By: Wilka Kayoko
One of Namibia’s top DJ and producer DJ Kboz explores the genre of amapiano.
DJ Kboz proves once again that he is indispensable and versatile on his latest Amapiano project and all we can say is, protect the man at all costs!
Amapiano is known as the genre of deep house music. Bosley Keya, who is known as DJ Kboz recently released an EP titled Gin, Hookah and Cheris. The inspiration behind the name of the Ep came from hanging with young people.
“ They love their Gin and Hookah, and amapiano has become the ratchet music for girls, it allows them to bring out their wild side in their social grounds. So doing amapiano was for the younger market” he said.
The diverse artist who has worked with a variety of genres comprising of Kwaito, Afropop and House say experimenting Amapiano was a phenomenon.
“Amapiano takes me back to my kwaito roots. The groove and bounce to amapiano are what gets me the most, and the fact that it has a lot of jazz elements in it makes it even greater. It’s like they cracked the formula of putting soul and groove together. The slow pace of Amapiano is even the best part.”
The EP that premiered live on Friday comprises a great deal of features Tswazis, Don Kamati, DJ Spuzza and Mega from the Slaughterhouse crew and Sally Boss Madam are a few to mention. It consists of eight tracks and tracks six being his favourite.
“I think I enjoyed most producing the song with Spuzza and Mega. They have a very nice vibe in the studio and they have so much fun during their sessions they make it look easy,” he said.