London based production duo, Streets Made Innovators, consist of Leon Vandol (Vandol) and James Carn (Carnage). The pair met by chance through a neutral friend in 2012 – at the time Vandol was producing under the name S.M.I by himself but always felt that more was needed in order to take the current sound to the next level. Carnage was gigging as a guitarist in and around London, as well as working as a session musician. Instantly hitting it off, the pair hit the studio for a jamming session – the first of many to follow.
S.M.I’s new single, “Morning Light” is a funky dance track with toe-tapping beat that compels you to leap out of your chair. It’s got a vocal track that could just as easily come from Motown as London town, and is reminiscent of Nile Rodgers. Indeed, their style is stripped-down funk with Soul, Jazz and Rock influences.