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His manager confirmed his death is not linked to the Coronavirus pandemic

Tony Allen, the legendary drummer widely regarded as a co-founder of Afrobeat, has died at the age of 79.

Allen's manager, Eric Trosset, confirmed the...

The first ever Official UK Afrobeats Chart will launch on Sunday

The UK's first official Afrobeats chart will launch this week.

Broadcasting on BBC Radio 1Xtra this Sunday (26th July), The Official UK Afrobeats Show will announce...

17 tracks of Afrobeat-inspired new music...

US dance titans Major Lazer have dropped a brand new mixtape stuffed with afrobeat-inspired party tunes.

17 tracks and 30 minutes long, 'Afrobeats (DJ mix)'...

Manchester's Pie Radio announces amapiano and Afrobeats event tour series

Manchester-based, youth-led radio station Pie Radio is organising an events series that will showcase a number of figures from across the amapiano and Afrobeats music...

The 11-hour event will take place at the BEC Arena

Manchester’s Pie Radio has announced an Afrobeats v Amapiano day party for summer.

After hosting an online Afrobeat v Amapiano clash during lockdown, independent, youth-led Manchester radio...

The first written chronicle of the world-beating genre, from social and cultural development to sonic and influences 

A new book charting the rise of Afrobeats is set to be published next month by Jacaranda Books. 

'A Quick Ting On: Afrobeats' is written...

The collaboration with Kranium and Kizz Daniel comes from their latest mixtape...

A fitting tribute to the late, great Afrobeat drummer who died last week

Gorillaz have shared a new track, ‘How Far?’, featuring Skepta and the late, great Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen.

The track has been shared in tribute...

The track sees the pair fuse Afrobeats with house and R&B

KG has teamed up with London-born, LA-based singer Taliwhoah on a new track, 'Mantra'.

The track is third to be unveiled from KG's forthcoming EP...

Lyon-via-Bamako label, Blanc Manioc, readies a new compilation, ‘Nyamakalabeats#1’. Hear the rolling percussion of Bamako afrobeats producer Gaspa’s ‘tamani’ now

Established between Lyon, France and Bamako, Mali, the Blanc Manioc label has been making steady waves since launching in January this year. 

With six releases...

Taken from her forthcoming Black Acre Records EP, 'Sensei II'

KG has shared a new single featuring South African star Toya Delazy. ‘Nzinga’ is taken from a forthcoming EP due to land next month. 

The...

The new London festival will host eight nighttime events

New South London festival Sunfall has announced the line-ups for its nighttime events.

Following its daytime programme at Brockwell Park, the festival will host eight...

Scottish producer shares debut Futureboogie release...

Austin Ato's new EP 'Music Will Save The Day' is next in line for Bristol's best-loved disco/house label Futureboogie.

Austin Ato is the latest project...

The two summer workshops take place later this month

Native Instruments (NI) will host two free workshop days in London later this month.

Powered by two of NI's expansion packs, Global Shake and Lockdown...

UK producer Will Holland shot to fame as Quantic with a blend of lush electronic beats and fiery Afrobeat rhythms. Then a trip to Colombia...

After years making live funk, reggae and cumbia influenced by his experience there, he's returned to the Quantic moniker and to the world of electronic...