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SPINALL “Africa Now” September 2023 (DJ Mix) Album Review

Africa Now: September 2023 (DJ Mix)

SPINALL

  • Genre: Afrobeats
  • Date: 08 Sep, 2023
  • Content: explicit
  • Region: NGA
  • Track(s): 39

SPINALL’s exclusive Africa Now DJ Mix has 40 songs, featuring hits by artists like Asake, Rema, Omah Lay, Davido, and Adekunle Gold. Nigerian celebrity DJ, producer, and businessman SPINALL created the first Africa Now DJ Mix. His unique music straddles Afrobeats, Afropop, and EDM.

In addition to working with worldwide superstars like Summer Walker, DJ Make, and 6LACK, SPINALL has collaborated with some of Africa’s biggest artists, including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Nasty C, and Asake. The complete collection of other DJ Mixes from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana can be found on Apple Music.

Album Cover Art

Spinall &Quot;Africa Now&Quot; September 2023 (Dj Mix) Album Review, Yours Truly, Reviews, February 24, 2024

Spinall rocking his trademark Ankara-designed cap and black leather jacket, appears serious and focused while bold shades block out his eyes that seem set on the prize.

Tracks and Features

“Lonely At The Top” off Asake’s latest LP, “Work of Art,” begins the compilation album. The hit song explores the struggles of being successful and in the spotlight and how terrifyingly lonely it gets when you’re at the pinnacle of your game. The track gets a DJ-mixed version on the project. Still on the subject of mixes, Spinall fuses together Bayanni’s sensual hit single, “Ta Ta Ta” with “Love Is Wicked” by the iconic Jamaican duo, Brick and Lace. Gen Zs may not get it, but that song was a whole bop when it rocked the country’s airwaves about a decade ago. The dancehall went crazy.

The international hit, “Calm Down” by Rema, off his debut project, “Rave & Roses” also gets a DJ mix from Spinall, which is a shocker of some sort seeing as the superstar DJ had it out for Remy boy when he called out DJ Neptune over a featured song in 2021. However, it’s a great thing to see the renewed support. He also makes a play at some huge hits from Omah Lay, Victony, and the two recent massive collaborations in which Olamide features: “Kpe Kpaso” with the black diamond himself, Wande Coal, and his own tune, “New Religion,” with Asake.

Of course, the DJ has to show love to himself, as Spinall features some songs off his latest “Top Boy” studio effort. “Loju” with Big Wiz, “Bunda” with Olamide and a new act, Kemuel, “Top Mama” with Reekado Banks, Phyno and Ntosh Gazi all gets mixes and enjoy airplay. Davido’s global hit, “Unavailable” also gets an invite to Spinall’s DJ mix party. Crossing borders, Spinall brings in Coco Jones’ soulful R&B mood with “ICU.” A mixed version as well. J Hus’ song with Drake, “Who Told You,” gets a play too.

He also features his spin of Diddy’s “Gotta Move On” featuring the ever-so-sleek Bryson Tiller. Tyler ICU, fellow DJ Maphorisa and a couple of South African acts also get spots on the project. The Afrobeat girlies also get their flowers, as Spinall involves Niniola in a reprisal of her hit, “All Eyes On Me” and “Give Me Love,” which is originally Spinall’s. The romantic “Scatter Scatter” by Fave also gets in the mix. Featured hits from BNXN and Young Jonn, Adekunle Gold, and BOJ get the special Spinall DJ-mixing touch.

Album Theme

Celebrating the African sound and showing love to sounds across borders.

Production Credits

Not specified.

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