Robin Thirdfloor

Robin Thirdfloor - Somdanger

Durban´s rising hip-hop star Robin Thirdfloor sparkled as a young alternative hip-hop artist in March 2014, when he self-released online the E.P Sounds Empty Pockets Make, which got more than 2.000 downloads in less than a month, going far.

Hit single Confessions got playlisted on multiple radio stations including the Gagasi FM Top 5 and uKhozi FM Top 5 Hip-hop charts. Second single Fly Away got playlisted in college radio station in Chicago (USA). Both tracks, Confessions and Fly Away, were featured on SABC 1 drama series Mutual Friends.

Robin received five nominations in the Original Material Awards 2014, in the categories of Song of the Year, Best Newcomer, MC of the Year, Best Sleeve Design, and EP of the Year. In 2015 Tshepang Ramoba – drummer of BLK JKS and Motel Mari, producer and remixer – signed Robin to his indie label POST POST, where he is releasing his new creations.

Following his major Johannesburg debut at The Lyric Theatre on the IMEXSA SA Indies Music Week showcase in December 2015, Robin presented Rolling Stone, which debuted on trend-setter portal Okay Africa in February 2016. A few days later, the POST POST stable embarked on a tour that took Robin Thirdfoor to Johannesburg, Mozambique and Swaziland.

After closing the main stage of the latest edition of South Africa´s biggest hip-hop gathering – Back To The City Festival in Johannesburg –, Robin Thirdfloor brings his sound to new levels with Somdanger, a neo-kwaito club banger paying tribute to the Durban nightlife with a video shot in his hometown Umlazi.

Robin´s radio playlists include most major South African radio stations – Gagasi FM, Ukhozi FM, Yfm, UJ FM, Radio DUT, Inanda FM, VoW FM and Goodhope FM, as well as Underground College radio (USA). TV placements include SABC 1´s Mutual Friends, seasons one and two of Its Complicated, on Mzansi Magic. His music collaborations include Dj Tira, Mzokoloko, Youngsta, Ginger Trill, HCL, Moonchild, or Black Moss (Korea).

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Events featuring Robin Thirdfloor

Mar 17, 2017
8:00pm — 8:15pm
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