News and Trends, News and Trends

the 2016 new generation playlist

Illustrations by Ronel Conradie

As observers of all things new and innovative, we've selected 2016's #HLNewGeneration class of up-and-coming creatives who are shaking up their respective industries and defining the path ahead. Below they each shared the tracks that feed their imagination.

gideon roos


Claim to fame: product design

Bet you didn't know: Gideon's realm of expertise extends to the SAPS forensic unit

See his work:

Awake by Tycho

Seasons (Waiting On You) by Future Islands

Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

Dirty Paws by Of Monsters And Men

Wildcat by Ratatat

thomas chapman


Claim to fame: conscious architecture

Bet you didn't know: Thomas is a trained tap dancer

See his work:

No Turning Back by Gui Boratto

Evening Side by Four Tet

Telstar by The Tornados

Harvest Moon by Poolside

Blame It On My Youth by Keith Jarrett Trio

khanya mzongwana


Claim to fame: culinary wonders

Bet you didn't know: Khanya's been cooking since she was nine years old, but hates baking

See her work:

What a Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers

Lucky Guy by Madlib

River People by the Weather Report

Hazy Shade of Winter by The Bangles

Knots by Gentle Giant

vincent clery & adri van zyl


Claim to fame: eclectic interior design

Bet you didn't know: These two brought the beauty of Famke's new flagship jewellery store to life

See their work:

Coloured Emotions by Night Moves

Under Pressure by The War On Drugs

Better Man Than He by Sivu

Identikit by Radiohead

Radiohead - Identikit [A Moon Shaped Pool] from faustidioteque on Vimeo.

Gooey by Glass Animals

chris reid


Claim to fame: trend research

Bet you didn't know: Chris can't make a cup of coffee in the morning without listening to some easy dub

See his work:

Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream by Grime

Augustine by Blood Orange

Fill the Blank by Car Seat Headrest

Bam Bam by Sister Nancy

In My Car by Gold Panda

tammy joubert


Claim to fame: minimalist illustration

Bet you didn't know: The creative industry very nearly lost her to the world of law

See her work:

Life on Mars? by David Bowie

Love Cats by The Cure

Champagne Coast by Blood Orange

The Strangers by St Vincent

The Half of it Dearie Blues by Ella Fitzgerald

storm ross


Claim to fame: floral design

Bet you didn't know: Storm arranged the most beautiful floral design for House and Leisure's recent Hansgrohe readers' dinner

See her work:

Daydream by Youth Lagoon

Adventures in your Own Backyard by Patrick Watson

J'Y Suis Jamais Alle by Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain

Imitosis by Andrew Bird

Holocene by Bon Iver

tsoku maela


Claim to fame: photographic storytelling

Bet you didn't know: Tsoku wrote his first school play at 12 years old

See his work:

On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter

Pay For It by Jay Rock ft Kendrick Lamar

Glowed Up by Kaytranada ft Anderson .Paak

So What by Miles Davis

Warm Enough by Chance the Rapper ft J. Cole and Noname

kimberly jansen van vuuren


Claim to fame: graphic design

Bet you didn't know: Mulberry & Prince and The Shortmarket Club were her creative babies

See her work:

Filled With Low Mist by Hessien+

Time Eater by Gold Panda

Sunday Mourning by Night Beats (Jono Ma Remix)

Grown Up Calls by Toro Y Moi

And More by Tanukichan

kemang wa lehulere


Claim to fame: multidisciplinary artist

Bet you didn't know: Growing up, Kemang thought he'd work in theatre, TV or architecture.

See his work:

Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense by Fela Kuti

Tsala by Moses Taiwa Molelekwa

Concrete Jungle the Grey Old Whistle Test by Bob Marley and The Wailers

Down To Now by The Last Poets ft Chuck D

It’s a Pity by Tanya Stephens

The beautiful illustrations in this article were created by the very talented Ronel Conradie. See more of her work on Instagram  and contact her by mailing