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R2Bees to headline Europe’s Biggest Afrobeats Music Festival!

The landmark event is timed perfectly as the multiple award winners & BET nominated artists R2bees announce a brand new album and joint venture with Wiz Kid and his Starboy Worldwide Record Label with Paedae, also known as Omar Sterling being made the President of Starboy Worldwide – making the collaboration the most powerful force in Afrobeats globally!!

Taking place the Indigo 02 the much vaunted festival-line up is hosted by UK Afrobeats crooner Abrantee (Capital Xtra) and supported by the worlds most noted and sought after Afrobeats live band The Compozers; including the biggest names in UK Afrobeats Moelogo, May7ven, Mista Silva, Atumpan and Jaij Hollands with additional support by rising stars K.Weezy, Ray & Double A.

The Festival tailored to foster unity and excellence in Afrobeats will be a show-stopping experience that will guarantee festival goers an amazing show; from psychedelic stage and on-screen visuals, cultural dance and a strong lineup of performers headlined by Ghanaian megastar duo R2BEES.

DJ line up include: DJ Fifi, DJ Sean and DJ Bills!

Get your tickets for Europe’s Biggest Afrobeats Music Festival with R2Bees here or here

Date: Saturday 30th July

Venue: Indigo O2 , Peninsula Way SE10 0DZ

Doors open at 7pm sharp!


Dj Abrantee: The Ultimate Afrobeats!!

Choice FM Presents ‘The Ultimate Afrobeats’ Mixed by DJ ABRANTEE!



The Ultimate Mix  

Featuring 30 of the biggest Afrobeats tracks of the year, Choice FM and DJ Abrantee have brought together, the very best artists and musicians in the genre of Afrobeats in what can only be described as the most exciting compilation release of the year. Expect nothing but hits from your favourite Afrobeats stars such as D’BanjP-SquareWande CoalR2beesD-Black and Atumpan amongst many others.

Joining these Afrobeats heavyweights on this hugely anticipated Choice FM compilation are some of the finest and most sought after UK and International artists of 2012, including Conor MaynardNeyoLemar and Tinchy Stryder, who appears courtesy of his brand new collaboration with Ghanaian group R2Bees titled “Believe Me”.

U.K R&B star Lemar – who has had a resurgent 2012 with one of the best R&B albums of the year – links up with U.K Afrobeats rising star Skob for the Afrostar Afrobeats Remix of his latest single “First Time”. Afrostar also works his remix magic on Conor Maynard’s chart-topping single “Turn Around” featuring Neyo……


International Stars

Alongside these exclusive collaborations and massive remixes, Choice FM’s Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection boasts some of the biggest tunes of 2012, from “Chop My Money” by P-Square, “Carolina” by Sauce Kid and one of the biggest Afrobeats tunes to come out from the UK, “Boom Boom Tah” by Mista Silva Feat. Flava, Kwamz and Skob.

With Afrobeats music continuing to reshape the global music landscape and move further into the mainstream in 2012; the world is sitting up and paying attention to the genre’s every move. DJ Abrantee, supported by Choice FM, is right at the forefront of this revolution, especially with his pioneering Afrobeats Radio Show which has been bringing the very best of Afrobeats to its UK audiences every week since April 2011.

With the release of Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection, Choice FM continues to be at the very cutting edge of propagating Afrobeats music to the world.

Hosting this compilation alongside Choice FM is DJ Abrantee, who has been one of the leading faces in the UK Afrobeats scene. His hunger and passion for Afrobeats music knows no bounds as he continues to champion the genre and bring it further to the attention of more mainstream and far-reaching audiences all over the country.


“The Ultimate Afrobeats”

His last compilation mixtape caused a massive stir in the UK and featured the best New Afrobeats tracks which went on to become massive hits in 2012, like D’Banj’s “Oliver Twist”, May7ven’s “Ten Ten” and “The Thing” by Atumpan. Mainstream media such as The GuardianEvening Standard and CNN all wanted a piece of the superstar DJ and Afrobeats music. Second time around, DJ Abrantee has gone one better in facilitating the production of massive hits, exclusive collaborations and a bevy of international stars – Conor MaynardNeyoLemarTinchy Stryder – all featured on Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection.

Whether you’re a huge fan of Afrobeats music, a new listener to the genre or simply looking for infectious dance music that will enthral and captivate you, this compilation has everything that you need! From the classic tunes that defined 2012 to the future hits of 2013, Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection has it all!

Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection Official release 7th January 2013.

