After a chance encounter gigging in Brussels, little did the now duo of rapper Jay Atohoun and singer-producer Willem Ardui know that their brief exchange at the time would become the boundless, grooving expanse of blackwave.
Immediately exercising their creative rapport, they were soon eagerly trading ideas online which culminated in their standout debut project, “Mic Check” in 2017, which continues to catch ears and turn heads the world over to this day.
With a name derived from their innate differences and musical backgrounds, their juxtaposed talents formed a rapturous and synergistic yin to yang. With each meticulously crafted effort, they bring the best out of each other in order to keep the needle moving forward along the groove of their ever-unfolding musical story. Syphoning diverse themes from the likes of hip-hop, pop, jazz, soul and funk through their nostalgic, and at times rose-tinted lens, their vividly transformative approach grants them the creative freedom to blur the lines between both genre and era for a chameleonic sound that’s unmistakably their own.