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'Kya'kuphukela' means 'our journey begins' in Zulu. PSSNGR is thrilled to introduce you to Mshelula, a 16-year-old multi-talented artist from Ivory Park, the birthplace of Umbhoqo music. A student at JW Saints Technical College in Midrand, Mshelula, also known as Mr. Obvious, is a prodigious child who excels as a beat maker, producer, and singer. He hones and enhances his producing skills not only on crazy energetic Umbhoqo tracks but also in producing Amapiano and Gqom at another level. Mshelula began his involvement in music production as a singer at Terror Production. There, he met and sang with Strous Mambisa. Mshelula became fascinated with crafting beats and started learning by observing other producers. After persuading his father to buy him a microphone and composing beats on his laptop, Mshelula invited Strous Mambisa to join him in making Umbhoqo music, inspired by 3-DIGITS. Following positive feedback on their production, another young and talented music producer named Darkiie Omnyama expressed interest in collaborating with them, requested a feature, and the three have continued to collaborate to this day. PSSNGR records continues to broaden the horizons of South African dance music with a new Umbhoqo release, It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / July.19.2024
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Hello, I am Tshegofatso Motjeng, known as Dikuku Bester on social media platforms. I'm passionate about the arts and music, particularly acting. I take pride in my work, which sustains me. Creating skits was inspired by my community. When I first heard the beat by Official Rsa, I was intrigued. Official Rsa freestyled over his master beat, which led to the creation of the song (‘uhamba no ban what what’). Slidoo man started with the song's intro, and that's how “Uhamba nobany' was born. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR,
Single / July.16.2024
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Tshwara means to give & this song does not lack in giving. It gives energy, dance and a hyper mood. The track has some elements of Rough musiQ style through the strong bassline and loud snare. Additionally it gives the quantum sound feel as an extra sauce on top to hype up the song. Quantum sound is a bass sound mostly used by artists in the olden days, like Machance and Mujava, who were among the pioneers of the original sound. Amapiano has now evolved this sound, imitating the old style but incorporating modern piano instruments and other elements with strong and loud basslines. Phuti Makhafola, also known as Phuddy Jay, one of Mamelodi's most innovative musicians, launches his solo career and continues to push the genre ahead. It's nearly relaxing music, but it's powerful enough to slowly drive you insane on the dance floor. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / July.9.2024
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The story behind Amandla Ep is to awaken those who do not trust in themselves and show them that believing in yourself implies you are courageous and powerful. BnT MusiQ (Bucks Muziq & Tupla Double 0.7), two of Mamelodi's finest Amapiano producers, joined forces again on this EP to provide the world a brand new sound. BnT MusiQ collaborated with superstars such as Prixilee, Slidoo Man, and Andy_Most. The dynamic duo's unique signature is characterized by a blend of soulful vibrations and deep 'Upright Bass'. Bucks & Tupla both originate from Mamelodi East (Pretoria), a township from which several new sub-genres of Amapiano are emerging. It's coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Ep / July.5.2024
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Tupla Double 0.7, also known as Muthupi Mokwape, was born and raised in Mamelodi, Pretoria. He is considered as one of Pretoria's top amapiano music producers. In 2021, he began his career as a producer and expanded his artistic horizons by becoming a DJ. After the success of his song Mbali, he began to grow his fan base. Tupla has been involved on multiple projects with a variety of artists, including TitoM, Escobar, Vocalkat, Cooper SA, GemvalleymusiQ, The Lowkeys, and Toxicated Keys. He aims to give fans fantastic music and plans to release an album shortly. Tupla Double 0.7, Slidoo Man, Prixilee, and Bucks Muziq explain that 'Kulunga Nini' is motivated by the situation they are facing as Africans. The song reflects on how life doesn't go as expected and questions whether there will ever be a change in life.
