Cakes Da Killa will release Muvaland on the imprint Classic Music Company a snapping. For the EP, Cakes collaborated with NYC producer Proper Villains. This four-track album (plus two interludes). Muvaland comes out on November 13th.
From Cakes Da Killa
“Going with Classic was a no brainer. I’ve always dabbled with elements of house in my music, as both a fan and student of the genre, so when I decided to put out a full-on house EP I knew it had to be done right. The MUVALAND EP came about during the first weeks of quarantine. There was so much bullshit going on in the world and Proper Villains was sitting on these beats that took me to a place I needed to go to.”
“I’ve been trying to get Cakes to spit over a four to the floor instrumental for… forever. When the quarantine hit, we were both looking for a cool project. He came over and we went through about 100 of my instrumentals … ‘Don Dada’ was the last thing I played him, it wasn’t even a full song, just a 30 second loop I had made the night before as a goof. There’s a sound a rapper makes when he hears a beat he likes and Cakes’ is sort of like a kid opening a present on Christmas day, ‘Oooh.’ When I hear the ‘Oooh,’ I knew we were in business. I made him a couple of more instrumentals and he came through and recorded the whole EP in an afternoon … The whole thing came together freakishly fast for two self-described perfectionists.” – Proper Villains
Working with dayday, a queer black multidisciplinary artist and fellow Brooklynite, Cakes also released an accompanying music video to his first Classic single ‘Don Dada’ (which also appears on the EP). Following a model called Bidi as she heads to a photo shoot, Cakes plays an eccentric photographer during their curious exchange. “The video is about showcasing Bidi, and all black women as the powerhouses they are,” Cakes explains.