Here is our review of the “Yimi Lo EP” by Aymos.
It has been yet another year of dominance for Amapiano. The genre has reigned over all other genres and unlike many have predicted, has spread for across Africa and the world. We have many DJs and vocalists in the country to thank for this. Their contributions to the genre in terms of projects and single releases have pushed it to new heights.
Mzansi soul singer and songwriter, Aymos has been a pride to the Amapiano genre. The talented muso has appeared on several songs which he has lent his vocals to and shaped some of them. Moving on from the success of his “Shonamalanga EP” the Mzansi star released his new EP “Yimi Lo” over the weekend. It has fast gotten love from Amapiano fans in the country.
For us, one thing that stands out in Amapiano songs is how he laces them with a bit of soul. You know, usually, you play Amapiano tunes to dance to the beat, but Aymos gives you way more than a song to dance to. He makes you listen.
On “iParty Yami” featuring Kabza De Small, he steals the show with his vocals. It is no longer about the beat and the instrumentals, it is more about the voice behind the song. The song gives you slow dance vibes and makes you want to move on from bopping your head to full swings.
He goes even slower on “Matla” featuring Zakes Bantwini. In case you’re wondering, yes, you can dance to it but it is more of a reflective song than a dance track. Aymos sings like he’s calling the listener’s spirit to rise to his command. The lyrics to both songs are easy to learn. Thing is, you sort of remember them even when the songs are done playing it. We wish the EP could have been longer.