Skyler Hendricks


In the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant music scene, a captivating singer-songwriter has recently set the stage ablaze with his long-awaited album launch. Keanan Eksteen, a rising star in the music industry, showcased his most recent masterpiece, Golden Fever, to a rapturous audience at one of Cape Town’s most prestigious music venues, District. The evening itself was a testament to the significance of an album launch, as fans and music enthusiasts gathered to celebrate this talented artist’s artistic journey and immerse themselves in the soulful melodies of his debut album.

Seth Grey is a Cape Town-based artist whose warm, nostalgic, and smooth sound reflects his appreciation of old-school RnB and soul. His music is a breath of fresh air, combining mature and modern components to create a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Seth’s passion for music has taken him to various locations across Cape Town, and it’s his exceptional talent as a solo performer which distinguishes him from the rest.

With the singles ‘O.S.L’ and ‘U Say’ out now, there is a great deal of excitement and curiosity for what else this multifaceted artist has up his sleeve.

Breaking into the RnB and hip-hop space is a challenging task alone. Now, add bursting on to this male-dominated scene as a solo-female musician — the battle increases tenfold. Local songstress Scintilla, however, breaks down how to establish yourself in the industry with ease. This multifaceted musician unpacks her journey of setting goals, setting boundaries, setting yourself up for success in the face of adversity, and remaining authentic in the process.

Gladiolus Tristis is Aaron de Kock’s, better known as RT Palmer‘s, second official EP. This project follows his 2021 release, Amalgamate, which featured BLACACTUS. Gladiolus Tristis marks the first-ever solo project from RT Palmer and is one that he took the time to meticulously curate into the oscillating seven-part production that was released on 9 December. 

Enchanting vocals, jazzy rhythms and smooth instrumentals are delivered effortlessly by the Cape Town-based afro-soul artist, KhiweG. Her debut EP, Bhotani, showcases the creativity and dexterity of this singer-songwriter. The project tells a story of the journey towards self-awareness through the difficulties of life, and the relationship between a grandchild and their grandparents, or “guardians”. 

Being forced to take classical piano lessons is an experience most children do not remember fondly. For Benjamin Fisher, however, this experience set him up for a journey of endless musical discovery and developing a deep love for the instrument. Almost a decade later, this solo artist now has a debut single, ‘I Don’t Need No Other’, to boast about and a new single, ‘What It Was’, due for release on 18 November.