Cakes Da Killa makes his anticipated solo debut on Classic Music Company with ‘Don Dada’, after featuring on label darling Honey Dijon‘s ‘Catch The Beat’ in 2017. Delivering the demo into Honey’s inbox earlier this year, ‘Don Dada’ immediately pricked the ears of Classic boss and A&R Luke Solomon, feeling a natural fit for the label’s eclectic catalogue of forward-thinking dance music. Now Cakes’ collaboration with NYC producer Proper Villains gets a full release on the imprint, a strutting merge of hip-hop and house where Cakes’ effortless flow and playful lyricism shine brighter than ever.
It seems only fitting Luke and Honey would provide a remix, bringing in a tougher beat that introduces their signature club-focussed style seen on a range of their co-productions, elevated with the warmth and immediacy of Cakes’ narration. The combination of Proper Villains‘ impeccable production with Cakes’ flawless vocal delivery makes ‘Don Dada’ a triumphant label debut on an imprint leading the way in the Hip House revival. This package also features the stripped-back ‘Intermission’, a short but powerful interlude that perfectly illustrates Cakes’ ability to captivate listeners with his unapologetic and infectious delivery of direct and effectual lyrics.