West London soul singer Himal is one of the new acts that you're gonna need to have on your checklist for 2012. At least based on his official debut single, "Makin' Moves" which is out now as a free download / video and can be heard above. I like when modern soul music and hip-hop meets on a common level and that's exactly what Himal brings here with a deep bassline and gliding rhodes underlining the vocalist's performance. The smooth beat is delivered by French producer Kensaye with extra hip-hop flavor added by turntable work courtesy of Mr. Dex. London is definitely on the rise on the soul scene for 2012 with some knocking music as we' got Josh Osho and now Himal to look forward to in the new year. Download @ Bandcamp.
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