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Season 1

March 29, 2022

Yashna & Neo Ndawo

Episode 237: Andile is back with Chyna The Artist joining in as co-host & together they're chatting to Durban royalty, singer-songwriter Yashna & producer/artist Neo Ndawo . In this episode they touch on mental health, the p...

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March 23, 2022

Fear Of Falling

Episode 236: Join Marcel as he chats with Brendon from Fear Of Falling about their beginnings as a super group, Their music and his journey as an artist Fear Of Falling https://linktr.ee/fearoffalling Sludge Underground https...

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March 15, 2022


Episode 235: S B X is a South African R&B singer & songwriter that was born in Pretoria and later relocated to a small town called Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal On this episode we take a look at her latest project …

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March 9, 2022

Saturn Return

Episode 234: Marcel Had a chat with the ladies and gent of Saturn Return. Join in as they chat about their music, chaotic origins, and overall life as a Durban based band Saturn Return https://instagram.com/saturnreturnband S...

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March 1, 2022


Episode 233: King032 is a rapper, slum poet & creative director from Stanger in KZN. On this episode he discusses his latest project L2LJ dedicated to his 3 year old son. We also discuss his killer performances in Swaziland, ...

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Feb. 22, 2022

Bongi Archi

Episode 232: While Bongi Archi might be a newcomer for people to start paying attention to in the original music world, he’s instantly recognisable under his birth name Bongi Mthombeni from the many stages he’s graced over th...

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Feb. 15, 2022


Episode 231: South African Tribal House DJ/Producer, Camerøn is joining us from Berlin, Germany to chat about his new record label, upcoming 3 Track EP dedicated to his father, things he took from his collaboration with Umsin...

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Feb. 8, 2022

Jodie Reid

Episode 230: Blues/Acoustic Singer-songwriter Jodie Reid joins us from Johannesburg on this one. She has been singing since the age of 12 and earned her Bachelor of music honours in performance in, 2018. On this episode she ...

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Feb. 1, 2022

Matt Gardiner

Episode 229: Matt Gardiner is no stranger to the South African music scene. His Pop Country sound has seen him open for artists such as Prime Circle, Arno Carstens, Desmond and the Tutus and many more. Influenced by the likes...

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Jan. 26, 2022


Episode 228: Marcel has a chat with Canadian-South African folk artist ASH ASH https://instagram.com/ashcoustics Marcel Smuts www.instagram.com/thorns_of_sludge Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunderground.com Support the...

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Jan. 18, 2022


Episode 227: We kick off 2022 with singer-songwriter, producer & DJ, ZEM from Joburg. In the episode she talks about dropping out of high school, the impact her mother has had on her music career, how she is connected to …

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Jan. 12, 2022

Hello 2022

New year, same Sludge. Episode 226: We’re back for the second half of our media discussion with Itheku Connect & Unfiltered with Oscar Msomi. If we’re sounding stretched, it’s because we are still in yesteryear but today, we ...

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Dec. 29, 2021

Goodbye 2021

Episode 225: After an epoch in the apocalypse, we, the creative creatures of the underground, deserve a moment to celebrate & reflect. We have survived, thrived & writhed our way through another confusing year - so let’s talk...

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Dec. 22, 2021

Single Street Park

Episode 224: Nasiphi & Meagan speak to Lannon, Ben & Mark; 3/4 of 90’s nostalgia rock band - Single Street Park. Between their daily Durban grind & the Pablo Honey populous, the group define their dreams of local success & …

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Dec. 14, 2021

Kyle Thorne

Episode 223: Durban Rapper & Food enthusiast Kyle Thorne is on the show to chat about his name change, why he is hoarding his latest music, the wild things he has seen & experienced working at a butchery, a mental …

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Dec. 7, 2021

Chachi Africa

Episode 222: Former 5fm radio presenter/Dj Chachi Africa is on the show to chat to us about where it all started. From growing up in a musical home, to wanting to get into production, to working at 5fm, transitioning from …

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Dec. 1, 2021


Episode 221: Marcel has a chat with the mad lads from Bloumoord. Join in as they chat about their time as a band, recording, dealing with covid and so much more. Bloumoord https://bloumoord.com/store Marcel Smuts www.instagra...

