Rotterdam’s intriguing quartet Dragonfruit share Lose My Luck featuring the lyrical prowess of Ghanian-Dutch rapper Kay Slice.
Lose My Luck begins with a minimalist beat, swelling synths, and captivating vocals that gradually build, setting the stage for the driving drums and bass that define Dragonfruit‘s signature sound. The silky, charismatic vocals of Danique van der Vlugt add a commercial edge, offering a compelling contrast to the alternative electronic backdrop.
As the second verse unfolds, the stage is handed over to Rotterdam’s own Kay Slice. This Dutch-Ghanaian artist, renowned for his debut album’s four-star rating in Dutch news media, delivers fresh rap verses that perfectly complement Dragonfruit‘s signature sound. Kay Slice‘s fusion of hip-hop with Ghanaian groove and afrobeats influences adds a captivating new dimension to the single.
Dragonfruit shares their insight into the track: “Lose my luck is about the idea that you believe all the good you receive and lucky events that occur are due to a special someone in your life. A lover or friend that crosses your path and things suddenly start to look brighter.
It’s not just love: this person is such a good person that the universe seems to have their back and being near them makes their light and luck spread onto you. It’s superstition tipping over to obsession. You like the high they give you and you’re scared that losing them will also mean losing your mojo, your success, your luck…”
This quartet’s eclectic blend of genres seamlessly marries neo-soul with electronic pop, and their latest release is no exception.
The track emerges as a shining star on Super-Sonic Jazz‘s latest compilation, ‘Super-Sonic Family Vol. 2,‘ following the band’s stunning EP, Honeymoon Phase.
Lose My Luck serves as the perfect introduction to their musical universe, blending a vibrant tapestry of influences that meld elements from South Africa’s amapiano, R&B, hip-hop, pop, and soul into a dynamic collage.
Join Dragonfruit for a musical journey that will shine in the Dutch music scene, one captivating note after another.