drowning in a blissful ocean of log drums and keys: 🎹🎹 amapiano a-z 🎹🎹 an ilm poll

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Poll Closing Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022 00:00 (in 1 month)

explainer:
thought I’d try this and see if ILM bites. amapiano is the most exciting new genre in global music going on three or four years, but you wouldn’t really know it from 2022 ILM. speaking for myself, amapiano is the music I listen to most, but after I came back earlier this year after a six-month hiatus, it felt like a lot of the enthusiasm here had dried up. it also felt difficult to fill up the gaps once the loop had been let gone, especially since amapiano is such a vast ocean of a genre, full of long-ass tracks and longer-ass ‘EP’s and albums, just wave after fast-moving wave of good- great- and gorgeousness.

hence my idea of making this primordial alphabet soup A-Z poll for it. it consists of my most played amapiano tracks for every letter of the alphabet (going by the first letter of the track title) from August last year, which is when I decided to leave these premises, up to now.
I like that a) it’s vast: some 3 hours of music; b) it covers a lot of bases (though still misses out of some pretty crucial ones as well - that’s how vast piano is. it’s unfortunate, but you have to draw the line somewhere); and c) there’s a random element to it: some very big songs are absent because they came second to an ever bigger song with the same initial letter, and as some letters are much more common as initials for song titles (in (mostly) Zulu/Xhosa) than others, some of the entries got in just because they start with a rarer letter, without having actually been played a lot by me - but I’m not going to say which those are. I would like folx to go in with an open mind (and they’re still good anyway!). that’s also the reason I’m linking full-length versions only, and no radio edits or music videos (most of these tracks don’t have those anyway).

so yes, it’s a long-ass poll, by design, that’s why you all get two whole months to dip your toes into this and hopefully get engulfed.
feel free to share your thoughts about any aspect of amapiano and this endeavor, and to make your case for any track you fancy (and please, link to your liking!)

“3310” by Focalistic
“Asijabule” by Vigro Deep
“Bathini” by Kabza De Small
“Crush Yam” by T-Man SA
“Dangerous” by MDU aka TRP
“Eningi” by Kabza De Small
“Feeling” by Mapara A Jazz
“Gijima (Vocal Mix)” by DJ Black Low
“Hamba Nobani” by Boohle
“Isphithiphithi” by Pabi Cooper
“Jozi Night” by GemValleyMusiQ
“Korobela” by DJ Sumbody
“Lwangempela” by Tee Jay
“Madiba” by HennyBeLit
“Madlamini” by Kelvin Momo
“Mmapula” by Busta 929
“Ngoxolo” by Theology HD
“Obrigado” by Da Muziqal Chef
“Paris” by Q-Mark
“Qo Qo Qo” by Obeey Amor
“Risasekile” by Aymos
“Sika Bopha” by Ntokzin
“Trigger” by DJ Karri
“Uzozisola” by Mas Musiq
“Vula Mlomo” by Musa Keys
“Wamuhle” by Njelic
“Xigubhu” by Welle SA
“Yini Sdakwa” by ThackzinDJ
“Ziwa Ngale” by Kabza De Small


big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 September 2022 14:48 (one month ago) link

here are all 29* tracks with their full track info (in the options list only the first-listed main artist is indicated) and a YouTube link to the full-length track (plus a Spotify playlist right behind it):
note: I added a number track plus a couple of bonus tracks for the M: for mmmmm, piano, innit?