Single / June.28.2024
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BnT MusiQ (Bucks Muziq & Tupla Double 0.7), two of Mamelodi's finest Amapiano producers, joined forces again on this EP to provide the world a brand new sound.'Nyenze Ntoni' explores the relationship between couples who, despite being in love, are fighting and questioning each other's loyalty. The dynamic duo's unique signature is characterized by a blend of soulful vibrations and deep 'Upright Bass'. Bucks & Tupla both originate from Mamelodi East (Pretoria), a township from which several new sub-genres of Amapiano are emerging. It's coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / June.25.2024
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PSSNGR and Promesses present a new remixes series soberly entitled “Remixes”. The first issue of this project was born from the collaboration of the French producer Brodinski and the band 3-DIGITS, recognized as pioneers of South African Umbhoqo o mushA music genre. The first track “Astaroth” from Brodinski and qoso (with vocal featurings by Spanish rapper Yung Beef) has been reworked by Shydow (the co-founder of 3-DIGITS). The second one “Sabaweli” from 3-DIGITS has been reworked by Brodinski. The two songs intertwine amapiano, umbhoqo, trap, and reggaeton. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR and Promesses for their second joint release.
Ep / June.21.2024
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Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under 3-DIGITS, they joined forces with vocalists Hleza, Bhodloza and 2KAYY. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music linked with Skhothane culture. They call their sound “Umbhoqo o mushA”, which translates as "the new sound of Umbhoqo music”. PSSNGR records continues to broaden the horizons of South African dance music with a new Umbhoqo release, It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Album / June.11.2024
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Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under 3-DIGITS, they joined forces with vocalists Hleza, Bhodloza and 2KAYY. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music linked with Skhothane culture. They call their sound “Umbhoqo o mushA”, which translates as "the new sound of Umbhoqo music”. PSSNGR records continues to broaden the horizons of South African dance music with a new Umbhoqo release. This epic song unravels the origins within Umbhoqo music, and shedding light on the evolution of their roles within the scene. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / May.7.2024
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Twee in Een (Two in One), for this EP BnT MusiQ (Bucks Muziq & Tupla Double 0.7), two Mamelodian top Rough MusiQ producers, combined forces to provide the world this wonderful and brand new sound. The blend of soulful vibes and deep 'clunk bass' characterizes the unique style of this emerging duo, also originating from Mamelodi East (Pretoria), the epicenter of Rough Amapiano. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
EP / April.30.2024
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Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under 3-DIGITS, they joined forces with vocalists Hleza, Bhodloza and 2KAYY. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music linked with Skhothane culture. They call their sound “Umbhoqo o mushA”, which translates as "the new sound of Umbhoqo music”. PSSNGR records continues to broaden the horizons of South African dance music with a new Umbhoqo release. This dark & majestic Umbhoqo song is their triumphant reclaiming of what's rightfully theirs, defining their role in Umbhoqo Music, and showcasing their true talent to the world. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / April.23.2024
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BnT MusiQ is a new duo founded by Bucks Muziq & Tupla Double 0.7, two of Mamelodi's top Rough MusiQ producers, they joined forces with TitoM and vocalist Slidoo Man on this first single excerpted from their EP “Twee in Een” to be released on PSSNGR. In 'Baizisi', the songwriter addresses their partner, acknowledging the various challenges they face in life, including financial struggles. However, they emphasize that these difficulties should not serve as justification for disrespect or taking each other for granted. The song underscores the importance of mutual respect and appreciation, despite the hardships they may encounter. It's coming from the future, and it is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / April.16.2024
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Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under 3-DIGITS, they joined forces with vocalists Hleza, Bhodloza and 2KAYY. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music linked with Skhothane culture. They call their sound “Umbhoqo o mushA”, which translates as "the new sound of Umbhoqo music”. This song is an ode to giving your absolute best, show no mercy as you reveal your style to the world. Your hard work deserves recognition, so aim high and let your greatness shine. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / April.9.2024
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On this new track, Tupla Double 0.7 teamed up with Officixl Rsa to create a song in the pure style of Rough Musiq, a new sound developed in Mamelodi, in the Township of Pretoria and popularized by GemvalleyMusiQ and Toxicated Keys. The title 'Clunk Bass' defines the unique percussive bass sound that characterizes the Rough Amapiano genre and distinguishes it from other Amapiano sub-genres. Tupla Double 0.7, also known as Muthupi Mokwape, was born and raised in Mamelodi, Pretoria. He is considered as one of Pretoria's top amapiano music producers. In 2021, he began his career as a producer and expanded his artistic horizons by becoming a DJ. After the success of his song Mbali, he began to grow his fan base. Tupla has been involved on multiple projects with a variety of artists, including Escobar, Vocalkat, Cooper SA, GemvalleymusiQ, The Lowkeys, and Toxicated Keys. He aims to give fans fantastic music and plans to release an album shortly.
