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Apple Music Celebrates DJ Zinhle’s 20-Year Milestone with Exclusive Africa Now DJ Mix Release

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Apple Music today released this month’s Africa Now DJ Mix featuring South African Afro-house DJ and entrepreneur, DJ Zinhle (real name Ntombezinhle Jiyane), who has cemented her spot as Africa’s #1 DJ for the last four years while expanding her brand into multiple areas of business.

 

“I’m excited to be doing another mix with some of my favourite tracks for the season,” she tells Apple Music. “Working with Apple Music and having them share this mix globally always feels good, especially knowing that people in every corner of the world can hear some of Africa’s finest tunes. A female touch on the mix is always a good thing. Enjoy it!”

 

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DJ Zinhle’s entry into the world of DJing came by chance after she played her first public gig when a billed DJ failed to show up on time. Working her way into the limelight as a resident DJ on the SABC 1 dance show Jika Majika in 2006, Zinhle became one of the few women DJs in the SA mainstream at the time.

 

Deeply immersed in dance and house music, Zinhle released her first compilation, Feminine Touch (Mixed By DJ Zinhle) (2009) in the same year that she opened an academy dedicated to women DJs and producers. Cementing her spot as a respected player in the industry with viral hits like “Umlilo” (2019) and “Indlovu” (2020), DJ Zinhle is a powerhouse whose contribution to the electronic dance scene cannot be understated.

 

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Listen to DJ Zinhle’s ‘Africa Now: June 2024 (DJ Mix)’ [on Apple Music].

 

Check out Apple Music’s Africa Now dedicated space, including its weekly radio show and companion playlist HERE.

 

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DJ Zinhle’s ‘Africa Now: June 2024 (DJ Mix) Tracklisting: 

  1. Shakes & Les, Zee Nxumalo and DBN Gogo – Funk 55 feat. Ceeka RSA and Chley
  2. Kelvin Momo & Babalwa M – Maye Maye ft. Azana & Stixx
  3. DJ Stokie, Eemoh – Masithokoze
  4. Kabza De Small & Mthunzi – Imithandazo FT Young Stunna, DJ Maphorisa, Sizwe Alakine & UmthakathiKush
  5. Kelvin Momo & Babalwa M – Amalobolo feat. Stixx & Nia Pearl
  6. Shakes & Les, LeeMcKrazy – Funk 99
  7. Bassie Aymos – Izenzo feat. T-Man SA
  8. Uncle Waffles & Royal Musiq – Wadibusa ft. Ohp Sage, Pcee & DJY Biza Pt. 2
  9. Silas Africa – Manzi Nte feat. Alxapo, Ceeka RSA, Masterpiece YVK & Silas Africa
  10. TitoM  Yuppe  Tshwala Bam Feat SNE  – EeQue
  11. Bandros, Kelvin Momo & Smash Sa – Uhambe Wrongo feat. Mr Maker

 

Apple Music is the ultimate hub to an eclectic array of independently curated DJ Mixes from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. Apple Music’s African DJ Mix curator partners also include a wide variety of top-tier names like Balcony Mix Africa,iMullar Sound System, KUNYE, Life Of The Party, Obrigado, Pan African Music, Party In The Jungle, Soul Candi, Spin With Engage and Turntable Entertainment.

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