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Rowlene talks us through her new album
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.
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Carl Wastie “goes carolling” and surprises Amy Jones09 December 2020 | 4 Minute Listen
On Saturday, 5 December 2020, Carl Wastie found a novel way to tell two local artists that their songs had made it onto the Kfm Top 40 – getting into the festive gees and carolling for them Listen to him surprise Amy Jones with news that ‘Imagine’, which features Donvino, entered SA’s best chart show at no.31…
Daniel Baron & Sketchy Bongo team up for Summer tune09 December 2020 | 10 Minute Listen
Daniel Baron has teamed up with Sketchy Bongo, for a Summer song that sums up those Summer feels. It’s called ‘Rainbows’ – and it’s out now! On Saturday, 5 December 2020, the singer who rose to prominence a decade ago thanks to reality TV show, ‘Idols’, as well as the masked hitmaker, joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about the track and how it came to be. But instead of Carl asking all the questions, he created a questions & answers circle, which brought about some hilarious answers from the South African music legends. How do two artists living in Jo’burg, Thai food in Durban, and the beaches of Cape Town come together in this song? Take a listen to the podcast to find out!
Jono Grayson has a beautiful message with new love song09 December 2020 | 10 Minute Listen
28 year old singer-songwriter and producer, Jono Grayson, who made his mark within the South African music industry when he became a fan-favourite and Top 13 Semi-Finalist on the first season of The Voice South Africa – has released a new single. Originally from South Africa, but now living in the UK, Jono’s new song, ‘I Hope You Know’, carries with it a special message, stating that that ladies don’t need make-up to be beautiful. On Saturday, 5 December 2020, Carl Wastie called Jono Grayson on the award-winning Kfm Top 40 to find out more about ‘I Hope You Know’ as well as life in the UK. Take a listen to the podcast…
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.