Singer/songwriter and rap artist AKA Klaye grew up in London, where he absorbed the sounds of modern street culture. His music is a fusion of catchy pop beats and melodies with dancehall, resulting in a Jamaican-flavoured summery party vibe. His latest single, ‘Faya’, certainly captures all this and will be a sure-fire dance floor hit. The video for ‘Faya’ premiered on Link Up TV on August 18.
‘Faya’ has an upbeat, fun sound, which will get your body moving right from the start. The clip is made up of quick juxtapositions of AKA Klaye and a variety of dancers, dressed in bright colours, against a background of either studio lighting or in a stark white room. Listening to the track in isolation it’s easy to understand why AKA Klaye has been highlighted as a new and upcoming London artist: his music exudes the city with every note; it’s almost possible to smell it.
AKA Klaye’s trap music has caught the ear of radio and club playlist compilers, and has been embraced by BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s reggae legend, David Rodigan MBE, and Toddla T, the latter of whom said,
“AKA Klaye bringing that authentic UK vibe, absolute fire!”
Additionally his music has been played on Capital Radio, and KISS FM, as well as radio stations across Europe, particularly Scandinavia, making him a very exciting one to watch.
AKA Klaye and his band have also supported UB40 on a UK stadium tour, where he was given the opportunity to showcase his sounds, which are a true representation of what’s going on in Modern British Music.
‘Faya’ is out now, and can be streamed and downloaded here.