Feeling like sharpening those dance moves in the mirror or listening to smooth calming sounds to relax you, there's something for everyone in this weekend's playlist.

AMAPIANO

Semi Tee – 'I'M ONLY TWEENTYONE' 

#WeekendPlaylist: From Semi Tee to Dua Lipa to set your music mood


Nominated for a South African Music Award (Sama) award for the song that rocked December 2019 — Labantwana ama Uber — Semi Tee brings us his debut album featuring some big names in amapiano right now.


Semi Tee has featured on several amapiano hits, including Gabadiya and Siya Trenda featuring rapper Cassper Nyovest. And Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa's Lorch.


In an interview with TshisaLive, Semi Tee said he dedicates his first album to his mother who has been his strongest support structure.


Top-pick songs:

  1. Mercedes (featuring Focalistic)

  2. Stayla (featuring Kammu Dee & Njelic)[*]Lockdown (featuring Xman)

You can find the album here.

HIP-HOP

Tyson S.T – 'Snakes Favour Me: The Performance Album – EP'

#WeekendPlaylist: From Semi Tee to Dua Lipa to set your music mood

Image via Twitter @doro_madiba (Owam Simayi)


The Pretoria native released his six-track EP Snakes Favour Me following his collaboration EP with Thato Saul, titled At Your Service, which was released earlier this year. His solo project, titled Syba, was released late in 2019.


Tyson S.T is known for his raunchy sound and is a name to watch out for on the South African hip-hop scene. The EP was produced by DoouShii and AL $, two other producers to watch out for in the industry.


Top-pick songs:

  1. My Eyes C

  2. This Ain't Easy for Me (Al $ Interlude)[*]Blah-Blah (feat.Miles)

You can find the album here.

R&B/SOUL

Lianne La Havas – 'Lianne La Havas'

#WeekendPlaylist: From Semi Tee to Dua Lipa to set your music mood

Image via Instagram @ liannelahavas


Singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas was first introduced to the music world through Paloma Faith for whom she sang back-up vocals in 2008. In 2009, she signed to Warner Bros Records, releasing her first EP, titled Lost & Found, in 2011 under the label.


In 2016, the singer was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 58th Grammy Awards, but lost out to The Weeknd who took the award for his album Beauty Behind the Madness.


This album by La Havas is the perfect balance between beautiful storytelling and soft jazzy, fruitful tones. 


Top-pick songs:

  1. Green Papaya

  2. Paper Thin[*]Please Don't Make Me Cry

You can find the album here.

POP

Dua Lipa – 'Future Nostalgia' 


Future Nostalgia is British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa's sophmore studio album following her self-titled album release in 2017.


Dua Lipa broke out with her first single, New Love, in 2015 and has grown immensely ever since. Her self-titled album debuted at #5 on the UK Album Charts with her single New Rules holding a Top 5 spot for 10 consecutive weeks.


She delves into love and heartbreak on the album and even touches on her friendships. 


Top-pick songs:

  1. Don't Start Now

  2. Cool[*]Break My Heart

You can find the album here.