American-Congolese producer KJ Conteh has offered fans his first offering of the year as he teams up with SYD and DB Bantino for entrancing new single “Something New”. The song, which was recorded in Los Angeles, was released via Kabaya Recordings.
Conteh has seamlessly blended his cultural roots with the soulful sounds of R&B, creating a musical tapestry that reflects his diverse experiences. The American-born artist embarked on a transformative journey from The United States to Congo at a tender age, before returning to The States. The multicultural background has played a pivotal role in his assimilation into American culture, fostering a deep love for music that has shaped his artistic identity.
“Something New” is an Alternative song that Conteh crafts in a manner that its listener can feel an attachment to the tune. He enlist multi-hyphenate creator and hitmaker SYD (credits: Zayn, Kehlani, The Neighborhood) and DB Bantino (credits: Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, and Offset) to add their enchanting vocals to the breezy single.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the single, KJ said: “In today’s world everyone is trying to follow a trend, follow the same sound, everything just feels like it sounds the same. I don’t want to just create music just to create it, I want people to listen to my music and feel something. I’m taking influences from sounds around the world and creating my own sound, something new.”
KJ Conteh is famous for his production catalogue which includes Snoop Dogg’s “Kush Ups” featuring Wiz Khalifa, “Bron & Bronny” by Snoop Dogg & Corde 77, “Happy New Year” by 50 Cent, “La La La (Remix)” by Snoop Dogg, “Dreamwork” by AKA & Yanga, “Best Friend” by DAZ & Snoop Dogg, “Up To Something” by DA Les, and lots more.
About KJ Conteh
KJ Conteh is an American-born Congolese/ Gambian producer, he was born in Los Angeles CA. His father Alieu Conteh is Gambian, and his mother Brigitte Conteh is Congolese. They relocated back to The Congo when KJ was only a year old. He grew up in The Congo until 1993 when they left and relocated to Belgium because of a Civil revolution against the government. He lived in Belgium from 1993-1998 and moved to South Africa in 1998. Growing up in so many different places inspired KJ’s sound. He relocated back to his place of birth Los Angeles CA to pursue his music career.
KJ’s first big Single was “HAPPY NEW YEAR” by 50 Cent, followed by Snoop Dogg’s “LA Here’s 2 U” ft Kurupt and Daz. He went on to Produce Snoop Single “Kush Ups ft. Wiz Khalifa. Going back home to South Africa he linked with mega super star AKA where he produced AKA’s biggest hit Dreamwork, and In 2019, the hit single was certified 5× Diamond making the rapper the first South African artist to reach the Diamond status.
KJ has gone on to work on Production for artists like 50cent, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Syd, Rob Stone, Cordell Broadus, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, T.I., Drake, Xzibit, Slim tha Mobster, Rich Boy, Roscoe from DPGC, Wash, WC (West Coast
Connection), Jelly Roll, Sly “Jordan” Pyper, Crooked I, Latoya Williams, Spectacular from Pretty Ricky, Compton Menace, Iman Europe, October London and many more.
Keep up with KJ Conteh:
Instagram + twitter @kjconteh