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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #33: BEATENBERG

Download anew Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from South African pop music group Beatenberg


Cape Town trio Beatenberg play a saccharine blend of South African electropop. The band — composed of vocalist/guitarist Matthew Field, bass player Ross Dorkin and drummer Robin Brink — have been making waves in SA with the release of "Echoes," their infectious and airy ballad that dropped earlier this year.

The boys hold down the reigns for our latest installment of Africa In Your Earbuds, delivering a robot-introduced (you'll see) multi-genre excursion into classic selections from around the continent — including tracks by Vieux Farka Touré, Bheki Mseleku, George Sibanda, Glen Lewis, and Fela.

Stream/download AIYE #33: Beatenberg below! Big up to Underdog for the cover artwork.

TRACKLIST

1. Great Circle's Tune II - Lukas Ligeti

2. Shukran Bamba - Youssou N'Dour - Senegal

3. Eyando - Richard Bona - Cameroon

4. Cherié Lé - Vieux Farka Touré - Mali

5. Akh Issudar - Terakaft - Mali

6. Otachikpopo - Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - Nigeria

7. Gongs ga - Mustapha Tettley Addy (Master Drummer) - Ghana

8. Wicked Whispers - Andile Yenana - South Africa

9. Blues for Afrika - Bheki Mseleku - South Africa

10. Mamelodi - Bheki Mseleku - South Africa

11. Vumvum - Brown Dash - South Africa

12. Burn Out - Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse - South Africa

13. Baile - Taboo - South Africa

14. Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama - Amaswazi Emvelo - South Africa

15. Guabi Guabi - George Sibanda - Zimbabwe

16. Burnin' up - Glen Lewis - South Africa

17. Water No Get Enemy - Fela Kuti - Nigeria

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: M1 [DEAD PREZ]BODDHI SATVAL’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEMENOMADIC WAXTHE BROTHER MOVES ONLVBEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKECHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGARICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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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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