LISTEN: Nyashinski’s Blazing New ‘Stay Open’ Collabo with Diplo and MØ
This is some next level stuff – if you thought Nyashinski was having the time of his life in 2017, 2018 is proving to be his ‘sky is the limit’ mantra, as, hot off groundreaking collaborative ventures with Sauti Sol and Africa’s best employer, Safaricom, he collaborates with American super producer, Diplo and Danish singer MØ on a version of their World round-trip Tuborg OPEN music campaign anthem ‘Stay Open’.
Dubbed ‘Stay Open’, the single has been mixed and mastered by Kenyan producer Musyoka and fuses Nyashinski’s free flowing style with the rhythm of electronic music, the personal style of American super producer and DJ Diplo, and an influence of Kenya’s signature sound.
Now in its second year, Tuborg OPEN has offered Kenyans a rare opportunity by bringing together a group of incredible musicians to create something truly special; a song with one global message but the story told in a different way by each collaborating artist, using their own unique lyrics and reflecting the diversity and unique local culture.
“I took the Stay Open theme and flipped it by rhyming about a beautiful woman who I am asking to stay open to my suggestions,” says Nyashinski, adding that, “Working with DJ Diplo and MØ was also great. It is an opportunity I appreciate”.
Musyoka marvels at how Kenyans are now more liberal. “This track is all about being open to ideas, cultures and perspectives from all over the world. It shows what Kenya has to offer culturally and musically. I am happy that Tuborg is pushing this philosophy,” he said.
Speaking on the collaboration, Diplo said, “To be part of Tuborg Open for the second year is really cool. Nyashinski and Musyoka brought in their own interesting ideas and perspectives of staying open that made the track amazing and the collabo enjoyable”.
Danish vocalist and songwriter MØ is excited about the collaboration process: “I love what I have learnt and experienced from working with Nyashinski and I am happy that what we started has now become something totally amazing.”
Renee Kamau, Carlsberg Marketing Manager, said ‘We are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with local artists and give them a platform to collaborate with International talent. Tuborg is all about fueling those moments of music discovery for artists and fans,”