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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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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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