In 2014, former City FM disc jockey, DJ Shawn made a cautious decision to take his music career to the next level following years of honing his skills. In the ensuing four years, he was able to go public and maintain professionalism in his disc jockey career, which he bridges this month with his passion for music-making on O Pari, a self-described “feel-good song, sure to keep you on your feet“. He is joined by Falz and Timaya on the single which also serves as his debut.
DJ Shawn’s vision for the Willis-produced O Pari is clear from the get-go with its immediate dispensation of heavy bass and springy chords common to Afropop party starters. In addition to its infectious instrumental, Falz’s comical delivery and Timaya’s loose but captivating lyrics add to the single’s weight, one that’s heavy enough to make a mark as a worthy debut and become a turntable and playlist staple this summer.