Hearing the name “Jaqee“ reminds most people of offbeats, fast Ska-rhythms and dancing. At least those who register her last album “Kokoo Girl“ in their record collection. But now the Ugandan singer releases an atmospheric and groovy single “Dance“, which invites you to let loose in everyday life, to feel beautiful and to be imminent to a special moment. Everything moves in slow motion, even the least moment is being enjoyed.
The beat is light, floating…. and hard to categorise. You find Soul music, Clubgroove with live-drums, dubby guitars and Hammond-sounds and a very catchy keyboard-melody. A blend of all the influences that producer Thilo “Teka“ Jacks has evolved throughout the entire album to a concept album “without concept“. “The idea was to unite Jaqee and my collective musical background on this album. We didn’t want to limit ourselves to any boundaries but just do it.“
“Dance“ is about the love of dancing and consequently about the love for music.
“Today is the day that you put on your makeup.
You put on your heels and straighten up your manners.
You make the heads on the streets turn around as your perfume lingers.
Leaving that smell of the sweet sensing.
You dance, to the moment
You dance, to the music
You dance, to the rhythm that is rocking your body“
“Dance“ – Jaqee’s second single from her forthcoming album “Yes I Am“, which will be released in Germany on 20 September 2013 on Rootdown Records.