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‘Never Wanted To Be’ is a collaboration between multi-genre artists atsou, Umami and Djupa Hav, featuring three tracks demonstrating the wealth of experience between these artists. Madorasindahouse’s atsou, who has played a significant role in the Afro House genre for the past few years, makes his debut on the label alongside the rock, jazz and electronic-influenced duo Umami, who have seen their previous releases on Human by Default getting critical acclaim by DJs and dance floors around the world. And tagging along are Djupa Hav, with their first-time contribution to the label, who provided the vocals and lyrics for the songs.
Another diverse tracklist handpicked by the Bedouin pair, each offering features the ethereal beats and sweeping acoustic soundscapes which have made the Human By Default trademark. Title-track ‘Never Wanted To Be’ combines a mysterious vocal, a pulsing bassline, and laid-back, rhythmic drum work. ‘Water’ follows suit amongst shifting percussive layers, a sung arpeggio and ghostly synths. Then with its dub version, ‘Serial Offender’ moves through a mesh of strung, organic melodies, delicate bass pads and sleek production.
‘Never Wanted To Be’ from atsou, Umami & Djupa Hav is out now on Bedouin’s Human By Default – buy HERE