Us Kids Know are Johannesburg-based trio Colin von Berg (guitar), Chad Polley (drums, effects pedal, glockenspiel, whistle) and Cameron Lowry (bass, toys, glockenspiel, percussion). Together they make an instrumental surf rock/afrobeat hybrid. They have been touring around South Africa recently, playing at venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg. If you get the chance stop by and see a show I’ve heard great things about their live performance.
By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC
Get ready to be blown away by the sensational disco house, indie/pop sounds of Reptar in their upcoming EP release. I was just recently introduced to the band a few days back and remember thinking, “wow that sounds a lot like Phoenix” but after visiting their myspace page I learned they came from Athens, GA. This is the first album they will be releasing jointly under Quality Faucet Records and Make Records, Not Bombs. So thankfully the guys threw a couple preview tracks from the album out on soundcloud about a month ago. I think we will be seeing much more of this party group starting this year, especially after their performance at the SXSW ’11 Festival. Upon the release be on the lookout for any shows coming up in your area promoting the new album. They are a cool indie/pop/dance group with a jam packed punch of rage worthy of any live event. Enjoy “Blastoff” and “Stuck in my ID” and be sure to catch the album release this friday!
Written By: Mark G. Valente | Online Marketing Director | @MarkwithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC
Another jumpin’ party mix from your boy, KING OLA with ‘Viva Las Gidi’ blending a great compilation of the most recent Afrobeat tracks. This is a 57 minute jam right here, so I advise you to turn the speakers up and kick it. Please enjoy the entire mix below:
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