Dj Black Low announces album on Awesome Tapes From Africa
The label has announced an eleven track LP from Pretoria based South African musician Dj Black Low. The young producer makes Amapiano – a genre which developed in townships and blurs the lines between azz, kwaito, dibacardi, deep and afro house. The music itself is club ready and energetic whilst showcasing electronic sensibilities in a fresh, inspired take.
At twenty years old Dj Black Low describes his love affair with music over the years.
“I’ve liked music a lot from a young age. I used to produce hip-hop and commercial house before I started producing amapiano. When I started out, I used to listen to a lot of commercial house. I used to DJ at places in my neighborhood, parties and weddings. I wasn’t getting big gigs.I had started producing in 2013 and it so happened that I lost my equipment in 2014. I couldn’t afford to buy equipment. In 2017, a friend of mine who had been making music found a job and decided to quit music. He gave me his equipment and I was able to start producing again. That’s when I started getting back to it. I tried to pick up where I had left off, with hip hop and commercial house but I found that amapiano was the popular music. I liked it, so I started producing it.”
Listen to a track from the album below:
More details and order links HERE.