Thraed of Nigerian Cruise / Freebeat

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I love this stuff, feel like it should have its own thread

so far, based on the other stuff ive heard, im mainly a dj yk mule stan. He used to go by DJ YK Beats. His project The Face Vol 1 came out in 2019, and it illustrates what I think is so great about this stuff: skeletal dance grooves, uptempo, really rhythmically experimental, fun snatches of samples and stuff but really groove-first music

https://open.spotify.com/album/09mSYPLrDBEP8qkv1LkdnX

I also really like "Warisi Cruise Beat"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbBWfrhESqo

And "What Happened to Virgil" (based around a meme of someone singing along with the Lil Durk song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ1vYDsfVt0

but he has a ton of songs, very prolific producer.

Other artists have bubbled up as well, I really like this DJ Stainless record that Moves, a London label, put out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkAvGijDLvY

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/nigerian-cruise-freebeat-feature

the way a UK label is putting it out though feels kind of random, I would prefer more mixes like YK's 30 min street beats: https://open.spotify.com/album/6guBs3ozz6DX8AumkQAEpH

xheugy eddy (D-40), Monday, 23 January 2023 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

YES!

I have to say I'm intrigued by this stuff but I find it kind of hard to get my head around

Moreover, YK emphasizes the speed of the music’s evolution. “I take something from TikTok, I make it into a vocal on a beat, I put that onto TikTok, and as soon as I do it, everyone says, ‘OK let’s take that and make a video on the street, let’s make a dance.’ They respond to the comedy in it—this is for creative people.”


I love 'this is for creative people' as an mo

xheugy eddy (D-40), Monday, 23 January 2023 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

That first track really reminds me of a slowed-down take on Janka Nabay's music -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwr5IkzdjBI

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 23 January 2023 21:29 (two weeks ago) link


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