03 Jun Bensoul, Abidoza, Kamo Mphela & more
Featuring; Sat-B, Limpopo Rhythm, TxC and more.
Durban-based producer DJ Kabila finally drops his much-awaited single – Suka. The song has been sampled on dance floors locally and abroad. Suka features contributions from 104 BPM and South Africa music veteran, Madala Kunene.
Speaking of the message of the song, DJ Kabila stated that the song is about removing oneself from negative energies to focus on your goals.
The pain of heartbreak is often indescribable until it is experienced. Bensoul makes lemonade from the sourest lemons life can give via his latest effort – Another. The tune is inspired by the initial stages following a break-up and the host of rollercoaster emotions that follow.
It has two years in the making, and Abidoza is almost ready to reveal his latest studio effort – Black Child. The double album contains a soulful vocal hits side, and a more jazzy inspired house-amapiano.
Black Child‘s billing is not shy of any star wattage and includes names likes of Focalistic, Cassper Nyovest, Mellow & Sleazy and more.
Ch’cco finally presents the official visuals for his summer smash hit – Nkao Tempela. The video perfectly captures the vibrancy of the now 4x platinum song.
Kamo Mphela sets up the pace for her European summer tour with the release of Ghost. The amapiano head-knocker is a mission statement of her run as one of the leading voices of the genre. Mphela teams up with musical geniuses Daliwonga and Felo Le Tee.
Steph Kapela re-unites with Pilka Pilka collaborator Luigi for yet another Swahili-hop banger. Kalesa na Leather is a song of gratitude. In speaking on how the song came about Kapela said:
“In this era of social media, it’s very easy to feel like you’re lagging behind everyone who seems to be enjoying life. I want this song to remind people how far they’ve come and to flex on their level.”
The 8-person creative collective Chop Life Crew returns with a double single titled Dirty Sprite/Kilo Oz.
The first of the pair, Dirty Sprite features Tena Tenpo riding over a dense and booming 808 beat. While Kilo Oz provides a juxtaposition through its mellow sonic approach. Thus, pointing to the indexical nature of a high.
DJ duo TxC sets the stage for its forthcoming debut EP – A Fierce Piano. The mini-album consists of 5 tracks that includes collaborations with Daliwonga, Toss and more. The pair kickstart the countdown with the Dinky Kunene-assisted – Too Deep.
A Fierce Piano is due out on 24 June 2022.
Tembisa meets Atteridgeville as Freddy K and Tyler ICU join together their creative minds for the slasher themed – Freddy vs Tyler. The twosome launch the EP’s pre-order campaign with an amapiano instrumental titled Live Nkwari.
Freddy vs Tyler is drops on 10 June 2022.