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Carl Wastie calls up besties, SOFI TUKKER, about new song

SOFI TUKKER are back! The duo that brought us the no.1 international song of 2020 on Kfm 94.5 - as heard on the year-end countdown of that year's biggest songs - 'Purple Hat' - have got new music out. Since 'Purple Hat' debut on Kfm 94.5, its weeks at no.1 on the Kfm Top 40, and the general love and gees Kfm 94.5 listeners have shared with the band online, they have forged quite a tight bond with South Africa, but in particular, the Western Cape and the radio presenter that has become one of their besties: Carl Wastie. So, naturally, when their new single, 'Original Sin', from their upcoming sophomore album Wet Tennis, was released, Carl Wastie called them up on the Kfm Top 40 on Saturday, 19 February 2022... and Sophie, Tucker and Carl called out the powers-that-be who haven't yet added Cape Town and South Africa to their tour list! 'Original Sin' by SOFI TUKKER is available via all good streaming platforms.

Tuesday 01 March 2022

7 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Your new Idol now on the Kfm Top 40

Your latest Idol and one of the acts you’ll see at Huawei KDay - Berry - has dropped her debut single, ‘Ungowami’. The isiZulu song speaks about a love so eternal that you cannot help but sing about it. Following the release of the song, Carl Wastie gave Berry a call on the Kfm Top 40 on Saturday, 19 February 2022, to find out more about the individual behind the powerful voice that South Africa voted as its Idol. One week later, on Saturday, 26 February 2022, the song entered the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie at no.33. ‘Ungowami’ is available across all good streaming platforms.

Tuesday 01 March 2022

12 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Pascal & Pearce re-join forces with Locnville for new song

One of your favourite electronic music duos has teamed up with another one of your favourite electronic music duos – again! On Friday, 18 February 2022, Pascal & Pearce dropped their latest release featuring vocals from Locnville. Called ‘Broken Telephone’ – this tropical house track is just what we need to soak up the last bit of Summer. To find out more about the new track, Carl Wastie called up one half of Pascal & Pearce, Dave Pearce, on Saturday 19 February 2022 on the Kfm Top 40. 'Broken Telephone' is available across all good streaming platforms.

Tuesday 01 March 2022

7 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Martin Garrix on the Kfm Top 40

On Saturday, 27 February 2021, award-winning producer / DJ extraordinaire, Martin Garrix, joined the one-and-only Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning chart show, the Kfm Top 40, for a quick catch-up about his career, as well as his brand new single with Tove Lo called 'Pressure'. By the way, how do you pronounce Tove Lo?  Take a listen to find out, as Martin Garrix finally puts all debates to rest in this fun and insightful chat.

Thursday 04 March 2021

7 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Introducing Cayla Mentor on the Kfm Top 40

Get ready to meet Cayla Mentor – a rising South African star straight outta Cape Town. This talented singer / songwriter is also a bassist! She debuted her new single, ‘Me, Myself & I’ on Kfm 94.5 a few weeks back with Brandon Leigh on Kfm Sundaze. Following the first-time spin, Brandon, who is also the host of Kfm Nights, which airs directly after The Flash Drive with Carl Wastie in the week, alerted Carl to Cayla Mentor and told him she needs to be on the chart. The rest, as they say is history, as on Saturday, 27 February 2021, Carl Wastie welcomed Cayla Mentor onto the Kfm Top 40 - to introduce herself as an artist, to get to know her, and to bubble under ‘Me, Myself & I’.

Thursday 04 March 2021

7 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
New Hero's new banger - a tribute to those suffering from depression

New Hero are back with new music! Scottie Moore and Keaton Carelse, also known as Grimhouse, make up the genre fluid, group, armed with the common goal of creating music that takes you on a journey to make you feel good. On Saturday, 27 February 2021, Carl Wastie called up New Hero's Scottie Moore to chat about their new single, ‘Smiling', on the award-winning Kfm Top 40. 'Smiling' speaks to Scottie's battle with depression in 2020 - and is a tribute to anyone going through the same during the current pandemic.

