South Africa’s genre-bending artist, Focalistic, has dropped the highly anticipated remix for his platinum single “Ke Star” which features Davido. This comes after Focalistic and Davido teased music fans on Twitter with a short sound clip of the “Ke Star” remix earlier in the week. The “Ke Star” remix follows from Focalistic’s latest album Sghubu Ses Excellent which dropped in December last year.
The “Ke Star” remix starts off with Davido’s vocals and catchy lyrics for which the superstar is known. The remix is just as good as the upbeat original hit and the addition of one of Nigeria’s best Afrobeats artists gives it an edge. A couple of weeks ago, Focalistic shared a video on Twitter of him hanging out with Davido and teaching him Pitori slang. The video shows Davido easily pick up the lingo and had music fans subsequently excited for the “Ke Star” remix drop. According to Naija Vibes, Davido and Focalistic had recording sessions in Nigeria ahead of the release. Waves of music fans on Twitter have responded positively to the remix since it dropped.
Focalistic has managed to successfully merge a distinct South African sound which emerged from Pretoria with hip-hop and amapiano. The “Ke Star” remix with Davido is another instance of South Africa’s amapiano movement spreading across Africa. The track is produced by one of South Africa’s youngest and best amapiano DJs, Vigro Deep.
Listen to the “Ke Star” remix on Spotify.
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