German-Columbian artist Maike Valentina Kusserow, aka Daada, released her single and video ‘Moonlight’ on the 12th of April via Daada Music. Now based between East Africa and Berlin, Daada recently went viral on TikTok and Instagram in Kenya, amassing over 500K views on two videos of her singing. Her music has earned Spotify and Boomplay editorial playlisting, airplay and interviews in Europe, Africa and Latin America from the likes of RBB Fritz (DE), Radio Eins (DE) and Global’s Smooth Chill by Global (UK), attention from digital & print media (i.e. The Citizen (TZ), RBB Kultur (DE), Verdadera Locura (ES)) as well as a nomination by Amazon Music Germany Breakthrough & All Hands on Deck as Top-6 Newcomer. In June 2024, Daada will be releasing a second EP created between Berlin, Bogota and Nairobi. Her genre palette is vibrant, from Reggaeton and Cumbia to Bongo Fleva, Amapiano and Indie – she feels inspired by artists from around the globe. Her unique sound is sure to be enjoyed by fans of femme multicultural powerhouses like Mayra Andrade and Ibeyi.

‘Moonlight’ captivates with its enchanting melody and infectious rhythm. The interplay between Daada’s exquisite voice and the pulsating Afro-Colombian rhythm creates a mesmerizing dance, captivating listeners with a comfortable sense of hypnosis and intrigue.”

Daada shared: ‘Moonlight’ is the result of a great deal of inner turmoil rushing out of me and into a song in an hour or two last September. It is an explosion of emotions. The best thing about it is that it’s also an explosion of the different places I am from and a journey through them. It’s trilingual. On one hand it was made by two Colombians (myself and Claudio), so you will feel Reggaeton and even Cumbia vibes. At the same time you will hear an African vibe rhythmically. And of course, it was made in an apartment on Sonnenallee, one of the busiest, loudest streets of Berlin. So there’s some Berlin in it too.”

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