Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small) have created something wholly unique on their collaborative album ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ with Afro-pop maverick and entrepreneur, TRESOR. The 14-track anthemic amapiano experience released via Platoon is available for streaming on all digital platforms here
As creators of some of the biggest South African hits of the last 10 years, DJ Maphorisa (Uhuru’s “Y-Tjukutja”, Mafikizolo’s “Khona” and gqom anthems “Oncamnce” and “Midnight Starring”) and Kabza De Small (“Sponono”, “iLog Drum”) are no strangers to pushing the boundaries of African music to pioneer a future wave.
Renowned for his distinct sound, TRESOR is a multi-platinum selling artist and three-time award winner for Best Pop Album at the South Africa Music Awards (SAMAs). His distinct vocal timbre amplified the first two successful singles off ‘Rumble In The Jungle’, “Funu” and “Fola Sade”.
Together, Maphorisa and Kabza De Small are the mighty Scorpion Kings. Their previous chart-topping albums include Scorpion Kings (2019), Return of the Scorpion Kings (2019) and Scorpion Kings Live (2020).
DJ Maphorisa has been the man behind South Africa’s favourite club bangers for just under a decade, with his main aim to change the game positively. He also collaborated with American supergroup, Major Lazer, on the 2017 African anthem, “Particula” which topped the charts across 17 countries on the continent.
Kabza De Small is frequently referred to as the King of amapiano and with good reason. His tracks were instrumental in popularizing the genre, and his debut album ‘I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust’ (2019), became the first album on Apple Music to have all 26 tracks in the Top 30 of the Top 100 Music Chart.
TRESOR has comfortably cemented his position in the African Pop genre since the release of his award-winning breakout album, VII in 2015. He has gone on to add to his string of accolades and awards. TRESOR’s first language is Music but he is equally fluent in English, French and Swahili. His songs reflect a peregrine of life shared by so many on the continent of Africa, but few are able to express their experiences in a way that captures the ear so universally and directly.