Her iridescent way with a melody hits a savvy sweet spot, while the weight of dusty garage beats anchor her cosmic R&B with groove and authenticity.
So far, her sparse, yet impeccable, output has hinted at a precocious new talent that's been brought up on a healthy diet of house, bass and garage.
Last autumn's debut Mystic Places / Lights 12-inch (for Kassem Mosse’s Ominira label) blended gossamer melodies with plunging basslines and raw drum patterns to maximum effect.
It was an impressive calling card that brought all the blogs a-knocking.
For her new release - the 19 Jewels EP - the NTS-DJ-turned-producer has hooked with boutique UK label No Pain in Pop. And, across its four tracks, 19 Jewels exhibits much of the promise of Nabihah's earlier release.
Drawing on a diverse template, from African rhythms to the grimy electronica of the London soundscape, she has again created an abstract outline that allows space for her found sounds and ambient noises.
Ahead of its release on 19 May, she will perform at Café Oto, London, alongside Torn Hawk – a Brooklyn based sonic auteur whose equally arresting sound has brought him international acclaim. The pairing on 8 May will see the grit of Nabiyhah's London-centric sound go head to head with Torn Hawk's decayed East Coast techno.
To say that British beats are at the forefront of electronic music right now is no understatement - and it’s all down to homegrown producers like Throwing Shade, who are unafraid to push their musical alchemy to new heights...