When BenZel jumped on the scene in 2012 with their production for Jessie Ware’s Brownstone cover (and ultimately her last album), fans were surprised to see she’d tapped a previously unheard of talent, but even more stunned to read they were teenagers. Whether Osaka-born Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe’s bio is an absolute truth, one thing is certain: they sure know how to make a modern R&B hit. This time they enlisted rap veteran Juicy J (of Three 6 Mafia fame) and the Norwegian electronic DJ Cashmere Cat for “Four“—a perfect combination of gritty hip-hop (both vocally and lyrically) and smoothed out beats.
BenZel: Four (feat. Juicy J + Cashmere Cat)