Watch: DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small drop the music video for ‘Funu’ ft. TRESOR

Responsible for spearheading an entire new genre of music that has garnered them international recognition and stardom across the African continent, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small are pioneers in the truest sense of the word.

The amapiano sound is a recent evolution of gqom and draws on other South African dance music trends like kwaito and Afro-house. The percussive elements are similar to gqom, but it’s jazzier, and generally slower.

Ahead  of  their  April  album  release titled Rumble  in  the  Jungle,  a  14-track  anthemic  amapiano  experience, Scorpion  Kings  (DJ  Maphorisa  and  Kabza  De  Small)  alongside  Afro-pop pioneer  TRESOR,  have  just  released  a  vibrant  music  video  for  the  chart-topping first single “Funu”.

“Funu” is an exuberant and colourful celebration of African dance and   culture   that   follows   a   group   of   friends   gathered   in   an   ornate Johannesburg  mansion.

With this first single from their forthcoming collaborative album, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small  cement  their  status  as two of  South Africa’s  most influential  DJs,  fully  integrating amapiano  into  the  mainstream  and  by  doing  so,  further  spearheading  the culture.

Joined on the upcoming Rumble in the Jungle collaboration album by singer TRESOR,  the  Congolese-born  singer’s  uplifting  vocals  elevate  Maphorisa and De Small’s compositions to new heights.

Listen Scorpion Kings x TRESOR – Funu on Melodic Journey 6 here