Top Kenyan disc jockey turned producer DJ Space has released a new single ‘Turn Up’ featuring two of Kenya’s fastest growing stars, sultry songstress Mayonde, and the talented crooner Elvis Who.
DJ Space is set to release his debut titled ‘No Expiration Date’ on the 20th of October 2019 and before that, he will be releasing a string of hot bangers featuring several African music acts.
‘Turn Up’ is the lead single off the upcoming album and it is a catchy party-tune blends genres of dancehall and R&B, with Mayonde lending her sweet vocals as Elvis drops the lower register of his voice before taking it a notch higher with the perfect ragga chant.
‘Turn Up’ music video produced by Trued Pictures is hip, fun and irresistibly set to take music fans across Africa straight to the dance floor.
According to a press release by Anyiko PR, ahead of the release, DJ Space spoke about the project saying, “I have loved Mayonde and Elvis Who’s music for a long time. My new project will feature a lot of seasoned high profile acts that I’ve worked with for a long time. However, I feel that Mayonde and Elvis collabo is a perfect way for me to introduce to the world real and exciting new talent.”
He added that the upcoming album, ‘No Expiration Date’ is his affirmation that great African music and talent has no timelines or expiration dates.
“I hope that through the collaborations I bring forth, this album will be a strong product representing a new era of African DJs being the connectors between artists and culture.”
The album will reportedly feature a varied selection of artists from across Africa, including Kenya’s Atemi, Khaligraph Jones, Wyre, Juacali, The Kansoul, Johny Skani, Qritiqal and Diana Mayaka from Kenya. Other featured acts will be Burundi’s Kidum, Nigeria’s Ice Prince and South Africa’s Zwai Bala, plus many more.
DJ Space’s upcoming project comes on the backdrop of his fourth-year stint as an in-house producer at Pan African collaboration show, Coke Studio Africa, where the multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with a cross-section of leading Africa stars.