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Rotimi Blends Afrobeats And R&B With New Single “Love Riddim”

Rotimi’s R&B language has changed over the years, from lust-tinged vocals on tracks like “Kitchen Table” to soca chords on “Want More.” After taking some time to examine…

Views From The Studio: 7 Producers On The Global Spread Of Afrobeats & Dancehall

From West Africa to the West Indies, the sounds that preserve the history of these regions remain an undeniable influence in pop music. Whether it’s Ed Sheeran’s “Shape…

First Listen: “Instant” From Stick Against Stone’s The Oregon Bootleg Tapes

As with punk, disco, hip-hop and many other genres, New York’s no wave scene overshadowed that of other cities. Originating in downtown in the late ’70s, no wave was a…