Today acclaimed producer and artist Yogi has releases his newest track, “Cakin’” featuring rapper/singer DRAM and Grime MC Lady Leshurr. Taken from his upcoming debut album for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound, the song was given its first listen last night via BBC’s Radio 1Xtra. The song is now available across all Digital Service Providers. Listen HERE.
Featuring heavyweight artist from both sides of the pond, ‘Cakin’’ brings Yogi’s transatlantic trip full circle.
“I made the beat while I was in LA in the summer of 2016 and as soon as I put the drums on the strings, I felt like I was the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, and any time a beat makes me feel like that I know it’s special,” says Yogi on the song’s origin. “I thought DRAM would enhance that flavour, so I got him on it and then parked it, which is what I do with many of my songs. I then met Leshurr and we really caught a vibe, I really felt where she was coming from as an artist, so I left that meet in my brain for it to render. I then rearranged the song again and brought in a choir and went on the journey of taking the song, arrangement and production to the end of the rabbit hole.”
After releasing a string of acclaimed singles over the past few years like the arresting “Burial (ft. Pusha T)” (which was remixed collaboration with Skrillex) and most recently, the hypnotic, bouncy “Blow You Up (Ft. AlunaGeorge and Less Is More)”, Cakin’ is Yogi’s first release for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound and is taken from his upcoming 2018 album. The perfect first taste of what’s to come, the song centers around finding success, yet promises listeners that there is more to come and feast on in the near future.
Over Yogi’s bouncing and punchy production, DRAM lets loose with his gospel like hook: “If you think that I’m paid / Wait till I start really cakin”.” Then comes Lady Leshurr’s verse, bringing references to K-Swiss trainers straight from Birmingham and running over the beat “like Suge Knight.”
Lady Leshurr speaks on the track “I am so excited and honoured to be involved in this project. Yogi is one of the most exciting producers I have worked with recently.”