Pre-Order Today on iTunes: http://bit.ly/afrobeatsultimatecollection



New music from former Vibe Squad member

DeeVS Drops The Most Anticipated ‘SHINE’ 

UK Afrobeats most versatile artist ‘Dee’ has finally released his much-anticipated single-SHINE.

Dee Versatile (DeeVS), a former member of ‘Vibe Squad’ has shared centre stage with internationally celebrated artistes like Nigeria’s own 2face Idibia, and has opened shows for breakthrough Nigerian artistes- D’banj, Naeto C and Ikechuwku.

His talent has fetched him stage performance alongside Ice Prince and Ghana’s very own Atumpan (the thing), R2bees, Tiffany, Stay Jay and Castro.

As a well-known artiste in the AfroBeat Movement in UK, ‘DeeVS’ has had the opportunity to perform alongside successful musicians like Mista Silva, Fuse ODG, Kwamz & Flava and Tribal Man.

Dee Versatile (DeeVS) real name Derrick Abaitey established his musical interest during his early school days in Ghana before relocating to the UK where he has perfected his talent.

By early 2006 he had developed his production and vocal skills while working on his 1st album in “KingsBeat” studio. During this time, he formed the Urban musical group called “Vibe Squad” and within 2 months of forming the group, they completed their first hit album “Boo Yi”.

Apart from music, DeeVS is currently studying for his MPharm Degree.

Dee’s new record ‘SHINE’ was recorded by HT Records UK and the official video for the song will be released in few weeks.

Download: http://www.hulkshare.com/ww9kea1v7chs

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/officialdeevs/deevs-shine-iamdeevs/s-62Had

Contact: Bookings@htrecords.co.uk

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iamDeeVS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdeevs

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/officialdeevs

Website: http://www.officialDeeVS.tumblr.com

Hottest Afrobeat event this summer!

Afrobeats at Somerset House


Afrobeats is the hottest new music genre of the 21st Century & DJ Abrantee is proud to present the biggest Afrobeats event of the summer at Somerset House located in the heart of London’s capital.

Kicking off the Somerset Summer Series DJ Abrantee has placed this amazing international venue on the Afrobeats map.

On Saturday July 14th from 7pm this exclusive location will unite the BIGGEST African acts to headline with the hottest A-list DJs under one roof.

These will include:

Olu Maintain from Nigeria – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4kuP1t53s

Atumpan from Ghana – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-me4d9poJf0&feature=youtu.be

First Lady of Afrobeats May7ven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqLCC0FQHo

Team Afrobeats UK’s Vibe Squad – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBElLYottKk

Mista Silva, Skob, Flava & Kwamz – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT8EKnEd_0Q&feature=plcp

From Sierra Leonne Tyroon Da Prince – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eZQZhCucfk

From Angola is SOA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6RQJIafgM&feature=plcp

Opening up the show will be the Ablade Cultural Dance Troop. Entertaining the diverse elite crowd with a mix of the biggest tunes are DJs Nyari, Afro B, DNA, Alordia, Solid Vybz, Amour, Ray P, Wavy J, Random and of course Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee.

Get your tickets for this amazing event at www.ticketmania.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk and for general information call +447506710795. Promo link » http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JdADCRDyOs&feature=plcp

Calling all Afrobeat lovers…

DJ Abrantee’s AFROBEAT SUNDAYS is BACK  @ Proud 2 on the 6th May 2012!


The sold-out event held in January 2012 at the Indig02 which played host to Nigerian Afro-hip hop superstar ICE PRINCE returns!

This time on Bank Holiday May 6th with Ghana’s hottest Afrobeats megastar  ATUMPAN “The Ting” with Special Guest performances. Popular Choice FM DJ and presenter Abrantee will host the event at the 3000 capacity Proud 2 inside the 02.

Armed with the heaviest line up of the best Afrobeats DJ’s, artists, music and a super team, the highly rated Afrobeat Sundays on May the 6th is a date not to be missed! An event that not only attracts the cream of the crop of the music industry, from Tinchy Stryder, Lethal B, Doneo but also premiership footballers, models and the hottest fashion designers.  But it’s probably the only spot you will catch HipHop DJ Tim Westwood on the dance floor doing the Azonto!!! It doesn’t take much to get the party started at Afrobeat Sundays; just good ol’ Afrobeats music and people to party till 5am in the morning.

To avoid facing a “SOLD OUT” message it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets start at £10 and available at Ticketmania (www.ticketmania.co.uk) or call +44 (0) 75355 60225

For press enquiries and accreditation contact press@dlauk.com

Follow twitter : @afrobeatuk

Atumpan Presents…

The Talking Drum

Ghanaian dancehall musician Atumpan who’s had popular hits with The Thing, Sisimuden, Give & Take and Let’s Take a Ride has released his anticipated EP (The Talking Drum).

