NewSickMusic are proud to premier London drummer Alvin Lee Ryan‘s new rework of a classic RnB banger “U Know What’s Up” by Donell Jones. “What’s Up” features accomplished singer Naala and New York rapper K-Nastey. Alvin is a Wakefield born producer, who consistently produces for UK singers and rappers and has been a known player in the UK industry for many years. “What’s Up” is a fun, bouncy track, showcasing the unique talent of Naala and K-Nastey, with Alvin not only providing the drums, but also playing guitar and working the production!
Speaking on the new single, Alvin tells NSM:
“It came about as I had a couple of hours spare at the end of a drum recording session I was doing for a studio in West London. I decided to just throw down a few beats & some chords thinking that they might use it for something – played it to my friend Naala who liked it and wanted to sing on it. We both always loved the Donell Jones track so decided to make it a homage. It is a real departure from the experimental stuff I normally produce. I played the beat to K-Nastey and he liked it too – he threw a verse down and it was done.”
Naala has a new single dropping in January – definitely one to look out for!