On their upcoming Studio 7 EP rising London-based DJ/production duo Toyboy & Robin (Toyin Mustapha & Rob Drake) pay homage to their soulful roots on “Like A Shadow,” a sweet jam we’re elated to premiere to the world.
Fronted by songstress Robyn Sherwell, their latest and greatest reflects the wealth of R&B and hip-hop they soaked up growing up in the ’90s and early ’00s.
“It all came together pretty organically,” they tell us about their collabo. “We were big fans of Robyn Sherwell, who handles vocals on the track, and were really excited/lucky enough to get in the studio with her. Ourselves and Robyn started it from scratch when we were in the session and just kind went with the flow with it all. We were all pretty keen to make something that felt natural to us so hopefully we succeeded with that.”
What’s next on the horizon for these talented lads? Plenty!
“We’re currently working on and finishing off a load of material we’re hoping to drop later on in the summer, as well as a couple of remixes that should be dropping too, before festival season kicks off for us.”
Hit the play button below, and say hello to your summer deep-house anthem of 2015.
Toyboy & Robin’s Studio 7 EP is released May 25, 2015 via Big Beat Records. Catch the guys at Carbon in Dublin on May 16, Amusement 13 in Birmingham, UK on May 23 and Common People in Southampton, UK on May 24.
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