Major League DJz Open Up About International Artists Jumping Onto The Amapiano Wave. South African producer and deejay duo Major League DJz are some of the country’s established artists who have pivoted to the popular amapiano sound.
Major League DJz have reflected n international artists jumping onto the amapiano wave, saying that piano belongs to everyone. “Amapiano doesn’t belong to one person, it belongs to us all. We share it, and we want to share it and our incredible African music and culture with the world. So, there’s no bad blood, there’s nothing that we’re hogging, we want the world to fall in love with the sound. But we also believe in giving credit, which is something we have always done and many others in the game have also done. It’s all about credit, but there’s nothing wrong with sharing at all,” they said.
The duo also shared their views on the possible future of amapiano. “It’s going to have a lot of sub-genres in all of piano,” they said. “It’s already having sub-genres, just like Kwaito piano, there’s like deep house piano, there’s tech-piano already. There is afro-piano and there’s soulful piano. So like [our song] “Dinaledi” is soulful piano. And there’s kwaito, kwaito, kwaito, African kwaito piano. So yeah, so it’s probably going to grow. There’s going to be afro-beat piano, you know? So, you just need to let the genre grow, that’s part of growth.”