Our Platoon New Originals Artist Showcase shut down LA! This year’s lineup included up-and-coming R&B artists Annie Tracy and TA Thomas; Afropop artists Khaid, Teni and headliner Ayra Starr to close out the evening. DJ sets from Sasha Marie (Soulection) and Donavan’s Yard kept the energy up throughout the night.
Muneyi’s music has been described as a gift from the gods – a healing experience, as he connects the listener to his own narrative of Tshivenda folktales and modern sounds. He makes a grand return to streaming platforms and radio with his new poetic anthem featuring the award-winning South African vocalist Msaki.
CHXRL chronicles a diverse array of romantic and mental pitfalls throughout his life in his searing new EP hopeless&romantic. He blends fierce honesty with hook-laden pop choruses, lifting his emotionally fraught tracks with industry finesse.
In the wake of his introspective and emotionally charged track, "Relationship", the Mavin Records singer-songwriter, Boy Spyce, has resurfaced in the music arena with yet another compelling single, bearing the poignant title, "So Bad."
South Africa’s diverse fashion scene took centre stage as GQ’s Best Dressed Awards, in proud association with Fabiani, Platoon, Cruz Vodka, Huawei, BET, Lucky Star, Crocs and tagged! unfolded at Mea Culpa in Johannesburg. Now in its 17th year, this stylish event recognised and celebrated the individuals who refine fashion, each with their unique personality, individuality and creative flair.
After releasing his trailblazing debut EP L.I.T back in April, Proph went back to the mountains. But now he’s back with “Rap’s Dead”, an epic freestyle over instrumentals made famous by Meek Mill and Drake. The Thornton Heath rapper is truly back in his bag on this track, showcasing his stellar rapping abilities by layering each verse with multi’s and metaphors.
Moonga’s sound is as fluid as his identity, he aims to provide the soundtrack to our collective journeys of self acceptance - while tapping more into afrofuturist tones.
Aaron Smith is sadHAPPY, the 27-year-old musician has started a new chapter in his musical career with his new stage name sadHAPPY, the dance-pop alias of the talented singer.
Isle of Lofi is PLATOON's monthly DJ Mix series, exploring the varied facets and themes of chill hip-hop beats. This August, we're embracing the essence of Summer Nights, delivering a smooth blend of laidback and loungey Lofi beats. Starlit skies, warm breezes, and the soothing sound of a bonfire at night. Join us on this sonic journey as we capture the magic of summer in Firefly Lounge.
Bongeziwe Mabandla navigates the complex dialogue with his inner child in the short film Umntwana Ongaphakathi (The Child Inside). Also starring as its lead, Khumbula, the cinematic video chronicles the poignant journey of its character in a tale of self-discovery and healing, soundtracked by Mabandla’s latest release soze.