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Kfm Top40 with Carl Wastie [#KfmTop40]
James Deacon’s ‘Rain On Me’ debuts on #KfmTop40

James Deacon’s ‘Rain On Me’ debuts on #KfmTop40

29 June 2020 10:32 AM

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Craig Lucas claims no.1 spot on the Kfm Top 40

3 August 2020 12:48 PM

Some artists wait a lifetime for a charting single, others wait a lifetime for a number one - but for talented Capetonian artist, it's more a matter of when, rather than if.

On the 11th of July 2020, a week after release, Craig Lucas' new single, 'Happy', made it onto the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie, breaking a then-record for the highest debuting South African artist, as he entered the award-winning chart at no.13.

This was Craig's 5th solo single and the 5th song of his to chart - putting him in the unique (and record-breaking) position of the only South African artist to have every song he's released chart: from 'I Said This' to 'Smother' (and the 'Smother' duet with Paxton Fielies) to 'Hearts Exposed' and 'Anti-Sociable'.

Four weeks after debuting on the Kfm Top 40, 'Happy' shot to no.1 on the Kfm Top 40, claiming the prime spot on Saturday, 1 August 2020. This is Craig's second no.1 on the SA Radio Awards' Best Weekend Show & Best Music Show - the former time with his hit single, 'Smother (Duet)' with Paxton.

Carl Wastie called Craig up to surprise him with the news under the pretense of finding out more about his Women's Month concert, which took place on Saturday evening, following the interview.


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Lee Cole does an EXCLUSIVE drop of his new single on the Kfm Top 40

3 August 2020 12:17 PM

On Saturday, 1 August 2020, South African artist, Lee Cole, who many will know from his breakout single 'I Don't Wanna Wait', joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 for an EXCLUSIVE first time play of his latest single, 'Pink Dragons'.

The name of the single was another exclusive on the multiple award-winning chart show, as during the Father's Day edition of the chart, Lee Cole's dad offered the scoop on the new single.

Originally scheduled for release mid-July, the single will now be released on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 across all major platforms. But when you listen to the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie, you get exclusive perks that others simply don't have - and that included the worldwide debut, first-time ever play, of Lee Cole's new single.

Carl gave Lee a call to chat about the new track, as well as a variety of different things... in fact, there may be a double act to come from the interview...

'Pink Dragons' is available for pre-order here:

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Jasmine Thompson talks Zedd collab and gets full "Wastie Experience"

29 July 2020 8:52 AM

On Saturday, 25 July 2020 Carl Wastie caught up with Jasmine Thompson – an individual we were first introduced to back in 2015 when she released her rendition of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’.

Since then, the young UK starlet has become a friend of the Kfm Top 40 – with this being her 3rd appearance on the award-winning chart show.

The reason for her appearance last week was her new single with DJ / Producer, Zedd, called ‘Funny’ – a song that’s bound to chart soon.

Zedd isn’t the first EDM meganame Jasmine Thompson has worked with, previously collaborating with Robin Schulz and Felix Jaehn – two collabs that have charted on the Kfm 94.5 chart show previously.

During the interview, Carl Wastie pulled out all the stops for Jasmine, giving ger the full Wastie Experience – testing her knowledge of her own music, cracking her up, and of course having a meaningful moment of


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Synth Peter breaks SA record

29 July 2020 8:18 AM

Local Stellenbosch producer, Synth Peter, and his mates Katinka, Loufi, What The Faf and Wortel Kombat have set an all-new South African record on the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie, as their viral sensation, ‘Doef Doef’, became the highest debuting South African song ever on the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie.

On Saturday, 25 July 2020 ‘Doef Doef’ debuted on the multiple award-winning chart show at no.11, breaking a record set two weeks previously by Craig Lucas, when ‘Happy’ debuted on the Kfm Top 40 at no.13 on 11 July 2020.

Carl decided to surprise Synth Peter and called him up under the pretense that he was going to be bubbling the track under on the chart and wanted Synth to help rally Kfm 94.5 listeners to show some love for the song. Little did Synth Peter know that his lockdown liedjie had made it onto the South African Radio Awards’ Best Music Show and Best Weekend Show for 2020.

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Kyle Deutsch drops new single

29 July 2020 8:08 AM

Kyle Deutsch has new single out, called 'Spain', and on Saturday, 25 July 2020, Carl Wastie interrupted Kyle's getaway weekend at the Berg, for a quick catch-up before bubbling under the new single on the Kfm Top 40.

Something that Carl and the country the single was named after have in common is that they both have a love for a particular love for a particular football team. Does Kyle Deutsch also appreciate the team? Take a listen to find out...

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Mi Casa plays ”How well do you know your bandmate?”

6 July 2020 12:37 PM

Carl Wastie calls up Dr Duda & Mo-T along with J’Something for a game of ”How well do you know your bandmate?”

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J’Something on the launch of Mi Casa's new album ‘We Made It’

6 July 2020 12:27 PM

Ten years, countless awards and 5 albums later, Mi Casa has signed an international record deal with Afroforce1 Records and Universal Music Group, making them a priority act for their region.

Carl Wastie chats to J’Something on the launch of Mi Casa's new album ‘We Made It’. #KfmTop40

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Mango Groove’s Claire Johnston reacts to Kurt Darren's rendition of ‘Special Star’

6 July 2020 11:50 AM

Kurt Darren & the Soweto Gospel Choir perform ‘Special Star’ from ‘The South African Songbook’.

Carl Wastie calls up Mango Groove’s Claire Johnston for her honest opinion of the rendition. 

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Ameen Harron, Nadia Jaftha on ‘Y?na’ (Eina)

6 July 2020 11:30 AM

Carl Wastie interviews Ameen Harron and Nadia Jaftha on their collaboration with Youngsta CPT. 

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Kurt Darren and Soweto Gospel Choir's ‘Vulindlela’ collaboration

6 July 2020 11:08 AM

Kurt Darren and the Soweto Gospel Choir have collaborated on a unique album that celebrates iconic homegrown songs. 

The album is called ‘The South African Songbook’ and features Die Kaptein and the Soweto Gospel Choir covering classic South African singles, like Brenda Fassie’s ‘Vulindlela’. 

Carl Wastie chats to Kurt Darren.

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