“3310” by Focalistic ft. Mellow & Sleazy & Madumane
”Asijabule” by Vigro Deep ft. Murumba Pitch & Lady Du
”Bathini” by Kabza De Small ft. Young Stunna & Artwork Sounds
“Crush Yam” by T-Man SA ft. Gugu & MFR Souls
”Dangerous” by MDU aka TRP ft. Mthunzi, MJ & Semi Tee
”Eningi” by Kabza De Small ft. Mhaw Keys, Njelic & Simmy
”Feeling” by Mapara A Jazz ft. Mr Brown
”Gijima (Vocal Mix)” by DJ Black Low ft. Statah & Daff Gee
”Hamba Nobani” by Boohle ft. Busta 929, Reece Madlisa & Zuma
”Isphithiphithi” by Pabi Cooper ft. Reece Madlisa, Busta 929 & Joocy
”Jozi Night” by GemValleyMusiQ ft. Officixl Rsa, Djy Fresh & S Kay De Vibe
”Korobela” by DJ Sumbody ft. Drip Gogo & The Lowkeys
”Lwangempela” by Tee Jay ft. Basetsana, Lucille Slade, Makwa, Moscow & Le Sax
”Madiba” by HennyBeLit ft. TBO & Mfana Kah Gogo
”Madlamini” by Kelvin Momo ft. Sino Msolo
”Mmapula” by Busta 929 ft. Mzu M
”Ngoxolo” by Theology HD ft. Aymos & MuziQALsthesh
”Obrigado” by Da Muziqal Chef ft. Murumba Pitch & Kabza De Small
”Paris” by Q-Mark ft. TpZee, Afriikan Papi & Cloud9ne
”Qo Qo Qo” by Obeey Amor ft. T-Man SA, Bassie & Lady Du
”Risasekile” by Aymos ft. Mas Musiq & TO Starquality
”Sika Bopha” by Ntokzin ft. BoiBizza
”Trigger” by DJ Karri ft. BL Zero, Lebzito & Prime De 1st
”Uzozisola” by Mas Musiq ft. Aymos, Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa
”Vula Mlomo” by Musa Keys ft. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi
”Wamuhle” by Njelic ft. Boohle, Da Muziqal Chef & De Mthuda
”Xigubhu” by Welle SA ft. Citykingrsa
”Yini Sdakwa” by ThackzinDJ ft. TeeJay, Sir Trill, Dlala Thukzin, Nkosazana_Daughter, Rascoe Kaos, Moscow & Mpura
”Ziwa Ngale” by Kabza De Small ft. DJ Tira, Young Stunna, Dladla Mshunqisi, Felo Le Tee, Beast & Dj Exit_sa

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 September 2022 14:49 (one month ago) link

here's that Spotify playlist with every single entry/option:
amapiano a-z ilm poll

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 September 2022 14:50 (one month ago) link

here’s that Spotify playlist with every single entry/option once more, this time with added keys:

amapiano a-z 🎹🎹 ilm poll

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 September 2022 14:53 (one month ago) link

…and a very recent BBC documentary on amapiano to get you in the mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou0luMrf1mU

(it’s very solid, but has its own significant omissions - just checking it against my A-Z list makes that clear)

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 September 2022 14:53 (one month ago) link

Good work!

Frederik B, Monday, 5 September 2022 15:18 (one month ago) link

Cool! Cheers for this.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 5 September 2022 15:29 (one month ago) link

I happen to only know a handful of thse too, so it'll be nice to investigate. For what it's worth, my amapiano listening has only increased this year, and I've noticed a lot of DJ friends in Bristol have picked up on it and are playing it out. We've even got a dedicated night now!

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 5 September 2022 15:31 (one month ago) link

I happen to only know a handful of thse too, so it'll be nice to investigate. For what it's worth, my amapiano listening has only increased this year, and I've noticed a lot of DJ friends in Bristol have picked up on it and are playing it out. We've even got a dedicated night now!

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 5 September 2022 15:31 (one month ago) link

yes, it’s getting bigger and bigger worlwide (just like afropop/afrobeats before it

a Dutch example: in a recent interview with one of our newspapers, S10, who represented NL at Eurovision this year and who is a hip and happening girl, was asked about (I think) her favourite summer things, and of those turned out to be “dancing to amapiano”.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 September 2022 15:39 (one month ago) link

excellent work. gonna listen to all these. i knew only a handful.

