The LS team got thinking about South Africa's greatest songs of the past 50 years. We compiled a list of , and profiled some immortal tunes This hypnotic masterpiece capped off a three-year hot streak for the "brother with perfect timing". No flashiness here - only meditation. It's an ambient waltz, with shape-shifting tremolo organ chords in a cyclical mantra. Basil Coetzee lays out a saxophone solo of such painful beauty that Drum's jazz critic Joe Thloloe considered his playing to be "better than on the gold disc winner Mannenberg".
DJ Mbuso "Mbuso’s Revenge"
South Africa received an influx of great music in Below are ten popular music singles that received extensive airplay on radio:. It features another hip-hop heavyweight, Cassper Nyovest. The single was the most playlisted song on South African Radio in
Black Coffee almost cost me a plane ticket. Even Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, was impressed by the latter. Last month, Pieces of Me finally got its stateside release via Ultra Music. After a decade of building momentum in his homeland, Black Coffee has plenty of international stages booked for fall, touring across America and England. Before Maphumulo hit the road again, he offered us a quick rundown on South African house, past and present. Founded in , the Afro-house and deep-house label House Afrika remains one of the most respected dance names in South Africa. These are our classics; the beginning of our house music is this album. Oskido also founded the Southern African Music Conference , an annual showcase for new artists.
We usually leave these lists for the end of the year, but why not get ahead of the game and see who has had us jamming in the first half of the year? The list of best albums so far was mainly comprised of international albums as we haven't had too many South African albums this year but in terms of singles, our local artists are SHINING! Here's a list of local chart toppers:. Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest - Ngud'. This one topped the CokeTop40 for several weeks and it's still charting in the top 10!