How Spinall and Asake Hooked up for Their Massive Hit 'Palazzo'

Apr 25, 2023

Lauryn Njeri

2 min read

Nigerian DJ and producer SPINALL emerged on the scene with a sleek mix of Afrobeats and Afropop tinged with trap and dance music. With his distinctive Yoruban hat, bright smile, and stunnin' shades, Spinall has refined his ability to blend different genres and support the musicians he collaborates with in bringing their greatest selves to a song.

Over the years, he has put his name on the map through numerous chart-topping releases and numerous notable collaborations, including Wizkid, Burna Boy, DJ Snake, Summer Walker, and many other megastars. His impressive catalog has led to a massive fanbase that spans Africa, North America, and Europe.

SPINALL and Asake came together for the song "Palazzo" through a mutual connection. In an interview, Spinall explained that he had been working on the beat for the track and already recorded his part of the song when he was introduced to Asake by a friend who thought he would be the perfect fit for the track. Asake is arguably one of the most exciting acts in Nigeria's Afrobeats scene. He has produced what has quickly become a dominant sound in the country's pop universe.

Asake's distinctive style of primarily using Yoruba and pidgin to craft memorable lines and Spinall's stellar production of a percussion-heavy beat with heavy influence from pulsating amapiano keys combine to create a song that immediately transports you to a world of soaring spirits.

"Palazzo" became one of the biggest Afrobeats hits of 2022, debuting at number six on the UK Afrobeats Singles chart before making it into the top four. The synergy between the two artists and their infectious energy is unmatched. "Palazzo" well illustrates SPINALL's skills as a producer and Asake's talents as a performer.

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