Amapiano (Musical genre): The rise of “Amapiano”

Music bands in South Africa

Amapiano is a genre of South African house music that emerged in 2016. Amapiano Music is a hybrid of Jazz, deep house, and lounge music. It is known by its high pitched piano melodies and Kwaito basslines of 90s South African house rhythms. it has Cultural origins of Mid-2010s Gauteng, South Africa. its Typical instruments are Piano, drum, a synthesizer that gives a low tempo.


Amapiano Music genre is believed to have originated in the Pretoria area. this came about due to bacardi is loud and restricted which gave rise to a new Genre called Amapiano. Most DJs in 2014 refused to play the sound but DJ Mojava took the cause and made it popular by using Pretoria taxi drivers. It is most common in Johannesburg townships, Soweto, Alexandra, Vosloorus, and Katlehong. Most peoples compare Barcadi with Amapiano due to the genre’s similarities.


Amapiano is a Success, it is now being recognized by streaming services like Deezer, Spotify, Apple Music. Amapiano albums now stream Live on Youtube. The Amapiano Live Balcony Mix has recorded the most-streamed Live mix by South Africans. Before Now Amapiano Music is been share with Bluetooth and other data transferring tools from one phone to the other.


Amapiano DJs, Sahubs Believes that The genre is now popularised by popular music DJs who transform hits, jazzy, low-tempo into tracks, in the like of DJ Ganyani, Sun-El Musician, DJ Maphorisa, MajorLeagueDjz, Jazzidisciples, Vigro Deep and Kabza De Small. There are other Upcoming Djs that make an input to the Genre, According the Fans and Fakazavibes, it is believed that Kabza De Small is the king of Amapiano with his unstoppable beats and mix.

Amapiano album

Amapiano took over the South African dance music scene. Here is a list of Albums,

  1. Avenue Sounds
  2. Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.1
  3. Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.2
  4. Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.3
  5. Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.4
  6. Dreaming Ep (with Chambers & Spumante)
  7. Scorpion Kings
  8. Piano Hub
  9. The Return of Scorpion Kings
  10. Scorpion Kings Live At Sun Arena 11 April 2020
  11. Once Upon A Time In Lockdown
  12. Amapiano Street Culture, Vol. 1
  13. AmaPiano Legacy
  14. AmaPiano Is A LifeStyle Vol. 1
  15. The Weekent
  16. Disciples Of Piano
  17. Isphithiphithi
  18. Shonamalanga (EP)
  19. Blaqboy
  20. Uyang’ Testa
  21. Gong Gong Gwam
  22. Re Mmino
  23. Amapiano Chronicles
  24. AmaPiano Volume 5
  25. Vyno
  26. iGama
  27. House Afrika Presents Mzansi House Vol. 9
  28. Amapiano Movement (Vol. 1)
  29. No Ties
  30. Umuthi
  31. Lerato
  32. Ayepyep
  33. Abagezi Labafana (DJ Vetkuk Vs. Mahoota)
  34. Fire Fighters (feat. JayLokas & Damage Da Dj)
  35. Shaker
  36. Yile Piano, Vol. 1
  37. Slow Jam Is the Future
  38. Spiritual Sounds
  39. Baby Boi III
  40. Mr JazziQ 0303
  41. Amapiano Love Affair
  42. The Spirit Of Amapiano
  43. Mzansi’s Amapiano House
  44. The Load Shedding
  45. Never
  46. Bafana Ba Numba
  47. Bamako
  48. House Afrika Presents Mzansi House Vol. 11
  49. Amapiano Street Culture, Vol. 1
  50. Ungikhumbule
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  1. i Love Your writing style… Amapiano music beats are wow…. hope it continued like this for years, not like Gqom that is fading off now….. nice work…. highly recommended

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