Uncle Waffles Is The Next Isgubhu Cover Star On Apple Music
Today, Apple Music announced Amapiano DJ and producer Uncle Waffles (real name Lungelihle Zwane) as the next Isgubhu cover star.
“Piano continues to diversify, proving that it’s the genre that can cater to all tastes and accommodate all voices,” Uncle Waffles tells Apple Music. “This playlist is an example of the past and present excellence within the genre, and how it continues to grow. These are some of my favourite songs that give a great glimpse into the dance culture.”
Born and raised in Swaziland, Uncle Waffles taught herself how to DJ during South Africa’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns, buckling down for 8-hour sessions at time to hone her craft. But it was a video of her dancing during her DJ set, to Young Stunna’s ‘Adiwele’, that went viral and earned her a co-sign from Drake, who’s now one of her biggest supporters.
With her debut EP Red Dragon (2022), Uncle Waffles was able to translate her live show prowess into recorded material, anchored by the explosive lead single, “Tanzania”, that has been certified as quadruple platinum in South Africa.
Her debut album Asylum (2023) saw the ‘piano DJ and producer add hip-hop to the mix, widening her ever-impressive arsenal ahead of her Coachella performance, while her new single ‘Echoes’ (2023is a soulful, private-school ‘piano musing on lost love that features smooth vocalists Manana and Lusanda.