His debut album Amanz’ Olwandle, released in December 2016, was the first glimpse of an auspicious musical journey through jazz, an accrual and reflection of every music experience Mashiloane has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. Amanz’ Olwandle was awarded two awards at the first-ever Mzantsi Jazz Awards, Best Contemporary Jazz Album (decided by a jury) and Best Jazz Album (voted for by the public). The awards aim to recognize excellence in jazz music in South Africa.

“The album hearkenened to that futurist streak apparant in the work of Herbie Hancock and newer disciples, such as Mark de Clive Lowe. Vocals featured strongly as did frenetic beats that sometimes opened up to estatic solos.” Kwanele Sosibo – Mail & Guardian