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Tkay Maidza and Flume are in the zone on new collab “Silent Assassin”

L: Tkay Maidza. Photo by Mark Peaced. R: Flume. Photo by Zac Bayly.


It’s always thrilling to see Flume in rap producer mode. His contributions to Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory were some of the most attention-grabbing parts of that record; same goes for his JPEGMAFIA collab on 2019’s “Hi this is Flume” mixtape. On “Silent Asassin,” his new link-up with Tkay Maidza, both artists are most definitely in the zone.

“I like to move in silence, but this song is a reminder that people shouldn’t count me out or underestimate my abilities; they should be afraid when I’m quiet as I come back more evolved,” Tkay says in a press release. “I’ve always wanted to work with Flume and was immediately ecstatic when he played the instrumental for this; I wanted to channel Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot.”

“Silent Assassin” follows “Nights In December,” which Maidza released at the end of last year. She’s also shared upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour dates for July and September, where she’ll be supporting Lizzo as well as Flume. Check out those — plus the Milo Lee-directed music video for “Silent Assassin” — below.

Tkay Maidza tour dates:

July 14 – Perth, Australia – RAC Arena *
July 17 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena * SOLD OUT
July 18 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena *
July 23 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena * SOLD OUT
July 24 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena *
July 26 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena *
September 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre #

* Supporting Lizzo
# Supporting Flume