THE SOUND OF UK AFROBEATS
COMPILATION CURATED BY AFRO B
EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM AFRO B, BELLY SQUAD, MISTA SILVA, HARLEM SPARTANS, NAIRA MARLEY, IQ, JAIJ HOLLANDS & MORE
Afro B – Photo Credit: Olivia Rose
UK afrobeats is the movement taking the streets by storm, the sound of multi-cultural inner city life turned up till it bangs. Today ‘MOVES’, curated by afrobeats kingpin Afro B, is released in full. The first official UK afrobeats compilation, a series of exclusive anthems, never officially released before, from the leaders of the scene.
Afrobeats, afro rap, afro bashment, afro swing, are just few of the many names given to this new head-spinning fusion sound, a diasporic blend of African influences old and new, charged with Caribbean dancehall / bashment and run through a prism of Anglo-American rap, trap, grime and R&B. It’s a result of a DIY conversation between the UK and Africa, via the Caribbean, the US and Europe, where afro trap is currently taking France by storm.
In recent years we’ve seen J Hus stepping up to the chart mantle, and the likes of Maleek Berry, MoStack, Kojo Funds and more making afrobeats anthems. On a global scale we’ve seen Lagos native Wizkid collaborating with Drake to make ‘One Dance’, one of the biggest hits of last year.
Through 22 tracks Afro B, Belly Squad, Mista Silva, Harlem Spartans, Naira Marley, Sona, IQ, Jaij Hollands and many more take their brand of pulsating rhythms, melodic ear-worm hooks and eccentric lyricism to the next level. Tracks have already racked up 10 million+ plays across YouTube, Soundcloud, Apple and Spotify, with ‘Money On The Road’ racking up millions in bootlegged versions alone, and Belly Squad’s remix of ‘Banana’ crossing over from hood anthem to a mainstream hit.
1. TG Millian, Naira Marley, Blanco – Money On The Road
2. IQ – Tell A Paigon Try
3. NSG ft. Kilo Keemzo – We Dey
4. CXCV – Half Jamo Half Ghana
5. Belly Squad – Banana Remix ft. Abra Cadabra, Young T &
Bugsey, Timbo & Showkey
6. Jaij Hollands – Gbelemo
7. GB & Prof – Some Of Me
8. Omo Frenchie & Naira Marley – Cele
9. NSG – No Jamo Full Ghana
10. Ekeno & IQ – Afro Jam
11. Bagz ft. Tee Da Supreme & Tayo GG – Rotation
12. Afro B – Lover
13. Bace – 50 T.A.P.
14. Sona – Story
15. Mista Silva – Handle It
16. New Age Muzik – Ari Ya
17. SK – Passion
18. C Boy – Play
19. Vianni – ODT
20. Sarche – Lifestyle
21. Veeiye – Bed Rock