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Moonchild Sanelly shares new single, ‘April Fool’s Day (Makahambe)’: Listen

Moonchild Sanelly has shared a new track called 'April Fool's Day (Makahambe)' from her upcoming second album. Listen to it below.


On it, South...

Moonchild Sanelly announces new album, shares single with Ghetts: Listen

Moonchild Sanelly has announced details of her forthcoming second album.


The South African musician and dancer - real name Sanelisiwe Twisha - will release 'Phases' via...

Moonchild Sanelly

Moonchild Sanelly has shared a new single, ‘Cute’, which features UK rapper Trillary Banks. Check it via the official video below.


The South African artist...

Glastonbury crowd shot

Glastonbury has revealed the artists performing at Silver Hayes this year.


Marking the first Glastonbury in three years, the 2022 edition of the Somerset festival...

A huge moment for the gqom innovator

DJ Lag has co-produced a track on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift album. 

The South African gqom artist is credited on ‘My Power,’ which features...

MS in a pool float

Delivering explosive, quick-witted lyricism over beats that blend kwaito, amapiano and gqom with grime, punk and pop, South Africa's Moonchild Sanelly has become a global sensation. Here, she speaks to Makua Adimora about freedom of expression and her new album, 'Phases'

“I always describe myself as ‘Snow White turns 21 and then the seven dwarfs become her strippers’,” Moonchild Sanelly says matter-of-factly, when speaking to DJ...

Shining a spotlight on the UK stars that fill the pages of our UK magazine each month

The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag's Best Of British awards 2020.

This year marks the 14th edition of the awards, our annual celebration...

These are the most exciting amapiano producers right now

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?
 

Amapiano (also known as ipiano or ’piano) began in the streets of Gauteng, South Africa, in the early 2010s. The now world-conquering sound is a...

2019 saw dancefloors embracing fast, syncopated and experimental rhythms, with jungle breaks and sounds from the Global South invigorating DJs and producers across the genre...

Dancefloor trends come and go. Familiar genre tropes, motifs and tempos reinstate themselves as dominant themes in clubs and festivals big and small, while inventive...

Durban’s DJ Lag is a pioneer of the world-conquering South African dance music genre, gqom. He’s toured the world and worked with superstars, but he’s...

In 2017, during his 21st rotation around the sun, DJ Lag was experiencing a moment that every artist dreams of but few ever reach. Gqom...

The votes have been counted and the results are in! Here are the winners in DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards 2020

DJ Mag’s annual Best Of British Awards celebrate all that’s great about the UK scene. Below, we’ve profiled all the winners of this year’s 23...