Sevdaliza (Teheran, Iran) is an autodidactic singer, songwriter, director
and composer. Her creations contrast husky vocals with cutting strings and bass
lines setting an enigmatic mood. Born in Iran and residing in the Netherlands,
the 28-year-old has made quite the impression with her consistent release of
audiovisual experiences. Sevdaliza’s melancholic visceral voice floats over beds
of thumping triphop dubs, married with classical harmonies. Rhythmic tensions
build slowly into chaotic climaxes. Her work has been described as "genrebending",
drawing on various genres including electronic, punk, triphop, grime
and the avant-garde.
Her writing, influenced by greater novelists, has a philosophical questioning
character; subjects like gender diversification and perception of emotion are
strongly present. Masculine and feminine energy blend harmonically within. Sevdaliza plays with the simulation of identities and fantasies that can hardly be distinguished from reality. Creating a world where everything is possible. To Sevdaliza, expression comes forward in designing every detail in sound and imagery. Her music is charged with demanding energy and consists an enormous amount of dynamics. It portrays a porcelain yet deep fullness. Her creations attracted worldwide attention. She self-released her internationally acclaimed debut EP “The Suspended Kid and the follow-up “Children of Silk”. Both EP’s were well received worldwide with the likes of international press and fans. Meanwhile, her music has been synced on the runway and on screen for film and TV. Her latest releases were the single "Human", the groundbreaking 3D animation for 'That Other Girl and the release of her short feature film ‘The Formula”. For her debut album ISON, she brings her ultimate fantasy to life. Sevdaliza’s debut LP is set to release in 2017.
In the true spirit of music discovery, Sasha Marie builds sounds to introduce layered moods and inspire feeling. With a thoughtful and delicate approach to life, this kind and genuine soul serves as a central point in Southern California for bringing community together through soundscapes.
A deep rooted love of music instilled from an early age by her father, Sasha Marie draws on influences from every side of the musical ecosystem; from Django Reinhardt to Flying Lotus, MIA to Billie Holiday and back to MF Doom.
Jazz sensibility fused with innate soul and DJ party rocker insight, Sasha Marie is poised to spread the Sound of Tomorrow through her own unique, well-thought out method. Keeping good company nearby, Ms. Marie has already had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Dam Funk, Mr. Carmack, Esta, SoSuperSam, Sango, Waldo, Goldlink and many more.
Los Angeles Native Justin Hill aka SwearxxxWords has been a connoisseur of the Arts since childhood, traveling and exploring the world through Photography. After hearing Basment Jaxx' "Jus 1 Kiss" live in Paris in 1998, he was hooked on House Music. Blessed by the Dalai Lama in 2001, his tireless Journey of the Arts continued throughout the last decade, and has all led up to this Album.
The LP has been craftfully dubbed, "Electro-Indie-Soul" by Flavia of Angel Dust