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Francois van Coke chats to us on the (van) Coke Top 40 SA

Francois van Coke chats to us on the (van) Coke Top 40 SA

South African rock legend, Francois van Coke, stepped out of The Voice SA rehearsals this past Saturday (8 June 2019) to catch-up with Carl Wastie on the Coca-Cola Top40SA on Kfm 94.5. 

Francois is one of the coaches on the TV reality show – but has had a lot to celebrate lately.

Last week, the music video for his single ‘Toe Vind Ek Jou’, which features long-time friend, Karen Zoid and is a former no.1 on the chart from 2015, hit 8 million views on YouTube.

If that’s not enough, just last month Francois opened his own recording studio, Van Coke Studios, where he is currently working on his upcoming solo album, which he revealed during his chat with Carl, he’s hoping to call ‘Rugby, Die Weer, En Die Openbaring’ – but also said that the album name is a working progress, as his wife, Lauren Wiid, still has to approve it.

The upcoming album is expected to go back to Francois’ roots, but is also poised to have some exciting additions, such as a collaboration from fellow coach on The Voice SA S3, South African hip hop artist, Riky Rick. This isn’t the rocker’s first brush with one of hip hop’s heavyweights. In February this year, he was part of the panel that roasted AKA for the Comedy Central special.

Francois seems to be oozing success at the moment, as amidst all his other current projects, he also has his own brand of craft beer, F*koff Lager, which he launched just last year.



More episodes from Coca-Cola Top40SA with Carl Wastie #CokeTop40CT

Crazy White Boy drop new music (4:11)

9 September 2019 5:54 AM

Following their performance at Huawei Jo’burg Day, hosted  by our sister station, 947 at Crocodile Creek in Lanseria – Carl Wastie called up Kosta, one half of Crazy White Boy, about their latest single, on the Coca-Cola Top40SA this past Saturday, 7 September 2019.

The new single from the platinum selling duo, who have previously been labeled ‘The future of dance music in South Africa’ is called ‘Tonight’ - and it's safe to say CWB have got another Summer anthem on their hands!

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Goodluck remind us to connect with each other (7:9)

9 September 2019 5:46 AM

On Saturday, 7 September 2019, Carl Wastie caught up with Goodluck frontwoman, Julz Harding, about their brand new single, 'Dear Future Me', ahead of their performance at Huawei Jo’burg Day, hosted  by our sister station, 947 at Crocodile Creek in Lanseria.

After a busy Eurotrip with international producers, writers and incredible talent; 'Dear Future Me' is their follow up release to ‘Be Yourself’.

The song is an exciting collaboration with Netherlands-based musician, Jonas Kroeper.

The lyrics in ‘Dear Future Me’ have been crafted to remind us just how disconnected we have become from one another. How frantic our lives are, and just how little time we give to being present with each other and perhaps most importantly, ourselves.

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Julz from Goodluck shares Women's Month message (6:30)

12 August 2019 9:39 AM

On Saturday, 10 August 2019, following Women's Day, Carl Wastie called Goodluck frontwoman, Julz Harding, just before their song with DJ Ganyani, 'Waiting for You' charted on the show at no.27.

Julz - who was in the Netherlands with the band, wrapping up their European Tour - spoke about women in the music industry, empowering female musicians, and offered up some sound advise to young women looking at getting into the music industry.

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Meduza chat to us about newfound success (4:21)

5 August 2019 12:21 AM

2019 has been an epic year for Italian DJ trio, Meduza, who’s club banger, ‘Piece Of Your Heart’, which features vocals from UK group, Goodboys, has done exceedingly well – charting on EDM and radio charts across the globe, including on the Coca-Cola Top40SA with Carl Wastie, where it peaked at no.3.

On Saturday, 3 August 2019, Carl chatted to the leader of Meduza, Mattia (Matt) Vitale, to find out more about their newfound success.

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Anica Kiana joins Carl Wastie for Talk (12:59)

4 August 2019 11:51 PM

Anica Kiana has new music out!

