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Dj Abrantee: The Ultimate Afrobeats!!

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

 

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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

 

 

Mista Silva to release new EP

MISTA SILVA PRESENTS FULL VIM EP

 

London based artist, Mr Papa Kwame Amponsa known famously as Mista Silva has currently been taking the Afrobeats music scene by storm. With hits such as Bo Won Sem Ma Me, Wadi Mi Sika and his most recent smash hit Boom Boom Tah, this year is looking very promising for the rising star.

June 24th sees the release of his new EP entitled Full Vim, which features collaborations from some of the best Afrobeats artists in the game right now. In association with the EP, Mista Silva will be having a launch party which will feature live performances from Fuse ODG, girl band Dzama Girls and his UK collective.

The EP proves to Afrobeats lovers just how talented and versatile Mista Silva is, as he cultivates his love for music into this amazing body of work.

Mista Silva created a hype around his name when he started off as a funky house MC, and then changed his style of music after a visit to Ghana a few years ago, since his energy and explosive lyrics have had his name rolling off every Afrobeat lovers tongue.

Since this successful transition he has worked alongside the likes of Ghanaian Afrobeats artists Stay Jay, known famously for his track Shashewo, as well as Keche, and Atumpan. UK based group Vibe Squad are also on his impressive music C.V. He is part of a collective which features Flava, Kwamz, Skob, A Star and C-Don, who are the main guys behind the success of his smash hit singles.

2012 has been a very busy year for Mista Silva, having been interviewed by one of the best DJ’s in the music industry; Tim Westwood himself. His songs added to the playlists at Choice Fm and BBC 1xtra which is a great achievement as Afrobeats slowly builds a repertoire around the globe.

Mista Silva will be opening Wiz Kid’s concert this June with his UK Collective, and just recently was added to Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender. It’s non-stop for him so make sure you stay tuned for more news and buy his EP on 24 June.

Ace & Vis say: ‘He’s The one to rave the Afrobeats flag in the UK’.

Tim Westwood says: ‘He’s the hottest UK Afrobeats artitst at the moment’.

The EP will add the extra ‘VIM’ to the rise of Afrobeats music worldwide.

Check out his latest smash hit Boom Boom Tah Featuring Skob, Flava and Kwamz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXgkI7bRFHo

For management and bookings please contact Philip:p_philip2005@yahoo.co.uk (@philippoku)

For more information about the Full Vim EP launch party please contact Gabrielle: gabrielle.dadzie@gmail.com (@Gabrielle_Music)

Full Vim will be available to download from iTunes on 24th May and hard copies will be available to buy from selected stores.

Please feel free to blog/share/download.

Your Afrobeats news and events this summer!

AFROBEATS RADIO SHOW NEW TIME SLOT!!!

 

Following the phenomenal success of the popular AFROBEATS SHOW presented by DJ Abrantee, Choice FM announces a new time slot for the hit show.

This is a positive move for the autonomous genre of a new exciting emerging market in the UK and Europe.

Dbanj‘s UK Top 10 positioning proves the demand and popularity of the genre as DJ Abrantee continues to spearhead the Afrobeats Scene in the UK.

The New Time Slot for AFROBEATS SHOW on Choice FM 

 Saturday Nights 10:00PM – 12 Midnight Starting Sat 2nd June 2012

 LISTEN ONLINE: http://www.choice-fm.co.uk/shows/weekend/afro-beats/

AFROBEATS SUNDAY’S 1st YEAR PARTY!!!

 

To coincide with the announcement of the new time slot on Choice FM, DJ Abrantee is hosting and celebrating 1 year of his SOLD out

 AFROBEAT SUNDAYS EVENTS and a successful 1 Year of the Afrobeats Radio Show @ Proud 2 on the 1st of July

The Afrobeat Sundays brand has firmly secured its existence as a date and event not to missed in every Afrobeats lovers calender. Armed with the heaviest line up of the best Afrobeats DJ’s, music and his super team, the highly anticipated Afrobeat Sundays party on the 1st July is expected to draw in some of the industries major players including A&R’s and record executives who regularly attend his events in search of the next big thing. However, with the best of Afrobeats music on blast and the charismatic DJ Abrantee as host, certainly all work plans will be left at the front door so they can Azonto till 5am in the morning on the dance floor.

 Tickets are available online at www.ticketmania.co.uk or contact 07535 560 225

 For press accreditation email: press@dlauk.com Follow on twitter: @afrobeatuk

 

AFROBEATS @ SOMERSET HO– USE FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER!!!

 

Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee is about to sizzle up the forthcoming UK Summer Festival Season by hosting and presenting a landmark event at one of the capital’s most celebrated historic buildings Somerset House, The Strand, London.

An event which will herald how far the Afrobeats genre has come in such a short period will showcase a wealth of names from the exploding Afrobeats music scene: Nigerian pioneer / superstar Olu MaintainAngola’s Cabo Snoop, Ghana hit maker Atumpan, The 1st lady of Afrobeats May7ven,  and the most sought after Ghanian afrobeats group, Vibe Squad.

The showcase on Saturday 14 July 2012 from 7pm – 12 midnight is part of a series including the likes of US Soul sensation Jill Scott and rising UK singer/RINSE FM favourite Katy B.

