Part 1: Top 5 Amapiano Songs In 2022 So Far

Part 1: Top 5 Amapiano Songs In 2022 So Far. About three years ago, the streets and the airwaves agreed that Amapino had transitioned from the underground, taken over mainstream broadcast, created household names and become the definitive sound for this era in South African music. In the short time since younger producers and DJs, mostly new to the industry have been moulding the future of the Amapiano sound and gaining recognition for it.

Check out these top 5 Amapiano songs of 2022 so far:

Focalistic , Mellow and Sleazy & M.J ‘SJEPA’

Focalistic taps producers Mellow & Sleazy and M.J for his new single “Sjepa.” True to the amapiano’s essence, the Pretorian-natives pay homage and reignite the sjepa dance culture that was previously popular in their hometown and Johannesburg.

Kabza De Small ‘Ziwa Ngale’

DJ and producer extraordinaire Kabza De Small unleashed a new EP Ziwangale. On the title track “Ziwa Ngale,” he taps DJ Tira, Young Stunna, Dladla Mshunqisi, Felo Le Tee, Beast and DJ Exit_sa for an explosive posse cut that seamlessly blends elements of Amapiano and gqom. Also featured on the EP is Nkosazana Daughter, Murumba Pitch, Da Musiqal Chef and frequent collaborator DJ Maphorisa.

Abidoza ‘Thina Sobabili’ ft. Boohle

Through songs like “Siyathandana” and “Umjolo”, DJ/producer Abidoza and vocalist Boohle have proven to be a hit-making force when they come together. “Thina Sobabili” follows on the same love theme of the mentioned songs and is the first official single to Abidoza’s upcoming album Black Child.

Sam Deep x Playgal ‘Kusezo Khanya’ feat. De Mthuda, Babalwa M & Sipho Magudulela

De Mthuda and his affiliates and artists signed to his Ace Of Spade imprint have been dropping music every Friday since March. This month, Sam Deep alongside Playgal released “Kusezo Khanya” with De Mthuda, vocalist Babalwa M and guitarist Sipho Magudulela.

Mellow & Sleazy x Justin99 ‘Chipi ke Chipi’

“Bopha” hit-makers and spearheaders of bacardi house-tinged amapiano Mellow & Sleazy put out a new banger simply titled “Chipi ke Chipi.” The song is a standout track off their latest EP Midnight in Sunnyside. The EP boasts collaborations with Madumane, M.J, Sizwe Alakine, the late Mpura and more.

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