Tkay Maidza’s Debut Mixtape Is Full Of Percolating Euphoria

Fresh off a collab with UK tastemaker Bok Bok, the Australia-via-Zimbabwe rapper goes longform.

October 21, 2014

We first introduced Australia-via-Zimbabwe rapper Tkay Maidza back in August with the video for her ebullient single "U-Huh," an infectious track that almost sounds like the Cocteau Twins gone totally major key, and EDM. Today we're premiering Maidza's debut mixtape, Switch Tape, and it shows her keeping the vibe lighthearted for the most part, offering up a selection of tracks—including "Finish Them," her recent collaboration with UK club curator Bok Bok—percolating with frenetic euphoria. "The Switch Tape mixtape is basically an outlook and a taste of what I have been working on for the past 12 months," she told The FADER over email. "A true introduction of Brat Rap Tkay. I've been doing a lot of experimenting and having fun whilst I've been writing so I wanted to show everyone what is up, but this doesn't indicate anything what so ever. I just hope people feel the vibes and enjoy." We'll cheers to that. Listen now, download here, and check Tkay's live dates below.


Tkay Maidza - Always Been (feat. Swick & BOT)
Tkay Maidza - Switch Lanes (feat. Paces)
Tkay Maidza - MOB (prod. Elk)
Tkay Maidza - Finish Them (prod. Bok Bok)
SBTRKT - Everybody Knows (Tkay Maidza Edit)
Tkay Maidza - Brontosaurs feat. Bad Cop (Elk Drum Edit)
Swick and Lewis Cancut - Wishes (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Friend Within - The Monochrome (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Tkay Maidza - Forever (prod. Swick)
Tkay Maidza - Gangsta (prod. Elk)
Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel) - Give It All (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Kilter - They Say (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Tkay Maidza - U-huh (prod. Elk)
Tkay Maidza - U-huh (Luke Million Remix)
Must Die! - Imprint (feat. Tkay Maidza)
Tkay Maidza -TM (prod. Swick and Lewis Cancut)
Tkay Maidza - Basskick Pump (prod. Swick)
Tkay Maidza - Trouble (prod. Motez)

Live dates:

10/21 - SOBs, NYC
10/23 - College day @ Rosenthal Pavilion, The Kimmel Centre (3:45-3:55pm)
10/23 - CMJ Showcase @ The Paper Box, NYC (9:40-10:10pm)
10/23 - Southern Exposure Showcase @ Pianos, NYC (11:20-11:50pm)
10/23 - Beat Pie @ Santos Party House, NYC (1:30-1:55am)
10/25 - CMJ Aussie BBQ @ The Delancey (9:35-10pm)

Posted: October 21, 2014
Tkay Maidza’s Debut Mixtape Is Full Of Percolating Euphoria