Your pre-RTD mix

Superbalist super-staffer, Zia Haffejee, sets the tone for what's to come

This mix was curated from the music of artists playing Rocking The Daisies this year, and inspired by the way in which I perceive the festival. So it’s pretty vibey, showcasing some fantastic local talent with some familiar hits from overseas headliners that I don’t really care for. The latter is actually the reason I won’t be there this year, but hey, don’t let me rain on your parade: focus on the damn music. I’ve included tracks from golden boys (John Wizards), funny-men (Deep Fried Man), snot-nosed, aspiring punks (Death Panthers – who you cannot miss), legends (Felix Laband) pop-eccentrics (Thor Rixon) and more to create a melting pot of genres, characters and feelings – because isn’t that what music festivals are about?