Breakout artist Austin Millz has collaborated with the legendary Chaka Khan on his new single ‘Nobody Khan [Ain’t Nobody]’. Released by the UK imprint, Perfect Havoc on 27th January, the single has already racked up over 1 billion views thanks to the huge number of fans watching Millz produce the single as a dance mash-up online. Arriving on the 40th anniversary of the Chaka Khan original, Austin Millz’s modern rework is pure gold and certified by the icon herself.
Originally from Harlem and now residing in Los Angeles, CA, Austin Millz is one of 2023’s most exciting artists to watch. The DJ and producer received an avalanche of followers on Instagram and TikTok as viewers tuned in to watch him tapping out new house beats on a Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK2 to some of the best R&B, hip hop and soul tunes of all time.
‘Ain’t Nobody’ remains a huge track across generations. Chaka Khan won a Grammy for her performance of it in 1983 and in 2023 – the year that ‘Ain’t Nobody’ turns 40 and Chaka Khan turns 70 - the time couldn’t be more fitting to celebrate Chaka Khan’s legacy with a new version of one of her best-loved hits.
‘Nobody Khan [Ain’t Nobody]’is the first of Millz’s re-edits to receive an official release which speaks volumes for the quality at work here. Millz shows his dexterity, looping the original melody and chopping the original vocals, then wraps it all in a deep and thumping bassline that will be felt in the very soul of the listener; a truly modern reimagination of an all-time classic.
No genre is off bounds when it comes to Austin Millz’s intelligent reworks. He skilfully combines soul and dancefloor euphoria, while his real niche is the merging of hip-hop and dance music - a unique sound that led The Shade Room and Refinery 29 to highlight him as one of the pioneering names in modern, black house music. His reels have clocked over 10 billion+ views thanks to his larger-than-life stage presence, as witnessed by those who caught him at Coachella and Lighting In A Bottle.
‘Nobody Khan [Ain’t Nobody]’ is another solid release for Perfect Havoc. Shortlisted for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards, Perfect Havoc’s niche of commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including ‘Fake Friends’ by PS1 feat. Alex Hosking, and the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by Joel Corry & MNEK.
Now having generated over 5 billion streams, the London-based Perfect Havoc is one of the most consistently successful indies in recent years. Keep an ear out for more releases in 2023 with cuts from PS1, Parx, Freejak, Simon Field and much more lined up.