Interview: Oh Roxy

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Photo Credit – Unknown

I spoke to newcomer Oh Roxy on her influences, plans for the future and what she would like to achieve in the music industry.

Why did you pick the name Oh Roxy?

In school, I got in trouble often. I’d always give my teachers hell, and most of their comments ended with a big sigh and Oh Roxy following right after. Also, it gives me something to shout on stage, haha!

How would you describe your sound? 

I would describe Oh Roxy’s sound as alternative. Just think of a very local vibe with a whole bunch of strangeness thrown into it! Best kinda tune!

Who are your musical influences?

My musical influences are Hozier, Matt Corby, Aurora and lastly, Amy Winehouse – she is my hero!

What would you like to achieve in the music industry?

I would love to become big enough to play shows like Kirstenbosch, Music at the lake, OppiKoppi etc! That would be my absolute ultimate.

Last but not least, what are you currently working on and do have you any projects you are excited about?

I’m currently working on an EP which should be out soon! It’s fun and exciting and something completely different and unique.

Roxy recently released her debut single ‘This Is Me’ and you can get it here.

Listen To This: Let You Know

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Photo Credit: Uknown

If you have turned on your radio anytime during the past few months there is a one hundred percent chance that you would have heard the latest release from Sketchy Bongo and Shekhinah.

The duo first teamed up for hit ‘Back To The Beach’ and they recently released ‘Let You Know’. It features smooth, scintillating and haunting vocals from Shekhinah, with Sketchy Bongo on production.

The production is flawless and is arguably one of the most exciting releases I have heard in years.

Keep an eye out for these two, and the Wolfpack, I have a feeling their sound is going to go international!

New Music: Slow Jack

Photo Credit: Driaan Claasen

Photo Credit: Driaan Claasen

I recently discovered local band Slow Jack and immediately knew they were something special.

They perfectly blend pop and rock to create a sound that is funky, fun and uplifting. Every song at their launch was a cleverly crafted and well honed piece, perfect for radio and stage.

The 5 piece band, made up of Hannes Muller, Jayme van Tonder, Jeandré Hector Schultz, André Skywalker and Adrian Fowler, have burst onto the scene and, mark my words, set to shake things up and are going to be one of the biggest bands out of South Africa.

Their debut single ‘Love To Dream’, is out now and the rest of Slow Jack’s releases are set to be even more exciting. Keep an eye out!

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