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Season 1

March 30, 2021

Tido Dandy

Episode 187: Andile & Nasiphi are having a chat with Durban based 'Wilding Out' hit-maker and Hip-Hop artist, Tido Dandy who shares his journey of growth being an independent artist. Tido Dandy www.instagram.com/tidodandyworl...

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March 23, 2021


Episode 186: Nasiphi is having a chat with heavyweight producer, record label owner and qualified sound engineer, KamixxBleach. He goes into his work with Canadian & French artists, his chance at becoming an NBA player, his m...

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March 16, 2021

Zoë Modiga

Episode 185: Zama Khumalo of Ithekuconnect & Nasiphi Zwane are breaking bread with multi-award winning independent artist, Zoë Modiga, who takes them on her journey from being a young girl eMbali in PMB to reaching new height...

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March 10, 2021

Zen Garden

Episode 184: Nasiphi sits down with Alternative band Zen Garden from Pretoria Zen Garden https://instagram.com/zen_and_nowww Nasiphi Zwane https://linktr.ee/zwane031 Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunderground.com Edit/M...

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March 3, 2021

Lumkah Fabulas

Episode 183: Andile had a dope chat with Lumkah Fabulas recently, Join as he talks to her about her growth in the local scene! Lumkah Fabulas www.instagram.com/lumkahfabulas www.facebook.com/lumkahfabulas www.twitter.com/lumk...

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Feb. 23, 2021

MJ Summers

Episode 182: The R&B Princess, MJ Summers is on the show to chat about her critically acclaimed EP titled 'Fungani', her work with producer Nacos, her relationship with her manager, being raised in a strict Christian family, ...

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Feb. 16, 2021


Episode 181: Nasiphi sits down with Afrikaans Rock band Kontras who join him all the way from Cape Town. The lads dissect the band's latest album 'Vir Konteks' & explore the relevance it has on their journey & band name. …

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Feb. 11, 2021

Brandon Render

Episode 180: Marcel had a chat with resident roadie Brandon Render about their various experiences in the SA music scene! Brandon Render https://instagram.com/brrandxn Host Marcel Smuts www.instagram.com/thorns_of_sludge http...

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Feb. 2, 2021


Episode 179: Zazz has been described by many as South Africa’s next big music sensation, so we sat down with her & exchanged stories on a rainy summer’s evening accompanied by loadshedding & this pretty much opened us up to …

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Jan. 26, 2021

Wasted Space [Buffalo, New York]

Episode 178: On this episode we’re introducing Nu-Metal band 'Wasted Space' from Buffalo, NY. When we received links to their explosive two track EP titled ‘The Eater’ & brutal ‘Youthanasia’ music video, we had no choice but ...

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Jan. 20, 2021

Kinders Vannie Suburbs

Episode 177: Nasiphi and marcel sat down with Cape Town artist Corné Opperman to have a chat about his music and life through lockdown Corné Opperman https://www.instagram.com/bandvanniesuburbs Hosts Marcel Smuts www.instagra...

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Jan. 12, 2021

Michelle Johnstone [13Stone]

Episode 176: We're having a chat with Michelle Johnstone, owner of one of the best custom silkscreen printing companies in Durban, 13Stone. Besides talking about the scene through the eyes of one of its biggest merch supplier...

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Jan. 5, 2021

Robin Molteno [CSLSX]

Episode 175: We've got Cape Town photographer & one of the brains behind South Africa's first ever online artist market Casualsex.store: Robin Molteno on this episode. We're chatting about his role in CasualSex, the team behi...

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Dec. 30, 2020

Kalden Swart

Episode 174: Our last episode of 2020 features our newest member of the Sludge Underground team - Kalden Swart. Who is he? What does he do? When did he start? Why was that cake so good? How did he end …

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Dec. 22, 2020


Episode 173: Durban based Hip-Hop artist AyZee is on the show and she's packing a lot of heat! She's spilling all the beans on her journey as a female rapper in the South African music industry, which includes the impact …

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Dec. 15, 2020


Episode 172: Twenty20Beastin are on the show to tell us about their latest EP titled "Care Package One", the challenges they faced in Johannesburg, life under lockdown regulations, the current state of their relationship with...

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Dec. 9, 2020

Metal Roundtable

Episode 171: On the panel we have the man behind the behind the Pit At The Polo events Matthew Howes, former Facing The Gallows vocalist Bryan Binneman, Photographer & brains behind this episode Byron Bowler & Megalodon/Dream...

