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Hear Brooklyn Shanti's 'Something Beautiful,' featuring Bollywood star Evelyn Sharma

Brooklyn Shanti

(Carolina Iwow)

Producer Nathan Nabin Laskar, aka Brooklyn Shanti, is on an ambitious quest to unite hip-hop, dance music, and a patchwork of styles from across the globe. So far he’s doing a bang-up job, forging connections with a diverse group of important acts like Afrika Bambaataa, Major Lazer, Karsh Kale, Camp Lo, and Jahdan Blakkamoore.

Laskar’s latest album, Bedstuyle (out Sept. 9 on Someplace Called Brooklyn), is a tribute to Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, where the North Carolina native currently lives—and where Biggie, Jay-Z, and Mos Def all grew up. For the single “Something Beautiful” he offers a spacey, string-laden trip-hop beat topped by ethereal vocals from Bollywood star Evelyn Sharma. We’ve got an exclusive first listen of the track:

Originally posted August 12 2014 — 12:22 PM EDT

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