Naïka recently caused a sensation with her featured role on Young T & Bugsey’s new “Don’t Rush Feat. Naïka (Remix).” The just-released remix of the British hip-hop duo’s worldwide viral smash premiered via an official lyric video streaming now at YouTube HERE
Naïka lit the fuse on the “Don’t Rush Feat. Naïka (Remix)” with a TikTok video of her own, captioned “If I had a verse in ‘Don’t Rush’” (streaming HERE
). The clip caught fire with over 6.3 million views in just a few short days, creating a storm of social media attention including that of Young T & Bugsey themselves, who quickly invited Naïka to join them on the brand new remix.
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“DON’T RUSH FEAT. NAÏKA (REMIX)”
Naïka has already earned acclaim and attention for her distinctive fusion of sounds, a sonic approach she describes simply as “world-pop.” Born in Miami, the gifted singer-songwriter fell in love with music at an early age, absorbing inspiration from her French and Haitian heritage as well as her family’s wide-ranging travels around the globe, from Guadeloupe to Kenya, from South Africa to Vanuatu and beyond. Indeed, the influence of African, European, and Caribbean cultures has shaped her both as an artist and as a citizen of the world, evidenced by her hugely popular cover of the Haitian classic, “Papa Gèdè (Bel Gason)
,” as well as recent tracks like “Oh Mama
,” “Déjà Vu
,” and the worldwide streaming hit, “Ride
International applause has already come from such publications as Germany’s MYP Magazine
, which wrote, “Naïka wants to add more color to her favorite thing in the world: pop music…Blessed with an incredible voice, she is free of pretension and seemingly doesn’t have a boring bone in her body.” “Naïka isn’t a typical American pop artist,” declared Frontrunner
. “She’s here to bring her own sound…and maybe even do it in French.”
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ABOUT MICHAEL BRUN:
Michael has long been a champion for music in the Afro-Caribbean diaspora, a staunch advocate for its importance in popular music today. He’s collaborated with artists like Africa’s Mr. Eazi
, Colombia’s J. Balvin
, UNiiQU3 and Kah Lo, hosted over 30 Haitian artists as part of the BAYO live series, served as a Haitian consultant to Spotify, and done extensive charity work with APJ and The Audio Institute in Haiti. In 2019, he released his debut album Lokal, a shining example of Michael’s singular production style, fusing traditional Haitian rhythms with modern pop and electronic beats.
2020 is off to an incredible start for Michael, earning three Latin-grammy nominations for his productions on J. Balvin’s album Colores, launching an industry-first digital live performance of his BAYO series, and announcing his forthcoming EP Melanin.
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