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Crosby's uses his positive energy combined with his original and fresh voice to perform his reggae sound at the hottest SA clubs, as well as Europe.
BLK JKS Soundsystem
Hailing from Johannesburg, BLK JKS Soundsystem was one of the first groups to set the genre-bending trend for music in South Africa
Symatics enjoys a broad scope of genres, ranging from Hip Hop beats, to funk and beyond.
Producer and DJ Micr.Pluto creates experimental "hiphoptronica" with a beautifully melodic twist. See him perform at Design Indaba Music 2014.
Melo B Jones ft. JAB A JAW
Songstress, Melo B Jones and DJ JAB A JAW will create a soulful collaboration never-before experienced live at Design Indaba Music 2014.
Nonku Phiri is a graphic designer, singer and songwriter based in Cape Town.
Mr Moeh 24
With a deep appreciation for beats Mpumelelo Macu, aka Mr Moeh 24, has a passion for jazzy vocals that can change the way people feel about music.
TehSynes – a blend of soulful, atmospheric, jazzy and futuristic sounds that range from chilled-out-and-smooth to jungle-frenzied beats and bass.
Multi-genre DJ Wandile Mnguni, aka Mr Apple Sawc, will perform during Design Indaba Music 2014.
Luis Trujillo aka Albert Axe uses music as a means of expression and will be performing during Design Indaba Music 2014.
With his eerie, mysterious beats and vocals, Neo Mahlasela is winning over the South African music scene.
Cape Town-based beat-genius Desert Head will be performing during Design Indaba Music 2014.
Card on Spokes
Shane Lee Cooper, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in Cape Town, writes and performs electronic dance music under the name Card on Spokes.
BIG FKN GUN
Johannesburg-based artists BIG FKN GUN regard themselves as the answer to the commercial hip hop scene
Richard Rumney, aka Maramza, is a producer of unfiltered global future bass music, straight out of South Africa
At 22 years of age, Muzi is producing music made to get a crowd moving through his upbeat vibe and infectious nerve.
Luca Stefano, aka Damascvs, creates music that exudes a feeling of spiritual undertaking, encouraging both dance and meditation.
glowLDB is a multidisciplinary project that incorporates a variety of influences to create music with forward-thinking aesthetics.
Part solo, part collaborative, Fever Trails combines Ableton Live, synthesizers, guitars, drums, piano and bass to create a signature complex, layered sound.
The Fridge, a three-piece neo-jazz band, infuse jazz, African folk and soul sounds to produce what they describe as 'urban scape'.
DJ Papercutt is a mixtape DJ, producer, creative director, entrepreneur and an advocate for African knowledge and truth.
Okmalumkoolkat, a vocalist, dancer, clothing designer, DJ and tastemaker connects underground culture and its emergence to the mainstream.
Moonchild is a Johannesburg-based electronic vocalist and fashion designer who aims to maintain a lengthy stay as a woman of substance in the industry
Momentss is a Cape Town–based group of four musicians re-imagining live hip hop and its possibilities.
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