Top SA Music with Carla Mackenzie

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Ruiter Piet is the solo project of Pieter de Jager. Former Bass player and songwriter for Karlien van Jaarsveld's Afrikaans Grunge Rock group “Revolusie” and “Die Tuindwergies.” After Die Tuindwergies' last performance at Jacaranda day in 2014, Pieter toured the world and wrote about his new Solo project “Ruiter Piet” with his new band “Die Partytjie”. Carla catches up with him.
Jacaranda FM’s Carla Mackenzie sat down with Hanco for an exclusive listening session of his album during the lockdown. The title track of the album went on to reach number 1 on the SA Top 20!
Lockdown has been tough for most people. Wandile Mbambeni is keeping creative and keeping the shows going online as well as his collaborations. Carla Mackenzie sat down with Wandile, via Zoom, to chat about his new music, why he loves to collaborate - plus Carla chooses a vintage from her wine collection to pair with Wandile's personality and music.
Carla Mackenzie speaks with singer-songwriter Amanda Strydom during lockdown ahead of her online Mother's Day concert on 10 May. Musicians help others during this uncertain time with their musical gifts - but what is their refuge during this time? Carla also selects a wine from her wine collection and pairs it with Amanda Strydom's personality!
Pedro Barbosa, much-loved musician in South Africa, tells Carla Mackenzie what he is up to during lockdown; about meeting P!nk and Quincy Jones and how his outlook on life has changed through the years.
Carla Mackenzie talks to lead singer of aKing, Laudo Liebenberg, about his first solo Afrikaans single ‘Ek Kan Nie Wag’ - while the band ‘Eet Kreef’ pays tribute to the iconic album by Johannes Kerkorrel and the Gereformeerde Blues Band with a re-interpretation of Johannes Kerkorrel and the Gereformeerde Blues Band - 30 years later! * EET KREEF! herleef will be at the Atterbury Theatre on 27 March (on Johannes Kerkorrel’s birthday!)
South African singer, songwriter and musician Demi Lee Moore has been doing what she loves, singing, since she was nine-years-old! Over the years, she's entered singing competitions but none that were quite like Die Kontrak, which she won in 2018. She looks back on her musical journey and tells Carla Mackenzie about the special person in her life.
Crash Car Burn has been around for 14 years and there're no plans of stopping anytime soon! Garth and Bugsy visited Carla Mackenzie to chat about their new music; to remember touring with Katy Perry (yes, that happened!) and Carla also reminds them of something they'd done 4 hours earlier!
The powerhouse, Josh Middleton has set his eye on the prize and is not looking back. Josh reveals incredible things are on its way in 2019. What's his favourite song to sing? What advice does he have for young musicians? Find out on Top SA Music with Carla Mackenzie!
Majozi visits Carla Mackenzie to talk about his brand new album, released a month ago; he gives advice to young artists on how to make their 'brand' as an artist stronger and he reveals something he's never said before. Could this be the inspiration behind his music?
Dirk van der Westhuizen sat down with Carla Mackenzie, revealing details about his difficult start to the year; how he finds his strength and news on an incredible, unexpected surprise!
Carla Mackenzie chats to Germandt Geldenhuys about his role as Ludolf in the new award-winning South African film, Kanarie. Germandt lets us in on why you should watch the movie, the great South African music theme and that it could be enough reason to watch the film! Kanarie is a love story; a film about finding individuality in a world of the oppression and uniformity. Germandt also lets us in on his music career plans.
Daniel Baron recently wrote a chart topper, 'One More Goodbye' and explains to Carla Mackenzie who he wrote the song for and what emotions he went through. 2018 seems to be a year of renewal for Baron and we cannot wait to hear what's next! Daniel Baron's website
Dan Patlansky has been touring the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary and the UK with his brand new album, Perfect Kills, since February 2018. He talks to Carla Mackenzie about what gets him up in the morning, his international accolades and something exciting happening at the end of the year!
Justin Serrao is a ball of energy and a true rockstar! He recently released his new EP and lets Carla Mackenzie in on his secret whiskey club, his cooking skills and a tour coming up with him and the Parlotones towards the end of the year!
Brad, the lead singer of Gangs of Ballet, visited Carla Mackenzie for the band’s last interview. Brad lets us in on what the band will be doing after they play their last show; talks about their very first collaboration with Jack Parow and shares one story he's never ever told anyone before… until today.
Carla Mackenzie gets candid with Armand Joubert about life, his music and the love of his life. It was a tough journey for him to accept that he’s different. Today he is living his truth and releasing single after single and taking the South African music scene by storm. His new single “Sun Back” out now on all major digital platforms.
Musician Ray Dylan reveals to Carla Mackenzie who his 'big brother' is in the music industry; which famous person he braai’s with on Friday nights and which international musician’s guitar he recently bought. It's all on Top SA Music, the Podcast.
She is out to make her mark on the South African music scene and has been selected to be one of Deezer NEXT's artists. Bianca Blanc is 19-years-old and it's a year since she signed her first record deal. Her debut album is being released in August. The Pretoria rising star speaks to Carla about it all...
This South African violinist is taking the internet by storm! Davina Mae Gordon's racked up over 30 000 views on her jam-along videos on Instagram alone and this is only the beginning of this talented violinist. She chats to Carla...
Kurt Darren is ’n naam wat elke Suid-Afrikaner ken. In hierdie week se episode van Top SA Music met Carla Mackenzie gesels Kurt Darren oor wat hom die gelukkigste maak, die een ding wat niemand van hom weet nie en wat hy bedkou as sy beste vertoning nog!
Joe Foster’s new album is set to be released in August 2018. He travelled to a special place to write and record the album and exclusively tells Carla Mackenzie where it was. He also reveals two hidden talents he’s extremely good at!
There’s a lot more to Majozi than the music. The South African musician has a deep connection with his many tattoos and says they're a lot like an open book about who he is – a conversation starter if you will! The ever-endearing Majozi tells Carla that what's inside of you is what you create. Majozi will be on one of the biggest stages in September, find out more in the latest JacPod episode of Top SA Music with Carla Mackenzie.
DJ Jazzy D, the Groovemaster’s career started at the early age of 14. The ‘Lady Soul’ hitmaker has a story behind the music and today, DJ Jazzy D reveals to Carla where he grew up, how his hit single blew up and his outlook on life, one that has never failed him. It's a story of a young boy who came from a place where dreams don't always come true.
Carla Mackenzie gesels met Bouwer Bosch oor wie hom intimideer, hoe belangrik dit is om aan gesprek deel te neem en oor mense se perspektief wat altyd onder konstruksie is, sy verhouding met Leandie – en natuurlik musiek!
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Jun 6th, 2018
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Jun 24th, 2020
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