Hold yourself tight! Our new premiere is nothing but a giant stream of groovy awesomeness which will make you move your body instantly.
Meet Alex Mankoo AKA Holy '57 - a London-based producer whose electro-infused groove is simply put... spectacular. "Bombay - Nairobi - London (Repeater)" is this giant sound-fist of soul which slowly builds up into something absolutely powerful and then... the beauty of dynamics simply kicks in. That drop towards the end of the track is a showcase of musicianship on an out-of-this-world-level.
In times when all we need is soul, "Bombay - Nairobi - London (Repeater)" is the perfect remedy. In addition to Holy '57's vision, props goes to Will Lyons (trumpet), Matthew Ludford-king (trombone) and Mark Tomlinson (drums). Hit the play button, feel the energy flowing.
In case you wonder who's behind that vocal sample - that's Alex's granme. The track revolves around her experience migrating from India to Nairobi and then to London. When it comes to the inspiration for the song, the UK producer shares:
“I originally wrote the song with lyrics and a vocal melody at the forefront, but as I wrote more of the mini-album, I fell more in love with this idea that this audio narrative could be the primary vocal feature of the song. I like how it isn’t always totally audible too, and becomes another instrument in the mix.
I remember when I first heard [New York hip-hop group] Ratking’s Wiki93 EP, it has this 20 minute interview with NY-based Chinese-Korean filmmaker Christine Choy as the final track, and I just thought that was so bold, and I said ‘I want to do something like that.’ So this is sort of my attempt at fusing that with my songwriting.”
The song will be featured on his upcoming mini-album titled L scheduled for October 13th. Stay tuned for more!