In this first installation in the Choplife music series, Choplife Soundsystem travels between Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, where the songs were recorded in 2022 and 2023, drawing on some of the region’s most exciting talent.
The 14-track mixtape takes listeners deep into the South African club scene that currently produces some of the most exciting music in the world, with appearances by featured artists including Focalist and Anaati in by force, Ami Faku, Son of the moon Sanelly, Major League DJ, Mellow and Sleazy, Nkosazana Daughter, 2woshort and Stompiiey, Mo-T and Aymós in Ziwa La.
Choplife vol. 1: Chronicles of Mzansi is also a formal introduction to the Choplife Soundsystem, which takes its name from West African pidgin slang for “enjoy life.”
Chop life sound system focuses on music that generates feelings of happiness, well-being, and enjoyment, and promotes carefree, positive vibes through music and events.
“This is not just a side project, this is a serious project.” says Mr Eazi.
production in Cut Life, Vol. 1: Chronicles of Mzansi it is managed largely by Mozambique DJ Taricoknown by Yaba Bulukuhis 2021 hit with Burna Boy, with additional contributions from South African beatmakers soft and sleazy, ghetto boy, Milan Rendall, luudadeejay, soul jam and Mathondosas well as Write a from Nigeria.
Wenathe project’s lead single, features the singer’s intoxicating voice Ami Faku, one of South Africa’s most streamed artists. duel with mr eazi In her native Xhosa, she unfolds a tale of would-be lovers who never consummate their connection, a tragedy that can only be resolved in the glow of the dance floor.
Nkosazana’s daughter, one of South Africa’s most exciting and unique new voices, she adds her rich, sweet tones to Die for you and indabagiving these songs an almost otherworldly feel.
rappers 2woshort and stompiiey bring your endless loot to Great guy and no condom. chain of tears and the focalist-assisted by force they are grand hall anthems and personal manifestos that find Mr. Eazi boldly expressing his agenda for 2023 and beyond.
While Choplife, vol. 1 centers on Amapiano, future installments in the mixtape series will venture across the map of African club and party music.
“I like the idea of going to a new place for 30 days and doing a project,” mr eazi says.
Listeners can connect with Mr Eazi and Choplife Soundsystem this summer on their inaugural ChopLife pop-up tour this summer in Barcelona (July 7), Amsterdam (July 8), London (July 14) and Paris (July 16). , followed by appearances on afrobeat festival in Berlin (August 5), and Stockholm Kultur Festival in Sweden (August 18).