The South African music scene is bigger than ever before with multiple contributors to the industry as it grows day-by-day. Behind every good vocalist is an great producer that adds greatly to the well-roundedness of the track. Here are four producers that are building and developing South Africa’s music scene slowly but surely.
19-year-old Gauteng based producer Clxrity (real name Nkateko Shilowa) is the producer who worked on breakout star Elaine’s chart topping single ‘You’re The One’ and worked on her Elements EP. The multitalented producer worked alongside Elizée and together the producing duo took Elaine’s R&B filled EP to new heights. The EP received a SAMA nomi
Stream Elements here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/elements/1527326321
The Zaka hitmaker was first introduced to the world by DJ Maphorisa and is signed under his Blaqboy Record Label. The producer has two full length amapiano albums where he was collaborated with the likes of Aymos, Focalistic, DBN Gogo, Daliwonga and Busiswa. With hits out such as Mthande featuring Riky Rick and Wami featuring Nia Pearl, the young producer is certainly one to watch.
Stream Mambisa II here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/mambisa-ii/1538759840
The infamous DBN Gogo (real name Mandisa Radebe) is a DJ who recently got into producing music. The Mayonice hitmaker recently collaborated with veteran Dinho to create the 7-track Thokoza Café – EP. A standout song from the EP is French Kiss featuring Felo Le Tee, Hi Levelz & Optimist Music ZA.
You can stream Thokoza Café here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/thokoza-caf%C3%A9-ep/1528522956
At his young age, Elizée already has several projects under his belt and has even produced his own full-length hip-hop album which he released uber Sony Music Entertainment Africa. The 20-year-old collaborated with Malachi to release their project Lavish Mentality in 2019. Elizée also worked on Elaine’s award nominated Elements EP.
You can stream BLK SHP here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/blk-shp/1506906854