Tag Archives: R2Bees

New Video: R2Bees – Over

 

You guys know the love I have for the collective that is R2Bees but lately they just don’t seem to be giving me the sounds I want to hear. I’m not even going to discuss the single Plantain Chips.. It is what it is. It’s out for your listening pleasure and if you enjoy it then you enjoy it . 

To move on from that the group release their follow up single Over. The Hi-Life track was produced by Killbeatz and the video was directed by Patrick Ellis Films.

Check it out..

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New Video: R2Bees – Plantain Chips

Just the other day my sister asked “Where have R2Bees gone?” in which I replied “Oh don’t worry, December is round the corner. The Christmas bangers will soon be release.”

Well.. As if on cue Mugeez and Paedae are back with their… interesting new single Plantain Chips. I can’t even tell you what the single is about because I have no clue. The video was directed by ThisIsbutta and looks like it was shot between New York and Ghana.

The song is not what I was expecting… I’m going to let you be the judge of this one….

I hope this was just a throwaway single because….. :/
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New Video: Mr Eazi x Mugeez – Business

Earlier this year Mr Eazi released his highly anticipated Lagos To Accra Mixtape and one of my personal favourites was this single Business featuring Mugeez of R2Bees. The track was produced by none other than KillBeatz and looks to be shot on location somewhere in South Africa.

Mr Eazi is another one of my favourites out now. When are we getting that Tekno x Mr Eazi collaboration that they were teasing us with because I am ready!

Check out the video below..

Also when are we getting new R2Bees music please? I am tired of waiting -_-
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New Video: R2Bees Ft Wizkid – Tonight

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Yaay my boys are back!  Finally

I have been waiting all year for a solid body of work from R2bees!! 

The Ghanaian duo have been quiet for the majority of 2016 but as if to get the ball rolling for 2017 the group release a visual for their new single Tonight featuring Wizkid. I am not too sure where the video was shot but it was directed by Sesan for Film Factory.

Now.. I hope this means we have an album coming in 2017… I have waited and listened to Refuse To Be Broke enough already!

Check out the video for Tonight below…

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New Music: R2Bees X Wizkid – More

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Finally I have been waiting for new R2Bees for ages!

My favourite boys are back! After having a relatively quiet (Minus there sold out London show) 2016 my favourite boys R2Bees are back with new music.

I know that the boys have been recording for most of this year and have also undergone some label changes signing to Wizkids Starboy Worldwide imprint with Paedae taking on a manegerial role at the label so it’s great to actually get some new music. The single More was produced by Del’B and hopefully serves as something in the run up to a new album..

Check it out…

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Events: Afrobeats Music Festival – R2Bees Live

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I don’t need to go on about how much I love R2Bees.. You guys know this already..

Afrobeats Music Festival is back on Saturday 30th July and this year it is headlined by none other than Ghanaian super duo R2BEES. Taking place at Indigo2 R2Bees will be accompanied by none other than The Compozers with support from some of your UK Afrobeats favourites including Moelogo and Mr Silva and hosted by Abrantee. With a catalog full of HITS including I Dey Mad Oh, Kiss Your Hand, Love, Slow Down and Lobi to name a few this is bound to be a wicked night!

You can purchase your tickets Here or at Shoobs.com

or Call

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08448 24 48 24 / 07415 643 254
This is certainly not one to miss..
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My 2015 Top Ten Wrap Up!

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My Annual Wrap Up for 2015 is here!

 If I am going to be completely honest with you all 2015 was a poor year in Afrobeats (For me). I just felt like the music was not as good as it could have been, don’t get me wrong there have been some very good tracks this year but they came out in the midst of a lot of not so good tracks. I must admit that towards the end of the year (like every year) it began to pick up again but nothing throughout the year really excited me (Minus the Ojuelegba remix). Afrobeats has become dare I say stagnant? Anyway! All moaning aside I still have tracks that I really enjoyed this year so without further ado in no particular order, here are my favourite tracks of 2015.

Mr Eazi ft Efya – Skin Tight

This year has definitely been Mr Eazi’s year with not one but two hit tracks! After first hitting the scene with Pipi Dance (in 2012/2013) he has managed to really introduce himself this year as an artist with hit song Bankulize and the follow up smash Skin Tight if there is any artist I am looking forward to hearing from in 2016 it is Mr Eazi. He has won my interest! P.S How nice is the location of this video? I love the fact that Ghanaians are starting to realise the importance of tourism and how they can use good locations within Ghana for their videos. The video was directed by Nana Asiehene and was shot at the Zaina Lodge, in Mole Northern Ghana. 

Tekno – Duro

This is one of maybe four songs that I have consistently repeated throughout the whole year that I love! Triple MG’s Tekno is actually one of the few artists that I get excited about when I hear new music. Last year he gave us the catchy single Dance and this year he has blessed us with the hit that is Duro. I just love this song and can’t wait to see what he gives us in 2016.

