• 06:00-10:00

    Breakfast 06:00-10:00

    • Nico

      As the older one in the team, Nic Mans has travelled to over thirteen countries where he has experienced new and interesting cultures and has pushed himself to new frontiers.From backpacking and island hopping in Asia to finding history lessons and admiring architecture in Europe and seeing the great spaces in North America, Nic has been on different soil for over three years and did it all.Tune in to the station to hear his diverse take on topics and share a laugh now and then!

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    • Tumi

      Tumi is a proud Pedi Capetonian who was born and bred in Mitchell's Plain. This sassy presenter is a good mix of being motherly, fun and determined to achieve everything she sets her mind to. Her motto is "Don't wish for it, Work for it" which she's lived by for most of her life boasting the fact she was the Head Girl of her primary school and High school among other amazing achievements.

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  • 12:00-14:00

    Halftime 12:00-14:00

    • Wesley

      Wesley eats, breathes and lives sport. Look up the word in the dictionary and there right next to it you'll find a picture of him. A man of many talents, he also has a keen ear for a good song. His powerful, sultry voice echoes through every show, keeping you entertained with all the right banter.

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  • 14:00-16:00

    Lunch 14:00-16:00

    • Celest

      Saying she has a "zest for life" does not entirely justify nor describe who Celest Anthony is. Being the only child has never stopped her from devoting a big part of herself to helping others. Born and raised in the Stellenbosch, she finds her passion in helping to develop and better the community. At the age of 25, she is currently on the road to obtaining her BA degree in Social Work, along with previous qualifications in community development and trauma counseling. Celest enjoys filming and watching documentaries, reading and spoken word. Her eccentric and extroverted nature is what makes her relatable and her determination and independence is what keeps her going each and every day. A dose of Celest a day is sure to keep the doctor away.

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  • 16:00-19:00

    The Drive 16:00-19:00

    • Nathaniel

      Nathaniel is a 5th year student trying to make beautiful radio. He loves music and when he's not DJing, he loves making it himself. he is married to Mother Nature, sorry ladies, as he is an avid hiker and enjoys the thrills of the outdoors.

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    • Gaby

      Gaby is a BSc Sport and Exercise Science graduate. She is Cape Town born and Joburg bred. Her bubbly personality and positive vibe can fill any room. Gaby is a free spirit who has a great love for music, especially house music, sport and the Kardashians. She is a true student of the radio game, her passion and enthusiasm for the media form runs deep, both as a listener and as an on air persona. Gaby brings a light hearted-ness to our line-up that allows people to relate and engage.

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  • 19:00-22:00

    Detour 19:00-22:00

    • Cher

      Cher hails from Cape Town, aims to conquer the influencer journey to market herself to the world.

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  • 22:00-01:00

    Hitlist 22:00-01:00

    • Arnold

      Born and bred in the town of Mossel Bay, Arnold moved to Stellenbosch to study LLB. Your friendly neighbourhood music guy, Arnold lives and breathes all things music. If you want to know anything about any artist past or present, he is your man! With a deep passion for science, video games and comic movies, he always strives to learn more about life and the people surrounding him. A vibrant personality with an unique sense of humour, his aim is to put a smile on every face he meets.

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Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier
Genre
Jazz Fusion
Release date
15 July 2016
Artist
Jacob Collier
Jacob Collier
15 July 2016 | Jazz Fusion

Jacob Collier first attracted attention with endearing homemade music videos that feature his versions of classic songs by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and others. Now 21, the multi-instrumentalist is seen in his family’s well-stocked music room, playing every instrument. The short clips use split and multiple screens to highlight each of the (many) parts; here’s Jacob smacking the snare drum, and there’s another Jacob, across the room, snapping out a funk bassline.

The best of these, like the “PYT” video that’s had more than 300,000 views, are entertaining primers in the art of multi-tracking, sometimes involving eight Jacob Collier voices in glorious, Creamsicle-hued harmony. They’re also exercises in music-geek showmanship: chances to watch as an unfathomably talented kid tears apart a beloved hit, modulates into a distant key just for a momentary chuckle, adds extra beats to confuse dancers, and drops devious jazz-piano science between verses.

There’s a thin line between genius and gimmickry. Collier’s debut album, In My Room, walks right up to it, peers out into the Valley Of Random Shredding, and then tiptoes back to the tasteful side. The title track is a faithful rendering of the Beach Boys classic, and though the voice chorale features some slyly disruptive interior tension, the mood of plush, daydreaming introspection prevails. This is the one to play for your Four Freshmen-loving grandfather and your glee-club pal who can’t get enough of Take 6.

Elsewhere, Collier changes the character and tone of his singing voice to suit his original material: He delivers the opening track, “Woke Up Today,” as a Bootsy-schooled funk crusader, shifts into a believable tone of sullen introspection to sing the gorgeous “Hideaway,” then glances at D’Angelo for the falsetto-kissed “Down The Line” and a brilliant episodic glide called “Saviour” that finds him rushing some phrases and placing others radically behind the beat. (The video for that one, shot in a continuous take, shows that Collier’s visual concept has evolved quickly.)

Collier’s vocals are showy and scene-stealing in a musical-theater way, but his exuberance is not that of a stage pro: Running through the singing and all the overdubbing that supports it is a palpable sense of play and discovery. Most of the time, the assembled tracks sound incredibly loose, governed by leap-of-faith ad-libs and happy accidents. Sure, his approach to music-making demands planning, but Collier isn’t a slave to the script: Dive in and listen on a granular level to any individual part, and you’ll hear unrestrained joy running right alongside whatever crazy chops and meta stuff is going on.

That’s the thing about Collier: His music operates on multiple levels at once. His sound is all happy showbiz dazzle on top, while underneath, in the boiler room, he’s conjuring Steve Reich and Frank Zappa. His tunes are rooted in stunning, opulent, proudly consonant chords, but sometimes they take sudden left turns into terrifying dissonance. He’s daring and calculating all at once — a child of the Internet who darts from one magical idea to the next, sometimes abandoning hypnotic grooves before they’ve even fully coalesced. Above all, Collier’s got an agile, fully alive musical mind and a distinct sound and, perhaps most importantly, the willingness to take chances. Listening to his sometimes dizzying debut, you get the sense that he could go in any direction and succeed. Or, at the very least, create something interesting.

– NPR Review (https://www.npr.org/2016/06/23/482809010/first-listen-jacob-collier-in-my-room)