Best known for his writing and production on anthems such as “The Matter” with Wizkid, “Baby Hello” by Wande Coal & much more, Maleek Berry‘s new release proves he’s more than two dimensional.
Having now established his reputation further after the success of his smash single “For My People” featuring UK rapper Sneakbo. Maleek Berry isn’t here to play games. He returns to the scene with not one but two exhilarating songs “On Fire” and “Kontrol”, both of which was written and produced by the man himself.
“On Fire” which was premiered by The Fader magazine is an interesting fusion of trap and afro-pop melodies, the use of London “twang” and hints of distinct Yoruba can be heard throughout this masterpiece. The catchy record has an energetic hook with Berry expressing the feeling of building a buzz, moving low key and stacking “lizzy” which is a UK slang term for 50 pound notes. “On Fire” is definitely set to cause some heat in the clubs and introduce listeners to Maleek’s extensive musical ear.
As if that wasn’t enough Maleek invites his fans to celebrate his originality and artistic expression with “Kontrol”, an afropop, party starter. The hype, melodic record exhibits Berry showing off the impact his roots have always had on his music, with sonic and melodic influences from Nigeria and Ghana, the right formula to make you dance with “Kontrol”!
Maleek Berry – Kontrol
Maleek Berry – On Fire