Pretorian international DJ Karri is riding the wave of the success of his Amapiano anthem “Trigger”. The smash hits’ hypnotising signature the “chu” melody set the internet alight along with its dance challenge receiving support from fellow artists, dancers, and fans of Amapiano.
Today the hit has come full circle as the Producer and DJ receives gold plaques as ‘Trigger’ is certified Gold, the DJ on 19 April 2022 also signed to Sony Music Africa.
‘Triggers’ Major Milstones thus far;
Tik Tok introduced karri to a larger and new audience with over 41M+ TikTok hashtag views and over 240K TikTok video creations.
Youtube Visualizer has received over a million views and the official video views are over 100k and counting.
Received over 47000 streams locally and more than 89000 streams worldwide.
After a world wind of viral dance challenges and worldwide smash hit the DJ was one of the first SA Amapiano DJ to sign to an international label with signing a deal with Sony UK under 5K Records. This week he returns home to Sony Music Africa to create more global hits. Speaking about signing to he said;
“Signing with Sony is a blessing to myself and the team, it is all in the hands of God and the hard work we’ve put in. I’m excited and we going to serve good music.”
The Trigger recipes is made up of Melodies that Slides across the percussive bass drums, shakers and light synths, all elements come together to create a quintessential Amapiano sound. Speaking about the success of Trigger DJ Karri Shared;
“When Trigger was released, like any other artist I had hopes that it would take over the world and put us on a new level (Which is exactly what happened). It was actually amazing how South African artists, supporters and the rest of the world supported us by joining the challenge created by social media Influencer victor. “We are blessed and numbers don’t lie”.
If the Trigger recipe of melodies that glide across the percussive bass drums, shakers and light synths has certainly heightened the anticipation for Karri’s new single dropping on Friday 29th April 2022.
The DJ reflects on his musical journey and the impact Social Media has had In his success;
“I’ve been in music industry for 15 years, through all these years I’ve learnt a lot and social media has always been one of my strongest attributes. Social media actually elevated me from one level to a much better one which I am grateful for. When the numbers grew drastically on Tik Tok and Instagram myself and the team were actually in shock but we also it as a breakthrough that we need to use in order to grow more.”
Karri shared what audiences can expect for upcoming single, he said;
Tornado,Tornado,Tornado”(Dj Karri Giggles). This is one of my most favourite songs. It’s going to take over and the world will definitely experience a musical amapiano disaster when we drop Tornado ft BL Zero & Kamo The Vocalist.