Listen to Bankyondbeatz’s “Good Loving” featuring DJ Yin

African electronic music has new pioneers

African music has witnessed an increase in the infusion of electronic music since the dawn of the decade. Wizkid’s “Daddy Yo” and “Soweto Baby” are some of the most recent pointers to how pervasive sound has become. But African music has never seen an incursion of the production style like it does now, thanks to digitally-enabled millennial producers coming of age. Even among the more street artists like Small Doctor, Junior Boy and CDQ, artists aren’t afraid to have a go at the dance genre. Like many who belong to the same crop of producers, Bankyondbeatz flips keys and buttons across a series of ideas including EDM. And coming off a chemistry already shared with DJ Yin on “What You Started”, electronics are brought to play again on their latest collaboration “Good Loving”.

DJ Yin wails about her lover’s absence and longing for his return as she sings “I miss his good loving/Ife” over a bouncy baseline that fuses afro drums, 808 machine beats, pianos and ad-libs. The bridge for “Good Loving” is Auto-Tuned for a funky effect that works on the house beat.

DJ Yin and Bankyondbetaz seem intent on spearheading house music in the Nigerian mainstream and with strong releases like “Good Loving”, they just might.

Listen to Bankondbeatz and DJ Yin’s “Good Loving” below.

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