It's been a little while since we've done an "Introducing" post but we got a gem of a submission in the inbox the other night that more than warrants one. Shav & Mentos are two Colgate University freshman who linked up to create an interesting duo. Aaron Mentos and Keshav Garg were randomly roomed together at Colgate University. The freshmen produced a 5 song EP titled “The Circus Room” in their first year together, which is set to release within the next week. The pair wrote their first single, ‘Carelessly,’ on the first day that they met at Colgate. Shav’s singing and guitar works perfectly with Mentos’ rap and bass. The two grew up playing live instruments, and being influenced by multiple genres of music. Mentos grew up performing as a bassist in his dad's reggae band, "Mentos and the New Horizon Band".
Shav & Mentos have a really unique sound, they seamlessly blend several genres like hip-hop, reggae, and soul and they put their rapping and singing over all live instruments. Shav's voice has a Jason Mraz quality to it that blends perfectly with Mentos flow. This is a group that you're definitely going to want to check out. Give their tracks a listen below and be on the lookout for their entirely original The Circus Room EP dropping soon. Enjoy.