Posts tagged "Afrobeat"

Q+A: Five Minutes with Inusa Dawuda

  Crossover singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and entertainer Inusa Dawuda a.k.a the “Black Pharaoh” returned recently with the release of his new single, ‘Waka Waka Day & Night’ shared on the 1st of September 2023. With releases on recording labels such as BMG and Universal Music, Pacha Recordings, Tiger Records-Kontor Records, Hed

In the seven years since UK electronic music duo Overmono broke onto the scene, the brothers Tom and Ed Russell have, rather quickly, set the standard for the bass and breaks revival that they entered into. From the offset, their style and approach to production was distinct – minimal conglomerations

London house music producer Bella Boo’s latest EP, Looney Talks, is a testament to her innate versatility and creativity. Best known for her ethereal approach to house music, Bella Boo takes a more contemporary, direct, and club-focused approach on this EP that speaks toward her knowledge of underground trends and

Karin Dreijer opens Radical Romantics with an apology. “I’ve done all the tricks that I can,” confesses Dreijer, offering us their atonement. After all, being a fan of Fever Ray is a complex experience. First introduced to the world as a genderfucked shamanic entity wielding primordial witch house beats, it

I’d like to begin this year with an introduction.  Hi, my name is Tazmé Pillay. Editor of The Playground. If you’ve read most of the reviews and think pieces that we do here, chances are you’ve read most of my work. Coming into the end of last year, I knew

If anyone over the past year can truly claim the title of ‘viral sensation,’ it’s the UK’s PinkPantheress. The alt-pop singer’s quick, energetic tracks may be programmed for the algorithm that thrust her into the cultural conversation, but it’s her undeniable talent that has made her a part of discourse.

American DJ – composer, producer and founder of the techno collective ‘Underground Resistance‘, Jeff Mills has revealed an upcoming EP in collaboration with Tony Allen – famed Afrobeat drummer hailing from Nigeria. After almost two years of playing improvised shows together, combining their unique styles and influences into hypnotizing performances:

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