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Rattex collaborates with Jack Parow on track for Eksie Ou Special Edition

Eksie Out Special Edition - Jack Parow

Spaza rapper Rattex recently featured on a collaboration with Jack Parow for the Special Edition re-release of his smash hit album, ‘Eksie Ou’. The track, titled, ‘The Future’, is a banging joint that’s guaranteed to get clubs and festivals going wild.

The special edition of ‘Eksie Ou’ features 6 new tracks including 2 remixes, as well as a one of a kind drinking game for 2-8 players, real dice and a 12 page comic book! It’s a real collectors item.

Eksie Out Special Edition on Kalahari.com

Eksie Out Special Edition on Look & Listen

Eksie Out Special Edition on iTunes South Africa

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Driemanskap #IzuluLelamVideo world premiere on Live Amp

#IzuluLelamVideo on Live Amp

Driemanskap will be unleashing their brand new video for ‘Izulu Lelam’ on SABC1′s hit TV show, Live Amp, on October 26th at 9pm. This will be the first new track from Driemanskap’s forthcoming album, ‘Hlala Nam’.

‘Izulu Lelam’ is a song of hope dedicated to anyone going through tough times in life. The message of the song is that one day everyone will be free from the chains of hardship because heaven is a place that doesn’t discriminate between rich or poor, black or white.

The video was shot and directed by Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios. Ari shot Driemanskap’s previous video, ‘Ivamna (Love Potion)’. He has also just finished shooting the latest Jack Parow video and is an accomplished documentary maker.

Vincent Ntunja in Izulu Lelam Video

The Izulu Lelam video also features actor, model, basketball player and tv presenter, Vincent Ntunja, as a wounded warrior. The warrior is a metaphor for life’s struggle and the indomitable spirit inside everyone who keeps going in the face of adversity. Shot in black and white, the video is as epic and moving as the song itself.

Listen to and download Izulu Lelam right here:

Don’t forget – tune into Live Amp on Friday 26th October at 9pm.

Let’s get #IzuluLelamVideo and #Driemanskap trending on Twitter!

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Ewe Nje by Rattex featured in new Halls commercial

October 4, 2012 Media, Music, News, Video No Comments

This is one of the reasons we object to being called an ‘underground’ hip hop label. Sure, we put out music that doesn’t fit the standard pop radio format, but don’t get it twisted, we’re not trying to starve out here!

We recently placed Rattex’s street banger, ‘Ewe Nje’, in a Halls commercial. The track, produced by Hipe, is about how mainstream media has turned its back on real street music, preferring the image-conscious to the conscious. In the hook, Rattex proclaims that, ‘they can try, but they’ll never stop us – for real!’

‘Ewe Nje’ can be found on Rattex’s extended EP, ‘Streets, Raps & Us’. You can order the CD or download the music by visiting our online store.

Check out the Halls commercial…

…and check out the video for Ewe Nje…

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Intergalactic Crew – new posse cut by Hipe | New music

August 16, 2012 Music, News, Releases No Comments

Intergalactic Crew

Hipe, the producer behind some of Pioneer Unit’s biggest tracks, is putting the finishing touches to his long-awaited project, ‘Hiperspace’. To give you a taste of what to expect, Hipe has released the first single, an epic posse cut called ‘Intergalactic Crew’ featuring HC, Cream, Rattex, Ben Sharpa, DJ Codax, Damola, N’veigh, Blaklez, Jaak and Linz.

The track is available to buy from our online shop:

For the Soundcloud massive:

Listen on Twitmusic

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New: Bravo Papa by Jaak | Video

August 7, 2012 News, Releases, Video No Comments

Check out this brand new video by Jaak. It’s the first video from his new album, ‘Galant’ which is coming out later this year. The track is called ‘Bravo Papa’ and is based on the real-life story of crooked cops who were busted in Paarl, as reported in the Paarl newspapers.

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New: Embroidered Pioneer Unit Shield Badge | Merch

August 5, 2012 Merchandise, News No Comments

Embroidered Pioneer Unit Shield Badge

Show that you’re a Pioneer Unit soldier with our brand new high-quality embroidered plain-backed (sew-on) badges of the Pioneer Unit shield.

