Infinity Ink make their much-anticipated return with the incredibly soulful offering ‘Rushing Back’, the first track from their debut album. Featuring mesmerizing vocals from Rinse FM host, international singer-songwriter and DJ Yasmin, the record also comes with two remixes provided by respectively Fuse resident Seb Zito and prolific producer Brett Johnson.
Luca Cazal explains that the track was “initially written as an instrumental”, but after meeting with Yasmin, the song evolved. “We started jamming on the drums with an MPC sampler and ended up with a more ‘garagey’ beat. Yasmin and Ali wrote the lyrics, along with the vocal melody in only a couple of hours.”
The original cut of ‘Rushing Back’ opens with warm, melodic synths layered against strings and Yasmin’s effortless vocal, unified by a heady bassline. Seb Zito ups the pace, adding a wobbling bassline, deft FX processing and choice vocal extracts, culminating in a prime-time roller. Brett Johnson deploys rich and old-school tinged synths, driving drum patterns and hypnotic pads on his take, one prepped for those hazy, early hours.
Long-time friends and collaborators, Ali Love and Luca Cazal (a.k.a. Infinity Ink) have cultivated a strong working relationship over the years, visible in their output on esteemed labels such as Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels. They’ve produced alongside some of the industry’s most sought after names, including Roisin Murphy, The Chemical Brothers, Robert Owens and Justice, taking their sound global across Europe, the U.S.A., South America and farther afield. Yasmin has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Pharrell, Gorgon City and Major Lazer. As well as being an international recording artist and having hits in the U.K. Top 40, she holds down a regular slot on Rinse FM.