Spottie, Monday, 5 September 2022 19:00 (one month ago) link

Yeah cheers for organising this, I do enjoy me some amapiano whenever I hear it but couldn't name a single artist or track off the top of my head

paolo, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 07:43 (four weeks ago) link

Thanks for this, will be firing up this week!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 13:19 (four weeks ago) link

I have to say, it would help if the vast majority of ama tracks weren't by a list of artists as long as my arm. I know that's a big ask, but How am I supposed to remember "Hamba Nobani by Boohle, Busta 929, Reece Madiisa and Zuma", let alone shout it in someone's ear when they ask what it is on acrowded dancefloor ;-)

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 13:36 (four weeks ago) link

you could just go by the way I labelled them in the options menu 🤷🏻‍♂️

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 13:41 (four weeks ago) link

True, I think it's just cos I normally look at them on Spotify which makes it look like there's a LOT going on

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 13:51 (four weeks ago) link

there’s a PIANO RIOT going on!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 14:27 (four weeks ago) link

I have to say, (and this is typical of me), I do love the ama tracks with fricking massive rolling bassy logdrum workouts like Lerato La Bass, John Vulli Gate and 9 Days

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 14:35 (four weeks ago) link

xp dog latin, you can always shorthand it as title/producer or title/lead vocalist, which is what i do

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 14:42 (four weeks ago) link

Excellent thread! Bravo, and thanks for giving us ample time to explore the selections.

Amapiano is getting some love in Atlanta these days. I haven’t made it to a club night yet, DJ Lag sadly had to cancel his scheduled gig.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 15:12 (four weeks ago) link

Yes! Thank you for this!

I have lots of listening to do before casting vote.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 15:34 (four weeks ago) link

Popping out of lurkerdom to thank you for this, breastcrawl.

etc, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 21:44 (four weeks ago) link

happy to help to delurk, etc. immerse yourself and enjoy!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 07:27 (four weeks ago) link

this is a high value poll that i'm looking forward to participating in.

(grim) pump track (wales) (map), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 14:50 (four weeks ago) link

I am three tracks into this playlist and have hit the spotify heart thing twice. Thanks for organizing!

Indexed, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 15:27 (four weeks ago) link

Cheers, breastcrawl! I definitely got overwhelmed by this scene and gave up on following it, so this is a much-appreciated intervention. When I gripe about track/album lengths, ultimately it's because I know I'm missing good stuff and it's aggravating.

I think I've liked every Vigro Deep track I've ever heard, though I don't know anything about...him/her/them? I love how SA house always has room to basically just be jazz for a few minutes.

rob, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 15:41 (four weeks ago) link

I feel you there rob. Luckily I've noticed a lot of tracks these days seem to be a little shorter. That said, there is an undeniable uniformity within the style that means it can take a short while for a track to kick in and become itself. I also find it's quite rare for a tune to reveal itself as a classic on the very first listen - usually takes a couple of listens but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 16:32 (four weeks ago) link

Enjoying "Qo Qo Qo" today and "Bathini" (the latter is reminding me of Soul II Soul or Masters At Work for some reason).

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 16:44 (four weeks ago) link

not to distract from the banquet of this poll, but the recent Kabza album, KOA II Part 1, bc has mentioned here and there did sound rather good when I gave it half a listen (actually more like 10% of a listen, but it's 130 minutes long!)

rob, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 16:51 (four weeks ago) link

there’s two KOA II tracks in this poll

I love how SA house always has room to basically just be jazz for a few minutes

ouiiiiii

and rob, Vigro says hi:
https://yt3.ggpht.com/ytc/AMLnZu_ugmTPbnTXflWgezaMpAS_TouJfY7gG7Vwr8tB=s900-c-k-c0x00ffffff-no-rj

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 20:48 (four weeks ago) link

the latter is reminding me of Soul II Soul or Masters At Work for some reason).

the house tradition in South Africa is deep and strong and it’s fun to pick up on influences that shine through. the best thing tho is that it’s never just derivative, it’s always integrated in the new.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 20:59 (four weeks ago) link

this stuff all starts with a similar loop and then gets under your skin, doesn't it

