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07.07.2022

Nigerian Cruise Special: Mixed by DJ Cora

Freebeat Cruise

There’s a new musical movement currently emerging from the Nigerian city of Lagos.

Dubbed cruise – or ‘freebeat’ – the sound can be categorised by its hectic high-tempos, oodles of samples and nods to South African dance movements (and fellow street-level scenes) amapiano and gqom, as well as techno. 

This is irrepressible and immediate music for dancing the night away – so long as you have the stamina. It’s no wonder, then, that cruise has found an eager audience on platforms such as TikTok – where sped-up beats go down quite the treat. 

Cruise has also found a home on MOVE Recordings, with the UK imprint at the helm of a four-part compilation project spotlighting the style and its stars. One of whom, DJ Cora, is also behind this specialist mix that winds through cruise music and the occasional amapiano offering.

“I am a lover of cruise [and] anything that will make me happy,” says DJ Cora. “That’s why I love cruise beats, including ones made by other DJs. This mix is a classic one for my fans at home and abroad to enjoy.”

Cruise! 2
EP is out on 8 July via MOVES Recordings


Nigerian Cruise Special: Mixed by DJ Cora

Nigerian Cruise Special: Mixed by DJ Cora

There’s a new musical movement currently emerging from the Nigerian city of Lagos.

Dubbed cruise – or ‘freebeat’ – the sound can be categorised by its hectic high-tempos, oodles of samples and nods to South African dance movements (and fellow street-level scenes) amapiano and gqom, as well as techno. 

This is irrepressible and immediate music for dancing the night away – so long as you have the stamina. It’s no wonder, then, that cruise has found an eager audience on platforms such as TikTok – where sped-up beats go down quite the treat. 

Cruise has also found a home on MOVE Recordings, with the UK imprint at the helm of a four-part compilation project spotlighting the style and its stars. One of whom, DJ Cora, is also behind this specialist mix that winds through cruise music and the occasional amapiano offering.

“I am a lover of cruise [and] anything that will make me happy,” says DJ Cora. “That’s why I love cruise beats, including ones made by other DJs. This mix is a classic one for my fans at home and abroad to enjoy.”

Cruise! 2
EP is out on 8 July via MOVES Recordings

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