Acclaimed Dutch producer Mason and NYC-born hip-hop artist Afrika “Baby Bam” have bumped firsts for a new single, ‘The Wicked’! This catchy track is sure to get the party going, being the perfect addition to any summer playlist. With Mason’s infectious beats and Afrika’s signature flow, ‘The Wicked’ is sure to be a hit with fans from both musical genres alike.
“I felt like creating a block party jam with a lil’ homage to oldskool hip-hop, as I was working with Jungle Brothers MC ‘Afrika Baby Bam’ on this . Enjoy kids, put it on 11!” – Mason
‘The Wicked’ marks Mason’s return to Armada Music, the label which re-released the hit ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’ . Coupling infectious grooves and half-time breakbeats with unique sound effects, sudden tempo changes and a killer vocal hook, ‘The Wicked’ is a fresh new take on crossover tracks that will be embraced on dancefloors across the globe.
Iason Chronis, the Dutch DJ and producer better known as Mason, hit #1 in the UK Dance chart (and #3 in the UK Singles chart) with his silver-certified 2006 release ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’, which also topped Belgian Dance charts. His studio creations and energy behind the decks are a direct reflection of this personality. Equal parts groove, melody and eccentricity, the Dutchman avoids jumping on electronic music bandwagons at all costs, instead consistently linking up with fresh and exciting collaborators to keep his fanbase guessing. This year Mason topped the Beatport House chart with a reinvention of his track ‘Givin Up’ which he co-released with Toolroom boss Mark Knight, and saw major support from Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Danny Howard, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Bakermat and Dannic.
Hailing from New York City, hip-hop artist Afrika “Baby Bam” rose to prominence as a member of the legendary hip-hop group Jungle Brothers, as well as being a founding member of hip-hop collective Native Tongues along with De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. This isn’t the first time Mason has dipped his toe’s into the world of hip-hop, having previously collaborated with iconic artists such as Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Sway, Kurtis Blow and Stefflon Don. Equally, Jungle Brothers were among the first hip-hop artists to join forces with a house-music producer, and evidently this appetite for crossing genres is very much alive today with release of ‘The Wicked’.