BET Award-nominated afropop sensation CAMIDOH, Jamaican dancehall legend VYBZ KARTEL, and one of the UK’s most exciting female artists MISS LAFAMILIA have joined forces with award-winning DJ and producer DJ LARA FRASER for the massive new single titled ‘TAXI MAN’. Produced by UK legend Toddla T (Stormzy, Little Simz, Idris Elba) and award-winning Ghanaian producer Streetbeatz (Stonebwoy, Fuse ODG, Sarkodie), ‘Taxi Man’ is a majestic dancehall and afrobeats fusion offering that is sure to bring the sun back out and keep the summer vibes going.
Driven by trademark dancehall soundscapes with its groovy bassline and lush synths, ‘Taxi Man’ is bookmarked by Camidoh’s sweet R&B and afrobeats melodies, and a sultry and harmonious vocal performance from Miss LaFamilia, with Vybz Kartel holding the centre and doing what only the legend can do. The infectious track also comes with an innovative portrait-style music video directed by burgeoning filmmaker Amane Akbaraly that takes us behind the scenes into a day in the life of Camidoh, Miss LaFamilia, and DJ Lara Fraser at the renowned Zap Studios in the heart of London’s Camberwell.
Coming on the back of the success of tracks like ‘Dull Colour’ and ‘Come Sit Down’, Jamaican dancehall king Vybz Kartel has been having a resurgent summer this year, while Miss LaFamilia just released what is shaping up to be the UK track of the summer ‘Harder’, and Camidoh, on the other hand, is riding high following his nominations at this year’s BET Awards and The Headies (Africa’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards), as well as the success of his critically acclaimed debut project L.I.T.A – together all three artists form a formidable force on ‘Taxi Man’ with DJ Lara Fraser.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Taxi Man’ and how the exciting collaboration came together, DJ Lara Fraser says, “The song is a feel-good summer vibe about spreading love and being loyal to your girl. We linked up from all over the world for this one, and I loved every step of the process”, with Miss LaFamilia adding that, “it was so much fun making this record, I can’t wait for everybody to hear it”, and Camidoh touching on what it was like for him to work with Vybz Kartel on the song, sharing that “it’s always great vibes when you get to do a record with a legend”.