Production ace IAMNOBODI has got a debut album in the works, and we couldn't be more excited. The German beatsmith is a master at crafting warm, lush grooves laced with hip hop thumps and a Sunday's worth of chill. As a preview of the aural awesomeness to come, he recently dropped one of the album's tracks, "Deeper."
Featuring singer/songwriter/producer Emmavie, the hypnotic ballad is a melodic ode to a lover. The track starts almost at a whisper, employing synth effects and an altered vocal sample before the songstress covers us with the warmth of her voice. IAMNOBODI adds just the right amount of drums for a heavy bump that begs for a good bodyroll. The alluring lilt and nuanced phrasing of Emmavie's vocals may prompt some comparisons to fellow Londoner, Marsha Ambrosius. But Em's talent speaks for itself and complements IAMNOBODI's composition so well that we found ourselves wishing the song was longer.
Take a listen to the steamy groove below, and stay tuned to our pages for more on IAMNOBODI's debut. In the meantime, check out his previous offerings on Bandcamp, and nod your head to "Dough," Emmavie's recent contribution to NANG's Ralph Hardy Presents: Growing Pains.