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The Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie sees Carl counting down the 40 BIGGEST hits in the Cape and talking to the creme de la creme of musicians, both local and international. The show airs on Kfm 94.5 every Saturday from 10am till 2pm. #KfmTop40

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The Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie sees Carl counting down the 40 BIGGEST hits in the Cape and talking to the creme de la creme of musicians, both local and international. The show airs on Kfm 94.5 every Saturday from 10am till 2pm. #KfmTop40

Cover image of Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie | #KfmTop40

Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie | #KfmTop40

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The Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie sees Carl counting down the 40 BIGGEST hits in the Cape and talking to the creme de la creme of musicians, both local and international. The show airs on Kfm 94.5 every Saturday from 10am till 2pm. #KfmTop40

Keeno Lee is back!

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Keeno Lee is back with a new single!

The actor and former Black Ties singer has a new solo single out called ‘Lifeline’ – and on Saturday, 17 October 2020, he joined Carl Wastie on the award-winning Kfm Top 40 to chat about this new single and give us the DL as to what he’s been up to.

During the chat, Carl Wastie described one of Keeno's songs as rooibos with floating biscuit... high prize or a compliment? Take a listen to find out...

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Oct 21 2020

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Mamela to Mi Casa's J'Something on 'Mamela'

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MiCasa’s new single, ‘Mamela’, is out – and a few weeks back, it was revealed the song is J’s favourite from Mi Casa. So naturally, Carl Wastie had to call him up to find out more about the track on the Kfm Top 40….

What Carl and the Kfm Top 40 team didn’t know was that we were interrupting J’Something’s weekend of love – as he was going away with wife, Coco, to celebrate their anniversary. But J’Something said that the song is so special and his love for the Kfm familia is so strong, that of course he would make a plan.

So, mamela (listen) to J’Something chat to Carl Wastie this past Saturday (17 Oct 2020) about ‘Mamela’…

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Oct 21 2020

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Shekhinah emerges strong as she preaches self-love

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Shekhinah has returned with new music and she's stronger than ever!

Hot on the heels of yet another Rose Fest (an all female headlined music festival, which this year was virtual owing to COVID-19), the multiple award-winning star has released a  ‘Fixate’, a brand new single out which features Kenyan starlet, BeyT. It's Shekhinah's first release in three years and brings with it a sense of maturity, whilst offering up a message of self-love, self-acceptance and self-motivation. 

'Fixate' comes off Shekhinah's upcoming album ‘Trouble In Paradise’ – which is available for pre-order.

On Saturday, 17 October 2020, Carl Wastie called up Shekhinah on the Kfm Top 40 to chat a little more about the track and upcoming album, as well as to celebrate the incredible moves that the recording artist, who hails from KZN, has been making. 

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Oct 21 2020

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December Streets on 'Last Forever', their name and more

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December Streets are celebrating a decade of making music – and they’re celebrating with a new single called ‘Last Forever’.

The aim of this track is to address the realities of life, but instead of giving up, dance and sing your way through the bad times because even though all good things may come to an end - you have the ability to walk positively into a new chapter of your life. A new beginning of good things & relationships.

On Saturday, 10 October 2020, Carl Wastie called up Tristan Coetzee, lead-singer of December Streets for a quick catch-up about the single. He also through out his idea of another name the band could've gone with.

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Oct 14 2020

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Goodluck on new music, the Luckdown and more

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GoodLuck have teamed up with German producer, Phil Soda, to remake a classic hit single, 'Freak Like Me'.

The song made waves around the world when it was released by Adina Howard back in 1995 and again by the Sugababes in 2002. Now, in 2020, Goodluck and Phil Soda connected to the lyrical content of the song and knew they wanted to put their own spin on the track and release it as their next single. It is also the second major cover by Goodluck who back in 2016 released there take on Londonbeat’s ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’ to critical acclaim.

On Saturday, 10 October 2020, Carl Wastie caught up with Goodluck frontwoman, Jules Harding, to find out more about how the collab came together, on the Kfm Top 40. He also chatted with her about the band’s highly successful online series ‘The Luckdown’, which sees the band interviewing famous faces in an original talk show format.

As home to all your music exclusives, the Kfm Top 40 also got the lowdown on what’s next for the Cape Town group who are celebrating a decade of making audiences jam to bops like ‘Taking It Easy', 'Electro Thing', 'Trickery', 'Dear Future Me', 'Be Yourself', 'Waiting For You' and most recently, ‘Rum & Cola’. And the answer is something we’re very excited for: an acoustic album featuring the band’s favourite singles.

