Over the past few years, Mista Silva has become the godfather and figurehead of the rapidly developing Afrobeats wave in inner-city London. He has now released a new remix of his recent dancehall anthem ‘Lifestyle’ by Mike Skinner and Murkage Dave’s Tonga Balloon Gang beatmakers, LUX€ BOYZ. With Silva currently on tour across the UK with both Skinner and club phenomenons Tonga Balloon Gang, it was only fitting to get their take on Silva’s original tropical-infused banger.
LUX€BOYZ place a trademark dark, 2-step bassline over Silva’s immediately distinguishable baritone, creating a bouncy, murky and strangely nostalgic edit. One of the most prominent and exciting new underground scenes bubbling in London city, Afrobeats is where many of grime’s stars themselves are now at – recognising it as the new wave following the increasingly mainstream exposure that Grime is now experiencing. Artist such as J Hus, D Double E and H Block are all regularly spotted at the dancehall sound parties pioneered by Silva. The Ghanaian originator was rightfully nominated for his 3rd consecutive MOBO this year for Best African Act and sets the scene with this new heater.
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