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5 NEW House Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now

House Music already shaping up to own 2020



The South African music industry has one of the most unpredictable landscapes in the culture, and that’s what keeps it ever so refreshing and vibrant.

No one can be comfortable at the top.

Every couple of years, a whole new wave, sound and dance fad comes along to replace everything we’d love for a for few summers before it.

This past year certainly belonged to amapiano, a trend that is likely to continue for a few more years. It came with whole set of jive vibes, including the viral ‘pouncing cat’ dance craze that rocked the streets everywhere.

Before then, Gqom had caused more than a frenzy on the dance floors. And much like amapiano produced a slew of new artists, like Kabza De Small, Sha Sha, Njelic et al, Gqom gave us the likes of Babes Wodumo, Tipcee, Mshunqisi and Distruction Boyz.

As 2020 sets in, there are some signs indicating what kinds of trends we should anticipate in music this year.

The rise of soulful vocalists, such as Mthunzi, Ami Faku and Indiana is painting an interesting picture of where things could potertially go.

But while we observe the trends unfold, house music (and its sub-genres) is already unleashing bangers we know will come to shake things up in the lead up to the looming winter.

Here’s a list of newly released house music jams you should check out!


My personal leanings are definitely towards the deeper house sounds. The blending of a jazzy feel with ethereal vocals over a steady, mid-tempo beat that has been engineered with such care and skill is why they call it expensive music!

Bantu Elements impresses with the release of Pushaa, which makes for a great edition to your workout playlist as well. It feels fresh, new but still tugs at the heartstrings of nostalgia.

The track, while primarily about the hustle (if you overlook some of the sexual overtones, of course!) and the groove.

It’s lush and smooth, a welcome chill from the frenzy of the previous festive season.



DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small continue their reign on the charts. There are no signs that the collaborative duo is looking at any options to slow down their pace.

They have a ‘don’t mess with the tempo, don’t miss with the consistency’ vibe that’s going on, and we suspect it’s how they’ve been able to release no less than four albums between them in less than two years.

Following the success of their second joint album, Return of Scorpion Kings, which came out in December 2019, the amapiano hit makers have collated a cohesive set of no less than 14 new tracks.

On their third album, Scorpion Kings Live, the dance music outfit unleashes one hour and 33 minutes of straight fire.

The second single of the album, Hello, is catching momentum on dance-floors and on the airwaves.

Lawd Porry proves here that he knows what works vocally, and delivers a spirited chant as he promises the subject of his affections that he intends on treating her to the fine things of life.


Mobi Dixon, on the other hands, revs up the tempo.

On the first single since the release of his critically applauded album 10 Steps Forward, the award-winning producer unveils the beautiful posthumous vocals by the late Nichume.

The harmony between Naakmusic’s raspy peaks and her hovering soulful delivery will give you goosebumps.

“Idlozi linamandla”, they sing (The ancestor has power). The themes covered in the song bring about a spiritual appreciation of what they’ve done together, particularly as Nichume is no longer with us.


This collaboration is the closest thing we can liken to our musical version of a Marvel blockbuster film!

Here you have the finest producers in the country, each with their own sound and their own distinctions, assemble on the production of a highly appreciated offering.

What’s remarkable about their song uWrongo, which premiered in January 2020, is how the completed work manages to bring something entirely fresh and exciting, while also playing on their most loved MO’s.

We cannot get enough of Ami Faku’s sun-drenched, husky voices hovering over this fresh instrumental. She’s such a force to be reckoned it.


The wave may have roared towards Pretoria in the past summer, thanks to the emergence of amapiano, but Durban looks to remind us all why they owned the streets between 2009 and 2018.

DJ Bongz though, had been putting out street anthems way before then.

As unassuming as he is, always keeping a rather low profile until it’s time to bring out something new, he’s a leader in the music business. For those who aren’t aware, he’s the one behind the ‘gwara gwara’ dance that rose to become a worldwide phenomenon.

We are delighted then the DJ Bongz had returned with a new album, Son of God.

The 14-track project, which we will have up in our ALBUM REVIEWS section soon enough, has kickstarted with the debut of the first single, Song of Joy.

It’s a love song, sang beautifully with the Zulu poetic justice he’s shown us in some of his previous works.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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