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When Adele released her new single, “Hello,” from her upcoming album “25” she damn near broke the Internet. The song broke the record for most number of views on youtube in a day/week and is already at the 250 million views just two weeks since its release.

Veteran R&B singer Joe has released a cover to the hit single that features him in a sultry setting belting out the song with just a piano in tow.

Joe’s vocal range and expert delivery on this cover reminds us that the singer who is know for monster hits such as “I Wanna Know” and “All The Things” is still a huge force to reckon with.

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This here is our latest episode from our new series “R&B In your Earbuds”. It features current and contemporary R&B tracks and will air bi-weekly exclusively on Afrodisaic TV.

Tracklisting

1. Ledisi – I Blame You
2. Elle Varner – Only Wanna Give It To you
3. Dirty Money – Love Come Down
4. Trey Songz – Nanana [Reggae Refix]
5. Tinashe – 2 On [TopDonn Exclusive Remix]
6. Tank – You’re My Star
7. Mary Mary – Walking
8. Jaheim – Ain’t Leaving Without You feat. Jadakiss
9. Trey Songz – Touchin, Lovin
10. Kevin McCall – Naked
11. Mary J. Blige – Right Now
12. Sam Smith – Omen
13. Dirty Money – I Hate That I You Don’t Love

You can Listen/Stream an audio version of the mix at the link below.

You can Download an .mp3 version of the mix at the link below.

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For ardent followers of Congolese music the “ndombolo” genre has over the last couple of years been blessed with the slew of outstanding releases both from veteran musicians as well as debuts from upcoming artists. The fast paced “sebene” style of music which for various reasons had been supplanted by the slow melodic rhumba type songs has slowly climbed back into the awareness and these types of songs are dominating the airwaves in Kinshasa.

Newcomer Fabregas Le Metis Noir has had an incredible year with his hit song “Mascara” topping the charts for over 6 months. Fally Ipupa has also enjoyed a fulfilling year both on an individual level and as leader of the F.Victeam Band who have enjoyed considerable success including launching their first album and tour performances in Africa, Europe and North America.

Not to be outdone are veteran musicians like Koffi Olomide who has just released his new album “13ème Apotre” that features the fast rising song “Selfie”.

The ever popular Felix Wazekwa currently has a huge hit on his hands with the single “Fimbu” poised to rock dancefloors through the holiday season.

In addition we have Werrason & Ferre Gola who have both put out strong showings indicating that they will be forces to be reckoned with even as the ndombolo scene is transition to new artists.

Take a look below at Afrodisiac TV’s Top 5 releases from the past year or so. (Let us know if you agree or disagree)

Honorable Mention

Werrason – Block Cadenas

 

# 5. Koffi Olomide – Selfie

Taken of his album “13eme Apotre” which translates to 13th Apostle, Koffi’s title track “Selfie is poised to be his biggest hit in years.

# 4. Felix Wazekwa – Fimbu

Felix Wazekwa has a certified banger with the song “Fimbu” which has become the defacto anthem for the Congolese National Soccer Team

# 3. Ferre Gola – Seben

Ferre Gola on full seben mode.

# 2. Fally Ipupa – Original

More than a year old but still packing dance floors.

# 1. Fabregas Le Metis Noir – Mascara

Song of the year. Period.

 

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Eddy Kenzo Live Performance In Chicago

A 14 minute recap of Eddy Kenzo performing live during the Afrodisiac Anniversay Concert, held at The Shrine in Chicago on September 7th, 2015.

Kenzo thrilled the crowd performing crowd favorites like Sitya Loss, Mariaroza, Be Happy & Mbilo Mbilo.


Serge Beynaud Live Performance In Chicago

A 15 minute recap of Serge Beynaud performing live during the Afrodisiac Anniversay Concert, held at The Shrine in Chicago on September 7th, 2015.

Serge Beynaud thrilled the crowd performing crowd favorites like Talehi, Tchokora, Sape Sape, Kababeleke, Okeninkpin, Loko Loko & more.

 


Afrodisiac TV Post Concert Interviews

Serge Beynaud, Eddy Kenzo & Coco Argentee talk about their experience at the Afrodisiac 10th Anniversary Concert. Interviews conducted by Jasmine representing Afrodisiac TV.

 

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A 20 Minute Power Mix of some personal favorite R&B tracks from the last couple of years.

Tracklisting

1. Marsha Ambrosious – Stronger Than Pride
2. Keyshia – Enough Of No Love
3. Kenny Lattimore – Love Me Back
4. Ryan Leslie – How It Was Supposed To Be
5. Mary J. Blige – Don’t Mind
6. Estelle – Break My Heart feat. Rick Ross
7. Raheem DeVaughn – Love Connection
8. Bridget Kelly – Street Dreamin’ feat. Kendrick Lamar
9. Jhene Aiko – The Worst
10. SWV – Co-Sign
11. Joe – Love & Sex Part 2

You can Listen/Stream an audio version of the mix at the link below.

