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Album of the Month: Rema ‘Rave & Roses’

Bangers are the order of the day on young Nigerian pop star Rema’s debut album, ‘Rave & Roses’

Rema has won the race for the perfect audio signature. Forget “Cardo got wings”, forget “I love Chris Rich”, forget “Mustard on the beat, hoe”...

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...

Selections: DJ Neptune

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nigeria’s DJ Neptune spotlights his recent favourite Afrobeats, Afropop and amapiano tracks

Lagos’ DJ Neptune has been at the forefront of Nigeria’s music scene for over a decade. The award winning artist rose to prominence as backing...

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...

A fusionist known for intense bass and intricate drumplay, DJ and producer Hagan has built a name for himself by blending the sounds of UK...

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 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...

Fusing the radiant percussion of Afrobeats, kuduro, gqom and amapiano with bass-heavy club sounds and acid, Juba lights up the Fresh Kicks mix series

“Dance is a big part of my expression as a DJ,” says Juba. “I dance behind the decks, and want people to dance very hard...

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...