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Let's start the year with Wizkid's new single, Daddy Yo, which should be huge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2uqOvEo2bQ

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 5 January 2017 13:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this is old but i really love this old Makossa song from the 80s from Prince Eyango. When i don't listen to it for a bit i forget Makossa has such a Caribbean flair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS0aWtc1snM

Will (kruezer2), Friday, 6 January 2017 16:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Daddy Yo: Kind of funny Wizzy has someone else singing the big hook for him this time; not so funny he failed to give Efya a credit for doing so.
I'm not really convinced about its hugeness outside Africa, but iTunes tells me it's doing some business in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Is RCA promoting him up there, that you know of, longneck?

Produced by renowned dancehall producer Dre Skull, by the way.

I'm more enamoured with "Good Love", the Wizzy track DJ Maphorisa recently dropped that he apparently had laying around somewhere. Could listen to him in this mode for hours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bhs0s0nRbs

breastcrawl, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yes, Davido's been disappointing lately, but I like him a lot on the new DJ Jimmy Jatt joint, "Orekelewa". The fact that it was produced by Young John in post-"Good Time" mode doesn't hurt:
https://soundcloud.com/djjimmyjatt/dj-jimmy-jatt-ft-davido-orekelewa

This is good too: Tekno and Flavour doing their thing on Masterkraft's "Far Away":
https://soundcloud.com/afro-songz/masterkraft-far-away-ft-tekno-flavour

Add in Wande Coal's "Iskaba" and King Perry's "Continental Boy" and you've got yourself the beginning of a great playlist.
Can I claim the name Naijapolitan for this sound? (thanking Yemi Alade for the inspiration, of course).

breastcrawl, Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I would think the scandinavian sales are down to the «street team» of me and my friends, lol. So no, I haven't seen any promotion for it at all yet. The Dre Skull credit makes sense. Afaict there is increased interest for all things afro in the caribbean, and this beat seems designed to cash in on 2016s dancehallwave. I happen to like it a lot, but I won't be surprised at all if it fails.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 7 January 2017 22:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

My favorite wizkid-related song of 2016 would be Patoranking's This Kind Love btw. I just love those horns.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 8 January 2017 09:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That was my favourite as well. I see Wizkid's part on it as a more fleshed out version of his hook on the *other* international hit he was involved in last year, Major Lazer's "Boom".

breastcrawl, Sunday, 8 January 2017 13:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Some jams that stood out to me while listening through the new Olamide album, which is good:

Pepper Dem Gang (Prod. Young John):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_g5__Y4fuY

Omo Wobe Anthem feat Burna Boy (Prod. Pheelz):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlKcJ68eseg

Woyo (Prod. Young John):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az8c-wW71Sc

Be Mine (Prod. Pheelz):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEOaHJnFGqs

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 9 January 2017 21:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the original but Skales' Temper Remix feat. Burna Boy takes it up another notch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwnlBbnjuJs

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 9 January 2017 22:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Found this in my Release Radar this week.I like it a lot.

https://soundcloud.com/eazzyfirstlady/eazzy-x-shaker-x-djfrenchkiss-baakor

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 9 January 2017 22:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Check this song 'Radio' it's really dope.

http://www.britznbeatz.co.uk/single-post/2016/12/30/Nonso-Amadi---RadioLyrics

logicbox, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Loving the new Seyi Shay, "Yolo Yolo", a lot. Also promises much for DJ Coublon in 2017:

https://soundcloud.com/loggmax/seyi-shay-yolo-yolo-prod-dj-coublon

Fun new track by Reekado Banks, "Killy Person (Freestyle)":

https://soundcloud.com/afro-songz/reekado-banks-killy-person-freestyle

New Orezi bangs too, "Just Like That":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FE0ih-FTOA

breastcrawl, Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

this Maleek Berry is v beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=047xGplGP4o

hopefully they'll do a remix minus Geeko

rob, Monday, 23 January 2017 22:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

Radio is, indeed, very dope. He sounds a bit like a west african k-major. The guitars on e-kelly's leg over and juls' radio are very similar though (outside of being in a different key of course).

