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Amapiano added as genre on Beatport

Beatport has added amapiano to its official genre tags.


Previously found under the "Afro House", "Deep House" and "Dance/Electro Pop" tags, the South African house...

Tribal Brothers

Tribal Brothers have announced a new EP on Livity Sound, 'Formation'.  


The release marks a return to the celebrated UK imprint for the London club...

Album Of The Month: DJ Lag ‘Meeting With The King’

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

Lwazi Asanda Gwala, better known as Durban artist DJ Lag, is a pioneer of the gqom genre: a unique South African style that strips out...

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Gqom trailblazer DJ Lag has unleashed his hotly anticipated debut album, ‘Meeting With The King’, via Ice Drop and Black Major. Check it out below...

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...

Manchester's Pie Radio announces amapiano and Afrobeats event tour series

Manchester-based, youth-led radio station Pie Radio is organising an events series that will showcase a number of figures from across the amapiano and Afrobeats music...

Selections: DJ Neptune

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nigeria’s DJ Neptune spotlights his recent favourite Afrobeats, Afropop and amapiano tracks

Lagos’ DJ Neptune has been at the forefront of Nigeria’s music scene for over a decade. The award winning artist rose to prominence as backing...

New London mini-festival, Sounds of African Electronic Music, announced for March

A new mini-festival dedicated to African electronic music will launch in London next month.


Presented by Drums Radio - the UK’s only 24/7 online platform dedicated...

Taken from the album, 'A Map of the Hills I Chose To Die On'

Jumping Back Slash has a new single on Swak Catalog, taken from the album 'A Map of the Hills I Chose to Die On': eight...

The artist's first release for the label since 2017 features vocoliast Ruth Brown and Marcus Damon

Cooly G has announced her return to Hyperdub with the 'Save Me' EP. You can hear the lead track, 'We Can Find Love Too', below. ...

'Lucifer' is the first single to be unveiled from forthcoming album 'Meeting With The King'

DJ Lag has shared an amapiano remix of his track with Lady Du, 'Lucifer'.

The original was first unveiled last month, alongside news of the...

Mina

Joining the dots between sounds from the UK, Ghana, South America and beyond, Mina makes tracks driven by a spirit of collaboration, demonstrated in her...

He's also shared lead single 'Lucifer'

DJ Lag has shared details of his debut album, 'Meeting With The King'.

Due out in November, the 15-track album sees the producer team up...

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...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

In her 2020 interview with DJ Mag, Juba described the importance of dancing to her expression as a DJ. “I dance behind the decks...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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. 

The...