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Shekhinah emerges strong as she preaches self-love
Shekhinah has returned with new music and she's stronger than ever! Hot on the heels of yet another Rose Fest (an all female headlined music festival, which this year was virtual owing to COVID-19), the multiple award-winning star has released a ‘Fixate’, a brand new single out which features Kenyan starlet, BeyT. It's Shekhinah's first release in three years and brings with it a sense of maturity, whilst offering up a message of self-love, self-acceptance and self-motivation. 'Fixate' comes off Shekhinah's upcoming album ‘Trouble In Paradise’ – which is available for pre-order. On Saturday, 17 October 2020, Carl Wastie called up Shekhinah on the Kfm Top 40 to chat a little more about the track and upcoming album, as well as to celebrate the incredible moves that the recording artist, who hails from KZN, has been making.
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Cape Town Belieber recounts meeting her idol on Instagram01 December 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Did you hear about the Cape Town Belieber who’s day was made when her hero, Justin Bieber, accepted her request to join him on Instagram Live? Her name is Yusrah Soeker – and on Saturday, 28 November 2020, Carl Wastie called her up on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about the encounter and to spread some light on why he thinks the Biebs pronounced her name as well as he did. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber enjoyed 3 entries on the award-winning chart show: 'Lonely' featuring benny blanco at no.6, 'Holy' featuring Chance The Rapper at no.4, and a record-breaking hot shot new entry, 'Monster' with Shawn Mendes at no.2.
Paxton's back with an undeniable hit01 December 2020 | 13 Minute Listen
Paxton is back with another hit! With the challenging year that this has been, Paxton has found new strength within herself and used that as the backbone for her brand-new single, ‘Undeniable’. On Saturday, 28 November 2020, Paxton joined Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 for an in-studio interview that not only gave us some background to the song, but also revealed some interesting facts about the former Idols SA winner from Bishop Lavis in a game Carl Wastie calls 'Sing It Back' - where he asks the questions and instead of answering by talking, his guests answer by singing their replies. Spoiler alert: Mariah's got some competition when it comes to her Christmas classic, because Paxton brings it on some whole other level!
Jay Em remember fallen friend with new single & EP01 December 2020 | 7 Minute Listen
Brothers, Ruwayne and Waven Sebia, otherwise known as Jay Em are back with new music! This time though... it’s a single that’s close to their hearts. Featuring the vocals of MiCasa’s J’Something and Liquideep’s Ziyon the track is called ‘Good People’ – and appears on their forthcoming EP, 47 Spt Str (September Street) which is a tribute to their late friend, Neelan Munnick, also known as Four7. On Saturday, 28 November 2020, Jay Em, who have been mentored by J'Something, joined Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 to chat about 'Good People' - and how they came to work with the MiCasa frontman, as well as the iconic, Ziyon (who many thought was in retirement), on this tune. The 47 Spt Str EP comes out 11 December 2020. Please note: tissues may be a good idea when listening to the motivation for this album.
Lee Cole shows he still cares, as he releases new single01 December 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Lee Cole, the hitmaker behind 'I Don't Wanna Wait' and 'Pink Dragons', has a new single out, that he wasn't planning to release to radio... until Carl Wastie's exclusive interview and play of the track on the Kfm Top 40. Called 'Do You Still Care?' - the track, which released to the public on 20 Nov 2020 and chart show audiences first got a little taster of on 21 Nov 2020 on the Kfm Top 40, officially launched on Kfm 94.5 with a bang, as Carl Wastie called up the Jo'burg star for a full play of the song on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020.
ZYO's back with a banger for summer23 November 2020 | 7 Minute Listen
ZYO’s back with a song that needs to part of all Summer party playlists. Called ‘Ingoma Yam’ – the song features Kitso Seti and Thandeka Mfinyongo – and is a true Afro Pop track. On Saturday, 21 November 2020, the masked producer caught up with Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 - from an undisclosed location. ZYO first rose to prominence on Kfm 94.5 with his hit, 'Dockside Days' which featured the vocals of Mathew Gold and charted for a number of weeks within the Top 10 on the chart. In this new offering, he continues to bring us a beat that promises to move your feet this Summer. Take a listen to his chat with Carl Wastie...
