DEBUT MIXTAPE RAVE FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH LIL UZI VERT AND PRENTISS OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE
Marks the re-release of rising global artist and producer skaiwater’s debut mixtape rave, featuring his brand new ambient yet bouncy track “”two” – listen HERE. Watch the video directed by Mike Starrantino HERE.
rave is a turning point of the journey that skaiwater has undertaken since his inventive sounds started catching the attention of listeners on Twitter a few years ago. He met Lil Nas X through that platform, became friends, and worked together on music—eventually garnering a writing credit on his 2020 hit “Holiday.” His approach has won the attention of other gifted collaborators over the years, including his friend midwxst, who appeared on skaiwater’s single “Kamikaze Two,” the late Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, who gave a verse to “Work!” from skai’s first project Happy Hour, as well as Lil Uzi Vert on the remix of “miles.” Today, rave has led to acclaimed support from Complex, OurGeneration, who praised his “jaw-dropping talent,” NME, who touted him having “the scope and ambition of an EDM pioneer,” HotNewHipHop, and more. Normally self-producing, this mixtape deviates from skai’s usual formula, while still co-producing all tracks, we see some assists from elevating producers such as Olivier bassil, red wins, daniel hartzog, rafmade, etc., as well as features from artists such as xlovclo, & Prentiss.
2022 has already been a breakthrough year for skaiwater. From his mixtapes to breakout singles “#miles” and “eyes,” his success has indisputably helped the buzzing star make his mark on the global map. The original version of “#miles” quickly connected with fans and to-date has garnered over 7 million streams, while hitting the Top 10 US Songs on TikTok. It also earned skai a feature in YouTube’s Trending Artist on the Rise. Following suit, “eyes” has resonated worldwide too, reaching #3, on TikTok’s US Top Songs, making skaiwater one of the only rising artists to have had 2 songs in the US Top 10 tracks on TikTok. No slowing down in sight this year skaiwater opened for Lil Nas X’s “Long Live Montero Tour ”for European dates like London, Paris & Berlin, following the tour’s first leg of US dates. Adding to an already impressive list of co-signs, most recently skai garnered praise from Doja Cat, who added his track “ihy” to her SoundCloud playlist. All this work has established the 22-year-old as one of the most daring, innovative young artists to surface in years.