Also loving Yolo Yolo. I think we posted Tonight in last year's thread but since it's going to be with us for a while I figured I might as well post the video in here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcQSo0mrjBo

Hush The Silence does nothing for me, however.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 23 January 2017 23:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

^love the production on Tonight

rob, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

New Skuki is fire:
https://soundcloud.com/skukiofficial/skuki-pass-de-agbara
("Pass The Agbara")

So is the new Rayce ft. D'banj:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1jh4vr2ULA
("Shikishiki Mami")

breastcrawl, Sunday, 29 January 2017 13:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

This track has legs and legs:
https://soundcloud.com/loves-abeats-recordings/mr-eazi-skin-tight-remix-ft-stefflon-don-haile-wstrn
Mr Eazi ft. Haile & Stefflon Don "Skin Tight (UK Remix)"

breastcrawl, Sunday, 29 January 2017 13:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah that is rly popping off rn

heard the cutest interview w/ eazi on radar radio this week where he was just hilariously sleepy and unassuming and not about the star life at all. "mixtape coming soon, 11 tracks on there, hopefully you can maybe vibe with one or two of them idk"

r|t|c, Sunday, 29 January 2017 14:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

hopefully they'll do a remix minus Geeko

― rob, Monday, 23 January 2017 22:51 Bookmark

hater!

r|t|c, Sunday, 29 January 2017 14:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

Lilyeatswellxo3 weeks ago
why is he dressed like a teenage mutant ninja turtle

ha this was my first encounter with Geko and further investigation indicates I'm missing some uk rap context here. He's quite charming on Englisia.
plus since posting I've come to appreciate his raspy croak as a dash of salt in the luxurious cream. It does still look like he won a fan contest when he shows up in the video

rob, Sunday, 29 January 2017 14:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yes, Davido's been disappointing lately, but I like him a lot on the new DJ Jimmy Jatt joint, "Orekelewa". The fact that it was produced by Young John in post-"Good Time" mode doesn't hurt

Yeah this song is the best I've heard Davido in a long time, very nice! Daddy Yo, Tonight & Skin Tight (UK remix) are all really awesome. Great start to the new year!

this dance track is big in SA dance circles, I think it came out late last year officially, so may have been in last years thread and a a billion remixes are floating around, but this is the original, pretty great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvRVHim8YkA

Will (kruezer2), Monday, 30 January 2017 15:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

So here's an interesting but not wholly unlistenable train wreck. Verse Simmonds and Machel Montano come together on an afropop beat, lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS0NSb1k9Dk

I kind of like it, but, of course, nothing adds up. I have no idea if this is the right thread for this but I'm letting the beat dictate the genre.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 12:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

So has anyone heard the Mr Eazi "mixtape" yet? It's an apple music exclusive, apparently, and I might well end up buying it from iTunes, but only if it's worth it.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

"Leg Over" is on youtube at least:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v15sS1sL_S4

rob, Friday, 10 February 2017 22:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

i love leg over, haven't heard the full project yet

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 11 February 2017 09:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yeah, Leg Over is the jam.

My current jam is Dotman & Davido - Escobar. I just love the sonics on the hook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgjScgOwexk

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 11 February 2017 13:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

This was just posted by curmudgeon on the 2016 thread:

Although many locals refer to all the new pop in Nigeria as “hip-hop”—even though much of it is not really hip-hop as we know it—the term the local industry folks prefer is “Naija pop.” “Afrobeats” is also used by some, but Ade judges it a term imposed from the outside—a kind of appropriation—and also far too general to have much meaning. Seun Kuti sees a different appropriation here, the adding of an “s” to his father’s genre coinage of the 1970s, and in that, Seun senses a certain “insecurity” among those producing and marketing the new music; he predicts the term Afrobeats will not last long.
http://www.afropop.org/34229/dispatch-from-nigeria-3/
― curmudgeon, vrijdag 17 februari 2017 14:57 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

They have also spoken to Young John. The interview has yet to be published (or podcast, I guess). Could be interesting.

breastcrawl, Friday, 17 February 2017 20:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Singles Jukebox likes Runtown's "Mad Over You".
It was posted on last year's thread, but as it has since become the biggest song in Western Africa, here it is again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb4X1BWNO5k

breastcrawl, Friday, 17 February 2017 20:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

P-Square are now living in a post-Pana world as well: "Away".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9VNPzodcY

breastcrawl, Friday, 17 February 2017 20:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

But what is the post-Pana world if not just another corner of the Eazi Universe? The Eazi "mixtape" longneck mentioned above is now on Spotify.
Eazi is also featured on "Heartbeat", the first single from another "mixtape" that just dropped, Afropop 101 by Legendury Beatz.

https://soundcloud.com/afro-songz/legendury-beatz-heartbeat-ft-mr-eazi

Let me throw in LB's remix for Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" as well, it's cool:

https://soundcloud.com/legendury-beatz/ed-sheeran-shape-of-u-afrobeats-refix-by-legendury-beatz

breastcrawl, Friday, 17 February 2017 20:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

And hey, this just in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=helEv0kGHd4

"If" by Davido, produced by Tekno!

breastcrawl, Friday, 17 February 2017 21:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm rather behind and most of the stuff that's catching my ear has turned out to be from late 2016 but 'Yolo Yolo' really is fantastic.

