Lose - M. Rumbi x Iyanah x BasicCity
A producer, sometimes singer, occasional rapper and everyday creative from Nairobi, Kenya, currently residing in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Songwriter M. Rumbi mixes his inspiration and experience to blend genres and ideas both instrumentally and lyrically. Intertwining his love and influences of indie and jazz-influenced music he strives to create songs that need to be felt. Having moved around a lot, one constant in his life was music. From an avid listener to an enthusiastic music producer, M. Rumbi is constantly creating and pushing himself and this shows itself with his consistent releases. In November 2020 he released a 4-track EP titled “Not All That” to positive reviews with it being featured in various blogs and magazines across the continent. “Not All That is a cleverly written and compiled EP that takes you first through a rollercoaster of talented lyricism, and then raw emotion and a stellar production quality.” says Mwesh Mwandishi of Tangaza Magazine. With a sonic shift in 2021 M. Rumbi has taken a step back to his roots, with a slower, more minimal sound. On this shift, he stated, “This is where I started and it’s a type of music I’ve always wanted to make and I finally feel like I can make it so I am”. This has been further deepened by his releases across 2022, with songs like “Less”, “Saviour” and “Let Go” being of significant note. M. Rumbi’s EP “A.Ms” that dropped on the 27th August 2021. It was released to positive reception and now has over 7,000 streams on Spotify. As of 2022 he has been pursuing a passion project which has seen him release over 15 songs with musicians from all over the world. Specifically standout are his single “More/Less” which now has 40,000 streams on spotify. The project has seen the creative seamlessly shifting his production and writing to cater for the various artists. "Self", M. Rumbi’s latest release was dropped on the 16th of December, a collaboration between Iyanah Kiragu, a creative and singer-songwriter from Kenya, and award-winning creative duo BasicCity.
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