Hot on the heels of their heavyweight collaboration with UK rap royalty Giggs on ‘Swingin In Da Whip’, new Island Records signees, platinum-selling production/songwriting duo Da BeatFreakz return with the visuals for their new single ‘Take Over’ featuring Mr. Eazi, Seyi Shay and Shakka.
A bass-heavy take on the modern afrobeats sound, ‘Take Over’ shows off Da BeatFreakz’s deftness for subtlety while still exhibiting their signature club-smashing sound. Floating over a rumbling low-end, Shakka, Mr Eazi and Seyi Shay trade verses over an off-kilter rhythm, embellished by delicate melodics and heartfelt lyricism. The visuals follow each of the track’s vocal stars on their own journey, with Shakka playing to an intimate party setting, Seyi Shay performing the track while at the hairdressers with her friends, and Mr. Eazi pursuing a woman at a record store. The track’s lyrics perfectly suit each of their differing situations, a testament to the adaptability of Da BeatFreakz’s songwriting skill. A soulful foil to ‘Swingin In Da Whip’, ‘Take Over’ is a perfect contender for one of 2018’s first real summer jams; a track that’s set to be heard booming out of car soundsystems and festival stages alike throughout the year.
Da BeatFreakz, brothers Obi and Uche Eble, have produced for artists on both sides of the Atlantic, more recently with Sean Paul and Wizkid, ushering in a blend of afrobeats, rap, dancehall and R&B sounds. In 2017, they collaborated on music with the likes of C Biz and Young T & Bugsey, Sneakbo, Nadia Rose, Big Tobz, Moelogo and more. Influenced by music executives Quincy Jones, Dr.Dre and P Diddy, Da BeatFreakz are on their way to creating their very own legacy.