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Exclusive: Congo Beat Making Lab's Afro-Moombahton 'Zenga'

Stream an exclusive of Congo Beat Making lab's afro-moombahton single "Zenga."


Congo Beat Making Lab is set to release Amani Goma EP — the culmination of the tracks recorded by Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid with young artists and students in Goma, DRC through their Beat Making Lab curriculum. "Zenga," the second single off Amani Goma, is a sun-tinged afro-moombahton concoction featuring Congolese maverick guitarist Flamme Kapaya, produced by Apple Juice Kid. Stream it below, check out their previous stomper single "Cho Cho Cho," and look for the full Amani Goma EP dropping tomorrow! Below that, watch a behind-the-scenes episode of Congo Beat Making Lab.

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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