Chin Injeti fuses his love of ’80s funk and boogie music with a modern twist that encapsulates a unique yet nostalgic feeling, captivating his fans.
In the music industry, Chin has had a decorated career in songwriting and producing with/for many household names. In the ’90s, he fronted Bass is Base, which had fans all over the world and garnered him a deal with Universal Music and Island Records in the United States. During that time, the group won a Juno Award for best R&B record, a Much Music Video Award for a song called “Funkmobile,” and Chin was awarded ‘Songwriter of the Year’ from SOCAN. This was just the beginning of Chin’s success.
Once Bass of Base came to an end, Chin spent years creating, touring, and performing all over North America with the likes of The Fugees, The Roots, Jamiroquai, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and so many more. Chin learned the craft of carving out frequencies and the importance of an impactful lyric and melody.
In the last year, Chin has re-ignited his artist career, releasing music under his name once again. He’s a force of nature, an inspiration, a teacher, mentor, leader, innovator, singer and multi-instrumentalist, writer, collaborator, student, and yes, Icon.
Discussing the new song, Injeti states:
“‘Make You Understand’ was inspired by a melody I put on TikTok that I then sampled with daysormay. The title is about trying to make someone see you for what’s really happening in your life. Stylistically, the production is all about dynamics on and off/loud and soft in order for the lyrics to shine through.
“A lot of the album has to do with self-realization. I’m hoping to convey to listeners that none of us are alone. I feel that since the last record I’ve grown in a spiritual way. I put the feelings before everything on this record.”
During that time, Chin perfected his craft, working behind the board. He then teamed up with DJ Khalil, with whom he made music with and for the likes of Dr Dre, Eminem, Drake, Pink, Aloe Blacc, The Clipse, Lecrae, K’Naan, and so many other artists. During this time, Chin received multiple awards, including three Grammys and two Juno Awards. Injeti’s impact on music has slowly taken shape, with millions of records sold going Gold and Platinum.
Chin Injeti’s cathartic new album, VESSELS: Volume Three, was inspired by the art of collaboration and made through conversations and friendships. Produced mostly by Injeti aside from daysormay (who features on “Make You Understand,” the record’s focus track), a lot of the tracks deal with self-realization and remind its listeners that no one is truly alone.