12 Jun Dibi, Busi Mhlongo, House Afrika & More.
Featuring; Wandile Mbambeni, Thee Firemomma, Fynn, and more.
Various Artists – “Amapiano is A Lifestyle Volume 2”
Pioneering dance label, House Afrika, drops the second edition of the hugely popular, ‘Amapiano is a Lifestyle‘. The album comprises of 15 songs from known and emerging artists of this current music craze.
Fynn – “New Day”
24-year-old Capetonian producer, Fynn, has a brand new deep house offering for your listening pleasure. Titled ‘New Day’ the cut makes use of a jazz sample for an effect as laid-back as his city.
But wait there’s more. The EP also features a reworked version of ‘New Day’ with a Zito Mowa flare.
Busi Mhlongo – “Live @ Awesome Africa Durban 2001”
‘Live @ Awesome Africa Durban 2001’ is a tribute to the legendary uMam’ Busi Mhlongo. The release coincides with the 10 anniversary of the Urban Zulu’s passing on the 15th of June 2010.
The EP her signature song, ‘Yehlisan’ uMoya’.
Dibi – “Famous – Remix” (ft. Reason & Sy)
Dibi is still pushing his acclaimed full-length, ‘Until Now’, with a remix of one of the joint from it, ‘Famous’. The re-up he called upon heralded MC, Reason with whom he goes bar-for-bar. Much like the original, this version still has a stellar hook from Sy and all-round stupendous flows.
Jux – “COVID-19” (ft. Maua Sama)
The current pandemic has forced people to be in somewhat of a “long-distance relationship”. Tanzanian super-crooner, Jux, captures the mood of the moment with the official visuals for ‘COVID-19‘. The song features Maua Sama.
Echo Deep – “Dimensions”
Echo Deep opens up the floor for musical exploration on ‘Dimensions’. Soaked by a robust bass the tune is a dance floor groove that is bound to leave you in a state of euphoria.
2Lee Stark – “Who Gon’ Stop Me” (ft. Zuks)
2Lee Stark rides through with a new bop-and-snap knocker where he braggadociously asks ‘Who Gon’ Stop Me‘. As is the case, teamwork makes the dream work as he features Zuks.
Spending some time indoors over the past couple of weeks has urged Wandile Mbambeni to get more creative as he presents the acoustic version of ‘First Night’.
The artist formerly known as Chess Ntusi is reborn as Thee Firemomma. The first release under this new moniker is ‘MWIBA’ a Swahili word for thorn which she uses metaphorically to address an unfaithful man.
Mercy Chinwo – “Satisfied”
Last week, Mercy Chinwo, preceded the announcement of her sophomore album, ‘Satisfied’, with a live version of ‘Omekannya’. Now with her full attention set on the 3rd of July 2020 as the official release day, Mercy Chinwo is ready to bless her fans with more music.
Jazzuelle – “Rogue”
House maestro, Jazzuelle, kicks off the campaign for his forthcoming album, ‘Rogue’. To further build anticipation for this lethal sonic experience he provides ‘Sapphire’ as another offering.
‘Rogue’ fully drops in two weeks on the 26th of June 2020.
Liza Miro – “Dream Submarine”
Liza Miro sang her way to many house fans’ hearts when she lent her soothing vocals to Bongo Beats’ ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ in 2019. Capitalising of the former track’s success she is ready to fully launch her debut project – ‘Dream Submarine’.
While you might have to wait until next, the 19th of June to fully enjoy this body of work, Miro teams with DJ Call Me for a track named after him.
Avante – “Eqalwe Nguwe”
Gospel quintet, Avante, makes a timely return with a highly-spirited album titled ‘Eqalwe Nguwe’. To fans gear for the official release on the 3rd of July 2020, Avante offers the title track in the meantime.
Kaygee DaKing & Bizizi – “Kokota Piano (Amapiano Vol. 1)”
Duo, Kaygee DaKing & Bizizi, broke into the music scene and rocked it with their massive hit, ‘Kokota’ in 2019. The runaway success of the amapiano track pushed them to hit the studio again, culminating in their debut album ‘Kokota Piano (Amapiano Vol. 1)’.
Kaygee and Bizizi are evidently here for the long haul and will unload ‘December‘ before this project fully drops on the 19th of June 2020.