Ray Dylan Essentials
Ray Dylan—or Jakes, as he's affectionately called by his friends and fans—burst onto the local music scene in 2002 with his debut album, New Kid in Town. Thanks to a combination of infectious stage personality and thumping beats, he has kept audiences jumping for non-stop joy ever since. And channelling his creativity into a different genre with 2009's Goeie Ou Country, Dylan certainly saw his efforts pay off as he scooped the South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Country Album that year. Our playlist features his highlights.