R2Bees is one of the most popular bands in Ghana today. Not just Ghana: as one of the most significant groups pushing the new afrobeats sound worldwide, their music is already on rotation all over the UK, and the group can be heard live regularly across Europe.
Their first major hit was Kiss Ur Hand with Nigerian star Wande Coal in 2009, followed by Agyeiii last fall, which impersonates the new Ghanaian sound, with a featuring from number one rapper Sarkodie, Nana Boroo, and a beat by the now-ubiquitous Killbeatz.
In Ghana agyeiii means ouch. The sound you make when you are hurt, or when someone is hurting you – which can be in a *good* way, as suggested by this song. R2Bees showed incredible interest in the remixes we received, this EP contains the ones which made our heads bob the most. We are giving it away for free until the end of the month. After that it will go on sale everywhere, but you an already grab it from Bandcamp if you wish to support R2Bees and the great remixers involved in this project. Without further adue:
01 – Agyeiii feat. Sarkodie & Nana Boroo (Mad Mation’s Bedroom Dub)
Germany’s Mad Mation is one third of party crew the Crowd Krushers. This Jamaican music expert is finally letting his ideas flow into production.
02 – Agyeiii feat. Sarkodie & Nana Boroo (HVK Remix)
HVK is a young Argentinian producer, who hits us with a dembow heavy version.
04 – Agyeiii feat. Sarkodie & Nana Boroo (Pushking Noize & Tillup Remix)
Pushking Noize & Tillup are a Swiss duo with a soft spot for urban African sounds. They’ve produced for top Mozambican artist Dama do Bling, and have already remixed for Akwaaba artist Ruff-N-Smooth.
05 – Agyeiii feat. Sarkodie & Nana Boroo (One Man Army Remix)
Making beats since he was 10 (!), David may become an architect, unless his productions take over, which is what he is aiming for. Seems on track, no?
06 – Agyeiii feat. Sarkodie & Nana Boroo (Original Killbeatz Mix)
Past Posts about R2Bees:
- R2Bees – Agyeiii Remixes – Free For One More Week! August 21, 2012 Based on the great feedback we’ve been collecting both inside Ghana and worldwide, we decided to extend the free download period for this EP til next week, August 28. Last chance to grab it for free!!! And if you feel so inclined, you can also buy it already from R2Bees‘ Bandcamp shop. Raaaaaaah!
- R2Bees: Life (Walaahi) new Song + Video August 16, 2012 R2Bees back again with another Killbeatz produced sure shot… this one just in before they head over to Europe. Catch them at the massive Africa Unplugged show at Wembley on August 27, or September 1st in Amsterdam. Raaaaaaah!
- R2Bees Goes Highlife! New Scorcher: Odo July 24, 2012 R2Bees are just effin with people’s heads! NOBODY will expect them to drop a highlife song, and that’s just where the hit making duo is hitting us from. Killbeatz is behind this one once again… a nice warm up before the massive Africa Unplugged show August 27th in London. That and more shbows in North ...
- R2Bees – Agyei – Remix Contest February 29, 2012 If you haven’t heard of R2Bees, clearly you have not been to Ghana recently. These cats are at the forefront of the newest craze: afrobeats. With an S, and with little to do with Fela Kuti. A couple of years back, their collaboration with Nigeria’s Wande Coal on the song Kiss Your Hand saw them ...