Mahalia is rapidly becoming one of the UK's most adored musical talents, and it's not hard to see why. Last year saw the pop-leaning R&B-soul singer receive praise right across the board for her Seasons EP—which she's hoping to replicate when she releases her as-yet-untitled debut album later this year.
Kicking off 2019, Mahalia's "Do Not Disturb" track is an upbeat, Felix Joseph-produced effort detailing the pain and hurt caused by a former lover—but one she's fully over by the end of the song. It makes sense then that this defiant anthem gets a raging remix. Courtesy of famed grime producer and BBC Radio 1Xtra host, Sir Spyro, the pop sheen of the original is replaced by a pounding, snare-heavy backdrop for Mahalia's very slightly sped-up vocals to underpin, taking it from Heartbreak Hotel straight to the dancefloor.
"It's always sick to hear how somebody else takes your words and melodies and makes it their own," Mahalia told Complex. "I find that so exciting to listen to and I'm gassed by what Spyro did on this one." And can we expect her to jump on grime in the future? "I definitely would," she says. "I love trying my flow on different styles of music, so I'd be well up for this."