Monday, December 19, 2011
Afrobeta Comes From Under The Streets
In a shocking turn of events, yet another great band has emerged from the 305. For a city that once had no live music scene, there seems to be an abundance of quality talent roaming NE 2nd Ave and South Beach. This is a good thing. Miami's Afrobeta are a stunningly sexy electro pop act that creates songs as seductive as a South Beach night. With an eye on the dance floor and a sound that's so poptastic it's about ready to explode Afrobeta's album, Under The Streets, is destined to be anywhere but underground.
With sparkly synths, Miami-like beats, well-polished production and absolutely massive songs, Under The Streets is a stellar debut that's as slick as its cover would seem to indicate. Packed to the gills with huge hooks, instantly memorable choruses, and melodies that melt in your ears, there's so little the matter with this record that it might just be perfect. At times sounding like New Order in a dance off with Expose, Afrobeta are completely modern while being influenced by the sound of Miami’s present and past; they are truly awesome at what they do.
Under The Streets is too good to be left underground. This is a record with aspirations that are far too great to be contained by tastemakers...this is the definition of a huge pop record and the fact that it comes from my home town makes it even more special. Afrobeta are simply destined for great things and for Miami's music scene that's awesome.