Mr Eazi has shared ‘Patek’, his new single featuring DJ Tárico (Mozambique) and Joey B (Ghana). Listen HERE.
The pan-African banger is Mr Eazi’s first dive into Amapiano, the genre that’s exploded out of South Africa’s dance music underground to become a global phenomenon recently.
Mr Eazi recorded an early version of the song on a whim in South Africa with DJ Tárico, whose amapiano smash ;Yaba Baluku’ took Africa by storm over the past year. After a brief snippet posted to TikTok generated thousands of user-generated videos and millions of views, Eazi recruited Ghanaian rapper Joey Bto help him finish the track — and crystallize its banger status.
The result is one of Eazi’s lightest and breeziest tunes. An air of detached cool courses through Mr Eazi and Joey B’s vocals while DJ Tárico’s icy rhythm blends amapiano’s rolling, “log drum” basslines with atmospheric accordions. “It’s really not that deep,” Mr Eazi says. “It’s a fun song that I can’t wait to perform. And it’s got Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique all together on one track.”