Top 10 Hottest Amapiano Songs Thus Far In 2019 – Gone are those days where Gqom, was leading the pack, a new genre called Amapiano seems to be the fastest-growing electronic genre in the country.
It has been explicated as a blend of Gqom, deep house and jazz, all highlighted by piano/synth lines. The genre is explained to have authenticated 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 making their rounds in South Africa today:
1. ‘Bum Bum’ by El Maestro feat. TP
Narrated and produced by TP and El Maestro respectively, the track has elements of Afrobeat, gqom and ragga. It has an ongoing groove, trippy vibe, piercing whistles, nods to East Africa and singalong quality, ‘Bum Bum’ is definitely destined to be a big hit.
2. ‘iGama’ by Gaba Cannal feat. Dladla Mshunqisi
The track is an attribution between the Soweto-born Gaba Cannal and the Durban-based Dladla Mshunqisi. The song attributes a slow-paced and steady synth stabs and disembodied vocals. It takes motivation from gqom hues to produce a distinct and catchy hybrid.
3. ‘Kokota’ by KayGee Daking feat. Bizizi and Killer Kau
When we listen to the song, it has been produced from a classic and is one of the catchiest hits in 2019. It threads back to ’90s kwaito and holds a “back in the days” feel that would attract to those who were partying it up before Y2K.
4. ‘Yey Wena’ by Cyburmusiq
In this track, piano components, construct up the lead of the track as the major instrument. Attributing Jozlna, ‘Yey Wena’ was emancipated in May and is amid the songs that is playing at most South African clubs and parties.
5. ‘Yebo-Pa’ by Kabza De Small
The King of Amapoinao himself, the track is an instrumental and lets the listener be transported into its melody and rhythm.
6. ‘Mduva’ by Kay Invictus
Kay Invictus (born Kabelo Pooe) was established in the music industry in the year2015, his songs topping radio charts. A producer by profession, Kay Invictus began off producing Afro deep house and later shifted to Amapiano.
7. ‘Blissful Day’ by De Mthuda
The BANGER is off De Mthuda’s seven-track Forever album. ‘Blissful Day’ is the kind of song you can play during an outdoor day party.
8. ‘Freak Like Me’ by Thackzin
It has a leisured slow tempo in ‘Freak Like Me’ makes the bass and rhythmic piano sounds really audible. The blend can also be heard in Thackzin’s other tracks such as ‘Ayikho La’ and ‘Paradise’.
9. ‘Iskhathi’ by KWiiSH SA
This track is off the March 2019 AmaPiano Volume 4 album. In ‘Iskhathi’ KWiiSH SA wants his listeners to ‘jump’ amid repeated chants to do so.
10. ‘Paradise 1475’ by Thackzin
‘Paradise 1475’ is another soft club track by the talented Thackzin. The semi-instrumental song confirms Thackzin as a top amapiano artist in South Africa.