Silver white stitching on black cotton twill backing cloth with black embroidered edge.

The badges are fully machine washable and totally colour fast, these badges will NOT fade.

Badges are 5.5cm (width) x 7cm (height).

Embroidered Pioneer Unit Shield Badge

Embroidered Pioneer Unit Shield Badge

Only R20 + postage

Pay by credit card, Paypal, electronic transfer (EFT) or cash deposit.

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‘I Remember’ – Ben Sharpa SAE After Dark Session | New Music


Back in April, Pioneer Unit was invited to take part in the ‘After Dark‘ sessions at the SAE Institute in Cape Town. Hipe supplied a banger and Ben took care of business, dropping verses on the subject of ‘fallen heroes’.

SAE have released the project which consists of a track and a promo video. The track is called ‘I Remember’ and is dedicated to fallen heroes of all kinds.

Here’s the video…

Here’s the track, it’s FREE to download…

Download from Twitmusic

Download from Kasi.MP3

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Driemanskap CDs now available at Shesha Stores through Butan’s support of #PlayLocalOrDie

Pioneer Unit and our partners Butanwear are proud supporters of the #PlayLocalOrDie campaign which aims to push a patriotic agenda by celebrating South African arts and culture. As part of Butan’s commitment to this campaign, they have partnered with Shesha Stores across the country to make local music CDs available in all their outlets. Driemanskap’s classic first album, Igqabhukil’ Inyongo, will be among the first CDs to be available at all Shesha outlets for the next four months.

Butan / Shesha In-Store Promo

The CDs will be prominently displayed in all Shesha outlets and the music will be played on the store’s sound system. By supporting this campaign you will be doing your bit to ensure the viability of proudly South African businesses. Get yourself down to your local Shesha store and while you’re buying your Butan gear, cop yourself a Driemanskap CD.

Butan / Shesha In-Store Promo

Help spread the word by tweeting #PlayLocalOrDie and link to this blog post.

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Driemanskap’s CD will be available at the following Shesha Stores…

The Zone
Shop FF21
The Zone
Oxford Road

The Glen
Shop 6
The Glen Mall
50 Del Erven
Cnr. Orpen and Lethaba Str.

Shop L1 AB Level HH
Eastgate Shopping Centre
43 Bradford Avenue

Shop L313
Sandton City Shopping Centre
Cnr Rivonia Rd and 5th Street
Sandhurst Ext 3
Sandton, JHB

Shop UF 80
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Cnr Atterbury Rd and Lois Ave

Canal Walk
Shop 271
Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Century City
Cape Town

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Download Izulu Lelam by Driemanskap | New Music

Driemanskap at Jukebox Sessions 008

Driemanskap have released their first new track in over 2 years. The group have been working hard in the studio cooking up a massive follow-up album to their first release, ‘Igqabhukil’ Inyongo’. The new album is going to be called ‘Hlala Nam’ and is expected later this year. The new track is called ‘Izulu Lelam’ which translates as ‘heaven is mine’.

Download at Twitmusic

Download at Kasi.mp3

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Ben Sharpa 4DLS album artwork + international tour news

February 22, 2012 Artwork, News, Releases, Tour News 1 Comment

Ben Sharpa is due to release his second full length solo album in May through French label, Jarring Effects. The project is called 4th Density Light Show or 4DLS for short – it sees him collaborate with audio visual electro-dub crew Pure Solid, both in studio and live. Check out the album artwork…

4DLS Album Cover - Ben Sharpa & Pure Solid

Ben Sharpa and Pure Solid kick off their first international tour together by opening for Roots Manuva in Tourcoing (France) on 23rd April. The final date is at IOMMA Festival in Reunion Island on 30th May. Stay tuned for full tour details.

Before the release of 4DLS, Ben Sharpa will be dropping an 8 track EP called The Transition. It features John Robinson, Siete Nueve, Gin-i Grindith, Snazz the Dictator, Ootz tha Afronaut and Tebz. Production by Beatology, Hipe, Kanife and Dplanet.

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