Thapelo Malebana (Jay Esquire)
''Work until it doesnt feel like work anymore''
Celebrated disc jockey, DJ Ganyani continues to leave his footprints on the sands of time with his “Ganyani’s House Grooves 10” Album. With the 10th episode of the album series, you know the veteran is definitely holds an undisputed legendary status.
The Afro House legend whose real name is Ganyani Tshabalala has been in the music industry for over 2 decades; having started off as a self-taught DJ at the age of 15. This is why he is able to experiment with a lot of genres and has even delved towards the Gqom craze that’s mostly appealing to much younger acts.
Emendy Intsitute graduate DJ Maphorisa has released his hugely anticipated album titled Gqom Wave. The new album is released under Blaqboy Music and Sony Music. Gqom Wave is promoted by 3 singles; Midnight Starring, Goosheshe and Probleme.
Johannesburg – Just over a week after being released Kwesta’s new track Spirit, which features American rapper Wale, is breaking records. Receiving 370 spins across al radio stations, the track also took the top spot on both Apple Music and iTunes hip-hop and main charts for a second week.
“It feels great! It proves, once again, that the people have my back. All those number 1 spots belong to the people, my job was just to make the song. The people put it at number 1!” an excited Kwesta said in a press statement.
Smith also dropped the Timbaland-produced gospel single "Pray."
Sam Smith is ready for his close-up. The singer released the title of his eagerly anticipated second album on Friday morning (Oct. 6), The Thrill of it All, due out Nov. 3, along with the arresting cover image: a black and white close-up of his stubble-covered face. Smith will appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend and he dropped a new single, "Pray," to get fans hyped for the performance.
The Timbaland-produced song ups the tempo from the album's first single, "Too Good at Goodbye," but just a bit, adding in a classic stuttering Tim beat and gospel choir backing vocals as the singer laments, "I'm not a saint, I'm more of a sinner/ I don't wanna lose, but I fear for the winners/ When I try to explain, the words run away/ That's why I am stood here today." The track was co-produced by Smith's longtime collaborator, Jimmy Napes, who worked on the album's 10 songs alongside other producers including Malay, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd and Stargate. Unsigned singer YEBBA is featured on the song "No Peace."