Single / April.2.2024
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Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under 3-DIGITS, they joined forces with vocalists Hleza, Bhodloza and 2KAYY. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music linked with Skhothane culture. They call their sound “Umbhoqo o mushA”, which translates as "the new sound of Umbhoqo music”. On this song, they have invited the iconic Skhothane vocalists: Fezela, Fafastra, Sbheva, Sweet Dee & Kat Spender. The auxiliary verb 'Soloko' adds the connotation of 'always'. “We are essentially stating on the song that we will always be at the forefront of Mbhoqo music” 3-DIGITS. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Single / March.19.2024 [PSSNGR019]

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“Just like choosing important and diverse music enriches life's emotional content, dealing with problematic friends is essential for preserving positive connections” TK. The infamous Rough Amapiano pioneers, Toxicated Keys, have returned with the ultimate chapter. Rough MusiQ and heavy bass remain prominent, but the influence of the Sgija and Barcardi scenes, along with Mozambican tastes, can be heard. This album will immerse yourself in deep and warm house grooves, blended with crisp icy drum tracks and toxic basslines. The end result is an outstanding illustration of how versatile and inventive those four members can be when operating together. This new LP adds a fresh depth to Rough MusiQ by balancing contemporary dance tracks and South African roots-oriented songs. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
Album / March.15.2024
[PSSNGR018]

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Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under 3-DIGITS, they joined forces with vocalists Hleza, Phiiwe, Bhodloza and 2KAYY. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music linked with Skhothane culture. They call their sound “Umbhoqo o mushA”, which translates as "the new sound of Umbhoqo music”. This track speaks to the reality that not everyone appreciates their art. It's a declaration of rising above jealousy and moving forward with a positive attitude. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
March 5, 2024
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PSSNGR records continues to broaden the horizons of South African dance music with a new Umbhoqo release. Shydow and Predd, 19 and 22, are two young producers from the Johannesburg township of Tembisa (EKURHULENI). Under the 3-DIGITS name, they joined forces with vocalists Bhodloza, 2KAYY and Hleza. This crew of artists has dedicated the last few years designing a new Umbhoqo style, the music genre stemming from the Skhothane culture. This glorious Umbhoqo track channels the inspiration of pursuing personal desires and expressing oneself, especially since the 3-DIGITS became independent artists. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
February 27, 2024
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Bana Baa is the first single taken from The Problematic Friends (The Last Episode), Toxicated Keys’ 3rd upcoming LP on PSSNGR. “Bana Baa Simply means these chicks / girls. The song co produced with Officixl Rsa, Tupla Double 0.7 & Phuddy Jay (GemValleyMusiQ) simply talks about how the girls of Pretoria live their lifestyles, how they enjoy life, and how they navigate through it. This song is about how they groove every weekend, dance to Amapiano at these events, and their relationships with men. Yeah, this song talks about Pretoria chicks” T.K. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR.
