By Kaya 959 Entertainment Writer
In the clip, the award-winning producer reveals that the genre started in the townships.
“Amapiano started in the townships. A track will be 125 BPM but you will find the deejays playing it at 115.
“You’ll get the mixtapes and find yourself enjoying the slow tempo. Once you slow down the tempo, the bass becomes 45 and producers ended up producing songs in slow tempo,” he explains.
“First it was the remixes, and then Mdu came up with the log drum. I don’t know how he figured it out.
Amapiano has always been there, but he introduced the log drum sound. And when I got it – I also jumped on the bandwagon. Piano is mainly the log drum,” he said.
Amapiano has become one of the biggest music genres in the world. Producers like Kabza and Vigro Deep managed to change their lives for the better through music.
Kabza De Small explains how the sound of Amapiano came about. pic.twitter.com/qP5boAPkOm
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