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Carol Thorns

Red City

A new single off the album, Fireflies In The Rain, the debut solo album from one of South Africa’s leading electric cellists who is best known for her work with the Cape Town group CODA as well as with the groups Electro-Muse and Sterling Electric Quartet.


Prolurv Charm

Once Upon A Dream

This hot new track is for all those who love deep house music and showcases the endless tricks and skills of Prolurv Charm’s house music production.


Piet Botha

Die Heks Is Dood

One of the eleven new tracks specially recorded by this veteran SA artist inspired by his appearance in the recent spooky KykNET TV series Wie Lê Waar? off the album Spookpsalms.


Terry Dean

Blues With A Capital C

Terry Dean writes and plays his own brand of blues, rock and folk music on his latest album Blues with a Capital C , which was recorded live at a local festival and features guest musicians Dave Smith on keyboard, Davie Namonde on bass and Thapelo Monareng on drums.


Holly & The Woods


The brand new single from this dynamic rock band from Johannesburg.


Elzahn Rinquest


The production of her debut solo album Secret Surprise saw Elzahn collaborating talents with acclaimed South African musicians such as Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Jesse Jordon, Louis Esterhuizen, Ramon Alexander and award winning mixing engineer David Langemann.


Cape Town Sessions

Boom Straat

A song from the compilation Jazzing and Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions an eclectic trip through the traditional and modern landscape of Cape Jazz with the city’s finest musicians.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Luna Paige

Green Eyes

On her album, Wonderful Life , this Cape-based songstress sings about the light and dark side of life, the undeniable relationship between these two opposites, and how we cannot exist without either of them.


Laurie Levine

Beautiful Loser

A track from the highly rated Johannesburg Nu-Folk’ singer-songwriter off her third album Six Winters released through Rhythm Records.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop



Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.


Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop


Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

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Top Downloads at Rhythm Music Store

Ray Dylan - Ek Wens Jy's Myne
Monique - Ek Val Vir Jou
Jakkie Louw - Gemaak in SA
Heinz Winckler - Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo
Gazelle - Chic Afrique
Die Campbells - Komaan Kom Dans
Romanz - Ek Sal Getuig
Die Tuindwergies - Die Tuindwergies
Juanita du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers2 (2/2)
Nicholis Louw - Energie
Elizma Theron - Gee My Meer
Zebra & Giraffe - The Inside
Kurt Darren - Uit Die Diepte Van My Hart
Albert De Wet - Die Vensters Na My Siel
Oorlog Frankenstein - Oorlog Frankenstein
Wrestlerish - The Rude Mechanical
Straatligkinders - Kan Ek Met Jou Dans
Fredi Nest - Dronkverliefverslaafaanjou
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes - Heuningland
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Die Heuwels Fantasties met Laudo Liebenberg - Hyg Duiwel
Manie Jackson - MJ
Various Artists - South African Indie Volume One
Die Jakkie Louw Band - Alles In Een Glas
Bok Van Blerk - De La Rey
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels - Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
Wasserfall - Asem In
David Kramer - Klassic Kramer
Rodriguez - Cold Fact (2008 US re-issue)
aKING - Against All Odds
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Press Release: Fokofpolisiekar competition winners announced (via Rhythm Records)

Press Release: Fokofpolisiekar competition winners announced PRESS RELEASE June 2010 FOKOFPOLISIEKAR COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED Wake To Wonder, The Runs & Baarmoedergevoel to open for Fokofpolisiekar at Assembly, Cape Town on 3 July 2010 PLUS First screening of new Fokofpolisiekar music video TUSSEN DIE KRAKE at Assembly, Cape Town on 3 July 2010 Cult SA band Fokofpolisiekar has extended an open invitation to any local band to be considered to open for them at their 3 July gig at Assembly, Cape Town … Read More

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Announcement: The Invaders receive 2009 Rapport Vonk Music Award

The Invaders
The Invaders

The Invaders, a band who has not existed for almost 40 years received the 2009 Fritz Klaaste Music Award at the Vonk Music Awards held at Carnival City on 26 October 2009. Sean Burke, son of the late Johnny Burke, the leader of The Invaders collected the award and said: “If my father was alive today, this would be one of his greatest and proudest moments. As a musician in my own right, it really is an honour for me to receive this acknowledgement of the contribution my father made to the lives of many people through the music of The Invaders.”

