The Bushmen are here and we have a mission. Arising from the South African digital bush our mission is to be a platform for underground South African musical artists to showcase and release their music to the world. The music is released for free, to share with everyone. This movement is what is commonly known as a Netlabel and you are now at the forefront of the South African netlabel revolution. The reason for its exclusivity to South African artists is that there are no real diverse Netlabel platforms for South Africans artists to release their music under. Our aim is to be this platform and to help both upcoming and established South African musical artists to get their music out there. We also aim to interact and collaborate with international Netlabels and through that have South African artists feature globally. All music released by Bushmen Records are licensed under a Creative Commons license which enables everyone to share the music freely and also protects certain rights of the artist. The only time when additional permission will be needed is when any of the music is used for commercial purposes. If you are a South African artist or band who would like to release or showcase your music and you share the same ideals as Bushmen Records then send us a message from the Feedback form on the right. State your cause along with a link to your music and we will get in contact with you in good time. South Africa is a wild place and Bushmen Records are the underground pioneers of the digital new age.
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Chief on 07/01/2012 at 10:53AM
The Wild Places are everywhere, it is within us and it is out there. These wild places are found there where we see life in its purest, where the human presence has not corrupted and moulded things according to their own selfish desires but rather there where God's will and grand beauty is most evident and most clear. The road less travelled - The pursuit, the longing, the search for the essence of life, the true and purposed meaning which transcends that which is seen. This is a road not often travelled in this age where desires are gratified on demand, mostly with a lifeless counterfeit of the real experience, and purpose is measured on the amount of material wealth you have attained. This road less travelled is a narrow path, a path that seems hard to find and stay on but once taken ultimately leads you into a lush valley where the source of beauty and meaning is found. "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide, "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien You have what it takes - You have what it takes to be triumphant over those battles and challenges that you are facing right now, and over those that are to come. True heart - To have a true heart, to seek and strive for that which is good, pure, right and noble. To dream, to love, to live as you were meant to be and to become your true self. Stay the course - You will face many challenges in reaching your goals, your quests, your dreams. But stand fast and don't give up. Stay the course. For soon, just beyond the horizon, you will get there, and when you reach it, it will be all the more glorious. Slowly but surely - Nothing that is worth anything good happens in an instant. Time reveals beauty. There is always a history that has prepared the way for something great to happen to, or through, it. Therefore, keep at it, get into the groove, for slowly but surely the beauty and the glory of its true purpose will be revealed. The crux of the story - There is a climax to every story. A moment where all the events leading up to that point comes together, their greater purpose being revealed. So too it is with this grand story of life. The crux of the story, where all time and space crossed over to set things in a new direction, to set things right, to set the course towards eternity. There is a mystery - There is beauty and wonder in the mysteries of life, even more so if there is something great behind that mystery. For not everything in this life is known or will ever be fully known. There exists a vast mystery that is profound beyond measure. There is a mystery to you and to your soul. There is only One who can reveal this mystery and that is the Creator of All. The first steps towards this revelation is faith (acceptance and trust), love (wonder, gratitude, consideration and humility) and hope (expectations for great things to come). Something greater - There is something great behind the existence of everything. Something greater beyond the horizon of what we perceive as life. Something vast and indescribable. Something greater still. Something which only your soul can truly comprehend. You can witness a glimpse of this greatness for yourself for its likeness can be found within you.
Style: Down-tempo, Electronica, Trip-hop
01. The road less travelled
02. You have what it takes
03. True heart
04. Stay the course
05. Slowly but surely
06. The crux of the story
07. There is a mystery
08. Something greater
Chief on 03/08/2012 at 01:25PM
It was a time not unlike now. A time where darkness and corruption reigned. The situation looked dire. Justice was required. Then during the dark of night a Hero was born. As time passed the Hero wandered into the wilderness alone. On his journey he came to know who he was and where he was to go, and that he was in fact not alone, for his Father's guiding spirit was always with him.
The Hero, now a man, found his way to a dusty town, a town called Hopefound. Here the darkness had corrupted the streets and blinded the hearts of women and men. Where there once was virtue and righteousness, now there was only perversion and tyranny that covered the town in its thick dark veil. The Light that first set life into motion and brought reality into sight was nowhere being sought. But now as our Hero's searching light lit up the dark streets it was made known that there was a new sheriff in town. The Hero donned his star-shaped badge and set forth to free the darkened souls who once knew the joy and truth of the Light. Everyone was in need of his saving grace, the good, the bad and the ugly. They were being released from the bonds of their self-destructive ways, their selfish deeds and the lies of the Enemy. Yes even those poor souls were being recued who thought too highly of themselves and those who had been left outside with no hope, forsaken by the rest of them. They were getting their true identity back.
The next day came as the Hero approached the town center. As he stopped for a moment's rest he was beset by the Corrupt Major's hired gang of bandits, thugs and thiefs, encircled from every side. The sun now sat at highnoon. A showdown was about to take place, a showdown that would decide everyone's fate. The bandits had taken hostage all those poor souls who were out there in the streets, holding up before the Hero their past offences and evil deeds. The Major reckoned to the Righteous Judge, who had also appeared among them, that they were to be his, as their vile deeds where not much different from the very likes of his. The Judge considered his plea but said that it was high time that the records be set straight and that the Mayor's own time would also soon come. The Hero called out for a ransom to be given, to pay the debt for the peoples' due retribution. The Judge then reckoned that only good could right this evil for Justice required that the balance between right and wrong be equal. It was said, the Hero's life in exchange for those who were held captive so that his righteousness might clear their name.
The Hero took the call and laid down his life for all, for he knew who they were and were they were to go, yes even those who had forsaken him. As the day's end slowly drew near and the rescued ran joyous and free, those who were there were sure they could see the silhouette of the Hero in the far distance, riding away into the sunset.
"Walk in the Light, as He is in the Light." - 1 John 1
Style: Electronica, Down-tempo, Downbeat
01. Hopefound (The hero is born)
02. Not Alone (In the wilderness)
03. Light of the World (There's a new sheriff in town)
04. Mount Sermon (The good, the bad and the ugly)
05. Riseup (Showdown at highnoon)
06. Destiny's Crossing (The hero's sacrifice)
07. Eternity Inside (The good guys win in the end)