StanM, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 22:53 (four weeks ago) link

Yep yep yep

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2022 07:50 (three weeks ago) link

in the light of current events, we have seen fit to ordain a 64-day amapiano listening period, lasting until the 12th day of November. you may start your session now. long live the kings and queens of piano!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 10 September 2022 07:14 (three weeks ago) link

I played Lerato La Bass by Teno Afrika at my little pub gig last night and was surprised to have someone come up and tell me it was their favourite tune. My co-DJ who wasn't familiar with amapiano was also interested and asked if it was UK funky

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 10 September 2022 08:34 (three weeks ago) link

a lot of bangers from 2019 on Vol 1 of this compilation too ("Amapiano Is A Lifestyle") : more instrumentals & less loungey than 2022, maybe?

https://open.spotify.com/album/4kT9zRCiOmBRiZj8gFcuVx

StanM, Saturday, 10 September 2022 17:56 (three weeks ago) link

Vol.2 2020

https://open.spotify.com/album/47MC1i2wbd9e5wmEmgyGcx

StanM, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

^ maybe this is indicative of the evolution towards today's sound?

StanM, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:56 (three weeks ago) link

I have to say, (and this is typical of me), I do love the ama tracks with fricking massive rolling bassy logdrum workouts like Lerato La Bass, John Vulli Gate and 9 Days


more instrumentals & less loungey than 2022, maybe? maybe this is indicative of the evolution towards today's sound?


it’s not necessarily an evolution per se, as in one style is becoming more dominant over the other. amapiano did start out as mostly instrumental party tracks (with chanting in some cases), but the more melodic vocal style has been going since 2019 as well, when Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa introduced amapiano love songs on their Scorpion Kings project and in their work with Samthing Soweto and Sha Sha. both styles (the “sweet” and the “dust”, according to one Kabza album title) exist side by side and intermingle as well.

don’t forget that this is simply a semi-random selection of tracks that I have been playing the most over the past year, and as such it’s a reflection of my personal tastes, and I do tend to be drawn to the soulful and vocal side of piano. but there’s definitely a healthy dose of outright bangers here - these things aren’t mutually exclusive! the idea is to get immersed and find your favourite.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 12 September 2022 10:02 (three weeks ago) link

Great, thank you for that.

StanM, Monday, 12 September 2022 12:27 (three weeks ago) link

so… has anyone discovered any new favourites yet?

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 September 2022 14:58 (two weeks ago) link

Still making my way through all of these!

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 15 September 2022 14:59 (two weeks ago) link

keep us posted if you like - would be nice!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 September 2022 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

I have to go to those two compilations I linked to every now and then because the multiple vocalist/loungey tracks in the poll get a bit much after a while for my tastes - maybe I'm just too cheap & more into the easy bangers :-)

StanM, Thursday, 15 September 2022 15:43 (two weeks ago) link

great list, thanks breastcrawl
especially loved "paris" and "feeling" on first listen
will put it on repeat this weekend

nxd, Friday, 16 September 2022 10:13 (two weeks ago) link

Paris is such a banger.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 17 September 2022 09:16 (two weeks ago) link

Yep 'Paris' is a highlight for me as well ('Feeling' too), think I'm going to vote for 'Crush Yam' though.

Gavin, Leeds, Saturday, 17 September 2022 09:19 (two weeks ago) link

So far leaning towards voting “Uzozisola” by Mas Musiq or “Risasekile” by Aymos, but really there are at least six others I'm really enjoying and playing a lot

great thread

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 17 September 2022 13:46 (two weeks ago) link

looks like the Aymos (singer) and Mas Musiq (producer) combo is your thing, PP! they have done plenty more stuff together

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 September 2022 14:14 (two weeks ago) link

Ah, cool! I'm gonna investigate further. I think I am gravitating, probably predictably, to the house-ier sounding stuff. I'm gonna check out Auti 'eSharp next.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 17 September 2022 15:08 (two weeks ago) link

good choice! last year’s Aymos album Yimi Lo is also very good

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 September 2022 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon this thread. This music is very exciting to me. Prior to this, my only exposure to even the word amapiano was that Teno Afrika LP, which I love, but it sounds like the style has evolved a lot since then. breastcrawl, would you say this is accurate?

