On Saturday, 8 June 2019, Carl Wastie was hit with a storm of messages and voicenotes on the Kfm 94.5 WhatsApp line from fans of a young, up-and-coming artist, Anica Kiana, asking him to bubble under her single, ‘Chasing’ on the Coca-Cola Top40SA.
As the chart show that always delivers the hits that you love, the show’s team tracked down Anica during the show and within a matter of minutes, booked her for a phone call with Carl, where he would play her single for the first time on the chart show.
On Friday, 22 May 2020, MiCasa made 2 epic announcements:
The first: they have signed a GLOBAL deal with Universal Music – something that is bound to change their lives as they will now be distributed on a global scale
The second: they have a new single! It’s been teased for some time now, including with an epic music video – but it now officially out: ‘Church Bells’
‘Church Bells’ is Mi Casa’s first global release and Carl Wastie gave it a spin on the Kfm Top 40 on Saturday, 23 May 2020 before catching up with the band's frontman, J'Something.
The internet is blowing up around Netfilx’s latest original teen drama, ‘Blood & Water’ – and not only because of the storyline – but also because of the epic soundtrack.
On Friday, 22 May 2020 one of the feature tracks from the Netflix series officially dropped – and it features two collaborators we truly love: the two people behind the former no.1 hit single, ‘SMA’: Nasty C and Rowlene.
Called ‘I Need You’ – the single sees hip hop superstar Nasty C pair his wistful rhymes with frequent collaborator Rowlene's touching vocals.
On Saturday, 23 May 2020, Rowlene joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about the new single and the work that went into making this track that has caught the heart of the world.
On Saturday, 23 May 2020, Goodluck's Julz Harding caught up with Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about their latest single that features Dutch DJ, Kav Verhouzer.
A week after release, the new single, called 'Rum and Cola' - entered the Kfm Top 40 at no.36 and is expected to climb the chart relatively quickly in the coming weeks.
James Deacon is back with new music – this time with a single that his close to his heart… it’s the first love song he’s written and really does show a lesser-seen side to this young star.
On Saturday, 9 May 2020, Carl Wastie gave the 23-year-old Jo'burg musician a call on the Kfm Top 40 for a quick catch-up to find out a little more about the single, as well as to find out what else he's been up to of late and how he's handling the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the music industry.
On Saturday, 2 May 2020, Carl Wastie called up Nea ahead of her single 'Some Say' which charted at no.14 on the Kfm Top 40.
Whilst Nea is an international artist - based in Sweden - she is in fact South African born.
Carl found out a bit more about her South African heritage, some of the mega names she's written music for, her inspiration for 'Some Say', and what's on her playlist at the moment.
K.O. and J’Something have created a song with Msaki and Q Twins by South Africans for South Africa.
The song, titled ‘Rainbow’, came about when the artists asked followers for lyrics to a song of hope.
The frontman of Mi Casam J'Something joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 on Saturday, 2 May 2020 to chat about the project.
Anica Kiana has new music out!
The former Milnerton High learner, who won over your heart with her single ‘Chasing’ is back with, as DJ Khaled would put it, “Another One”… this one, however, electric - literally.
Anica joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 on Saturday, 25 April 2020 for a quick catch-up session, where we found out more about her new single titled 'Electric'.
It’s a teen dream made in collab heaven as Jaydon Lewis and Paxton team up on their first single together with ‘good company’ – which dropped this week across all digital platforms.
Both incredible talents in their own right, the two 19-year-old musical sensations have come together to create a single that will have fans dancing all the way through 2020.
Paxton joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 on Saturday, 25 April 2020, to catch-up a bit and for a spin of the new single.
On Saturday, 25 April 2020, Goodluck will be performing a Live Lockdown concert via Livestream at 6pm in the evening. Tickets are R120 each – and the link to buy your tickets for this virtual gig are available here: https://bit.ly/3553Pei
Julz from Goodluck joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 to tell him more about the exciting gig - that includes everything from epic lighting to pyrotechnics. Also - a portion of all tickets will go towards Goodluck's charity, helping feed those in need.
Who'd have ever thought the day would come that the lead singer of the band, F*k*fpolisiekar, would be having tea parties in the garden?
That day, however, has come.
Carl Wastie called up Francois van Coke on the Kfm Top40 on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 to see how lockdown was treating him - and it turns out, it's being doing the Afrikaans musician really good, as it has given him the chance to bond even closer with the family - particularly his young daughter, who seems to have her dad in-check as she's gotten him making masks, having tea parties with her, and more.