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YouTube Music announces Smart Downloads, SA playlists

The service has introduced Smart Downloads which takes allowing users to store and play hundreds of tunes offline, automatically.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration to test out these new features, YouTube Music has launched the following playlists for South African users:

These playlists show where South Africans’ musical hearts lie. Prince Kaybee is dominating the Top SA House playlist and has landed 4 tracks from his latest album, Re Mmino, in the Top Mzansi playlist. Nasty C’s SMA is the most listened to track from a South African artist in 2019 (to date) — which fans can find on the Top Tracks playlist.

The Top Afrikaans playlist features tracks from the latest albums dropped by Elandré and Speogwolf, plus hits from Jo Black and more. Joyous Celebration currently has 8 tracks on the Top SA Gospel and Soul playlist. And on the Hip Hop front, the Top SA Hip Hop playlist includes YoungstaCPT and A-Reece.

YouTube Music also has a Top AmaPiano playlist.  AmaPiano is a South African electronic music sub-genre that is growing rapidly in popularity. It’s a relatively new movement in South African House music, and contains elements of Jazz and Kwaito, with soulful piano and deep house foundations. Two AmaPiano tracks feature on the Top Tracks playlist – Kokota by Kaygee DaKing, Bizizi and Killa Kau, and Shesha by Mthuda and Njelic — a firm sign of just how popular the genre is becoming.

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