Best new Afrobeat albums, songs & artists in 2016



In the 2000’s, Afrobeat had a small revival in the world of indie rock thanks to bands such as Vampire Weekend and Yeasayer. But what else has the genre to offer nowadays?
The Vore selects the top best Afrobeat albums of 2017. Who are the new Fela Kuti, D'Banj & Manu Dibango in the Afrobeat genre?
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Top 10 new Afrobeat albums out now in 2017

Recent Afrobeat albums with reviews, ratings, similar artists, best songs & soundcloud streams.

  1. Jungle By Night - The Traveller (20-06-2016)
  2. Afrobeat artist Jungle By Night
    The Traveller - a 20-06-2016 album by Jungle By Night who also made The Hunt. Music fans who enjoyed Fela Kuti should check out The Traveller . It is Afrobeat with Jazz, World, and more influences. The best track on The Traveller is Infinite (soundcloud below).

    Keywordsjazzy • funky •
    CountryNetherlands •
    Length41:24
    Coolest VideoclipKingfisher
    LabelV2
    Official websiteJungle By Night
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  3. Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings on Earth (29-04-2016)
  4. Afrobeat artist Melt Yourself Down
    Last Evenings on Earth - a 29-04-2016 album by Melt Yourself Down who also made Melt Yourself Down . Music fans who enjoyed Acoustic Ladyland should check out Last Evenings on Earth. It is Afrobeat with Jazz, World, and more influences. The best track on Last Evenings on Earth is Dot to Dot (soundcloud below).

    Keywordsexperimental • dynamic • danceable •
    CountryUnited Kingdom •
    Length36:20
    Coolest VideoclipThe God of You
    LabelThe Leaf
    Official websiteMelt Yourself Down
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  5. Tony Allen - Film of Life (October 14, 2014)
  6. Afrobeat artist Tony Allen
    Film of Life - a October 14, 2014 album by Tony Allen who also made Lagos No Shaking. Music fans who enjoyed Segun Bucknor should check out Film of Life. It is Afrobeat with Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, and more influences. The best track on Film of Life is (soundcloud below).
    Pitchfork Review72%
    Allmusic Review80%
    Keywordsjazzy • funky •
    CountryNigeria •
    Length54:05
    Coolest VideoclipGo Back
    LabelJazz Village
    Official websiteTony Allen
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  7. Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro (September 9, 2014)
  8. Afrobeat artist Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics
    Jaiyede Afro - a September 9, 2014 album by Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics who also made Super Afro Soul. Music fans who enjoyed Bongos Ikwue should check out Jaiyede Afro . It is Afrobeat with Afrobeat, and more influences. The best track on Jaiyede Afro is (soundcloud below).
    Allmusic Review70%
    Keywordsgroovy • dynamic • heartfelt •
    CountryNigeria • United Kingdom •
    Length51:46
    Coolest VideoclipIn The Middle
    LabelStrut Records
    Official websiteOrlando Julius & The Heliocentrics
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  9. Fuse ODG - T.I.N.A. (October 31, 2014)
  10. Afrobeat artist Fuse ODG
    T.I.N.A. - a October 31, 2014 album by Fuse ODG who also made Antenna. Music fans who enjoyed K'NAAN should check out T.I.N.A.. It is Afrobeat with Hip Hop, and more influences. The best track on T.I.N.A. is Angel (soundcloud below).

    Keywordsdanceable • uplifting •
    CountryUnited Kingdom •
    Length01:00:03
    Coolest VideoclipMillion Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)
    Label3 Beat
    Official websiteFuse ODG
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



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