Listen: Kennedy Thal – “You Are the One” | Demo

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Kennedy Thal sings it to the world on latest demo.

If this is a trend that Kennedy Thal intends on keeping up throughout the summer, it’s about to be a season of good vibrations.

As was the case with the last demo, we have little to no information about the future of “You Are the One”. What we do know is that it features DRMTK and a more produced sound than its predecessor.

It’s desperate cry for love that is ironically sexy. It’s a song that’s five to radio-ready and proves the worth of a young artist ready to explode.

Get your summer started off to a smooth groove with, “You Are the One”.

NEW: DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg–Pluto (Remember You)

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DJ Clock and Beatenberg arouse nostalgia on new single.

 

If there’s one thing that seems to be on DJ Clock’s side it’s time, and what with him only being on The 4th Tick, it’s clear that we’re still in for many more hits to come.

“Pluto (Remember You)” serves as both the second single off of Clock’s The 4th Tick: A Clockumentary and the second single from breakout band Beatenberg. The infectious house number makes use of the writing talents of Beatenberg singer Matthew for tune that’s as catchy as it is catered for the summer party scene.

We suggest you get your dancing shoes on – it’s about to be a party!

Beatenberg are currently in studio recording their debut full length, The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg due for release early 2014. Feedbaq will be sure to bring you the latest on this and DJ Clock.

NEW: Eazy – “Dirty Mind” | Audio

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Get on the floor and dance – it’s Eazy!

A hot new dance track perfectly catered for summer partygoers is what Eazy has packaged in 4 uptempo minutes.

Eazy’s “Dirty Mind” fuses EDM, house and some very well placed kwaito accents for a sound all his own. Not only does it gel so effortlessly but it just sounds like it was always meant to be. Concerning the title: we rate it’s an indication of where the music might take you to once the groove gets in you – yes, it’s that infectious.

Be warned: playing this jam at the office might not be the wisest of decisions this early in the week. If your manager is going to sign those Christmas leave forms best you stay on your best behaviour.

Happy partying, party people!

FDBQ Exclusive Premiere: Moz Kidd – “U Know” | Audio

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Moz Kidd means business. If you didn’t know, now you know!

We first discovered the young rapper when he released the Blaze-assisted single, “Playing Games (Ladies.Is.Pimps.Too)”, early last month. From the looks of it, there are no games to be played here though – this young guy means business.

Moz Kidd debuts his next single, “U Know” today as a response to the critics – negative, positive, or otherwise – letting them know that age is but a number. At 16 years old, the flow you appreciated on his last single is taken the next level on this new cut. And how many artists can claim a quality music video that made its way onto to national television at his age?

It seems there’s no stopping this young guy and in case you weren’t so sure about that sentiment he makes sure you know on his new single.

Feedback Musiq got a first listen to the new Elvis Flybeatz-produced single, “U Know”, which is available for exclusive download here.

Stay with Feedbaq for all the latest on Moz Kidd.

NEW: Death by Misadventure Debut “Dumb Dumb” – EPK | Just Music Sessions

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Too much of anything is a bad thing.

Although we beg to differ. Something tells me you could never possibly have too much of DbyM.

Death by Misadventure is the brainchild (or lovechild, perhaps) of Tamara Dey, of Flash Republic fame, and boyfriend and frontman of Shadowclub, Isaac Klawansky. Together, they are the hottest South African export of alternative electronica out of the Just Music stable.

Taking a minute after there set at the Yamaha World of Music, they talk about their favourite songs off of their debut album, Dumb Dumb and the creative process behind it that took place primarily in their Johannesburg home. Theirs is a illuminatingly dark palette of music exploration. There’s a story in every beat, every synth; every hook, line and note. And it’s not the same old recycled material you hear on the radio. The complexities of relating to another to the state of our planet are among the frame of subject matter that feature on the eclectic new record.

Watch them perform some of their favourites off of as well talk their debut, Dumb Dumb below.

In case you missed their Just Music Session live at the Yamaha World of Music, catch a peek of the performances of the singles, “Faith” and “Beast” live.

Be sure to support good local music by purchasing Dumb Dumb now on iTunes and visit DbyM’s official website for all the latest.

PREMIERE: Cassper Nyovest ft. L-Tido – “I Can Say Whatever” | Audio

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Freedom of speech – Cassper can say whatever!

At a time when the country’s media fraternity (and all its fanatics) are at lockerheads with the government on matters of the Secrecy Bill, Cassper Nyovest releases a track where he says pretty much whatever he wants.

