Feel the Beat with DStv

When it comes to the best new music and amazing beats, DStv has you covered with the greatest music content and shows for everyone and every age group, regardless of your musical preferences.

As April slowly draws to a close there’s plenty of reason to celebrate, here at DStv we are turning up the volume on all the best international and local beats and tunes that set the scene for a party atmosphere right in your home.

From Afrobeat, hip-hop to house music and inspirational gospel there’s something for everyone in our new music show line-up. Get ready to hit the volume button - here’s what’s coming your way.

The Live House Parties on Your Screens

If you’re a music lover, you don’t want to miss the biggest online party on the continent. Every Friday and Saturday at 18:00 CAT the #LockDownHouseParty brings you the finest disc jockeys in South Africa. The brainchild of DJ’s PH and Shimza, this shows is sure to keep the party scene going while the music keeps you having your fun indoors with your friends and family. So, put on those dancing shoes and tune in to Channel O on DStv Channel 320 for real music!

Friday’s on Trace Urban stands for AmaPiano Live Mix as the music channel collaborates with some of the best local house DJ’s to bring you another massive musical experience. Such like Channel O’s offering, DStv Channel 325 has signed up to give viewers an even hotter and urban experience when they host the pioneers of the AmaPiano Movement, MFR Souls on Friday, 24 April at 22:00 CAT. 

Kumi Za Wiki

If Bongo flava gets you moving, there’s only one place to be on Fridays at 16:00 CAT (17:00 EAT). Maisha Magic Bongo (DStv Channel 160) brings you the best of Tanzania’s music scene.

With viewer top 10 requests and the latest releases from one of East Africa’s most famous music destinations, this show will kick start your weekend. Kick back with the sounds of Ali Kiba, Lady Jaydee and scores of other talented artists.  


Music is the soul of Africa - and you’ll find the latest hits from across the continent on Djouba.

Tune in to Trace Africa (DStv Channel 326) on Saturday, 25 April at 15:00 CAT and let the beat carry you away. You’ll hear some of the freshest hits in English, French and the many local languages that give our continent its unique and diverse flavour from Cape to Cairo and the Congo.

Celebrate the musical powerhouse that is Africa with us every Saturday and you’ll never want to leave the comfort of your home. 

DJ Takeover

On Sunday, 26 April at 14:15 CAT, MTV Base is the place for music lovers to be. 

Flip to DStv Channel 322 for DJ Takeover – the home of grime, reggae, bro-soul, hip-hop, and dancehall.

With roots in Africa and beats flying in fast from all corners of the world, this show sings with the voice of urban life. The variety of artists and countries will get your feet moving and electrify your ears.

From home-grown African beats to the latest US and UK releases, you’ll have more urban beats to enjoy than ever before. 

Trending Videos Requests 

Always wished your favourite music show would play your favourite music all the time. Well, now it does! Trending Videos Requests airs at 12:00 CAT on Monday, 27 April on SoundCity - that’s DStv Channel 327. Tune in to hear the music you love on request. 

Hit up your social media accounts with #soundcityinstantplay and tell the show what song and artist you’d like to hear. You can also request a playlist using the #soundcityvip hashtag.

The more times you post your requests, the better your chances of hearing your favourite song. Don’t forget to tell your social network to support you by requesting your favourite artist!         

Praise Vibes

When times are challenging the soul searches for comfort. Music stills our souls and quiets our worried hearts and Praise Vibes offers up a playlist of beautiful gospel tunes from around the world that will inspire and uplift you, body and soul.

Praise Vibes airs on Monday, 4 May at 13:00 CAT on Trace Gospel (DStv Channel 332).  

After a weekend full of entertainment and fast beats, start the new week with the sweet sounds and soulful voices of Contemporary, Urban, Worship, and Traditional Gospel.

Prepare to nourish your soul with the latest gospel hits from South Africa, Nigeria, and many more countries on our diverse continent. 

Let DStv inspire you this month

With a world of music - and the best of African beats - at the push of a button there’s never been a better reason to stay home, for: “Where words fail, music speaks” Hans Christian Andersen

DStv brings you all the beats and all the best music shows this April - all you have to do is tune in, enjoy, and let the music take you to new heights.

For more information and to view our full schedule, visit www.dstvafrica.com