February 15, 2024
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The Rough Amapiano pioneers GemValleyMusiQ and Toxicated Keys are once again reunited on this single, featuring singers Owgee and Dj Fonzi. The song is a dedication to a young South African dancer, choreographer, and famous TikToker known as Omaann. He is renowned for his dance move called 'Kick', which inspired the track titled "Omaann O Betha Kick," meaning "Omaann does the kick”. It's a dance track intended to create hype, make people dance, and celebrate the South African dance culture.
July 5, 2023
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Umbhoqo Manifesto part 1 is the first album by King Mzaiza Music, a collective created by Umbhoqo pioneer and Skhothane activist King Mzaiza and his crew. This album shows the vast spectrum of what South African Umbhoqo music is about. Uplifting vibes meet industrial roughness and futurism. Braggadocio and larger-than-life personalities blend with township culture and a mindset based on community. This is music to make people dance, belong and protest at the same time. It's simultaneously fun, strong and angry.
February 15, 2024
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Mugwanti" is an old song by DJ Mujava that was popular long before the rise of Amapiano music. The song was fire, featuring a unique blend of old school House and Quantum sound. Our approach was to take the original lyrics and add our own, then remix the song with Amapiano and Pitori Wave, which is Bacardi. This is why you'll hear the lyrics "Mugwanthi Wa Pitori" - we're not entirely sure of the meaning behind "Mugwanthi," but it's a word from the old song that we're bringing back with a fresh new vibe. It’s coming from the future, and this is now out on PSSNGR, always dedicated to promote emerging African electronic music.
May 19, 2023
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After last year’s Abu Wronq Wronq, their first and awesome LP on PSSNGR, Mamelodi East’s GemValleyMusiQ are already back with a new EP called Music Wama Colourd. This new collection of tracks keeps the Rough MusiQ / Rough Amapiano style alive and kicking, but twists it in different ways. There’s a more dancey, trancey, spacey vibe, sometimes coming with a live feel. The clunk bass is still there but most of the time blends with other elements in the mix, resulting in material that deals more with mesmerizing the dancefloor than making it rock right away. It’s Rough MusiQ but with a little less roughness to it. Lovely pads, warm vocals, ecstatic feelings, delicate percussion patterns, slow build-ups : this is what Music Wama Colourd is about and this is beautiful and surprising new turn in GemValleyMusiQ’s career.
March 3, 2023
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PSSNGR is very proud to release King Mzaiza’s new single. Let’s be clear : "Sithi Sithi" could well be a huge Umbhoqo hit, maybe a global one. First, there’s this massive syncopated beat, halfway between Barcardi classic “Township Funk” by Mujava and more contemporary SA sounds like Amapiano and Gqom. Then talented vocalist U-Girl delivers an unbelievable hook, reminiscent of Jamaican female dancehall tunes but with a typical Gauteng flavour. This is the sound of Umbhoqo, this is the sound of Skhothanes ! Then vocalists Fezela, Da Goons and Alligator are rapping their verses in a chill way, contrasting with the excitement of U-Girl’s chorus.
January 24, 2023
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“Dlala Drumo” is the first single taken from Music Wama Colourd, GemValleyMusiQ’s second upcoming LP. A perfect example of the kind of updated Rough MusiQ the Mamelodi East trio wants to showcase in 2023 : two-note motifs and eerie drum patterns move around the clunk bass, with jazzy vamps and sunrise-ready synths. This is music you could almost chill to, but actually mental enough to make you go slowly crazy on the dancefloor. A good way to start the year for GemValleyMusiQ and PSSNGR !
February 14, 2023
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After their first album released last May before summer, PSSNGR's Toxicated Keys are already back with a new full-length. Coproduced by the Gwam Ent. Musiq. duo (formed of Kabelo Mphiwa aka Jazzy and Mosa Prologic aka Logic), also hailing from Mamelodi East, this 17-track collection shows an often trippier and more eclectic blend of sounds. Rough Musiq and clunk bass are still a very strong presence, but you can also hear the influence of Sgija and Barcardi scenes, as well as Mozambican tastes. It'll please Western clubbers in the way deep and warm house grooves are mixed with sharp cold drum tracks and basslines.
