AM444 is the new collaboration project of Chinese singer ChaCha (chachachina) and Dutch producer Jay.Soul (jay.soul)
Guiyang, China native ChaCha is part of Shanghai's premiere reggae crew Uprooted Sunshine and has performed all over China as well as in Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam etc. She has also already recorded with the likes of Kode 9 (UK - Hyperdub), Clive Chin (Randy's Studio 17, Jamaica), Jahtari (Germany), Sickstar & Sunbiz (Shanghai) and many others. She's generally considered as one of China's brightest underground music stars, switching effortlessly from toasting over reggae, dubstep and drum & bass tracks, to singing soulful melodies over hip-hop grooves, downtempo and funky electronica. She also writes her own lyrics.
Jay.Soul (aka The Groove Architect) is a veteran underground music producer, beatmaker and dj from Amsterdam, currently living in Shanghai. He has produced a wide range of tracks for Mr.Windmill (Netherlands), Cecilia Stalin (UK/Sweden), Sole Profit (USA), Giovanca (Netherlands), Corey (Netherlands), NineFifty (Netherlands), and many other artists as well as remixed Nas, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Proov, Roots Manuva, etc.
Ever since hearing ChaCha sing and mc in 2008 at Shanghai's best underground club The Shelter (where Jay is one of the resident dj's), plans were made to work together. Due to both artists' busy schedules it took a while, but now the collaboration is finally a fact: AM444
Debut EP expected February 2011.
Style: Electronic, Soulful, Leftfield, Pop, Beats
Direct download: AM444_-_EP_Sampler.mp3
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