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Listen To The Debut Single From Cape Town Producer Fever Trails

Cape Town electronic producer Fever Trails aka Nicolaas Van Reenan makes his self-titled single debut via Bad Life.


Fever Trails (aka the production moniker of Bateleur's Nicolaas Van Reenan) has been a fixture of Cape Town's hazy music landscape for a minute now. Today we received a proper taste of his experiments in sub-bass on a leak of his self-titled debut single. Like a spectrum of ethereal/space sounds on earth, "Fever Trails" opens with a drippy warmup before heading down a similar cave as James Blake on Wilhelm Scream at the one minute mark. On the flipside, "Pattern Language," wanders into a state of rhythmic soundscapes. Listen to the first offering from Fever Trails below and stay tuned for more on Van Reenan coming up. "Fever Trails" is due out May 26th via Bad Life.

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Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo

South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu has released his AW21 collection, Alchemy, and it is beautiful. For his latest collection, the 2019 LVMP prize winner introduced a redefinition of his previous work, Counter Intelligent, featuring embroidered chiffon dresses, pink blazers and cinched waist belts.

For the new collection, Thebe Magugu collaborated with the photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a 1970s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo. The short film, which is written, directed and photographed by Moolman, shows the power play between two rival girl gangs named the "ultimate midnite angels" who speak Zulu and Setswana.

The short film begins at the river with an initiation rite, then the sending out of the initiated woman to become a spy. There's also a love affair between two women of rival tribes that warrants a capture. Each scene of the movie introduces the fits to the collection as well as exhibiting the fluidity of the outfits.

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