Compiled by one of the pioneers of the new African music scene, BBC 1Xtra’s Dj Edu, These selection of tracks are taking Africa & the World by storm featuring some of the biggest superstars on the scene from 2Face, P-Square Naeto C & 9ice alongside up and coming artists such as Victoria Kimani, Asem, Amkoullel and X-Project to mention a few.
From the streets of Lagos, Nairobi, Accra, the UK & North America comes the musical genre that is young vibrant and fresh called “Afrobeats”.
The name stems from “Afrobeat” a powerful, raw and organic form of African music made popular in the 70’s by Fela Kuti & Tony Allen.
“Afrobeats” can best be described as the sound of young Africa incorporating modern music & production techniques and fusing them with African sounds, melodies and rhythms.
“Afrobeats” is definitely here to stay, as a unique form of music full of colour, vibrance, independence with great dance moves to go with it and a whole continent behind it.
This is not a Revolution. This is a Hostile Takeover.