Last month I played Get Lucky 7. Kesh party maker, modernist owner and former film producer extraordinaire throws them and lets me play the opening set. It’s pressureless fun and in my 90 minute set I get to continue to stretch the concept of me as a DJ …selector.


10 Cc - I’m Not In Love

Thom Yorke - Skip Divided

Blood Diamonds- Grins (Leopard Of Honour Remix)

Erykah Badu - The Healer

Metronomy - Some Written

Nicolas Jaar - Love you gotta lose

Phil Collins - “I’m Not Moving (Idjut Boys Ed)

Gorillaz - Empire Ants (featuring Little Dragon)

Daft Punk - Something About Us

Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance

Hall and Oates - I can’t go for that

Kim Wilde - Cambodia

Harari - Playing for the People

Fela Kuti - VIP

Tears for Fears - They Way We Were

Roxy Music - Pyjamarama

Slave - Watching You

New Navy - Zimbabwe

Petite Noir - Disappear

Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance

Solange - Losing You

Slick Rick - Hey Young World

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Very excited about being among the list of super contributors for the inaugural issue of CIRCUS.

The launch evening [which is tonight] will also play host to the screening of CUSS webisode 4 after which I will play a set of wonky novelist tunes for CCTV a a new art space called King Kong in New Doornfontein - Johannesburg.


CIRCUS presents a playful and cheeky presentation of significant Joburg-based practitioners, in dialogue with themselves and the scene. Combining low-fi ‘TV’, interactive sound installation, dead tech slide show and experimental radio, CIRCUS borrows from the past, teasing out the new and the old, the digital and the analogue. It speaks to the centre and the periphery, and explores new spaces both in the physical and the virtual sense.

The first edition of 250 is designed by Anna Busdiecker (Berlin) and the cover is printed by master printers, Mark Thomann (Berlin) and Fananathi Media (Johannesburg).

Contributors include:
Lerato Bereng, Kemang wa Lehulere, Thenjiwe Nkosi, Reneilwe Mathibe, Malose Kadromatt Malahlela, Kim Gurney, Thato Mogotsi (with Kutloano Moagi) Rangoato Hlasane (with Fananathi Media), Mathoto Matsetela, Molemo Moiloa, CUSS Collective, Kim Gurney (with Elgin Rust), Anna Busdiecker & Mark Thomann and Vuyolwethu Seripe. The contributions span fiction, profiles, essays, scripts, Q & A’s, photo essays and speculations that are simultaneously playful and profound.

Support for this issue is provided by; Pro Helvetia, Stevenson Johannesburg, Chimurenga and Chemosol through placement of ‘ads’.

Buy your copy of CCTV at:
Keleketla! Library (1st Floor, The Drill Hall, 14-16 Twist Street, Joubert Park – – 011 333 1112
Stevenson (62 Juta Street, Braamfontein – – 011 326 0034/41)
VANSA (1st Floor, King Kong Building, 6 Verwey Street, New Doornfontein ¬– – 011 614 8526).

You can also get the tickets from the following people: Rangoato Hlasane 078 764 4741, Malose Malahlela 073 548 9441, Mathoto Matsetela 072 695 4770 and Zamani Xolo 074 274 2419.


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albeit reluctantly i will have to thank Facebook for this post. some things go unseen elsewhere. late night, bi weekly Facebook check had me notice Tumelo Meropa’s post about this simple pretty fashion film for CWS of cape town. look see.

CWB - CTS - JOHNSON from Ben Johnson on Vimeo.

Crazy White Bitches is a collaborative clothing sale that happens every few weeks in Cape Town. We provide cool, hard-to-find clothes, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. Clothing is also available for rental. Contact us at:”

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we look forward to this career flourishing. these are Kemang Wa Lehulere’s works now showing at the Stevenson Johannesburg

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PROCESS - Natalija Mencej

Ukraine born CSM graduate Natalija Mencej made a WOW at her grad year show. What walked the runway was had me smirking but its her workbook, her process and narrative that really has me smiling.

what inspired her was the story of a boy …

an orphan, who has only his attitude and a desire to be someone in life. He wants to be real cool, visible, memorable and unique.”

quick read interview about her path, knit bling and hip hop at

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In observing the fast paced music played in fast food outlets, recordings were made and then slowed down. 
The result? Demonic sounding remixes of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” amongst other popular radio hits.”

work by sa designer and maker of things michelle son. simple, curious and fun.

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an interesting series by authentic creatives link on at Lillian’s Cafe on 95 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. South Africa. until end March 2012.

I really like their initiative and model for creating particularly rikhotso’s video work. looking forward to seeing what’s next.

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TAN-ZA-NIA …more

A wood and hide chair Aparna spotted on Jambiani beach.

Mohamed the somalian/dane architect working on a site in stonetown we went partying with

My leather bracelets all of which i later lost in the ocean.

The very pretty Hibuscus juice i had at the eatery opposite our hotel Clove Hotel

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a boy from stonetown in his faded aqua jeans with purple pockets and print top.

everyday at sunset most of stonetown heads to the beachfront. the tourists sip on kilimanjaro, sun bathers bask, the girls take a dip and the teenage boys gawk at the bare skin of expat women in sarongs. they play, and run and kick and gawk.

there is nothing more beautiful than beautiful black people enjoying a beautiful beach at sunset. this is some of the beauty i saw

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