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Jahmore – Universe: Tropically Sonic Afro Dancehall Rhythms

“Universe” is the standout hit from up and coming Manchester-based duo Jahmore which catapulted the evolution of Reggae Dancehall in a brand-new direction. And I can quite honestly say that I’ve never come across a more pioneeringly blistering sun-kissed offering of contemporary Dancehall.

Distinction lies at the heart of the insanely momentous mix which will take charge of your rhythmic pulses as soon as you get a taste of the transcendent intensity.

There’s an insane amount of depth between the Jangle Pop Indie melodies, the massive high-octane Dancehall beats, and the cosmic reverb in between which ensures Universe still resonates as a smooth, polished concordant mix.

Only a Manchester-based artist could ever have dreamt of bringing those Marr-Esque guitar licks into a soulful spiritual work of Fusion Reggae.

You can check out Jahmore’s fiery fresh jam for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Daron Vande – Waste Time: Sun-Soaked Afro Beats

“Waste Time” may not be great advice, but it is the sensational standout single from up and coming World Music artist Daron Vande.

The high-vibe track offers Afro-Beats with sun-soaked Reggae rhythm with one of the smoothest flows we’ve heard in a long time. The Brooklyn-based artist notably excelled in creating an arrestive mid-tempo single with plenty of melodic hooks.

The radio-ready mix is immersive from the first hit. Which is why so many Afro-Beat fans didn’t hesitate in playlisting this vibrant, polished soundscape which comes with plenty of sunny escapism. Waste Time is a track which stays true to its roots, but that’s not to say it doesn’t drip with commercial potential.

You can check out Waste Time for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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MOWILLE – Help Me ft. Bella: Entrancingly Rhythmic World Music

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/help-me-feat-bella/1477963137?i=1477963152

If your soul doesn’t feel a little lighter after you’ve listened to MOWILLE’s recently released single “Help Me”, you can presume it’s a little bit broken.

As soon as you hit play on Help Me, MOWILLE’s infectious sunny disposition draws you into the rhythmically flawless feat of World music where you’ll be able to appreciate the acoustic woody instrumentals fed into a vibrant high-vibe mix.

With their vocals constantly switching between Reggae Hip Hop bars to soulful crooning and the addition of Bella’s resoundingly powerful Ballad-style vocals, there’s a smorgasbord of soul to be found in the constantly progressive track.

You can check out MOWILLE’s single along with the rest of their EP by heading over to Apple Music now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Supreme Agyengo – Big PawPaw: Sun-Soaked Afro Beats

Up and coming Afrobeat artist Supreme Agyengo has just dropped his latest single “Big PawPaw”, and in terms of good vibe beats, the up-vibe doesn’t get any higher. The production runs through with a smooth but resonant beat with plenty of primal atmospheric mesmerism; it’s definitely one to stick on your playlists to get you through the winter months. Yet, the England-based artists latest track would sound a little sweeter if the lyrics did more than served to feed into the melody of the mix. Supreme Agyengo’s vocals are naturally alluring, yet in the bridges the vocals became pretty illegible and that really dampened the vibe of the otherwise sun-soaked fiery beats.

You can check out Supreme Agyengo’s latest drop for yourselves by heading over to Spotify from the release date of the 21st of December, but in the meantime check out some of the up and coming Afro Beats artist’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast