BUZZING UNDERGROUND: TAY

Tay IMG-20150225-WA000218-year-old Austin Tersoor Iwar, popularly known as Tay, is a talented producer/ instrumentalist and singer .

He has been doing music right from when he was just 12 years.

In 2014, Tay dropped his debut mixtape, ‘Passport’ the 12 tracker tape was widely received amongst music lovers and critics. Tay wrote, performed and produced all the songs on the tape recorded over a period where he was 15 and brings to the table a brand of R&B that can compete at International levels.

Tay works with his elder brother Sute, who is also his major influence alongside the likes of James Blake, Miguel and Chris Brown.

He describes his brand of music as ‘Afro-fusion’ or ‘Neo Afro-pop’ which is a combination of various elements and sounds from Afrobeat to classic R&B as he seeks to find the right and acceptable sound to tell his stories and achieve his music dreams. Tay is also the part owner of the independent record label, Bantu Records.

Earlier this year, together with Sute, the Bantu Collective released 4 songs which had Mainland Cruise, Zone One and Live from Apo, he also continued to impress with his hook on the recently released Leriq’s ‘Smell of Success’ and we await more materials from the teenager as he is one definitely headed to the top in the industry.

 

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Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs

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