Lakay's "Gembri Energy" Stands out With a Marriage Between Drum 'n' Bass and Exotic Vibes.



Lakay is a French multi-instrumentalist who inaugurated himself into the world of music with a trumpet in his hands at the age of five. With extensive study and the hunger to infuse his musical identity, the unique styles found in regions like Africa, Thailand, Spain, and India, Lakay has developed a sound that is easy to become enamored. Remarkably, this fusion is even more engaging when infused with energetic electronic rhythms and an unmistakable ode to Drum'n'Bass style music. "Gembri Energy" shines, delving into the minds of its listeners with gifts of culture from across the world, beautifully dressed up in a digestible snippet of electric energy for his listeners to devour. On the new single, Lakay boldly embraces the reflections of multiple inspirational motifs harboring across many oceans. A creative mixture of energy, shape-shifting vocals, and adventurous tonality that hint at how magical some of these untouched sounds are in this modern musical landscape. With "Gembri Energy," Lakay once again introduced all-new sounds together in an ingenious way, through the use of hypnotic and driven rhythms. Catchy mantras, uptempo thumps and claps, and strobe-like shimmers turn out to be a Trojan Horse for a drum and bass breakdown of astronomically new proportions. It is delivered with the off-kilter elegance you'd expect from a keen student of classical and jazz contemporary music. By the song's end, this breakdown seems to blend back into the primary inspirations that were introduced to us so masterfully. Lakay's ability to reach into the honey dish of music from around the world and combine two worlds into one is astonishing with this tune. He may be at his most approachable here, but unlike the norm for listening to modern music found on the radio, Lakay's "Gembri Energy," is never dull.


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Hey there, Lakay! Welcome to BuzzMusic! We're totally thrilled to be featuring your newest single "Gembri Energy"! What were some of the inspirations for this song that make it uniquely special for you?

Hi BuzzMusic, nice to meet you! To answer your first question, Gembri Energy was born after a trip to Morocco in the city of Essaouira. On this trip, I took the time to try traditional instruments like rattlesnakes or gembri, instruments used in Gnawa music, which like many other musics being played for long hours takes us to trance states called locally &