Birmingham Grime MC, Jaykae drops his highly-anticipated ‘Where Have You Been?’ E.P’, released on his own label Doing Bits Worldwide.
Running at 27 minutes and 8 tracks long, ‘Where Have You Been?’ is a easy-listen with more hip-hop-influenced grime production on the majority of the tracks, rather than the more frantic and energetic vibe of traditional grime. Production is handled by Content-wise the Smallheath MC gives insight into his life; having a child, losing friends and family, and dealing with depression which answers the question that he’s regular asked:”Jaykae, where have you been?”.
Keeping the features to very minimum, Jaykae selects four artist to join him; Murkage Dave, Tiga, YASeeN Rosay, & S-X who all bless the project. Surprisingly, ‘Where Have You Been?’ is much more eclectic sonically than expected, with garage-influences on the track,‘Every Country Ft Murkage Dave’, and even Afroswing vibes on ‘Let Me Go FT. Tiga & YASeeN Rosay’.
Jaykae shows his maturing as artist, and can no longer just be considered a ‘Radio Set MC’, with well-structured songs containing elements that will make them appeal to non-grime fans.
Jaykae– ‘Where Have You Been?’ E.P. is OUT NOW available at all good digital outlets.