JazziQ Reacts To Finally Breaking Into International Boarders. Mr JazziQ has been one of the best since spiting with Josiah De Disciple some months ago, having served each other for almost half a decade. Alexandra-born Mr JazziQ first emerged as one-half of JazziDisciples, a South African DJ/producer duo which released a slate of projects that played an important role in Amapiano’s rapid journey from the township into the heart of the mainstream. And now, in 2021, the star has his eyes on a bigger prize: using his homegrown success to take over the global music scene.
JazziQ is currently on tour introducing amapiano to a wider audience, and he is set to have his own international show which is a first in his career. The star was excited by his achievement as he took to social media to share the news with his fans. “Modimo uteng! (God exists) first international show by Abuti Wadi Operation,” he wrote.
Citing House legends, from Oskido to Shimza, Culoe Da Song, and Black Coffee as influences, the solo sound that Mr JazziQ has been developing since 2020 is “definitely more commercial”. “It’s also upbeat and is made for people to respond to instantly – whether something to sing along or dance to – or to listen to while relaxing,” he said.
At first DJing in DJ JazziQ’s home township of Alexandra, and then quickly expanding into Thembisa and Soweto, the JazziDisciples began filming their gigs and including new tracks into their sets – and then shared these on different social media platforms. “Being in the JazziDisciples was a big stepping stone in terms of my career and I’m thankful for being able to develop what I would consider more soulful Amapiano with Josiah,” said JazziQ.