T&T artiste Kalpee releases 'Gimme De Ting' featuring Stefflon Don
28th August 2020 -- Kalpee teams up with platinum recording artist Stefflon Don on the sun-soaked offering of his latest track 'Gimme De Ting'. The Trinbagonian musician also unveils the euphoric, feel-good official video – both available now on FVP Records via Absolute Label Services. Kalpee also reveals forthcoming EP Feel Good Playlist Vol.1, out imminently.
Originally co-written and produced by Kalpee and The Anmls (The Weeknd, Future, BANKS, Belly, D.R.A.M, French Montana, Meek Mill) as 'One More Night (Gimme De Ting)' – global superstar Stefflon Don adds her unique touch to the track that exudes a Caribbean summer. Rising artist, Kalpee's distinctive soulful vocal and Don's sultry verse complement each other which are layered over the irresistibly up-beat production that fuses reggae and calypso into a contemporary R&B, pop sound. Additionally, Kalpee also shares the brilliant official video for 'Gimme De Ting'. Filmed at a grand house in the outskirts of London, the visual follows Kalpee as he rekindles a relationship hoping to be given one more chance with the person he loves.
On the track, Kalpee says: "I wanted this song to be all about good vibes, whether you dance to it or chill to it, I just hope it makes people smile and feel good." He adds: "When I heard Stefflon Don wanted to jump on 'Gimme De Ting', I was feeling my blessings. We linked up at her studio and she already had an idea down, which I knew would be dope and of course it was. Rest of the session we just chilled and spoke about music, life, home. I left that session believing in myself and my craft a little more, something that I'm extremely grateful for."
Stefflon Don adds: "I heard the track through a mutual friend, loved it and wanted to be part of it, so I had Kalpee come to my studio in London and we just vibed it out. Big Tune."
Kalpee's glorious 5 track body of work Feel Good Playlist Vol.1 EP is inspired by his Caribbean roots. Through his music, Kalpee intends to do nothing but make people feel good about themselves and their surroundings, especially by injecting a little bit of that Trinbagonian vibe which is an essential part of who he is. The refreshing EP will include Gimme De Ting featuring Stefflon Don plus four new tracks which comprises of the enthralling 'Put A Record On' – that pays homage to Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' - uplifting 'Climb' Ft fellow Trinbagonians Freetown Collective, laidback 'Water Flowing' and the mesmerising 'Runaway'with an elite line up of Grammy Award producers and writers including Carla Marie Williams (Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rudimental, Sean Paul) Yei Gonzales (Dip Lo, Cardi B, Dj Khaled) and Santiago Rodriguez (Little Mix,Pit Bull, Akon).
An all-encompassing artist with a boundless creative vision, Kalpee is a sure-fire talent unfolding who's eagerly excited to share his new material through his upcoming EP, with more to be announced soon.
Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Kalpee's music career started at six years old - his father wrote calypsos which Kalpee performed at traditional calypso competitions and national music festivals. His influences include musical greats like Chronixx, Protoje, Bob Marley and Jimmi Hendrix. At 14-years-old he became the front man of a cover band that he locally toured and performed with for over ten years, which helped elevate his live performance. After graduating from University in 2016 with a degree in Marine Biology, Kalpee decided to dedicate himself to his true passion, music, and went solo. He also taught himself how to create and edit all of his videos, artwork and graphics. Currently residing in the UK, his music has racked up over 25 million streams; previous track 'Wherever You Are' received BBC Radio 1 support and latest EP HOME. He has gained accolades from EARMILK, Official Charts, Hunger TV, Ladygunn, Flaunt Magazine and Guap Magazine.
Kalpee is also a motivational speaker who talks to the younger generation about the importance of equality, diversity and acceptance of each other, as well as the power of music to unite everyone. He recently finished a UK school tour in February 2020, and he's set to do a Caribbean school tour soon – pandemic restrictions permitting.
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About Stefflon Don:
Stefflon Don is on the periphery of global greatness. The charismatic, multilingual, multitalented rapper, singer and songwriter's achievements stretch from BRIT's Critics Choice to the BBC Sound Poll and MOBO award winner. She's also collaborated with the likes of Skepta to Future, Idris Elba and Charli XCX to name a few. Since first making a mark in 2015 with her cover of the Section Boyz street smash 'Lock Arff', Steff has clocked up over 130 million views on YouTube, 225 million streams worldwide and harnessed an ever-growing and highly engaged social media community. Speaking English, Dutch and splattering her speech with her parent's Jamaican patois, Steff has the effortless ability to inhabit many worlds, offering a genuine, authentic global perspective through her music. Whether rap, grime, pop or bashment, Steff sounds utterly at home on whatever genre she's presented with. She's also gained praise from NME, The Quietus, CRACK, HYPEBAE, The FADER, Forbes, The Guardian, VICE, Wonderland, CLASH, The Independent and many more.
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