The year 2017 has been a hectic and a very tense one for Afro House Music in general. Yet again we have witnessed phenomenal growth and achievements in both Mzansi Hip Hop Music and Gqom Music. We have witnessed Stadiums being filled, Books being launched, Albums going gold and yes through all that we have seen a significant increase in Afro House Music Ep and Single Releases. But, I must say with all that going on, there has also been a decline in the number of albums released this year. Within those albums released this year, we have selected ‘’10 Must Have House Music Albums For 2017’’. You can have your pick, as all of these albums will find a spot within your playlist.
10. Dj Merlon – Pure Black
Starting off the ‘Top 10 Must Have House Music Albums For 2017’ is Dj Merlon with his 2017 offering which is titled ‘Pure Black’. Dj Merlon has proved before that he has the ability to make ‘Mzansi Dance’. ‘Koze Kuse’ is one proof of that ability. The wait has been a long one, as it has been two years since we have had something from Dj Merlon.
That was till the drop of his latest offering which is titled ‘Pure Black’. This is a 10 track album which one can say falls short of the traditional 12 / 13 track albums we have gotten accustomed to. One thing we can assure you is that, you will get ‘maximum value’ out of those 10 tracks as they are perfectly ‘suited for any occasion or mood’ you might be in. Tracks to watch out for include the lead single which is titled ‘Izimvula’ where he features Sandile and ‘Layla’ where he features Toshi. ‘Pure Black’ is packed with features therefore making it a ‘very versatile sounding offering’ which is worthy of a credible spot within ‘Sho Mag 2017 Top 10 House Albums To Have’.
9. Lady Zamar – King Zamar
On the 9th spot we have ‘King Zamar’ which is Lady Zamar’s debut album. Lady Zamar has been slowly building up her name within the Afro House Music scene. From the days when she teamed up with Junior Taurus and brought us hits such as ‘Cotton Candy’ and ‘Mamelodi’ to her much recent ‘award winning hit’ with Prince Kaybee which is titled ‘Charlotte’. Lady Zamar has been hard at work perfecting her unique sound.
‘King Zamar’ proves what some of us have been chanting all along and that is, ‘Lady Zamar is one unique talent for Mzansi to have’. Within her 14 track offering one can find hits such as ‘Love Is Blind, My Baby, Kissing (King Zamar)’ as some of the tracks which are bound to move your body and set your tone up for some great sounds. One thing which sets King Zamar apart from any other similar offering, is that you won’t find many artists featured on this one. We are loving that and it brings out the best of Lady Zamar and proves she can handle things on her own and still give us an ‘awesome sounding album’.