Johannesburg, South Africa – Wednesday, 17 November 2021 – DJ Lesh SA revisits his afro-tech hit single, Shwele, featuring Aymos with supporting visuals.
At the beginning of the year in April 2021, DJ Lesh released his song, Shwele, featuring Aymos. At the time of the release of the single, the music industry was dominated by Amapiano. Arguably, a phenomenon which whitewashed other musical genres. However, as the year has unfolded the resurgence of Afro-tech and the fusion of various sounds like the rise of AfroYano have become movements and contemporary popular explorations.
Hence the listening experience of Shwele, an Afro-Tech and AfroYano inspired single with spiritual intonations, hits differently today than it did when it was first released. Therefore, with the Kabelo Sebake directed music video the aim is to showcase the impact of Shwele through capturing A-Day-In-The-Life-Of DJ Lesh SA and Aymos.
The music video begins as a nucleus performance with just DJ Lesh SA, his daughter, and Aymos. Then moving on to afternoon brunch boat rides, with an appearance by iMali hitmaker, Karyendasoul. All before, the visuals conclude with the nightlife and impact of the song on the streets and in the clubs with a cameo from rapper Touchline.
The Shwele music video is available to view on YouTube. Click here
Electro meets afro-pop and gospel on Shwele, as DJ Lesh SA & Aymos bridge spiritual messaging with high-energy, anthemic dance music. Shwele, which means “pardon me” is a plea to God for mercy.
A melodic piano base, featuring Amapiano shakers as well as electro synthesizers. Aymos, best known for his work with Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small) on eMcimbini delivers yet another strong vocal performance.