Link ups from United Kingdom to Kingston, and all made with ‘No Drama’, Cadenza is commanding certified attention by raising the bar with his next level collaborations.
After dropping his frenetic ‘Hacienda‘, a collab with Black Butter affiliated SYV, Cadenza followed up with a new single and EP ‘No Drama’ enlisting Avelino and Jamaican dance-hall legend Assassin. Raised on dancehall and schooled on classical music, Oliver Rodigan is not just any run of the mill producer, listen to his recent interview with Julie Adenuga.
Speaking about the sessions in making ‘No Drama’, Cadenza explained, “No Drama came together bit by bit over a few months. Avelino came to my studio for the first time and I played him some ideas and he lit up when I played the first 10 seconds of that demo. AV writes straight from his head top so I watched him mutter to himself for bit and then he came straight in with “I don’t want No Drama.” That whole first verse is the one thats on the record, no re-dos, no overdubs. Being half British and half Jamaican, I wanted to find a way to fuse that mix in what I do and thats why i had to bring Assassin in. His tone is exceptional and he brought a whole other energy to the record. When I showed AV what Assassin had done he freaked out and it brought out his competitive side. Even though they were never in the same room, its like they were going head to head trying to one-up each other. ”
Jorja Smith is dropping her collaboration with Cadenza tonight at 8pm.