Peter Koketso Leballo (otherwise known as Mapentane) from Pretoria Atteridgeville is one the influential Artist that are highly recommended and crowned in the music industry. He is well known for the amazing sound that he produces as well as the exciting energy that he puts every time when he performs. Mapentane is considered to be one of the versatile producers and DJs with regards to the fact that he always managed to give his audience the best of his sound ever since the beginning of his music career.
Mapentane Started producing music early in 2004 with the sound of Barcadi that used to be one of the most rhythmic underground genres in Pretoria dance floors during the times. He gave his fans what he truly believes is music and remained relevant for a long period of time. One of his hit Singles Saka Saka was featured as a theme song on Jika Majika that was playing on SABC 1. He worked with many popular artist like DJ Mujava, Kapa Kapa, DJ Khosto, pushing the sound of Barcardi which was also known as Sghubu sa Pitori. However Mapentane was not producing only barcadi at that time he had other artist that he was producing, aswell as his other House music Projects on the side that he was producing and marketing with his other brand name DJ Cassano that He worked with exceptional artists like Dj Fortee, Dee Cee, and DJ Vitoto.
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Mapentane is considered to be the 012 music production sensation with the fact that he always managed to be at the top of the chat every summer. He is an inspiration to the young producers as well to his community, with his humble personality and how he carries himself. He is a former artist of Sony Music together with his former duo partner Dada Man whom they always worked together from the sound of barcadi to Amapiano. Dada Man and Mapentane were the first Amapiano artist to be featured on the Boiller Room in partnership with the Ballantine’s True music show in Pretoria.
The versatile music producer and DJ Mapentane is now making waves. Turning dance floors into the pool of sweat with the new sound of Amapiano that most people agrees that it is a sound that comes from the original barcadi music. He is one of the highest played artist of the Amapiano sound in Trace Africa as well as channel O. He collaborated with artist like Tswyza. Nkuli M, Zing Master, Pencil, Tsitso, Villa and many other artist.
Mapentane takes inspiration from all music genres, he does not limit himself when it comes to music. He believes that everything comes from something and every Idea has an identity. He takes inspiration from artist like Thomas Chauke, Oliver Mtukuzi, Caiphus Semenya and many other legends as well as other producers.
Furthermore Mapentane continues to work hard in building his brand and he is eager to share the love for music with his fans and everyone who comes into contact with him.