International Zimbabwean turntablist Raydizz drops In2You this friday ahead of his upcoming album W.I.E.R.D.
By Plot Mhako _ with excerpts from Point Black Africa
The track an uptempo hybrid of dancehall, EDM and Afro-Pop produced by Chiweddar, featuring some of Zimbabwe’s most promising talents, Poptain and Midori will definitely set the dance scene alight. Its a potential instant banger with all attributes to fit into the international space.
On In2You Dancehall artist Poptain who is riding a substantial wave following a series of big releases in 2020 including his recent radio hit Fadza Mutengi and Kokai .
Poptain rides over the song’s progressive soundscape as he switches between an English and Patois delivery effortlessly.
The song’s chorus was penned and sung by Midori, a young Zimbabwean artist based in Houston, Texas. The talented vocalist displays her unique vocal tone in what is sure to be the first of many impressive performances as she solidifies her solo career.
Rayhaan Jassat’s love affair with the creative arts has been a lifelong romance.
From playing his father’s records in Harare’s Braeside suburb, to starting one of Zimbabwe’s most popular streetwear brands to headlining festivals such as HIFA where he is more popularly known as RayDizz. It was this love for design and music that took RayDizz to Totton College (Southampton, UK) where he attained an Art & Design Degree.
Utilising an unmatched combination of talent & an enduring work ethic; Raydizz focused on mastering his craft & perfecting his sets at house parties & small functions in Southampton, while still finding time to focus on his studies. His hard work began to bear fruits when he was invited to play at The Ministry of Sound in London. He then went on to collaborate with several UK producers & artists, including DJ Semtex & Dready (Lloyd Bank’s Any Girl).
As one of the most sought after A-list Dj in the country Raydizz boasts on several titles including the Miller SoundClash competition 2014 after beating out competition from Zimbabwe and South Africa. The prize included a 1 year Brand Ambassador deal for Miller Genuine Draft, becoming the first Zimbabwean DJ to play the big room at the world famous Marquee Club in Las Vegas, a feature in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs In The World Issue and a spot to DJ at the DJ Mag Party.
In addition he has headlined several festivals including Vic Falls Carnival, Shoko Festival, Harare International Festival Of the Arts.
About the colaborators: Poptain & Midori
This is not the first time that he has collaborated with one of the top pop artist in Zimbabwe Poptain as they did PANADO ft Simba Tagz, Jnr Brown in 2018.
Poptain continues with his midas touch with recent hits like Pfau Pfau, Munhu We Nyama, and Fadza Mutengi- he has proved to have music that tops the charts and put his name amongst the stars. African’s rising star whose lyrical prowess, versatility, humble nature, likable personality, and musical genius have proven to be the combination that sets him apart.
In2You brings in an amazing voice in the name of MIDORI.
Born in Houston, Texas into a family of musicians and producers, Midori’s music career started when she was 5 years old, writing her first song about “Sunshine”.
Midori moved to Harare Zimbabwe when she was 6 years old and from an early age took to singing with some prominent Zimbabwean artists.
Midori now resides in Houston Texas, where she writes songs for voice over artists. She has worked with some upcoming Houstonian artists including Stunna Bam, Young Rula and OTB Fastlane and Carly Coy.