VIBE REVIEW: Particula- Major Lazer ft Nasty C, Ice Prince, Jidenna and Patoranking

When an international mix of music powerhouses collaborate, we expect nothing short of greatness. Major Lazer (USA), Nasty C (SA), Ice Prince(Nigeria), Patoranking(Nigeria) and Jidenna (Nigeria/USA) team up with DJ Maphorisa (SA) to create this record.

Major Lazer

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A lot of African artists have adopted pseudo-dancehall sounds, so it is great to see cross-cultural collaboration. I was impressed to see that almost every person on the song brought a distinct flavour and it all worked together beautifully. DJ Maphorisa did a great job on production but it would have been great to see a little more of his signature house music flavour. That being said, I can see this song having major crossover appeal. The hook is catchy and has that familiar “pangolo” sound that Ice Prince brings. Jidenna spoke pidgin and that’s always fun. The only real con for me is that I wish I heard more of Patoranking. I feel like they “One-Dance-ed” him and I barely heard his voice. Overall, I really like this song and it’s always great to see great quality, pan-African collaborations.

Vibe Rating: 8/10

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