Kah-Lo has released the energetic debut solo single ‘Fasta‘, which sees her continue her fruitful musical connection with Riton, who returns for production duties on the track – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
This summer anthem, which premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, fuses sounds of Afrobeats and Electronic music showcasing this musician’s niche within the current climate of today’s music industry, while her unique tone & delivery offers something different within the current pop landscape.
‘Fasta’ follows on from previous singles ‘Money‘; her collaboration with fellow Nigerian musicians Mr Eazi & Davido and Riton (also co-written with MNEK), ‘Betta Riddim‘ and 2016s chart-topping hit with ‘Rinse & Repeat‘ – another of her and London-based producer Riton’s collaborative efforts.
The phenomenal success of ‘Rinse & Repeat’ included being named one of the Top 10 most played songs on BBC Radio 1 for 2016, selling 400,000 copies in the UK and 35 million streams & counting on Spotify, plus a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording at this year’s award ceremony.
Artists such as Slick Rick, M.I.A, Rihanna, Madonna and Kanye West have all influenced Kah-Lo’s musical direction as well as her father and uncle, who would play various 80s & 90s Pop and Hip-Hop records when she was a kid.
After making the brave decision to move from her hometown of Nigeria to the USA following iniversity, the now 24-year-old decided it was all or nothing and started taking crucial steps into the development of her fearless brand. Following in the footsteps of another of her inspirations; Lady Gaga, Kah-Lo began performing in bars and coffee shops across New York City – perfecting her craft whilst also uploading tracks to her Soundcloud page.
Fast-forward to the present and Kah-Lo is gearing up for a festival filled summer with performances at this year’s V Festival and SW4 Festival. The ‘Electro-Beats’ musician also had the pleasure of playing at BBC Radio 1’s recent Ibiza Weekend alongside legendary DJ’s such as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta & Jax Jones, plus some of the country’s best acts including Disciples & Rudimental.