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Her flow is the cure to whatever ails you ... Tkay Maidza perfoming


22/10/2014 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter I Agencies
Aged just 18 and already a rising star ... Tkay Maidza
The Voice Australia’s Thando on debut EP

RHYME Slinger Tkay Maidza, described as one of Australia’s rising superstars, released “an awesomely schizophrenic” mixtape called “Switch Tape,” which jumps around between rap, pop, electronic, and ’90s house.

The much-anticipated album from the 18 year-old Adelaide-born rapper moves through varying styles that basically all paint a different picture of dancefloor-based kinetic energy.

It's filled with grinding synth, variegated rhythms of the rapper's rapid-fire flow, a Mortal Kombat sample, and plenty of Earth-bothering beats – hyperactive atoms bumping together for 35 minutes.

There are some nice synthpop feels with Tkay exhibiting as many pop sensibilities as sweaty disco box frenzies, such as the big band dancehall that rumbles beneath the hook of "stomp your feet like a brontosaurus”.

Featuring a bunch of tracks including remixes and edits all mixed together nicely, it's a bubbling, nocturnally euphoric showcase of an artist who, from the sounds of things, is going be everywhere pretty soon.

The Australia-by-way-of-Zimbabwe MC has been blowing hot since the August release of the acclaimed “Uh Huh”, itself a follow-up to last year’s “Brontosaurus” and the dubstep-infused “Handle My Ego”.

Tkay Maidza - U-Huh

You can download “Switch Tape” for free on Soundcloud.

Tkay Maidza – Always Been (feat. Swick & BOT)
Tkay Maidza – Switch Lanes (feat. Paces)
Tkay Maidza – MOB (prod. Elk)
Tkay Maidza – Finish Them (prod. Bok Bok)
SBTRKT – Everybody Knows (Tkay Maidza Edit)
Tkay Maidza – Brontosaurs feat. Bad Cop (Elk Drum Edit)
Swick and Lewis Cancut – Wishes (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Friend Within – The Monochrome (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Tkay Maidza – Forever (prod. Swick)
Tkay Maidza – Gangsta (prod. Elk)
Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel) – Give It All (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Kilter – They Say (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Tkay Maidza – U-huh (prod. Elk)
Tkay Maidza – U-huh (Luke Million Remix)
Must Die! – Imprint (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Tkay Maidza -TM (prod. Swick and Lewis Cancut)
Tkay Maidza – Basskick Pump (prod. Swick)
Tkay Maidza – Trouble (prod. Motez)


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