The modal reality created by Amapiano speaks to our kinetic intelligence. From the viral social media videos and challenges to events that bend COVID protocol, there is a stronghold of youth culture that consistently finds its way to logdrums, synths, airy pads, percussive basslines, and lyrical content that drive a crucial call to action: get on the floor and dance.
Following the successful 2020 Debut Momo’s Private School Kelvin Momo, the Private School Amapiano pioneer continues to push the envelope of deep house, jazz, and lounge music. The Soweto-born connoisseur of lush music is a subtle psychologist, balancing being unaware and intentional about the power of his experimentation.
The norm of Amapiano is extroverted music, Kelvin’s Private School Amapiano reeks of refined taste and introverted decorum. The feat of being able to connect to entire crowds on an individual level giving everyone something personal to take home from the listening experience is daring if not the greatest hack of recent Amapiano history.
Ivy League’s long-form layer transitions and sporadic vocals are a sonic treat. From University students who could study to the lo-fi tonalities of songs like “Amukelani” to all you need is love, quarrel-settling bangers like “Ivy League”, and grief healing tunes like “Song Cry,” The delicate balance of introverted and extroverted frequencies can sneak into any living room and feed its occupants with soulful euphoria.
Dressed as a 3hour out-of-body experience, Ivy League balances the impossible line between stillness and movement. It’s sedative and bustling, meditative and vigorous it’s the duality we never knew we needed, a courteous farewell to 2021 and a Jazzy, Afrotribal slow drive into 2022, fill up, sync your Bluetooth to the car and let Kelvin be the soundtrack to that overdue ride into the new year.
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