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Okayafrica Presents Electrafrique Dakar With Rancido, DJ Cortega & African Headshake!

We touch down in Senegal on April 15 for a new edition of Electrafrique with Rancido, DJ Cortega & African Headshake.


Okayafrica is touching down in Senegal and joining forces again with Les Petites Pierres and Sisi La Famille to host a new edition of Electrafrique on April 15.

The night will see Electrafrique's resident spinner & Okayafrica fam DJ Cortega rocking his afro-house and kuduro tracks alongside Rotterdam-based Surinamese producer Rancido's deep house beats. Senegalese DJ African Headshake will also be in the mix.

If you’ll be there, make sure to Instagram your Electrafrique Dakar party pictures tagging @Okayafrica. The best photo of the night will win an Okayafrica Logo T-shirt in the size & color of their choice.

Check out all of the additional info over at the event's Facebook page and get acquainted with the sounds of Rancido from his Erykah Badu remix below.

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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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