Thursday 04 March 2021

10 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Introducing Seth Daniels on the Kfm Top 40

On Saturday, 27 February 2021, Carl Wastie caught up with a local, young talent, who goes by the name of Seth Daniels, on the Kfm Top 40. The interview took place during the Top 10 of the countdown, which was fitting, as Seth Daniels happens to be one of the Top 10 requested artists, with his fanbase flooding the Kfm WhatsApp line with requests for his new single, ‘Told You So’. 'Told You So' is available via all good streaming platforms.

Thursday 04 March 2021

8 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
'Kiss Me' gets 2021 update thanks to DJ Cosher

DJ Cosher’s been cooking in his kitchen – this time with vocalist, Alex Solomon – for another take on a classic. You may remember in the past DJ Cosher released his take on 'Dancing In The Moonlight'? He also released a version of a proudly South African classic. But this Valentine's Month he's back with more great music! You may recall the Six Pence None The Richer version of this song, ‘Kiss Me’ from 1998? Well, this month of love, it’s been updated to fit into 2021! The update, which is Alex Solomon's debut commercial song, plays an ode to the original, whilst offering up a fresh, unique update for a new generation. The song is expected to be officially released before Valentine's Month (February) is up - but in the meantime, you can hear some of it in the podcast of DJ Cosher and Alex Solomon's interview with Carl Wastie on 13 Feb 2021, where the Kfm Top 40 played host to yet another exclusive!

Monday 15 February 2021

9 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
The Kiffness' David Scott makes solo debut on chart

David Scott – the man behind The Kiffness – recently released a body of work called ‘Departures’. The EP featured 6 songs different in style to his work as The Kiffness, and one of the songs was one called ‘Aurora’. It was just instrumental at first, but last week, David Scott released the vocal mix, featuring vocals from South African-UK vocalist, Julia Church, who’s also appeared on work by Goldfish and Pascal & Pearce. A week later (13 Feb 2021), 'Aurora (Vocal Mix)' - David Scott featuring Julia Church made its way onto the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie. To celebrate - and taking into account it was Valentine's Day weekend - Carl Wastie rang up David Scott and Julia Church for an interesting date styled interview, where he was the third-wheel.

Monday 15 February 2021

13 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Carl Wastie calls up Lee Cole with some good news

Thursday 10 December 2020

5 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Carl Wastie “goes carolling” and surprises Amy Jones

On Saturday, 5 December 2020, Carl Wastie found a novel way to tell two local artists that their songs had made it onto the Kfm Top 40 – getting into the festive gees and carolling for them Listen to him surprise Amy Jones with news that ‘Imagine’, which features Donvino, entered SA’s best chart show at no.31…

Wednesday 09 December 2020

4 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Daniel Baron & Sketchy Bongo team up for Summer tune

Daniel Baron has teamed up with Sketchy Bongo, for a Summer song that sums up those Summer feels. It’s called ‘Rainbows’ – and it’s out now! On Saturday, 5 December 2020, the singer who rose to prominence a decade ago thanks to reality TV show, ‘Idols’, as well as the masked hitmaker, joined Carl Wastie on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about the track and how it came to be. But instead of Carl asking all the questions, he created a questions & answers circle, which brought about some hilarious answers from the South African music legends. How do two artists living in Jo’burg, Thai food in Durban, and the beaches of Cape Town come together in this song? Take a listen to the podcast to find out!

