Happy Birthday James

James would have turned 56 today had he not been taken from our lives way too soon. Rocker, singer, songwriter, loudly South African, legend!We’re making 2015 the year of James here at Shifty and will be celebrating his life and body of great music during the...
Shifty Christmas Rash – Free Album Downloads

Shifty Christmas Rash – Free Album Downloads

I have been in recovery since the big party on 24th September. Well actually, it’s more like I retreated from the world in monastic meditation after a sort-of-like momentous religious experience. The truth is that Shifty September and the few months leading up to it...
Shifty Heritage Music Festival

Shifty Heritage Music Festival

An exciting line-up of multiple artists celebrating the diversity of the Shifty catalogue over 30 years. A few surprises are guaranteed. THE LINEUP… Matthew van der Want Urban Creep vd Want/Letcher Simba Morri Robin Auld The Kerels National Wake Gereformeerde...
Celebrate Shifty September

Celebrate Shifty September

Shifty Records, the Alliance Française of Johannesburg & the South African History Archive (SAHA) are pleased to present: SHIFTY SEPTEMBER: Celebrating 30 years of seditious sounds A Heritage Month tribute to the Shifty Records music label, combining exhibitions,...
Singing the praises of South African popular-music legends

Singing the praises of South African popular-music legends

South African postal service honours South African music legends in a series of stamps, “Music can change the world because it can change people,” said well-know Irish singer-songwriter and musician, Bono. This is especially true in Africa, where music is an integral...