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 17 September 2022 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

I’m happy this thread is making you happy! it’s just the piano way.

short answer to your question: see my post of five days ago - but I intend to reply more extensively when I have more time

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 September 2022 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

Ah, cool. Sorry, I thought I read this entire thread but somehow missed that bit about Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa and Scorpion Kings. There's so much to explore here.

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 18 September 2022 12:05 (two weeks ago) link

deffo also more on the banger side of love for this genre but Crush Yam is SO GREAT. still got a ton more listening to do...

stirmonster, Monday, 19 September 2022 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

so.... who or what is GABOR ? it's being shouted in at least two songs ("Baby Are You Coming" by ZERO12FINEST feat. THAMAGNIFICENT2, from another thread) and Eningi from this list too

StanM, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

‘Yebo!’ is the isiZulu word for yesssss!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

oooh! thank!

StanM, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 16:01 (two weeks ago) link

Paris is such a rip off from LiYoshona ! Haha. I guess it tells something about Amapiano that they're like two sides (one smooth, on raw) of the same collective-minded coin.

This is a cool exercise, you could easily redo it with another cool set of 27 songs. I'm not sure if breastcrawl set a specific timeframe for this, 2021-22 ? I think I knee-jerk voted for Mmapula whose long icy atmospheric layers stand out in any playlist (another pair here with Isphithiphithi), but I've also fallen behind quite badly. Recent Amapiano songs I've played a lot are Ngixolele (Busta 929), Kancane (Musa Keys), SETE (K.O), Sengizwile (Mas Musiq).

Nabozo, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

listened right through. lots of it is way too lounge/ soulful for me but i would buy / play these ones in a shot -

“Crush Yam” by T-Man
“Gijima (Vocal Mix)” by DJ Black Low - the only one I knew already.
Jozi Night” by GemValleyMusiQ
“Korobela” by DJ Sumbody
“Trigger” by DJ Karri
Xigubhu” by Welle SA
“Ziwa Ngale” by Kabza De Small

first thought still the best thought so gonna vote “Crush Yam” by T-Man.

thanks for this!

stirmonster, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

my father had some imported "learn zulu" tapes in the days prior to apartheid that he got to better understand some of the iscathamiya tracks he had on heavy repeat but they appeared to be entirely for afrikaners to communicate with the help more effectively. the main thing that stuck was "yebo mama"/"yebo baba" which became shorthand around the house.

Okay Paris is pretty incredible.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

xp *"in the days prior to the end of apartheid"

im kind of fascinated by how dj black low seems to have such nominal streams vs his western profile. (and i like his stuff a lot too--but wonder how much of it is 'point missing' in terms of apprehending the genre)

xheugy eddy (D-40), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

same! he has 34 followers on soundcloud. now i'm fully aware soundcloud isn't what it once was, but 34!!

stirmonster, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:41 (two weeks ago) link

pretty obsessed with this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu8SZaVVa2M

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 22 September 2022 05:19 (one week ago) link

yeah, this isn't easy

StanM, Thursday, 22 September 2022 05:45 (one week ago) link

im kind of fascinated by how dj black low seems to have such nominal streams vs his western profile. (and i like his stuff a lot too--but wonder how much of it is 'point missing' in terms of apprehending the genre)

― xheugy eddy (D-40), Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:18 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

same! he has 34 followers on soundcloud. now i'm fully aware soundcloud isn't what it once was, but 34!!