The self-liberation track takes its confidence from radical political figure and EFF leader, Julius Malema, who is the epitome of the right to freedom of speech. Hanging out with L-Tido on the track, the talk everything from their hustle to the cog works and closed door antics of the industry. They’re grown men – they can do whatever they want.

NEW: Tshedi Debuts New Album ‘Victory’ | Audio

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From afro-pop group to solo act – a new sound is emerging!

Allow me to cast your memory back to 2007 for a moment. Whether you admitted to being a fan or not, no one could or can deny that the sound of that year’s summer was an infectious house number called, “Destiny”. Soon, the entire country would fall in love with an afro-pop collective by the name of Malaika.

For a time when the afro-pop market was monopolised by pioneering stalwarts, Malaika proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned with – even midst the loss of group member – and the hits just kept on coming. Fast forward six years, and front woman, Tshedi, seeks to repeat history, only this time, as a solo act.

Her new solo album, Victory, showcases the multiplicity of musical skills the artist has. From afro-pop to house, the new album pays homage to her Malaika days, yet is a sound completely her own.

She recently dropped two singles off the album. “This Song” is a love song to music and sees an artist taking care to craft a beautiful work of art which the song in itself, no doubt, is. The house number, “Umsebenzi”, is a romantic tale about the fight for love against all odds, even the odds are just a concerned mother.

Check back soon for all things Tshedi and the new album, Victory.

PREMIERE: Zamajobe – ‘Endlebeni Yami’ | Audio

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Former MTV EMA nominee and SAMA winner, Zamajobe, just announced her third studio album titled Thula Mtwana to be released 21 October. We last heard from her when she released Ndoni Yamanzi in 2008 which received a lukewarm response from the industry and fans.

She is back now with a new single, “Endlebeni Yami”, where she sings about getting out of a dark time in her life and how she still has the capability to make great music and have a succesful career. It’s a self-affirming record that will no doubt resonate with her old fan base and create some new ones.

Listen to “Endlebeni Yami” below and be sure to check back to hear more from Zamajobe in the near future on FDBQ.

Listen: Cher – ‘Closer to the Truth’ | Album Preview

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Cher gives a pre-taste of what to expect on her new album.

We’ve already heard the singles “Woman’s World” and “I Hope You Find It” but just in case you needed a more comprehensive feel of the album, Cher has put you in luck.

The official album preview stream has been released and features bite-size previews to all 14 tracks on the deluxe edition of the new album, Closer to the Truth.

The album kicks off with the proclamatory anthem, “Women’s World” which sets the precedent for club bangers in the first third of the album. It’s just as well that the album should kick off with an re-establishment of the rules, because the tracks that follow see a temptress Cher in a game of cat and mouse with her love.

By the middle of the record, all bets are off and there seems to be hope for love with songs like, “Lovers Forever” and “Favorite Scars”. But ‘seems’, here, is precisely the operative word. Cher releases her love with “I Hope You Find It”, wishing him well on his journey to find whatever it is that was missing.

By the conclusion of the album, songs as controversial as “Lie to Me” emphasise the blissfulness of ignorance while Cher picks herself up and takes “Pride” in herself before concluding that she’ll be back citing, “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me”. A bold finish, bringing us full circle from the album’s bold, anthemic intro.

This is not, by any measure, a dying stallion’s last kick. This is a legendary pop icon reimagined in an era where everyone thought she was done for. The album will satisfy both die-hard fans and Cher first-timers with its ability to reconcile the beats that made her Queen of the Dancefloor with the new sound in pop that the new era of princesses are driving forward. And that’s as close to the truth as it gets.

Closer to the Truth is available now in the US and Canada, with an international release date set for 14 October.

PREMIERE: Lauryn Hill – “Consumerism” | Audio

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Ms Lauryn Hill busts out with a new single.

Lauryn Hill is expected to be released from prison today following her arrest on the grounds of tax evasion. Her team celebrated her release with the new single, “Consumerism”.

Noun: 1. a movement advocating the greater protection of the interests of consumers 2. the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial. The irony in the definitions couldn’t be more blatantly apparent if it tried. Hill’s concerns with the system the world is founded on is at the heart of the problem of these definitions and she reflects them in a poetic prose. The pace of her lyrics can’t help but make you reflect on your own insatiable materialistic desires. Why do we care? Hill throws her two cents into the debate below.