Choplife Soundsystem, the Afrodance music partnership comprising of DJ Edu & Mr Eazi have released their debut project titled ‘Choplife Vol1 – Mzansi Chronicles’ under  Choplife Limited/emPawa Africa. 

On this first installation of the Choplife music series, Choplife Soundsystem goes between Capetown and Johannesburg, South Africa (where the songs were recorded in 2022 and 2023) tapping in with some of the region’s most exciting talents. The 14-track mixtape takes listeners deep into the South African club scene that is currently producing some of the world’s most thrilling music, with appearances from featured artists including Focalistic & Anaati on By Force, Ami Faku, Moonchild SanellyMajor League DJsMellow and Sleazy, Nkosazana Daughter, 2woshort and Stompiiey, Mo-T and Aymos on Ziwa La. 

Choplife Vol. 1: Mzansi Chronicles is also a formal introduction to Choplife Soundsystem, which takes its name from West African pidgin slang meaning “enjoy life.” Choplife Soundsystem is focused on music that sparks feelings of happiness, wellness and enjoyment — and promotes positive, carefree vibes through music and events. “This is not just a side project, this is a serious project,” Mr Eazi says.

Production on Chop Life, Vol. 1: Mzansi Chronicles is handled largely by Mozambique’s DJ Tárico(known for “Yaba Buluku,” his 2021 smash featuring Burna Boy) with additional contributions from South African beatmakers Mellow & SleazyGhetto BoyMilan RendallLuuDaDeejaySoul Jam and Mathondos, as well as Type A from Nigeria. 

While Choplife, Vol. 1 focuses on amapiano, future instalments of 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 making a project,” Mr Eazi says. 

Download ChopLife Vol. 1 Mzansi Chronicles

Tear Chain
Wena ft. Ami Faku
Big Boy ft. 2woshort, Stompiiey
Oh Yes ft. Moonchild Sanely & Linda Kim
Inside ft. Mellow & Sleazy, Joey B & Major League DJz
By Force ft. Focalistic & Anatii
Ziwa La ft. Aymos
Die for You ft. Nkosazana Daughter
Indaba ft. Nkosazana Daughter
No Condom ft. 2woshort, Stompiiey, Bassie & Raspy
Umfaz Wephapha ft. Soul Jam, Boontle RSA, TmanXpress, Chley
Patek ft. DJ Tarico & Joey B
Collect ft. Mellow & Sleazy, Mo-T, Major League DJz

Listeners can connect with Mr Eazi and Choplife Soundsystem this summer on its inaugural ChopLife pop-up tour this summer in Barcelona (July 7), Amsterdam (July 8), London (July 14) and Paris (July 16), followed by appearances at Afrobeats Festival in Berlin (Aug. 5), and Stockholm’s Kulturfestival in Sweden (Aug. 18). 

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