Posts tagged "afrobeats"

Roundup, June #3

We roundup our picks for the must hear releases of the week. Listen to our selections below.     The Chemical Brothers – Live Again The Chemical Brothers really want to make you dance again. The latest single to be shared from their anticipated upcoming album is the truly epic

Amaarae’s latest album, Fountain Baby, represents a significant milestone in the journey of African music towards global recognition. In an interview with Pitchfork in 2020, Amaarae pondered the possibility of African music attaining the same level of popularity as Jamaican dancehall did in the early 2000s, thanks to artists like

When it comes to Afro House, few other artists have been as essential in establishing the sound outside of Africa than Hyenah. The masked producer and DJ is easily one of the most identifiable players in the genre. As the founder of the iconic Watergate’s groundbreaking African house night RISE,

Tenacious, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent. Lonely. The goat is someone skilled at navigating both the material and emotional worlds, one who cares deeply for their companions, but is easily distanced by kinship. These are the defining personality traits of a Capricorn sun, according to Cafe Astrology anyway. Let’s be

While Beyoncé has centred herself amidst a renaissance relocating house and dance music back to its Black roots, this shift in focus toward the Black origins of club music has been quietly raging in the underground for some time now. One case in particular: Black Rave Culture. The DC trio

Patricia Baloge is a bit of a nomad. The French Ghanian, New York based singer-songwriter and producer wears her complex cultural roots on her sleeve and weaves their textures into her music. The result is a distinct and forward thinking emulsion of house, afrobeats, highlife, and neon soaked synthwave; a

Welcome to August, where remixes and new singles give us a further taste of things to come from some of the hottest artists in the game right now. We roundup our favourite of the week. Listen below.  Follow our Roundup Selections playlist on Spotify to stay updated on what we

Late last year, we interviewed Sofi Tukker before they embarked on their first tour since lockdown. We asked, “if there was any artist they’d want to work with, who would it be?” The answer came without hesitation: Stromae. It’s easy to see why. The Belgian singer, songwriter, and rapper emerged

Back in 2018, British avant-pop star FKA Twigs was on the precipice of unleashing her sophomore studio album, 2019’s Magdalene. Perhaps her most complex work to date, on Magdalene she entered into a deep character study on the enigmatic Biblical figure, pulling from her a sort of fierce but mournful

Image CWPT Berlin based DJ and producer Palms Trax has released the new single Petu, featuring South African vocalist Nonku Phiri. The single ushers in the arrival of Trax’s new label, CWPT. Petu was originally released in dub form by Trax as a part of his stint for Grand Theft

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