December 15, 2022
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King Mzaiza is one of the major figures of the South African SKHOTHANE culture. Skhothane means « bragging » in zulu and Skhothanes are young men and women from the townships who love to wear Italian high end fashion and Italian cycling apparel, and have their own lifestyle, with their own parties, restaurants and shops. Dance and music are also crucial components of this subculture, that has been known in SA since more than twenty years now. PSSNGR is proud to release a single by Mzaiza feat. Fafastra & U-Girl : "Isikhalo Sikalova". The sound of skhothane music is called Umbhoqo and is based on syncopated beats and uplifiting chants, both male and female. sometimes close to early dancehall vocals.
December 8, 2022
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PSSNGR presents its new release, a production by Toxicated Keys & Gwam Ent. MusiQ. This is a hypnotic tune based on Piano Barcardi, Sgija and Rough Amapiano, with a touch of after-hours house and those usual crazy vocal hooks. It sounds dark and joyous at the same time, both chill and menacing. Another deep banger from the Mamelodi crew !
December 1, 2022
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Please hear a future classic, straight from Mamelodi, Pitori : this is "Shiki" (Piano Anthem) by South African producers Toxicated Keys Feat. GemValleyMusiQ & Tupla Double 0.7. A team effort inspired by the old school barcardi vibe as well as the Rough Amapiano sound previously championed by Toxicated Keys and GemValleyMusiQ on the PSSNGR label this year. The title says it all : what you have is a piano anthem, coming with crazy vocals, shiny pads and jittery percussion. Another mad tune from the young Amapiano scene!
October 18, 2022
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PSSNGR is proud and delighted to release "Jozi Nights", a new track by GemValleyMusiQ, Djy Fresh, S Kay De Vibe, Official Rsa. This collective tune has already been heard on TikTok and is considered as one of the hottest viral songs on the video platform right now. The sound here is not Rough Amapiano, but Sgija, another style of Amapiano originated by artists like Mdu Aka Trp and Zan'Ten. Chants, strong bass and fast drums make for a very "jaive" mood – "jaive" means dance. A new massive track from Pitori !
July 6, 2022
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GEMVALLEYMUSIQ’S FIRST ALBUM IS THE SECOND CHAPTER OF ROUGH AMAPIANO
Hypnotic vocals, eerie keyboards, a sense of community and freedom, and the crucial, FL Studio rhythm section coming straight from the future: this is what Abu Wronq Wronq is all about. Two months after their single “Nkao Yetsa” on PSSNGR, and a few weeks after Toxicated Keys’ first long-player in late April, GemValleyMusiQ now release their debut album. This is a second essential chapter of the Rough Amapiano / Rough MusiQ sound.
June 10, 2022
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Following the release of "Zaka Zaka" and “Monate Ke Monate”, please welcome From Thutlwane to the World, Toxicated Keys’ debut album.
This album is clearly not your average electronic/dance album from 2022 : you won’t hear any ambient, lo-fi, deconstructed or downtempo tracks, nor find spoken-word segments or real instruments playing. There’s no manifest interest in trying to explore unexpected genres and repertoires.You probably won’t find the production luxuriously detailed or rich with nuance and depth : this is 100% straight-up dance music made by two teens, physical and functional. But these nine tracks are radically experimental though, thanks to their sheer freshness and boldness.
May 6, 2022
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Drums of Pitori is a compilation of 7 raw and minimalist kwaito house bombs by South-African producers Machance and DJ Abbas (who passed away in 2008). Machance performed most of the vocals on it himself. The songs were released under the radar on CD between 2005 and 2006, but this compilation is their first official release. Machance, Abbas, and other artists from this scene used to call the genre ‘Sgitjha’, meaning ‘Drums of Pitori’ in Sepitori, the Pretorian urban language. Pitori is Pretoria, the capital of South Africa where they're from. PSSNGR, joins forces with Promesses for this release.
Album / October.15.2021
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