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Music: Woodstock Mafia – Trigger and Gun (2013) Music 14 MAY 2015

Grunge rockers from Cape Town, Woodstock Mafia consists of Joe Theron on vocals, Nick van Rensburg on guitar, Ryan Matthews on bass, and Owen Ingarfield on drums. They formed as a band in 2011 and rocked out Cape Town for four solid years before deciding to call it a day and leave it all behind, playing their last live gig on the 2nd April 2015 at The Manila Bar in Long Street, Cape Town.

woodstock mafia trigger and gun music video

If you never encountered them before, then you most certainly missed out, because this was as polished a band as what you could find, the proper complete package in terms of sound and lyrics. Their live shows always got great reviews, noted in particular for their great energy on stage.

They also managed to release a fantastic album entitled Defiance in 2013, definitely worth a listen to on rdio.com if you get a chance.

Anyway, the second of their two full production music videos that they ever released is this one, Trigger and Gun, which sees the boys battle one another on a stage of black and white!

Oh, and as a parting gift, the guys released a special EP entitled 86, free for download and listening to, mixed particularly to try and capture the feel from their live show performances. Enjoy!

Related Link: Woodstock Mafia | Youtube | SoundCloud

Stream English and Afrikaan South African Music with Rdio Software & Sites 30 OCT 2014

These days streaming music from the Internet is actually a workable solution here in South Africa, which basically translates into a whole lot more music choice for you and I, the end user. I’ve been using a particular music streaming service for a while now, and seeing as it is pretty much perfect as far as what I’m concerned, I thought it high time I give it the plug it so richly deserves.

From Wikipedia, Rdio (damn it, stop dropping perfectly good letters to come up with hip names Internet service people!) is an online music service that offers ad-supported free streaming service and ad-free subscription services in 60 countries. It is available as a website and also has clients for the iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone mobile devices, which can play streaming music or cache songs for offline playback. There are also clients for the Roku and Sonos systems. The web-based service also offers a native desktop client application for Mac OS X and Windows. Its library has content from the four major record labels, as well as the Merlin Network and the aggregators IODA, INgrooves, The Orchard, CD Baby, IRIS Distribution, BFM Digital, Finetunes, and Catapult. Rdio also offers social networking, allowing users to share playlists and follow others to see what music they listen to.

I primarily use it on my laptop to listen to music whilst I work, and I have to say, the interface is clean, snappy, and makes for easy use. What is particularly nice is their station algorithms that essentially automatically builds custom playlists based on the type of music you listen to. So for example, if you listen to a Jack Parow album, don’t be surprised when immediately following its end, you’re blasted with Dutch rap tunes. I’ve given it a fair spin and the station algorithm has yet to let me down!

However, the biggest plus in my opinion is the localisation. Because it is officially launched in South Africa, you all of a sudden have full access to a plethora of South Africa artists, which in my case means instant access to both English and Afrikaans rockstars, be it the classic Springbok Nude Girls, Sugardrive or Fokofpolisiekar, to maybe something a little newer like Van Coke Kartel or the excellent Woodstock Mafia.

Hell, I can even give good old Robbie Wessels a spin if I feel like a chuckle.

And to top it all off, their selection of obscure, difficult to find musicians is also pretty top notch I have to say.

Rdio a subscription based model, but to date I’m still running under the free plan after a couple of months with absolutely no restrictions at all. Have to say, I’m liking this one a lot!

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Related Link: http://www.rdio.com/

Music: Woodstock Mafia – Electric Light (2012) Music 20 NOV 2012

Awesome tune from an awesome South African band. Hailing from, well Woodstock, Cape Town, this is Woodstock Mafia with “Electric Light”. Rock Pop at its finest if you ask me.

Interesting trivia. I share a boss with the guitarist Ryan Matthews. I doubt that gets me any comps though…