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So let's start this year off with two of the Wizkid bangers that I believe we forgot to post in the old thread:

Manya:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBHH0_JtaCQ

And Tiwa Savage's Ma Lo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4fqMMKo9ns

Also, the latest Davidos:

FIA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ORvJcpe2Oc

Like Dat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJPt8ruo2BQ

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 12:52 (five months ago) Permalink

Hell yeah, let’s make this year’s thread a fat and juicy one!
Last year’s thread became so desolate at times I gave up on posting new stuff, but the recent upswing in activity gives me fresh hope for 2018.

Some fresh goodies (picking them basically at random, so much good stuff coming out continuously):

NAIJA:

Teni, “Pareke”:

https://soundcloud.com/teniofficial/pareke

You might know her from last year’s “Amen” (posted here) and “Fargin”. She also wrote the Davido track “Like Dis” longneck posted above.

Tinny Mafia ft. Ycee, Bella, Dapo Tuburna & Damilare, “Kokoka”:

https://soundcloud.com/musicplugafrica/tinny-mafia-ft-ycee-bella-dapo-tuburna-damilare-kokoka

Ycee plus labelmates. Their “Komije” was good too.

TeeQ Bello, “Shaku Shaku”:

https://soundcloud.com/freemedigital/tee-q-bello-shaku-shaku

Killer track. Loved his recent “Naturally (Freestyle)” too.

DJ Consequence ft. Lil Kesh, “Water Bottle”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMi2he8PemQ

Produced by Young John, obviously. Fun track. What’s that though, “hey lads (?), shove it up your ass”? That water bottle?

But by far the funnest track to come out of Nigeria in the past two months or so is this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea4bHtJrbUI

Mayorkun, “Che Che”

breastcrawl, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:20 (five months ago) Permalink

GHANA:

Vision DJ ft. Miyaki & VVIP, “Chuku”:

https://soundcloud.com/purple_tunes1/vision-dj-chuku

Produced by the wonderful GuiltyBeatz.

Joey B ft. King Promise, “Sweetie Pie”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY-NLE0SwLI

King Promise is one of the new wave of Ghanaian pop kids that came up last year, along with Kidi and Kuame Eugene.

Speaking of Kidi, this is his follow-up to “Odo”, which features Kuame as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSlvXjMVFh0

Kidi ft. TNeeya & Kuame Eugene

breastcrawl, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:21 (five months ago) Permalink

SOUTH AFRICA:

DJ Sumbody ft. Tira, Thebe & Enza, “Ayepyep”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1qDvmteVlw

Prime Gqom.

Heavy-K ft. Mondii Ngcobo, “Siphum’ eLokshin”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cib5TQJIAa8

Follow-up to his South African smash “Inde”, that was mentioned (but not posted?) on the 2017 thread.

Sun-El Musician feat. Samthing Soweto, “Akanamali”, for those who haven’t heard it yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ApmPc4g48

NB: forks/ulysses wants everyone to vote for this in the EOY. He’s not wrong.

breastcrawl, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:22 (five months ago) Permalink

ZIMBABWE BONUS BEATS:

ExQ feat. Killer T, “Nhema”:

https://soundcloud.com/exqofficial/nhema

Very much 2017, but such a banger.

breastcrawl, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:24 (five months ago) Permalink

And hey, there’s a new Tekno!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tznar4pVS1U

Tekno, “Only One”. Produced by Legendury Beatz.

…which came hot on the heels of this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cs-OOxzLwI

Tekno feat. Wizkid, “Mama”.

breastcrawl, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:30 (five months ago) Permalink

Aknamali has been my jam for a while. I'm pretty sure I have a spare vote for it someplace.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:30 (five months ago) Permalink

I also love Che Che, btw!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:31 (five months ago) Permalink

To me one of the most interesting things from Nigeria right now is the 'Shaku Shaku' dance and the music associated with it.

http://www.pulse.ng/gist/pop-culture/shaku-shaku-the-new-street-dance-style-we-should-all-learn-in-2018-id7799976.html

This seems to be one of the dance anthems in the street. Interestingly, sounds a lot like South African house. Who knows, maybe they stole the beat from some South African tune :)

Mr Real - Legbegbe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XKu2O4HnQM

ahomka ginger, Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Finally something new. Thanks.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:43 (five months ago) Permalink

those kids are dope

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:26 (five months ago) Permalink

hello music friends -- if you have a little extra time/goodwill, please bookmark my thread:

help me with my class?

you wouldn't have to do anything more than contribute your existing knowledge :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:37 (five months ago) Permalink

I need to slowly get back into the afrobeats of this year, so it'd be great to have some help from ILM if you guys care to post even things that are not totally groundbreaking :) (or do you all experience fatigue)

Sauti Sol have a nice follow-up with Tiwa Savage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1zvVUqWccE

Niniola's Saro is alright, and so is Burna Boy's Deja Vu.

