DJ Black Low
Awesome Tapes From Africa
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1Jaiva Low 5:24
2Emcimbinii 7:03
39 Days 5:21
4Emonate Oe Bethela D Vosho 5:08
5Downfall Revisit 4:53
6Stiwawa Quitter 4:54
7Alone In A Dark 6:10
8Sbono (Vocal Mix) 4:53
9Entertainment 5:24
10Down The Road (Original Mix) 5:43
11Vula Vala 4:42

In many ways, DJ Black Low’s debut album, Uwami, shows the signs of an artist’s first offering in any musical genre. Showcasing fluency in a broad range of styles and stuffing a number of ideas to the record’s brim is the 20 year-old producer’s attempt to both introduce himself to a wide listenership and stamp a recognizable sound in their minds. In other ways, somewhat out of the young South African producer’s control, Uwami goes against the grain.

The 11-track album released on the Awesome Tapes From Africa imprint comes at a time when South African electronic music is being fundamentally disrupted. Amapiano, the electronic music movement which first gained popularity with a small, core group of followers, now dominates the mainstream. Well-known and pervasive, amapiano borrows from a diverse palette of musical styles which are popular in South Africa’s largely Black townships- jazz, kwaito, dibacardi, deep and afro house among them.