$hAH expresses his Heartbreak with “Neon Love”

Vancouver Artist $hAH releases his debut album with a bang! Before we dive into the project which is more like a beautifully crafted 7-Single Poem by Shayan Eftekhari, we must speak on his Smash Single “Formula.”

Filmed by TiV Productions and directed by Brazil’s very own Raphael “Zectrix” Regis, this video captures the song perfectly; the dancers were a solid touch. This is the type of song you want to dance to and club to. $hah’s vocals with the pounding instrumental takes you to a euphoric positive state. We spoke to the film producer Kane Dabir and he mentioned,

“$hah is a super unique artist .. so we could have taken this video in multiple directions, but ultimately Zectrix, Paolo and I wanted to showcase a flirty fun video to match the quality of the song.”

Check out the video after the Jump.


TIV Productions

The album begins with “Formula” and “The One” which are two club bangers; if I am trying to impress a girl with my music taste, I will definitely flex with those songs. Home ft. Psyah was a pleasant switch up from the beginning which focuses on a guy’s insecurities towards women; worth a listen; “Used to” is a solid transition from home and possibly the best written song on the project. $hah shows his hip-hop influence with tracks like “Company” and “Faraway” with hip hop drums and R&B style singing. The final track of the LP “Boys Don’t Cry” shows $hah in a very vulnerable state

The Album ends with my favourite song “Make it” which features celebrity Hip-Hop Artist Kresnt. Kresnt has been killing the Hip-Hop scene with his smash single “In Your Place” and his follow up melodic hit “D.Y.D.” $ha has recently signed a deal with the Lunar Cycle Label and we can expect more tracks from the two artists.

By: Justin Tate

$hah – Formula (Official Music Video) | Shayan Eftekhari | شایان افتخاری

Album Tracklist:

Formula
The One
Home ft. Psyah
Used To
Company
Faraway
Boys Don’t Cry

*Bonus
Make It ft. Kresnt

Album Credits:

Executive Producer : Shayan “$hAH” Eftekhari, Kamal “Kane” Dabir, Hilal “Kresnt” Dabir, TiV Productions”

Arranger, Art Direction, Recording Engineer, Executive Producer, Primary Artist,, Vocals, Vocals (Background) by: Shayan “$hAH” Eftekhari”

FORMULA MUSIC VIDEO CREDITS:

TiV Productions

Director: Raphael “Zectrix” Regis
Director of Photography: Paolo Altruda
Producer: Kamal “Kane” Dabir / Hilal “Kresnt” Dabir
AP: Hugo Mendes, Keyon Slowly
Casting Director: Kane Dabir
Performing Artist: $hah
Recording Engineer: Shayan Eftekhari
Model: Alexis Llewellyn
Dancers: Carly Whitaker-Wilson, Tawni Krystal, Emalaine Lands
Choreographer: Carly Whitaker-Wilson
Editors: Zectrix, Paolo Altruda
Written By: Zectrix , Paolo Altruda, Kane Dabir
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A transplant from Calgary, AB 24 year old Dkay has been making music since the age of 12 and has since been able to hone in on his talents which helped mold him into Vancouver’s main hip hop icon. A natural born performer, Dkay’s stage presence is noted for his high level of engagement and attractive aesthetic which has secured him spots opening for notable acts like YG, Tory Lanez and Travis Scott. His music is characteristically inspired by southern R and B and Rap, and smoothly blurs sweet melodies with heavy 808 bass, percussion, and instrumental components. Introspective bars backed by enticing melodies quickly make his releases overwhelming crowd favorites. As a self produced artist, Dkay can convey his true vision for each song. Following the formation of the Leftside brand in 2016 which Dkay currently leads with partner Keyon Slowly. The Leftside collective is a group of creatives whose goal is to promote urban Vancouver culture through the collaboration of Fashion, Music and Film. The release of Dkay’s hit singles “Dáme” and “Westhill” come at a career defining moment for both Dkay and Leftside, as Dkay’s upcoming EP marks their collaborative introduction to the international music market. Dkay’s debut EP Rudeboy is set to be released in the second week of September of the 2017 calendar year. Check out Dkay’s music at Noisey and Complex.


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Ahead of his country wide “Rudeboy Tour”, the rise of Dkay is becoming difficult to ignore. Underscoring catchy melodies with clever wordplay, the rapper’s unique style has catapulted him to the forefront of Vancouver’s hip hop scene. Opening for major artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez and YG; his following has grown tremendously in the past 2 years. And while he expands his reach across the border, he has already begun catching the ears of major labels such as Cash Money.

Dkay explains. “I love that Vancouver has so many opportunities, and so many friendly people. I think my biggest obstacles are internal, but I needed to live in a landscape that motivates me to push past those obstacles.”

As they branch out into different ventures, Leftside Dkay Associate has continued to build upon a multi faceted identity that has allowed them to also partner with mixed drink producer, Nude Vodka.

Asked what he feels Leftside represents, Dkay responds, “Leftside represents love, unity, and positivity. Every person involved in this movement are supporting because their mind and heart are aligned with one or more of those things. Leftside also represents the amazing city where it all begins.”

“Vancouver is an inspiration. When I moved to the city, I was blown away by it’s beauty. I had no clue that I didn’t have to leave Canada to find paradise,” he says.

Dkay’s “Rudeboy Tour” will see him stop in 9 different Canadian cities with multiple showings in Toronto as well as Vancouver.