Welcome to Tea with DidiFeb 28, 2020
The Era Of AmaPiano: South African house music is known for its ability to constantly reinvent itself. And 2018 has been no different. A new sound which seems to have originated in the capital city of Pretoria is taking over the airwaves and party goers in Mzansi can’t seem to get enough of it. The sound which is known as “amapiano” is a mix of deep house, gqom all mixed in with the jazzy, soulful sound of a amapiano.
Artists like Tall Ass Tee and The Soul Dictators are putting a new spin in the culture of South African music and they are creating a new wave in the house music scene. Songs like ‘Abagez’Abajoli‘ and ‘Let It Be‘ are setting the airwaves on fire and music lovers all over the country are falling for them every step of the way. From taxi rides in Soshanguve and Mamelodi to street bashes in Mapetla and Mohlakeng the amapiano sound is re-forming the sound of house music in South Africa and taking over the summer like never before.
The dynamism of South African house music has no boundaries. Just a few years ago, gqom took over the country to define a new sound that is influencing electronic genres around the world with its Rudimental, and rhythmically rude, appeal.
While some are still dancing to gqom, a new genre called amapiano seems to be the fastest growing electronic genre in the country. It has been described as a fusion of gqom, deep house and jazz, all underlined by piano/synth lines. The genre is said to have originated in the city of Pretoria and its townships, although fans living in Johannesburg are claiming the genre for themselves.
Below are some of the hottest amapiano tracks for downloads, making their rounds in South Africa today: