Bastard Jazz set to release first single from Mumbai producer, Kumail's upcoming full length, Yasmin, due out November 8th.
"Pay attention: there’s something going in music at the intersection of the beat scene, hip–hop, jazz, R&B, and soul." Afropunk
"22-year-old Mumbai-based producer Kumail Hamid is one producer whose music can be heard at any point of the day, in any mood, and be guaranteed to experience a sense of joy and calm." Red Bull
"[Kumail] combines bass, spectral vocals and atmospheric sounds to create his own." Elle India
Kumail is a musician, producer, performing artist Mumbai, India. Over the last four years, he has ascended to the very top of India’s burgeoning culture of electronic music on two parallel paths - as a gifted musician and bandleader drawing expansive canvases of rhythm, texture and emotion, and as a roughneck DJ notorious for breaking ankles. Having started off plunging deep into lo-fi ambient electronica, Those paths have led him to a DJ set at Dimensions Festival 2018 in Croatia, a string of several live festival dates across India, and extensive touring across the country. In the past, he has shared the stage with the likes of Shigeto, Four Tet, DJ Koze, Teebs, Ratatat, Mount Kimbie and Kutmah, and been featured on Boiler Room, Sofar Sounds and COLORS.
‘Same Shit’ features critically acclaimed Los Angeles singer and rapper Pink Siifu who has collaborated with Mndsgn, Def Sound and Jeremiah Jae among others. This blazing single marks a major shift in Kumail’s trajectory as an artist. The lead single off his forthcoming album ‘Yasmin’, (on Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings) marks a significant departure from the lo-fi meditative electronica of his early online mixtapes towards R&B and soul-drenched palettes that could only come from the West Coast - in this case from both the United States and India. The cross-continent collaboration cements Kumail’s bid for a place in the vanguard of modern neo-soul and hip-hop from around the world. A sign of more of hook-driven slow-jams to come from ‘Yasmin’, projected to release winter 2019.
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