Zimbabwean-born, London-based artist Shumba Maasai gifts us with magical visuals for his latest single ‘Composure’. The track has been making waves after being premiered live on Boiler Room last year and available on NTF.
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Combined with the thunderous bass and Shumba’s conviction, this makes for a dark yet playful record. Receiving a first play from the legendary Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6, as well as play-listing on grassroots radio stations like Reprezent Radio, No Signal and Rinse FM.
The video sees Shumba in a club surrounded by African drummers, plants and community elder Asheber of The Afrikan Revolution in a dark club creating a metaphor for the influences in Shumba’s life. The video is directed by Alfe Bandzouzii of Colaltium studio , shot in the iconic East London venue Moth club in super slow motion – the visual gives us more context to this amazing record.
This release builds on Shumba’s steadily growing momentum, following from his appearance on Theon Cross’ album Intra-I, and a string of singles including ‘Top Boyz’ with producer Hurricane, and collaboration with south London jazz collective Steam Down on ‘Can’t Hold Me Back’.
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Shumba is a true innovator with a promising future – receiving recognition as Reprezent Radio’s Ones To Watch 2021 and garnering radio support from the likes of Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Mary Anne Hobbs on 6 Music and Tone’s Diaspora Distins on Worldwide FM.