It’s Chess Nthusi time and you better take note of that. After releasing her latest single “Give it to you” in April this year and featuring in the song “Vumilia”, released in early July by Kenyan rapper Prezzo, the Kenyan songstress signs a 2 albums deal with American label Kult Records.
Kult’s founder and CEO, Lilla Vietri, was striken by Chess’ powerful voice when she received a copy of “Give it to you”, a club banger dancehall tune produced by Dr. Sappy.
Immediately, the potential for the song to cross over into the dance/house genre was evident to Ms Vietri who, after signing Chess to her label, appointed a number of international producers to make few remixes of the song that will be released in September with an EP. A video re-edit of the original work directed by Johnson Kyalo will also form part of the EP release.
Kult Records, with multiple number 1’s on the Billboard Dance Chart, is a well respected and internationally known underground independent record label specialized in House Music and a catalogue of over 50,000 songs. The label was founded in 1994 and it is based in NYC, USA.
Chess is a young beautiful versatile talented Kenyan singer, songwriter and performer. Her catalogue includes two singles “I am in love” and “Give it to you”, and few collaborations with top Kenyan acts such as Khaligraph Jones, Shamir, King Kaka and Prezzo.
The planned release schedule for Chess under the American label foresee a new single after the release of the remixes EP of “Give it to you”, followed by an Album in 2018 and another one by 2020. This deal was initiated, negotiated and executed by Chess’ management company Panamusiq.
Watch “Give It To You” by Chess Nthusi below.