Thread for the AmaPiano awesomeness that is “Baby Are You Coming?” by Zero12finest feat. ThaMagnificent2

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SldyCVP02VM

A track that stirs this amount of passion in people and gets them heated in all kinds of ways deserves its own thread.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 21:35 (six months ago) link

Some testimonials:

This one is a bop!
― breastcrawl, maandag 10 juni 2019 18:34

"Baby Are You Coming" on a loop. dope track.
― blue light or electric light (the table is the table), maandag 10 juni 2019 23:46

Baby are you coming is definitely a jam.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), dinsdag 11 juni 2019 22:08

i think i've played it about twenty or thirty times since yesterday.
― blue light or electric light (the table is the table), dinsdag 11 juni 2019 22:12

I just listened to and loved "Baby, Are You Coming”
― rob, zaterdag 15 juni 2019 15:27

wow "baby are you coming" is MONUMENTAL.
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), zondag 30 juni 2019 22:38

I CANNOT STRESS HOW TRUE THIS IS. this is the track of the summer for me, hands-down.
― blue light or electric light (the table is the table), maandag 1 juli 2019 18:02

zero12finest.... BUMPS so hard
― ||||||||, donderdag 18 juli 2019 22:20

…and of course, how could we forget:
mom enters my room
Mom: switch that off
Me: Why?
Mom*angry*: WE GOT BETTER SPEAKERS IN THE SITTING ROOM!!
Vilho Gottlieb . 2 months ago

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 21:35 (six months ago) link

But is it really the Song of this Summer? Or is it actually winter in South Africa right now? You tell me!

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 21:36 (six months ago) link

I still don't think I get what AmaPiano is, but this song is superb

rob, Thursday, 18 July 2019 22:06 (six months ago) link

this is fun to run to

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 19 July 2019 12:11 (six months ago) link

it has this ineffable (yes) mix of gentle, swirly psychedelia and menace that is like catnip to me.

however to answer the song's question uh no, not if you're going to take my girl and make her yours wtf

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 July 2019 13:03 (six months ago) link

to rob:
Not sure if this will help you “get” AmaPiano, but I like this medley of performances of three big AP hits, which includes “Baby Are You Coming?”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmyL11KwR-I

breastcrawl, Friday, 19 July 2019 19:57 (six months ago) link

this is dance music, or pop music?

generally I'm into dance not pop but found this very enjoyable

I don't really listen to this kind of music but reminds me of "township funk" with a vocal hook instead of a synth lead

the late great, Friday, 19 July 2019 21:50 (six months ago) link

AmaPiano is just the most recent mutation of South African house music to go mainstream, more or less replacing gqom, which originated in the club scene as well. The vocal hooks are part of that process, in a chicken and egg kind of way. This what chart pop sounds like right now in South Africa.

breastcrawl, Friday, 19 July 2019 22:16 (six months ago) link

Also like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toIO2FnusE0

KayGee DaKing & Bizizi ft. Killer Kau • Kokota

breastcrawl, Friday, 19 July 2019 22:19 (six months ago) link

And like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEM4AlFg8YY

DeMthuda ft. Njelic • Shesha

breastcrawl, Friday, 19 July 2019 22:25 (six months ago) link

thx for the low down!! somewhat predictably and boringly I generally prefer the more stripped-back stuff

the late great, Friday, 19 July 2019 22:33 (six months ago) link

that medley video was cool, thanks breastcrawl. I think the reason I don't "get" amapiano is that I realized early on I didn't dig gqom that much, which means now I have less of a feel for how amapiano is displacing it. tbc, I def hear how different amapiano is from gqom--maybe it's more that I don't get why amapiano wouldn't just be called (south african) house? not that it matters much tbh

rob, Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:52 (six months ago) link

What I like abt this song is there’s actually a pretty wide spread of emotions & tonal choices throughout but it’s very stripped down, so really small bore changes are doing the work of shifting the songs affect

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

Like it figures out how to make big emotions via reduction rather than amplification or complexity

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:44 (six months ago) link

To hear it is to love it.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 21 July 2019 09:28 (six months ago) link

That will be for my own baby as whenever I tell her I'm coming, she comes back with: are you really coming ?

