MIO Features – Artists
Just A Moment With Shisaboy
Date: Nov 1, 2011

Arthur Mafokate Talks About Hlokoloza

Veteran Kwaito artist Arthur Mafokate, who doubles as 999 Music boss, has registered his comeback with a new offering titled Hlokoloza. Featuring long-time collaborator, Chomie, the track has since become a favourite among local music lovers. But, like most of Mafokate's previous hits, the song is also stimulating a lot of controversy, with some producers already claiming ownership of the song. This week we chat to Mafokate, who many regard as the "King of Kwaito", about his return to the industry as well as the ownership of 'Hlokoloza'.  

The "Do It Yourself" Approach

Of late, some artists have ditched the idea of asking labels to release their albums. While the idea of being signed by the labels that have good reputations is appealing, some people are convinced that the “do it yourself” approach is the way to go.  

Top Online Tools For Musos In 2011

The internet hosts tons of useful tools that seamlessly serve budding musicians and seasoned tourers alike...  

More About J’Something And Mi Casa

Joao Fonseca, popularly known by his stage name, J’Something, is one of the most sought-after vocalists in South Africa....  

Red Bull Soundsystem At Earthdance

A month ago, producers and DJs from all over South Africa gathered in Cape Town for the first stop of the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour 2011. Overseen by acclaimed DJs/producers and experienced sound system builders K-Aze & Dillinja, the participants built the Red Bull Soundsystem.  

Black Motion In Serious Demand

It is clear that Black Motion, which consists of Robert Mahosana and Thabo Mabogwane, has been making a serious buzz across the globe with its house music compositions. Following their notable success, the duo that started working under the banner of Black Motion in 2010 is fast becoming one of Mzansi's most loved duos.  

Recording Artists' Co-operative To Help Vhembe Artists

In a bid to assist recording artists with their industry needs, Vhembe based artists have, with POSA's assistance, joined forces to start Nambi dza Devhula - an industry...  
Spoek Mathambo & Oliver Mtukudzi Added To MTN Bushfire
More than 20,000 festival goers will enjoy dozens of artists from all over the world performing at a 100% socially responsible festival. More than just a music festival, MTN Bushfire is a celebration of live...
Time For South African Indies Music Week
Following a call for submission, over 30 bands made of up and coming musicians from around the country will gather to showcase their music over five days, with a grand finale set for...
SA Artists Nominated For The MTV MAMA
Celebrating musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African youth culture throughout the year, MAMA 2014 will feature dazzling performances from African and international artists, including ...
Mzansi, Get Ready For Nas & Timbaland!
The event, which is hosted by Castle Lite, is exclusively produced by Timbaland who will also be performing on the day...
You Can Still Get Your SAMA Ticket
South African music lovers have the opportunity to experience all the glamour and drama of the 20th Annual South African Music Awards first-hand at the Sun City Superbowl on Monday, 28 April 2014...