Renowned producer Wax Tailor, in collaboration with US Rap sensation D Smoke, presents ‘Keep It Movin’ via Lab’oratoire, a solar banger with electro-funk accents. The track was recorded during the quarantine from both sides of the Atlantic and is not only a feel-good song but also a combativeness anthem. D Smoke is a big winner of the Netflix competition “Rhythm + Flow” and is often compared to Kendrick Lamar for his writing talent, his dexterity and recognized by the greats, including Snoop Dogg, Nas, Anderson Paak, Chance The Rapper and T.I. D Smoke has established himself in a few months as one of the rising stars of US Rap. Wax Tailor is currently working on his next album The Shadow Of Their Suns and is preparing a new international tour which will contribute to his count of more than 800 concerts in 60 countries, including with festivals such as Glastonbury, Sziget or Montreal Jazz. Between several awards (US Indie Music Award, Sacem Great Prize and French Music Award) and prestigious collaborations and remixes (Aloe Blacc, Nina Simone, Sharon Jones, Ghostface Killah, R.A The Rugged Man, Tricky, Charlie Winston, Keziah Jones), he’s recognized as one of the leaders of the international hip hop electro scene.
Wax Tailor has been featured in several tastemaker publications including Pitchfork, Mixmag, Medium, HiphopDX, XLR8R, Rolling Stone, and Pop Matters while also receiving radio play from BBC Radio 6, KEXP, KCRW, RADIO EINS and RADIO NOVA, to name a few. Currently, Wax Tailor has sold nearly half a million physical copies and holds hundreds of millions of views on streaming platforms around the world.
‘Keep It Moving (ft. D Smoke)’ has been recorded under exceptional circumstances, from both sides of the Atlantic during the quarantine. As a result, the track is not only a feel-good song but also a defiant anthem. D Smoke’s smooth vocals and trendy syncopated rhythms lead the track while Wax Tailor imparts his signature electro-funk accents into the mix. The underlying positivity of the track radiates an infectious pulse that captivates the listener and lifts their mood, no matter the circumstances.
Wax Tailor reveals a little more about the creation of ‘Keep It Moving (ft. D Smoke)’: “I composed this track months ago, I immediately thought that would be great to work with someone who could inject some great funky energy but still a lyricist. Someone somewhere between Kendrick & Anderson Paak. When I’ve discovered D Smoke on Netflix I’ve contacted him directly. I usually hate those kind of fake shows but he really used it to shine “outside the matrix”. I knew he was the one I needed to bring the track to the next level & I’m happy we’ve made it. it’s the only positive thing about the quarantine, it gave us time. really had a great collab with Smoke, he’s brilliant, intelligent & we both got the independent DNA”.