House Music define South African sound, including kwaito and now gqom.



South African singer Zanda Zakuza featuring in Master KG’s ‘Skeleton Move’.

House music began its origins in Chicago, the genre gained prominence in South African cities like Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane and Mahikeng.

Although it morphed in kwaito and gqom, its original roots are still evident with South African DJs such as OskidoBlack CoffeeCleoEuphonik, Clock, Qnesss and Da Capo. And younger artists are making serious headway in the genre too, including Master KG, Professor, DJ Ganyani, Black Motionand Lady Zamar, who are setting the house pace for the rest of the world.

As 2018 nears its end, we have listed South African house music that made a big impression this year. The perfect playlist for your New Year. Enjoy!


‘Skeleton Move’ by Master KG ft. Zanda Zakuza

‘Sonini’ by Sun-EL Musician ft. Simmy & Lelo Kamau

‘Mamelani’ by Naakmusiq

‘Brand New’ by Professor ft. Feye

‘Ntombi’ by NaakMusiq ft. Bucie 

‘Emazulwini’ by DJ Ganyani ft. Nomcebo

‘The Journey’ by Black Motion ft. Toshi

‘It’s You – Dreaming’ by Lady Zamar 

‘Umcimbi’ by Master ChengFu ft. Lelo

‘Ubala’ by Simmy ft. Sun-EL Musician

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