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Keznamdi scores big Int'l collab

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 9:00 AM
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Reggae artiste Keznamdi has scored his first international collaboration with Grammy-nominated EDM artist/producer Zhu, who is signed to Sony/Columbia Records. The song, As Crazy As It Is, is the next single from Zhu's highly-anticipated Generation Series project and will be premiered on Jamaican radio today, with an international release on iTunes/media outlets on Friday.

Zhu's rapid rise to fame came last year with his Grammy-nominated hit single Faded, which peaked at No. 3 on the UK pop charts and was a smash worldwide. He drafted in Keznamdi for the Genesis Series project after he attended a scintillating performance by the young Jamaican in Los Angeles on Chronixx's Dread and Terrible West Coast Tour earlier this year. A month after the show, Sony flew Keznamdi and his team to Los Angeles, where he recorded several songs with Zhu.

As Crazy As It Is, featuring Keznamdi, is the second release from the Genesis Series project following last week's release of Zhu's Automatic, featuring UK power house act AlunaGeorge, that had the EDM blogosphere in a frenzy and racked up nearly 200,000 Soundcloud plays in 24 hours.

"It was an honour to work with Zhu and /SonyColumbia Records on this track," said Keznamdi. "The synergy and chemistry working with a musical genius like Zhu felt natural. I am all about fusing reggae with other genres, and I am looking forward to this track doing big things and opening more doors for me and the reggae genre in general."