Maphorisa Reveals The First Person To Introduce “Log Drum” To Amapiano. Theba Sekowe also known as DJ Maphorisa has been hitting the industry for quite a while now. However, the star became a trends setter after being a pioneer of SA’s biggest genre. With amapiano being as big as it is today, there are many artists who also contributed to it.
Maphorisa tok to social media to reveal and show appreciation to thefirst person who added ‘Log Drum’ to amapiano, being MDU aka TRP. “Respect MDU a.k.a TRP , The first person to introduce “Log Drum” to Amapiano. The Movement Appreciates you my boy , I hope you get all the roses you deserve , while you’re still alive. Adiwele,” he wrote. See post:
“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,” Maphorisa said speaking on what motivated him to invest in amapiano.
Speaking on making amapiano more accessible than qgom, Phori had a lot to say about the genre reaching its sell-by-date. “At some point, I knew that gqom would reach its sell-by date because it was fast-paced and dark. I find that once a genre becomes dark, the songs end up sounding the same. Gqom was dope but I also felt like it was, only, for certain people. However, with amapiano, I realised quite early on that there was a lot that we could do with it.”