Stonebwoy – Higher  

Stonebwoy is one of the hardest working artists to come out of Ghana and he was rewarded this year with a BET Award for Best International Act. Earlier this year he released Higher and the video dropped on Christmas Day (Directed by Lex MacCarthy) and is currently one of the tracks killing it in Ghana.

Burna Boy – Soke

To be honest this track needs no explanation Burna Boy came hard earlier this year with the sultry single Soke. Now I am not Nigerian and I do not understand Yoruba but from the translations I have been told the lyrics are quite saucy! Ok Burna.. I see you.

R2Bees – Makoma

You all know how much I love R2Bees and this year they continued their string of hits with Makoma and Concert Party sticking with their new found recipe of classic Hi-Life sounds and productions. Here’s to hoping 2016 brings a new album! I am here for just about anything R2Bees offer to me but you guys already know I am openly biased towards them.

Leriq ft Wizkid – Say You Love Me

Leriq continued his string of hits this year with the sexy Wizkid assisted single Say You Love Me and also the Wande Coal assisted smash Wish List (Where is the video for this!) off his album The Lost Sounds that was released earlier this year. Let’s hope this continues into 2016. 

Bisa Kdei – Mansa

Now that it has fully sunk in with all Ghanaians that Castro may actually not be returning from the underworld, Ghana has to look to a new hit maker and the strongest contender in that lane right now is the Azonto Ghost hit maker Bisa Kdei. Bisa had all the Ghanaian hall parties grooving with both Mansa and Brother Brother, let’s hope we have more feel good hi-life singles from Bisa Kdei in 2016

Masterkraft ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally

Nigerian producer Masterkraft rounded off the year nicely with this hit Finally featuring Flavour N’abania and Sarkodie. Everything about this song makes me happy, the track, the visuals and the three ladies dancing on the sand after Sarkodie’s verse (lol). It would be great to see more collaborations between African acts across the continent especially Ghana and Nigeria, I feel as though we don’t get enough of them and a lot of the time they seem to work well. 

M.anifest – Forget Them

Personally I think this song was criminally underrated but then again Manifest does not make your typical Afrobeats Music so it is understandable why the song was not as big as I personally think it should have been this year.

Wizkid x Drake x Skepta – Ojulegba (Remix)

Last but not the least! Notably the biggest collaboration to happen this year (and can we say in Afrobeats so far?) Drake and Skepta jumped on one of the biggest tracks of 2014/15 opening Afrobeats to a whole new crowd. In turn we started to see such artists like Swiss Beats, Alicia Keys and Kylie Jenner grooving to the track across social media. To top it all off Wiz and Skepta performed the track live in Lagos together on Skepta’s recent trip to Nigeria.  Sweeeet

So those are my top ten tracks of 2015! I could of added maybe one or two more (Lil Kesh – Efejoku and Wande Coal ft Patoranking – My Women to name a few) but in all honesty aside from these 12 tracks or so I haven’t liked much else this year. Usually it’s hard for me to narrow it down but not this year. If there ever was a time for Afrobeats to break into the mainstream in the UK (Reggie and Bollie anyone? lol)  it is now so here is to hoping that 2016 brings banger after banger (Please! I beg oohh)!

PEACE!

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Mixes: DJ Neptizzle Presents – The Ultimate Afrobeats 2015

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I can’t believe it has been 5 years already! I’m pretty sure I have every version of the Ultimate Afrobeats Mixes either on my laptop or on a CD somewhere and boy oh boy has time flown past. 

Last Friday Dj Neptizzle kicked things into gear for his 5th UAB15 mix with a launch party at the lovely South Place Hotel. The event was packed with nothing but good vibes, good drinks, a photo booth and cupcakes! (It’s always a good event when cupcakes are involved). With Neptizzle and DJ Big L spinning the tunes the crowd got to hear a good mixture of old and new school tunes and mingle. To cap the night off all guests were given a goody bag with the new mix and a set of chopstick (Which funnily enough I just learnt how to use!) . Great night indeed!

The mix is full of some of the biggest tracks of the year so far including Wiz’s Ojuelegba remix, Burna Boy’s Soke and Mr Eazi’s Bankulise to name a few..

Anyway enough of my talking… I know you guys want the goodies so here is the official mix for you all.

Enjoy 🙂 

Link via Souncloud 

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New Video: R2Bees – Makoma

R2Bee’s are still on their US tour but have managed to squeeze out not only their new single but have managed to follow it up with a brand  new video. Check out the visuals for their new single Makoma directed once again by Nana Kofi Asihene.

P.s Scouring through the Youtube comments I have seen a lot of mixed reviews on the video. I personally like it, for the type of track that it is and what it means it really does not need a lot of action to distract from the beauty of it. I think the visual of the couple and the live band scenario blends really well with the track. But that’s just my opinion.. Remember I am also biased when it comes to R2Bees lol.  

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New Music: R2Bees – Makoma

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Fresh off the back of their SXSW performance Ghanaian supergroup R2Bees release fresh new music this time entitled Makoma. The single was produced by Kaywa.

Love this! There’s just something about Mugeez’s voice. Check it out..

Download Here

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