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Oct 14 2020

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Kerwin releases new single and pairs wine with songs on the Kfm Top 40

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What wine would you pair with 50 Cent's 'In Da Club'? How about Master KG & Nomcebo's 'Jerusalema'?

On Saturday, 3 October 2020, Cape Town artist, Kerwin, joined Carl Wastie on the award-winning Kfm Top 40 to give him the answers... because more than just a musician, Kerwin is in fact an expert in wine!

The real reason for his visit to the Kfm 94.5 studios, however, was to give us the down-low on his latest single, 'Through The Night', which had dropped the day prior. Kerwin of course is no stranger to the Kfm Top 40, earlier this year lending his vocals to former top 10 single, 'By My Side' by EDM duo Wax Beach.

Find out which wines pair with some of your favourite songs and artists...

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Oct 06 2020

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Jethro Tait's mom surprises him on the Kfm Top 40

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There’s a reason the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie won both the Best Music Show and Best Weekend Show at the 2020 Liberty Radio Awards – because it’s more than just a chart show, it’s a lifestyle, a soundtrack and a home to exclusives and special moments.

Saturday, 3 October 2020, saw Carl Wastie and team get super creative to create yet another special, exclusive moment… through detective work, they managed to track down Jethro Tait’s mom and get her to tell Jethro that his single, ‘Dreams’, a Fleetwood Mac classic that he grew up listening to at home with his mom, had made it onto the chart – entering the Kfm Top 40 at no.32.

Coincidentally, Saturday was also Carl Wastie’s fourth anniversary at Kfm 94.5 – so Jethro was told he’d be congratulating Carl on 4 years at the Western Cape’s number one commercial radio station. Little did he know that his mom would be the person he’d be speaking to...

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Oct 06 2020

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EXCLUSIVE: Nasty C & Rowlene on the Kfm Top 40

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On Saturday, 3 October 2020, Carl Wastie played out an interview he had with Rowlene and BET nominee, Nasty C, about their latest project - a track called 'Stop'.

Connecting via Zoom, the Kfm Top 40 exclusive saw Carl Wastie getting to know a little more about the track and how it came to be, as well rapping for the two South African stars.

'Stop' comes from Rowlene's upcoming album '11:11'.

Whilst many know 'SMA' by Nasty C and Rowlene - a former no.1 on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 - many don't know that these two are more than just collaborators, with Rowlene being the first artist Nasty C signed to his own record label, Tall Racks Records. The first single she released through the label was 'Curtain Call', another track that performed exceptionally well on the Kfm 94.5 chart show.

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Oct 06 2020

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EXCLUSIVE: DJ Cosher x Sunset Sweatshop

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Saturday, 26 September 2020 saw the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 bring you yet another exclusive – the first time play ever of what is sure to be your Summer anthem: a collob between DJ Cosher and Ian Heyns, the frontman of Sunset Sweatshop.

Called ‘I Love This Feeling’ the song is due to release in the coming weeks.

Carl Wastie caught up with both DJ Cosher and Ian on Saturday, which coincidentally was also Cosher’s birthday, to chat about the upcoming release.

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Sep 28 2020

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Howard Edward on Jimmy Nevis collab

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On Saturday, 26 September 2020, Amy Tjasink and Jimmy Nevis’s ‘Game Over’ was the highest climber on the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie – up 7 places from no.17 the previous week (19 Sep 2020) to no.10.

After playing the first track of the Top 10, however, Carl Wastie had to put pause on the chart to find out about yet another collaboration with Jimmy Nevis. This time, a collab between producer, Howard Edward, and the ‘7664’ star.

It’s not the first time Howard Edward and Jimmy Nevis have worked together – as Howard was in the background of Jimmy’s record-breaking single, ‘Hey Jimmy’, which holds the record for the longest reigning no.1 from a local artist on the multiple award-winning Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie.

Howard Edward is a local producer and songwriter extraordinaire, although, chances are, you may not know him by that name, as he actually goes by a few… Benjamin, HE Produced It, and Howard Edward. And whilst his names may change like the weather in Cape Town, there is one constant: he makes epic music.

So, Carl Wastie called Howard Edward up on Saturday to find out about his new collab with Jimmy Nevis, which is called ‘Take A While’, and also to find out what on earth we should be calling him, as his name keeps changing!

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Sep 28 2020

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Jethro Tait drop EP

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Did you hear the news about Jethro Tait?

The artist behind the former no.1 on the Kfm top 40, 'Sad', as well as other top chart performers, such as his EDM collaboration with Pascal & Pearce on 'Running Wild' and with DJ Kent on 'The Words', has finally dropped his EP.

Called ‘I Don’t Sleep’, the EP features 6 tracks in total, including that former no.1, 'Sad'.

