That’s what this is all about here: selecting bands and tunes that bring something new to the beat.

Many afrobeat compilations have been released these last years, all with interesting and varied tracklistings; hits from the golden age, forgotten pearls, essential bands, thematic collections and even electro oriented comps.

On the same period, afrobeat kept growing; after Fela’s death, many emerging bands in the world chose to take on Fela’s legacy and to carry the flame, but also to emancipate themselves from the Black President’s music and rules.

These have been digested in their various influences – even if a strong rhythm basis often remains – to lead to a complex afrobeat tree, made of thousands of bands and multiple branches, all tangled up with other music genres.

That’s what this is all about here: selecting bands and tunes that bring something new to the beat.

Track Listing

01THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRAMISTA PRESIDENT06:37
02NOMOBETTER THAN THAT06:32
03RAMSES REVOLUTIONIN CONTROL07:39
04CAFE-CREME & LES FRERES SMITHLA MARCHE DES SMITH05:59
05SARAVAH SOULARROZ COM FEIJOAO05:49
06OCOTE SOUL SOUNDS & ADRIAN QUESADALA REJA05:06
07TINCANLEAVE THE KEYS05:39
08OGHENE KOLOGBO & AFROBEAT ACADEMYOPEN YOUR EYE06:20
09THE AFROROCKERZ FEAT. RUTH TAFEBECORRUPT04:09
10AKOYA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLEPELOTERA06:24
11KUTIMANLOSING IT04:27
12KALETA & ZOZO AFROBEATBABA NLA IYA06:15
13MINIMOOGLIA FUNK FOR FELA - AFRO JAM05:46

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Release Date
2008

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