Hung up on Tokischa
Madonna has released a new remix of her global dance smash Hung Up featuring Dominican rapper Tokischa, titled Hung Up on Tokischa.
The collaboration first premiered with a live performance by the duo at Madonna’s Pride event at Terminal 5 in New York in June celebrating her career-spanning remix collection Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. Madonna recently discussed the making of Hung Up alongside Stuart Price on the Song Exploder podcast, giving fans a rare look into the creation of the chart-topping track. Listen to the new version here.
Tokischa is a rising talent who deconstructs the perceptions and norms surrounding women’s roles. Her style is raw, authentic trap that few artists dare to pursue. In her world, there is no fear of showing society what she does, what she likes and who she is. She promotes a way of life that’s free from hypocrisy and gender stereotypes. Her vocal tone is instantly identifiable and is another major factor in making her songs distinctive. In addition to her own pioneering dembow tracks that have already become hits throughout her native Dominican Republic and other Spanish language countries, attracting millions of YouTube views over the last three years, Tokischa has now come to the attention of wider international fans through two critically acclaimed collaborations with Rosalia (Linda and La combi Versace), work with J Balvin, and now the new release of Estilazo with Marshmello.
According to Billboard: “Dembow is gaining global recognition… [as] the genre’s iconoclastic up-and-comer, Tokischa has shined with her groundbreaking and unapologetic music, bringing the Dominican Republic’s thriving local scene to the forefront.” In April, the spotlight on Tokischa turned even brighter, with a recent New York Times profile declaring: “Latin Music’s Latest Rebel Isn’t Holding Back… & Speaking Her Truth… a fearless feminist whose insurgent spirit is breaking ground… a necessary agitator & sex-positive queer cultural figure whose performances gesture toward liberation.”