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Major League DJz Team up with Abidoza for 31-Track Amapiano Album ‘Pianochella!’

Major League DJz and Abidoza release a 31-track amapiano album 'Pianochella!' featuring Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, Kamo Mphela and a lot more.

South African twin deejays Major League DJz have dropped a new album titled Pianochella! alongside Pretoria-based deejay and producer Abidoza. The title of the project is a play on Coachella and the popular South African subgenre amapiano.

Pianochella! is a 31-track project featuring collaborations with both familiar names and up-and-coming artists. The likes of Cassper Nyovest, Amanda Black, Riky Rick, Senzo Afrika, Holly Rey , Kamo Mphela Mpho Sebina, and Shana all make appearances on the album alongside countless other artists.


Pianochella represents the journey into exploring different genres, as Major League travelled across South Africa to attain the right ingredients for the album's soundscape. Each song is different and carries distinct amapiano waxings. The upbeat "Le Plane E'Landile" with frequent collaborator Cassper Nyovest stands out. "Waiting on Myself" featuring Amanda Black and "You Let Me Down" by Shana are heartsore house tracks that will have fans smoothly dancing until the break of dawn.

"We wanted to achieve what no other artist has ever done before in SA, each and every track in the album is special and there is more to consume for all our existing fans and new ones," said Major League in a press release.

The duo released Pianochella! under Universal Music Group Africa, to whom they recently partnered with.

Read: Listen to Major League DJz and Focalistic's New Amapiano EP 'Ase Trap Ke Pina Tsa Ko Kasi'

Originally known for hip-hop productions, Major League have become industry chameleons that know how to stay on-beat with current music trends, and have been hailed as the prime force behind new age kwaito. In 2015, the duo broke through with their kwaito bending hit "Slyza Tsotsi" featuring Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and Carpo. Their affiliation with hip-hop/kwaito/amapiano artists Focalistic showed how in-tune they are of current trends.


Listen to Pianochella! on Spotify and Apple Music.


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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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