Orange Dolla Fox Drops A World of Energy and Vibes on 'Don't Fox With Me'

38 year old multi-faceted artist and French beatmaker, Orange Dolla Fox has been composing and producing for artists for over 15 years. Although he's written for dancehall and Afro-pop producers on several labels, as a ghostwriter, he's stayed out of the limelight. And his experience as one of music's hottest blind items fueled his debut project, "Don't Fox With Me".

Talking about his new album he said, "my work allowed me to meet many artists around the world who, too had 'ghostwritten' for the same artists. I wanted to make an album with all these people who work in the shadows." 

Using the pandemic as an opportunity to think outside the box, he recorded this project remotely. This worked to his advantage because sonically, "Don't Fox With Me" defies the borders of geography and genre. The bombshell album brings together 15 curated Afro-pop, dancehall and reggaeton tracks. The titles bring together 20 artists of different nationalities from Nigeria, Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, Colombia to name a few. 

The album is a mixture of several worldly sounds, as other artists have proposed before (Major Lazer, for example). It's a festive, electro-pop and unifying album.  Not many people f*ck with dembow, but Fox shows off the good stuff on Verde featuring  El Losada -- but he somehow finds a way add some sexy Julio Iglesias sounding strings on the song too. No matter what the genre, Fox has a creative way of always finding the beat. 

One of my favorite tracks is Energy. It fuses afro-pop, dancehall, and electronic vibes into one groovy track featuring Holyhart and Orange Dolla Fox. Theres also a really cool sax interlude. It's a true musical mashup.  

Another song I really vibed to is Township Rap. The soulful, house, and island vibrations on this tune really had me jumping.  And the lyrics on this track are fun and light.

"I wanna flex right, I wanna groove right now. All the ladies wanna move right now"

You really should stream the whole project, but if you had to choose a track, check out No Hay Violencia. The track has a dope mix of reggaeton, dembow, and funky fresh hip hop elements. 





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