Atumpan, real name Frank Elinam Cobinah burst into the music scene last year with his highly catchy single The Thing featuring Stone da Flowking of Bradez. Despite his involvement in the Ghana music industry for over 12 years, Atumpan’s big break came just last year due to his tenacity and desire to break into the international music scene. Since then the artist has had successful follow up singles with Sisimuden and Give & Take, and has collaborated with some of Ghana’s biggest artists, including Stay Jay as well as performing at the Hiplife Festival in London last year.

EP (The Talking Drum) is a 15 track album that will appeal to music lovers everywhere. A mixture of hiplife, azonto, reggae and dancehall, the album also features an array of artists, such as Sizzla, Ginalee and Cabo Snoop, as well as hit singles ‘The Thing’, ‘Sisimuden’, Give &Take and Let’s Take a Ride.

Atumpan’s The Talking Drum is available on iTunes so make sure you click below to grab your copy!


Follow Atumpan on Twitter @AtumpanGH

By Yaa Nyarko

Afrobeats: Ghanaian’s Atumpan & Stay Jay

Atumpan is back with a hot new track called ‘Sisimuden’. This time ‘the teacher’, who brought us the massive hit ‘The Thing’ has teamed up with shashee wowo rapper Stay Jay. Atumpan, who has described himself as an ‘underground dancehallist’ does not disappoint on this track. ‘Sisimuden’ is definitely something to write home about and a great follow up single to the highly popular ‘The Thing’. Having just released his album ‘The Talking Drum’, this will be the second single off the 15 track album.

Sisimuden’ is a high energy song that will get you off your feet and dancing in no time. Atumpan and Stay Jay have done an excellent job on this track! Their lyrics are on point and with such a banging beat, I’m sure this track is going to be big! Check the song out!

By Yaa Nyarko

Afrobeats: Free Download – The Thing!


DOWNLOAD HERE: Listen & Download

To doubt the “Azonto” invasion has helped lots of artists hit the limelight. Artists like Stay Jay, Eduwodzi, Atumpan, Cash Unit and the likes have benefited hugely from the invasion. It’s amazing how one song can take an artists far. Ruff N Smooth went far with their hit song “Swagger” and so is “Atumpan”. I hope Atumapan’s song win the most popular song of the year as it’s made lots of noise these past few months. He’s remixed the song with the sensational trio “V.I.P.”  The remix reprises the same instrumental produced by “PeeWee”. Let’s listen together and get our azonto’s on and remember where you heard it 1st.


Tiffany – Rock My Body

Tiffany’s dance anthem: is Ghana ready?

I saw Tiffany’s latest video ‘Rock My Body’ some few days ago and my initial response to the song itself was quite negative. Why? Simply because it was a club tune. With funky and afrobeats reigning in Ghana at the moment, a club tune was the last thing I expected to hear coming from Ghana. And yet there it was.

Tiffany, who burst into the music scene last year with the highly popular ‘Fake London Boy’ song has established herself firmly in Ghana, proving to be one of the few female artists in Ghana who can hold her own on the mike. Her follow-up single ‘Last One’ ft Castro was a hit, and she recently performed at the Hiplife Festival with the likes of Kwabena Kwabena, Ruff & Smooth, Stay Jay, Atumpan and others at the Indigo2 in London.

So I was expecting a lot from this song. After my first listen of ‘Rock My Body’ I immediately dismissed the song and was really disappointed. But then I got thinking, was I listening to the song with my afrobeat/funky/hiplife frame of mind or my club/dance frame of mind? Because let’s be real, it was not what I was expecting to hear. A lot of music coming out of Ghana now has a distinctive sound, and having been bombarded with so many funky tunes in the last couple of months, I wasn’t expecting anything different. But after a few more listens, ‘Rock My Body’ grew on me. If like me you loved Chris Brown’sYeah 3x’ and ‘Check It Out’ by Nicki Minaj ft Will.I.Am, then you’ll like this one, as ‘Rock My Body’ is kind of like a crossover between the two.

I can understand why this song might not go down well with some listeners as it’s not what we’re used to hearing from Ghanaian artists. However it’s a catchy tune, and I rate Tiffany for stepping out of the box and doing something different. I can easily picture a song like this being played in clubs here, and if Ghanaian artists want to tap into the international market, then diversifying their music and not just catering solely Ghanaians is definitely the way forward.

Check out the video and let us know what you think?

By Yaa Nyarko