Kwaito derived Amapiano tune has over its debut as a genre become one of the most popular genre’s in South Africa. The genre has become a source of inspiration for even artists that didn’t grow up in the area it is popular in, (the genre has seen the likes of rapper Cassper Nyovest venture into it).
The Amapiano tune is a blend of Gqom tune blended with House tune and Jazz beat mixed with piano tunes. This is one of the most listened to genre in SA.
Over the years the genre has seen producers move from Gqom to the Amapiano genre, although both have been mixed up most time because of how they sound alike. The artist under this genre in recent times have dominated charts, award shows and streaming platforms. Showing that the Amapiano movement has really grown over the years.
The genre has seen various artist rise under it, among these are DJ Maphorisa, Kabza de Small, Samthing Soweto, Soweto’s finest, JazziDisciples, Shasha, Semi Tee among others. The blend of piano on a Kwaito inspired beat has become a most loved sound in the whole of Mzansi.
The year 2020 has seen the amazing debut of lovely Amapiano tune from top artists in the genre. The song has taken over not only that airwaves in the country but also cutting across all other international boundaries. If you are a lover of good Amapiano tunes.
The purpose of this article is to curate the best songs you may want to download and add to your playlist, we will not be adding download links because we cannot verify the the download/stream legality, find out how to download South African music here.
In no particular order, here are 15 of the best South African Amapiano songs released from January till April 2020;
1. Dj Maphorisa & Kabza De Small – Phoyisa (Hamba noMaphorisa) ft. Cassper Nyovest & Qwestakufet
2. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – eMcimbini ft. Aymos, Samthing Soweto, Mas Musiq, Myztro
3. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – Hello
4. Soweto’s Finest – Tikoloshi
5. DJ Zinhle – Go! Ft. Lucille Slade & Dr Duda
6. JazziDisciples – Askies
7. Zano – Baleka
8. Dj Spuzza – Soek Soek ft Chester Houseprince, Don Kamati, MEGA & Chakie
9. Semi Tee – Gabadiya ft. Miano, Kammu Dee, Ora Dee
10. King Monada, Madumane, Shasha and Kabza De Small – Lerato Fela
11. Gaba Cannal – Umkhuleko Ft. Zano
12. JazziDisciples – Hello Mo’Girl Ft. Mr JazziQ, Focalistic, Busta 929
13. ThackzinDJ & Aymos – Bathethelele
14. Bantu Elements Ft. Mkeyz – Pushaa
15. Thackzin – Thack Ft. Ubuntu brothers
The songs consist of awesome collaborations and music blends that are sure to get stuck on your playlist over a long period of time.
The above listed songs have gotten a lot of positive reviews upon their debut and are from top names in the Amapiano genre. Feel free to add your suggestions to the list above.