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Who Started Amapiano? – Who Came Up With Amapiano

Who Started Amapiano – Who Came Up With Amapiano? Take it or leave it amapiano is the fastest growing music genres in South Africa at the moment. With many South African producers, DJ and Singers jumping into the music genres it now propels the question who in the first place started this music genre amapiano came up with amapiano in the first place.

To most it’s a much upgraded sound of deep house music. Think of Umshove by Kabza De Small, Long Lasting by JazziDisciples and Stories by Gaba Cannal. These are just some of the tracks that first grabbed Mzansi’s attention during the festive season.

According to the self acclaimed king of kwaito Arthur Mafokate ”amapiano exists because of kwaito, a revolutionary sound of its time”.”Just like trap is to hip hop, amapiano is a sub-genre to kwaito,”.

Amapiano is also believed to have been born in Tshwane, but its producers insist it wasn’t influenced by its predecessor.
“Bacardi is considered a sound from Pretoria so I cannot say much on it, but we need to understand that although the sounds are similar they are not the same,” says Mr JazziQ

“Our sound is soulful and much mature, it accommodates a variety of age groups whereas bacardi is loud and restricted. We did not steal a Pretorian sound, we came up with our own – amapiano.”

He says their movement was born in 2014 in their bedroom studios and local clubs of Gomora, officially known as Alexandra. Next it flooded entertainment venues in the East Rand and Soweto. Now it’s everywhere and has successfully drowned out gqom.

Below Are List Of Artist Who Started The Genre Amapiano

Virgo Deep & Kabza De Small are the big names to Amapiano with their Locked Tunes sound

1. Vigro Deep
2. Kabza De Small
3. Lowkeys
4. Leehleza
5. De Mthuda
6. DJ Papers
6. Jazzidisciples

But JazziDisciples who consist of Mr JazziQ and music partner Josiah De Disciple are said to be the founding producers of amapiano.

The music has also come to be associated with rawness and an unapologetic attitude toward sexual encounters. Like Ur Sheetee by Kabza De Small ft Moonchild Sanelly and Baby Are You Coming by Zero 12.

Lindiwe Molopyane from Atteridgeville, who is Zero 12’s vocalist, says the music influences the way they dance and has certainly brought a new vibe to the clubs.
“This is a lifestyle that just allows you to be who you are.
We see many people now having their colourful hair, weird attire and practice proper freedom of speech. Wherever there’s a braai or a party there is a slot for amapiano,” says Lindiwe.

Molopyane said she only began her singing career last year and was excited when their hit-song Baby Are You Coming received love from the audience.
She was recruited by her friend Edgar Sebola, while they were attending a party around Pretoria. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the amapiano lifestyle. Never have I felt this free in my life.,” she says.


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