Genre-hopping songstress Kat Dahlia takes a trip to the gritty dancehalls of Jamaica on Black Lion & The Wizard’s latest track, “Mash It Up.” Rocking alongside Nyanda, The Kemist and The Wizard, Dahlia tries out her best patois and stalks the island’s late-night raving scene for the song’s new visual. “It was my first time visiting Jamaica for the shooting of the video, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” says Dahlia. “The people, the food, the energy and the dances were insane! The energy in Jamaica and in Jamaican music is like nowhere else in the world, and I’m just glad I got to be a part of the record with these guys.” Orchestrated by Black Lion and The Wizard, “Mash It Up”‘s piano-heavy production forms a pitch-perfect platform for dancehall’s over-the-top braggadocio.
[Deidre Dryer for Fader]