Tres x Busy Twist – Ya Yo (New Song|Music video)
London based production/DJ collective The Busy Twist release a new song titled Ya Yo featuring Tres. Available for download and streaming, their latest collaboration with Congolese singer/songwriter Tres AKA Kinsasha Boy, as the pairing eye an album drop and tour later this year.
Their new single is the second offering from the project and sees them entering a more commercial space with the groovy melodic Afrobeats track. This follows their first track Etali Nga Te’ which dropped late 2019.
Boasting some chilled synth stabs, a minimally hypnotic beat full of rhythm and colour and Tres’ distinctive and enchanting vocals, this club-ready track is geared up for radio and comes with accompanying late-night inspired music video.
Ya Yo translates to For You’ and is a love song which draws inspiration from an old Congolese proverb “Bolingo Eza lokalo mbeli osali erreur ozoki” which means love is like a knife, be careful where you are holding it’. In it Tres laments the struggles of finding a balance between the love of your work life and that of your personal relationships.
Peep the visuals for the track below and download the song after the clip.
The Busy Twist have become known for their unique brand of dance floor-ready remixes, live DJ sets and original productions, showcasing the best of African influenced world music.
Releasing music on their own label Busy Life Music, they join the dots between African, South American, Caribbean and UK club music with a sound which melds the sonic genealogy of all four palettes and re-imagining them in a contemporary way.
Having travelled the globe to find inspiration and musical collaborators, they have developed an exchange with local artists that works in both directions. This is crucial to creating what has been described as borderless music’.
Prior to this project, The Busy Twist’s other releases have enjoyed radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Branko, Anna Lunoe and Toddla T with press platforms such as The Guardian, Noisey, Dummy, Hyponik and Clash also championing their widely acclaimed sound.