On Saturday, 26 September 2020, Carl Wastie called up Jethro Tait for a quick catch-up and to discuss the project, on the Kfm Top 40.

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Sep 28 2020

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Matthew Mole and Francois van Coke have teamed up on a hit new single

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Matthew Mole has teamed up with "Carl Wastie's BFF", Francois van Coke, for an incredibly beautiful song, called ‘Fall’.

On Saturday, 5 September 2020, Carl Wastie called up this unlikely duo to find out how this collab managed to come together, what went into writing the song, and to find out when we'd be able to seem them perform again (coz we really miss seeing them live!)

Turns out you both artists have upcoming live stream concerts:

  • Matthew Mole's 'I Can See My House From Here': 11 September 2020 -> tickets available here.
  • Francois van Coke's 'Francois van Coke en Vriende': 18 September 2020 -> tickets available here.

Also turns out Francois van Coke may have invented a new superhero…

...Also, spoiler alert: there's a new episode of Hit The Chorus coming soon - where Matthew Mole takes on Francois van Coke in a Kfm Top 40 original game show... watch our socials for more!

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Sep 10 2020

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Mathew Gold surprises Carl Wastie with Kfm Top 40 exclusive

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2020 has been a big year for Cape Town artist, Mathew Gold, with the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie.

It’s been the year he scored his first no.1 (‘Burn’) on the chart; but has also seen him enter the Top 10 on two separate occasions as a featured artist – most recently with ZYO’s ‘Dockside Days’, but previously with a firm listener favourite, the Kiffness’ remake of ‘Baker Street’.

Now he’s back with his next solo single, ‘Precious Time’.

The song is out on Friday, 11 September 2020, but as the home to exclusives, the Kfm Top 40 gave listeners a first time listen of the song on Saturday, 5 September 2020 – one week ahead of release.

Mathew Gold dropped by the Kfm 94.5 studios to surprise Carl Wastie for the exclusive first-time play.

Update: if you listened to the interview live, you may have heard mention of a competition linked to pre-saving the track ahead of its release. Owing to technical difficulties with the pre-save option, the competition has been put on ice and will officially launch with a new entry mechanic on Saturday, 12 September 2020 on the Kfm Top 40 with Carl Wastie. Tune in then to find out more.

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Sep 10 2020

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Daniel Baron pays homage to the 18th century with new banger

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 Daniel Baron is back with a new tune… featuring a sample from an unlikely source: 18th century composer, Ludwig Beethoven.

The track is called ‘Twisted’ and is a pretty funky song.

On Saturday, 5 September 2020, Carl Wastie gave Daniel a call on the Kfm Top 40 to chat about the new song, as well as new grooming habits...

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Sep 10 2020

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From TikTok to amazing news with Sketchy Bongo

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Aug 31 2020

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The Big Food Drive with Jeremy Loops

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Aug 31 2020

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Tayla Hunter's surprise guest

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Aug 31 2020

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Introducing Miguel Pregueiro on the Kfm Top 40

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Miguel Pregueiro has become one of the fastest-growing TikTok stars in South Africa gaining over 100k followers and recently sealing it with a verification tick on the platform.

Described by some as a mixture between Enrique Iglesias and Thor, this Jo’burg based artist has a new single out – called ‘Solo’.

On Saturday, 22 August 2020, Carl Wastie called Miguel to get the downlow on who is and how he came to become a musician.

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Aug 24 2020

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Master KG on his global hit, 'Jerusalema'

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It’s possibly the biggest South African song ever, with the official video amassing over 88 million views on YouTube, with unofficial videos also showcasing millions of views… it’s the new unofficial South African anthem, picking up where ‘Nkalakatha’ left off in uniting a nation, and now is uniting the globe in one single dance challenge that has spread from Mzansi to the rest of the world…

The song? ‘Jerusalema’

The challenge? #JerusalemaChallenge

The vocals? Nomcebo Zikode

The man behind it all? Master KG...

On Saturday, 22 August 2020, Carl Wastie called up Master KG on the Kfm Top 40 to find out more about the man behind this massive hit...

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Aug 24 2020

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The Kiffness release Afrikaans liedjie about mondelinge

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The Kiffness have a new song out… a song that will take you back to school... back to mondeling day, when you did your Afrikaans oral for your Afrikaans teacher.

It’s called ‘Mevrou’ and it's just the type of fun song we need to get through these tough times.

This is not The Kiffness’ first delve into the world of Afrikaans, if we can call it that, with ‘Pragtig Meisie’ being his first release.

On Saturday, 22 Aug 2020, Carl Wastie called up David Scott of The Kiffness to find out more about the song on the Kfm Top 40.

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Aug 24 2020

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