German-Afghan producer agajon has again joined forces with UK rapper Jay Prince on new single ‘Back To Basics’.
Punctuated by hypnotic backing vocals, sparse piano chords and Jay Prince’s typically slick bars, ‘Back To Basics’ is a smooth, soulful hip-hop jam that finds the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary. It follows the pair’s May collab ‘Higher’, a track that has since amassed over 200,000 combined streams. In the months since agajon has also released ‘Trust Yourself’ and ‘all of that’, a collaboration with fast-rising fellow German artist Layla, with all four tracks set to feature on his debut album nag champa, out 2nd September.
Just 21-years-old, agajon is already one of the most highly-touted producers on the scene right now. Having worked with the likes of GIGGS, Selah Sue, Naomi Scott, Lou Phelps (Kaytranada’s brother), Jarreau Vandal and more, agajon has already got an esteemed resume. His debut EP ‘7 Days’ displayed his particular talent and exceptional taste for a variety of sounds, ranging from global hip-hop traditions to neo-soul to urban jazz. He has since worked tirelessly on his own sound, across numerous productions, placements and collaborations.
Jay Prince is a hip-hop artist and producer from East London. His style of music has been described as a chilled and mellow nostalgic vibe, with 90s US hip-hop influences mixed with modern sounds, and a combination of complex poetic lyrics and flow.
Jay Prince also known as Lounge In Paris is an artist who began rising in popularity after his highly acclaimed mixtape, “Be For Our Time”, as well as his lead single from the “Smile Good” mixtape, “Father, Father”. His music is often composed of jazz and soulful elements providing a breath of the London lifestyle. Born in East London to both Angolan & Congolese parents, Prince always had a love for a range of styles growing up playing the piano, bass and guitar his influences stretch from Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Rumba and Jazz. Praised for his poetic and down to earth introspective lyrics amongst his musicality, his diversity in how he combines different genres has seen him go on to collaborate with the likes of Goldlink, Tyler, The Creator and Mahalia.
agajon and Jay Prince again demonstrate their collaborative flair.