Chasing Paper / Beautiful Things is the latest release from producer Blacksmif, real name Yemi.
Blacksmif's music is the result of a youth spent growing up in South London surrounded my a melting pot of music - from jazz, R&B and gospel initially through to garage, drum & bass and dubstep in his teens. Having previously focused on a producer role, on Chasing Paper and Beautiful Things Blacksmif provides vocals for the first time.
Both songs are surprisingly heartfelt. Chasing Paper is a collage of warm US House and IDM inspired sounds. A soft drum beat propels the track whilst layered synths create a warm duvet of sound. Blacksmif's vocals are delicately and honestly delivered, creating a dreamy soundscape.
Beautiful Things is more angular in feel. Slow dubstep-style rhythms punctuate the track as steel drums and oversized synth patterns create a contrasting sense of the clinical and organic.
Blacksmif has lots of talent on show on this focused release and it sounds like we can expect more in the coming months.
Chasing Paper / Beautiful Things is released through Shining Path on 13 July. Listen to Chasing Paper below: