A D H
Top Rising Afrobeat and Hip Hop Artist
With the premiere of “Check the Vibe,” a collaboration with the German production team of Re.decay, get a chance to know the rising New York based Jamaican and Senegalese artist ADH. In what ADH considers a combination of afrobeat, hip-hop, and jazz music, ADH is leading a new wave of music called Afro-Hop and over the past few years he has been consistently pushing his career forward. With the recent release of “Check the Vibe,” get a chance to witness ADH’s talent and creative skills showcased alongside another gifted rising star, Wifty Bangura, as the two put together another hit to the credits of producers Re.decay.
RE.DECAY featuring WIFTY BANGURA & ADH ‘CHECK THE VIBE’
With a passion for collaborating with talented artists from all corners of the globe, the Berlin based production duo Re.decay showcase sultry whispers from Sierra Leone hailing vocalist Wifty Bangura of burgeoning Baltimore based collective Epic Fam, and smooth Afro-hop tones from Senegal/Jamaica hailing, NYC based artist ADH.
Spearheaded by Wifty, Check The Vibe displays her impressive range from masterfully stacked harmonies to a punchy rap verse. Her delivery is complimented by smooth bars from ADH as they fuse together Baltimore hip-hop with Afrobeat rhythms. Immersing himself in the track’s unique universe with ease, ADH shares “this record depicts people being on the same frequency as you. Whether that be your love life, spiritually etc. All forms of relationships.”
This new single arrives before Re.decay’s full album in January that will feature 15 artists from 8 different countries and 3 continents. Taking influence from Dr Dre, Little Dragon, Anderson Paak, Mac Miller, GuiltyBeatz, Kendrick Lamar, Madlib and more, the duo have moulded a sound that is uniquely their own. Showcasing their playful blend of eastern and western rhythms, Check The Vibe shines a light on their signature work of cross-cultural pairings. Poised to marry afro-infused grooves, raw hip-hop, soulful house, and smooth R&B, the album will explore the full gritty and ethereal sonic universe of Re.decay’s catalogue.
Meet and Get to Know ADH
Kulture Vulturez: Growing up, what were some of your earliest memories of being around music?
ADH: I would say 5, I grew up playing drums from the African diaspora. Every weekend I was drumming. My father was an international recording artist, I have many vivid memories of being in the studio watching his process.
Kulture Vulturez: How did you get your start in music?
ADH: It started in my first year of college really. Being amongst other folks freestyling. I stared recording to beats soon after. In doing so, I realized I do well creating actual songs. With my music background it became a natural thing.
ADH – BIG VIBE
Kulture Vulturez: With both a Jamaican and a Senegalese background, what do you take from those cultures and put in your music?
ADH: I’ll start with household values and to keep it short, I don’t make music about things I haven’t lived or been around. I try to be as centered as possible when it comes to who I am as a person in my music. Coming from two different cultures such as mine has its advantages. I get to express who I am from two different views . The Jamaican side I express through melody and delivery, my Senegalese side I use a lot of drum reference or certain Afrobeats sounds, jazz sounds to create what I call Afro hop.
Kulture Vulturez: Can you explain and break down what Afro-Hop is?
ADH: AfroHop is a style of music incorporating elements of afrobeat, jazz and hip-hop. Picture Kendrick, Kanye or J Cole rapping on a Fela, Burna Boy or Wizkid type rhythm.
ADH – Man Dem
Kulture Vulturez: For first time listeners, what are some songs and/or projects of yours that people should check out?
ADH: Can check out my latest EP “ Always Dream Higher” on all streaming platforms. ADH -“Man Dem” is a record people instantly gravitate towards. “Remedies” with DJ Tunez is on the newer side. I have 4 videos out for this ep as well. All good stuff. Ep is doing really well.
Kulture Vulturez: Can you break down the song Check the Vibe with Re.decay?
ADH: Man, timeless tune. I love how Wifty approached the record. The verse came to me instantly. It’s just one of those records that injects positivity. Re.decay’s production was incredible. Easy pocket to jump in.
Kulture Vulturez: What do you have in the works that people should be on the lookout for?
ADH: I have a few remixes coming up from my last EP. Also currently working on a new project that I’m super excited about. I’m in a particular groove right now and the new music is reflecting that.