Johannesburg, Friday 10th September- Today singer, song writer and rising ampiano star, Bontle Smith, sets a new tone with her catchy debut single “Level Up” featuring DJ Hectic and Siya on all digital platforms today. After topping the charts on hit singles like ‘Sandton’ and ‘Amanikiniki’ Bontle Smith is introducing herself as a solo artist and proving that she can hold her own as a solo artist. ‘Level Up is a glimpse into what Bontle has in store.
When asked about what inspired the single Bontle said, “Level Up was never planned. I literally heard the beat and planned the verse but for the hook the words “Level up” were in my head. I thought of this track as my level up since I haven’t dropped in a while. The words were my encouragement to make sure the song serves as a reminder to my listeners to make sure that they are always levelling up in all aspects of their lives.”
With its upbeat and energetic sound drawing its influences from kwaito and house Bontle has managed to deliver us a great track set for the silly season we’re entering. Again, swaying her vocals between ethereal adlibs, the talented star has delivered a hot single that will for sure get you on the dance floor.
About Bontle Smith
Smith Growing up in Thembisa, Bontle Smith always knew she was going to become an artist and perform on Stage. Bontle started her musical career whilst attending the University of Johannesburg where she joined a contemporary singing group called “Current of Blackness” Bontle met DJ Giggs Superstar from Soul Candi which subsequently led to her being featured on “Deep House Chronicles 4”, this sparked her love for house music which would form the foundation of her music career. In 2018 Bontle collaborated with one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Cassper Nyovest on the song “Gets Getsa” off his “Sweet and Short (Deluxe Edition)” project.
In 2019 Bontle met super producer and performer, DJ Maphorisa. Bontle joined DJ Maphorisa’s independent label Blaqboy Music. The newly signed artist proceeded to feature on various albums namely “Lerato” on “Scorpion Kings” ; ‘“Alalahi” on “PianoHub” and the smash hit “Sandton” off the multi-platinum album “The Return of the Scorpion Kings” Following the success of 2019, Bontle Smith proceeded to feature on popular singles in 2020 including the following featuring on MFR Soul’s “Amanikiniki”; “Sam Sokolo” off of Kabza de Small’s multi-platinum album “I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust” and two features on Major League DJz “Pianochella!” project, leading vocals on “Sghubu” & “Thanda Wena” Bontle Smith continues to shine on every feature she is on and continues to collaborate with industry favorites such as DJ Maphorisa; Kabza de Small; Major League DJz; Mas Musiq and many more.