K-Pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER landed their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION. The five-song EP is lined with synthesized dance tracks that you can expect from a K-Pop project. The sounds are fun, but they don’t feel experimental - until you get to “Tinnitus (Wanna be rock)”, an afrobeats-laced track co-produced by BeatStars producer, Dystinkt Beats.
Afrobeats has been the flavor for some time, with heavyweights like Beyonce and Drake getting in on the game. So it’s no surprise that TXT dabbled in the booming genre to likely transcend cultures and garner a new following. Leave it to BeatStars producer and publishing member Dystinkt Beats to grace the #1 album with a track that carries a beat with an infectious and Dystinkt sound stemming from West African music styles, particularly highlife music.
Known for his work on Lil Tecca's “We Love You Tecca” which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and reached #1 in the Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Top Rap Albums, Dystinkt Beats is no stranger to creating chart-topping tracks. His work can be found in other hip-hop and R&B jams, including tracks for Lil Tjay, Jackboy, and Ace Hood. One would think that making it into the K-Pop sphere with an Afrobeats track is a farfetched notion. On the contrary, Dystinkt Beats isn’t married to one genre, noting that K-Pop has been a goal of his for some time.
“I'm a big fan of great music across all genres, so I never want to box myself in creatively. The idea is to continue learning, trying different things, collaborating, and creating music for the world to enjoy.” - Dystinkt Beats
Dystinkt Beats has his sights set on working with a variety of artists from Bad Bunny to BTS. Considering he’s on a roll, we look forward to hearing this limitless producer’s next hit.
Check out Dystinkt Beats' work on BeatStars.com.