Communications specialist for Red Bull and Music Industry Events coordinator, and owner of Broachella Mike Pocock shares his TOP 3 Music Choices for Lockdown.

1. Enter Shikari – Nothing is True & Everything Is Possible

“This was one of my most anticipated of 2020 and has been on repeat since its release in April. Enter Shikari is one of my favourite bands and this album just shows the versatility of the group and is by far the most experimental album they have done to date. ‘Dreamer’s Hotel’, ‘Satellites’ and ‘The Great Unknown’ are the stand out tracks for me showcasing their more electronic and alternative rock side they are so well known for. If you want something different that breaks the mould of musical monotony, then this album is a must.”

2. Fangs – Various artists

“It’s about bloody time we had a compilation available to us that represents our local metal and alternative scene. The guys at Mongrel Records really put together an awesome representation of what is happening in the country in terms of the scene. Featuring established and new acts, this compilation is the perfect rollercoaster featuring everything from psychedelic rock to progressive to pure heaviness. Tracks from Deity’s Muse, Ruff Majik, Savage Lucy, Truth & Its Burden, Sunken State and Hellcats stick out here. Get on this and grow some fangs for SA music!”

3. Red Bull Made In 72 Hours – Various artists

“This is definitely bias as I was working on this EP, but damn, what an experience. 12 artists across 4 tracks where each track was recorded in 72 hours from the artist’s home studios. Each artist had only 24 hours to add their part and then send to the next. An amazing feat which was pulled off featuring some of SA’s best up and coming and established artists. Moonchild Sanelly Gina Jeanz and Pierre Johnson are just three of the talented artists featured and really broadened my own horizons in terms of the great music that our country produces. Highly recommend checking out the EP on your preferred streaming platform if you’re into amapiano, deep house or hip-hop.”