Maphorisa Lists 5 Amapiano Stars He’s On A Mission To Work With
Maphorisa Lists 5 Amapiano Stars He’s On A Mission To Work With. DJ Maphorisa, who has long earned his belt for dropping hits for almost a decade has become a legendary haven for artists, both up-and-coming and establishedand his conttribution in the amappiano scene helped introduce amapiano to a wider audience. The star has been working with different artists to drop smash hits, and he is on yet another mission.
Maphorisa took to Facebook to write the 5 ampiano artists he is o a mission to work with. The stars are Soa Mattrix, Mdu Aka TRP, De Mthuda, Boohle, and Kabza De Small. The star said his next mission is to work on an EP with Soa Mattrix, Mdu Aka TRP, De Mthuda, and Kabza De Small; while he wants to work on an album with Boohle.
Although the star has already worked with Kabza De Small on a number of albums, it seems Mzansi is yet to witness more magic from the duo. Speaking on how he first met and clicked with Kabza, Phori said: “Back at the studio with Kabza, I would study him while he did his thing and then step in where I’m mostly good at — songwriting and recording vocals. We had two different chemistries that benefitted from each other. We really vibed in studio, and as a result, composed a lot of music and experimented with new sounds. During that period when we were releasing a lot of music, I feel like South Africa started switching up and getting influenced by what we were doing — and our sound, too, started evolving.”
Speaking on what motivated him to invest so much in amapiano, Maphorisa said: “With my gigs, I wanted to understand people’s reactions to this new sound because amapiano was underground. What really sparked my interest in the genre was that, at the time, I was looking to get into something that originated in South Africa. Amapiano is part of kwaito and dance music. When I started working with Afrobeats, which hails from Western Africa, I felt that we didn’t have a sound that strongly represented South Africa. When I started paying close attention to amapiano, I knew that this was a sound that would take South Africa to the world. There’s a lot that you can do with amapiano — you can make it soulful, funky, dusty and hard or jazz it up.”