Matt DC, Saturday, 18 February 2017 09:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lex posted this mix in the mix-thread, but I feel it sorta belongs here as well: https://thump.vice.com/en_uk/track/teki-latex-berite-club-music-mix-exclusive-stream (this is a link I found that has a tracklist)

It hits me a bit the same way the first Abrantee mix I ever heard hit me. That is, this is probably a frenchified version of it, calling it 'berite club' a bit like calling it 'afrobeats'. But it has a lot of west african influence, including Franko - Coller la Petite from Cameroun! Though to be honest, I still haven't made my way through the mix, I keep going back to hear Champions League Defeat and Block Party etc over and over. Great music!

Frederik B, Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

Alfred Soto: I love its sheen: the synth pads, rhythm guitar, whistle. The steady groove conveys an attachment less mad than the title suggests.
[7]

this tawdry oaf...

r|t|c, Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU_NWi3u6lo

eaaaaaar worm

r|t|c, Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Teni is great, would have been my next post.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

(as for your other post, take it to the Boring Belligerence thread)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 February 2017 17:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

not familz w/ that partic thread but anyone who likes the song should have the decency to drag that smugly piss-poor read

r|t|c, Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Eazi tape isn't quite... steamy enough, is it? He almost singlehandedly managed to infuse a bit of sex into the naija pop scene, which is otherwise heavy on marriage proposals and empty braggadocio (wads of money, big cassavas and gifts of banana). I was hoping for some proper sex jams (leg over fits the bill) but there's not enough air on this for it to heat up properly.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's an interesting point. I'm underwhelmed by it as well. Most of all, I'm missing Juls. I mean, Eazi and he crafted a very special sound together and now he's nowhere to be found. Does anyone know what happened there?

Interesting review of the album:
http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/mr-eazi-life-is-eazi-download-accra-to-lagos/

The Twitter storm Mr Eazi started when he said “Ghana’s influence over Nigeria music cannot be underestimated” was a needful point, but maybe needless to point out. The symbolism in the cover art for Accra to Lagos is even more telling. Choosing to drape himself in a “Ghana Must Go” patterned outfit next to the phrase Accra to Lagos is a direct provocation of thought, and not a call to arms.

More on the Ghana-Nigeria issue by the same writer:
http://www.okayafrica.com/controversial/mr-eazi-tweet-nigeria-ghana-rivalry/

Still, Eazi seems perhaps a bit too eager to "return" to Lagos from Accra, what with most of the tracks being produced by Naija big shots?

breastcrawl, Sunday, 19 February 2017 19:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

Find myself enjoying the Legendury Beatz goodie bag more right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJjG27stjkA

Legendury Beatz ft. Wizkid x Mugeez "Undercover Lover".

breastcrawl, Sunday, 19 February 2017 19:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

xpost to rtc:

The point is that you're using it to lash out at a fellow ILX'er (who's probably not following this thread). It's a lousy attitude.

(And if you're that concerned about bad music writing, you know there's a thread for that too.)

breastcrawl, Sunday, 19 February 2017 19:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah , his eagerness to return to Lagos is def part of the problem. E Kelly mastered the Juls sound on Leg Over though - and it's the best track...

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 19 February 2017 21:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sure, E-Kelly did a great job there, but is there a reason Juls is not on the album at all (GuiltyBeatz has one track, at least)? Can't seem to find anything about them having parted ways.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 19 February 2017 22:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

No, I sure hope he's saving Juls for the "proper" album.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 19 February 2017 22:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

Mr. Eazi's gig at a nearby university is sold out. Oh well. Tekno's coming too, but he's too samey for me. Some cuts I like though

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota - Thando Lok'dlala (ft. Black Motion, Nokwazi & Drumatic Boys)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYUQkH7gi0k

Wow at this

breastcrawl, Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

I might actually prefer the radio edit that's on Spotify. It packs more punch.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 25 February 2017 01:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah that's dope. A bit of Babes' rhytmic urgency in there, no?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

It has grown on me but it's very controlla-wave 6 months late.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

this version of it sounds different than when it was titled something else

i dont really see it as controllawave though

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

i mean its an actual afropop artist lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Well... I always start singing "gyal yuh body good and you're special to me" (popcaan's verse) every time I hear the beat.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 April 2017 08:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

eh you might be right idk maybe im just subconsciously hunting for another controlla

at any rate its at the very least pleasant

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqW18C4plZ8

||||||||, Saturday, 8 April 2017 08:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Nigerian blogs mentioned here in addition to discussion of piracy issue

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/world/africa/nigeria-lagos-afrobeats-music-piracy-seyi-shay.html

excerpts from article

In Lagos, Africa’s biggest city, legitimate music stores are rare, streaming services haven’t caught on and fans are flocking to markets like Computer Village, with its rows of yellow umbrellas shading young men selling illegal downloads. Throughout the city, thousands of pirated CDs are churned out each day, and some artists even pay to appear on them, hoping the exposure will somehow be worth it....

