Track of the Day: Juzzy Orange – “Friendly (AF THE NAYSAYER Remix)”
Taiwan-based Juzzy Orange is an acclaimed rap group that makes totally infectious hip-hop songs that unify sexy beats with smooth vocals. Singing in a mix of English and Mandarin, they link Eastern and Western influences effortlessly. Now, Juzzy Orange has paired with Louisiana producer AF THE NAYSAYER to create an official remix for their single “Friendly.”
This remix is just an all-around amazing song. It kicks up the already-jazzy (juzzy) music into a new level of awesome. It’s funkified, soulful, electric. AF THE NAYSAYER makes music that is effervescent, with beats and tones that bubble up into the lyrics and add a new layer of exuberance, playfulness, and uncompromising bounce. I can’t understand most of what Juzzy Orange is rapping about, but I can totally get down to it anyway, and I’m singing along at the top of my lungs to the snippets of English in the chorus (“So frieeeendly!”).
The video itself is also a lot of fun. It’s like peering into the lives of Juzzy Orange as they prepare to get down. You get the sense that they’re fine just chilling out, making music, and sharing vibes.