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Nov. 24, 2021

Jazzy June

Episode 220: We catch up with Jazzy June formerly of Durban power group Palmtree Paradise, who's on the show to tell us about his latest EP titled Pink Roses. Jazzy June https://orcd.co/pinkroses2 Sludge Underground https://w...

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Nov. 17, 2021


Episode 219: Nasiphi & Meagan speak to Ms Sibongile Mara, Senior Customer Service Consultant at the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) - Africa’s largest Needletime Rights Royalty Collection Organisat...

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Nov. 9, 2021

Vampire Slumber Party

Episode 218: We're chatting to Vampire Slumber Party about why he decided to move back to London from South Africa and asked him to compare the music scene in England with the South African music scene. He also talks about …

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Nov. 2, 2021

Melanie ‘Hypress’ Ramjee

Episode 217: Having managed PR for international campaigns for Migos, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar & Kim Kardashian to name a few, Melanie Ramjee is undoubtedly South Africa's best Publicist, so in this episode Zama Khumalo of...

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Oct. 27, 2021

Up Your Sleeve

Episode 216: Nasiphi chats to Joburg's grooviest 2 piece band, Up Your Sleeve about their latest EP Fuzzy Space, upcoming gigs, the sloth & the lizard, COVID and more. Up Your Sleeve https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/upyoursl...

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Oct. 20, 2021

Loveboy and his Imaginary Friends II

Episode 215: Nasiphi & Meagan spend a quality round two with your favourite half-digital, half-analog band - Loveboy and his Imaginary Friends. Loveboy shares his stresses & strides in playing numerous professional roles as a...

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Oct. 14, 2021

Club of Suns

Episode 214: Nasiphi & Meagan dig into the philosophies & functions behind Jozi’s cerebral alternative trio - Club of Suns. Matt & Stef describe the different life-cycles of their repertoire, reveal hidden links between their...

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Oct. 5, 2021


Episode 213: Cindy-Louise is touching base on her experience being a South African musician now living in Netherlands, expands on her hit singles 'Femme Fatale' & 'Rise Up', how she has managed to get well over 100k views on ...

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Sept. 29, 2021

Tian Nienaber

Episode 212: Join Marcel as he chats with Tian about his debut single, Mental health and Chernobyl chili sauce. Tian Nienaber https://linktr.ee/TianNienaber Marcel Smuts www.instagram.com/thorns_of_sludge Sludge Underground h...

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Sept. 21, 2021

NINETYSIX [Netherlands]

Episode 211: On this episode, Nasiphi chats to songwriter, vocalist, producer, visual designer & hitmaker of 'Dysfunctional', NINETYSIX, who joins him all the way from the Netherlands. NINETYSIX spills all the coffee on overc...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Sun Xa Experiment

Episode 210: 'World Music' ensemble, Sun Xa Experiment breakdown the origins of their name, their connection to Lamontville in Durban, South Africa, their shift from live performance being the focal point to working more on t...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Tecla Ciolfi [Texx And The City]

Episode 209: Nasiphi & Meagan enjoy a tri-city tea time with Tecla Ciolfi; Cape Town’s busiest music maven. Tecla tells you what it took to build two mighty media outlets - Texx And The City & Texx Talks - during …

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Aug. 31, 2021


Episode 208: We break bread with Baraka who chats to us about her journey accompanying her dad to his DJing gigs as a kid, to playing shows like Afropunk & Zakifo amongst other great accomplishments. Baraka https://www.instag...

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Aug. 25, 2021

Nicole da Silva

Episode 207: Nasiphi & Meagan get to know the voice behind your early Saturday hustle - Nicole da Silva. 5fm radio presenter, digital creator & CEO of dimples; Nicole gives us an intro into media mastery. From startup struggl...

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Aug. 17, 2021

Aux Alaio

Episode 206: Nasiphi is having a chat with Experimental/Alternative Vocalist & Producer currently living in Johannesburg, Aux Alaio. Aux breaks down their journey from the time they performed at the opening ceremony of the 20...

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Aug. 10, 2021

Celestial Mic

Episode 205: Andile & Marcel are having a chat with Maleningi Records' very own, Celestial Mic Celestial Mic www.instagram.com/celestialmic Hosts Andile Mathonsi https://www.instagram.com/lunathii_drops Marcel Smuts https://w...

