Nicky Jam, French Montana, Dzharo, and Khanza
Listen To Nicky Jam & French Montana Remix Dzharo & Khanza's Infectious "Ty Moy Kayf"
A year ago, Russian duo Dzharo & Khanza released their video for "Ty Moy Kayf," a dembow-inspired track about their love for women that has now reached over 100 million views on YouTube.
Today, that track only gets more explosive with a remix featuring Latin music heavy-hitter Nicky Jam and hit-making rapper French Montana.
"I was already a fan of the record so when the guys reached out for me to jump on the remix, it was only right!" Montana told GRAMMY.com over email. "It feels great to come together with my international brothers to create global music for our fans. Music breaks all barriers and brings us all together," he said.
Nicky Jam agrees: "It feels amazing. I love that we’re bringing all these cultures together and making something even bigger than us."
Jam told GRAMMY.com the production happened virtually. He knew he was hooked to the song the first time he heard it. "It’s so catchy that you just wanna keep jamming to it," he said. "After the song became a viral sensation, we realized that Spanish-speaking people were calling it “inmortal” because of how similar it sounded to 'Ty Moy Kaif' and that’s kinda how the idea came to be."
In terms of adding his Latin touch on a Russian song, which gained popularity in Mexico and other parts of Latin America, Jam knows it will only elevate Latin music. "Music has no limits, and I think we’re continuing to prove that with this track," he said.
We’ve already gained some success & respect in the Russian-speaking countries but we’ve never expected how great could be the success of our track outside Russia. The Latin audience is incredible, the Latin and Russian listeners have a lot in common in being passionate about the things that fascinate them. [Latinos] live to dance [and they] brought the track to the new level on TikTok, [which] actually raised the initial interest to the song. We couldn’t believe our eyes when "Ty Moy Kayf" started hitting Latin Shazam charts.
That would be great to do, and we feel excited to be a part of that! Russian music is really promising. There are a lot of talented people all over the county. I bet Russian music can [earn a] place in the hearts of the global listeners as it’s always about the soul and the feelings which are the basis of every song. Not many Russian artists are well-known, for example in the USA, and we’ll be happy if anybody starts exploring Russian modern culture after listening to "You’re My High" track.