“We’re no longer getting revenue from oil, so we’re arguing that content is the new crude,” said Aibee Abidoye, general manager at Chocolate City Group and 5ive Music, which seeks royalties on behalf of three Lagos-based record labels....

Many musicians pay to have their music heard. Popular music blogs like notjustok.com and naijaloaded.com collect as much as $120 from unknown musicians to promote a single song. Budding musicians also pay to have their songs featured on “latest mix” CDs hawked on the streets. A collection called “Mega Mix” contained new pirated songs from well-known musicians like Davido and Wizkid, along with songs from 43 less-known singers.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 13:35 (six months ago) Permalink

hey. not sure if this interests you but I've started a Spotify play list of Uganda Pop tracks, mostly made up of stuff I found online last summer, but sadly limited to what's on Spotify. It's collaborative so if you fancy it feel free to add anything you like to it https://open.spotify.com/user/1153731601/playlist/3mGD7yiSrXji5dhfvKCSuH

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 8 June 2017 19:25 (six months ago) Permalink

hope you don't mind: i jacked that for the thread playlist as well.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 9 June 2017 18:41 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh, nice!
There's also a new Tekno + Krisbeatz single today. The kid can do no wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw3YPJ1DUAU

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 9 June 2017 20:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Some gqom for the summer:

https://soundcloud.com/afro-songz/distruction-boyz-shut-up-groove-ft-babes-wodumo-mampintsha

Really nice vibe on this one.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:53 (five months ago) Permalink

how come nigerian music labels can't find illegal markets but they can prevent me from hearing a new Tekno jam >:(

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:54 (five months ago) Permalink

It's on Spotify! You can also get it here:
https://www.mp3naija.com.ng/music/tekno-samantha-prod-by-krizbeatz

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:48 (five months ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 16 June 2017 09:00 (five months ago) Permalink

hope you don't mind: i jacked that for the thread playlist as well.

― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, June 9, 2017 7:41 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

no probs, but be aware most of the tracks are not from 2017

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 16 June 2017 09:05 (five months ago) Permalink

never a stickler about that

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:35 (five months ago) Permalink

"Loose Guard", the new Flavour featuring Phyno, is a beauty. Finally, a perfect blend of the classic Young John sound and current post-kayidawave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GakI5IS4SSg

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 20:01 (five months ago) Permalink

Also, damn!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvOWpwOR2UU

Vision DJ ft. Samini, "Like December".

Another Juls joint.

breastcrawl, Friday, 30 June 2017 17:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Talking about Juls, surely people have noticed Leap of Faith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20bOgmbxvIw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJC3XtyRXpU

Nabozo, Saturday, 1 July 2017 14:05 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Not entirely sure where to post this, but MHD has been mentioned on this thread in other years, so I'll just write a bit about him here. I loved the remix that was on the Berité mix I posted upthread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2I3pXTe3QE

But MHD is apparently a legitimately big French rapper, who calls his sound 'Afro Trap' and had a top ten hit with pt 8 (Never)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRRPt0ysfyI

His debut album MHD was released last year, and it's kinda pretty great. Much more hip-hop, I suppose, but very good.

Also, any opinions on the Wizkid album? Love the opener, the rest hasn't really caught on yet.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 09:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Saw Yemi Alade with a band (drummer and 2 keyboardists plus 2 dancers) do a good late-night gig at the Howard Theatre in DC this past weekend. Keyboardists provided some backing vocal tracks, but Yemi's vocalizing was live and her dancing (and that of her dancers) was energetic and fun

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 14:42 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.gq.com/story/diplo-africa-tour-interview

Yeah, me and this producer, E-kelly, did a song for Mr Eazi. Before I left, I was like, Hey, this is an idea for a song. I gave him the stems—the music for the beat. Then I land and he's already sent me three demo versions with new drums. And Skales has already done a new version of “Run Up” with new guitars. The records were voiced and mixed. I've never seen people so hungry and the quality so high. In America, I can't get Travis Scott to answer my text messages. I gotta go pour water on his face to wake him up and get him to voice a song. I don't mind doing that, but I also don't mind being here on the frontier, making music with all the Nigerians.