Nabozo, Saturday, 20 January 2018 17:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Since it's a new thread, might be ok if I post my favorite Sauti Sol from a few years back:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYFQRuqQ7EM

Frederik B, Saturday, 20 January 2018 17:41 (five months ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/Tf_0Cc2PiTg

Prince Kaybee & LaSoulMates ft. TNS & Zanda Zakuza “Club Controller”

This track goes hard!

breastcrawl, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:04 (five months ago) Permalink

indeed!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:25 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm gonna need ilx to weigh in on burna boy feat. lily allen. I feel like I'm probably not being fair to it because of the featuring lily allen, lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKa6jTfZB5w

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:27 (five months ago) Permalink

Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage & Fiokee - Like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaKfUTWU0dw

light and breezy

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 22 January 2018 15:06 (five months ago) Permalink

sub in, idk, an Asha Bhosle sample or something for Lily Allen and that Burna Boy song would be unstoppable (not that she's objectively ruinous or anything, tbh I don't remember much about her beyond reports of her being 'problematic' a while back)

rob, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:16 (five months ago) Permalink

I feel like all I’ve got left in this world is loving problematic artists but idk, i just never cared for lily allen...

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:34 (five months ago) Permalink

putting lily aside, Burna's new mixtape Outside is superb. It might appeal more to UK afro(tbd) and dancehall partisans but I think it's the most satisfying afrobeats full-length I've heard so far

rob, Saturday, 27 January 2018 15:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Enjoying this:

Flavour - Baby Na Yoka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsR0yCvG3Oc

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 29 January 2018 14:15 (four months ago) Permalink

If I heard that Burna Boy song with no context, I wouldn't know it was Lily Allen. Good song.

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 29 January 2018 14:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Was listening to Tzy Panchak (Cameroon afropop) who's gonna be doing a late night gig in a Washington DC suburb tonight. Eh, he's ok. Kinda formulaic though

curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Also still catching up on 2017 releases. Interesting that on Congolese singer Fally Ipupa's Tokoos album, that one of his tracks that utilized more traditional Congolese influences "Eloko Oyo" got the most Youtube attention. Ipupa used to be in Congolese rumba/soukus bands but tried to crossover with this album with more autotuned vocals, afrop beats and guests like Wizkid.

http://afropop.org/articles/tokooos

The flip side of international success? Fally has taken a direct hit from the Congolese community for his new album. Many are saying he is selling out, that he has compromised his originality in order to follow everyone else. However Fally is fully convinced that he always has a unique touch. And given the success of his single “Eloko Oyo,” with its 21 million views on YouTube in five months, he is right. This is a record for an artist coming from a Congolese rumba background. But this is nothing compared to the goals he has in mind.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:14 (four months ago) Permalink

that song is really nice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4KNVT2w0mU

rob, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Someone listed Ipupa's Eloko Oyo on their end of year faves on the 2017 Rolling Afropop thread. Sorry I forgot who.

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:29 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure whether this ought to go on Outernational, Global dance or this thread, but the Nyege Nyege Tapes label has music on it that sounds unlike anything I've ever heard:

https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/

Fantastic cover design too. Nihiloxica appears to be a group of drummers and a synth player making this dark Ugandan techno racket which in my own limited knowledge could only be compared to things like the GQom Oh! stuff from SA, but not really like that. The Sounds of Sisso comp is crazy, and again provides a nice Ugandan analogue to the frenetic, helium-paced Shangaan electro style.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 10:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Don’t think anyone has mentioned Nyege Nyege on the global dance thread, although that seems the best place for it

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:44 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm really interested by these Ugandan artists on Nyege Nyege, sounds like a cool mix of trad drums and electronic sounds. I guess the Otim Alpha thing would be Shangaan.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:52 (four months ago) Permalink

And let's post a single from Makaveli, that is like sped-up shangaan with spoken-word rap and other cool sounds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tonm1HYRxHk
Great no?

