Listen to an Hour-Long Mix of Songs Produced by Anatii

Al Da 3rd showcases Anatii's production in his latest MXD mix.

Anatii is one of South African hip-hop's super producers. Massive hits such as DJ Speedsta's "Special Somebody," Cassper Nyovest's "Destiny," his and AKA's "10 Fingers," L-Tido's "When it Rained," Riky Rick's "Fuseg" and countless others all bear his credits.


Anatii started his career in his teen ages, producing for rappers like L-Tido and Morale under the moniker Thuderkat in the late 2000s.

Read: Medicine For The Soul: Anatii Finds His Sound on His Soothing New Album 'Iyeza'

Anatii told this writer last year about his involvement with the aforementioned artists and the group Jozi:

"It's a blessing to have collaborated with Bongani in a way that people don't know. He always tells the story, when they were working on the song 'On Fire.' When they were working on that, he called me like, 'yo man, I need to know how to do that thing with your voice. How do you do the auto tune?' And I spoke to him on the phone and I ran him through it. I was in high school, and I'm speaking to Bongani Fassie, like, 'just do this, just do that,' and ever since then, we always share that moment, it's a special story. But back then, I was young, and they would never put me on, especially for Jozi, but I was around and I'd see them work, that's how I bumped into guys like L-Tido and Morale because they were around. So they would work on my beats."

Now a fully-fledged superstar artist in his own right, Anatii has released two studio albums (2016's Artiifact, 2018's IYEZA) and another with AKA Be Careful What You Wish For (2017). All those albums were predominantly produced by Anatii himself. His albums and productions have always been evolving. His sound was heavily-influenced by crunk in his early years, then trap followed. Currently, Anatii draws a lot from vintage South African genres like mbhaqanga in his production.

Al Da 3rd's MXD series sees the BETR Gang member and producer showcase a certain producer's catalog, from the most obscure songs to their biggest hits. His previous one showcased Buks' productions.

Listen to the latest of mix of Anatii's productions below:


Popular
Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Here’s a List of the 2020 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) Winners

Here's an updated list of the 2020 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) winners.

Editor's note: this list will be updated as more winners are announced.

Congratulations are in for winners from the second night of the 2020 SAMAs week-long virtual ceremony. Surprising wins and loses have rocked the award show since the beginning of the week.

The 2020 SAMAs are running under a series of five 30-minute episodes from the 3rd to the 7th of August. To keep audiences online glued to their screens, subthemes in hashtags accompany each episode.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.