now playing New Music Worldwide: Minor Science

WW Cape Town presented by Gilles Peterson and Esa

First broadcast date: 3 February 2017

A Worldwide FM live broadcast from Yours Truly in Cape Town, with Gilles Peterson hosting a line up of live performances and DJ sets which reflects the breadth and depth of the city’s scenes.

Running Order

Gilles Peterson (1 hour)
Pierre Estienne DJ set (1 hour)
Nonku Phiri Live (30 mins)
Portable Live (30 mins)
Esa DJ set (45 mins)
Card on Spokes Live (30 mins)


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London via Glasgow based South African, Esa Williams is part of a unique breed of talent on the electronic music scene, with his standing out in the electronic music crowd with his unique sound.

Pierre Estienne

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Pierre Estienne is one of Cape Town’s best loved vinyl DJs. His regular party Vinyl DIGZ, a celebration of music on wax, has gained a sizeable following for people to connect and celebrate vinyl culture.

Nonku Phiri

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Nonku Phiri stepped onto the scene at 17 with a serendipitous collaboration with Jazzworx. Her first single ‘Things We Do on the Weekend’ became an instant classic for its future kwaito beats accompanied by her sultry vocals.

Rozzano Davids

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One of the most revered figures in the local music scene, Rozzano Davids played a key role in the 80s and 90s club scenes of Cape Town, championing the emergence of hip hop and house. He continues to play a pivotal role today, playing out regularly in clubs across Cape Town.


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Portable AKA Alan Abrahams grew up in South Africa, came of age in London, and settled in Berlin—an artist, producer, and celebrated live act who has released his minimal wares on cult labels like Perlon and Live at Robert Johnson, as well as his own Süd Electronic label.

Card on Spokes

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Card on Spokes is a multi-talented South African musician whose work spans the genres of jazz and electronica.

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Gilles Peterson
Dollar Brand – Behold The Night and Day Gently [Spectator Records] // Denmark
Zim Ngqwana – Biological Warfare [Sheer Sound] // South Africa
Shabaka Hutchings – Untitled (Unreleased)
Winston Mankunku – Yakhal’ Inkomo [Sheer Sound] // South Africa
Felix laband – Unknown [ Compost Records] // Germany
Rodriguez – Sugar Man [Light In The Attic Records] // US
Alice Phoebe Lou – [Roastin Records] // US
Thor Rixon – Puddles (ft. Itai Hakim) [ Roastin Records] // South Africa
Alley Cat – Earth Angel [Naked Voice Records] // US
Lionel Peterson – Girls [Plum Records] // South Africa
360Graus – Pure Crystal (Vocal Mix) [Speedsound]

Pierre Estienne
Amaginsa – Shaluza Max [Sheer Sound] // South Africa
Sharon Dee – O’yami [Kariba Records] // South Africa
Thebe – Tempy Life [Universal] // US
Prophets of Da City – Our World [Ku Shu Shu Records] // South Africa

Nonku Phiri – Live Performance

Dos Amigos – Don’t Stop
Abdullah Ibrahim – conversation clip

Manuel Flores – Unknown
Manuel Flores – Unknown
ano Davids
Batsumi – Emampondweni [Matsuli Music] // UK
M’Du – Yu4me [Sony] // US
Trompies – Magasman [Universal] // US
Boom Shaka – Nkosi Sikelela [Earthworks] // US

Portable aka Bodycode – Live Performance

Khadija Tracey – Live Poetry Performance

Card on Spokes – Live Performanc

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