― stirmonster, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 11:41 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Not sure I understand? FWIW '9 Days' is maybe the most played ama tune I hear out in Bristol. I hear it played out in lots of multi-genre sets and people go apeshit to it

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 22 September 2022 09:26 (one week ago) link

I really like "Qo Qo Qo" and the way the handclaps and delay work on the "one"

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 22 September 2022 09:27 (one week ago) link

Not sure I understand? FWIW '9 Days' is maybe the most played ama tune I hear out in Bristol. I hear it played out in lots of multi-genre sets and people go apeshit to it

― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:26 AM (thirty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Perhaps “in Bristol” Is related to the answer

The other place I’ve seen it played was in a clip of someone’s IG stories when diplo played Katz’s deli

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 22 September 2022 10:00 (one week ago) link

i've heard it played out in lots of places and it always goes off.

stirmonster, Thursday, 22 September 2022 10:49 (one week ago) link

I mean, you can see why - it's definitely the ne plus ultra ama "banger", if such a thing exists, so it's going to have crossover appeal to people who aren't so fmailiar with the genre

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:17 (one week ago) link

meanwhile the video has 9.9k views and was released on Awesome Tapes From Africa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp-4A_-nwXU

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 22 September 2022 22:20 (one week ago) link

Not a fan of 9 Days. It's too dnb-ey in all the wrong ways.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 23 September 2022 07:13 (one week ago) link

66 is a much better amabanger imo.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 23 September 2022 07:14 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWi_brnj-4g

StanM, Friday, 23 September 2022 10:03 (one week ago) link

66 is nice but maybe not quite as viscerally shock-and-awe as 9 Days (which you're not going to convince me isn't great).

While we're talking Felo Le Tee, I love this tune 'Dipatje Tsa Felo'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaWzf1WrQ1k

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 23 September 2022 11:01 (one week ago) link

Abo mvelo still blows my fucking lid off. Couple tunes coming with that lower than low subterranean bassline now too

vvvwwwv, Sunday, 25 September 2022 04:48 (one week ago) link

Did anyone reach major league djz at Brixton btw? May June time….felt sorry for sef kombo and kitty amor cos everyone was just waiting for the ama. And on that system…life-changing…

vvvwwwv, Sunday, 25 September 2022 04:53 (one week ago) link

And on that system…life-changing…

i got to hear some of the above mentioned tracks tonight on a next level system. WOW! i also love the way most of these are arranged - they are a dream to mix.

not many things would get me out to a club but would deffo go if major league djz came to town.

stirmonster, Sunday, 25 September 2022 04:59 (one week ago) link

got to hear some of the above mentioned tracks tonight on a next level system. WOW!

Where to man?

vvvwwwv, Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:55 (one week ago) link

thanks for the effort in making this playlist and poll. I don't tend to seek out amapiano songs, so this playlist was a nice listen, everything new to me. probably need one more listen through before I vote

Vinnie, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 07:39 (one week ago) link

3310
Asijabule
Crush Yam
Isphithiphithi
Lwangempela
Madlamini
Nogxolo
Paris
Qo Qo Qo
Risasekile
Sika Bopha
Trigger
Xigubhu

that's ... 13 tracks still in the running here :-)

StanM, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 11:07 (one week ago) link

“jaiva low” is the true black low banger

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 28 September 2022 11:24 (one week ago) link

I know this isn’t the regular amapiano thread but I wanted to post this new video of Uncle Waffles’ Tanzania:

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

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 28 September 2022 18:16 (one week ago) link

ooh, I thought I recognised it - this is the longer version without video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi7kX1jkRuA

StanM, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 18:33 (one week ago) link

hors compétition, but you know, it’s the most beautiful thing in the world right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udjSYr16cqk
Deep London ft. Nkosazana Daughter, Murumba Pitch & Janda_K1 • Piano Ngijabulise

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 3 October 2022 09:30 (two days ago) link

Waht do we think of things like this?
Me, I'm on board but maybe not one for the purists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLz9tvJAgjI

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 3 October 2022 11:08 (two days ago) link

That's Breaka - Dololo ft. Kamohelo

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 3 October 2022 11:08 (two days ago) link

Deep London is too smooth for my taste but Breaka is verrrrry nice

StanM, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:28 (yesterday) link


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