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DJ Lambo, Dr. Caise take on Amapiano in Venus and Mars

By Chinonso Ihekire
11 December 2021   |   2:50 am
With the whole continent currently listening to Amapiano music, ace sound whiz DJ Lambo, as well as Dr. Caise, have both become the latest flag-bearers of the South African Amapiano genre

With the whole continent currently listening to Amapiano music, ace sound whiz DJ Lambo, as well as Dr. Caise, have both become the latest flag-bearers of the South African Amapiano genre, stretching its influence broader with their latest extended play (EP) dubbed, Venus and Mars.

Dj Caise and DJ Lambo


The 5-track EP includes features from superstar artistes Ice Prince, and Praiz, as well as containing some non-vocalised instrumental music. It is a very upbeat and electrifying groove, setting up this season with deep drum/piano-heavy Amapiano rhythms.

According to Dr. Caise, the EP was birthed by its roots in South African House music.

“Venus and Mars, on the surface, represent men and women. However, on a deeper level, we have always been apostles of House music. We have always played House music at a time when it wasn’t popular. People didn’t understand the genre. Now that it is almost mainstream, especially now that Amapiano is going viral, it is like we predicted it.”

The music aficionados explained that they came up with the idea to explore this genre, while back in South Africa.

“Dr. Caise and I have known each other for a decade now, and we have always wanted to work together. The real idea came from a trip to South Africa, and while we were there, the vibe was just so amazing. We wanted to capture it and give it to the people. We started recording in South Africa, but a lot of the work was done in Nigeria. It was a really interesting creative process,” DJ Lambo explained.

Interestingly, the EP is also Dr. Caise’s first outing as a singer, as he wrote and vocalized some of the tracks on the project. “It was actually the last song that was made. It was not even meant to be on the project. Honestly, I believe we need to live our best lives and never deny our talents to the world,” Dr. Caise said.

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