New Music: MusicLI

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I recently stumbled upon MusicLI after being introduced to his upcoming event, City of Sin and knew I was onto someone special.

Christo Patricios has been making a name for himself in the industry, merging his love for music and social change into a force that is set to continue to take South Africa by storm.

His work with Lucy Tops on ‘We Are The Law’ is as current, engaging and fantastic as it was when it first aired last year, and the issues addressed are no less relevant.

I can’t wait to see him perform soon. Keep an eye out for Patricios, he is set for great things!

Listen To This: Stole The Show

Photo Credit - Parson James Facebook

Photo Credit – Parson James Facebook


My absolute favourite find of last year was Kygo, with his utterly enchanting remixes of the likes of Marvin Gaye, Matt Corby, Passenger, James Blake and many more. He captured the world’s attention and is arguably the biggest force in the tropical house rise of the last year.

His first, official release was ‘Firestone’ was released by Ultra music, amidst much fanfare. Now he is back, and with what I think is his strongest offering yet. His new single, ‘Stole The Show’ features Parson James and it is easy listening at it’s best. It is the perfect mix of Kygo’s tropical style and James soulful pop sound.

I have a feeling it’s going to be everywhere and soon at that. Expect to hear much more of Parson James too!

Where To Go: Paolo Nutini

Photo Credit - Zimbio

Photo Credit – Zimbio

I must admit, when I heard that the Ben Howard shows, scheduled for Kirstenbosh were moved to July, I was devastated. That was until I heard that Paolo Nutini would be replacing him and then performing in Johannesburg at Sowing The Seeds.

I have long since been a fan of the Scottish singer-songwriter and having the opportunity to watch him play at Kirstenbosch is going to be such a treat. Nutini, the Brit Award nominee, made waves with his debut album, ‘These Streets’, and its follow-up, ‘Sunny Side Up’. His new album, ‘Caustic Love’, is more mature, soulful and funkier than his previous releases.

The change in shows also means that one of my favourite British acts, Ben Howard, will now be at the even more intimate and magical venue, that is Grand West. That, in my books, is a win win situation for everyone. I have been wanting to see him for the last three years and to finally have him perform in South Africa is absolutely incredible.

What are you waiting for? You can buy your tickets for Nutini’s show here. Get going!

ps For those who need to swap tickets or make changes based on the switch, Ben Howard’s Cape Town shows have moved to the 22 and 23 July and you can change your tickets for the relevant dates. This is done on a first come first served basis, so get there quickly if you haven’t!

All those who have tickets for Sowing The Seeds? You don’t have to worry about any of the changes!

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