At the moment (March 17), Main Lazer and South African Amapiano duo Main League DJz introduced their joint album Piano Republik.
This undertaking, which is about to showcase the worldwide enlargement of Amapiano from South Africa’s deeply rooted dance music tradition, might be launched on Friday, March 24. It’ll characteristic Ty Dolla $ign, Afrobeats stars Tiwa Savage and Joeboy and South African abilities DJ Maphorisa, Tyla, LuuDaDeejay, Msaki, Gaba Cannal, Russell Zuma and Brenda Fassie.
This would be the first album in three years from Major Lazer, the trio which encompass Diplo, Walshy Fireplace and Ape Drums. Their new single “Mamgobhozi,” which would be the sixth observe off the album was additionally launched right now. That includes vocals from the late South African legend Brenda Fassie, the observe samples her 1997 single “Vuli Ndlela,” one of many nation’s most celebrated hits.
“Brenda Fassie was not solely an icon however she impressed many black South Africans to be their genuine selves,” Main League DJz mentioned in assertion. “Her music catalog introduced pleasure to the numerous South Africans that stuffed stadiums to see her carry out and is a real reflection of South African historical past.”
The dual brothers Bandile and Banele Mbere continued, “‘Vuli Ndlela’ is undoubtedly one among Brenda Fassie’s finest our bodies of labor, holding the title of ‘Track of the Decade’ and a tune we heard taking part in at each South African marriage ceremony and residential then and now. It embodies the township sound of the late 90s, a real anthem because it celebrates a mom’s pleasure as her son will get married. Brenda Fassie knew find out how to narrate the African story and her music catalog speaks for her lengthy after she has left us a real power.”