Are These Talented Music Producers Underrated In South Africa?
Are These Talented Music Producers Underrated In South Africa?: To many people, Music is like the air they breathe in. Without music, they feel lost. In the SA music industry, there are different genres of music ranging from maskandi, kwaito, hip hop, amapiano, gqom and house music with each genre giving the listeners different vibes.
The beauty of music becomes obvious when it is made by talented music producers who actually know the intricacies of music production. In South Africa there are many talented music producers like Prince Kaybee, DJ Maphorisa, Tweezy and the likes. However, some talented ones are more underrated than others.
We bring you a list of SA music producers who in our own opinion are not given enough credits for the work they do.
1. pH Raw X
SA music producer, pH Raw X is undoubtedly one of the most talented producers. Over the years, he has worked on several albums that have gained international recognition such as AKA’s Alter Ego, K.O’s Skhanda Republic and Motswakorignator by Khuli Chana. He is also instrumental to the discovery of popular SA rappers such as A-Reece and Yanga Chief.
2. Yanga Chief
Yanga Chief shot into limelight in a relatively short space while working on AKA’s Levels project. The music producer revealed last year that he almost gave up on making music but because of his supporters, he had to make one last smash, utatakho, which turned to be a hit.
3. DJ Switch
Morgan van Staden, popularly known as DJ Switch, started his career as a break-dancer in a crew called Static B-Boys. He was a Yo TV presenter from 2004 to 2008, and now he has established himself as one of the top DJs in South Africa.
4. DJ Capital
After 20 yrs in the music scene, Dj Capital J has definitely become a house hold name as a top notch entertainer over the years. Capital has headlined at least one city in all 9 of South Africa’s provinces. In July 2015, Capital embarked on a European tour that saw him headlining shows in London & Moscow. Since then, the four-time SA Hip Hop Award nominee has held his own on the same stage as some of the world’s finest acts, including Deadmau5 & AfroJack, multi-platinum selling R&B legend, Usher, DJ Drama & Eminem’s former DJ, DJ Green Lantern.
5. X-Wise Beatz
Durban-based producer, X-Wise Beatz is responsible for multiple hits such as Zakwe’s award winning “Sebentin” as well as the Stogie T and Jay Claude featured “Roots”.