Posts tagged "Afrobeat"

WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Paigey Cakey “Watch Nobody” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Paigey Cakey "Watch Nobody" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Don’t Deal With The Haters—Just Chase That Paper

Remember when Atumpan dropped “The Thing” back in 2013? Afrobeats was a fairly new concept at the time, but there was no denying the man’s talent—or his MOBO nomination. Three years later the Ghanaian artist (whose name meaning “Talking Drum” in Akan) is back with a warm & easy summer track produced by North London’s Delirious for Hardboy Music. Today Boomshots proudly premieres the video, courstesy of Visionniare Pictures. With UK singer, actress, and Grime MC Paigey Cakey on the hook the message comes through loud and clear: mind your own business and maybe one day you’ll have a canary-yellow Lambo just like Atumpan. (Sidebar: if you stay glued to Snapchat while in the club you’re quite possibly a wanker.) Video After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Fadda Fox ft. Runtown “All Day All Night”

HEAR THIS: Fadda Fox ft. Runtown "All Day All Night"

From Lagos to Bridgetown Comes A Cross-Cultural Collab For Cropover

These are exciting times for open-minded music lovers, as genre distinctions break down and the unifying forces of tempo and technology work their magic around the globe. No matter what name you choose to call them, certain songs have the power to move the crowd. Whether you’re in Africa, the Caribbean, or someplace else, the elements of a big tune remain consistent: combine a lively drumbeat, a supple bass line, spicy lyrics and a sweet melody and watch the people react. “My team and I are on a musical mission,” says soca artist Nicholas “Fadda Fox” Sealy. “It is our aim to showcase Bajan talent internationally, collaborating with other artists being one of many strategies to execute our goals.” During a recent tour of Canada, the man known for running the streets of Bridgetown, Barbados with tunes like “Ducking” was sharing breakfast with Nigerian-born Afrobeat star Douglas “Runtown” Jack Agu. The conversation turned to collaboration, and within days they’d come up with a soca-meets-Afrobeat anthem for Crop Over 2016. With writing by Jovan James, Runtown and Fadda Fox, and production by Darien Bailey and Hector Cesar for Decibel Productions. You may call it what you wish, we simply call it a Certified Boomshot. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Femi Kuti Says There’s Still a Place For His Dream

Femi Kuti Says There's Still a Place For His Dream

Fela’s Number One Son Talks About His New Album And Picks Six Essential Afrobeat Tunes

We caught up with FEMI KUTI before last night’s show at Webster Hall in NYC. When he said that he thought his new album, No Place For My Dream, is his “best work so far,” we politely mentioned that every artist think their new album is their best work so far. He laughed before replying: “Well I’m not every artist, one,” he said for starters, “and two I think it because I know. I think Shoki Shoki was one of my most powerful albums. So I would say with that album I was on the highway. I defined another level of Afrobeat, the possibilities of Afrobeat with that album.” Full interview After The Jump… Read more »