Atumpan :: released August 23 2013
The global Afrobeats scene has a new star for our upcoming summer in the shape of Atumpan.
‘The Thing’ has quickly grown to classic status in Africa as well as being a show-stopping moment at Afrobeats raves in the UK. The track has now had over 2 million unique views on Youtube.
‘I want to put Ghana on the musical map properly’ says Atumpan (pronounced A-Tum-Pine) who comes from the ‘hottest scene in the UK right now…a 21st century melting pot of western rap influence and contemporary Ghanaian and Nigerian pop music’ (Guardian). Atumpan’s face is recognised everywhere from Cape Town to Bamako in Africa and, now has set his sights on success across the world.
Released on Carnival weekend this August, ‘The Thing’ boasts a killer remix package headed up by American house and garage legend Todd Edwards, ex-Major Laser member Switch as well as re-edits by Zulu, Serocee and Major Look.
With ‘The Thing’ bringing an irrepressible, irresistible blend of a hiplife beat, UK funky energy and house sounds, you should get ready to move to the brand new sound of Africa.