Nabozo, Sunday, 21 July 2019 13:01 (six months ago) link

it's been a joke in our house too

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:47 (six months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.musicinafrica.net/magazine/top-amapiano-songs-2019
Nice write-up this. As “Top amapiano songs of 2019” it’s a bit random, good as the tracks are. Some big hits there, but no “Baby Are You Coming?” or “Shesha”, no glory. But it gives some wider context for the style, which I found useful.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 24 August 2019 22:08 (five months ago) link

like Rob, I'm not sure I can get as enthusiastic about this track and the amapiano stuff in general as others are. it's interesting that something this dark and minimalist is mainstream

frame casual (dog latin), Saturday, 24 August 2019 22:48 (five months ago) link

I like this one from that list. Dark and minimalist, check!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH-X82dL0t4
El Maestro ft. TP • Bum Bum

breastcrawl, Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:38 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

Baby are you still coming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf09g53-nUA
DJ Sumbody ft. Londie London & Leehleza • Suk’emabhozeni

(from Sumbody’s fantastic album Ashi Nthwela)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:19 (one month ago) link

niiiiiiiiice

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:38 (one month ago) link

That song is lots of fun

Nabozo, Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:48 (one month ago) link

Definitely try the album, I’ve been listening to it all afternoon.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:31 (one month ago) link

This track does things to the “Don’t Look Any Further” bassline, and lots of other stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GcOSnRHmgU
Jusca x Plee • Empa Nna

This one is great too, and has the added bonus of an actual video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83zlbCKktzI
Jusca x Plee • Piano

And yes, this whole album too rocks. Pencil and/or Zing Master are involved.

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 December 2019 19:41 (one month ago) link

how did i miss this track it's like the deep house jam of the year?? would sound great next to a mr fingers track

ingredience (map), Monday, 16 December 2019 19:51 (one month ago) link

which one, maps?

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 December 2019 20:01 (one month ago) link

"baby are you coming?"

ingredience (map), Monday, 16 December 2019 20:03 (one month ago) link

Ah I see, thought you were talking about the new posts! Yes, “Baby” is still the jam.

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 December 2019 20:09 (one month ago) link

sorry ha i'll take a listen

ingredience (map), Monday, 16 December 2019 20:12 (one month ago) link

there's like half a dozen south african tracks that could have had the dedicated thread treatment, what an overwhelming bounty this year and I've probably only clocked like a third of what's been posted to ilm let alone exist in the world

rob, Monday, 16 December 2019 20:52 (one month ago) link

i found a kind of incredible site.. with mp3 downloads??

https://somculo.com/download-mp3/life-ya-bora-amapiano/

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 16 December 2019 21:12 (one month ago) link

slightly rephrased that to suit my own situation:

there's like half a dozen south african tracks or albums a month that I feel like giving the dedicated thread treatment, what an overwhelming bounty this year and I've probably only clocked like a tenth (I wish!) of what exists out there

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 December 2019 21:16 (one month ago) link

xp

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 December 2019 21:16 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Nice 25-minute documentary about Amapiano. The Zero12finest crew have a small cameo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B9frOKUwz0

breastcrawl, Thursday, 2 January 2020 08:22 (three weeks ago) link

Cassper Nyovest is doing amapiano with Kabza De Small now. The track is called Phoyisa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCPBNXVWxjs

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

there's a track about an uber or something that's been in my head all week

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 11 January 2020 20:03 (two weeks ago) link

If it’s this one you can vote🔶 for it, Nabozo nominated it:

https://www.youtube.con/watch?v=cTy8YTWtJqM
Semi Tee ft. Miami & Kammu Dee • Labantwana Ama Uber

(there are more Uber-mentioning amapiano tracks, but this is the big one)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 11 January 2020 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTy8YTWtJqM

breastcrawl, Saturday, 11 January 2020 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

wtf autocorrect? it’s Miano, not “Miami”

breastcrawl, Saturday, 11 January 2020 21:07 (two weeks ago) link

bingo

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 11 January 2020 21:13 (two weeks ago) link

youtube.con

That's the stuff

sbahnhof, Saturday, 11 January 2020 23:50 (two weeks ago) link

Very early amapiano track (from 2017) - with an awesome video! Loving the queerness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze7IGN3_xKA

De Mogul SA ft. Ms Mo & Makhensa • Oe Batla Kae

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 22:09 (one week ago) link

Also, don’t forget to vote🔸 for “Baby Are You Coming?”

(or any of the other of the nominated amapiano bangers - check out this playlist if you like:
ILM 2019 EOY🇿🇦SOUTH AFRICA)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 22:42 (one week ago) link


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