South Africa’s vibrant music scene accurately reflects the country’s unique history and consistently keeps blessing us with a wide variety of sounds and styles.
Check out our selection of new South African hits you need to hear below. This list is in no particular order.
Masterpiece ft. Vigro Deep – “Amanumber K’phela”
On a track produced by ampiano heavyweight Vigro Deep, Masterpiece delivers powerful vocals inspired by Kwaito star Makhendlas. The track, clearly aligned with amapiano genre sonorities, is interesting in the way it mixes a very dark atmosphere with an enchanting dance rhythm. Vigro Deep is currently busy preparing the release of his upcoming project “Rise of a Baby Boy”.
Dope Saint Jude – “Go High, Go Low”
The flamboyant Cape Town rapper unveiled an energetic video for her last single ‘Go High Go Low”. The track is a terrific freestyle paying tribute to the Cape flats, the notorious zone where Dope Saint Jude grew up. “Born with the flame”, the rapper is building her career with determination.
DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small ft. Semi Tee, Miano & Kammu Dee – “Lorch”
“Lorch” has already been a banger for weeks in South Africa and it was about time for the two Pretoria DJs to unveil the video. Shot in the Alexandra township, the track is a tribute to Thembinkosi Lorch, an Orlando Pirates soccer player. Featuring Semi Tee, Miano and Kammu Dee, “Lorch” is the perfect occasion for us to show off our best amapiano moves.
ShabZi Madallion ft. Payseen & Mad Lion – “When You Know “
This is a tropical and sensual sounding song, afro-fusion meets hip hop type of record. The song features Nigerian artist Payseen, who absolutely delivers amazing layered vocals and addresses more of the ladies on the chorus of the song. ShabZi delivers a strong poetic verse and the song takes a surprising turn when Mad Lion does his bit, another featured artist on the song.
The album Nomvula should be available on April 3rd, 2020. Stream here.
Costa Titch – “Thembi” ft Boity & “Phezulu”
The Mpumalanga rapper released dropped two songs over the previous week – as Costa Titch stated; “Thembi” is for the dreamers and “Phezulu” is for the ragers. Typical of the internet sensation both singles spot significant catchy hooks. He, however, recruits “Wuz Dat” hitmaker Boity on ‘Thembi’, who comes through with an impressive unapologetic guest verse.
Shane Eagle ft Nasty-C – “Paris”
Shane Eagle creates anime-inspired Universe with the visuals for “Paris” featuring Nasty-C. The imaginative fast-paced visuals make effective use of symbolism to tell a rather interesting story of self-discovery and growth.