August 22, 2016
June 10, 2016
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The Mabu Vinyl Blue Trommel Basement, to give it its full official name, is a section of the Mabu Vinyl Storeroom, which is situated in Oranjezicht, just a short distance from the Mabu Vinyl shop in Gardens.
While Mabu Vinyl’s well-known shop in Rheede Street will always be filled to the rafters with lots of great records, CDs, DVDs, books, cassettes and other cool stuff, the Blue Trommel Basement is mainly for those vinyl customers and collectors looking for the more collectable and rare records.
“The Basement” (or “The Trommels”), as these rooms are affectionately known, is where the more valuable and collectable records that come into Mabu Vinyl, all in top-end condition, can be found. Here you will find a wide selection of international and SA pressings, some of which are sold on eBay, as well as to private buyers and collectors from all over the world who visit the Basement.
There are plenty of LPs, 10″ albums, 7″ singles, 12″ maxis, and rare CDs in stock in the “The Trommels”, which is run by Jacques Vosloo, who personally inspects all the new incoming vinyl for imports in either mint or excellent condition, as well as South African pressings in the same shape.
A small section of “The Basement” stock can be found in the Mabu Vinyl shop, to give customers an idea of what stock is there and the prices, but anyone wanting to see more records in that condition, can arrange an appointment with Jacques to visit the Basement.
Due to the facts that The Basement is based at a private house, and Jacques is sometimes out looking at batches of vinyl, appointments to visit the Basement can only be made by contacting Jacques directly and arranging a time. The address and directions will be given at that stage.
Please phone or SMS Jacques on 0799228585 between 11am and 3pm, Tuesdays to Fridays, to make an appointment to visit the Blue Trommel Basement in Oranjezicht, Cape Town.
June 2, 2016
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“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger”
(The Child Is Still Younger)
36-artist double tribute album
a Flamedrop Productions & Sound Action Promotions release
“Die Kind Is Nog Jonger”, the much anticipated multi-artist tribute album to acclaimed South African poet Ingrid Jonker is seeing the light of day on Friday 3 June!
It will be released on double CD and download (the limited edition vinyl pressed in the UK will only be available from July)
– CD cat. # : FDROP 002
– LP cat. # : FRDOP 003
Jonker’s daughter Simone (and husband Ernesto of Sound Action) passed her mother’s timeless words on to 36 diverse artists, to interpret as the poetry moved them. The result was a deep, passionate, exciting and undeniably relevant piece of art, bringing a literary icon and South African music together for a brand new rebirth, not only for Jonker’s words that still resonate half a century after her tragic death, but also refocusing the lens on what local music as a whole, and Afrikaans music in particular can, and should be – world class.
It is however not limiting, with 11 of the 36 songs English translations.
The artists on this independent release span 5 decades (including living legends, struggle era stalwarts, award winners, well-known and new names, expatriates & some internationals), and encapsulate a vast array of genres further expanding this historic collection’s appeal (please see all participants in the track listing below).
Sample clip of all tracks at
Some videos have been produced for selected tracks, with more on its way.
They can be accessed in the Ingrid Jonker playlist at www.youtube.com/FlamedropProductions
For on-line shoppers the first CD run will be available to order at www.raru.co.za and www.loot.co.za or on foot it can be picked up at indie record stores like Revolution and Mabu Vinyl (Cape Town), High Fidelity (Killarney Mall, Joburg), Top CD and Music Moods (Pretoria / Centurion area). Various countrywide Exclusive Books branches will be stocking it soon with more stores & outlets to be added.
The digital option for worldwide mp3 download is currently available via CD Baby:
while in the next few weeks all major download stores will have it available, from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon mp3, to streaming services like Spotify and new South African location Liedjie.com
Get all details, updates and where the collection can be acquired at:
1. Ingrid Jonger, Tim Parr & Dawie Goldberg – Toemaar Die Donker Man
2. Ernestine Deane – Die Kind
3. Anton Goosen – ‘n Hemel Vol Blou Akkers (Plant Vir My ‘n Boom André)
4. Stefan Strydom (feat. Gert Vlok Nel) – Ingrid
5. Jennifer Ferguson – Windliedjie
6. Abraham van Geenbybel – Donker Stroom
7. Rambling Bones – Summer (For Simone)
8. Falling Mirror – 25 December 1960
9. Andrew Kay – Fragment
10. Terminatryx – Ontvlugting
11. mike dickman – I Went In Search Of My Body
12. Tonia Möller – Man En Vrou
13. The Wilde Junge – Police Protection Guaranteed
14. André van Rensburg – Liedjie Van Die Troebadoer
15. The SlashDogs – Lied Van Die Graf Grawer
16. The Sighs Of Monsters – Drawing
17. Die Naaimasjiene – Mamma
18. Robbi Robb (feat. Amritakripa) – Face Of Love
1. Inge Beckmann – Korreltjie Sand
2. Kalahari Surfers – Klein Hande
3. Jim Neversink – Bitterbessie Dagbreek
4. Beeskraal Revival – Verlore Stad
5. Daniel Eeuwrick (feat. Piet Botha) – Aan Uys Krige
6. Somerfaan – Ontnugtering
7. Anne Van Schothorst – Ek Het Gedink
8. Ivan Kadey – Tokolosh
9. Radio Rats – Deep Dark Introverted Girl
10. Francois Breytenbach Blom & Ingrid Jonker – Die Kind
11. Eckard Potgieter – Ontvlugting
12. Victor Wolf – Ballade Van Drie Vriende
13. The CapTn (feat. Julie Hartley) – Reclaimed Land
14. Juliana Venter – Hierdie Reis
15. Dirk Ace – Van ‘n Skilder
16. The McClones – I Am With Those
17. Mavis Vermaak – Heimwee Na Kaapstad
18. Zaria – Begin Somer
Album conceived & compiled by Ernesto Garcia Marques & Simone Jonker
Produced by Paul Blom & Ernesto Garcia Marques
Executive Producers: Paul Blom & Jacques Blom
Honorary Executive Producers: Deon Maas, Joyce Gonin, Marq Vas,
Anne Myers, Eckard Potgieter, Andrew King, Salomé Theart-Peddle
Mastered by Peter Pearlson
Cover ocean scene artwork by Vernon Swart / Ingrid Jonker portrait
by Jonel Scholtz / Cover design & layout by Paul Blom
May 15, 2016
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The New York record shop Other Music will close its doors on June 25, after over two decades in business. We asked the co-owner Josh Madell about the records that represent the soul of his store.
April 14, 2016
In the late 1950s, the 1960s and into the 1970s, Louis Botha Avenue – the road through the Grove – throbbed with life. Lined with shops and eateries, and alive with music and romance, it was the backdrop to a melting-pot of working-class people, many of them with roots in Europe, who had made their homes in Orange Grove and the surrounding suburbs.
April 11, 2016
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Record Store Day is an annual event, founded in 2007, held on the third Saturday of April each year to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world” . We are creating an area that allows our customers to celebrate what is vinyl & music. I have asked the finest record stores in Cape Town to take part in this collaboration.
Loads of vinyl / Hifi promos
DJ / Live Music / Open mic
Food / Beers / Wine / Coffee