• Belly Squad

    If you need some summer playlist staples, get into Belly Squad's catalog. The London trio (Ty, Ross, and Yung Max) is putting a UK spin on Afrobeats, informed by grime, rap, and dancehall as much as the African music that was around Ty and Ross growing up (Yung Max's father is Jamaican, and was in a roots reggae band). Bringing a sense of fun and an infectious energy to all their songs, Belly Squad's greatest asset is their natural ear for catchy, instantly hummable melodies, and it was just that which drove the viral success of their breakout track "Banana." 

    Their first EP came out last year and the workrate hasn't slowed since. Belly Squad seems to be writing catchy hits for fun, and with music that can connect with the streets as well as the charts, they're in a great spot right now.