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6 albums to discover this week
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6 albums to discover this week

Essiebons Special 1973 – 1984 Analog Africa For most of the 1970s, Dick Essilfie-Bondzie’s Dix and Essiebons labels were synonymous with the best in modern highlife, and the producer’s roster made for a who’s-who of […]

The Scorpion Kings invite TRESOR for a Rumble In The Jungle
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The Scorpion Kings invite TRESOR for a Rumble In The Jungle

Amapiano figureheads DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small take their Scorpion Kings moniker for another spin, this time inviting Congolese vocalist TRESOR to their ever expanding empire of amapiano. PAM talks with the trio about their collaboration and album dropping April 9th.

DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small are back with new album Once Upon A Time In Lockdown
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DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small are back with new album Once Upon A Time In Lockdown

The two South African electronic music standard-bearers have released another duo opus, once again devoted to amapiano. Amapiano is a genre born in Pretoria around 2015, although its origins are much debated. Around 2018, the […]

The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month
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The 10 best Mzansi music videos of the month

The videos below, released throughout March, best illustrate the up-then-down bumper ride we have had to endure because of the pandemic that has hit the country. March was, for lack of better words, a weird […]

DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small unveil the video for their breakout amapiano hit ‘Lorch’
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DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small unveil the video for their breakout amapiano hit 'Lorch'

The two amapiano bosses finally unveil the visuals for one of South Africa’s biggest current bangers. Shot in the sprawling suburbs of Alexandra, the video celebrates many codes and elements of Kasi culture (township in local […]

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7 albums you need to hear this week
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7 albums you need to hear this week

  In this week selection: Kida Kudz’s first mixtape, Scorpion Kings live album by South Africa’s finest duo Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa and many more…  Credit photo:  Nasty Kida Kudz After a heavy 2019 of […]