Chin Injeti springs ahead while glancing backward with his romantically retro single and video Yuh — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Featuring Iman Wamboi on lead vocals, Yuh infuses the Grammy and Juno-winning producer’s passion for soul,funk and boogie music into a fresh setting. “I was trying to elicit the feeling of springtime and endless possibilities,” Injeti shares. “Something that could usher in the feeling of seasons changing; I think we achieved this with Iman Wamboi’s voice and her overall vibe as a creator.”
The soothing cut combines vintage samples with contemporary sonics to create a time-spanning experience. Yuh samples a Galanti organ as well as Casio Bossa Nova drums, both prominent sounds in producer’s synth libraries during the ’80s. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Stereolab & The Style Council,” Injeti explains. “I wanted to make a track that was charming and reminiscent of samba with a light-hearted Casio Drum feel.”
Injeti is a key player in the established music culture we all know and love. His career took off in the ’90s when he fronted Canadian R&B group Bass is Base, whose hit Funkmobile earned him a Juno for Best R&B Record, a MuchMusic Video Award and SOCAN‘s Songwriter of the Year prize. Following Bass is Base, Injeti spent his time creating, touring and performing with The Fugees, The Roots, Jamiroquoi, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and many more.
Honing his production skills, Injeti soon found himself behind the mixing board with DJ Khalil, crafting hits for Dr. Dre, Eminem, Drake, Pink, Aloe Blacc, The Clipse, Lecrae, K’Naan and others. His work has earned multiple Juno nominations and countless credits on Grammy-winning gold and platinum albums.