After a grueling tour schedule including festival appearances alongside Iron Maiden, Garbage, Slayer and Iggy Pop, Prime Circle is set to showcase their Deluxe Edition of Let the Night In. Gauteng fans will be rocked with two picnic style concerts at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens on 13 August and the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens on 14 August 2016.unnamed

SANBI and Hilltop Live in association with TUKS FM Presents: Prime Circle – To the Roots. A two stop Botanical Gardens tour showing the band have not forgotten where they came from. These two shows are set to welcome back Prime Circle to South Africa and ushers in the outdoor shows that come with the changing of the Seasons. Multi award-winning band, Prime Circle continuously proves that after 15 years in the game, they are as relevant in the world of rock, as they have ever been.

The release of the 18-track Let the Night In – Deluxe Edition sees a further progression of the band’s ever-evolving rock sound, which has ventured into bold new places since Prime Circle was formed 15 years ago.

Prime Circle toured Europe during May and June, playing at the Rock im Revier festival in Dortmund and at Rockavaria festival in Munich, Germany whereafter they went on to play Rock in Vienna in Austria to rave reviews. Aside from appearing on the bill at these massive alternative rock/metal festivals, the band also performed in Hannover, Dresden, Leipzig, Flensburg, Hamburg, Freiburg, Saarbrücken and Mannheim during this period.

Upon their return to South Africa, Prime Circle are set to play at OppiKoppi 22: For the lovely young taken to THE UNSEA. These will be their first performances back on home soil/dust. The “Back to the Roots” Botanical gardens shows will then be their first family friendly shows.

Show details:

13 August 2016
Prime Circle and more
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Tickets R120 per person online at or R150 at the gate
14 August 2016
Prime Circle and more
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Tickets R150 per person online at or R170 at the gate

Tickets for the concert are available at. Children under 12 can enter for free. Gates will open at 11h00 and the concert will end at approximately 17h00. Everyone is welcome to bring picnic baskets (no glass or alcohol) and blankets.  An on-site restaurant and tea garden are available; both serve alcoholic beverages.


Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Video Exclusive


Today, Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers release the music video for their current single “Dark Necessities” from their upcoming new album The Getaway, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records tomorrow, June 17th. The video was directed by Olivia Wilde and will be available to watch today exclusively on the band’s Facebook page beginning at 10:00 AM PST following a Facebook Live Q&A with frontman Anthony Kiedis at 9:30 AM PST.


The new music video features notable female long boarders Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.


The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. “Dark Necessities”, “The Getaway”, and “We Turn Red” are available as instant downloads to those who pre-order the album at


Earlier this week, the band joined James Corden for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on The Late Late Show. The clip was viewed online over six million times in 24 hours. Watch the clip HERE.


Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will continue to perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 30th. For a complete list of upcoming dates, click HERE.


“A band reborn? Possibly. Refined? Definitely. The brilliance of ‘The Getaway’ is in its subtleties, which define their most intimate and expressive album to date, and suggest that, after 32 years, the Chilis can still keep us guessing.” – Clash Music
“A tightly woven affair, never messy or maudlin or self-indulgent; a dreamboat of many colors, a marble rye of genres” – Classic Rock


Rap duo B3nchMarq have finally released their third official single titled “All on Me”


Rap duo B3nchMarq have finally released their third official single titled “All on Me” produced by Tweezy courtesy of The A team.

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“All on Me” follows the release of their hits “Get Lit” ft. Tweezy and most recently “Bonang” which is currently sitting at number 4 on UkhoziFm. The song describes a different lifestyle that B3nchMarQ has been presented to, from making good music, to touring the country, and signing to Ambitiouz Entertainment and the recognition countrywide.

The South African hip hop duo, “B3nchMarQ” is the first official hip hop group in South Africa made up of 2 lyricists Tkay [T.K Mathiba] and P.Jay [P.J.SMataboge]. Formed in 2008, the rappers shared one common vision – to create great music that inspires.

You can download “All on Me” right here:



Multi-Platinum South African electro-hop duo, Locnville

set to release their 3rd studio album and their first for Warner Music

‘Taste The Weekend’ due for release 17th June 2016

Heralded by new single ‘Cold Shoulder’


Johannesburg, 14th June 2016:  Twin brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin (Locnville) are making more musical memories, this time on a global scale with their latest body of work, ‘Taste The Weekend’ to be released through Warner Music South Africa this coming Friday.

Inspired by the sounds of future dancehall and indeed the deep house scene of South Africa, Locnville, alongside such passionate SA talent as Hendrik Joerges and Sketchy Bongo, and proven International hit-makers Esjay Jones (Selena Gomez) & Trey Vittetoe (Miley Cyrus & Selena Gomez) and Narinder Singh (Timbaland), have produced an honest, bold coming of age statement – a cinematic, edgy and mostly upbeat affair with hook-filled new material which will drag fans, new and old, on the next leg of their journey which started in 2009 with ‘Sun In My Pocket’.

