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#WeekendPlaylist: Pouncing cat to Tyler ICU will put spring in your step

Hot hits and soothing tunes to keep you warm this weekend.


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It’s a fusion of South African and American sounds in this selection of beats. And it will take you from doing the pouncing cat to Tyler ICU and Nicole Elocin’s project to taking it easy with Langa Mavuso’s voice – which is just as easy on the ear.. 

This weekend’s playlist features a mix of both up-and-coming and established artists. 

Tyler ICU and Nicole Elocin are signed to DJ Maphorisa’s Blaqboy Entertainment and are among South Africa’s newest artists. Langa Mavuso has been on the block for some time, having released Sunday Blues in 2017. His name he has been on everybody’s lips since. 

Rapper A$AP Ferg and alternative artist Joji have recently released new albums and  fans are always excited to see what they put up next. 



Blaqboy signees Tyler ICU and Nicole Elocin collaborated to create a groovy amapiano project with some of the country’s shining stars. The EP features songbird Shasha, Mas Musiq, Daliwonga, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small.

The album even features an amapiano version of new Columbia signee Elaine’s Risky. After its release, the album hit No 1 on Apple Music and knocked Nasty C’s latest release Zulu Man With Some Power off the top spot. 

Top-pick songs:

  • Bella Ciao (feat. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa)
  • Risky (feat Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa)
  • My Dali (feat. Shasha, Myztro, Mas Musiq & Thabzin SA) 

You can listen to the album here.



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A$AP Ferg’s Floor Seats 2 is the follow up to his 2019 EP ‘Floor Seats’. The 10-track project features fellow rappers, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. The rapper rose to fame after the release of his debut single ‘Work’ in 2012.

The song was named one of the 50 best songs in 2012 by Complex Magazine. Despite rumours of Ferg being kicked out of A$AP mob, DJ First Class denied this on

Top-pick songs:

  • In It (feat. Mulatto)
  • Mask (feat. ANTHA)
  • Value

You can listen to the album here.



Langa Mavuso released his self-titled debut album last week and quickly rose to the top of the Apple Music charts. The album includes 2019 released tracks ‘Mvula’ and ‘Intliziyo’ featuring Ambitiouz Entertainment’s Loyiso. The singer/songwriter reflects on healing and love in the 12-track album.

It also features Sama award-winning rapper Yanga Chief, Zoë Modiga and Aimee George. 

Top-pick songs:

  • Panther (feat. Yanga Chief)
  • Spirit
  • Love Lost 

You can listen to the album here.



Joji, who is half Australian and half Japanese, grew up in Osaka, Japan. Apple Music described former YouTube star and singer-songwriter Joji’s style of music as “an arty blue of bedroom trip-hop, alt-R&B and slow winding IDM that always seems to zig when you think it’ll zag”.

Nectar is a follow-up to Joji’s 2018 release BALLADS 1. The album features Diplo, Omar Apollo, Lil Yachty and rei brown. The album is a beautiful mix of electronic sounds with a hint of hip-hop beats and perfectly mixed vocals. 

Top-pick songs:

  • Gimme Love
  • Your Man

You can listen to the album here.