Armed with just a pair of towering platform boots, an ability to write contagious club anthems to suit her lightning-fast emcee flow, and an undeniably soulful voice, Tkay Maidza has become one of the most buzzed about young artists in Australia.
At only eighteen years old, Tkay was not too long ago playfully rapping along with Youtube videos after attending classes at Uni and couldn’t imagine the effect of uploading her first startling single ‘Handle My Ego’ off-handedly to triple j Unearthed. Within hours the track – a mix of tongue-in-cheek verses, delivered with quick-fire-feeling across a backing of thundering dubstep – was shared thousands of times...not bad for someone who had been rapping for eighteen months and singing for less than!
Influenced as much by sing-along-radio-soul and underground electronic music Tkay credits a wide array of artists that have helped shape her style, from glitch-hop to pop and back again. With an ear for both soaring melodies and dark bass thumps her remarkable rap flow sits comfortably across breakneck tempos, shifting drum patterns, chrome-plated synths and bursts of low end - and with a vocal range as impressive it is as angelic— Tkay provides a perfect foil for the dark, futuristic R&B production.
We're excited to count her beautiful and soulful voice in our Kitsuné Family !