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Coffee & Socks Sessions With PRENEIL™

Coffee & Socks Sessions With PRENEIL™

By Preneil Pillay
A podcast series dedicated to connecting with people from South Africa and around the world. In this series we connect with interesting people with great stories about life, history, music, mental health, technology, and more. It's basically conversations that I believe could inspire us all to become more curious about the world around us, to follow our passions, and how we can learn from each other when trying to navigate through life.

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Die Antwoord and Seether's global popularity, Fokofpolisiekar, Soley, SKAAR, Anna of the North, Post Malone, Ashtray Electric, and South African and Norwegian music
Full episode: https://spoti.fi/3r6vwgU Die Antwoord and Seether's global popularity, Fokofpolisiekar, Soley, SKAAR, Anna of the North, Post Malone, Ashtray Electric, and South African and Norwegian music. Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash
29:45
February 1, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine capitalists, coping with Mental Health during lockdown, the power of nature, and more
Full episode: https://spoti.fi/3r6vwgU COVID-19 Vaccine capitalists, coping with Mental Health during the lockdown, the power of nature and exercise as coping mechanisms for mental health life in Norway and South Africa, and more. Photo by Taylor Deas-Melesh on Unsplash
44:22
February 1, 2021
Anders Behring Breivik and the 22 July 2011 right wing terrorist attack on Norge citizens
Full episode: https://spoti.fi/3r6vwgU An emotional reflection with Norwegian citizens Ink and Alette on the right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik and his involvement in the 2011 Norway terrorist attack in Oslo - known as 22 July or 22/7 in Norge. The tragic event is portrayed in the Netflix movie, 22 July. Photo by Mikita Karasiou on Unsplash
05:48
February 1, 2021
Coffee & Socks Sessions Trailer 2021
Hey, I’m Preneil and this is the Coffee & Socks Sessions Podcast  The first thing I do when I wake up is put on a pair of socks, make a cup of coffee, and turn on some music. I became known as the guy who would always have socks on and it’s still the same to this day. I don’t even think my wife has seen my feet. Over time, this became of time of reflection, questions, curiosity, unanswered questions, and… more coffee. In this podcast series, we’ll get to connect with people from around the world and talk about how we’re all navigating through life and trying to make it work. I've met some really incredible and interesting people in my life and I'd like you to get to know them, too.  We'll get to chat with people from various industries like, music, digital, psychology, marketing, and an abundance of talented creatives from South Africa and around the world. The people who know me know how much I love music, history, a good conspiracy theory, and pretty much any topic that creates interesting conversations.  I look forward to learning about life with you all.  Assistant Content Producer: Alicia Olivia Preneil™️  Find me on social media: Instagram | Twitter (@Preneil)
00:24
January 30, 2021
Ink & Alette - Life in Norway, the power of music and nature, South Africa, and 22 July #7
🇳🇴Norwegians Alette & Ink do a podcast named SKRIM - a collection of fascinating Norwegian True Crime stories. My obsession with True Crime and Norway (known as Norge to Norwegians) led me to their podcast when I was craving both these subjects, so I reached out to them and it led to this intriguing episode. In this episode, we ended up covering a host of really exciting topics that ranged from life in Norway, Norwegian culture, Norwegian and South African music, Norse mythology, Norway's role in the heartbreaking decline in the population of Wolves, mental health, the power of nature in the struggle against mental health, and more. We also had an emotional reflection on right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik and his involvement in the 2011 Norway terrorist attack in Oslo - known as 22 July or 22/7 in Norge. The tragic event is portrayed in the Netflix movie, 22 July. A beautiful conversation that started off with some nerves but ended off being one of the most enjoyable experiences thus far. Check out their incredibly thrilling SKRIM podcast on Spotify by clicking https://spoti.fi/39WE8PZ. You can also follow them on Instagram @SkrimPod, @gentlemimi, and @iamink. Enjoy! From Norway with love. #CoffeeAndSocksSessions Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor.  Assistant Producer and Studio Producer: Alicia Olivia.
02:15:34
January 23, 2021
Mayur Bhana - Homefarm, Vaccine Technology, Investment Banking 101, and how vaccines work - #6
🇿🇦Mayur Bhana is probably one of the smartest guys I've ever known. We matriculated in 2004 from Westville Boys' High School. By day he's an Investment Banker (Mergers & Acquisition), Entrepreneur, and someone who shows a great appreciation for the outdoors. He worked on the SAB Miller acquisition by AB InBev - a massive deal that finally closed in October 2016. He is the co-founder of Homefarm - a smart home appliance which can grow a variety of microgreens and micro-herbs all year round from the comfort of the home. It is designed to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle - as the busy urbanite who aspires to eat and live well. Homefarm is perfectly suited to apartment-style living. It adheres to universal kitchen design specifications, meaning it can be easily built into the cabinetry to save on premium counter-top space. In this episode, we talk about Homefarm, M&A 101, Vaccine technology, COVID-19 vaccines, and the future of sustainable farming. Find out more about Homefarm on their website, www.myhomefarm.io. You can connect with Mayur on LinkedIn and find him on Instagram @MayurBhana.