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Dec. 3, 2020

Christiaan Steyn [FAME.ORG.ZA/Steyn IP]

Episode 170: Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with Christiaan Steyn of Steyn IP & the Foundation for the Advancement of Musicians Empowerment (FAME.org.za), which is an NPO that provides legal knowledge & support to SA musi...

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Nov. 27, 2020

The Fismits

Episode 169: Nasiphi has chat with The Fismits frontman, Mark Biagio Mark Biagio www.instagram.com/markbiagio www.Instagram.com/thefismits Hosts Nasiphi Zwane https://linktr.ee/zwane031 Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeun...

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Nov. 23, 2020

Usher Lavelle [UK]

Episode168: Nasiphi is chatting to Producer, DJ & man behind Zone 68 on Reprezent Radio, Usher Lavelle who is all the way out in the UK. This episode sees them chat about Usher's life as a producer, how his journey …

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Nov. 20, 2020

Fourth Son South

Episode 167: Marcel and Nasiphi chat to the frontman of local rockers Fourth Son South Fourth Son South www.instagram.com/ptoussa

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Nov. 16, 2020

Lungelo Manzi

Episode 166: Join Nasiphi and Andile as they have a chat with South African artist, Lungelo Manzi Lungelo Manzi www.instagram.com/lungelomanzi

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Nov. 10, 2020

Kaylee Golding [UK]

Episode 165: Meagan & Nasiphi are chatting to BBC Radio WM's award winning presenter/DJ, Kaylee Golding! The crew touches on the ins & outs of being on radio through Kaylee's story, how artists/bands should go about ensuring ...

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Nov. 3, 2020


Episode 164: We're having a chat with Firehouse resident DJ, Thegranddukeraw, who's shedding some light on this weekend's House Party at Robsons in Durban amongst other exciting updates pertaining upcoming gigs & projects! Th...

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Oct. 31, 2020

Truth Decayed

Episode 163: We're learning all about newly formed South African thrashers, Truth Decayed from Durban! They're chatting about their origins and their debut EP: Modern Day Illusion in an episode that was done at the Pavillion ...

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Oct. 27, 2020

Cliffy Kalifornia

Episode 162: Cliffy of Last Of The Daggers chats to us at Waxy's in Hillcrest, about everything you need to know about the "House Party" event that's happening on the the 7th of November 2020 at Robsons in Durban Cliffy …

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Oct. 25, 2020

Lost Boys [USA]

Episode 161: Lost Boys are here to talk. One of their biggest goals is to support people following their passions.Music is only part of who they are. Who are they? Lost Boys https://linktr.ee/lostboysofficialmusic Featured Tr...

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Oct. 20, 2020

Chyna The Artist

Episode 160: Lunathi Drops, Nasiphi & impromptu hostess, Lwazi the journalist, are having a chat with Vryheid's very own, Chyna The Artist! He tells them about his influences, his latest EP titled 'Connect', why Bless Is More...

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Oct. 17, 2020

REFUGE [Kenya]

Episode 159: Meag & Nasiphi are having a chat with with Rock 'n Roll band of expat teens living in Nairobi, Kenya: REFUGE REFUGE Instagram: www.instagram.com/refuge_kenya Facebook: www.facebook.com/PGSBrefuge Twitter: www.twi...

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Oct. 11, 2020

The Bakers

Episode 158: Nasiphi catches up with 'Ceremonious Crossfire' hit-makers, The Bakers as they join him all the way from Cape Town! We find out what it takes to be part of a band that's made up of individuals who are …

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Oct. 7, 2020


Episode 157: Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with 'Cream Soda Fever Dreams' hit-maker, Tamagotchi-JEEZUS, who gives them the golden hint at cracking the secret behind his single, MANGO-MORSE-CODE. They also chat about the ...

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Oct. 5, 2020


Episode 156: In this episode, Sludge Underground seeks to understand and celebrate the nuances of Womanity with the help of seven, lovingly selected, panel members from across the hemispheres. How do multi-creatives function ...

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Oct. 1, 2020

September 2020 Review

Episode 155: Meagan, Marcel & Nasiphi talk about a potentially new venue for gigging in Durban, share their experiences chatting to last month's artists, bands & creatives, close off the show with a new single by The Bakers, ...

