Watch + Listen: El Freaky’s “Summer Now” feat. Gyptian

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Summer is now officially upon us and, to celebrate the moment, Colombian dancehall/bass ambassadors El Freaky Colectivo are sharing a massive collaboration with Jamaica’s Gyptian appropriately titled “Summer Now.” Completing the international triangle is legendary NYC hip-hop engineer Young Guru (of Jay-Z and Roc-a-Fella Records fame), who mixed the track after linking with El Freaky for parties in Bogotรก and Medellin earlier this year.

With hazy, atmospheric synths and a strong vocal performance from Gyptianโ€”who seems to have regained a bit of his “Hold Yuh” form hereโ€””Summer Now” feels like the summer anthem we’ve been waiting on from Gyptian since he took island pop worldwide five years ago. Time will tell if it makes a similar dent on global pop, but we’re pulling for it. Also premiering right here is the accompanying video, starring the El Freaky guysย and a bevy of Colombian beauties in a surreal tennis match scenario.

Watch and listen below, and look out for our upcoming article on the dancehall revoluciรณn currently happening in Colombia.

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