The DECO team recently went on an epic roadtrip that took us through the Karoo and Transkei,via Hogsback and Durban,and into to the Natal Midlands.

Check out our latest Country Issue #90, on shelves at the moment, to see what we got up to, who we met, what we saw in more detail.

Trying out the new Volvo XC60 (which we loved), we spent a lot of time on the road, shooting the breeze, laughing hysterically at the all the crazy stuff that Laureen comes up with, and listening to music… to A LOT of really good music.

Images: Our trusty Volvo XC60, flowers at the Hill House, Nelson Mandela Capture Site in the Midlands

DECO Editor Laureen Rossouw’s  (@LaureenRossouw) favourite roadtrip songs are:

We asked Rowan Eva  from Noonday Tune  (@noondaytune) to give us his top road trippin songs,

You can can listen to them on 8Tracks over here.

  1. Time to Run – Lord Huron
  2. Where Can I Go? – Laura Marling
  3. Why Georgia – John Mayer
  4. Drive – Wild Cub
  5. Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
  6. Ride On, Right On – Phosphorescent
  7. Keep The Car Running – Arcade Fire
  8. Scenic World – Beirut
  9. Road To Nowhere – Turin Brakes
  10. Holland Road – Mumford & Sons
  11. Graceland – Paul Simon
  12. Heartless Highway – Alela Diane
  13. The Ghost Of Tom Joad – Junip
  14. Like the Wheel – The Tallest Man On Earth
  15. Next Exit – Interpol
  16. The Deadroads – The Rural Alberta Advantage
  17. Keep Moving – The Boxer Rebellion
  18. The Wrong Direction – Passenger
  19. The Streets – Avalanche City
  20. On My Way Back Home – Band Of Horses
    You can can listen to them on 8Tracks over here.
Images: Op Pad: Soft Serve,colourful people, places and baskets.

Increasingly people are turning to the Internet to find music, and using social media to share their discoveries. The Noonday Tune is a website that combines music discovery with the immediacy of Twitter.

Inspired by the Noon Gun,which signals the start of the afternoon for Capetonians, Rowan launched the Noonday Tune, in order to kick off the afternoon for music lovers.

Every day at noon, a new (or forgotten) tune is published with a short bit of content about it.

You should definitely head on over there, its such a treat, and a wonderful way to explore all the new ‘tjoons out there, as well as those from back in the day.

Twitter: @noondaytune