Familiar face Austin Mahone and Cambridge University student/rising star CODEKO just dropped their long-awaited collaboration. ‘Say Hi’ marks CODEKO‘s most recent original release, melding his thunderous sound with the sultry voice of Austin Mahone.
‘Say Hi’ also marks the first release in a new partnership between CODEKO and famed label Astralwerks, which is the home label for superstar singer Halsey and EDM queen Alison Wonderland.
To celebrate the launch of their new smash hit, CODEKO and Austin Mahone invaded the University of Arizona with eight performances in less than twenty-four hours. They debuted across two pool parties, two sold out concerts, and four acoustic shows resulted in worldwide social conversation, as the Say Hi Official Preview Video received over 500,000 views since it dropped online.
Fans of Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez‘s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” will find distinct similarities between the tracks, both in flow and sound. Granted, the drop in “Say Hi” is massive compared to Puth and Gomez’ hit, as listeners will also find similarities with Marshmello‘s “Where Are U Now” remix.
Regardless of the similarities between the two recent hits, CODEKO has a banger on his hands. Linking up with a singer of Mahone’s reputation and fan base is a smart play for the emerging DJ, which makes sense given the prestigious nature of his Cambridge education. However, is he EDM’s Will Hunting? There is a lot of goodwill and amazing vibes blaring through your speakers from the first verse onward, so throw this on twenty-five times this weekend to get the full effect.
Check it out below.