Amapiano Now Has its Own Dedicated Genre on Beatport

A new home for the South African house music hybrid that has taken the world by storm.

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Apr 29, 2022
Chandler Shortlidge

Today, Beatport is proud to announce the addition of a new genre to our store: Amapiano.

In just a few years, the South African-born genre has gone from local trend to global phenomenon, led by internationally recognized artists like DBN Gogo, Focalistic, and Major League DJz; and labels like Jozi Entertainment, Busta 929’s Thupa Industry, and Kabza De Small’s PianoHub.

To support this growing community of artists, labels and fans, Beatport will offer Amapiano its own space to flourish, as Amapiano tracks that were previously categorized as Afro House, Deep House and Dance/Electro Pop will now be clearly and properly labeled.

This change will also allow Beatport to promote the sound through banners, playlists and more, helping fans discover the sound, translating into improved sales for artists and labels, and a better customer experience, as fans can find music that is truly representative of the Amapiano culture.

To learn more about Amapiano on Beatport, head here.

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