The highly-anticipated official remix of his vibrant dance-inspired anthem 'Drift,' featuring Nigerian superstar Davido, has been released
Davido, Teejay, finally dropped the official remix
After much anticipation, Teejay, one of Jamaica's most versatile and talked-about dancehall artists, has finally released the official remix of his explosive dance-inspired anthem "Drift," featuring the Grammy-nominated Nigerian superstar, Davido.
Produced by Panda, the remix comes with a compelling music video shot in Lagos, Nigeria, and is part of the Montego Bay native's highly awaited debut EP, "I Am Chippy," set for an early 2024 release and produced by the diamond-selling artist Shaggy.
The song's sultry Afro-Caribbean rhythms resonate as Teejay's unwavering beat sets the momentum in motion. He effortlessly transfers that energy to his partner in crime, Davido, promising to "make her dance," while the sound of a camera snap punctuates his invitation to "take a picture." The accompanying visual, shot specifically in Nigeria, is a grand spectacle, featuring private jets, champagne, and extravagant cars, showcasing Teejay and Davido in every frame.
The remix serves as a cultural fusion, bringing together two worlds and presenting a universal sound that transcends genres, connecting West Africa with the Caribbean. Teejay and Davido seamlessly blend their signature melodic tones on the "Drift" remix, showcasing a shared vocal style where English, Jamaican, and Yoruba patois harmonize into what feels like a single universal language.
"Working with Davido was just a pure atmosphere. You could just feel the authentic energy from the music, coming from Jamaica coming back to Africa, because it originated in Africa. Just to have the combination of a Jamaican artist and a Nigerian artist. It's the perfect timing, and it's good for the music. Mycenaean to show that the world is embracing our culture. It was just energy, you know," expressed Teejay.
Teejay's summer anthem, "Drift," has achieved remarkable success, boasting over 60 million global streams and accumulating more than 15 million views on its official music video on YouTube. The song's infectious hook and choreography have taken the global nightclub scene by storm, propelling it up the US Billboard charts, including R&B/Hip Hop Airplay, Rhythmic Top 40 Airplay, and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.
Davido & Teejay
The track has also gained massive popularity on TikTok, amassing over a quarter of a billion views for its viral dance challenge. Notable figures like Cardi B, Offset, and Burna Boy have been spotted dancing to the explosive TikTok hit. In September, "Drift" claimed the #1 spot as the Most Shazamed Song in New York City, and Teejay was invited by DJ Funkmaster Flex to perform at Madison Square Garden in front of a sold-out crowd of over 20,000 for Hot 97.
Teejay's live performances have extended across the United States, with upcoming shows alongside Lil Wayne and Friends at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, MD, on December 16th, and a performance at Hot 97 Winter Jam at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on December 30th. Additionally, he will be making stops in the Caribbean, with performances at Sandals Grande St. Lucian on December 19th in St. Lucia and at Glamor's The Ultimate Eve Gala on December 31 in Negril, Georgia. Teejay's electrifying presence continues to captivate audiences worldwide as he concludes a successful year of touring.