Nabozo, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:02 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/bsFp78u.jpg

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:15 (four months ago) Permalink

that is going in my EOY I can already tell

Badgers (dog latin), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 23:28 (four months ago) Permalink

Funny you should say EOY:

https://m.soundcloud.com/dj_michy/craze-sololo-ft-orezi-x-mystro

CaZe ft. Orezi & Mystro “Sololo”.

Total knock-out.

breastcrawl, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Mystro also produced Orezi’s own new single “Whine For Daddy”, which features Tekno. Should do well in the Caribbean too.

https://youtu.be/XT2oBKtABms

breastcrawl, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:15 (four months ago) Permalink

woah at whatever the hell happens 90 seconds into "Nammiliki"!

Sololo is also very nice

rob, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:26 (four months ago) Permalink

This one is classic Davido sweet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ngDUlekTE

Another sweet one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIYipEOsGTM

And here's Wizkid, I love this song but I don't understand from when it was (late 2017 I guess, they just made a remix).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx9k2k6Ag5c

And since ILM likes him
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcUdwBK5Ma0

Go Down (Alade) is good. Your Body (Wizkid) is good.

Nabozo, Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Nabozo, “Without You” is a 2015 song by LK Kuddy ft. Yung6ix. The remix with Wizkid dropped early 2016. Is “Your Body” the one with Akon? ‘Cause that would be “For You” from Wizzy’s 2014 Ayo album. Lots of mislabelling going on out there!

This one is very recent though, the latest installment in Wizzy’s Killertunes trilogy, after “Opoju” with DJ Spinall and “Manya” with Mut4y:

https://youtu.be/VYawNmc3m0s

DJ Jimmy Jatt ft. Wizkid, “Oshe” (produced by Killertunes)

breastcrawl, Monday, 12 February 2018 09:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Another thing: that Sounds of Sisso compilation is all Tanzanian stuff, not Ugandan (that includes the Makaveli track posted above).
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-sisso
Nyege Nyege Tapes, the label, is based in Kampala, but they aim to release “outsider music from around the region and beyond”.

Anyway, a lot of good stuff on there. In their relentlessness and piling on of chipmunk and other sound effects some tracks remind me of those crazy Ball J productions from the azonto era at times.

breastcrawl, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Very sad news from Ghana: rising star Ebony (or Ebony Reigns as she was also known) died in a road accident last Thursday. She had just released her debut album a month ago.

Her big hit last year, “Sponsor”:
https://youtu.be/4DBPLxbjads

And her current one, “Maame Hw3”:
https://youtu.be/d8cJoGtU660

breastcrawl, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:28 (four months ago) Permalink

thanks for clearing that up breastcrawl didn't realise it was Tanzanian

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 12 February 2018 12:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Shaku Shaku time!

Twin record with “Legbegbe” >>>
Idowest ft. Dammy Krane & Slimcase, “Omo Shepeteri”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrdlrp4yKAw

Slightly older, but essential >>>
Zlatan ft. Olamide, “My Body”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4mSuYyCDy0

Even older, was this the first one? >>>
Kyla Cole, “Shaku Shaku”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1JwIm79BXo

Brand new, super lit >>>
Super Wavey Records, “Kpano”:
https://soundcloud.com/freemedigital/super-wavey-records-kpano-prod-jaga-bantu-moor

Jumping the bandwagon >>>
D’Banj ft. Slimcase & Mr Real, “Issa Banger”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M_nGSyg1pM

Biggest record in Nigeria right now >>>
Olamide, “Science Student”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WimJP1SDa4I

breastcrawl, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:54 (four months ago) Permalink

This is from last year but I did not see any mention of HE3B on the 2017 thread. I think these two tracks are pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alPUrD2w-jw&list=PL6zyXmG5g9xEeh0mQJVlo1Iovr0ITin6S

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O31DaWeRyyY

daavid, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:34 (four months ago) Permalink

First embed doesn't seem to be working. Let's try again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alPUrD2w-jw&list=PL6zyXmG5g9xEeh0mQJVlo1Iovr0ITin6S

daavid, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Anyway, it's called "Be Mine"

daavid, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:36 (four months ago) Permalink

this is probably the best song I listened this year

https://youtu.be/m99Wmv7gU2A

Nourry, Friday, 16 February 2018 20:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Wow, that is fantastic! I want to sample that breakdown and make a house banger out of it!

