Cover Story – uLazi
Kabelo Lazi better known as uLazi was born 13 June 2001, the talented 20 year old grew up in a township called Alexandra (the town which breeds South Africa’s finest stars). Kabelo had a dream of becoming a soccer star back in his high school days but out grew his dream as music was his newly found talent.
He pursued his music career in 2019 as a DJ and Music Producer and late in 2020 he released a hit record called uLazi ft JazziQ and various artists . uLazi made many South Africans dance and sing their hearts out, which marks the song as one of the greatest amapiano songs in history.
The young man continued working on his career and ended up getting an opportunity to collaborate with big amapiano artist like, AmaRoto, Busta929, Killer Kau and Mpura, just to name a few.
kabelo has always admired an artist named Mdu TRP, who inspires him to dream big and be his own man in the music industry. Mdu TRP inspiration lead Kabelo to start his own record label called Mguzuguzu Records, which has signed upcoming artists from his hometown.
His ultimate dream is to work with Black Coffee and growing his record label to be one of South Africa’s greatest.
From the young age of 12, Dlala Mlungu knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Being in the studio or behind the decks just came naturally for him. Everyday when he came back from school, he left his homework and went straight to the laptop connecting it to his home theatre system hoping he would hear his mom drive in so that he could pretend he was doing homework.
The Rusternberg born DJ moved around a lot as a kid from but made his way to city of gold with ambition in his eyes. By the time he was 14, he was doing house parties and corporate events. At 15 he started getting involved in the club and festival scene. he started to draw an interest in south african music soon after. His role models are the likes of black coffee, dj Kent and Kabza the small.
A big break through point in his career was his first major gig at the under 18 festival “wonderland’ where he got a taste of big crowds.
At 19 the young but experienced dj/producer started doing gigs all over soweto and JHB city. This is where he learnt more about the Amapiano movement. He couldn’t wait to get involved with it and soon after started incorporating the genre into his live shows.
Soon after, Dlala Mlungu got back into the studio to start messing around with the Amapiano sound in the hopes to master the craft. Now with the likes of the music industry taking a closer listen, there is even more on the horizon – and we mean on a global scale.
He’s worked with the likes of Dzo 729, Tman Xpress, major league and jorja smith.
Fashion – JKSN States
The “JKSN, STATE | UNIVERITY ” collection is an allusion to 80’s & 90’s school cultural iconography with an inclusion of caravaggio-esque influenced colour palettes. The designs are apropos college uniforms with a la mode silhouettes.
This is Jackson Setati taking you to school. We present JKSN, STATE | UNIVERITY IV DECEMBER 2021
Singer/Songwriter Derick Oliver Chidera (aka Darse Mayne) born in Lagos Nigeria began his career in music when he was 10 years old. His first record came at the age of 13 when he moved to South Africa with his family.
In 2018 he released his first ever EP Titled “VACATION “. Which earned him a radio airplay on national radio in South Africa as well as interviews on VOW FM and TransAfricaRadio. These latest developments propelled the young MC of Nigerian decent to emerge in the underground hip-hop scene and feature on several newspaper and magazine article which highlights are Hype Magazine Daily sun and Zkhiphani.
He got playlisted on Metro FM and scored him an interview on Rashid Kay and Oskido’s hip-hop Show on Metro FM Radio. Having released singles such as “SWITCH” “YIKES” “B.L.O.W” and “CITY REVIVAL” in 2020 his sound has been well received in the Hip Hop scene as well as getting a few radio interviews and spins on stations such as 5FM,YFM and many more prominent hip hop platforms including online radio stations outside the country.
Award Nominee, South African female artist Faith K has recently dropped a music video for her single ‘Moyeni’ featuring Thabsie. Moyeni is one of the songs on ‘Kloud’ – Faith K’s new album which received great feedback from the public. Directly translated ‘Moyeni’ means air and in the music video, Faith K tells a story of how she is on her own level, and it feels like she is walking on air. On the song, Faith K features Thabsie – R & B vocalist who is well known for her hit ‘African Queen’.
SA Amapiano Awards 2021 | Red Carpet TakeOver
Join Thabile TTO on the Red Carpet of the First South African Amapiano Awards with some of Mzansi’s Biggest stars! Featuring Jessica Nkosi, Zodwa Wabantu, Zanele Potelwa, Musa Keys & More!