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Audio: DJ Juls' 'Summertime Afrobeat Mix Vol. 2' [Mixtape]

Check out Ghanaian artist DJ Juls's "Summertime Afrobeat Mix Vol.2"


DJ Juls — the man behind The Jungle Book Beat Tape and the best FOKN Bois remix — comes through with a near 2-hour excursion into the latest club hits from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, adding some Francophone tunes in for good measure. Usual suspects Wizkid, Sarkodie, E.L., P-Square, Ice Prince and a laundry list others are all present in Juls' Summertime Afrobeat Mix Vol. 2. Stream this scorcher, via Akwaaba, and see the full tracklist below.

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SummerTime Afrobeat Mix Vol. 2

1. Sheyman-My Money Remix

2. Ruff N Smooth-Azingele Remix

3. Bracket ft Wizkid-Girl

4. Wizkid-Wiz Party

5. Sauce Kid ft Davido-Carolina

6. Sarkodie ft E.L-Dangerous

7. Magic System-Premier Gaou

8. Naeto C-Gentle

9. P Square ft Tiwa Savage-Do As I Do

10. Wizkid-Pakarumo

11.Skales-Mukulu

12. E.L ft Donaeo-LifeSaver

13. DJ Cleo-Facebook

14. Liquideep-BBM

15. Black Coffee-Juju Remix

16. Professor Oskido-Jezebel

17. Five five-Bossu Kena

18. Mr Silva-Boomboomtah

19. Gasmilla-Aboodatoi

20. Guru-Lapaz Toyota

21. Timaya-Shake Ya Bum

22. P Square- Chop My Money Remix

23. Vibz Squad-Wadi mi Sika

24. Buk Bak-Kolom

25. Donaeo-Move to the Gyal Dem

26. Dee Money-Kpokpo O Body

27. Ruff N Smooth-Ye be Sa

28. E.L-Obuu Mo

29. Iyanya-Kukere

30. Guru-Karaoke

31. Brymo-Ara

32. E.L.-Egbee Mli

33. Keche-Aluguntugui

34. E.L ft N-Dex and Stargo-Wawolo

35. R2Bees ft Wizkid-Dance

36. Stay Jay-Twa me La la

37. Stay Jay-Yenko Nkoaa

38. Duncan Almighty-Obianuju

39. Kaakie-Toffee Pon Tongue

40. Ice Prince-Magician

41. Sarkodie-Azonto Fiesta

42. Olamide ft Wizkid-Omo to Shan

43. Ice Prince-Superstar

44. W4-Wa Gba Kontrol

45. Davido-Dami Duro

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