The essence of The Invaders’ music was perhaps best formulated by Johnny Burke in an interview 40 years ago: “We are really bringing happiness to our friends. We make people forget their cares and worries. To most of our people life is a burden. When they come into the hall they are wrapped up in our music and forget all about debts and where tomorrow’s food is coming from. They can let out all their pent-up feelings and, for an hour or two, just forget about life. It’s a release for them. There can be nothing more thrilling than to have people screaming at your feet. This is a form of appreciation of our music. This, in fact, is our reward and payment” –Sleeve notes from ‘The Heart & Soul Of The Invaders‘ CD, released March 2008]

There has been a revival in the music of The Invaders since the launch of The Heart and Soul of The Invaders, double album in 2008. The music of The Invaders is still heard on the airwaves in South Africa and the musical Wa’ was Djy? will be re-connecting audiences in Cape Town from 1 December 2009.

Sean Burke and Marvin Moses with the AwardSean Burke and Marvin Moses with the Award
Sean Burke saying a few words of acceptance
Sean Burke saying a few words of acceptance

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Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch 2009/2010

Date Performers Rate
19 November Chris de Burgh (R396)*
22 November Johnny Clegg 3
29 November Claire Philips & Neo Muyanga 1
6 December Jesse Clegg 2
13 December The Jonny Cooper Orchestra 2
17, 18, 19, 20 Dec Carols by Candlelight**
27 December Ashtray Electric & Pretty Blue Guns 2
31 December New Year’s Eve: Flat Stanley, Loyiso, Loading Zone, Chad Saaiman (R220)***
3 January A Fist Full of Diamonds

with Josie Field, Farryl Purkiss and Dan Patlansky

10 January Freshlyground 3
17 January Zebra & Giraffe 3
24 January Fokofpolisiekar 2
31 January Lira & friends: HHP and RJ Benjamin 1
7 February aKING 2
14 February Jamali & friends: Jody, Sasha-Lee and Soulstone 1
21 February Just Jinjer 3
28 February Prime Circle 3
7 March Goldfish 3
9 March Cliff Richard &The Shadows (R426)*
14 March The Dirty Skirts 2
21 March The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra 2
28 March Watershed 3
4 April Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Encounter: Gang of Instrumentals, Tidal Waves and Tumi Molekane 1

Please note that concerts highlighted in red do not form part of the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concert series.

Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts Ticket Prices

Rate 1 Rate 2 Rate 3
Adults R65 R75 R95
Scholars (6-17 yrs) R40 R50 R70
Bot Soc members R55 R65 R85

Ticket Sales

Tickets are now available on

Tickets to the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts will also be on sale from the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office from the Tuesday before each concert (from 8am).

*International Concerts: Tickets are available from the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office (telephonic bookings: +27 (0)21 761 2866)

**Carols by Candlelight: The entrance fee on 17 December is R40 for adults and R20 for children. On 18/19/20 December: R50 for adults and R30 for children. Tickets will only be sold at Pick ‘n Pay stores in the Western Cape.

***New Year’s Eve concert: Tickets are available from the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office (telephonic bookings: +27 (0)21 761 2866) and soon from

For more information on any of these concerts, please contact the Kirstenbosch Information Desk on +27 (0)21 799 8783 or kirstenboschinfo

Kind regards

Sarah Struys

Events Manager

South African National Biodiversity Institute (Kirstenbosch)

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Top Ten Tunes: 2008 [from]

Top 10 Songs of 2008

Rank Song Title Artist
1 I Kissed A Girl

Katy Perry

2 Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
3 Low Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
4 Viva La Vida Coldplay
5 Disturbia Rihanna
6 Hot N Cold Katy Perry
7 4 Minutes Madonna & Justin
8 So What P!nk
9 Apologize Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic
10 Womanizer Britney Spears

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Recent releases from Rhythm Records

Recent  releases from the Rhythm Records label.