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Project Aiko

Project Aiko

In issue 19 of one small seed, our feature fashion spread ‘Project Aiko: Rise of the Machines’ shows an exquisite collection by renowned local haute-couture fashion designer Hendrik Vermeulen, adorned by breathtakingly beautiful… female robots. Length 04:34 (11 March 2011) Project Aiko from one small seed on Vimeo. With one small seed editor-in-chief Giuseppe Russo...
It's better than Christmas!

It’s better than Christmas!

We’re so excited. It’s going to be amazing. It’s better than Christmas. It’s coming March 14, 2011. What’s going on? Well you better watch the video to find out! Starring: aKING, The Dirty Skirts, Daniel Ting Chong, Haezer, Mark Niskerone, Pappa Smurf, Ryan Kruger, DJ Chubbi (YFM), The Plastics, Gazelle, Lindiwe Suttle and more!
RAMFEST 2011

RAMFEST 2011

one small seed made it to RAMFest 2011 in Cape Town, but barely made it out alive! Check out the footage to see what went down at South Africa’s only REAL Alternative Music festival. Length 03:29 (4 March 2011) RAMFEST 2011 from one small seed on Vimeo. Location: nekkies Worcester Music: ‘wtfih (cyberpunkers remix)’ Haezer...
Film review: Unhinged: Surviving Jo’burg

Film review: Unhinged: Surviving Jo’burg

Director: Adrian Loveland Starring: Ferial Haffajee, Robbie Brozin, Justice Malala and David O’Sullivan Category: Black Documentary  
SPOEK MATHAMBO: CONTROL

SPOEK MATHAMBO: CONTROL

  Spoek Mathambo is one of South Africa’s funkiest faces behind original, head-bopping musical collaborations. His latest project Mshini Wam is no exception. We recently profiled this new Afro-futurist supergroup in issue 21 of one small seed, and now Spoek’s latest music video has just premiered on Dazed & Confused‘s online platform, Dazed Digital.  ...
Pieces of Joburg

Pieces of Joburg

The Number Gangs are a trinity of South African prison gangs feared around the world. Their primary locus is Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison at the foot of Cape Town’s Table Mountain Range, but their reign infiltrates across most South African prisons. Among the number, strict hierarchy commands that each gang holds longstanding roles, from protecting...

FlashBack | Free Zimbabwe(an) Sindiso Nyoni | issue 17

Born in the 1980s, the early days of the now highly controversial Mugabe rule of Zimbabwe, Sindiso Nyoni is heavily influenced by the politics of his country. Jessica Manim retraces his roots, and uncovers a body of artwork that puts message first and aesthetics second. Sindiso Nyoni’s creations strike their viewer in the gut, delivering...
The Plastics - Caves

The Plastics – Caves

The music video for ‘Caves’ is described by its directors, The Morcos Brothers as: “A single shot, breakout flash dance extravaganza”. Indeed, the entire video was shot in one take. In the video, a crazy-faced lead dancer Ross Bennet slides across the polished school hall floor followed by an enthusiastic posse, all expertly choreographed by...
ROA - PURE EVIL

ROA – PURE EVIL

Belgium street artist Roa has taken over London’s East End with his massive black-and-white murals of animals, hand-painted on walls of derelict buildings. Starting his work in the quaint cobbled streets of his hometown of Ghent in Belgium, his work now decorates buildings all over Europe and in New York. This year he held his...
Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen

In November 2010, one small seed TV met up with Roger Ballen for an enlightening one-on-one. Here we found out more about his time spent at the Boarding House, and took a closer look at his photographs. Three photographs that Roger Ballen discusses in this onesmallseed TV exclusive are ‘Pathos’ (2005), ‘Mimicry’ (2005) and ‘The...
Grolsch Picture This Event

Grolsch Picture This Event

An exciting development for one small seed in collaboration with Grolsch and African Dope Records, one small seed proudly launched the very first print edition of Picture This. A two-night event held at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street as part of Creative Week, Cape Town played host to this innovative new venture between...
Billy Talent

Billy Talent

On the 4th August 2010, Billy Talent arrived in South Africa. Their debut destination was Cape Town at the 3 Arts Theatre in Plumstead. Hours before the gig, the one small seed TV crew sat down with lead singer Ben Kowalewicz and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk to talk about their humble beginnings and their experience of...
Masters of Rock Tour starring Deep Purple

Masters of Rock Tour starring Deep Purple

One of the outcomes of South Africa hosting that global sports tournament that shall not be named is the sudden surge in international stars popping up all over SA – all, no doubt, with their eyes on their share of the money-pie. From the UK’s Fatboy Slim claiming to be the official DJ of the...
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