Like we were saying yesterday, the fusion of glitch and lyrical, conscious hip-hop is on the rise; which, of course, makes us indescribably happy. Especially when we can be the avenue that brings this wonderful music directly to your ears! Without further ado, we give you Mr. Jennings & Brooklyn Shanti‘s collaborative work: ‘Mumtaz’. The production glitters and gleams, with soft guitar riffs and string plucks adding a nostalgic warmth to the vibe. The bass is bouncy and driving, perfectly complementing Shanti’s thought-provoking vocals. There’s a distinctly sun-soaked feeling that arises from this tune and summer feels closer upon every listen.
Now, ready for a fun fact? This collaboration is actually a remix of a remix: Brooklyn Shanti recently put together a revised edition of his album Bedstuyle featuring remixes & edits from both himself and staples of the underground bass music scene like Dubvirus and Subatomica. Mr. Jennings‘ submission so tickled Shanti’s fancy that a re-imagining of the tune with lyrics became a necessity. You can listen for yourself after the jump; be sure to grab the exclusive free download if you like what you’re hearing! Also, the full stream of Bedstuyle Remixed can be found here.
To top everything off, there’s even a visual element to this stellar composition. Check out the official music video for ‘Mumtaz’ below.