01:56:07
January 18, 2021
Kagiso Msimango - Unf*cking Yourself, Social Tribalism, Adrenal Fatigue, Aliens, and Media Bias - #5
🇿🇦Kagiso Msimango is an author, former media Executive, and incredible human being. It's hard to find brilliant people with an equally high EQ - and that's what Kagiso possesses. She has released 3 books and her latest release, "Unf*uck yourself, Unf*ck the World" is a powerful memoir of her struggles with Adrenal Fatigue and how she overcame the challenges she faced with it.  It's one of the most powerful books and it's one that we need to really pay attention to.  Honest. Insightful. Hilarious. Practical. Enlightening. I bought the ebook on Amazon but this is one I need to get a physical copy of. A brilliant piece of work by one of the most brilliant minds I've ever met. Crippled by burnout, in a state of near-collapse, bestselling author and corporate leader, Kagiso Msimango embarks on a powerful journey of unf*cking herself. What she discovers, after getting little relief from mainstream healing methods, (while maxing out her medical aid in the process), is a simple and revolutionary truth: the more we unf*ck ourselves, the more we unf*ck our world. A book filled with unique revelations to save your life. We had a powerful conversation that ranged from alternate life forms, the current state of society, social ideologies, and how our cognitive biases are placing restrictions on us.  Kagiso is a Cheerleader and Liberator of Women. She supports women to overcome the internal challenges which keep them from attaining their goals, through her writing, speaking and coaching - face-to-face, on radio and television. Kagiso is the founder of The Goddess Academy, a personal transformation organization for women who dare to pursue their heart's truest desires. Kagiso is now a Life and Brand Strategist. You can connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kagisomsimango. You can get more info on the book and where you can get it from: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9781990973062 #CoffeeAndSocksSessions Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor.  Assistant Producer and Studio Producer: Alicia Olivia. Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/1c781f60/podcast/rss  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4GyflVOKG5jpc0PLY6fMYn Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/coffee-socks-sessions-podcast-with-preneil/id1526019632  Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYzc4MWY2MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
01:23:18
December 17, 2020
Coffee & Socks Sessions - Kelly Grevler - Teaser
A little taste of how Kelly Grever got into her Master's Degree in Music Neuroscience. Full episode: https://spoti.fi/3mFElw1 Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3mFEDmB
01:11
December 4, 2020
Kelly Grevler on Music Neuroscience, Money Heist, Ariana Grande, Music Publishing, making money from Music, and more - #4
🇿🇦Kelly Gila Grevler has a Master Degree in Music Neuroscience and is one of the most interesting people you'll ever meet. An incredibly talented Creative who is a Guitarist who has played in numerous bands - both professionally and also a well-renowned teacher of the instrument. She works for Major Record Label Universal Music Group (SA) as a Music Supervisor, Music Publisher, and Music Composer. ON top of all that, she's a tattoo enthusiast and a talented sketch artist. We had an insightful conversation about the neuroscience behind the music and how popular music is crafted to create that obsessive loop in your brain (brain itch), the art of songwriting and music composition, how to monetize your music/art, bands we're loving at the moment, and her love of tattoos. Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3mFEDmB You can follow Kelly on Instagram @KellyGrevler to get a glimpse of her interesting life as a creative. Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor. Assistant Producer and Studio Producer: Alicia Olivia. Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/1c781f60/podcast/rss  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4GyflVOKG5jpc0PLY6fMYn  Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/coffee-socks-sessions-podcast-with-preneil/id1526019632  Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYzc4MWY2MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
01:19:56
December 4, 2020
Josie Field on life in the UK, Record Labels, Yoga, Music, and NASA - #3
🇬🇧She's one of my favourite musicians of all time and it was such a pleasure to catch up after a few years. Josie now lives in Alvechurch, Worcestershire (UK) and we had a beautiful, insightful conversation about Space, Yoga, minimalistic living, starting a new life, the ups and downs of the music industry, and so much more 🎼 Watch the episode on YouTube. Nominated for 9 South African Music Awards over her last five releases, it’s evident that singer-songwriter Josie Field has no intention of slowing down. Having recently relocated to the United Kingdom, and with her mark on the South African music scene very much made, Josie now expands her audience and brings her music to the world. A combination of Florence and the Machine meets Janis Ian meets Aretha Franklin, Field’s voice is distinct and unusual. Her signature sound is a potent mix of lyricism and fire, heart-felt issues and tender constructions, she has a unique textured blues-infused voice and soulful vocal delivery style. Rooted in folk but having experimented with blues, country, jazz and with strong elements of soul coming through on her latest release, Josie is no ordinary singer-songwriter. She calls her sound ‘Indie Soul’ aptly the title of her brand new solo album which garnered her ninth SAMA nomination for Best Adult Contemporary Album last year. Indie Soul is a modern fusion of acoustic meets digital with a deep 60’s soul flavour that tugs on the heartstrings. “Not many artists have the opportunity to keep writing, recording and releasing albums that they love, as I have done over the last ten years. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to continue my musical journey, Indie Soul is another moment of my life captured in time and I am really proud of the album.” - Josie Field Experience the intimate nature and soulful performance of one of South Africa’s most versatile and experienced singer-songwriters. Follow Josie on social media: Instagram Twitter Facebook Coffee And Socks Sessions #CoffeeAndSocksSessions Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor. Assistant Producer and Studio Producer: Alicia Olivia.
