Johannesburg, South Africa – Friday, 9 April 2021 -DJ Melzi has released his debut music video of the year with La Melza, featuring Mkeyz and Mphow69. The visuals for the soulful, mid-tempo and Amapiano influenced single explores a different setting from any of the recent visuals released before from the subgenre.
Starting with visuals synonymous with ballads, the music video starts off in a theatre. DJ Melzi, Mkeyz and Mphow69 deliver a rousing performance of the song, detailing how party goers all refuse to call it a night. The call and response used in the song, has been used in townships for decades as a form of gratitude to venue owners, promoters and most importantly the attendees of the event.
The La Melza music video showcases that Amapiano can be a theatrical live performance, the music video then goes back to visuals attributed with dance music in South Africa; the club scene and dancing scenes. However, the multi-talented musician pulls out all the stops with a cameo feature of Cassper Nyovest, who supported DJ Melzi’s debut single Bayekele.
The music video is evidence that Amapiano has transitioned from merely dance music, to a textured musical experience encompassing all genres.
About La Melza
La Melza, which features Mkeyz & Mphow69 uses an instrumental sample of the Michael Cleis house classic, Ls Mezcla,and showcases Melzi’s range as a producer. The single is the opening track to his latest release, The Bomb EP.
About The Bomb
he self-appointed leader of the new school of Amapiano, DJ and entrepreneur Tumelo Mphai, also known as DJ Melzi is carving out a name for himself. The Bomb is his latest offering of captivating and commercially appealing Amapiano hits, and is a follow up to his album Eighteen!.
The EP is characterized by and filled with low drum basslines, high-spirited vocal arrangements, and clever sampling of kwaito, house, and other retro pop culture references. Other stand out tracks on the EP include I Won’t Do It Again with Uncle, which features a catchy kwaito-influenced vocal chant; as well as Chakalaka, which features Kammu Dee & Semi Tee of Labantwana Ama Uber fame. The track has a heavy low bass, accompanied by high-pitched synths alongside Semi Tee’s vocal ad-libs. On Oh Mapiano featuring Cole the Vocalist updates the popular Brazilian classic Mas, Que Nada for the Amapiano audience. For the purists and fans of deep house, DJ Melzi also has the fully instrumental tracks, Hidden Elements, and vocally scant Great Wall of China on the EP.
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