Cape Town's best mix
of the 80's, 90's and now

On Air Listen Live

  • Smile 90.4FM
Now Playing:



Smile Secret Sound: August

Wednesday 01 August

  • A wooden coaster being dropped on a kitchen counter
  • Opening a poster tube
  • The first two or three pop corn kernels falling into a pot
  • A record falling into its place inside a jukebox
  • Somebody working on a till
  • A truck starting up


Thursday 02 August

  • Water being blocked as it runs out of the bath
  • The sound the first battery makes when replacing torch batteries
  • A shovel scraping against gravel
  • A pellet drum
  • A cow bell
  • A fidget spinner with extra magnets


Friday 03 August

  • Cricket wickets being bowled over
  • Playing putt-putt
  • When you pull the lever and the coins drop from an old coin machine
  • Opening a tin of motor oil at the garage
  • Musical clappers
  • The lid of a tin of shoe polish when you open it


Monday 06 August

  • Pebbles that drop on the ground
  • A copper bracelet falling on a wooden surface
  • Putting a cover on a stove plate
  • The lid of a glass jar falling on a tiled floor
  • A pin falling on a metal plate
  • A hubcap falling on a tar road


Tuesday 07 August

  • Releasing the metal plate of a Snackwich machine
  • A blender ball
  • Dropping a coin into a half-empty piggy bank
  • Pick-up-sticks going back into the tin
  • Putting a dish in a microwave


Wednesday 08 August

  • Putting a flat metal lid on a pan on the stove
  • A toilet roll dispenser in a public toilet
  • A half-empty shoe polish tin falling on the floor
  • The last bean in a coffee machine
  • A car’s hubcap falling on the floor
  • A melamine plate falling on a counter top


Friday 10 August

  • Knocking over a 500ml spring-water bottle on a melamine counter top
  • Change falling out of a public phone
  • The ring inside a microwave oven that the plate rests on
  • Playing Tiddlywinks and the tiddlywink goes into the cup
  • Putting a CD onto a CD spindle
  • Making salad with a Twister
  • Picking up a pencil and dropping it on a surface
  • The starter motor of a car
  • A metal cap from a glass bottle falling on a kitchen counter and stopped by hand
  • Putting the top back onto a plastic cool-drink bottle
  • A djembe drum
  • Putting down the lid of a potjie on a granite surface


Monday 13 August

  • A teaspoon being placed in a sink
  • Shaking a metal container containing wooden pieces
  • A tape measure rolling back
  • An empty 500ml water bottle falling onto a counter top
  • A large pencil sharpener used in a woodwork classroom
  • Pulling toilet paper from the roll


Tuesday 14 August

  • Putting the plate back in a microwave oven
  • Bamboo wind chimes blowing in the wind
  • The sound it makes when you’re pulling on a Carlton roll
  • Putting a CD in the tray before you play it
  • A few cloves of garlic being chopped with a blitzer
  • When doing washing in a washing machine and it spins


Wednesday 15 August

  • A turnstile gate when walking into a shop
  • A used coffee pod falling through the machine
  • The lid of a salt or pepper grinder falling on a counter top
  • Pulling up the handbrake of a car
  • A hubcap falling on the floor at a fitment centre
  • The notification sound on a cellphone when a WhatsApp comes through


Thursday 16 August

  • The drainage tray of a pot plant standing on the floor
  • A slot machine
  • An old adding machine
  • Getting ice from the ice dispenser in the fridge
  • A metal bowl spinning and then stopped
  • A drumstick banging on the table


Friday 17 August

  • A frisbee falling on a cement floor
  • Tin cans dragging behind a car after you got married
  • The lid of a paint tin rocking on a hard surface
  • A coin inside an automatic washing machine’s drum while turning
  • Shuffling a deck of cards by using your thumbs
  • Scissors used to cut fabric


Monday 20 August

  • The kitchen garbage disposal unit
  • Walking through a turnstile gate
  • A Black Cat peanut butter lid placed on a counter
  • Bamboo sticks falling on each other
  • Bubblegum falling out of a bubblegum machine
  • A Trellidor being opened


Tuesday 21 August

  • When an object touches the spinning blades of a fan
  • A utensil falling into an empty stainless steel pot in the sink
  • The ball of a roulette wheel falling in the number slot
  • Empty tin cans attached to strings and dragged across the tar
  • A razor when shaving
  • Pulling the lever of a manual comb binding machine


Wednesday 22 August

  • A laptop booting up
  • The spin dryer of a twin-tub switching off
  • Your change falling out of the machine after paying for your parking
  • A key being turned in a lock
  • Knocking over a spade and it falls on the ground
  • Pulling the lever to flush the toilet when the cistern is empty


Thursday 23 August

  • Turning an old hand egg beater in a steel container
  • An empty spray can falling on the ground
  • Taking a ring off your finger and putting it on a counter
  • The lid of the pool weir being dropped
  • Dragging a stick over corrugated iron
  • A car driving over cans in the road


Friday 24 August

  • Taking a hubcap off a wheel and placing it on the ground harshly
  • Unlocking a door
  • The lid of a glass jar falling on a kitchen counter and stopped by hand
  • When you start a lawnmower
  • Switching on a weed eater
  • The cord of a vacuum cleaner rolling back into the machine


Monday 27 August

  • A broom falling over with the handle sliding against a wall and bouncing on the floor
  • A balance scale
  • An enamel plate falling on a wooden surface
  • Someone trying to start the engine of a lawnmower
  • A metal lid falling and spinning before it settles
  • Putting back the fuel dispensing nozzle of a petrol pump


Tuesday 28 August

  • Pulling up a car’s handbrake without holding the button
  • The sound of the little speaker at the robot for the visually impaired
  • Coins falling out of a slot machine
  • A weed eater being switched on and cutting off the excess nylon against the blade
  • Pushing down the button on a self-cleaning ashtray
  • A motorised entrance gate rolling open on its track


Wednesday 29 August

  • A CD being ejected out of a portable CD player
  • The lid of a 5L paint can
  • A toilet roll dispenser rattling when you pull on the toilet paper
  • Starting a Diesel motor car
  • Squeezing the juice from half an orange through an old juice squeezer
  • A parking boom lifting up


Thursday 30 August

  • Pouring dry pet food into a metal food bowl
  • The lid of a manhole cover
  • Tearing a perforated page
  • The compressor of a fridge coming to rest when switching off
  • The CD coming out of a portable radio/cd player


Friday 31 August

  • Blowing through a straw at the bottom of a glass making bubbles
  • Wooden chimes
  • A ruler landing on a desk
  • The sound of a walking stick dropping
  • Putting a R5 coin into a collection tin for the disabled
  • Drinking the last bit of cool-drink from a can