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Audio: DJ Abrantee 'Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection' [Mixtape]

Ignore the genre tag but enjoy this great "afrobeats" mixtape by DJ Abrantee.


DJ Abrantee was the main protagonist in that sideways Guardian article on "afrobeats" which, among many generalizations, mistakenly credited him with coming up with the genre tag (a claim Abrantee denied). While we can't overlook the problem of lumping in several, fully separate genres under one vague "afrobeats" mixtape umbrella, we also can't ignore the increasing popularity of these — mainly Nigerian and Ghanaian — dance jams in the UK. Basically, what we're getting at is: ignore the tag, but enjoy this great mix of highly-addictive pop tunes from the likes of D’Banj, P-Square, Wande Coal, R2Bees, Atumpan, Naeto C and others mixed by UK selector DJ Abrantee. Stream this "afrobeats" mixtape below and grab it on iTunes.

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Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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