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, 27 June 2020, Mango Groove's leading lady, Claire Johnston, joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 as a surprise reviewer of DJ Cosher's brand new single - a remake of the Mango Groove classic, 'Special Star'.
Cosher's adaption of the iconic late-80s South African hit single, features vocals of rising Cape Town star, Niyaaz Arendse, a former Idols SA top 5 contestant - and the voice behind another single that's been performing well on the Kfm Top 40, 'Don't Need It', charting in at no.14 on Saturday, 27 June 2020.
Cape Town music producer and deejay, DJ Cosher, has released a reworking / remake of Mango Groove’s ‘Special Star’.
On Saturday, 27 June 2020, Carl Wastie called up DJ Cosher on the Kfm Top 40 to find out more about the track and how it came to be that he would remake a South African classic like ‘Special Star’.
Cosher's adaption of the iconic late-80s hit, features vocals of rising Cape Town star, Niyaaz Arendse, a former Idols SA top 5 contestant - and the voice behind another single that's been performing well on the Kfm Top 40, 'Don't Need It', charting in at no.14 on Saturday.
One of the biggest songs at the moment – ‘If The World Was Ending’ – was almost prophetic.
This song by JP Saxe and now girlfriend, Julia Michaels, was released in November last year. Little did they know what lay ahead for the entire world.
On Saturday, 27 June 2020, following the song, which charted at no.6 on the Kfm Top 40, Carl Wastie called up the young Canadian-American star to find out more about him, as well as this prophetic track.
During the interview, Carl got JP’s prediction on what we can expect from 2021, and also got to know the man on a real level, as he opened up about love and fear.
Last week (23 May 2020), the viral hit – which has been no.1 on Apple iTunes – entered the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie at no.22.
One week later the single, called 'ZOL' - which features the vocals of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (taken from a COVID-19 press briefing) and beats from EDM producer, Max Hurrell, has climbed an epic 11 places, making it the Highest Climber this week (30 May 2020).
To celebrate the occasion and to find out more about the man behind the beats, Carl Wastie gave Max Hurrell a quick call on the Kfm Top 40.
Besides learning how to pronounce each other's surnames, Carl and Max also chatted about Max's evolution as a producer, plus Max produced a short clip based on audio snippets from last weekend's chart.
Hot on the heels of James Deacon’s last single, ‘Reason’, he’s released another one… just in time for Winter, and pretty fitting it was released following the rains we had earlier this week, it’s called ‘Rain on Me’.
On Saturday, 30 May 2020, Carl Wastie called James Deacon up to chat about the new single, which incidentally shares a title with Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's latest single - which was released just one week ahead of James. He's not letting that get him down though, claiming his song is of a far better quality, backing up that claim by encouraging everybody to draw their own conclusions! And whilst that may seem just a little shady, James would rather we look at it as confidence and pride in his work as he flies the flag high for Mzansi with this new single, which is available here: https://ditto.fm/rainonme
She’s had tremendous success with EDM collaborations – and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
Amy Jones has teamed up with both Cinimin and Jay Em – both times charting – and now has another single with another EDM act, Wrld Cls. It’s called ‘Dance On My Own’ – which giving self-isolation, makes sense!
On Saturday, 30 May 2020, Carl Wastie called up Amy Jones on the Kfm Top 40 to find out a little more about the single.
Listen to 'Dance On My Own': https://africori.to/domo
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.