The 19 year old Milnerton local – who’s former school is a 3-time winner of High School Jam – released her new single, ‘Talk’ on Friday, 2 August 2019 - and joined Carl Wastie for an exclusive interview on the Coca-Cola Top40SA on Saturday, 3 August 2019.

'Talk' is the follow-up single to Anica's debut single, 'Chasing', which charted in at no.27 on Saturday. 

Support from her local community has been one of the things that has set Anica a part from many other up and coming musicians. In June, her following secured her an interview on the chart show - and the very next week, 'Chasing' made its charting debut (15 June 2019).

Nothing's changed as far as Anica's loyal fans go - with hundreds messaging to show their support for the young musician, while she chatted to Carl on 3 August - and it seems there's no slowing down this budding star.

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Goldfish on touring, missing home and their new single with Cat Dealers (4:40)

29 July 2019 7:40 AM

Goldfish have teamed up with their amazing producer friends from Brazil, the Cat Dealers, for an epic Sax fueled banger, called ‘Colours and Lights’ – which dropped Friday, 26 July 2019.

They joined Carl Wastie on the Coca-Cola Top40SA on Saturday, 27 July 2019, and following an epic Carl introduction, spoke about touring life, missing Cape Town, and their brand new single.

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Johnny Clegg's final interview on the #CokeTop40CT (38:30)

20 July 2019 9:49 AM

Listen to the raw and uncut interview between Carl Wastie and Johnny Clegg on the Coca-Cola Top40SA on Kfm 94.5 from February 2018.

It is possibly Johnny's most candid interview, opening up about his musical journey, his personal life, working with his son Jesse - and what that meant to him, and offering advice to future South African stars; as well as thanking fans for their loyal support over the decades.

R.I.P. Johnny.

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Tasché Burger gets advice from prev The Voice SA winners and her coach (13:10)

15 July 2019 9:49 AM

On Saturday, 13 July 2019, Carl Wastie called up winner of The Voice SA season 3 – Tasché Burger for a very special moment on the Coca-Cola Top40SA.

Carl had lined up the two former winners of The Voice SA – Richard Stirton and Craig Lucas – to offer up pearls of wisdom to the Brackenfell star and pass on the baton. 

He also got Tasché’s coach from The Voice SA, Francois van Coke, to offer up his words of advice to the star, now that she had won. 

Tasché made history on Sunday (7 July) by becoming the first woman to win The Voice SA.

Tasché, who turned 19 recently, won season 3 of talent show after receiving the most votes from South Africans. Nearly 10 million votes were cast.

With her win, Tasché has confirmed to every other province that they should stick to their day jobs – making it 3 for 3 for the Western Cape when it comes to winning The Voice SA.

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How the Timo ODV / J'Something collab came into being (5:19)

15 July 2019 9:43 AM

Timo ODV has a new single out and it features the vocals of MiCasa frontman, J’Something.

On Saturday, 13 July 2019, Carl Wastie called Timo ODV up on the Coca-Cola Top40SA to find out about the new 7-track EP and more particularly, how the collab with J’Something came about

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'Smother (Yaadt Remix)' - DJ Cosher ft Craig Lucas (3:26)

8 July 2019 9:52 AM

On Friday, 28 June 2019, whilst on the Flash Drive with Carl Wastie, Craig Lucas expressed his disappointment that none of his songs had been given the “yaadt” treatment – as that’s how you really know you’ve made in it Cape Town. 

With a week to go until Craig would be in-studio performing his new single, ‘Anti-Sociable’ on the Coca-Cola Top40SA (this past Saturday, 6 July 2019), the chart show team enlisted the help of DJ Cosher – giving him a real challenge, as it would be his first yaadt remix, and as it was a surprise for Craig, he couldn’t get hold of the separates (vocals without the backing track, etc).

With all those factors at play, DJ Cosher did a great job – and Craig Lucas loved the new remix of his hit single, ‘Smother’

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