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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