(This is about “Mariana” by Nelson Freitas, by the way. Including track info when posting is much appreciated. Makes it easier to search, and YouTube links often disappear over time as well. )

breastcrawl, Saturday, 17 February 2018 01:32 (four months ago) Permalink

YT is terribly impractical for exploring new stuff, especially since they personalized suggestions by filling them with your latest listens. There's a few mass playlists that are regularly updated, but not enough great songs to sit through them.

Nabozo, Saturday, 17 February 2018 10:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I apologize for the lack of information. i thought that the caption would appear, but it didn't, i don't know why.
i'm kinda addicted to "Mariana". Nelson Freitas is really big in Portugal, although I never payed much attention to his music until this one came up.

Nourry, Saturday, 17 February 2018 16:25 (four months ago) Permalink

A quick stopover in Ghana…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZKjAKlcv9I

Gasmilla, “Ak3somorshi”

breastcrawl, Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:04 (two months ago) Permalink

…and then it’s back to Naija.
This might be my favourite shaku shaku track so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8So5MpSNI94

Jaywon ft. Mr Real, Ido West, Ichaba, Gabzy Gambo & Toyin of Life, “Ma Sun (Stay Woke)” (It also has the biggest line-up.)

Hope I get to hear this on a massive soundsystem sometime, because whatever is happening 45-55 seconds in, I want to feel it in my body.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

On second thought, let’s finish in Cameroon.
Jovi, “Pimentcam”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZKjAKlcv9I

Amazing track. We need more music from l’Afrique francophone in this thread. In fact, we need more of everything. We’re covering a whole continent’s pop music here!

breastcrawl, Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Gaah, I fucked that up. Final destination is Ghana after all. This is that Gasmilla track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ieGtNtM1AM

breastcrawl, Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Pimentcam reminds me of "Coller la Petite" or "La sauce" (also Cameroonian and about chili...).
I don't have anything to contribute right now, except that I realized I really like "FIA" by Davido. I was still stuck on If.
Ok, I'll post Sisi Maria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6P258KGqjM

Nabozo, Monday, 16 April 2018 10:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Jovi (a/k/a Le Monstre) is also the producer of « La sauce » (and all of Reniss’s stuff), so that makes sense. My favourite recent track of hers is « Eya Eya », such a sweet song: https://youtu.be/AQ77YDwxjxc

As for Franko, his latest « On s’assoit pas » is same-old same-old, but I like it: https://youtu.be/sO5i-rvyyDY

Would love to hear of others’ Cameroonian, Ivorian, Senegalese, Congolese etc. favourites!

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 April 2018 21:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Gqom time: The new Mampintsha with Babes Wodumo, “Amaketanga”. Those final 30 seconds though - wish there was more of that! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VOxf6Fu0To

Sho Madjozi, “Huku”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBnKYuv8O3A
(A dance routine to the track on SA daytime TV, because why not?)

Coupla months old: DJ Sandiso ft. Okmalumkoolkat & Amadando - Isam-Qeh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZmoz8ptm8

Also, DJ Sumbody’s “Ayepyep”, posted back in January, does not get old!

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 23:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Bisa Kdei’s new album Highlife Konnect is out. It features two Guilty Beatz, including current hit “Hammer”, which is gorgeous, and two Juls-produced tracks, “Domi Bi” and “Door Mat”. But the highlight for me is the beautifully understated (even by Bisa’s standards) “Bie Wueni”, which I’m guessing is an update of some specific old-school highlife style. Anybody who can enlighten me on this?

https://youtu.be/lEn3LHgrCtY
(Bisa Kdei, “Hammer”)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm really loving the new wizkids. Lagos Vibes is exquisite.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Fingers crossed for his rescheduled Coachella show on Saturday. Hopefully the visa issues will be resolved.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:52 (two months ago) Permalink

There’s more:
https://youtu.be/QfB0UI28pfo

Kiddominant ft. Wizkid, “Alright”

(and several “official” singles to be released soon)

breastcrawl, Friday, 20 April 2018 00:29 (two months ago) Permalink

That Bisa Kdei album really is wonderful.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 20 April 2018 08:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Just started listening to Bisa Kdei's new album, sounds awesome so far!

