The 7 Best Afro House Tracks on Beatport You May Have Missed

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Nov 6, 2021
Jamie Ige
Our expert curation team brings you the best tracks on Beatport you may have missed. This time featuring PAUZA, Aimo, Mikki Afflick, Arol $kinzie, and more.
Rooted, DJ Sue, M.Patrick – Hamba Uzobuya (Rodney SA Remix) [Grooveland Africa]
I like this track because it feels like a gentle hug, and the voice of DJ-producer and vocalist DJ Sue touches you like a warm summer breeze. The lyrics are written by singer and songwriter MJ Sings from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The song title “Hamba Uzobuya” is translated as, It’s OK if you want to go, you will no doubt come back. Close your eyes and get lost in these beautiful tunes.
Aimo – Evolution II [My Sound Box]
The world would stand still without evolution. Aimo, producer and label honcho of his very own label “My Soundbox,” is absolutely aware of this and is constantly reinventing himself. With “Evolution II” he is taking you on a journey into deep sounds. This track is a hypnotizer and I feel drawn into a mystical world.
Arol $kinzie – Bundle Of Joy [Ocha Mzansi]
Born and bred in the streets of Tlhabane, Rustenburg in the North West Province, South Africa, Vuyani Boyi better known to the world as Arol $kinzie delivers a primetime banger with this track. The steel drum and progressive elements give the track a thick sound. Teed up to be a great asset to late nights and early mornings! I love playing this track in my DJ sets.
Jah Rain, Mikki Afflick – Afro Sun [Soul Sun Soul Music]
Nothing is warmer than the African sun, which nurtures us with her powerful rays of energy! Equally powerful in an industry dominated by men is DJ, producer and label owner Mikki Afflick, showing us that she is “King of her Queendom” as she hails straight from New York as The House Empress! This woman is a true powerhouse and I tell you, you can hear it in her productions. “Afro Sun” is rich in percussion and paired with its organ lead, this track will make your whole body wiggle.
PAUZA feat. Brenda Navarrete – Requiem (Extended Mix) [Create Music Group]
PAUZA is an upcoming artist and the first female electronic duo from Cuba. They re-interpret the cultural current of house and Afro house by adding Latin rhythms and Cuban folklore. To quote the duo: “Our music represents how we live every day in Cuba, it’s a lifestyle that we want to attribute a soundtrack to.” The track “Requiem” features the Cuban singer and percussionist Brenda Navarrete, who is a rising star in Havana and across the country where she has been heating up stages and airwaves for quite some time. This collaboration track is definitely a perfect Cuban soundtrack.
Amapantsula Experience, Dj Saax – Distilled [Maze Music Entertainment]
Somewhere between deep house, Afro house, gqom and so much more, amapiano is yet a complete world and genre of its own. Frankly, I love it! “Distilled” is one of these tracks which just sucks you in. Low tempo with punchy and deep basslines, hypnotic synths and rattling snares, the two producers knew exactly what they were doing. Strap yourself into your favorite dancing shoes and let the rhythm take you.
Sun-El Musician, Azana – Uhuru (Dlala Thukzin Remix) [El World Music]
Imagine having chills and then imagine those very chills multiplying. This could happen when listening to Uhuru. The talented South African artist Sun-El Musician teamed up with 22-year-old DJ-producer Dlala Thukzin and vocalist Azana to create this beautiful masterpiece. The message of the song is crystal clear — “Uhuru” is the message of liberation and equality!

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