01:32:33
November 18, 2020
Coffee & Socks Sessions - Teaser - Josie Field
In this teaser for our upcoming episode, we look back at one of the most "Proudly American" moments. Nominated for 9 South African Music Awards over her last five releases, it’s evident that singer-songwriter Josie Field has no intention of slowing down. Having relocated to the United Kingdom last year, and with her mark on the South African music scene very much made, Josie now expands her audience and brings her music to the world. A combination of Florence and the Machine meets Janis Ian meets Aretha Franklin, Field’s voice is distinct and unusual. Her signature sound is a potent mix of lyricism and fire, heart-felt issues and tender constructions, she has a unique textured blues-infused voice and soulful vocal delivery style. Coffee And Socks Sessions #CoffeeAndSocksSessions Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor:
01:08
November 15, 2020
Karabo Ntshweng on South African media, Social Media Algorithms, Mental Health, and more - #2
🇿🇦Karabo Ntshweng is one of the most seasoned and recognizable Radio Hosts in South Africa.  With 17 years’ experience in the Media & Entertainment industry, she continues to grow as a broadcaster and as a human being. In this episode we reflect on key moments in her life, her passion for better mental health systems in South Africa, the value of diverse and culturally relevant content, life in the social media era, how she deals with toxic people, the music she’s listening to right now, and her mechanisms for finding the right balance in life. Watch the episode on YouTube. Beyond being a talented broadcaster, she is a Digital Content Specialist, Voice Over artist, and - most importantly - an incredible human being. Karabo is one of the most humble and passionate people you’ll ever meet and she in this podcast we really get to find out what keeps her grounded and hungry for success. She first appeared on our TV screens at 12-years-old as a presenter on the popular television show, YO TV Follow Karabo on social media: Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Karabo currently hosts #EarlyMorningsWithKarabo on popular South African radio station, 5fm! Coffee And Socks Sessions #CoffeeAndSocksSessions Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor. Assistant Producer and Studio Producer: Alicia Olivia. #MentalHealth #ArtsAndEntertainment #KaraboNtshweng #DigitalMArketing #SocialMedia #InfluencerMarketing #ContentMarketing #ContentCreation #Netflix #DigitalContent Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/1c781f60/podcast/rss Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4GyflVOKG5jpc0PLY6fMYn Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/coffee-socks-sessions-podcast-with-preneil/id1526019632 Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYzc4MWY2MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
01:33:55
October 25, 2020
Suede on PLANET AFROPUNK, SA Punk Music, and more
🇺🇸We popped over to Los Angeles for a quick chat about “PLANET AFROPUNK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK.” with Suede. As people rally across the world for Black liberation, we are using technology this year to bring together the largest virtual gathering of the worldwide Black creative community in one, curated online space for the first time in our 15-year history. This festival pays homage to the reality that the upheavals we’ve gone through over the course of the year are far from the novel; they have been central to the Black experience across space and time, which is recognized in this year’s theme, “PLANET AFROPUNK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK.”   This Black cultural explosion is taking place on 23 - 25 October and you can RSVP on www.planetafropunk.com to be part of this global celebration. We managed to squeeze in a quick chat in-between edits for this weekend's PLANET AFROPUNK (you can hear the soundchecks in the background which gave me goosebumps) to chat about the showcase and also some of the South African artists featured on the line-up.  It was a short and to-the-point discussion that was cut shorter than expected as a result of connectivity issues, but we're lining up a full session to chat AFROPUNK, the history of I AM SUEDE, music, the state of American politics, and what he - and the artists he works with - have pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Suede is currently the Social Media Manager for The Roots, Questlove and works with Global sensations like Anderson Paak, Lauryn Hill, The Internet, and so many more. Forged in New York City and currently travelling the world, Suede is the brains behind boutique creative ideas and implementation factory, I am Suede Consulting. Follow him on Instagram (@iamsuede) for on-the-go updates on #SuedeDiary and PLANET AFROPUNK.
