Defying genre boundaries, Stockholm native Jacqueline Mapei Cummings has an irresistible voice that will certainly garner attention worldwide. Before this track became one of the most blogged about new-music sensations within the past few weeks, Mapei started the underground hip-hop movement in Stockholm and was recognized and signed by Downtown Records (where Gnarls Barkley and Santigold are signed) for her rap abilities. The original song is actually quite simplistic, which allows Mapei‘s voice to really shine and carry the melody. Kingdom maintains the minimalist production but adds small spurts of percussion, bass and synths, making the track a little more clubby. I recommend listening to both versions as both bring something crisp and fresh to our ears.

Listen : Don’t Wait (Kingdom Remix) – Mapei


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