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23.02.2016, Words by dummymag

The 10 best afrobeat inspired club tracks, according to Riton

Riton is one of the most versatile, shape-shifting producers out there. From his early, sexed up throwback jams on 'Homies And Homos' such as Out In The Open, through to his more recent clubbed out productions like High Come Down on his own imprint Riton Time, he is a producer with the right sound for every situation.

Now, after spending six months holed up in an isolated studio above a dumpling factory in New York City, Riton returns with an acid tinged club track, Rinse & Repeat. Already close to tipping a million plays on Soundcloud, it features Lagos based vocalist Kah-Lo on the beat for a warped and uplifting cut that reaches is peak when the sun goes down.  

In anticipation of the Rinse & Repeat release this Friday, the producer shares his favourite afrobeat inspired tracks, with a sweet bonus at the end. Read below and listen to Riton's selections via our YouTube playlist.

IV62 Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra Too Much Information (Laolu Remix)

Riton: “Definitely on the European side of afrobeat but Innervisions always deliver the goods."

DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz Soweto Baby

Riton: "Wizkid seems to be a hit machine. I like the jazzy afrobeats and super mellow style on this."

Davido feat. Uhuru & DJ Buckz The Sound 

Riton: "Boys and their toys is best way to describe the video for this. Great track "

DJ Mujava Township Funk

Riton: “Instantly recognisable riff and wicked African rhythms make this one an absolute anthem."

Ata Kak Obaa Sima

Riton: "Just the cutest house song ever made. Serious talent coming out of Ghana in the shape of Ata Kak."

E.L Obuu Mo HD (Azonto Version)

Riton: “I love an uptempo track with a rap me! Not easy to nail but this works."

Tony Allen Progress, Jealousy

Riton: “DRUMS!!”

Fela Kuti Zombie

Riton: "If this doesn’t bring joy to your life then I’m sorry…"

Fuse ODG Antenna

Riton: “The video says it all really."

Bonus: Fela Kuti Music Is The Weapon documentary

Riton: "B B B BONUS….The documentary on Fela."

Riton's Rinse & Repeat is out February 26th on Riton Time (pre-order).

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