Afro Pop Beat Production from Scratch
Here’s all you have to know about Producing Nice Afro Beat from scratch
Afrobeat is in a state of constant evolution, the genre has grown to cover such a nebulous range of tempos, conventions and rhythmic patterns, that it can equally refer to the bashment which makes street anthems.
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How To Produce Afro Beat From Scratch
Mix different genres – when I hear DJs mix ‘Better By Tekno’ with hip hop or bashment, that’s exactly what I wanted to happen. People who don’t listen to Afrobeats hear the start and are like, ‘Oh, what DJ Mustard record is this?’ Then as the energy builds up, they end up listening to an Afrobeats record and are like, ‘Wow! I never thought Afrobeats could do this.’”
African-based artists have now picked up on the success of “Afro Pop,” and are looking to Boatz for productions. “I didn’t want to come out and do what everyone else is doing, “I want to set a trend, and I want to take it worldwide.” Other UK performers have been quick to follow Boatz’s lead, utilising Mustard’s skeletal sound palette as a key element of their production. It’s a fairly natural fit: Mustard’s pared, electronic aesthetic appeals to kids who grew up on the sparse arrangements and synthetic melodies of 8 bar grime.
BillBoard latst time was Fill out with Hot Song’s , “Young Thug” American Rapper March up with Nigerian Singer And Superstar Davido On A Track Titled Lady’,” a cut paying homage to his roots that features an unmistakably Nigerian vocal melody rolling over a beat, which meshes American R&B and Afrobeats.
“I used to listen to grime growing up,” he enthuses, “and all those genres influenced what I make. I just fuse everything together. If it’s going to be house, I’ll make it house, it can be anything.”
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Afrobeats tracks tend towards vocals that work in melodic harmony with the beat, UK artists are more inclined to cut across the melody, repeating catch phrases, and dropping explosive percussive plosives. In the UK, the dynamic sensation the lyrics impart carries as much meaning as the literal content. “Drop” from Vibe Squad is a great example of this – while the duo’s lyrics are delivered in strong Nigerian accents, they steer clear of pidgin, and spit a single word chorus with crowd-moving vitality.
The second adaptation is to increase the presence of Western musical signifiers. While a big African artist, like, say Nigeria’s Davido, can have a huge hit in his homeland with a song like “Blow My Mind” with Chris Brown – basically a International West African love song – American artists are doubtful that such a track would have much traction with English audiences, and are concentrating more on ramping up the “beats” side of the Afrobeats equation.
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How to make Afro Beat From Scratch
The thing that all producers agree on, is that no matter how far they may travel making Afrobeats. There is no attempt to throw up genre walls and pin the sound down to one tempo, one set of sound tools, or one rhythm pattern.
The prevailing attitude is that a slow winding R&B-influenced number can be just as much an Afrobeats track as a hyped up four-to-the-floor pounder.
In some ways, the term has become a less problematic, African version of “urban” – it contains a huge diversity of sounds, but, unlike “urban,” doesn’t serve to obscure the music’s origin.
And, maybe, this is why some artists display such a pride in , almost unique liberation he gets from the term: “I can’t really describe the feeling it gives me to know that Afrobeats can go in any type of direction it wants,” he says. “It’s just a feeling; if you hear a beat, and you like it and you think ‘I can do my thing on this,’ then you can be yourself and express yourself. There are no boundaries and no rules.”