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DONAE’O LINKS UP WITH D DOUBLE E & AKELLE ON NEW SINGLE ‘LEMME KNOW’

DONAE’O LINKS UP WITH D DOUBLE E & AKELLE ON NEW SINGLE ‘LEMME KNOW’
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DONAE’O LINKS UP WITH D DOUBLE E & AKELLE ON NEW SINGLE ‘LEMME KNOW’


DONAE’O LINKS UP WITH D DOUBLE E & AKELLE ON NEW SINGLE ‘LEMME KNOW’

DONAE’O LINKS UP WITH D DOUBLE E & AKELLE ON NEW SINGLE ‘LEMME KNOW’

 

Donae’O – ‘Lemme Know’ ft. D Double E & Akelle
(Island Records)


 
Stream ‘Lemme Know’ Here

 

Acclaimed UK artist Donae’O has joined forces with grime legend D Double E and WSTRN member Akelle on new single ‘Lemme Know’, out now via Island Records.
 
Underpinned by an enticing concoction of Funky House with Grime, ‘Lemme Know’ commences with Donae’O’s deep, commanding voice announcing the track’s title, which then makes way forD Double E’s instantly recognisable flow and Akelle’s smooth, rhythmic vocal prowess.
 
Donae’O explains: As an artist with quite a signature style, its always been important that I work with people who respect that. I’ve wanted to work with the producers of Lemme Know, Fanatix, for a long time and straight away I found that these guys understood my vibe and worked really well at finding a sound that worked for me.
 
He continues: “After we finished the record we were discussing who could be on the track that would aligned with who I am as an artist. D Double and I came up together so that was an obvious fit and with Akelle, I’ve been there from the beginning of WSTRN – they’re like family to me so it just made perfect sense to get both those guys on there. What I loved was that when I sent the record to Akelle I was just expecting him to straight rap so when he added the melody, it added a whole new dynamic to the tune. Obviously D Double had to come first  though as just his adlibs alone make for an instant reload. “

 

 

Stream ‘Lemme Know’ Here


 
The new release follows ‘Vancouver’Donae’O’s previous single, featuring South London rapper Blanco. The track saw support flood in from BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra from the likes of MistaJamRickie, Melvin & CharlieDJ Target and Snoochie Shy. The song was playlisted at Kiss FreshThe Beat London and Pulse 88, with additional spins from Capital Xtra
 
A producer, songwriter, rapper and vocalist, Donae’O has been an early adopter of almost all crucial urban movements coming out of the capital – from garage to grime to the UK funky-inspired house that continues to influence today’s charts. More recently, he linked up with Idris Elba and Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie to release the Afrobeats-flavoured single ‘Party & Bullshit’, which was followed by ‘Back Down’, a UK Funky-led track that features London drill artist K-TrapKyze and LD.
 
Often heralded as the greatest grime artist of all time, D Double E first made his name as a member of the Newham Generals alongside fellow East London MC Footsie. He has since collaborated with the likes of Skepta, Dizzee RascalSwindle and Flowdan, as well as releasing his highly anticipated debut album Jackuum! in 2018, becoming one of grime’s most respected figures.
 
Making up one third of West London R&B collective WSTRN, a group that topped the UK R&B chart with platinum-certified debut single ‘In2’ back in 2015, ‘Lemme Know’ follows Akelle’s freestyle for the Hardest Bars mixtape, released in May.
 
Bringing together three revered artists from different sections of the UK music scene, it’s no real surprise that ‘Lemme Know’ is a certified jam.

 


Post by: Sammi Swinton


 

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