You can Download an .mp3 version of the mix at the link below.

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Taking it back to the old school once again with this mix. This mix includes 90s R&B and Hip Hop tunes from the 1994-1998 era. I included a lot of mainstream hits from that era with featured artists like Aaliyah, Groove Theory, 702, Brandy, Jay-Z & The Lost Boyz. There are also some gems that you have not heard in a while and will pleasantly surprise you.

Enjoy the mix and please share/tag widely.

 

You can listen/stream the audio mix version here:

You can download an .mp3 version here:

DOWNLOAD LINK

Tracklisting:

1. Aaliyah – Back & Forth
2. Groove Theory – Tell Me
3. 702 – Steelo
4. Adina Howard – Freak Like Me
5. Horace Brown – One For The Money
6. Janet Jackson – Got ‘Til It’s Gone feat. Q-Tip
7. MC Lyte – Keep On, Keepin’ On feat. Xscape
8. Jay-Z – Sunshine feat. Babyface & Foxy Brown
9. Naughty By Nature – Jamboree feat. Zhane
10. Montell Jordan – Something 4 Da Honeyz
11. Brandy – Sittin’ Up In My Room feat. L.L Cool J [Doug Rashard Remix]
12. The Notorious B.I.G – Sky’s The Limit feat. 112
13. Lost Boyz – Renne
14. Method Man – All I Need feat Mary J. Blige
15. Toni Braxton – Makin’ Me High [Reggae Remix]
16. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
17. Brandy – U Don’t Know Me
18. Lost Boyz – Music Makes Me High
19. Total – Sittin’ Home
20. Maxwell – Ascension [Original Mix]
21. Allure – Head Over Heels Remix feat. Nas
22. Beverly Knight – Flavor Of The Old School
23. Yvette Michele – Everyday, Everynight
24. Mokenstef – He’s Mine (I Got Him All The Time Remix)
25. Brandy – Sittin’ On Top Of The World feat. Mase
26. Wreckx-N-Effect – My Cutie [New Jack Remix feat. Tammy Lucas]
27. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
28. Next – Too Close
29. Zhane – Request Line
30. R. Kelly – Home Alone
31. Jermaine Dupri – Money Ain’t A Thing feat. Jay-Z
32. L.L Cool J – Loungin’ Remix feat. Total
33. Janet Jackson – Go Deep
34. Mariah Carey – Fantasy Remix feat. O.D.B
35. Faith Evans – All Night Long
36. Donell Jones – You Know Whats Up feat. Lefteye

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The Sounds From Africa SXSW showcase lit up The Palm Door in Austin, Texas on Friday March 20th as part of an incredible double-stage show at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival.

SXSW has been known to be one of the largest music conferences around the world. The event brings together an impressive agglomeration of Music, Film and interactive industry leaders and participants from around the world.

The Sounds From African showcase was a cultural celebration of African music and was presented by Rickie Davies PR, Winnie K Management & Coyah Production. Featured performers included industry heavyweights Davido, Ice Prince, Samini, R2Bees, Sarkodie, Serge Beynaud & Emma Nyra.

Among the more memorable moments from the show included Sarkodie & Ice Prince belting out their collaboration “Shots & Shots”.

Sarkodie had the crowd in a frenzy when he performed his tune “Adonai”, which is a crossover hit across the entire African continent and features the late Ghanian rapper Castro, who tragically passed away in a boating accident in 2014.

Ivorian artist Serge Beynaud took to the stage and put on a spectacular display backed by his dancer and crowd favorite Zota. Serge’s set was a mixture of classic tunes including “Loko Loko” & “Sape & Sape” sprinkled in with new favorites like “Okeninkpin” & “Fouinta Fouinte”.

The Ghanaian duo R2Bess duo also impressed with medley of their hits including “It’s Alight” & “Love”.

Last to perform but certainly not least was Davido, the self proclaimed “Omo Baba Olowo” (O.B.O).

Davido is currently applying the finishing touches to his album and has been teasing some interesting details about the new album on social media with posts linking him with collaborations alongside various US rappers including Meek Mill & Drake.

Davido’s set also included new favorites “Owo Ni Koko” & “Sound It” plus tunes from his stable of hits including Gobe, Skelewu, Dami Duro, Tchelete & more.

Watch the recap below and stay tuned to Afrodisiac TV for full recaps of each artists performance.

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This 20 min segment is Part 2 of our March Afro Urban Promo Mix. Included in this mix are current & classic Afro Urban bangers featuring a brand new premiere from Davido along with fresh tunes from Heavy-K (South Africa), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Yemi Alade (Nigeria) and more.

Press play & enjoy.

You can also download an .mp3 version of this mix at the soundcloud link below

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