Within the past few years, there has been a subtle yet undeniable rise of a new music genre in South Africa.
Whether you go to the mall or the hair salon, you’re likely to hear a hint of Amapiano oozing through the speakers and public address systems.
The popularity of this new musical genre has increased tremendously within the past few years.
Amapiano, the latest dominant genre in South Africa, has quickly pushed all other genres to the backseat and has earned a spot as the people’s favourite.
However, one question has been buzzing on everyone’s lips: where did Amapiano come from? Who created Amapiano?
It may surprise you to know that Amapiano isn’t exactly a new genre produced off the top of a musical genius’ head. Rather, it is a fusion of deep house, kwaito and jazz.
Perhaps, this interesting mix is what makes it so sensational and lovable. Ever since this new genre became dominant, several artistes have jumped on this train and have produced mind-blowing Amapiano tracks.
Within the past few years, some Amapiano hits have topped the charts and caused a sensation among listeners. However, some tracks have stood out from the others and should not be slept on.
If you love Amapiano just as much as we do, here are some hot Amapiano Songs that should definitely be on your playlist in this new year:
1. DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Phoyisa
Once again, South Africa’s very own DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small have whipped up yet another hit that will definitely thrill listeners and fans alike.
Phoyisa is a mind-blowing track that reflects the true spirit of Amapiano and reverberates with the electric sounds typical of this music genre.
What makes this track so special is the spontaneity behind its production and release. This latest single was recorded and put together in just four hours by the talented duo.
If you’re a lover of Amapiano, then this is one hot track you shouldn’t sleep on as it is an evidence of pure talent and creativity.
2. Sha Sha – Tender Love
The Queen of Amapiano herself, Sha Sha has released a brand new single titled “Tender Love”. Featuring DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, this sizzling track reveals Sha Sha’s raw talent and vocal superiority.
Tender Love is a beautiful single, infused with the sheer electricity and buzz of Amapiano as well as its intriguing beats. It also reveals Sha Sha’s vocal diversity and creativity.
3. DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Lorch
DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, one of South Africa’s most talented duo have released another fire track titled “Lorch”. Looking for a sizzling song that can turn up the heat on the dance floor? This track is definitely for you.
Lorch is an exciting, new delivery which features Semi Tee, Miano and Kammu Dee. Wondering why this track is making waves and topping the charts?
It’s quite simple. Lorch contains a combination of jazz, Afro beats and the Amapiano spirit coupled with the sheer creativity of the producers. It was also included in the legendary “Return of the Scorpion Kings” album.
If you’re looking for a fire track that’d bring out the dancer in you, don’t miss out on this song.
4. MFR Souls – Love You Tonight Ft DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
Enjoy this instant Amapiano hit from MFR Souls featuring DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small. Love You Tonight is an amazing mix of Amapiano sounds and incredible soul vocals. This single is a perfect cross between Amapiano and soulful house.
Asides the amazing vocals and interesting featured acts, what makes Love You Tonight so perfect is its polished songwriting and perfect delivery. This track will definitely cling to your eardrums in an endearing and non-intrusive way.
5. Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa – Nana Thula
Highly talented duo, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small have released yet another spectacular Amapiano track titled “Nana Thula”. Enjoy the groovy sounds of this new single as well as its superior vocal quality.
Nana Thula purely reflects the dominance of Amapiano as well as the thrilling energy that comes with this new genre.
6. Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa – Sandton
Sandton is one of Kabza De Small’s ingenious creations. In this song, the musical genius talks about life in Sandton, using Amapiano sounds to engage and thrill his listeners. For South Africans, the lyrics of this creative piece are very relatable.
On this track, Kabza combines incredible vocals, relatable lyrics and perfect delivery to create an absolute masterpiece.
7. Jobe London and Mphow69 – Sukendleleni (Feat. Kamo Manje)
This Amapiano hit is a perfect collaboration between Jobe London and Mphow69. It also features one of South Africa’s most creative musical act – Kamo Manje. Sukendleleni is a track that will set you on fire and have you pressing the replay button.
8. Samthing Soweto – Akulaleki (Feat. Shasha, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small)
Akulaleki is an instant Amapiano hit by Samthing Soweto featuring top producers, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Shasha. If you’re trying to experience the full Amapiano groove on the dance floor, then you’d definitely love this track.
In this new song, Samthing Soweto really does step out of his comfort zone to give his listeners a whole new musical experience. Akulaleki is included in the musical star’s Isphithiphithi album and is currently one of the people’s favourite track.
9. DJ BigSky and LuuDeDeejay – Fire (Feat. Sbhanga)
Like the name implies, DJ Bigsky and LuuDeDeejay’s latest release is a hot, fiery track. Featuring Sbhanga, this new single will get just about anyone dancing like a maniac. In this song, listeners can enjoy the thrilling energy of Amapiano and experience a new musical dimension.
10. DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Vula Vala (Feat. Nokwazi and Vigro Deep)
Just when you thought these two were done, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small released yet another masterpiece titled “Vula Vala”. In this new hit, this musical duo features Nokwazi and Vigro Deep, giving listeners an enjoyable musical sound and melody.
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