Major League DJz make history with amapiano on global platforms
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 3 August, 2023
Multi award-winning South African music duo, Major League DJz, continue to fly the South African flag high making big moves representing the amapiano sound internationally.
The in-demand duo made history this weekend as the first amapiano act billed at the world’s largest and most well-known dance music festival, Tomorrowland, which took place in Belgium, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors.
WHAT A DREAM‼️‼️😫
Big shoutout to our big bro @steveaoki
— AMAWELE 📿 (@MAJORLEAGUEDJZ) July 31, 2023
Major League DJz’s historic set at Tomorrowland was preceded by another global feat as they graced the cover of DJ Mag as the first amapiano act on the coveted cover, and the third South Africans (previously graced by Black Coffee and DJ Lag).
“DJ Mag is the biggest DJ magazine, so it means a lot to be on the cover internationally,” shares Major League DJz’s Bandile Mbere.
Banele Mbere adds: “It’s been a dream for us to be on the cover. We’ll treasure this moment.”
The name Major League DJz is now synonymous with having popularised the amapiano genre. Their consistent endeavour in championing the homebred sound on global stages and platforms hasn’t gone unnoticed. They recently were the center of a Culture Desk opinion piece published in The New Yorker. Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-far-can-amapiano-go
“A new form of South African dance music is thriving. A pair of twin brothers, known as Major League DJz, want the rest of the world to pay attention.” – Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker
Make sure to connect with Major League DJz online today for more on their international endeavours and pushing the amapiano sound globally.