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Trap Funk & Alivio. Photo: Max Fonseca.

Afrobeat Meets Favela Funk in This New EP From Trap Funk & Alivio and DJ Moma

Get into the explosive Bafro EP.

TrapFunk & Alivio are a Brazilian group coming out with some truly high-energy, melting pot music built on influences from their home of Salvador, Bahia.

The quartet—which is comprised of Dj Alle-x, Manno Lipe, Dj MG and Banha—has previously collaborated with NY producer Kashaka and is now dropping a new EP alongside Everyday People's DJ Moma.


The 4-track Bafro sees Moma and Trap Funk & Alivio experimenting with fusing the rhythms of afrobeat and Brazil's funk carioca (favela funk). The EP features collaborations with Brazil's Ouro, Dutch singer Jo Sarah and Nigeria's Teekay Tha Newborn.

"We produced collectively using branches of afrobeat, funk carioca, rhythms of Salvador - Bahia," Trap Funk & Alivio tell OkayAfrica. "Bafro is the meeting of Afro rhythms found in the Global Bass universe that goes from Goias to Amsterdam, from Sudan to Nigeria, from Bahia to Brooklyn, from Brooklyn to Suriname, from Suriname to Cuba."

"The fact that the visual concept is in the woods or 'the forest' is meant to express the common exploiting diversity. Making an allusion to the universe of 'Rhythm' and stating that the owner is Africa. Woods and rhythm are a 'common' path that represents the greatness of the rhythmic possibilities that naturally exist in the world," mentions TFA.

Listen to our premiere of Bafro below and stream it now on Deezer, Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, and Tidal.


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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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