This weekend, we take off from Ghana with our most favorite jam this year – Jojo Abot’s “To Li” – a sound concoction of electro-ragga, Afrobeat, and melodious switching between Ewe, Ga and pidgin. The single is from her 2015 debut EP, Fyfya Woto. Try and fight this tune out of your brain – we’d like to see you!
Catching a more riddim party vibe, Ghana/Nigeria’s Mr. Eazi releases a video for “Hollup”, a certifiable banger especially with the addition of Joey B’s effortlessly cool flow.
South Africa’s deep house DJ, Black Coffee, gives us calming visuals for “Come with Me” featuring Mque for those who are chill at heart. Jumping across to the Middle East, Yemen Blues teams up with Malian rapper, Oxmo Puccino, for the solid Afro-funk jam, “Satisfaction”.
Rwanda’s Buravan & Austin give us “Urwo Ngukunda”, a love rock tune with an African twist. The next track on the mixtape displays intriguing visuals and eccentric movement from Slovenia’s Branko featuring the talent of South Africa’s Nonku Phiri and Mr. Carmack in “Let Me Go”. Yulien Oviedo’s “Cuba Esta de Moda” gives off a Latin-trap-salsa energy while the video showcases the lush vividness of Cuba.
The Parisian rapper KeBlack sonically hi-fives us with “J’ai Déconné” – infectious Afro-Carribbean rhythms that pound out of speakers and moving bodies. Ending this week’s list is Jamaican artist, Runkus, whose new track “Move Yuh Feet” shakes with undeniable dance fire.