We here at 9Lives are declaring May “Appreciation Month”. That means that we’ll be spending the month reflecting on the things that make us happy! This playlist is a big, fat thank you to all the great musicians and artists on the South African music scene. Local is lekker!

When you are having a proper South African braai or driving through the streets of South Africa, this playlist will leave you proudly South African:

  • Gold – Jeremy Loops
  • The Dance – aKING
  • Don’t Say/ Go Away – Al Bairre
  • Rafael – Beatenberg
  • Sorry Mama – Bad Peter
  • Another Universe – Arno Carstens
  • Toe Vind Ek Jou – Francois van Coke ft. Karen Zoid
  • Eiland Styl – Van Pletzen
  • Tonight – Albert Frost
  • Too Far Gone – Dan Patlansky
  • How I Met The Golden Goose – Gerald Clark
  • Send You Back – Black Cat Bones
  • Make Something Beautiful – Adelle Nqeto
  • Alright Now – Runaway Nuns
  • Friendzone – Early B
  • Stay With Me – Rubber Duc
  • Kopskudkinders – Die Tuindwergies
  • Your Mum – Ruby Gill
  • Vir Altyd 7 November – Fokofpolisiekar
  • Baby We’re Through – Hellcats
  • Sing My Net Aan Die Slaap – Ef-El
  • Need Some Company – Josh Kempne ft. Soulphia Town
  • Feeling Good – Stone Jets
  • Flow – Grassy Spark
  • Good Morning, Sunshine – Shortstraw
  • Liquidator – Taking Autumn
  • Kulkuns – Bittereinder ft. Chris Chameleon
  • Elektriese Kind – Spoegwolf
  • Wild Heart – December Streets ft. Thieve
  • Criminal For Your Love – Sannie Fox
  • Soldaatvolk – Foto Na Dans
  • Om Te Kan – Lukraaketaar
  • Move – Timo ODV
  • Coming Along – Sunset Sweatshop
  • Wes-Kaap – YoungstaCP ft. Ganja Beatz
  • Drive – Black Coffee ft. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu
  • Our Heritage – Die Heuwels Fantasie ft. Soweto Gospel Chior, HHP and JR
  • Follow – Gangs Of Ballet
  • Midnight Sun – And Matthews
  • Avalanche – Bam Bam Brown
  • Love Sick Rock ‘n Roll – Taxi Violence
  • The Devil Always Wants to Dance – Mr. Cat & the Jackal
  • Caviar Dreams – Al Bairre ft. PHFAT
  • Back In The Day – De Hofnar ft. Goodluck
  • If I Ever Saw Heaven – Roan Ash
  • Golflengte Verkeerdom – Glaskas
  • Great Heart – Johnny Clegg ft. Savuka
  • Young Blood – Little Ringo
  • The Knife – Zebra & Giraffe
  • The Remedy – The Narrow
  • Tema Van Jou Lied – Jack Parow ft. Valiant Swart
  • Pretoria Girls – Desmond and the Tutus
  • Wag Vir Jou – Janie Bay ft. Hunter Kennedy
  • Look Good – Lonehill Estate
  • Stutter Love – Opposite The Other
  • My Baby Lady Zamar
  • Daddy Don’t Disco – The Dirty Skirts
  • Blue Eyes – Springbok Nude Girls
  • Jungle Drums – Bye Beneco
  • Hello – Prime Circle
  • Doo Be Doo – Freshly Ground
  • Spirit – Kwesta ft. Wale
  • Heart Rate Rocker – De Wallen ft. Basson Laubscher

Get it on Spotify and iTunes

Appreciate the local musicians and artists by simply listen to our playlist on your Spotify and iTunes account here:

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