Loving this new DJ Coublon produced track:

Seyi Shay ft. Flavour & Dj Consequence - Alele
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBGZWI6cnHM

And my current favorite in Ghanaian pop music:

Kidi - Adiepena
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH8DAiSjmfA

ahomka ginger, Saturday, 21 April 2018 21:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Davido, Olamide, and Burna Boy all coming to 3 different clubs in DC for shows in May. These will be late-night gigs that likely won't get any crossover attention, but Washington's dedicated afropop/afrobeats community (largely immigrants) will turn out.

curmudgeon, Monday, 23 April 2018 20:16 (two months ago) Permalink

It's been 10 days so it's appropriate to update the thread
Patoranking has one that sounds quite positive to me, if not quite "suh different". Eugy has one too with that signature prod (Tick Tock). Iyanya has a light retro one called Biko. And finally a Marley-Olamide-Kesh collab called Issa Goal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WOHZ9QhI9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTGgkWRynOA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMsmUESwpHs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-zdHo4LJJI
I don't know if it's because I haven't listened to afrobeats in a short while, but that is a good string of songs.

In other news, Davido has money (and a song of his own). Tiwa Savage had the good taste to make a remix and a new video for Get it now. Has anyone posted Legbegbe ? There's something about songs about phones. Those two songs have 2M plays each.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUBVYkCz8Lw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyoGXhIj1UA

Peace out

Nabozo, Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Was Was really enjoying Ebony's 'Sponsor' so I searched the thread and Oh no, RIP :-( :-(

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, it’s really sad, so much promise. She was extensively mourned on a Ghanaian award show I caught on livestream recently. I play her album quite a lot. She has a beautiful voice. “Date Ur Fada” is quite the anthem too, thanks in no small part to its wtf chorus.
https://youtu.be/qG8LGFSypeM

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 May 2018 20:51 (one month ago) Permalink

About that new Davido, “Assurance” - a change of producer, but he just won’t let go of that formula... Sounds a bit uninspired to my ears. This is the video: https://youtu.be/ucVJrja8r6Q

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:15 (one month ago) Permalink

This is the shit though: DJ Spinall ft. Kiss Daniel, “Baba”. Killertunes knows no bounds!
https://youtu.be/_kHtgJGV_PA
Good to see Kiss starting to do some mingling now that he’s ran out of his contract with the G-Worldwide label, that had a no-outside-collabs/features rule. The legal battle is still ongoing though, afaik.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Another artist with label “issues” is
Runtown. This article is probably the most detailed report I’ve seen of some of the incredible shadiness that goes on in the Naija music scene:
https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/music/full-story-of-runtown-drama-with-record-label-id8176024.html

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Agree that Assurance sounds slightly uninspired.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Looking for delicious chilled out afro-inflected house music for sunny days. Essentially, what else sounds like Akanamali? I know a bit of Auntie Flo and Sdunkero etc but what else can I check out?

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Friday, 4 May 2018 11:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Professor, Kaybee, Lady Zamar, Heavy K, Maphorisa, Black Motion, Ganyani... to be honest, a lot of South African house has this sound, so you can dig.

Nabozo, Friday, 4 May 2018 12:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Sort of expanding on my last two posts here: Try to imagine what a Killertunes-produced Runtown record would sound like. Now imagine Wizkid and Duncan Mighty singing it…

Starboy feat. Duncan Mighty & Wizkid, “Fake Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSSgzdIiItM

Nothing better than this.

breastcrawl, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:24 (one month ago) Permalink

So good.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, and Wizkid dropped a track with Olamide today as well, also very good (duh), but I can have only one song on endless repeat:
https://youtu.be/nxyay4m584Y
Olamide x Wizkid, “Kana” (produced by Legendury Beatz)

(Actually it’s interesting how O and W both sing in a different voice/key here than they’re used to)

breastcrawl, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

xps to dog latin:
Of the ones Nabozo mentioned Prince Kaybee seems like a particularly good reference/starting point. His older stuff, things like “Don’t Give Up”, might be in the vein you’re looking for. https://youtu.be/sz8Q8rFSejg
(the vocal version, with Lady Zamar)
https://youtu.be/sz8Q8rFSejg
(instrumental version as featured on the Better Days album).
You can contrast it with his current smash “Club Controller”, which is in the much harder, stuttering (can’t come up with a better descriptor rn, sorry) gqom style that’s current now. Gqom (search: Distruction Boyz, Babes Wodumo) is all kinds of wonderful, but “delicious chilled out afro-inflected house music” it most definitely ain’t. The same contrast exists between older and current Maphorisa (/Uhuru). Ganyani and Black Motion (and Black Coffee too) are reliably afro-house though. Professor and Heavy K are both fantastic, but maybe not quite chilled out enough? If you’re not that familiar with SA house in its many incarnations, I’d say try all of these and see where it leads you.

