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Alec Lomami's 'Ambience A Gogo' Mixtape Is Essential Listening

Alec Lomami’s latest mix is a tapestry of soundscapes—from heavy trap to fast-paced afrobeats, rumba and plenty of remixes.

Kinshasa rapper and DJ Alec Lomami’s latest mix, Ambiance A Gogo, is a tapestry of soundscapes of contemporary music from the continent.


It features heavy trap to fast-paced afrobeats, rumba and some notable remixes—look out for the rework of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

In an e-mail to OkayAfrica, Lomami describes Ambiance A Gogo as “a mix of bangers that will make you dance and a foretaste of what you’ll be hearing from my DJ sets.”

Lomami decided to be a DJ because he only heard Anglophone African music in the US, where he's currently based. “So I thought, fuck it, I should transition from AUX cable extraordinaire to your next favorite push button DJ,” he says. “I could try to put all this music, regardless of language genre and region, out there. Ambiance A Gogo was born.”

The mix features music from artists such as Biz Ice from Congo, Jovi from Cameroon, Anbuley from Ghana, Fabragas Le Metis Noir from DRC, Maleek Berry from Nigeria and Nasty C from South Africa, among others.

Listen to the mix above.

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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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