With artists and fans from around the globe proclaiming “Amapiano to the world”, this evolving new genre has defied expectations that it’s just another passing...
NTS Radio, Shannen SP and Joe Cotch compile essential tracks that capture the unique and unifying sound of amapiano, South Africa’s world-conquering dance music style
Amapiano has become a world-conquering genre since emerging in South Africa over a decade ago, with the sound mutating in recent years to solidify its place as an embedded dance music culture. Here, Shiba Melissa Mazaza asks: who are the South African artists carrying the torch for amapiano right now?
The 11-hour event will take place at the BEC Arena
Manchester’s Pie Radio has announced an Afrobeats v Amapiano day party for summer.
After hosting an online Afrobeat v Amapiano clash during lockdown, independent, youth-led Manchester radio...
Artist Lebo, Maniac017 and Mixrmoe are also down to play
Manchester's Pie Radio, one of the UK's leading youth-led stations which pulls an audience of more than 400,000, has announced a new Kings of Amapiano...
The two stars of South Africa's music scene were en route to perform at a concert
Amapiano artists Mpura and Killer Kau have died after being involved in a car accident while travelling en route to a concert in Rustenburg, South...
Kamo Mphela, Mr JazziQ and Vigro Deep also feature, with two tunes from DBN Gogo
NTS has announced a new amapiano compilation, showcasing new music from the prominent South African subcultural scene. 'Amapiano Now' will land on 23rd July.
Mpura and Killer Kau died earlier this month in a car accident
Amapiano artist Mr JazzIQ has shared a video for his new single, 'Woza'.
The clip, which you can watch below, is dedicated to the late...
In DJ Mag's April music columns, Joe Roberts, Carl Loben, Shiba Melissa Mazaza and Layla Marino spotlight topical sounds from around the world
Get acquainted with Charisse C, the Southern Africa-born, UK-raised DJ embracing amapiano's unifying power
DJ Lag’s thrilling debut album is a testament to gqom’s versatility, and its ability to cross-pollinate with the sounds of amapiano and deep house