Kumail - Without You

  • Funkadelic manoeuvres from a rising Indian producer.
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  • When DJing, Mumbai-based artist Kumail goes hard on breaks, hip-hop and varying shades of atmospheric electro. His productions, however, reveal an entirely different facet of his musical sensibilities. Drawing on jazzy beats, disco and R&B, his arrangements are an exploration of feel-good soul and his latest offering—a double A-side single—delves deeper into this warm sound. "Without You" is a honeyed cut of lo-fi boogie featuring wavering synth lines, retro effects and lingering vocals that channel early Dâm-Funk. Staying true to Kumail's hip-hop influences, these are loose and light rhythms that emit a carefree '80s vibe.