After taking the world by storm, BMW Kenny‘s “Wipe It Down” receives an official deep house makeover from STIKMATIK & Mike Renza.
BMW Kenny’s “Wipe It Down” went viral and gained rapid attention globally. The track hit the Top of Spotify’s Viral Charts in almost 30 countries after a whopping 3.7 Million TikTok users created videos using the songs, including videos from Will Smith, Jason Derulo, and Kira Kosarin. Now, “Wipe It Down” receives a makeover from STIKMATIK & Mike Renza. Adding nuanced dance flair to an already bustling track, STIKMATIK & Mike Renza add a four-on-the-floor spin to “Wipe It Down.” Tactfully chopping up BMW Kenny’s signature vocals, STIKMATIK & Mike Renza flip the track with a driving kick and heavy 808s. Burgeoning house synths propel this 2 minute and 30-second official remix, putting the rework in a prime position for the next wave of TikTok virality.
In 2017, Kenneth Coby underwent an on stage low and decided to quit music. As Soundz, he had co-written and co-produced hit singles for Rae Sremmurd, Justin Bieber, and Trey Songz. But like many songwriters, Cory harbored dreams of being a solo artist, and he was on the road opening for the R&B singer Jeremih, hoping to prove his worth. “Everyone has bad shows,” Coby says. But a long string of frustrating setbacks in an uncaring industry culminated in that subpar performance, after which Coby contemplated abandoning music all together.
Overcoming despair, his persistence paid off, when last month he made a stealthy yet emphatic return as an artist. Coby’s first release under the name BMW Kenny, a 99-second single titled “Wipe It Down,” caught a TikTok wave: Nearly 1.5 million users on the app have now recorded videos of themselves cleaning a mirror as Coby raps instructions in the background. On Friday, BMW Kenny’s debut reached an important milestone on its journey to the world outside of TikTok, debuting at Number Three on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.
Coby made his name behind the scenes. His first major-label placement was Usher’s “Love in This Club Part II.” When he moved from Atlanta to L.A., the credits got even better: Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Sum Mo” and Trey Songz’s “Foreign” were both charting hits. Coby also worked on Jeremih’s “Woosah,” a sinuous, snapping highlight of the R&B singer’s platinum-certified Late Nights a lbum.
Eventually, he became more interested in releasing music of his own, a tough sell in a hyper-competitive, cold-hearted industry. “I was pushing people my solo music and getting a friendly ignore,” Coby explains. “They don’t want to harshly disrespect me, they’d just brush me off.”