In the music scene since the mid-2000s, Bugzy Lee is a leading figure in Europe’s exploding Afrobeats scene. He’s a music promoter, disc jockey, record producer, songwriter, and label executive from Milton Keynes, England. Each Afrobeats breakout success has had a progressively bigger impact on the music scene, both in the UK and worldwide. Bugzy Lee has been making himself a vital entity in the game, and with his latest single “Lady” featuring Terry G, Great Adamz and Emma Nhamburo, he is clearly cementing that status.
The aforementioned crew combine for an irresistibly catchy tune. Synth chords ring out in a virtual echo chamber, the pitter-patter of Afrobeats percussion and a bassline that’s perfectly in the pocket both rhythmically and sonically, wrapping up with the deliciously slinky melody.
The keys are wonderfully warm and the call-and-response hooks, alternating between the male and female vocals, hit the spot nicely. This kind of high point is an unfair bar to set for Bugzy Lee’s contemporaries.
“Lady” coasts along on a fluid, serpentine rhythm dripping with good vibes and sensual tropical atmospheres. It defines everything that is great in Afrobeats and gets the feet going and the hips moving.
It makes you want to be somewhere in good company while getting your groove on. You feel as if you cannot sit still while listening to this. Of course, besides the vibrant beat, the vocal inflections throughout, truly bring the entire soundscape together.
It cannot be denied that “Lady” ft. Terry G, Great Adamz and Emma Nhamburo is a track that many of us needed in our lives right now. Apart from the love theme, it is positive, energetic, charismatic, and puts a smile on your face and a spring in your heel, during a year that has thrown so many challenges at us all.
What more could you want? Bold, booming and designed to stick in your head for days on end. This is the kind of sad song you play when you’re ready to feel happy again.
Like most Nigerians who are proud of their musical heritage, Bugzy Lee doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel or push his creativity to overwhelm the core elements the track, but rather perfects his focus and doubles down on what he does best.
And he immediately comes up with tangible dance-floor material, primed for explosion, wherever, or whenever, you’re allowed to party again. Production-wise there is lots of sheen and polish on “Lady”, staking its own fresh claim on the sonic palette that constitutes Afrobeats.
Bugzy Lee is a man whose skill-set stems from an earnest an honest place. He proves with “Lady” ft. Terry G, Great Adamz and Emma Nhamburo that his blend of music is nothing short of addictive.
Its four and a half minutes of mesmerizing, worry-free Afrobeats music that will effortlessly increase Bugzy Lee’s global appeal. And as long as he can serve up this kind of kaleidoscopic melodies and effortless rhythms, world domination is a realistic option for him.