sharon Van Etten, Grace Jones, Velvet Underground, Keaton Henson, Bat for Lashes, Yazoo,… Continue reading

Reform Soundsystem is back

It’s been a year since our last Reform party and how things have turned upside down in that time. No matter. On 22 April at Kitcheners in Braamfontein, we get down to the… Continue reading

Scants Laserdrome

Scants opened on the 19th August 1983 at 180 Fox Street. The owners, Stan Herson and Bruce Kennedy would later go on to open Heaven, but this was the pair’s first foray into… Continue reading

Johannesburg in 1961 on JHBLive

JHBLive has featured a piece I did on Johannesburg from a movie shot in 1961. The film, all about a bumbling ‘ducktail’ gang, was really hard to watch. Trying to identify the locations… Continue reading

Music of 2016

These were the albums that lived with me this year in no particular order: PJ Harvey – Community of hope Trentmoller – Fixion Make-Overs – Try me Savages – Adore life Minor Victories… Continue reading

I got sunburnt waiting for the jets to land

Have a listen to my new mix up on http://www.mixcloud.com or listen via the player below:   The title came from the Sparklehorse’s ‘Piano fire’ featuring PJ Harvey. The rest came together over… Continue reading

Blame it on the boogie (REFORM Vinyl set)

On Saturday 16 January 2015, Charles and I are playing a special 2-hour REFORM vinyl only set in support of DJ Jun from Japan. He plays exclusively on 7″. Also guesting are Plaat… Continue reading

Top albums and songs of 2015

Another year, another whack of newly discovered tunes and new music from old favourites. As usual, this is not a definitive list but just what I really liked out of the few hundred… Continue reading