In years gone by, Apple has thoroughly dominated the best laptops for music production arena, or indeed any creative production. As the only portable platform for Logic Pro X, the Apple MacBook Pro is everywhere in music production, from the DJ booth and pro recording studio setups, to working bands making music on the road and those of us displaying a Mac proudly on our home studio desk. By comparison, those of us using a PC for music production have traditionally been chained to a desktop format, but that has changed dramatically in recent years. Dell, Microsoft, Samsung, MSI, Asus, Lenovo and others are all muscling in to give Apple a run for its money, and some of them have serious music-making clout. When it comes to choosing the best laptop for music production, pay close attention to the power and memory specs of the machine you're eyeing up. While the basic requirements for most DAWs is a multi-core processor, around 4GB of RAM and a few gigabytes of storage, this isn't enough for real-world applications. So you need a laptop with enough power to handle the latest software and expanding file sizes. For any DJs or traveling musicians reading this, weight is likely to be another major consideration. After all, some of the highest spec, beefiest laptops in the world also weigh a ton, and you'll quickly tire of lugging those behemoths around. So your best laptop for music production would be lightweight whilst also rocking a good battery capacity, as you could be away from mains power for longer periods at a time.
Best laptops for music production: MusicRadar's choice
Here are 10 outstanding Nigerian music singles rocking the music/party scene.
Which are your favorite Nigerian music singles? There is no dearth of music in Nigeria. Almost every day, new songs are being dropped by Nigerian musicians as they hold their ground as the lifeline of parties in the country. The year-old artiste delivers the tune with unique vocal gymnastics that would stick the Yolo, Yolo chorus to any mind. Her makeup in the very colourful video of the single pays tribute to the legendary Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Set in the tropical region of South Africa, styled by Swanky Jerry, with creative direction from Bella Adeleke, the video features a copious dose of salsa moves and several captivating dance steps. With over 19 million views on YouTube, Juice has kept its reputation as a club banger.
From pop comebacks to international acts finding crossover success to gorgeous ballads and irresistible dancefloor bait, was quite the year. Here are the songs we couldn't stop playing this year. Think the vulnerable voice of Nina Simone waxing poetic about the ills of millennial dating. Following in the footsteps of international kings like Burna Boy and WizKid, Rema's crisp, charming vocals float over a bouncy rhythm that blends Afropop and hip-hop to create three minutes and 15 seconds of sheer joy. Sex sells, but Rapsody has never been one to conform to hip-hop's misogynistic views of women. Angel Olsen's lush, throaty voice connects with an eerie, '80s-leaning production to create a musical masterpiece. One of the most ubiquitous songs of came from pop's newest power couple. Hate it or love it, Shawn and Camila make magic together. DaBaby covers common rap tropes, yes, but it's his signature breathless, rapid-fire flow matching the high-energy beats he cruises on that sets hi, apart from his contemporaries. Last summer, it was City Girls' "Act Up" that took over the summer.
A new decade means tons of new jams! Some of our favorite singers are making big comebacks, like Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, while others are continuing to drop some new bops to go with the ones we already love. Plus, there will definitely be some brand new artists that are heating up the charts this year thanks to TikTok and other fun apps that are changing the music game. So get ready to listen to some new songs, find a couple that will definitely be stuck on repeat all year, and start to prep for all those fun concerts that you'll definitely be going to. Here are the best pop songs of