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Festive season is nigh and Apple Music is making the prospect of kicking back and relaxing that much sweeter with its annual Summertime Sounds campaign that features 13 incredible local personalities including Lloyiso, Zakes Bantwini, Ms Party (Olwee), Appel, Lady Du, Franja Du Plessis, Pabi Cooper, CIZA, Gina Jeanz, SPHEctacula & DJ Naves, Mafikizolo, Mas Musiq and Ayanda MVP, each artist has carefully selected the songs they will be getting down to this summer.

Summertime Sounds will also feature takeovers of Apple Music’s flagship playlists Summer Soul, Summer Heat, Summer Fit, Acoustic Summer and Summer Vibes by some of SA's best and brightest personalities, selecting the songs they rate as quintessential festive anthems.

This Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist is merely for the sunset and sunrise moments, it’s for those days when you’re singing in the car by yourself like you just don’t care. I personally don’t have a particular genre of music I like but I assure you, after you listening to this playlist you gonna feel like you went through a rollercoaster of emotions in a short space of time.”- Lloyiso

My Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist consists of songs I’m currently listening to on the road, or when I am at home. These tracks keep me grounded and close to home when I’m out the country. They are the perfect soundtrack for a hot South African summer!” - Zakes Bantwini

“Asigroovi Asigroovi! A statement Ms Party has been widely become known for. On his Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist, Ms Party shares the music that has followed him and vice versa over the years as a DJ and soldier of groove. The music goes from old school sounds which shaped Ms Party’s love and understanding of music; to the bangers he keeps on repeat today. From Ms Party, with love.” - Ms Party

“Hierdie is ‘n “ek-like-braai-kwaai” speellys, elke braai gaan deur fases nes hierdie samestelling van liedjies, die Apple Music speellys bestaan meestal uit liedjies wat ek self geskryf het en so ook liedjies van ander skrywers en groepe wat die inner partytjie dier in my wakker maak, my lus maak om die kole te stook, my joints Q20 te spuit en die litte los te maak. Hoekom? Want dis mos nou SOMER!” - Appel

“I created my Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist with all the Amapiano hits that are running the streets now giving people a vibe for summer. Let’s Rock wawa!” - Lady Du

“I’ve chosen songs for this Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist from different genres which I listen to on a daily basis. From golden oldies to brand new pop hits! Most of the songs bring back some of the best memories that bring me so much joy. And best of all it reminds me of fun summer holidays! It instantly lifts my mood and makes we want to dance all day long. Will listen to it from beginning to end!” - Franja Du Plessis

“Every summer has a story, and my Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist tells it.” - Pabi Cooper

“I chose these songs for my Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist as they bring big positive vibes for the summer. They are songs speaking about prosperity and the special moments in our lives that we cherish . It’s a very inspiring playlist of different young artists across who are expressing their emotions, the playlist also brings a touch of classic music.” - CIZA

“Summer sounds like Afrohouse, Electronic Funk, Deephouse to me, this playlists is a collection of some bangers that have been a staple for my summer vacations. On this Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist, it’s all about good vibrations and banging groove.” - Gina Jeanz

“The Highly Acclaimed Kings Of The Weekend share with us on their Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist, sounds that are on their rotation on their quest to take over the summer. Whether chilling by the pool, driving across the country to gigs, cruising down the beach drives in the drop top or getting ready to pull up at their next gig and cause a ruckus. From the #KOTW to YOU. Enjoy." - SPHEctacula & DJ Naves

“We chose these particular songs for this Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist because most of them are South African. Some of these songs, we grew up listening to. These are songs that most young people and us enjoy. These songs have memories that we always think of whenever. They are proudly South African and proudly African. These are the type of songs we have always enjoyed and that we are still enjoying, even now.” - Mafikizolo

This mix of tracks on my Apple Music Summertime Sounds playlist aims to celebrate great music and also to give you a look into my very own playlist outside of amapiano. These are the sound that will carry me throughout summer. I hope you enjoy.” - Mas Musiq

“This is a playlist of songs that remind me of the fun moments I’ve had in summer. My Apple Music Summertime Sounds selections are a mix masala of vibrant artists that compliment any daytime vibe with friends or on a road trip to a solo vacay. It’s that get ready to hit the streets or the perfect selection while waiting for the meat to braai. I hope you enjoy.” - Ayanda MVP

Listen to all the playlists on Apple Music:

Summertime Sounds Destination:

SPHEctacula & DJ Naves:


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