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‘Akanamali’ Hitmaker Sun-El Musician Releases Another Potential Hit

Listen to "Bamthathile" by Sun-El Musician featuring Mlindo.

Last year, South African producer Sun-El Musician's hit single "Akanamali" featuring Samthing Soweto was one of the biggest hits of 2017. It was hard to miss; it was a permanent fixture on radio, TV, shebeens, clubs, phones and living rooms. Samthing Soweto's effortless vocals sat perfectly over a house we wouldn't have expected him to sing over.

Sun-El Musician just released a new single featuring the singer Mlindo. Titled "Bamthathile," the song sees Mlindo croon about a wife of his who left him.

Unlike "Akanamali" which leaned more towards house, "Bamthathile" is electro-based, with subtle synths accompanying the stacked vocals, which sound distant as if to emulate the elusiveness the woman in question.

Mlindo's singing style is reminiscent of maskandi and mbhaqanga.

The song is still catchy, even though it's of a slower tempo, and is highly likely to be as big as its predecessor.

Listen to "Bamthathile" below.

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MTV Base is Finally Broadcasting The 2019 Amapiano Docu-Series, ‘Liyadlal’iPiano’

The 'Liyadlal'iPiano' docu-series does a good job at telling the backstory and developments of amapiano by interviewing some of the genre's pioneers and participants, as well as some industry veterans and insiders.

Liyadlal'iPiano, the 2019 documentary series about amapiano, is finally available for viewing. The docu-series was initially supposed to premiere on 24 September 2019 but never saw the light of day then due to legal disputes. It was reported that the creator of the show Arthur Sebela obtained a court order which stopped MTV Base from airing it.

Now, almost two years later, the docu-series has had a title change, from Behind the Amapiano Movement to Liyadlal'iPiano. The new title references a lyric from the 2019 smash hit "Kokota Piano" by Bizizi and Kaygee Daking, alongside Killer Kau.

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