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Angel-Ho Makes Genuinely Radical Electronic Music

Ahead of debut album, 'Death Becomes Her', we're premiering the Cape Town artist's new Gaika- and Bon-produced track and video, “Pose”.
Daisy Jones

Sho Madjozi is Changing the Trajectory of Rap Right Now

The 25-year-old South African artist is setting the globe alight with her bright, high-energy rap sound.
Daisy Jones

Battling Racism and Homophobia Helped This South African Artist Find His Voice

"Things changed when I started to receive detailed death threats last year. But nonetheless, my first response was still: I will now fight even harder for the LGBTQ community."
Bo Hanna
Johannesburg Report

How Johannesburg's Young Black Artists Are Shaping The Future They Want

Twenty-four years after Mandela’s election, South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation is now coming of age.
Lawrence Burney

The Views from a Transcendent Afropunk Weekend in Johannesburg

Over New Year's weekend, the festival landed at a former women's prison in South Africa's biggest city. Photographer Shan Wallace and Noisey's Lawrence Burney saw it all.
Lawrence Burney
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

DeJ Loaf’s New Video “In Living Color” is the Vibrant Jolt You Need Right Now

If you’re feeling the pre-Christmas lull, this is an ideal antidote.
Lauren O'Neill
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Die Antwoord's "Fat Faded Fuck Face" Video Is an NSFW Club Night from Hell

We're all done with the year but Die Antwoord isn't done with us.
Noisey Staff

MISSU Could Be the Spiciest Thing Out of Durban Since the Bunny Chow

FYI, the bunny chow is a hollow loaf of bread filled with curry, so from that alone you know this artist is gonna be tasty.
Bob Perfect
Noisey News

Yasiin Bey Can Now Leave South Africa, Won't Be Allowed Back In

He's been declared an "undesirable person" by the country's home affairs department
Phil Witmer
Noisey News

Yolandi Says Die Antwoord Aren't Breaking up After All

She says an article touting their 2017 split “totally twisted our words and took what we said completely out of context.”
Noisey Staff
Alex Robert Ross
New music

Die Antwoord Announce That They're Breaking Up, Share "Fat Faded Fuck Face," Say They've Made a Gangster Film

"It’s all over," said Ninja. "I feel beautiful about it. I’m not scared of the end. I’m a Ninja. I'm not scared of death.”
Alex Robert Ross

Make-Overs Challenge Die Antwoord’s Monopoly on Wild South African Music Duos

Listen to 'Internal Logic' a track from the band's forthcoming record on Heel Turn Records.
Noisey Staff