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Sept. 25, 2020

Kenny Hughes

Episode 154: Marcel and Nasiphi have a chat with local bluesman Kenny Hughes Kenny Hughes Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennyhughes_artist Facebook: www.facebook.com/kennyhughesofficial Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeun...

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Sept. 21, 2020

Vinci II

Episode 153: Meagan & Nasiphi go on a deep journey with returning artist Vinci as they all analyze and breakdown his latest offering, Music While You Wait EP. You might want to light up a joint for this one Vinci …

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Sept. 20, 2020

Four Years Of Sludge

Episode 152: Marcel and Nas were put in the hot seat and answered a couple of questions to celebrate 4 years of Sludge Underground Meagan King Instagram: www.instagram.com/meagreking Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunder...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Ella Audrey Rae [Virginia, USA]

Episode 151: Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with the CEO of Reignland Creatives/Reignland Mag, Ella Audrey Rae, who's joining them all the way from Virginia in the US. Ella lets them in on what it takes to run …

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Sept. 11, 2020

Stanley Sibande

Episode 150: Marcel had a chat with the newest addition to Just Music. Join him as he chats with Stanely about his musical journey Stanley Sibande Instagram: www.instagram.com/stanley_sibande_music Facebook: www.facebook.com/...

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Sept. 7, 2020


Episode 149: We're learning all about the SAMA nominated, UKZN Jazz studies graduate & Red Bull Music Academy Alumni, Thato Motsepe on this episode. He tell us more about the creative process behind his SAMA nominated album '...

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Sept. 4, 2020

Climate Control

Episode 148: Marcel & Nasiphi are chatting to a Climate Control, the Johannesburg band that has played alongside the likes of Our Last Night, Crown The Empire and more. They'll be finding out all about the band & what it …

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Aug. 30, 2020

Bløm [Denmark/Poland]

Episode 147: Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with Electronica artist Bløm, joining them all the way from Denmark. Having moved there from Poland in the earlier stages of her music career, she lets them in on life having …

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Aug. 28, 2020

Episode 146: Nishalin Pillay

Meagan and Marcel have a chat with local Durban Percussionist Nishalin Pillay Nish Pillay www.instagram.com/nish_music www.facebook.com/nishpillaymusic Meagan King www.instagram.com/meagreking Sludge Underground https://www.s...

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Aug. 23, 2020

Episode 145: Loveboy And His Imaginary Friends [Australia]

Meagan & Nasiphi are having a chat with frontman of the first ever half analog half digital band: Loveboy And His Imaginary Friends, all the way from Australia. They talk about his music, background, mental health and learn a...

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Aug. 21, 2020

Episode 144: Mark Pyjama

Marcel had a chat with the man behind Pyjama Planet! Listen in as he talks about his music, composition, plugins and more Mark Pyjama www.instagram.com/markallnutt Sludge Underground https://www.sludgeunderground.com Edit/Mix...

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Aug. 16, 2020


Episode 143 : Meagan & Nasiphi have a chat with MOONGA K. who's an Alternative Soul singer-songwriter born in Zambia, raised in Botswana & currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His sincere approach to music invites l...

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Aug. 14, 2020

Graeme Watkins

Episode 142: Marcel and Nasiphi got a chance to have a chat with one of the South African music scene heavyweights recently. Join us as we chat about his music, life, and journey through the South African music scene Graeme …

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Aug. 10, 2020

Episode 141: Jesse XXI [Independent Producer, India]

Meagan & Nasiphi catch up with independent producer/'Phoenix' hit-maker, Jesse XXI joining them all the way from India. They dive into the fundamentals of his beats, his brief stint as a rapper, collaborations & a whole lot m...

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Aug. 7, 2020

Episode 140: You, Me And The Harmony

Marcel got to fangirl with one of his favorite local bands of all time. Listen in as he chats to You, Me, And The Harmony about their career as musicians, their new album, and the effects of lockdown on muso's …

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Aug. 3, 2020

Episode 139: REBENN [Pop Songwriter/Producer, Korea]

We're joined by Pop Songwriter/Producer, session pianist, cello player & coffee lover, REBENN all the way from Korea! He breaks down production on his hit single 'Ghost In My Mind' ft. Ellae, that is currently on a whopping 8...

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July 31, 2020

Episode 138: Faye And Wren

On this episode Meagan & Nasiphi are joined by singer-songwriter duo residing in Cape Town, Faye And Wren. We talk about their 15 year relationship, their setup as a duo, a fresh start in Cape Town, their time in Durban …

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