Track Premiere: AKAY – ‘Lights Out’ ft. Ayelle

AKAY, born Jed Stewart-Ng, is an 18-year-old Scottish-Malaysian artist who came into the limelight when he first started producing music in August 2015. AKAY’s style of music is what he describes as future R&B drawing inspiration from artists like Ta-ku, Hucci, OSHI, Gravez, and EKALI. His latest track ‘Lights out’, featuring vocals from Swedish-Iranian songstress Ayelle, is about falling for someone who is unavailable, but they’re falling for you too, and you have to savour every moment you have together in the dark. ‘Lights Out’ is available everywhere now via Majestic Casual Records.

During the production of this track I focused on using percussive elements that sounded unique to what I hear on the radio. R&B always gave me this really sexy vibe and I try to emulate that in my songs. I’m a big fan of using sustained synths to create a relaxed vibe

I chose Ayelle as her voice is able to express this vulnerability but strength at the same time. There weren’t many singers that I found that could achieve what I was looking for but when I chanced upon Ayelle, I knew she would be perfect for the track. I would classify my sound as future R&B, it’s a experimental yet familiar tone that I hope makes the listener feel some type of way.


In just two years, AKAY has gotten support from industry heavyweights like Joyryde, Breaux, Petite Biscuit, SteLouse, DJ Craze Instant Party! and A-Trak. His remix of Nakala’s “Paris” was featured on Skrillex’s Nest HQ which has garnered AKAY 1 million total plays on his Soundcloud, as well as his songs being featured on BBC radio, BBC Introducing and Reprezent radio in London. This recognition is no act of sheer luck and shows that AKAY is on a meteoric rise that is just beginning. Stay tuned for more silky smooth productions and collaborations coming soon.

Lights Out’ is available everywhere now via Majestic Casual Records.

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