Wednesday 09 December 2020

10 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Jono Grayson has a beautiful message with new love song

28 year old singer-songwriter and producer, Jono Grayson, who made his mark within the South African music industry when he became a fan-favourite and Top 13 Semi-Finalist on the first season of The Voice South Africa – has released a new single. Originally from South Africa, but now living in the UK, Jono’s new song, ‘I Hope You Know’, carries with it a special message, stating that that ladies don’t need make-up to be beautiful. On Saturday, 5 December 2020, Carl Wastie called Jono Grayson on the award-winning Kfm Top 40 to find out more about ‘I Hope You Know’ as well as life in the UK. Take a listen to the podcast…

Wednesday 09 December 2020

10 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Cape Town Belieber recounts meeting her idol on Instagram

Did you hear about the Cape Town Belieber who’s day was made when her hero, Justin Bieber, accepted her request to join him on Instagram Live? Her name is Yusrah Soeker – and on Saturday, 28 November 2020, Carl Wastie called her up on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about the encounter and to spread some light on why he thinks the Biebs pronounced her name as well as he did. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber enjoyed 3 entries on the award-winning chart show: 'Lonely' featuring benny blanco at no.6, 'Holy' featuring Chance The Rapper at no.4, and a record-breaking hot shot new entry, 'Monster' with Shawn Mendes at no.2.

Tuesday 01 December 2020

6 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Paxton's back with an undeniable hit

Paxton is back with another hit! With the challenging year that this has been, Paxton has found new strength within herself and used that as the backbone for her brand-new single, ‘Undeniable’. On Saturday, 28 November 2020, Paxton joined Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 for an in-studio interview that not only gave us some background to the song, but also revealed some interesting facts about the former Idols SA winner from Bishop Lavis in a game Carl Wastie calls 'Sing It Back' - where he asks the questions and instead of answering by talking, his guests answer by singing their replies. Spoiler alert: Mariah's got some competition when it comes to her Christmas classic, because Paxton brings it on some whole other level!

Tuesday 01 December 2020

13 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Jay Em remember fallen friend with new single & EP

Brothers, Ruwayne and Waven Sebia, otherwise known as Jay Em are back with new music! This time though... it’s a single that’s close to their hearts. Featuring the vocals of MiCasa’s J’Something and Liquideep’s Ziyon the track is called ‘Good People’ – and appears on their forthcoming EP, 47 Spt Str (September Street) which is a tribute to their late friend, Neelan Munnick, also known as Four7. On Saturday, 28 November 2020, Jay Em, who have been mentored by J'Something, joined Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 to chat about 'Good People' - and how they came to work with the MiCasa frontman, as well as the iconic, Ziyon (who many thought was in retirement), on this tune. The 47 Spt Str EP comes out 11 December 2020.   Please note: tissues may be a good idea when listening to the motivation for this album.

Tuesday 01 December 2020

7 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
Lee Cole shows he still cares, as he releases new single

Lee Cole, the hitmaker behind 'I Don't Wanna Wait' and 'Pink Dragons', has a new single out, that he wasn't planning to release to radio... until Carl Wastie's exclusive interview and play of the track on the Kfm Top 40. Called 'Do You Still Care?' - the track, which released to the public on 20 Nov 2020 and chart show audiences first got a little taster of on 21 Nov 2020 on the Kfm Top 40, officially launched on Kfm 94.5 with a bang, as Carl Wastie called up the Jo'burg star for a full play of the song on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020.

Tuesday 01 December 2020

6 Minute listen

Alan Walker - Faded
ZYO's back with a banger for summer

ZYO’s back with a song that needs to part of all Summer party playlists. Called ‘Ingoma Yam’ – the song features Kitso Seti and Thandeka Mfinyongo – and is a true Afro Pop track. On Saturday, 21 November 2020, the masked producer caught up with Carl Wastie on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 - from an undisclosed location. ZYO first rose to prominence on Kfm 94.5 with his hit, 'Dockside Days' which featured the vocals of Mathew Gold and charted for a number of weeks within the Top 10 on the chart. In this new offering, he continues to bring us a beat that promises to move your feet this Summer. Take a listen to his chat with Carl Wastie...

Monday 23 November 2020

7 Minute listen