09:24
October 22, 2020
Coffee & Socks Sessions - Teaser - Karabo Ntshweng
In this teaser for our upcoming episode, we reflect on what it's like being out with a famous person. Karabo Ntshweng is a South African child star who appeared on our TV screens at 12-years-old as a presenter on the popular television show, YO TV. She is a Radio Personality on 5fm, Digital Content Specialist, Voice Over Artist, and - most importantly - an incredible human being. With 17 years’ worth of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry, she remains one of the most successful and recognisable personalities in South Africa. Coffee And Socks Sessions #CoffeeAndSocksSessions Subscribe to our channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor:
00:60
October 21, 2020
Esjay Jones on Chester Bennington, American politics, life after South Africa, and Female Leadership - #1
🇺🇸Esjay Jones is a South African-born producer & songwriter now based between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. She had her first major cut in the U.S. alongside co-writer Justin Tranter in 2013 with the single “I Choose U” by TimeFlies on Def Jam Records.  We have a long-standing history but haven't connected as much as we would like since she moved to the United States.  I was really excited to host her on this episode to chat about life, music, living in America, mental health, politics, and what it took to make the move from South Africa.  In the interview, we chat in-depth about her work on Grey Daze's album (Chester Pennington of Linkin Park's first band), working with Head from Korn, Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, and the various projects she's been working on since moving to the States.   We reference moments from her production sessions with French producer Lucas 'D'Angelo and what it was like listening to outtakes of Chester Bennington recording vocals in his late teens with Grey Daze. Follow Esjay on social media:  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   You can also follow her LIVE FROM THE COOP sessions: Instagram  YouTube.    ABOUT THE COFFEE & SOCKS SESSIONS PODCAST Hey, I’m Preneil and this is the Coffee & Socks Sessions Podcast   The first thing I do when I wake up is put on a pair of socks, make a cup of coffee, and turn on some music. I became known as the guy who would always have socks on and it’s still the same to this day. I don’t even think my wife has seen my feet. Over time, this became of time of reflection, questions, curiosity, unanswered questions, and… more coffee. In this podcast series, we’ll get to connect with people from around the world and talk about how we’re all navigating through life and trying to make it work. I've met some really incredible and interesting people in my life and I'd like you to get to know them, too. You can read up on my life's journey right here.  We'll get to chat with people from various industries like, music, digital, psychology, marketing, and an abundance of talented creatives from South Africa and around the world.  The people who know me know how much I love music, history, a good conspiracy theory, and pretty much any topic that creates interesting conversations.  I look forward to learning about life with you all.   Assistant Content Producer: Alicia Olivia Find me on social media:  LinkedIn  Instagram  Twitter   Coffee & Socks Digital Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/1c781f60/podcast/rss Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4GyflVOKG5jpc0PLY6fMYn Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/coffee-socks-sessions-podcast-with-preneil/id1526019632 Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYzc4MWY2MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
01:08:50
October 1, 2020
Coffee & Socks Sessions - Esjay Jones - Teaser
Teaser for my session with Esjay Jones, who is currently based in California. We chat about music, life during lockdown, moving to America from South Africa, staying creative, and of course... working on Chester Bennington's vocals for the GreyDaze album.
02:03
September 19, 2020
Coffee & Socks Sessions Podcast - Trailer
Hey, I’m Preneil and this is the Coffee & Socks Sessions Podcast  The first thing I do when I wake up is put on a pair of socks, make a cup of coffee, and turn on some music. I became known as the guy who would always have socks on and it’s still the same to this day. I don’t even think my wife has seen my feet. Over time, this became of time of reflection, questions, curiosity, unanswered questions, and… more coffee. In this podcast series, we’ll get to connect with people from around the world and talk about how we’re all navigating through life and trying to make it work. I've met some really incredible and interesting people in my life and I'd like you to get to know them, too. You can read up on my life's journey right here. We'll get to chat with people from various industries like, music, digital, psychology, marketing, and an abundance of talented creatives from South Africa and around the world. The people who know me know how much I love music, history, a good conspiracy theory, and pretty much any topic that creates interesting conversations. I look forward to learning about life with you all. Assistant Content Producer: Alicia Olivia  - Preneil™️ Find me on social media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Coffee & Socks Digital
01:00
August 1, 2020