DJ STOKIE DEBUTS AMAPIANO ALBUM
Following his feature on the infectious breakout hit ‘Bamba La’, Sowetan artist DJ STOKIE releases his long-awaited debut album aptly titled ‘Amapiano Movement Vol. 1’. Born Setoki Mbatha, the DJ and producer delivers a 10-track project – which features the likes of Masterpiece, Kabza De Small, Loxion Deep and DJ Maphorisa displaying Stokie’s take on Amapiano with his signature deep, soulful sound. On tracks like the ‘Dlala Stokie’ featuring Sthando, the Amapiano pioneer puts his spin on summer’s biggest sounds and the party vibes continue with ‘Senorita’ which sees him call on the assistance of popular duo Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa.
With a music career spanning over two decades, DJ Stokie has mesmerised crowds across Jo’burg and Pretoria’s dancefloors. His mixing prowess has seen him feature on the country’s leading radio stations, performing for both YFM and 5FM. His first album ‘Amapiano Movement Vol. 1’ brings his fusion of soulful, polyrhythmic jams to get the world dancing. Expect to move to songs like ‘Trip to Soweto’, ‘Wamuhle’ and ‘Aw’Yebo’, tracks bound to be fire starters over the coming party season.
With his fusion of Deep House and jazzy, piano-based melodies, DJ Stokie produces an upbeat collection of memorable tracks. Ably assisted by vocalists Killa and Lebo on his infectious hit single ‘Amainternational’, he finally brings his street bangers to a wider audience. With its catchy vibes and savvy production, ‘Amapiano Movement Vol. 1’ makes an undeniable statement and marks the maverick arrivals of DJ Stokie to the mainstream scene.
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