afrobeat

Song of The Day: Run Around “Mop Mop [feat. Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph]”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Feb 24, 2015
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“Run Around” by Mop Mop featuring Fred Wesley on trombone & lyrics by Anthony Joseph is a strong contender to enter the top three most famous songs about getting the run around.

Song of Day: Rocky Dawuni “African Thriller (Jeremy Sole Remix)”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Jan 14, 2015
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Ghanaian recording artist Rocky Dawuni comes hard on “African Thriller,” an Afro-pop / dancehall hybrid primed for the dance floor.

Song of The Day: Petite Noir “Chess”

Posted by: Micah Vellian
Jan 01, 2015
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Petit Noir’s “Chess”—from the forthcoming five-song EP entitled The King of Anxiety—is a self-described “noirwave” track about a break up.

Song of the Day: Rocky Dawuni “African Thriller”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Dec 31, 2014
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Ghanaian musician and activist Rocky Dawuni recently dropped “African Thriller,” a pretty monster of a tune on Cumbancha Records.

Song of the Day: William Onyeabor “Fantastic Man”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Dec 03, 2014
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Luaka Bop has just released a limited two-volume box set of William Onyeabor’s entire discography. Check the unique electro funk sound of “Fantastic Man.”

Song of the Day: Ebo Taylor “African Woman (Meistro Sol Power Remix)

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Nov 19, 2014
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Here’s a dance floor edit by DJ Meistro of “African Woman,” off of Ebo Taylor’s 2010 LP “Love and Death.”

Song of the Day: Asheru and The Funk Ark “Funky DC”

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Oct 02, 2014
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Asheru is one of the most consistently dope hip-hop artists DC has ever produced. On “Funky DC,” Asheru teams up with Washington’s own The Funk Ark for an afrobeat workout that pays fond tribute to the nation’s capital.

Song of the Day: Owiny Sigoma Band “Nyiduonge Drums”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Sep 23, 2014
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Boss UK bass music by the Owiny Sigoma Band on Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings label.

Sol Power Vinyl Crates live from Den Of Thieves

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Jul 25, 2014
Sol Power at Den Of Thieves

DJ Stylus and DJ Meistro of The Sol Power All-Stars kicked off The Vinyl District’s all vinyl monthly at Den Of Thieves with a night of deep, tropical wax. Get the set as a free download!

Song of the Day: Fat Freddy’s Drop “Mother Mother”

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Jul 24, 2014
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“Mother, Mother” by Fat Freddy’s Drop is a sublime bit of electro afro-beat with the dub reggae DNA that informs most of the band’s sound. The album Blackbird reveals new bits of brilliance with every listen.