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Amapiano 2020 Playlist

 

Amapiano if a feeling, a mood, a sound but most importantly to it’s fans, creators, DJs and audiences alike it’s a sound that is powerful enough to unite and empower people. If you’re new to the sound then here at UM we’ve been enjoying it’s sounds for a while now and exploring the key artists and producers that the movement has to offer. So we thought we’d share it with you too!

 

Elsewhere on the blog you’ll find plenty of Amapiano content to enjoy, whether via the Amapiano DJ Directory, or our other articles on What is Amapiano? And Who are the best Amapiano DJ’s?

 

The Amapiano Playlist contains some of the best producers I’ve been listening to and hand picked tracks by me that will give you a flavour of the sound.

 

Amapiano’s South African style of electronic dance music first appeared in 2016. It’s sound features the use of smooth jazz elements and piano melodies, Kwaito baselines, low tempo 90's South African house rhythms and percussion from another local house subgenre known as ‘Bacardi’. Producers such as Kabza DeSmall, MFR Soul, Bantu Elements, De Mthuda and DJ Papers, Jazzi Disciples, Scorpion Kings and Tino Touch, who are considered the real pioneers of the subgenres but it’s ever expanding appeal is bring new and exciting names to the sound all the time.

 

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Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music
Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music
Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music
Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music

Amapiano 2020 Playlist

 

Amapiano if a feeling, a mood, a sound but most importantly to it’s fans, creators, DJs and audiences alike it’s a sound that is powerful enough to unite and empower people. If you’re new to the sound then here at UM we’ve been enjoying it’s sounds for a while now and exploring the key artists and producers that the movement has to offer. So we thought we’d share it with you too!

 

Elsewhere on the blog you’ll find plenty of Amapiano content to enjoy, whether via the Amapiano DJ Directory, or our other articles on What is Amapiano? And Who are the best Amapiano DJ’s?

 

The Amapiano Playlist contains some of the best producers I’ve been listening to and hand picked tracks by me that will give you a flavour of the sound.

 

Amapiano’s South African style of electronic dance music first appeared in 2016. It’s sound features the use of smooth jazz elements and piano melodies, Kwaito baselines, low tempo 90's South African house rhythms and percussion from another local house subgenre known as ‘Bacardi’. Producers such as Kabza DeSmall, MFR Soul, Bantu Elements, De Mthuda and DJ Papers, Jazzi Disciples, Scorpion Kings and Tino Touch, who are considered the real pioneers of the subgenres but it’s ever expanding appeal is bring new and exciting names to the sound all the time.

 

Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music
Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music
Duotone image of people dancing in the dark to music

The Best Deep House Tracks of 2019

 

It’s been a massive year for tunes, and a very full year of mixes from me, with the UM series wrapping up the year on UM323 in between now and New Years and reaching Episode 53 on UM’s High 5ives. Not forgetting the occasional Sunday Session and the hugely popular UM Guest Mix Series all offering you the listener the very best in deep house and underground house music mixes throughout 2019.

 

But all things come to an end, right? Well, fear not, the Best of UM2019 mixes are in the pipeline, and for the first time this year I thought I’d put them all into a Spotify Playlist for everyone to enjoy and relive.

 

Who’s the most played of UM2019 then?

 

Anyone that follows the mix shows and High 5ives will expect to see plenty of the usual suspects and you wouldn’t be disappointed. The playlist has both more club orientated tracks and the moodier, morse stuff I love!

 

Sumsuch and his Colour & Pitch label feature plenty, as does Moiss, Salted Music (Miguel Migs’ label) along with the likes of Tibor Dragan, Mauro B, Third Floor Tiger, Evren Furtuna who all really shone this year for me. Labels like Defected, Beef, Oh! Records Stockholm, Oh So Coy, Ready Mix and more all get a nod too.

 

Plenty to enjoy, debate and look forward to with the mixes of these tracks on December 25 and 31 - stay tuned!

 

 

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