5 Things You Should Know About Amapiano Star Stakev

5 Things You Should Know About Amapiano Star Stakev. 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. Artists like Stakev have helped develop the form of amapiano that has seen success globally, which is known for its bounding percussion, sirens and dark, urgent basslines.

Check out these 5 facts you should know about Stakev:

1 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.

2 Best known for his mood-shifting Drunken Master mixes, in particular the PS Collaborations with King Sxova and Papzin, along with the mini mixes with Style O, Stakev has emerged to take his place among the most exciting amapiano producers.

3 He has released music alongside “private school” pioneer Kelvin Momo, after completing his ‘Out Of The Box’ EPs, and a great remix of Joe Goddard’s ‘Gabriel’ with vocalist Lucille Slade.

4 It seems he has a penchant for a great rework — the late kwaito star Mshoza’s ‘Kortes’ was a smash hit in the ’90s, and after her passing last year, Stakev’s tribute kept Mshoza’s iconic lyrics pristine while embracing amapiano’s ability to reanimate a classic.

5 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’. He also dropped a new single titled ‘Shout’ featuring Kabza De Small.

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