5 Things You Should Know About Dlala Thukzin
5 Things You Should Know About Dlala Thukzin. Amapiano’s use of vocals has made some producers and vocalists household names over the last five years but a return to a percussion-heavy instrumental sound is set to dominate the future. 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 5 things you should know about Dlala Thukzin:
1 Born Thuthuka Zindlovu in 1997, Dlala Thukzin is a South African dance music producer whose versatile palette allows him to switch fluidly between Afrotech, gqom, amapiano, and other genres.
2 While growing up in Lamontville, Durban in the 2000s, Thukzin used to assist his deejay uncle with moving sound equipment to gigs, a task that eventually lured him into DJing and music production.
3 He got his break as a producer on prominent gqom artist Babes Wodumo’s 2016 debut, Gqom Queen, Vol. 1, which played a role in popularizing the genre that started in Durban.
4 Thukzin’s 2021 hit “Phuze” was one of his first successful forays into amapiano; the song combined the lush pads of the popular genre with gqom’s thwacking drums. The projects Permanent Music (2020) and Permanent Music 2 (2021) further showcase his ability to adopt different sounds while maintaining a gqom accent.
5 Dlala recently parted ways with his manager, Ayanda ‘Benzito’ Mthembu after he allegedly took money from promoters behind his back.