Are you ready to be funked up? By a funky dude walking down the street in a brand new yellow suite? Kahsay is one fine funky fella’ in the galaxy on a mission to spread the holy groove. In his latest single “Funk You Up”, Kahsay goes really funky and down with the beat. The song is about a man that have the rhythm, groove and beat and by just following him on this four minute journey you’ll have enriched your life.
Funk You Up is out on all streaming platforms.
Fans reactions and comments on Kahsay’s songs:
‘Great chorus man! …And the usual funky dance groove!’
‘please make an album, so I can buy it. Good stuff. ‘
‘The song is great, I especially at the break. Such a great groove’
‘OMG!!!!! That cowbelled beat!!! SUPA FUNK!!!’
‘Excellent, reminds me of Cameo’
Swedish/Eritrean musician Kahsay was born in Asmara, Eritrea and moved to Sweden as a child together with his mother and sister. Kahsay’s music career started when he and his childhood friend J.K Roberts (Impera) started their first band The Invaders. The band where inspired by KISS, Queen and Iron Maiden. Later on Kahsay broadened his inspirational heroes to include artist like Prince, Bootsy Collins, James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire and Rick James.
Kahsay started out as a bass player and then moved on to play rhythm guitar and sing lead vocals. Early on Kahsay knew that he wanted to sing in English and write his own music and lyrics. After The Invaders split, Kahsay joined a local punk band in Stockholm called the Scabby Hyenas. This was also the first time that Kahsay entered a real studio. The band released a vinyl single with a song called “Jimmy The Frog”.
In 1987 Kahsay was approached by a friend that told Kahsay that he and a friend was about to start a funk band. An original act. Kahsay joined the band and together with BJ, Stu, Jake and Fred they started SAY What Sthlm and began to write original songs and to perform on Stockholm club scenes. The band SAY What Sthlm played for several years and had some minor success, recorded a vinyl single, performed on national TV, and in 1996 they recorded a 3 song CD.
About the same time the band started to disband due to parenting and other life events. Kahsay started to work in a studio called Backbeat Studio, and collaborated with DJ Ledberg. Kahsay put more time and energy to his song writing skills that landed him a record deal with Stockholm Records, as a solo act.
Kahsay’s first song was produced by Denniz Pop & Max Martin, and made it well on the Swedish charts. He proceed to record an album with producers from the EZ productions team (Rami – Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys). Kahsay and Rami wrote a couple of the songs on the album titled “Coz I’m Kahsay”. The album was released in May 2017.
Web page: www.kahsay.se