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Video: Walshy Fire On Bridging African & Caribbean Sounds In 'ABENG'

In 'Moments With: Walshy Fire,' we sit down with Walshy Fire to talk about the many inspirations behind ABENG, Kenya's role in the process, the label of "afrobeats," and pushing positive music.

Walshy Fire—producer, DJ and member of Major Lazer—recently released his latest record, ABENG.

Throughout its 11 songs, the new album aims to be a conversation between the Caribbean and Africa, featuring some of the biggest names across the dancehall and afro-fusion scenes like Mr Eazi, Kranium, Ice Prince, Demarco, Wizkid, Runtown and many more.

We sat down with Walshy Fire to talk about the many inspirations behind ABENG and its title, Kenya's role in the process, the label of "afrobeats," and pushing positive music.

Watch below.

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Walshy Fire Links Up with Mr Eazi & Kranium In the Colorful Music Video for 'Call Me'

Get into the latest single off of Walshy Fire's upcoming project, "Abeng."

Walshy Fire has been on a roll, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect from his new album Abeng with "No Negative Vibes" and "Round of Applause." Now, the Jamaican-born DJ enlists Mr Eazi and Kranium for another cross-cultural collab with his latest single, "Call Me."

The music video, directed by Jocelyn Cooper, has also dropped and is a colorful affair—nodding to both the Ghanaian and Rastafarian flags with the monochrome scenes of yellow, green and red.

"This is basically a song for the ladies. It took me about three years to put it together. Of the songs on the album, I'm most proud of this one," Walshy Fire says to Billboard. "I think this is going to be one of the biggest songs I've ever done. We had so much fun on the video shoot. I haven't seen a video connect to a song [lyrically] in such a way in a long time and I'm extremely proud of how it came out."

Watch "Call Me" below.

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Watch Major Lazer's New Video For 'Tied Up' Featuring Mr Eazi & Raye

Major Lazer take things to Ghana for this new clip.

Major Lazer have been sharing some great collaborations with the likes of Burna Boy for "All My Life" and Babes Wodumo in "Orkant/Balance Pon It."

A third one has now dropped in the form of "Tied Up," which features Mr Eazi and London singe Raye. It comes accompanied by a striking new music video that focuses on the buzzing youth of Accra, Ghana.

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Watch Major Lazer & Burna Boy's New Video For 'All My Life'

This is the best video you'll see all week.

Major Lazer just dropped the new video for their latest single "All My Life," featuring none-other-than Burna Boy.

The dancehall-tinged production is paired with a stunning new music video, which was shot in Nigeria by South African filmmaker Adriaan Louw. The clip spans from cuts of Burna Boy on a roof to striking dance routines on Lagos' busy streets and night spots.

"Over the past few years we've had the chance to tour extensively and work with artists across Africa," says Diplo. "These music scenes continue to inspire the music we make and sets we play. We wanted to bridge our music as Major Lazer with all these new sounds and genres coming out of Africa."

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