Kokayi â€œSummeryâ€ Ft. Substantial & Tamara Wellons.
Peace World. The weekend is here, itâ€™s nice outside and itâ€™s only right to have some music to go with all that awesomeness. Check out this track from my Big Bro,Â Kokayi, which features me andÂ Tamara Wells. Â If you havenâ€™t picked up his amazing, critically acclaimed album,Â Robots & Dinosaurs, click the link and make that happen. Â You wonâ€™t be disappointed.
There is no feeling like the first summery day after a long, arduous winter, and Kokayiâ€™s latest single Â â€œSummeryâ€œ, is the anthem for that feeling. The Grammy-nominated Washington D.C. native has been shining brightly as a multi-faceted musician since he debuted in 2007 withÂ Mass Instructions, with side projects ranging from recording tracks forÂ ESPN withÂ Stalley to becoming an in-house producer forÂ QN5 Music. His last album,Â Robots & Dinosaurs, released late last year, was highly acclaimed across the board, and his video for â€œRoxTarâ€ recently garnered aÂ mtvU.com Freshman Five win.
Now, as Kokayi preps a remix EP for Robots & Dinosaurs, heâ€™s releasing for the first time a song that had previously online seen release on vinyl, â€œSummery.â€ The track starts off with a â€œWOO!â€ which is the appropriate reaction to stepping outside on a warm day. â€œI wanted to try and capture that sunny feeling; I wanted people to pump this as they drove with the big 18â€²s in the trunk, so the bass knocks,â€ says Kokayi, citingÂ The Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeffâ€™s â€Summertimeâ€ and the general feeling of the coming season as main inspirations for the song. Kokayi also brought on Baltimore MC and fellow QN5 label mate Â Substantial and soulful songstressÂ Tamara Wellons to complete the funky, carefree production. â€œSubstantial is the homie; his perspective and voice always mesh well with the sonic creations I come up with,â€ explains Kokayi. â€œTamara was a no-brainer. She is a good friend and I love the tone of her voice, it just oozes sunshine.â€
Stay in Peace
Kokayi â€“ â€œSummeryâ€ Ft. Substantial and Tamara Wellons