Despite their divergent musical taste, they quickly realized they shared a creative synergy.
They became flat mates and started writing songs, framing Dickens' throaty, sanguine vocals and earthy melodies with Khaste's grayscale soundscapes.
Conversely, the Iran-born, Dubai-raised Khaste had been drawn early on to avant-garde electronica and icy synth-based productions.
The pair first met in London in 2012 after Khaste's then band popped into the diner where Dickens was working.
He believes that if a person can sing, it doesn’t matter what song it is. This sensual singer even makes the Humpty Dumpty song sound sexy. My mother tried to warn me, but I was foolish and determined. When I heard “My First Love” by Rene Moore and Angela Winbush (1983), I knew this was the song I wanted to record.
He gave homage to Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross, also stating that now a days.... The internet is over-saturated and “real original music” is undervalued (not like back in the day). That lady broke my heart and I shared it with people…and everyone wanted to hear about it. I recorded with Keke Wyatt, I knew we had the perfect collaboration and chemistry for this classic.
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