Part 2: Top 5 Amapiano Producers Right Now

Part 2: Top 5 Amapiano Producers Right Now. Amapiano has become a world-conquering genre since emerging in South Africa over a decade ago, with the sound mutating in recent years to solidify its place as an embedded dance music culture.

Check out these top 5 amapiano producers right now:


Maphorisa has been in the music industry for decades now. He began his career at Kalawa Jazmee Records as a producer and has worked with some of the biggest local and international artists such as Mafikizolo, Wizkid, Kwesta, Cassper and more. He has had some of the country’s biggest hits and has never limited himself to a specific genre.

Kabza De small

In the past three years to hear that Kabelo “Kabza De Small” Motha, was (unanimously) not only the most streamed artist in 2021, but De Small is also the most streamed artist in South African history, according to Apple Music. Spotify also revealed that the Asibe Happy hitmaker was the most streamed South African artist in 2021. Kabza De Small has been dominating both the trends and music streaming platforms for years now, since he broke into fame.

Murumba Pitch

Vocalist-producer and percussionist duo Murumba Pitch are making headway with their luscious productions, best heard on Malumz On Decks’ ‘S’vuthela iNumber’, MFR Souls’ ‘Woza Madala’ and their 2020 album ‘Last Man Standing’. Made up of Emmanuel Mathye and Innocent “Maeywon” Mongolo, from Limpopo and Mpumalanga respectively, the two bring R&B leanings to smooth amapiano productions that combine spirited, organic instrumentals with rounded vocal harmonies.


Known fondly as “the drunken master”, or “DM”, denoting his ability to produce killer kicks, Stakev has been on the scene for a while as a house artist, and has resurfaced as one to watch for 2022. Recently, Stakev has dropped ‘Khumula Gqoka’, and featured on Young Stunna’s stellar ‘Notumato’ album, where he flexes with DJ Maphorisa for an engaging track dubbed ‘Egoli’.


M.J had always had passion for music since his childhood days. Since the start of his professional career, he has worked with DBN Gogo, Blacknick, Masterblaq, Mpura, Mr JazziQ, Mellow & Sleazy and other top acts to numerous to mention. M.j is a rising amapiano star whose real name is Jacob Mongezi Skosana. The young star was born and raised in Kwandebele in the Mpumalanga province.M.J grew up in a family of singers and this greatly influenced his career path. During his highschool days, he formed a local band with his friends and in the year 2020, he went full on his craft with the announcement of 5 A.M EP.

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