Ape Drums makes dancehall outing in tandem with Silent Addy and Projexx, ‘Mek Money’ [Watch]
Ape Drums recruits Jamaica’s finest, Silent Addy and Projexx, for his first single of the year, “Mek Money.” The one-off is Ape Drums’ second non-Major Lazer-affiliated release since he joined the group in 2019. “Mek Money” specifically succeeds “Delete” featuring BEAM, delivered in October 2020.
Ape Drums shared,
“Addy and I have been trying to make a record that represents all of what we do and what we believe in musically. ‘Mek Money’ does that perfectly, especially with Projexx. Him being from Jamaica, it was only right we shot the music video there. We directed and shot the whole thing ourselves and we’re super proud of how it came out. The idea was to have it be half recap of the trip and half music video, and I hope everyone will enjoy.”
“Mek Money” derives from Ape Drums’ forthcoming dancehall EP on Mad Decent. The rhythm-infused beat blends sounds from a collective of cultures as Ape Drums and Silent Addy demonstrate undeniable grooves and percussion followed by Projexx’s catchy lyrical cadences. The visual directed by Disco Neil and filmed in Ochos Rios, Jamaica aptly depicts how far the influence of dancehall and electronic music has stretched over years’ time.
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