Tickets are available now from www.ticketmania.co.uk and www.somersethouse.org.uk Early bird tickets £15 + booking fee

or contact 07535 560 225

Follow Somerset House On Twitter Here… @SomersetHouse

 

DJ Abrantee hosts D’Banj Live in London @ HMV Apollo!!!

To round off the summer of Afrobeats, on 27th August 2012DJ Abrantee will host the ‘Oliver Twist’ superstar and UK Top 10 Artist D’Banj.

Having signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D label following a fierce bidding war, Nigerian Afrobeat sensation D’banj will be joined by the biggest rising stars in music (hot properties) from Nigeria and Ghana. The line up consisting of Super talent, David O,who is arguable the most demanded artist in Nigeria at present, Queen of Afrobeats May7ven whose hit single  “TEN TEN” has taken over the airwaves and clubs worldwide and Vibe Squad who are one of the hottest commodities in the UK Afrobeats scene.

DJ Abrantee has carved out a fruitful career for himself by hosting and promoting some of the most exciting shows over the past 10 years in the UK.  His Sold out Club tours, Radio Show, extensive media coverage and support from the Guardian and Evening Standard Newspapers and production of one of the best and most hyped Afrobeats Mix CD in 2011 has cemented his position as one of the biggest DJ’s in the UK.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with DJ Abrantee and his dynamic super team:

FOLLOW @djabrantee

www.abrantee.com

 

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

UK Chale Show: Eddie Kadi & Neptizzle

233Connect presents “The UK Chale Show” with Eddie Kadi & DJ Neptizzle on XFM 95.1

From the UK straight to the Accra-based station ‘XFM’ a new radio show called “UK Chale” is set to hit the Ghanaian airwaves.

Eddie_Kadi_DJ_Neptizzile_Me_FiRi_GHANA_dot_ComGUBA Award winning DJ ‘Neptizzle’ and leading UK comedian ‘Eddie Kadi’ are teaming up together to provide the latest music from around the world including exclusive mixes from Neptizzle, interviews with celebrities, prank phone calls and priceless comedy by Kadi amongst his guests.

The ‘UK Chale’ show according to 233Connect, is to be aired on Saturdays between the hours of 10pm and 12am. The late night show is targeted at both male and females, aged between 16-40. Aiming to attract trendy, up-market individuals who are quite knowledgeable about the different genres of music, 233Connect hopes to keep the audience one step ahead of the music industry.

Despite the fact both presenters are not Ghanaians, Kadi who is currently a presenter at the number one urban station CHOICE FM has visited Ghana on countless occasions and has an excellent rapport with international acts.

Neptizzle on the other hand is linked to the mega growth of Afro beats in the UK and has recently been awarded for his contribution and talent.

I feel both Kadi and Neptizle couldn’t have been a more perfect match. Even from the name of the show, demonstrates their knowledge and interaction with the Ghanaian listeners. In Ghana the word ‘Chale’ is commonly used when addressing a friend and the duo has used this term to state they are friends from the UK.

The ‘UK Chale’ show is a 233Connect production, with all work handled by Paper4Life studious in the UK.

By Kimberley Osei-Abeyie

Dj Abrantee is Calling All Afro Beat Lovers!!!

DJ Abrantee turns Saturday Night in London into an Afro Frenzy!
Last Saturday saw London based radio station, Choice FM trending on twitter for the first time!

Popular weekday evening show presenter, DJ Abrantee launched his brand new Afrobeats show on Choice FM. DJ Abrantee acquired over a thousand new followers just after he played some of the biggest afrobeats tracks from the likes of Dbanj, P Square, 2face, 9ice, Sakordie and many more.

This is following a week of controversial changes at the station which saw the end of Friday night flavours by 279 being moved to Saturday night flavours, ending of George Kay’s show and the announcement of comedian Eddie Kadi hosting the
Saturday breakfast show and Kojo also hosting the popular breakfast show with co host Maxi.

Just before the show, the newly promoted DJ was overwhelmed with the responses from the afrobeats, he tweeted “wow have I really just acquired 1000 new followers?, thank you”. A journalist from RadioAFR also commented “one afrobeats session has brought Choice FM Back from the dead”

Abrantee’s career kicked off in 2005 after working his way up from Choice FM’s Early morning Riser (3am – 6am) till he eventually landed his own evening show. He has interviewed some of the worlds biggest artists such as Drake, P.Didy, Usher, Travis McCoy and many more.

You can tune in each weekday to Drive time 4pm-8pm and Saturday 4-8pm and midnight – 2am to catch Abrantee doing what he does best on Choice FM.

To find out more about him, follow him on twitter
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For Bookings: dla@a7poductions.com

Written by Rickie Davies

Asamoah Gyan headlines Ghana Independence event

It’s that time again; Ghana will be celebrating its 54th independence on the 6th of March – The day the country pioneered a revolution in to become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain political independence in 1957. 54 years on and the country is still cited as an example of stability and steady growth.

With their tremendous success in events in the UK and Ghana such as Hiplife Festival, the Kente Dance and the annual Ghana Independence celebration, Alordia Promotions, Westcoast and DJ Abrantee in association with Choice FM are bringing you  this year’s Independence celebrations but with a surprise.

For the first time