The Queen of Funk and multiple Grammy winner Chaka Khan has teamed up with Major Lazer founder and Grammy-nominated producer Switch (M.I.A., Beyoncé, Rihanna) to drop brand new track, Like Sugar. Not only does it represent a scintillating collaboration between two leading talents, but it’s also a statement of intent as the first release from Switch’s new label imprint Diary Records.
Like Sugar demonstrates that Khan's voice soars with as much power and emotion as it did back when her solo career exploded with I’m Every Woman, forty years ago.
The track is the first taste of Chaka Khan’s long-awaited new album on Diary Records, details of which will be announced soon.
After over a decade in London creating and influencing a broad spectrum of underground club music, David James Andrew Taylor or better known as Switch headed to Los Angeles and teamed up with Diplo to create Major Lazer. At the same time he worked with leading artists including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Brandy and Santigold.
Upon leaving Major Lazer in 2013, Switch produced several tracks on the M.I.A. album Matangi (they first worked together on the huge breakthrough album Kala) before deciding to change his focus and develop his own artists and projects. Serendipitously, this coincided with him meeting his now partner and collaborator, artist/writer/producer Sarah Ruba (co-writer on Like Sugar), who shared his ambitions. Together, Switch and Ruba decided to mastermind a new project which could hit that rare sweet spot between musical freedom, mainstream success, and artistic credibility.
It has taken a few years to identify and develop the talent that can bring this vision to fruition. The result is Diary Records – a haven for visionary artists who are looking for worldwide recognition. Switch will produce and remix all of the label’s releases.
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