Yemi - Time Is Now White Vol.13
Release Date: 25th March 2022
Emerging DJ and producer Yemi brings the soulful groovers to the Time Is Now white label series.
Having already received support from the likes of UKG mainstays Sammy Virji, Conducta and Smokey Bubblin' B during his relatively youthful career, Yemi is certainly an artist to watch. For justification, look no further than the vibrant, uplifting 6-track EP which combines luscious vocals and blissful piano chords to create a sound which is at once nostalgic and fiercely forward-facing.
Its two opening tracks get things off to a buoyant start, with a bouncing 4x4 rhythm and the syrup-smooth vocals of emerging artist and long-time friend, Bria Keely. Pair these with rattling bongos on "Never Let You Go" and the gleeful trumpets of "Smooth Talkin" and you have two tracks which make it impossible to keep still.
"My Heart" welcomes a change in mood with a loose two-step swing and moody vocals: a track made for the feels. But before you get too self-indulgent, the deep bass grooves of "Soul Food" bring the energy right back and "Tension"'s euphoric piano chords leave things on an ecstatic high.
A1 Yemi feat. Bria - Never Let You Go
A2 Yemi feat. Bria - Smooth Talkin'
A3 Yemi - Smooth Talkin' (Instrumental)
B1 Yemi - My Heart
B2 Yemi - Soul Food
B3 Yemi - Tension