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Jeremy Loops Album Trading Change Debuts at No. 1

Trading Change, the debut album by Cape Town musician Jeremy Loops, has climbed straight to No. 1 on the iTunes SA charts on release day.

The album, which features the singles Power, Mission to the Sun (ft. Jamie Faull) and Down South (ft. Motheo Moleko), was released on 31 March on iTunes SA, with the CD release set for 7 April across stores nationwide, and a worldwide release tentatively scheduled for May 2014.

Trading Change flew to its No.1 position ahead of the formidable Now series (Now 66) as well as new albums by international favourites Toni Braxton and Shakira. Speaking on the albums impressive sales debut, Jeremy Loops said ‘This is Crazy! We hoped the album would be well-received, but this initial response is simply overwhelming. I’m still taking it all in.’

The album’s official launch party will be held at his Kirstenbosch show on 6 April, closing out Old Mutual’s annual Summerset Concert series and Johannesburg at Katy’s Palace on the 23rd April.

Jeremy Loops will tour Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom in May in support of the album’s release, with additional European tour dates being finalised.

Download Trading Change today: www.bitly.com/loopsalbumitunes


  1. Sinner
  2. Power
  3. Down South ft Motheo Moleko
  4. Trip Fox
  5. Mission ft Jamie Faull
  6. Lonesome and Blue ft Adelle Nqeto
  7. Skinny Blues
  8. Higher Stakes
  9. Running Away ft Motheo Moleko
  10. Killer Killer
  11. My Shoes ft Motheo Moleko
  12. Basil

ESJAY JONES “Made In RSA” tour announced!

South Africa’s Queen of Rock & Roll and former front woman of Stealing Love Jones, Esjay Jones, returns to South Africa for her “Made In RSA” tour.

Taking her explosive solo performance across SA from 1 to 14 November, Esjay will be embarking on an unplugged tour with a difference… Joining her will be USA DJ Shasta for an evening of music and madness not to be missed!

After the incredible success Stealing Love Jones achieved in South Africa, Esjay Jones left SA in 2009 to pursue her International Music career in the USA, basing herself in San Diego and playing at local venues while commuting up to Los Angeles. It took barely two years of working the live music scene circuit in California for Esjay to be discovered by Tom Maffei and signed to Primary Wave Management. Esjay started working as a songwriter / top-liner and producer for the world’s biggest top 40 artists. Only established for a short time in Los Angeles, Esjay Jones was head hunted by world-renowned producer JR Rotem and Zach Katz and signed to Beluga Heights as a songwriter and development producer. Since then Esjay Jones has worked with Sean Kingston, Akon, Rihanna, Shakira, Jeffree Star, Alex Da Kid, The Underdogs, Hook N Sling, Semi Precious Weapons and the list goes on.

With all of this said, Esjay Jones is living her dream. Not only is she working behind the scenes, but there is also talk of her putting out another album. “I’m so blessed and grateful for the amazing opportunities that I have been given, not only in Los Angeles but also in South Africa and can’t wait to get back home to give my fans, friends and family a taste of what I have been living over here. No band, No Bullsh*t, just me!”

Her new single “TDTF” will be released to South African radio from the 17th of October and will be available for digital download along with other exclusive new singles. Go to www.2feetmusic.com for all the info.

It’s been 3 years since her last South Africa, so don’t miss out on seeing Esjay perform live in South Africa this November 2012. You can find all of her tour dates at www.esjayjones.com


“Made In RSA” tour dates, courtesy of Southern Pulse:

Thursday 01 November
The Bohemian (Richmond, Johannesburg ) supported by Holly and the woods

Friday 02 November
Live-The Venue (Durban) supported by The Black Cat Bones

Saturday 03 November
Route 56 Festival (Kokstad) also on the bill: Shadowclub, Southern Gypsey Queen, Black Cat Bones, Shotgun Tori, Wonderboom, Absinthe

Friday 9 November
Ragazzi (Long st, Cape Town)

Saturday 10 November
Studio 7 (Cape Town)

Sunday 11 November
Brass Bell (Kalk Bay)

Wed 14 November
Arcade Empire (Pretoria) Supported by Gareth Wilson


Star Slinger

*Release new EP Ladies in the Back (featuring Teki Latex) November 26th

*Announces Jet Jam club nights in Seattle, LA and New York.

Acclaimed writer, producer and remixer Star Slinger is to release a new EP in November. The lead-off track ‘Ladies in the Back (featuring Teki Latex) is available to hear via SoundCloud and purchase digitally now. The announcement coincides with the launch of his Jet Jam club night for a series of shows in Seattle, LA, New York and the UK.

The full EP is released 26th November on 12″ vinyl and also digitally and features an alternative mix of ‘Ladies in the Back’, as well as remixes by the likes of Chrissy Murderbot, Nadus and Jay Fay. Full track listing below.

The release follows up from his previous single, Dumbin’ (featuring Reggie B) and more recently, hugely acclaimed remixes for the likes of Jessie Ware (Wildest Moments), Bondax (You’re So) and re-fixes of the likes of Drake and Rihanna.

‘Ladies in the Back’ is released via his Jet Jam label and the 12″ can be pre-ordered via http://shop.wichita-recordings.com/Search.aspx?by=8&keyword=star%20slinger.

This summer has seen Star Slinger play across the US, Europe and Australia including huge appearances at the likes of Lollapalooza, Bamboozle and Camp Bisco in the US and Sonar, Spektrum festival and Beacons in Europe as well as a full European tour with A$AP Rocky. This next month sees shows at Decibel festival in Seattle and an appearance at Annie Mac’s Presents club night at Koko, London.

A debut album will be released in 2013.


Tracklisting for Ladies in the Back (featuring Teki Latex) and 12″ is

A1) Ladies In The Back (Main Mix)
A2) Ladies In The Back (Party Mix)

B1) Nadus Remix
B2) Chrissy Murderbot Remix

The digital release also features the tracks

Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex) (Jay Fay Remix)
Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex) (Norrit Remix)