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Aug. 4, 2021

Bring To Bear [UK]

Episode 204: Nasiphi had a chat with Symphonic Folk Metal band Bring To Bear based in London Bring To Bear https://linktr.ee/bringtobear Nasiphi Zwanehttps://linktr.ee/zwane031 Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunderground...

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July 28, 2021

The Fismits II

Episode 203: Nasiphi continues his interview with Mark Biagio of The Fismits, from their first session, Episode 169. Recorded in November 2020, Mark takes you back to the ’90s with his stories about sound engineering for toda...

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July 21, 2021

Lungelo Manzi II

Episode 202: Nasiphi & Andile continue their chat with Lungelo Manzi from their first session; Episode 166. Recorded in November 2020, this Part II gives you more insight into the final instalment of his "Black Dog" trilogy. ...

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July 14, 2021

Visual Jutsu

Episode 201: Nasiphi & Meagan speak to 2/3 of the creative collective, Visual Jutsu, about their experience in visual media. Together we explore the line between passion & profession, uncover what it takes to embrace your art...

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June 30, 2021

How To Podcast

Episode 200: To mark this special occasion, Meagan & Nasiphi speak about their experiences as South African podcasters, with the aim of giving newcomers a head start on the lesser spotted details of the craft. 200 episodes in...

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June 23, 2021

Umsindo Musiek

Episode 199: Nasiphi is having a chat with the legends behind Umsindo Musiek, a music collective founded by Levi & Sqalisu, that wanted to challenge the generic sound of today but branch out in the main aspects of fashion, mu...

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June 15, 2021

Raheem Kemet

Episode 198: Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with Afro-futurist, Craftsman, Wordsmith, Vocalist, Content creator & Hip-Hop artist Raheem Kemet who gives them the lowdown on his latest offering, Live Forever EP. He also cha...

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June 9, 2021


Episode 197: Marcel had a chat with the lads from Peasant about their new EP. Peasant https://linktr.ee/peasanthc Marcel Smuts www.instagram.com/thorns_of_sludge Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunderground.com Edit/Mix/M...

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June 1, 2021


Episode 196: Andile & Nasiphi are chatting to Hip-Hop artist Luigee, who gives them the lowdown on his latest offering titled "Fingerprint EP". Luigee also sheds some light on the obstacles he had to overcome being a Hip-Hop ...

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May 26, 2021

A Nameless Dread

Episode 195: Marcel had a chat with the cosmic horror boys of A Nameless Dread. find out more about the band and their music! A Nameless Dread http://dread.band Host Marcel Smuts www.instagram.com/thorns_of_sludge https://www...

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May 18, 2021

80nine 90one

Episode 194: Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with Luyanda Mbhele who is the co-founder of 80nine 90one, an independent music publishing company that has been growing from strength to strength since 2012. This episode takes...

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May 12, 2021

Ms Andii

Episode 193: Ms Andii is on the show to breakdown her latest project She Is King: Moneybag Baby. Ms Andii https://www.instagram.com/ms_andii_ Nasiphi Zwane https://linktr.ee/zwane031 Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunder...

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May 4, 2021

Mxnic T & Talicia

Episode 192: This week, Meagan & Nasiphi are chatting to brother/sister duo, Mxnic T & Talicia about family, influences, their well received latest single 'Their Story' & more Mxnic T https://www.instagram.com/mxnic_t Talicia...

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April 28, 2021

De Wallen

Episode 191: Nasiphi had a chat with the rock n rollers of De wallen! find out more about the bands history as well as their new album. De Wallen https://www.instagram.com/dewallenband Nasiphi Zwane https://linktr.ee/zwane031...

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April 20, 2021

International Flambe II

Episode 190: International Flambe returns to the show having dropped one of the hottest projects (Since95) to come out of Durban between the last time we spoke to him & now. He's on the show to chat about what he …

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April 13, 2021

Randy McLlolan II

Episode 189: New Age Neo-Soul artist Randy McLlolan is back on the show to give us the lowdown on her latest EP titled 'Unshaken' that is coupled with her emotional return home having been away for 6 years. It's a …

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April 7, 2021


Episode 188: Nasiphi has a chat with the guys behind Marene. Join in as they chat about the bands music, work ethic, and personalities that make them shine! MARENE https://www.instagram.com/marene_live Nasiphi Zwane https://l...

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