Antibalas: Antibalas

Gimme some of dat AfroBeat, brooo!

We all need a little Afrobeat in our lives to spice up those boring afternoons and Antibalas is just what the doctor ordered. Antibalas is huge multicultural ensemble based of Brooklyn that have quickly become one of the premier groups in the Afrobeat genre. Each track is filled with killer drums and horns that make you just want to get up and dance. The best comparison that I can make to another artist would be the king of Afrobeat himself, Fela Kuti. So if you’re looking to spice up your playlist or you’re just in need of some unique dance music, any track from this album will be sure to do the trick.
RIYL: Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, Tribecastan
REC: All
FCC Warning: None
Label: Daptone

Release date: August 7th, 2012
Reviewed by Jake Waters

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