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CTOWN spots:  MOJO Market Live


We’ve all heard of The Mojo Market, where you go to grab a beer and tacos after a day at Clifton, or an ice cream while walking through Sea Point. Connected to the legendary hotel, the hip lifestyle venue with a large variety of foods is a favorite for lunch as well as for coffee or drinks after work. What everyone might not know about (unless you’re a regular) is their seven days a week-entertainment. Every single day, throughout the year, local artists and musicians perform on the markets’ stage.

“If you happen to be looking for free live music, this is for sure one of the places to be”

On November 26th alternative folk singer Paige Mac will be playing on the markets’ live stage, a show we recommend you don’t miss. She has been rehearsing and recording her music at Soundcast since our start and is still working closely with the studio to create new content. Take a minute and head over to her Soundcloud to get as hooked on her music as we are. Catch us in the crowd, sipping on a beer, enjoying some good live music. Paige Mac MOJO Market


Durban singer Majozi about faith, confidence and opening for The Lumineers


This week we had the honor of hosting Nhlanhla Majozi and his band for a rehearsal in the studio. The self taught guitarist from the coastal city of Durban has opened for international artists such as The Lumineers and been ranked no.9 overall on the South Africa iTunes chart. We got the chance to sit down and talk with this humble man, about his faith, his lack of confidence and of course, music.
According to himself , Durban has quite a small creative scene, it’s a place where you have to work really hard to make yourself a name. Something he definitely did and that has brought him where he is today. But there aren’t any hard feelings towards the city or the scene in Durban, other way around.

”It forces you to do it for the love of it and not for some financial gain”

A few years back, Majozi got to open for the Lumineers. At the time he’d played very few big gigs and to go from playing at cafés and smaller venues he now got the opportunity to stand infront of thousands of people. Tell us about the reaction when you got the question, how was it?
It was amazing. I was just starting out in the industry and I didn’t have an agent at the time. I was just playing a few gigs here and there. I’d done maybe one or two gigs in Cape Town before and a few gigs in Johannesburg. I wasn’t exposed to playing that kind of scale around the country. I digged it, they were really nice people. I’m still friends with one of the guys, he comes here often.

”I still cry every time I listen to their music”

In previous interviews Majozi talks quite a lot about confidence, or rather his lack thereof. Being a public person there is a lot of pressure on you, especially in the music industry, where you’re expected to constantly create new and improved material. How do you deal with your confidence, or rather your lack of it? I’m lucky where I have a lot of friends who help me out and how the burden isn’t on my shoulders. I lean heavily on my faith. Even though I have no confidence in myself I have a bit more in the other people around me. The only thing I really need to do is make sure I show up, and that’s the best part I can do. Then take it from there.
The next upcoming big gig for Majozi and his band will be at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset festival on December 10th together with Majozi’s close friend Matthew Mole. Seeming to have some big ideas for it, they’re rehearsing as much as possible and we’re looking forward to see more from this incredible musician.
To stay updated on his success catch him on his Website or listen to his vibe on Spotify!
Photography & text by Matilda Westin Bergh


The Hog Hoggidy Hogs, the SA punk and the Bacon Fest


Not only known as the founders of the South African punk scene, but at times referred to as the godfathers of punk in South Africa, Hog Hoggidy Hogs have been jamming together since the mid 90’s. They have impacted many lives and now, two years after the tragic death of vocalist George Bacon, they’ve put together a show in memoriam of their beloved friend. Before rehearsal here at Soundcast Studios we had the chance to sit down with trombone player Ross McDonald  for a short talk. He was a close friend of Bacon and has been with the band since ’99. 

“We’re doing this to celebrate the essence of his life”

The concept of this upcoming event is to celebrate the life of Bacon. The goal is to make this a yearly event that honors the memory of George. 

“We have some great vocalists coming in doing their part”

McDonald has thousands of wild and crazy memories with Bacon. Picking only one is hard, from playing at gigs and festivals, to messing around backstage. Always ending in a good story and fun times had.

“I remember playing the Porky Song once, then we just walked off stage. Just to be as stupid as possible”

Catch them, and the rest of the lineup (incl. The Rudimentals), this Friday at The Mercury Live. Get your tickets for this unforgettable show here.  
Photography & text by Matilda Westin Bergh


Jack Mantis about graffiti, music and life in the Amazon



On Friday Jack Mantis and the two latest additions to his band stopped by for a rehearsal here at Soundcast. After a three hour session, where they worked on getting their sound together, we got a chance to sit down with this intriguing and more than inspiring musician over a cup of coffee.

Since a kid, Mantis’ life has been centered around music, art and travels. His graffiti helped him get out of the, according to himself, strange neighborhood he grew up in. Something that eventually brought him to work with RedBull South Africa.

”I needed to have a voice in a place where that wasn’t allowed”


He now successfully makes a living doing what he loves. He has painted and showed his art all over the world. Berlin, Frankfurt and Bergen just to name a few. Graffiti aside, Jack Mantis is a well traveled man. He has sailed from South Africa to Namibia, spent months in the Amazon and just a month ago he walked 300km in northern Norway. He explains is as a break, every three years he likes to take a break and do something not everyone would sign up for.


“Graffiti has brought me many places and since I graduated school I’ve been constantly traveling around since.”  


Simply put, Mantis is a very inspiring man. If you haven’t heard his music yet, head over to the bands website or find them on spotify.

”For us this is the nicest rehearsal place in Cape Town. We’ll definitely come back and hang here. It’s a nice vibe and convenient with the café as well!” -Jack Mantis on Soundcast Studios.
Photography & text by Matilda Westin Bergh