Amy Tjasink back with a new single23 November 2020 | 8 Minute Listen
Hot on the heels of her successful collaboration with Jimmy Nevis, 'Game Over', a track that peaked at no.6 on the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie and still remains on the chart - Amy Tjasink is back with a new single. Called 'You Look So Good', the track was formulated following an argument with her partner and takes us on a rollercoaster of feels. On Saturday, 21 November 2020, Carl Wastie gave Amy Tjasink a call to find out more about the single and really to celebrate this young starlet who hails from Fish Hoek.
Amy Jones talks new music, takes on BTS23 November 2020 | 19 Minute Listen
On Saturday, 21 November 2020, Amy Jones joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about her new single, 'Imagine', which features the sound of iconic Cape Town saxophonist, Don Vino. Whilst in-studio on the award-winning chart show, Carl Wastie offered Amy Jones a challenge: to put her own spin on BTS' hit single (and former no.1 on the Kfm Top 40) - 'Dynamite'. Amy accepted the challenge and the results were magical.
Jeremy Loops returns with a song for Summer!16 November 2020 | 14 Minute Listen
With a busy 2020 that saw him release mega-hit ‘Mortal Man’ and launch his own food security organisation that raised north of R1 million, singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Loops is ready to share new music with you: his single ‘Til I Found You’! On Saturday, 14 November 2020, the Kommetjie local who's enjoyed worldwide fame - and collaborated with the same people who write for Ed Sheeran and Milky Chance - joined Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 to discuss the new single - as well as the epic music video, which as it turns out, marks Jeremy’s directorial debut, something he’s very proud of. As always, inspiration was the name of the game as Jeremy Loops spoke of how the track came to be, how he learned to direct (spoiler: YouTube tutorials came in handy!) and how his work on creating sustainable food security was starting to bear some very real fruit. More than ever though, the song just made us excited about Summer!
Rowlene talks us through her new album16 November 2020 | 12 Minute Listen
It’s official... Rowlene has released her new album: ’11:11’. The album – released under Nasty C’s label, Tall Racks Records – dropped on Friday, 13 November 2020... so naturally, Carl Wastie had to get her on the line to congratulate her about the new record on the Kfm Top 40. At 11:11am on the 14th day of the eleventh month, Carl called up Rowlene, and instead of doing "your typical interview" with her - decided to do a listening party of the album, playing clips from each track and allowing Rowlene the opportunity to give us the background behind the song. Turns out, she as a lot of favourites, and you will too once you've listened to the young starlet's breakout album.
Majozi gets major surprise on the Kfm Top 4016 November 2020 | 7 Minute Listen
One week following the release of his latest single, 'Falling', Majozi's ultimate love song debuted on the Kfm Top 40 at no.33 on Saturday, 14 November 2020. What many don't know: when he was in-studio the week prior to promote the new single (Saturday, 7 November 2020), Majozi mentioned to Carl Wastie off-air that he loved how Jethro Tait's mom surprised him with the news when 'Dreams' first charted... and so an idea was born... The award-winning Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie hatched a plan to surprise Majozi in a similar fashion, should 'Falling' ever make its way onto the chart. Thanks to all your love - from requests on Kfm 94.5 to streams via your favourite reputable streaming service - the song made its way onto the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie in the course of one week and so "Mission: Surprise Majozi" was given the green light and started work. As 'Falling' was written as a love song for his long-term girlfriend, Daniela, who has recently undergone her own a battle with mental health (and now an advocate for making the subject of mental health less taboo) - Carl Wastie enlisted the help of Daniela to break the news to Majozi. Meanwhile, Majozi was advised that Carl had made a remix of the song that he wanted him to hear... when it came to playing the remix though, Daniela's voice came the air to congratulate her partner on making it onto the chart - in what was a beautiful, tear-jerking moment that you have to hear to feel...