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DJ BLACK LOW ‘Unwami’

Feb 27, 2021 | Electronica, Reviews

A groove-laden delight for a debut album

Amapiano is a form of house music which has made waves in South Africa for the past 10 years. Comprised of styles popular in the black townships – jazz, kwaito, dibacardi, deep and afro house – it now dominates swathes of the mainstream and has gained a growing global following. Hailing from the townships of the greater Pitori area, and working somewhat against the grain, DJ Black Low uses his own compositional style to deconstruct the norms and introduce unique improvisations. Solo tracks sit amongst those with invited vocalists and his signature high pitched, distorted, keyboard punctuate the songs with compelling staccato melodies. Beating the odds, and at only 20 years of age, Sam Austin Radebe has created a groove-laden delight for his debut album.

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