...

I'd never been to Africa, besides South Africa, and everybody in South Africa calls it fake Africa.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 22:43 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2u5Gbadn7o

this is pretty great

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 31 August 2017 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

The new Patoranking & Diamond Platinumz collabo is perfect.

https://youtu.be/ZjN4agWqTdc

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 7 September 2017 07:42 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC1xMwxVnI

Nabozo, Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:57 (one month ago) Permalink

I hope you enjoy that nice piano
And The Patoranking I have on repeat is This Kind Love, which has a video out this year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGJuX7Gjbdo

Seyi Shay is still one of the most interesting too. Yolo Yolo also now has a video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I2UK8kFzAM

Nabozo, Saturday, 14 October 2017 22:17 (one month ago) Permalink

And since this thread has been dreadfully under-used, here's one more for cuties and Tekno in the middle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPe57sFzjhw

Nabozo, Saturday, 14 October 2017 22:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Just got onto this last night. Never heard of Diron Animal, but he's Angolan by way of Portugal and is also in a Portuguese band called Throes + the Shine. His solo album is pretty much all party jams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poBQolEtlM8

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Diron Animal Album out on Soundways I should checkout.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Patoranking "This Kind Love" is nice. I like the horn sample

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:26 (one month ago) Permalink

diron animal is great!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Christ, so much good stuff in here! How did I miss this thread for so long?

daavid, Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been looking into Team Salut, who produced the Seyi Shay single posted upthread and a few other Eugy tracks. They seem so be doing exactly the kind of stuff I wanna hear in 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxL25sKo5so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9fwJGfinvo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmRWXHRPZyo

daavid, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

what did you guys think of the Unforgettable clip, I don't care much for Montana and I cringe a little, but there are proper dance moves found in Kampala

Nabozo, Thursday, 2 November 2017 11:27 (one month ago) Permalink

the new Alade should drop in a matter of days, there's new singles being posted on youtube
I feel all fuzzy after listening to her french versions, that are as approximate as they are charming

Nabozo, Saturday, 4 November 2017 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I think Na Wash has never been posted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GFzWtHQrg

Nabozo, Saturday, 4 November 2017 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm really getting into Lil Kesh. He's one fire right now, here's the latest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGZFbMI2NiA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNUgqIQhIUQ

Nabozo, Sunday, 5 November 2017 10:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I love this so much!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8LFwC1nEpU

daavid, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 05:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

People seem to like Tony Allen's jazz project, The Source this year, but are ignoring his collaboration with Chicago Afrobeat Project. I'm seeing them live on the 18th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoaGsn5epuA&feature=youtu.be

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Sauti Sol are great. I love Nishike especially.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:34 (one week ago) Permalink

For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention:

ILM's 2017 Rolling Afropop and Afrobeats Thread Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 1 December 2017 22:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Right now I think my 2017 top looks like this (top 20)

Patoranking - Love you die (ft. Diamond Platnumz)
Juls - Early
Wizkid - African Bad Gyal
Tekno - Maria
Olamide - Wo!
Dotman - My Woman
Kcee - Juice (ft. Maleek Berry)
Akothee - Tucheze
Lil Kesh - Rora
Lil Kesh - No Fake Love
Fally Ipupa - Eloko Oyo
Tekno - Samantha
Seyi Shay - Your Matter
Kiss Daniel - Yeba
D'banj - It's Not a Lie
Kcee - Romantic Call
Wizkid - Come Closer
Orezi - Just like that
Becca - Na Wash
Eugy - Prize

excluding: Daddy Yo, This Kind Love, Yolo Yolo, Tonight, Akrakabo, Leg Over etc etc (2016) and You Alright Yeah (great but too British)

Nabozo, Sunday, 3 December 2017 17:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Aw is Akrakabo 2016? That's by far my favorite :(

Frederik B, Sunday, 3 December 2017 17:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Ah no I speak nonsense, it's 2017. I also just realized he says Tout le monde debout ehh and not Tout le monde est dévoué.

Nabozo, Monday, 4 December 2017 09:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Yay, then I can keep it on my list :)

Frederik B, Monday, 4 December 2017 12:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I love Kidi’s Odo - not sure if it’s been posted as my connection is acting up.

https://youtu.be/jINRh9t3hw0

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 4 December 2017 13:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Has Diamond Platnumz ever shown more attitude and been clearer that he has the chops to be the East African Wizkid ? Rick Ross in the midddle. Quite a decent hit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1iHgDTplfw

Nabozo, Sunday, 10 December 2017 19:29 (two days ago) Permalink


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