Baauer polishes new track for What So Not, Tkay Maidza and George Maple
Australian talents Tkay Maidza, George Maple, and What So Not brought their collaborative brainchild across the pond for finishing touches by Baauer. The result was “Ghost,” and while the final product is a track that’ll likely be on repeat in your rotation, the collaboration indicates a couple of other exciting things, too. Before mentioning any speculation or implications, Tkay Maidza’s “Ghost” deserves high praise. The Africa-born vocalist rides a snapping hip-hop arrangement with Santigold-esque spits, complete with a sing-along hook on the joint collaboration. Accompanied by George Maple and What So Not’s Emoh Instead, “Ghost” started to come to fruition, but some added production value was needed. Enter Baauer.
Punchy hip-hop rhythms and glitching, static breaks are Baauer’s forte, and as his production style meets the collaboration’s mix, the LA-based trap star’s additions round together the joint effort – making for an infectious new hybrid cut. But “Ghost” carries some other serious implications.
While What So Not’s highly-anticipated release Gemini EP still does not have a landing date, we find Emoh writing and producing music autonomously, which could signal new music via independent outlets in the future. More so, Baauer’s involvement on the project could foreshadow further collaborative efforts between him and the Australian OWSLA recruit.
All things considered, “Ghost” is an aced production effort that frames hip-hop for the dance floor, and with Baauer and Emoh still packing two of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year, the best is still clearly yet to come.