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    very dancehall-esque use of autotune in a lot of these
    hmm, yes

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    Nice one Glacial



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    http://www.thefader.com/2016/09/26/u...ack-kojo-funds

    In 2016, the most ubiquitous pop hits are equal parts indebted to reggaeton, dancehall, and afropop. Some of our favorite rappers are also singers. One of the year's best albums is made up of rock guitar-driven R&B songs. For better or worse, it’s clear, genre lines everywhere are blurring. It’s happening naturally in one particular scene bubbling up in the U.K.: in cities like London and Birmingham, where residents are uniquely positioned to absorb African, Caribbean, and global black culture all at once, a new crop of artists is instinctively blending dancehall, afropop, hip-hop, grime, and R&B. These nine artists are on a new wave.

    Playlist of all the tracks named in the article: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis..._eV0UVMz41LTcR
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    Big fan of most of Moelogo's output.

    STP Music are on this side of afrobeats, particularly these two Timbo ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    http://www.thefader.com/2016/09/26/u...ack-kojo-funds

    In 2016, the most ubiquitous pop hits are equal parts indebted to reggaeton, dancehall, and afropop. Some of our favorite rappers are also singers. One of the year's best albums is made up of rock guitar-driven R&B songs. For better or worse, itís clear, genre lines everywhere are blurring. Itís happening naturally in one particular scene bubbling up in the U.K.: in cities like London and Birmingham, where residents are uniquely positioned to absorb African, Caribbean, and global black culture all at once, a new crop of artists is instinctively blending dancehall, afropop, hip-hop, grime, and R&B. These nine artists are on a new wave.
    that needed to be written, thanks for sharing Corpsey

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    need to get back into this stuff really.

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    Like I was saying on the bubbling thread the same thing going on in the Netherlands

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    Wouldn't be surprised if it's everywhere in Europe with established African populations. The article misses a trick in identifying it as a UK thing

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    I guess when it comes to vocal-centric music, non-english-speaking countries practically don't exist for a lot of British people (myself included).

    Even with afrobeats, I love a lot of those tunes but there is a language barrier which stops me from fully embracing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I guess when it comes to vocal-centric music, non-english-speaking countries practically don't exist for a lot of British people (myself included).

    Even with afrobeats, I love a lot of those tunes but there is a language barrier which stops me from fully embracing it.
    Did you try MHD? I hardly get anything but I love it.

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    https://open.spotify.com/user/111800...Hj2kr7ptDhd9vx

    Here's a playlist of this stuff which I've opened up to collaboration.

    yyaldrin: sorry, what's MHD?

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    *hushed whisper* Its a shame that all of that Fader article fails to identify that the undoubted father of this whole wave is Sneakbo, but we can't talk about him because he went through that terrible sell-out year and also went and snitched apparently so nobody will bother listening to his music anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    https://open.spotify.com/user/111800...Hj2kr7ptDhd9vx

    Here's a playlist of this stuff which I've opened up to collaboration.

    yyaldrin: sorry, what's MHD?
    Parisian rapper making similar bits, had an album out earlier this year


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