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Shangaan Electro Gets Released on Jialong: We Chat to Label Boss Dan Snaith

First Honest Jons went crazy for Shangaan Electro and know it’s boutique dance label Jialong’s turn. The  label run by Dan Snaith, the mastermind behind last year’s fantastic Daphni record and the band Caribou, has cottoned on to the Shangaan Electro Styling’s of South Africa’s Richard Mthetwa AKA Nozinja. Jialong recently released two tracks Heke Heke and […]

Tricky: Bristol’s Dark Prince is Back With a New Label and Album

Bristol’s lost golden son, Tricky, AKA Adrian Thaws is back, for real. In the last few weeks, Tricky has released a number of singles and EPs, teasers to his new album and record label that share the same name False Idols. The good news is that the new material sounds really great. False Idols sees an official […]

Twenty-Five Years On: Tracy Chapman

Talking About A Revolution, the opener of Tracy Chapman’s eponymous album, is over in something like two and a half minutes. A fist pumped full of energy, it describes the jubilant moments of standing at the precipice of unprecedented change. In 1988, when the album came out, the same year of Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday, […]

CD Review: Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail

Back after a five-year absence, Billy Bragg vents about love and politics with an American twang Billy Bragg is a lover and a fighter. His songs are equal parts politics and love, the mostly unrequited – though less so of late. As the lyrics from January Song, the opening number of Bragg’s brand new album, Tooth & Nail suggest, he […]

The Last Days of the Bohemian

A stalwart of the Johannesburg live music circuit, the Bohemian, closed down last weekend, The Con was there for one last gig As I stumble up to the gate that is the entrance to Johannesburg’s Bohemian, I am greeted by the toothy smile of Eddie, adorned in his Springbok rugby jersey. His long dreadlocks surround his […]