breastcrawl, Friday, 4 May 2018 23:17 (one month ago) Permalink

meant to post this link for the instrumental “Don’t Give Up”: https://open.spotify.com/track/0VKWlsoZr8waMPthuwHk90?si=vlxDLyWKQTWIV-psk9zPfA

breastcrawl, Friday, 4 May 2018 23:20 (one month ago) Permalink

If the category was “mind-blowingly gorgeous music from South Africa”, this might possibly fit: 

Zinaro ft. JB (of Thee Legacy) & Dust, “Dali Wami (Reloaded)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ednPRrNH0

breastcrawl, Sunday, 6 May 2018 11:56 (one month ago) Permalink

fake love is unseemly

||||||||, Sunday, 6 May 2018 11:59 (one month ago) Permalink

There you go again, ||||||||, confusing me, as a non-native English speaker, with your one-word reviews. I’m assuming “unseemly” is high praise, just like I’d hazard “steady” was for “Akwaaba”, but please correct me if I’ve misunderstood.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 6 May 2018 12:29 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah sorry, it's really good

||||||||, Sunday, 6 May 2018 12:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Haha, it’s all good. I’m glad we agree. (Actually, I now retroactively feel “unseemly” does it much more justice than just “very good”)

breastcrawl, Sunday, 6 May 2018 12:55 (one month ago) Permalink

or “really good” even

breastcrawl, Sunday, 6 May 2018 12:59 (one month ago) Permalink

New Wande Coal, “So Mi So”, produced by Juls: https://youtu.be/A6mRKZsAxMs

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Tiwa Savage with a Wizzy vibe on the Spellz-produced “Tiwa’s Vibe”: https://youtu.be/JVr4C8MRti4

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Video for “Fake Love” is out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCnvggIdBMU

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Good profile on Davido:
http://thenativemag.com/featured/davido-vs-world/

breastcrawl, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:15 (one month ago) Permalink

The girl from Dumi hi phone has a new song, quite a lot better, sounds a lot like Busiswa but I like those gqom songs more on the fun side, it's something to explore. Sho Madjozi - Huku.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_EeqZcZ6dI

Nabozo, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, that’s a good track. I posted it a month ago!

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:26 (one month ago) Permalink

I’ve been maintaining a Spotify playlist for this thread. Here it is, for fun and reference: ILM rolling Afropop / Afrobeats 2018. (I included some of the older tracks mentioned by people as well.)

Most everything is in fact on Spotify. Of the current stuff, most notably absent are the Nyege Nyege Tapes releases, the Os Santiego track, Efya & Mr Eazi’s “Mame (Give Me)”, and Maphorisa x Raybel’s “iWalk ye Phara” - and then there’s the non-authorized Wizkid stuff, which (I suspect) is subject to an ongoing tug-of-war with RCA. “Lagos Vibes” is there now, posing as a Starboy track, but no such luck for the Ty Dollar $ign collab.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Nice! Thanks!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not super-familiar with Afrobeat, but I found this by accident on Spotify and can't seem to stop playing it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey4UGQOSfjs

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:38 (one month ago) Permalink

afropop, i mean

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:38 (one month ago) Permalink

What do you all think of this? Some hard n heavy beats from West Country boys Boa Kusasa with Nigerian artist Magugu. I got to catch them the other day and they ripped it up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dmFQCpW1TM

Hire Planes (dog latin), Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:25 (one month ago) Permalink

for fun and beause it's trending
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_xEqCWrm0

Nabozo, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Saw Burna Boy at the Howard Theatre in DC. He had a band with a good backing woman singer plus a dj adding programmed and backing tracks as well. He was energetic but soundperson didn't have his voice high enough in the mix. The show lost some of the occasional subtlety and tunefulness his studio versions offer.

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 June 2018 18:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so what if it's penalty ISSA GOAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-zdHo4LJJI

||||||||, Saturday, 16 June 2018 08:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Keep it going!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYdOjLIhvM

breastcrawl, Saturday, 16 June 2018 10:49 (one week ago) Permalink


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