Cape Town trio Beatenberg play a saccharine blend of South African electropop. The band — composed of vocalist/guitarist Matthew Field, bass player Ross Dorkin and drummer Robin Brink — have been making waves in SA with the release of “Echoes,” their infectious and airy ballad that dropped earlier this year.
The boys hold down the reigns for our latest installment of Africa In Your Earbuds, delivering a robot-introduced (you’ll see) multi-genre excursion into classic selections from around the continent — including tracks by Vieux Farka Touré, Bheki Mseleku, George Sibanda, Glen Lewis, and Fela.
Stream/download AIYE #33: Beatenberg below! Big up to Underdog for the cover artwork.
1. Great Circle’s Tune II – Lukas Ligeti
2. Shukran Bamba – Youssou N’Dour – Senegal
3. Eyando – Richard Bona – Cameroon
4. Cherié Lé – Vieux Farka Touré – Mali
5. Akh Issudar – Terakaft – Mali
6. Otachikpopo – Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies – Nigeria
7. Gongs ga – Mustapha Tettley Addy (Master Drummer) – Ghana
8. Wicked Whispers – Andile Yenana – South Africa
9. Blues for Afrika – Bheki Mseleku – South Africa
10. Mamelodi – Bheki Mseleku – South Africa
11. Vumvum – Brown Dash – South Africa
12. Burn Out – Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse – South Africa
13. Baile – Taboo – South Africa
14. Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama – Amaswazi Emvelo – South Africa
15. Guabi Guabi – George Sibanda – Zimbabwe
16. Burnin’ up – Glen Lewis – South Africa
17. Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti – Nigeria
Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: M1 [DEAD PREZ], BODDHI SATVA, L’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEME, NOMADIC WAX, THE BROTHER MOVES ON, LV, BEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE’S DRUMMER], JAKOBSNAKE, CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL, SAUL WILLIAMS, TUNE-YARDS, MATHIEU SCHREYER, BLK JKS, ALEC LOMAMI, DJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, PETITE NOIR, OLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANN, DJ UNDERDOG, DJ OBAH, SABINE, BROTHA ONACI, DJ AQBT, JUST A BAND, STIMULUS, QOOL DJ MARV, SINKANE, CHIEF BOIMA