Of ‘Taste The Weekend’ Andrew says ‘this record is the perfect amalgamation of all the sounds that you’ve come to expect from us, with of course a bit of experimentation in there too. We focused on making a uniquely African sound with an international flavor, which I think really comes across in this. It’s been almost a year in the making between South Africa and the States, and I am very proud to put our name to this.’

The lead track on the album, ‘Grapevine’, is a slice of rolling electro-hop that glitches and twists, underneath their signature matter-of-fact rhyming.  This is quickly followed by ‘Better’ the twins musical nod to the progressive hip-hop of Rae Sremmurd & Chance The Rapper, which gives us a glimpse of the brothers’ growth beyond the suburbs of their youth. Second single ‘Cold Shoulder’ co-produced with SA’s Sketchy Bongo bounces it’s way into your head and goes round and round for days, as a great pop single should.  The title track, which underneath guest vocliast Roxy’s sultry refrain, hides a dark edge envoking the feelings of a Sunday morning come to soon.  The sun comes out for ‘Just Like Me’, which bubbles and scrapes before revealing itself as the self-effacing cousin of ‘Cold Shoulder’. There’s no time for sleep or chilling, as we go back to the club with ‘All For You’, ‘Santa Monica Drive’ and ’25’.  The phased vocals and electro-dub of ‘Golden Trinkets’ closes the loop. Hit repeat.

Through musical and social experimentation, this multi-platinum selling, award-winning electronic pop duo have expanded upon their musical legacy as they stare introspectively into their future.



Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Kaleo have announced the release of their label debut album. “A/B” arrives on June 17th.  The band will celebrate the album’s arrival with a very special sold-out release day show at Los Angeles’s El Rey Theatre.


Primarily recorded in Nashville alongside producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay), with additional contributions from Mike Crossey, Arnar Guðjónsson and the band, “A/B” features such extraordinary tracks as “I Can’t Go On Without You,” “No Good,” and the multi-format rock singles, “Way Down We Go” and “All The Pretty Girls” (see attached tracklisting). “A/B” is available for pre-order now here, and fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive five tracks–the four mentioned above, plus “Vor í Vaglaskógi,” the latest song unveiled from the album.  A video for that track premiered today via the band’s YouTube channel:


Recently named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” Kaleo made their late night TV debut last month with a live performance of “Way Down We Go” on TBS’ Conan.


After relocating to Austin, TX from Iceland one year ago, Kaleo sold out their first ever US headline run at the top of 2016.  The trek continues with a wide-ranging summer itinerary that includes headline dates, support spots, and performances at an array of radio concerts and festivals, including Gulf Shores, AL’s Hangout Festival; George, WA’s Sasquatch! Music Festival; Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival.  In addition to the band’s sold-out release day show at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, a number of July headline dates have just been announced. For complete details and ticket information, please visit


Way Down We Go,” Kaleo’s current single, quickly ascended to the top 13 at Alternative radio having already lit up the top 10 at Triple A outlets nationwide. The song, which is climbing the Shazam US Top 100 chart as new fans discover it (#1 in Johannesburg South Africa), yet  has close to 11 million streams on Spotify and is nearing 100k in sales.  It’s also making waves around the world: in the United Kingdom, the song is #7 on the overall Shazam chart, along with #4 in Ireland and #16 in Canada.  “Way Down We Go” has been featured on a number of soundtracks, trailers, and promotions for Fox’s Empire, USA Network’s Suits, NBC’s Blindspot, EA Sports’ smash FIFA 16 video game, and the UK’s No7 Skin Care, among others.


Kaleo’s debut US single, “All The Pretty Girls,” received influential early support from SiriusXM’s The Spectrum before proving a cross-platform success with top 10 play at Triple A radio outlets nationwide, nearly 2.5 million YouTube views, and Spotify streams well in excess of 17 million.  NPR described the song as “falsetto-fueled balladry meets Icelandic grandiosity.”


Called a “gritty, Jack White–esque blues-rock anthem” by Rolling Stone, the track “No Good” was first featured on “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1,” Atlantic Records’ first soundtrack companion to the blockbuster new HBO® series.  From there, “No Good” began getting airplay at Active Rock, and currently sits at #21 on that chart. The song’s companion video sees the Icelandic rock band performing live at the largest vinyl pressing facility in the country, Nashville’s famed United Record Pressing.



KZN-based Cantrel releases his brand new single ‘Panic’


Cantrel is Neil Breytenbach (from Prime Circle) and ‘Panic’ features local rapper Velosity and vocalist Lauren Laing. The single was mixed and mastered in Germany, and the Alternative Electronic Pop song is a powerful release from the local star and grabs the listener from the first few seconds, turning them into a fan by the end of the song.

Listen to ‘Panic’ on iTunes:

“’Panic’ was tracked at my Studio in KZN and I did all Beats, programming, instrumentation, composing, Producing and engineering. Whilst involving New Rap Sensation Velosity, I painted a vivid story board for him on the direction of the song. Velosity added his lyrical flavor & flo on the verses. The Verse of the Song relates directly more to the Panic & Anxiety of everyday life and the music Industry, and the Chorus has more of an uplifting happy feel good vibe to it. Hope you enjoy it!!!” explains Cantrel.